Award-winning dog walker, pet sitter and home boarder in Belfast

We Love Pets Belfast – 

Dog walker, pet sitter and dog boarder all in one

We Love Pets Belfast is based in the beautiful city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

We offer various services including pet sitting, dog walking, home boarding and pop-in visits. We Love Pets are happy to help no matter what pet you have. Our Belfast team is proud of their expertise and knowledge and wants you to know that your pet is in good hands with them. 

All of our Belfast team are fully insured, DBS checked and trained in pet first aid. Before choosing your service, we are more than happy to meet with you to discuss your and your pet’s personal needs to work out a plan that works best for you.  

Our team are flexible and is always on hand to meet your needs. Please contact us to find out more about our services.  

Karen Rhodes WLP Belfast - Dog walker belfast

Meet Karen and Phil | We Love Pets Belfast

Our We Love Pets Belfast managers are husband and wife team, Karen and Phil. Karen has many years of experience working with animals, including qualifying as a dog groomer 35 years ago. Karen first started her career with animals working as an assistant trainer and jockey in South Africa and Zimbabwe. 

Since then, Karen has owned a pet-sitting business in South Africa for eight years. Karen has said “I can’t wait to work with animals every day,  giving love and enrichment to the pets and getting to know the owners. I am a passionate animal lover and especially enjoy walking in the countryside.”

After almost 20 years as a CEO in a corporate environment, Phil is really looking forward to joining Karen with the running of their branch. A true animal lover, Phil is also really sporty and loves being outdoors.

Phil, Karen and the team are one hundred percent committed to We Love Pets. They are all police DBS checked, fully insured and pet first aid trained. They strongly believe in the We Love Pets promise to never pack walk dogs to ensure both the walker and dog’s safety. 

1 Dog Walking
2 Pop in Pet Sitting
3 Hourly Dog Sitting
4 Home Boarding
5 House Sitting
6 Puppy Care
Dog Walking

Dog Walking

Fun, play, and exercise are the focus of our dog walks.

Our dog walkers aim to make each walk the highlight of your dog’s day, giving them a chance to play, socialise, exercise, and explore new sights and smells, returning them home happy and tired.

Your dog’s safety is always our top priority which is why we never pack walk dogs. We want your dog to experience a fun-filled walk whilst under constant supervision, without being bombarded by lots of other dogs. Instead, our trained and trusted dog walkers will walk your dog with two doggie friends for maximum play and socialisation.

We also offer socialisation dog walks and a one-to-one dog walking service, if you have a dog who needs some alone time with their walker or wants some TLC whilst discovering the big wide world.

Dog Walking
Pop in Pet Sitting

Pop in Pet Sitting

Our pet sitting services allow you to get away, happy with the knowledge that your pets will be well looked after - comfortable in their own home. Our pet sitter will spend time with your pets, make a fuss, feed, provide fresh water as required, and clear up any mess. 

Each of our pet sitters is professionally trained, vetted by us, fully insured and background checked. They also have up to date pet first aid training, for extra peace of mind. 

We look after dogs, cats, horses, ponies, small animals, and birds. Don’t worry if you have more than one pet – the more the merrier! Before you book, we will schedule a meet & greet visit to discuss your animal care routine and ensure we stick to your normal pet care practice. 

Pop in Pet Sitting
Hourly Dog Sitting

Hourly Dog Sitting

If you are going out and don’t want to leave your dog, we can offer a dog sitting service, which works like babysitting. You choose the hours you want to book our trusted dog sitters and we will come to your house to take care of your dog for as long as you need us to. This is great for dogs who need one-to-one care in their own home.  

Hourly Dog Sitting
Home Boarding

Home Boarding

If you can’t bear the idea of leaving your dog in kennels when you go away on holiday, then our home-from-home dog boarding service is perfect for you! Our friendly, local home boarders offer all the comforts of home.

Your dog will be welcomed into a trusted pet sitter’s home as part of their family. While you’re away, your dog will be going on a lovely holiday of their own. They will become part of the family, enjoying regular walks and plenty of individual attention. Dog boarding is perfect for dogs who get on with other dogs and people.

Our branches are full members of the PCFA, licensed, trained, insured and police checked for peace of mind. Our high animal welfare standards mean your dog won’t be mass boarded but will instead be cared for as part of the family.

Home Boarding
House Sitting

House Sitting

If you’re going away on holiday our housesitting service is an ideal solution for keeping your pet in their home and giving you a sense of security while you're away.

Our house sitters are fully insured, police checked and trained in pet first aid. You will have an opportunity to meet your house sitter before you go away to make sure we completely understand your needs and you trust us to stay in your home.

You’ll also receive updates on your pets and home while away. It's the closest thing to being home yourself!

House Sitting
Puppy Care

Puppy Care

We can help you get through those first few months after your puppy arrives, so that you can go to work without worrying.

Bringing a new puppy into the home is an exciting time! We understand that when you go back to work it is important that your puppy has as normal a routine as possible.

We'll make frequent visits for regular feeding, cleaning, toilet breaks, play and cuddles. And of course, we’ll clear up any puppy mess.

We Love Pets can help by providing daily visits to help take care of your puppy without the worry of leaving them alone all day.

We have a puppy package to suit every breed, and visits will depend on how long you’re out for, the age of your puppy and its requirements. Your puppy can then graduate to dog walks with some doggie friends.

Puppy Care
We Love Pets | Team

Why choose We Love Pets?

We never pack walk!
Pack walking is when a large group of dogs are walked together at the same time. This is not safe for dogs, walkers or the general public who run into them. We’ll never pack walk your dog, which means they get more time out and about enjoying their walk than stuck in a van travelling to collect other dogs.

We’ve got high professional standards

  • We’re all pet first aid trained
  • Nobody is hired without a DBS check
  • All walkers have full insurance
  • Home boarders have licences from their council

and we offer so much more…


Call The Team on +44 7736 089727 or complete the contact form.

Areas covered by our Belfast branch:

Our Belfast branch also covers the entire northern district of Belfast, including:

BT1  – Belfast City Centre

BT3  – Titanic Quarter

BT4  – Strandtown, Sydenham

BT5  – EastSide

BT13  – Shankhill

BT14  – Cliftonville, Ardoyne

BT15  – Antrim Road, Grove Park, Cave Hill

BT36  – Carnmoney, Mossley

BT37  – Whiteabbey

Don’t see your area? There’s a strong chance we can help you anyway, so why not get in touch!


'Woofin good prices'

If you’re interested in care for more than one dog or cat, small animals, reptiles or exotics – and everything in between – please get in touch for a personalised quote!

What our customers say

Dog Walks - from £15 an hour

Our dog walks focus on exercise, socialisation, and fun! We match dogs with a suitable walking buddy, but never walk in groups of more than four - as part of our 'No Pack Walk Policy.' Our friendly, knowledgeable dog walkers will send updates and photos whilst out, before returning your dog clean, happy, and ready for a rest.

Home Boarding - from £40 per 24 hours

Give your dog a holiday while you're away through our home boarding service. Your pup will stay with one of our fully licensed & experienced host families in a safe, comfortable home - rather than a kennel. We'll stick to your dog's diet, routine, and walking schedule for a true home-from-home experience.

Pet Visits - from £12 for 30 mins

Need someone to pop in and check on your pet? Our trustworthy and reliable pet care professionals will make a visit for tailored feeding, medication administration, play & interaction, toilet breaks, and to clear any messes. They're DBS checked for your peace of mind, and will send regular updates and photos during the visit.

House Sitting - from £70 per 24 hours

Keep to your pet's normal routine while on holiday with our house sitting service. One of our pet care professionals will stay with your pet in your home to follow their routine, clean hutches and cages, give medication, go for walks, let out for the toilet, help around the house, and give your pet plenty of fuss and love!

Why we love Belfast

Karen Rhodes WLP Belfast branch director

Our favourite places to take dogs in Belfast

We start with Woodvale Park, which is a Victorian park covered in gorgeous, landscaped flower and shrub beds which first opened to the public back in 1888. Woodvale Park offers several varied routes for dog walkers. An interesting fact about Woodvale Park is that it originally included a large pond, which was used by the locals for winter ice skating. However, this pond was filled in after World War II and replaced with a children’s playground.

Alexandra Park is another Victorian park which was also opened to the public in 1888. Named after Princess Alexandra, the park is known for its ‘formal’ layout and avenues of trees which were said to reflect Victoria’s character. The park is popular with wildlife enthusiasts due to the variety of birds that visit. It is a gorgeous dog walking space and the area’s lower glen, which runs down towards Deacon Street also provides great views across Belfast.

Northwood Linear park is another large park that offers various walking routes, allowing you to switch up your dog walks every time. It offers a great open space for a good run and fresh air.

Lastly, if we travel slightly to the outskirts we find Victoria Park which opened to the public back in 1904 and benefits from two walking trails around the lake. The area is home to a variety of water birds and is part of the Belfast Lough ASSI (Area of special scientific interest). This is another vibrant spot for dog walking and taking in the local nature.