Award-winning dog walking, pet sitting and home boarding in Shaftesbury

We Love Pets Shaftesbury – 

Dog walker, pet sitter and dog boarder all in one

We Love Pets Shaftesbury is a branch of lovely pet care professionals offering high-quality pet care services for Shaftesbury and the surrounding areas. The entire team are huge pet enthusiasts and genuinely enjoy spending time with and providing care for the pets in their community. With their love for animals comes trustworthiness that your pet is safe and happy!

We offer services for dog walking, cat sitting, pet sitting and much more for pets big and small, furry, and not! We’re certain that you’ll find the exact service you need through us, and we look forward to talking with you.

We will always discuss our range of services with you to make sure that you find the one that suits you and your pet perfectly. We ask all about your pet and everything that makes them unique to enable us to create a personalised pet care plan that suits their specific needs.

Meet Samantha | We Love Pet Shaftesbury

Our wonderful We Love Pets Shaftesbury branch is run by the brilliant Samantha! Passionate about animal rescue, and the education of children on animal-related topics, she loves working with animals. Sam is a mother of three human children, and a few animal children, and genuinely looks forward to meeting the pets in her community.

Sam loves to walk animals, and she and the Shaftesbury team will always make sure to follow our We Love Pets ‘No Pack Walk’ Policy, to be certain that your dogs are safe and happy on walks. All staff are also DBS checked, fully insured and pet first aid trained for your peace of mind that your pets are safe no matter what.

You want to know your pets are happy and comfortable, and we want you to know it too! We send updates on what your pets are up to throughout our time with them, so you can be certain that they are happy, relaxed and safe. We make sure that we split our time to include lots of activities that stimulate both their mind and body.

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 07803748580 or complete the contact form.

Areas covered by our Shaftesbury branch:

Our Shaftesbury branch also covers surrounding areas. See the locations we cover listed below:

SP7 – Guy’s Marsh, Stour Row, Cann Common, Alcester, Shaftesbury, Motcombe, Semley, Gutch Common, Semley

SP8 – Gillingham, Bowden, Bugley, East Stour, Bay

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 per 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 £80 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 Shaftesbury

Our favourite places to take dogs in Shaftesbury

Castle Hill is a lovely spot for a walk with the dog. Beautiful scenic walks, and lots of trees to explore under. There are plenty of paths to follow for lead walks or grassy spaces for the pup that prefers a game of fetch!

Melbury Beacon is a beautiful place for walking the dog, with stunning views all around and lots of grassy spaces for running around and playing. Quite simply, it is a lovely day out for you and the dog, with lots of great things to see and do for both the furry and the fur-less.

Close to Melbury Beacon is the National Trust site of Fontmell and Melbury Downs. This is another wonderful spot with lots to get up to. There are picturesque grasslands and woodland, perfect for playing and sniffing, and the downs themselves make a great viewing spot. A walk here is simple but lovely, and wonderful for a sunny trip out with a picnic.