Meet the team

Our Homesitters team has a wide range of pet experience:

Alan Irvine
Alan has had pets mostly dogs throughout his life. He rode over many years competing in point to points and evented. Today Alan and his family have three dogs, a Basset Hound called Morgan and two Scottish Terriers called Coco and Ella (pictured below), all girls and very much adored family pets.

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Liz Coleman

Benjamin Irvine

Since childhood Ben has looked after at one point or another, dogs (Cocker Spaniels, Scottish Terriers, Basset Hounds), rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice and fish both tropical and fresh water. Also a keen horse rider who has competed over many years. He now owns an English Toy Terrier called Sasha & Faith (pictured below).

Rebecca Irvine

As long as Rebecca can remember, she has always had family pets. Her passion during her early years and teens was horse riding. She now owns a Miniature Dachshund called Mia (pictured below).

Kathryn Cockell

Brought up with a cat and Dachshund, Kathryn has since had two hamsters in more recent years and a tropical fish tank for many years. Kathryn adopted a Chocolate Lab who came to her at 2 years old and lived until the grand old age of 16! Presently, Kathryn owns Ozzie, a Working Cocker Spaniel (pictured below). 

Sarah Young
Sarah grew up helping out on a friend’s farm; until recently she currently shares her home with Willow (pictured below), a Norwegian Forest Cat who loves to sit out in the rain. She has also cared for 5 dogs (1 Deer Hound, 1 Greyhound, 1 Terrier, 2 Saluki), goats and 4 Maine Coon cats.  

Gill Meager

Lifelong animal lover but passionate about cats. Currently shares life with Lily (pictured below) a 4 year old ‘demanding’ rescue chocolate and cream Burmese.

Heather Reid

Heather coming from Scotland naturally had a West Highland Terrier as her first pet! She shared her life with Eddie (pictured below) a Affenpinscher who apparently thought he is a cat, but has since sadly passed away. 

Louise Boardman
Louise grew up with Springer Spaniels. She recently lost her beloved Bruno a Newfoundland Cross. She is now the proud owner of a new Labrador called Honey (pictured below). 

Jane Tydeman
The proud owner of Ruby, Bertie and Sooty. Bertie (1st picture below) is very lively & great fun to own although as a typical terrier, likes to ignore any form of command & will go off in the opposite direction ' to do something very important' with a little 3 legged skip & hop. He is very kind, gentle & loves to find a hiding place for a snooze. His best friends are his sister Sooty (2nd & 3rd picture below) & our 12 year old Labrador Ruby (4th picture below) who he adores. Sooty is a female Jack Russell who will be 14 months at the end of September 2022. She loves a real rough & tumble with her brother Bertie. Of the two, she is the brave one & has superb hearing, but who wouldn't with those stand up ears. She likes to be on guard all the time & sees it as her job to inform us of any wildlife in the garden. She loves her beach walks & paddling in the little waves. She also adores our 12 year old Labrador Ruby & will often be found curled up with her.

Tara Purser
As a farmer’s wife animals are and always have been a very important part of Tara’s life. Currently she has a German Shorthaired Pointer called Tilly (pictured below) and a Sprocker puppy called Flo. Home is also shared with a silver grey moggie called Molly!

Chloe Boylin

Chloe grew up with a Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Bullseye and two Bearded Dragons. She now live with two very loving Labradors called Hunter and Beau- Beau, who is the princess of the house! and a cat called Atlas. Chloe often cares for family and friends’ dogs whilst they are away.