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

Fully insured

First aid trained

DBS/police checked

Local Authority Licensed

No pack walking

Competitively priced

I have known Jacqui for many years and was so happy for her (and my dog!) when she told me about her new business. Jacqui is professional, reliable and incredibly caring of all animals. I can’t think of anyone who would be better suited to look after other people’s pets. I look forward to using her services soon and seeing her business thrive.

 

Vic and Wilson Longmore

Worcestershire

We have known Jacqui for a few years now and prior to her starting her business, our Golden Retriever Daisy has stayed with her and her own Goldies on a couple of occasions.  She always has a wonderful time enjoying long walks, comfortable accommodation and lots of love and attention.  We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jacqui and For Our Love of Pets as a great place for your dogs to stay or if you just need some help with dog walking.
Catherine, Edward and Daisy Bagnall

Cotswolds

A passion for pets

We know how hard it is to get the right care for pets when you work full time or when you are going on holiday.  Everyone at For Our Love of Pets has the same passion as I do and has a real love of animals having owned dogs, cats and a variety of other pets for many years.

Exceptional care

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.

Working Together

We will work with you to understand your preferences, and more importantly, your pets’ preferences, to ensure the care and attention you provide is a seamless transition for them when they are in our care.

Industry Membership

We are members of the Pet Industry Federation which provides a quality assurance to businesses in the pet care sector.

 

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The essentials

Our dog walkers and home boarders are canine first aid trained and we are DBS/police checked.

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Insured and Licensed

We have fully comprehensive insurance cover and all our dog boarders are Local Authority Licensed.