Pet sitting


In general

If you are a pet owner, you are probably reluctant to use kennels, catteries or other boarding establishments. Vets advise that pets are creatures of habit.  They are happiest and healthiest when life is comfortable and straightforward with no surprises. Cats and dogs in particular may worry when owners disappear and can suffer from separation anxiety during a stay in kennels or a cattery. 


A dogs' natural instinct when a member of their pack goes away is to guard the territory until they return .  Being separated from both the territory and the pack can result in significant separation anxiety presenting in symptoms such as pining, loss of appetite, gnawing, kennel cough and diarrhoea. 

Domestic cats

Cats may appear to be very independant but they too are territorial animals, attached to their home environment and frightened of unfamiliar places and smells.  Most cats also appreciate human company, albeit on their own terms! 

Separation anxiety in cats who are isolated or left in strange places can result in symptoms such as loss of appetite, spraying, scratching, hiding and excessive meowing. 

When you're away

The kindest arrangement is to leave your pets at home in familiar surroundings, following their usual routine.  Pawdyguard provide a live-in pet-sitting service throughout the year for domestic pets, horses, livestock and poultry. 

Using a home-sitter

Using a home-sitter not only ensures the happiness of your pets, it can also considerably simplify your pre-holiday workload. Even if you have a menagerie of dogs, cats, small furry creatures, poultry and ponies, you can make arrangements for them all with just one call to Pawdyguard.

Where we cover

We travel everywhere in the UK to provide our services, from Kent to Kirriemuir.  We have also covered jobs overseas. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your geographical requirements. 

In an ideal world we are happy to visit you prior to your booking, however, if this is not possible we can "meet" with you the modern way e.g. via Skype, Facetime, or even the old-fashioned phone!  Whatever suits you best.