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We Love Pets Eastbourne


Our We Love Pets Eastbourne branch is situated along the coastal shores of lovely Eastbourne. We offer a wide range of pet care services – such as dog walker and pet sitter services – in and around the East Sussex area, covering Eastbourne, Polegate and Hailsham. Each of our We Love Pets staff members are pet first aid certified, DBS checked, fully insured, and extensively trained in animal care.

Our pet care services cover animals of all sizes, shapes and colours! Need a dog walker while you’re at work? Or a trusted individual to look after your pet and home while you’re away? We’ll have you covered for that, and so much more. Animals are our passion, and ensuring their welfare is our mission, so we’re happy to look after every pet, 7 days a week.

We understand that pets are family, so we promise to treat them as such! It’s important to us that we get to know your pet, and their individual needs, so we can provide the best care possible. Our Eastbourne team members are all pet care professionals, and have extensive experience working with animals of different breeds, sizes and temperaments – so you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands.

We Love Pets is nationally known, but locally owned; whatever your pet care requests, you can rely on us to provide exemplary and regulated care. There will always be a dog walker, pet sitter, or animal carer available for your needs!

We Love Pets Eastbourne

Meet Sophie Dell | We Love Pets Eastbourne

The We Love Pets Eastbourne branch is run by Sophie Dell, our youngest franchisee to date! Being able to work with animals is Sophie’s passion, and after working for a neighbouring We Love Pets branch, she was inspired to launch her own franchise.

Sophie is a City & Guilds certified dog walker, and enjoys finding new seaside walks to explore with her golden retriever, Storm. Every Eastbourne team member is fully insured, pet first aid trained, and police checked, to ensure your pet receives the best care possible.

Read more about Sophie

A lifelong animal lover, working with animals each day is her dream come true! Sophie currently has a beautiful golden retriever called Storm, and two cats (Buster and Simba), but has grown up with dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs and fish! While in school, she even worked for a pet shop, and spent her free time volunteering with multiple animal charities. 

At 19, Sophie may be our youngest franchisee, but she’s also our one to watch! She has dreamed of owning her own business for as long as she can remember, so when an opportunity to own a pet care franchise became available, she jumped at the chance. Sophie recognises the benefits of being a young business owner, and takes advantage of her energy, adaptability, and willingness to take on new challenges each day.


Eastbourne pet care services

Dog Walking

Our dog walker service runs throughout the day, 7 days a week. Your dog will be walked in a safe open space and will return home, happy and tired. We also provide fresh water, treats and will towel your dog off in wet weather.

More about our dog walkers

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.

Your dog’s safety is always our top priority which is why we never walk large groups of dogs at one time.

We want your dog to experience a fun-filled walk whilst under constant supervision, without being bombarded by lots of big dogs!

We’ll match your dog with a doggie friend who is suitable in age, size and playability.

Our fully trained, trusted dog walkers are experts at tailoring each walk to your dog’s individual needs and will reinforce any training or routines that you already have in place.

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Pet Sitting

Pet sitting allows you to go away happy with the knowledge that your pets will be well looked after at home where they are comfortable. We'll spend time with your pet, make a fuss, feed and water them, plus clear up any mess.

More about pet sitting

All of our pet sitters are professionally trained, vetted by us personally and background checked. They are also pet first aid trained and fully insured.

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 visit you to talk through your animal care routine and ensure we stick to your normal pet care practice.

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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 offers the comforts and fuss of a dog lover’s home that’s as good as your own!

More about home boarding

Your dog will be thoroughly pampered and welcomed into a trusted pet sitter’s home as part of the family, with your dog’s diet and daily routine maintained throughout your dog’s stay.

When you’re going away on holiday, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your dog is safe and happy without you.

How does dog home boarding work?

While you’re away, your dog will be going on a lovely holiday of their own! They will become part of the family and enjoy walks and plenty of individual attention. Dog boarding is perfect for dogs who get on with other dogs and people.

We Love Pets boarders are not just dog sitters – our aim is to fully integrate your dog into the life of our family during their time with us.

For your peace of mind, our home pet boarders are:

  • Experienced dog owners
  • Licensed by the local authority
  • Fully insured
  • Police checked
  • Trained in canine first aid
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Dog Visits

Our dog sitters provide company and toilet breaks for your dog when you're unable to pop home and let them out. Perfect if you work long shifts, or if your dog needs medication, frequent feeding or regular trips to the garden.

More about pet visits

Whether you have an older dog that needs medication or a younger dog requiring frequent feeding, our dog visits take care of everything your dog could need, even if that’s just simply spending time with them until you get home.

When you need to be out all day or stay late at work, we can pop in to feed your dog, provide fresh water, a toilet break and settle them down for the evening.

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House Sitting

House sitting allows you to go away happy knowing your pets will be well looked after where they are comfortable. Your We Love Pets house sitter will be there to look after your pet 24/7, as well as to look after your home as if you were there.

More about house sitting

We Love Pets house sitters are local and friendly, love animals, are dedicated and extremely reliable.

Our house sitters are police checked and fully insured for your peace of mind.

You will have met 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 get frequent updates on how your pets are doing.


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Puppy Care

We can help you get through those first few weeks and months after a puppy arrives, so that you can go to work without worrying. We'll make frequent visits for regular feeding, cleaning, toilet breaks and lots of fun!

More about puppy care

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 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 will visit your puppy at times agreed with you and provide updates throughout the day (if required!).

and we offer so much more…

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
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Areas covered by our Eastbourne branch:

Our Eastbourne branch covers a wide area along the East Sussex coastline. See if your location is listed here and if it isn’t, there’s a strong chance we can help you anyway, so why not get in touch?


Based in the lovely seaside resort town of Eastbourne, for us, every day is a holiday! We enjoy taking advantage of the gorgeous English coastline for our dog walks.


Formerly a milling and railway hub, Ovenden’s Mill is a beacon of a bygone era – distinguishing Polegate’s unique history. We’re happy to serve this handsome town.


Once an ancient agricultural settlement, Hailsham has been a lively hub for centuries. With a selection of expansive park areas, shopping centres, bars and restaurants, and attractions for the family, there’s something here for everyone!


William the Conqueror put Pevensey on the map when he landed in England, and begun his legendary invasion. Surrounded by beautiful marshland and river systems, Pevensey is an ideal place to visit, or live. 

What our customers say –

“Such a friendly and reliable service!! Sophie is so trustworthy and helpful, really trust her with my dogs and would definitely recommend her to anyone needing a dog walker or pet sitter!! 10/10.”

Nina Lazarova

Sophie is a kind considerate young lady, always putting our pets first.

Teresa Scotcher

A lovely company, the team is amazing!
Shine Mallorca

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Contact We Love Pets Eastbourne

Call Sophie on +44 7500 378249

or tell us about your pet here

Why we love Eastbourne

Our favourite places to take dogs in Eastbourne

We love to walk our dogs along the Seven Sisters – a series of chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel. With different walk lengths to choose from, it’s ideal for exercising a wide range of dogs!

Just a short drive north of Eastbourne is Pevensey Castle, where William the Conqueror famously landed. The castle grounds are the perfect place for a stroll with your pup.

Friston Forest offers woodland trails and spacious open areas, with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. It’s lovely for a peaceful dog walk, and a great place to let your dog enjoy some fun off the lead.

One of our favourite walking spots is the Firle Beacon Circuit; a circular route known for it’s sweeping downland views and rolling chalk hills.

Popular with walkers, Beachy Head in Eastbourne is known for it’s impressive scenery, abundant wildlife, and storied history. It’s also the site of Britian’s highest chalk cliffs, which make it a unique place to visit. It’s dog friendly! But, we advise keeping your dog on the lead and away from the cliff edges.