In the wake of the global lockdowns, a surge in puppy adoptions became a heart-warming trend as people sought companionship during isolating times. Fast forward to today, and this canine companionship boom’s consequences are reshaping how we approach holiday plans. Recent news reports have shed light on the growing demand for house sitters, driven by… Continue reading The Lockdown Puppy Effect: Fuelling the Rise in Demand for House Sitters
Leaving your home in the hands of strangers can be a nerve-wracking experience, but with the right precautions and considerations, finding reliable house sitters can be a game-changer. Whether you’re jetting off for an extended vacation or need someone to keep an eye on things while you’re away for a weekend, entrusting your home to… Continue reading Unlocking Peace of Mind: A Guide to Finding Reliable House Sitters
We often get asked ‘Why Us’ when we chat with new pet parents. One reason is very simple, we are pet parents too! Which really helps us get to grips with our clients needs. The Home Pet People team recently welcomed Toby the gorgeous cockapoo to the family! He would need to bond with our… Continue reading Cats and Dogs – are they really enemies?
You might be thinking this is a bit of an odd topic for a home sitter to be covering? Believe me, I deliberated about writing it! But the truth is, we are all aware of stories where your pet care just hasn’t lived up to your expectations. And even if you haven’t had this experience,… Continue reading Home Sitter Horror Stories!
Most of us look forward to our holidays but let’s face it – there’s a lot to get ready. Travel plans, accommodation, holiday shopping, packing, it can feel like you need a break before you’ve even begun! With so much to think about, getting your home ready for a pet sitter can feel like an… Continue reading 4 Top Tips to Prepare for Your Home Sitter
Back in 2011 I had a successful career working in London as an Area Visual Merchandiser, despite this I felt the desire to explore a childhood dream to work with dogs. Having looked at the options, I decided to take the plunge and set-up my first dog-boarding business. I came across the Pets, Home and… Continue reading Looking for a safety solution for escape prone pooches?
As we begin to ease back into normality, we should ask ourselves, what has this experience been like for our pets? Since March 2020, many of us have either been working from home, furloughed, or made redundant due to the current pandemic. Although this has not been without its negatives, we have been able to… Continue reading Is My Dog Depressed?
Here at While You’re Away we love to make connections with other local businesses. Some of you will now be thinking about your travel plans for the New Year. Have you ever considered using a travel counsellor? Michelle Scuffham will work with you on a one to one basis, considering all of your travel needs.… Continue reading Home and Pet Sitting for your 2020 Holidays
Bonfire Night is a seasonal tradition and a sign of celebration. At this time of year, wrapping up warm to watch a stunning spectacle in the sky is an event to look forward to. But for dogs, fireworks can be a frightening experience. In fact, nearly half (45%) of pooches show signs of fear when… Continue reading How to keep your dog calm over firework season
The Christmas songs have already started on the radio, so love it or not, that time of year is fast approaching. Planning ahead can make the festive season a lot more enjoyable. If you are thinking about getting something extra special, have you considered a pet portrait for the animal lover in your life? This… Continue reading Christmas Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers