Why I Started My Pet Care Business
For as long as I can remember I’ve had a real love and passion for all animals, both domestic and those in the wild and for many years I have known that working with animals was meant to be my vocation in life.
I’m Jacqui, founder and owner of For Our Love of Pets. I live with my partner Roger, our the Golden Retrievers, Ella, Bailey (one of Ella’s only litter), our new edition this year, Hudson and our cat Kiki. Between us, we have owned dogs for over 35 years and cats for over 40 years.
Before we had Ella we contemplated for a long time how we could care for a dog whilst working full time but, following many long conversations and lots of consideration we decided it could work if we employed puppy sitters and dog walkers when we had to be in the office. I know first-hand how difficult it is having to leave your pets for any reason so having trusted, caring and professional pet sitters is vital.
I spent many years in a corporate environment providing exceptional customer service to many high level individuals and companies and I decided it was time to combine that service together with my passion for animals to provide the ultimate service to both you and your extended families.
I’ve had a variety of jobs starting with a Saturday job in a shoe store, likely the reason for my passion in shoes – I have cupboards full but now spend my life in Wellies and walking boots! My first full time job was in a small Solicitors office working as Receptionist/Secretary. From there, I spread my wings and moved to Toronto, Canada to become a children’s nanny where I lived for four years. I still view Toronto as my second home. When returning to the UK I went back to law but worked for a larger firm than previously and after a couple of years ended up working for an International firm where I headed up the UK Events Team. I enjoyed my time there but after many years the desire to fulfil my dream to work with animals just became too much to ignore any longer and so For Our Love of Pets was born.
In terms of qualifications so far, I completed the Canine First Responder in primary and secondary care course, I have a Level 2 City & Guilds qualification in the Technical Competence of Dog Walking. I have recently renewed my canine first aid certificate with Dog First Aid and have completed online training in An Introduction to Pet Anxiety and Canine Separation Anxiety with Pet Education & Training, Covid-19 – Disease Control for Pet Professionals, and a competency course for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs, both with the Pet Industry Federation. Further training will be ongoing.
Why Choose For Our Love Of Pets?
Passionate about pets
Professional, committed, exceptionally caring
Free initial consultation for all services
Bespoke and tailored services
First aid trained
Local Authority Licensed
No pack walking
A passion for pets
We pride ourselves on being able to step in to provide exceptional care for your pets when you are unable to, using our passion to provide a professional, high quality caring service.
Our dog walkers and home boarders are canine first aid trained and we are DBS/police checked.