Regrettably I can only take friendly, well socialised, neutered dogs and spayed bitches from 6 months upwards. I may though consider taking younger animals who have been socialised through puppy visits or our walking service and unneutered dogs up to the age of 1 year.
I will visit you for a free consultation session. I ask that all dogs being boarded are booked prior to boarding for a day boarding familiarisation visit to ensure that they will be happy in our environment (this is a condition of my licence). This will also help them to settle more quickly and feel happy in our home without you. In the unlikely event that they are not suitable for home boarding in our environment this will ensure that this is discovered before your departure.
I ask that you provide their usual diet and also a few toys and bedding from home so that they can smell you even if you are away.
Your four legged friend(s) will be truly incorporated into family life with appropriate stimulating exercise for age, fitness and energy levels. You are the experts on your dog's well being and I always welcome your input into how to make your dog's holiday a truly happy experience. The insights you give me will enable me to offer a truly bespoke service for your dog. Mental stimulation will be provided in the form of interactive games, scatter feeds, ball play, lots of toys and of course bags of human love and attention.
Understandably there will be occasions when I need to leave the family home for short periods. Thus far we have always been able to provide cover (my husband works from home or one of my emergency contacts is happy to cover for short periods) but in the unlikely event that I need to leave for a short period, I will ensure that your dog(s) are locked away from other animals unless they are well known to us - not crated (unless this is what they/you prefer).
I will regularly update my Adored Paws Facebook page with pictures to give you added reassurance that your canine family member(s) are having the time of their life so you can get on with having a brilliant, relaxing time!
Home Pet Care Visits
I believe most pets are much happier in their own home whilst their humans are away. My home care visits take place in the early morning (before 9am) and early evening to ensure that feeds are spread evenly during the day mimicking most animals' normal routine.
I will visit your home in my unmarked car - removing magnetic advertising strips (I don't want to let those pesky burglars know you are away) and will feed, give medication if required, change litter, clean out cages etc and give your pet lots of cuddles and love (should they want it). I am also happy to collect up post and open and close curtains, turn lights on and off etc to provide extra security whilst you are away. If you leave house plants grouped together I am also happy to water those too!
Just discuss what you need at your free home visit consultation and I will endeavor to do my best to help! I am DBS (criminal record checked) and have key cover insurance which should give you peace of mind that your house, as well as your pet, is in safe hands.
This is a much more cost effective solution for cat owners than using a cattery as I will look after 3 cats for the same price. Your pet(s) will be happier in their own home and you will have the peace of mind knowing that someone is keeping an eye on the house whilst you are not there. I will regularly update my Adored Paws Pet Services Facebook page with pictures so that you are reassured that your pets are thriving and so that you can fully enjoy your time away without those nagging pangs of guilt.
Doggy Home Day Boarding Session
I will pick up your dog from your home in the morning from about 8.30am (dependent on traffic, number of pick ups etc) and meet up with doggy friends at home. Day boarding dogs are covered by my boarding licence and will therefore co-mingle with my resident dogs and any boarders.
Once home (after the initial excitement of seeing their friends dies down) we will have a little down time and bonding and then it is playtime. Your dog will benefit from company, love and cuddles throughout the day but also the opportunity to just chill so that they still have just enough energy to greet you with joy when you return home. They will really benefit from the extra socialisation with other friendly dogs. If they want time out, I have a quiet area where they can throw up zzzs and snooze dreaming of squirrel catching and rabbit chasing! Play is stimulating using interactive games, scatter games, lots of toys and of course, the doggy favourite, playing and bonding with others.
We will pop out for a good hour's walk too with some of our lunchtime walkers. Walking will take place in local countryside or woodland away from main roads and a different walk will take place each day to provide stimulation.
I will drop dogs home in the afternoon about 2.30 - 3pm, clean and dry and check water etc before I leave them waiting in anticipation for their family's return!
Photos of their exciting day will be uploaded to my Facebook page. I will feed back any issues or concerns directly eg dog didn't seem themselves.
Puppies need that bit of extra love and support and benefit from socialisation from an early age.
I am happy to visit puppies in their home to clean up any accidents, positively reinforce training and give them love and socialisation. I am also happy to give them a trot around the block - it's an exciting world out there - as the earlier they have positive, new experiences, the less it will phase them as they mature into well rounded, friendly, mannered, sociable dogs. I am also happy to bring my very sociable labradoodle with me - he really loves a puppy and changes his behaviour depending on the size/age of the dog! This is great for teaching the little ones that big dogs don't have to be scary!
Puppy visits must be in the local area.