Care For Pets At Home
Let Me Introduce Myself
When I was at school in Wellingborough, I was the always the child who would volunteer to come in during the school holidays to feed, clean and water the animals in 'Pet's Corner'-Rabbits, guinea pigs, mice it made no difference to me, I even loved the locusts and the the ant colony.
Once I was old enough I found a week-end and holiday job for myself at a stables where I learned to ride as well as muck out the stalls and care for the animals. I cycled for miles back and forwards to get there but nothing was going to stop me.
I also had the opportunity to work at my local veterinary surgery and experienced all the highs and lows, the joys and despair of looking after the animals and their owners.
As you will see from the short video below, animals have always been a huge part of my life but at some point the practicalities of life intervened and I had to make a decision about a career.
I decided to concentrate on caring for people and qualified as an SRN, at Northampton General Hospital before graduating to become a ward sister but after a while the need to be out and about became too strong and I decided to move into the community.
To begin with I was based at a city centre practice where I qualified as a District Nurse and worked within a very mixed and challenging environment for about eight years where I was welcomed into a lot of very different homes with a lot of very different pets!
However, despite being born a city girl, I felt much more comfortable in the country so when the opportunity arose for me to transfer I took the chance and moved to Rutland, working a much more rural beat around the county, based at different times in Oakham and Uppingham.
After 10 years in the area I took early retirement from my nursing career and returned to concentrate on my animals.
During the intervening years I have devoted much of my time to raising and caring for my own animals, mainly dogs and ponies, some of which are featured in the video. In fact the two horses who appear to be kissing are my own spotted ponies, Tor and Gemma.
I have always helped out fiends and family with their pets but in the last twelve months I have had an increasing number of requests from strangers who have reached me by word of mouth so I decided to sort things out and get organised.
The result is Care For Pets At Home and I want to care for animals where their owners need a bit of extra help and support ... if I can I will.
So if you think I can help please get in touch for a chat. You can either send me an email message using the contact form or 'phone me on my mobile
If you 'phone, please be patient; I am quite likely to be in the middle of a field!
You can see below what people have said and you can read aboutmy training HERE
What People Have Said
Charlie travels everywhere with me, at work and at home but there are times, maybe a business meeting, a trip away or an evening out when I can't take him with me.
That is when I turn to Jane at Care For Pets At Home. She has always looked after my dogs and there is no-one else I trust more to take care of Charlie because I know she loves him nearly as much as I do.
I have a busy husband and three growing children. With their many school commitments and increasingly active social lives I sometimes need to take time out for them and I need somebody reliable to feed my chickens. Care For Pets At Home is the perfect answer for me.
I gave Jane a call and as luck would have it she could fit it in around her other animals. Now I want her to look after our young Labrador Archie on a regular basis so I can write my book.
When I first moved to this area, two years ago, I was a total stranger and some distance from my family and old friends. Although everyone had been very nice I needed a companion and Jane found Felix for me. He was a kitten in need of a loving home and so he and I became best friends.