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Pet sitting and dog walking new to Barrow Upon Humber and close surrounding areas.    Email us here

Due to the expanding and successful Scrufts to Krufts dog grooming studio and listening to our customers wants and needs we have decided to cover pet sitting and dog walking to help our customers out whilst they are at work or going away for the weekend and also full holiday weeks.

The thought of dropping their dogs and cats off at the local kennels and cattery fills some with dread.

What if its noisy and this encourages my dog to pick up bad habits?

What if a nasty dog keeps challenging my dog and this makes him nasty?

Do the kennel staff actually give my dog any attention or is he just a number?

Will my dog be walked? Or even to heel as I have trained him?

Unfortunately no-one can guarantee what measures are taken or can tell you exactly what has gone on whilst you have been away. I know from studying kennel and cattery management in 1995-97 and managing 3 different local kennels single handedly (over 30 dogs) that it is a business at the end of the day and you can not be in all places at all the same time. Every breed of dog should be treated uniquely to their own characters and instincts, not all staff will have breed knowledge and understand this, such as dominance tendencies and how important correct handling in new situation socialisation is on young or little dogs.

A beloved pet and the hours of training you have put in can be wrecked in one weekend by lack of education. So this is where we come in to keep everyone's stress level down...

 

What we do, how we help and what we charge!

Daytime Dog walking - For the working household of 1-2 dogs that can be walked together. They will be walked to heel on a short lead with no interaction with other animals and never let off the lead. Should the walk be wanted to include large grassy areas, an extendible lead built for 40 kg's dogs can be carried with us for any ball play and fun stimulation games. We will cater the walk entirely as you wish him or her to be walked so any training will be carried out at the same time. This is charged by the hour at £8.50 if you book 2 or more walks per week. Once per week or one off walks are £10 per hour. All feaces will be collected and disposed off wherever we exercise.

Cat visiting - £6-8 per visit for 1-2 cats. This includes feeding, changing their water, emptying litter trays and fussing your cat. Takes approximately 45 mins to 1 hour.  If you don't have a cat flap then please tell us your cats routine for letting in and out to keep things as normal as possible for them.

Small pets staying with us here - Rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, small fish tanks, birds and reptiles can come and stay with us here in their own bedroom or outside in our draughtproof shed with good ventilation. £4 per day with all cleaning and handling (except hamster handling as they always bite me)

Holiday help or leaving your house for 24 hours  - 1 to 2 Dogs left at home as an alternative to boarding kennels.

This can be tailored to your existing routine and tweaked at intervals to break up the day and evening. For example; the most popular option is visiting 3 times per day:

3 Times: Arriving early around 7 am to let them out to have a pee/poop and give a fuss, breakfast & 20 mins walk = approx. 1 hour.  Approximately 2 pm Early afternoon relief break = approx. 30 mins. 3rd visit around 8.30 pm - Evening relief break with giving fuss and tea, quick brush if needed and cleaning up after ourselves & 20 min walk = 1 hour. This service is £22 per day for all 3 visits.  (please add £10 if you would like a full hour of dog walking including on top of this package)

Twice: Low maintenance dogs or dogs with access to outside/toilet facilities can be happy with our basic service. Great for if you have to travel down to the other side of the Country or going to be out all day long and home early hours. Arriving early morning to let them out to have a pee/poop and give a fuss, breakfast & 20 mins walk = approx. 1 hour. 2nd visit around 8.30 pm - Evening relief break with giving fuss and tea, quick brush if needed and cleaning up after ourselves & 20 min walk = 1 hour. This service is £15 per day.  (please add £10 if you would like a full hour of dog walking including on top of this package)

Once: You've been called out to work or away just for the day and you just need them checking on or letting out for a pee/poop stop, includes a 20 min short controlled walk. £8.50 =  45 mins to 1 hour of attention.

 

We are CRB checked, have B-Tec First Diploma in Animal Care, National Certificate in Animal Care, have all Dog Grooming Certificates, we show kennel club registered dogs, we race sled dogs, do Cani-x running with our dogs, take our dogs abroad on the Pets Passport scheme, judge dogs at Open show level, we have obedience & ALL FOUR American titles on my own working dogs. We can help you and you can be confident your pet is in safe hands.

Please just leave your easily identified keys with us -  post through our door.

Please exclude the rooms we need to walk through off your house alarm! We don't want the code or need to go in any other rooms.  Advanced bookings highly desired and return customers will always get priority.

Should you live outside of Barrow Upon Humber there will be extra costs purely for fuel expenses, of which I will then take the overall mileage for the duration of the holiday and charge per mile as an average to keep the costs down and be fair to all parties.

Free-lance mobile kennel & cattery manager: Independent self-employed kennel management staff available to boarding kennels, catteries and breeding/show kennels.  We can be employed to run your establishment for holiday relief cover for up to 2 weeks anywhere in the UK to your exact specification. We will run the business exactly as you wish and carry on taking bookings in your absence so you can walk straight back into how you left it. We possess IBT 2, RSA Wordprocessing levels 1,2 & 3, Sage Accounts 1,2 and advanced (with payroll) so your office will also be safe. We will record all conversations in person and over the telephone into a hard back folder and provide a second book with all financial dealings for your return. POA for 24 hour working at your site. All potential weeks have been filled till June 2016. Please email for further information.

 

 

 

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