Joined: December 2012

Based in: Hackney E5

“I have lived in London most of my life, and I believe that I understand many of the special problems of pet owners in an urban environment.

I have always been in contact with animals, large and small. As a child we had a big garden, and I was always on the lookout for injured birds, stray cats, hedgehogs, grass snakes, and as many waifs and strays as my long suffering parents could tolerate. We kept rabbits; my mother bred Siamese cats, and we had a delightful “bitsa” dog for several years. My great love during my teenage years were horses and donkeys, but university put a hold on my keeping animals for a few years, although I still pet sat for other people

. I finally ended up in Hackney, where I have lived for some 35 years, and needless to say, I had to have contact with animals. I looked after school pets during the summer holidays, fed and wintered several strays, inherited a lame budgie called Claudius; and finally was adopted by a gorgeous white cat who lived with us for 18 years, followed by 2 of the most endearing ginger toms you have ever met.

One of the most important things I found was that when I was away I worried more about them than anything else, and that was where this company came into its own, with caring, compassionate and very professional carers, who I knew I could trust. They inspired me to want to support other pet owners, and I promise that I will care for all your precious pets as if they were my own.”