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Looking for a safety solution for escape prone pooches?

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?

Is My Dog Depressed?

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?

Home and Pet Sitting for your 2020 Holidays

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

How to keep your dog calm over firework season

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

Christmas Gift Ideas for Pet Lovers

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

Tips on where to go dog walking this summer

Are You and Your Dog Ready for Summer? As the days grow longer and the barbecues emerge from their winter slumber, it’s time to look forward to the summer months ahead. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to dog walking spots across the county. So here is your essential guide to enjoying local… Continue reading Tips on where to go dog walking this summer

Keeping your pets safe this Christmas

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Keep Christmas tree light cables out of reach or get a cable guard they can’t chew through, because they will try! Vacuum regularly to reduce the risk of pine needles being ingested by your pets Poinsettias, mistletoe, holly and the sap from your Christmas tree are all extremely toxic to cats and dogs Don’t give… Continue reading Keeping your pets safe this Christmas

Latest news from our dog sitter Vanessa

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This month we are paying tribute to one of our client’s much loved pets, Todd the Labrador, they lost him a couple of months ago; was a very special boy and is very much missed by his owners. Our pet sitter Vanessa is the sitter who mainly cares for this client’s pets, was very upset… Continue reading Latest news from our dog sitter Vanessa

Ciara will soon be joined by another adopted Irish Setter

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This beautiful and elegant Irish Setter Ciara is soon to be joined by a new companion, another Irish Setter. Our clients are to adopt another mature Setter, such a rewarding thing to do for both pet and owner. There are so many dogs needing loving homes. We get such pleasure when we hear from our… Continue reading Ciara will soon be joined by another adopted Irish Setter

Our tribute to Belle the Labrador

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This month we are remembering beautiful Belle labrador who went peacefully, in her sleep last week. Belle was the matriarch to 4 other working Labradors; she will be sadly missed by both owners and those sitters who cared for her.