Dog Walking

£10 per hour - includes time to settle the dog back at home, clean dog to remove any excess mud or water, replenish drinking water and food as necessary.

I am more than happy to walk two dogs from the same household at the same time and will not let them off the lead unless I have the owner's written permission to do so. Bonding with any dog can take time and it is important that I gain their trust as much as yours.

References:  Please note that if you would like to contact any of the referees it can be arranged.

I have known Lesley for approximately 3 years.  With her previous extensive experience of working with animals, as well as her own long history of pet ownership, I struggle to think of anyone better qualified to provide a professional and complete pet care service.  I would have absolutely no hesitation if recommending her to anyone looking for a totally trustworthy, reliable and honest petsitter/carer.

Lesley has indeed looked after my own much loved rescue dog and cat in our home and I went on holiday completely reassured in the knowledge that they, and indeed my house, were in extremely safe hands.  I have never used a petsitter before as I have always been extremely nervous of leaving my pets and my home in the care of anyone other than family so this in itself is a sincere endorsement of the trust I have in Lesley and her abilities.

Jo Wood, Gt Notley

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It is a pleasure to provide a reference for Lesley. 

We first met when I moved in next door to her home twelve years ago.  I have a cat of my own and Lesley is as comfortable with him as she is with her own pets.  In the time I have known her, I have found Lesley to be extremely reliable and trustworthy.  She is also very accommodating with changes in schedule and always returns my phone calls promptly.

I have found Lesley to be flexible, mature, patient, calm and energetic, all skills necessary for looking after animals.  I would feel completely relaxed and comfortable leaving my pets in Lesley's care.  I feel she truly cares about animals and is genuinely concerned about their well-being and would highly recommend her as a petsitter.

During absences from home, Lesley has also looked after my house. 

I am completely confident in her ability.

Therese Grant, South Woodham Ferrers

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Lesley has looked after my pets on numerous occasions and I have always felt happy that they are in good hands.  She is reliable and trustworthy at all times and I would happily leave her to make the right decisions about any of my animals.

Lesley has cared for both my rabbits and my two golden retriever dogs going out of her way to care for them and spend precious time socialising with them whilst we have been away.  It is very easy for dogs in particular to become stressed when their owners are away but upon returning home they are  always content and well looked after.

On one occasion we had gone out for a long day trip and had been delayed quite a few hours.  I rang Lesley to tell her what had happened and without hesitation she drove back to the house in order to make sure the dogs were let out and comfortable, this despite an un-planned 45minute  round-trip to do so.  I was extremely anxious about their well-being but Lesley phoned me to reassure me that all was well.

J.Manders, Chelmsford

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Dogs

Lesley has been walking my two dogs for around two years now, as I work FT.  Lesley is reliable and trustworthy and genuinely cares for and loves both my dogs, ensuring they enjoy their walk, get a rub down if it's wet and are left with water, a treat and a cuddle!

They are always calm and happy when I come home when she has been to see them.

I would recommend Lesley without hesitation.  Karen, Woodham

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I would definitely recommend Woodham Pet Care Services.

Lesley has been looking after our three dogs for approximately 9 months now.  She is extremely competent and is able to quickly establish a rapport with animals.  We appreciate Lesley's daily record log, which sometimes makes us laugh as Lesley is on the same wavelength as us and we appreciate her humerous antedotes (also described in Lesley's blog),

Lesley is also very flexible about us having to occasionally change dates and times when we'd like her to visit.  She has acted above and beyond the call of duty on occasion  i.e quickly and thoroughly cleaning our soiled carpet when one of our dogs was unwell!!  

 It is a great comfort to know she is spending quality time with them.  K.Chip  Chelmsford

Collies

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Dog

Lesley has walked our Labrador from the age of 4 months and has provided him with companionship and exercise on a daily basis.  Seeing him greet Lesley is like watching him greet a member of our family and her care and attention to him provides him with the attention he needs and the cover that we need when we are not able to be there to walk him.  Lesley has also provided support at short notice when we have been stuck in getting back to the house.

I would happily recommend her to other owners in a similar position.  NC  Chelmsford

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Dog

Lesley has been walking my Staff, Lulu for 2yrs now.  Lulu loves her and is always excited when she arrives to take her out!  She is so good with her and cares for her as if Lulu was her own dog.

Lesley herself is friendly, totally professional and completely dedicated to looking after the pets in her care.

I would thoroughly recommend her if you are looking for someone to come into a pet while at work or on holiday.  S.Abbott SWF

 

Spring 2013

Lesley was just wonderful when she came to my rescue after I broke my wrist and was told not to walk my dog while I had wires in.

She is clearly a real animal lover and my minature Schnauzer, Deter, adored her coming to take him out. He used to sit by the front door waiting for her to arrive.  Lesley took him out in all weathers including pouring rain and snow (more than I would have done)!! She always arrived promptly and dried him of when she came back.

I would thoroughly recommend Lesley to anyone who needs a reliable, caring pet service.

J.H. Bicnacre

Cat-sitting

We can thoroughly recommend Lesley - we were able to go on a much needed holiday knowing that our precious cat, Apache, was in safe hands.   Apache took to Lesley straight away on their first meeting - he is always wary of strangers - but he brought her a toy to play with, which was a very good sign. He has never done that with someone he is not familiar with before.

Lesley moved in for the 10 days that we were away and when we arrived home after our holiday, he was relaxed and happy, and we could see he had been very well looked after.

It was obvious to us from the start that Lesley has a great love and afinity with animals and we would not hesitate to book her again in the future.

L.Smith, Chelmsford

Pasco

I have known Lesley for about 3yrs as she looked after our rabbit when were on holiday one year.She provided a great service visiting him morning and night to uncover/cover and feed him and let him out into his run.

I therefore had no hesitation when I needed someone to walk our Labrador/Retriever cross due to a period of health issues.  Pasco is a lively, strong dog with some issues of his own mainly due to being attacked by another dog as a puppy.

He adored Lesley from the start and formed a great relationship with her, listening excitedly for the sound of her van!  Lesley was absolutely brilliant with him taking time to get to know him and what he enjoyed. She even put up with him showering her in stinky stagnant water whenever he found a ditch and fancied a swim!

Lesley is reliable, trustworthy and caring and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anybody.

JC -SWF - October 2014