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

We Love Pets Shirley – 

Dog walker, pet sitter and dog boarder all in one

The wonderful We Love Pets Shirley branch offers pet care services in Shirley and many of the surrounding areas. The local team is made up of keen animal lovers with a devotion to making sure all pets can have a trusted and reliable service provided for them by professional, loving pet care experts.

With services like dog walking, dog sitting, dog home boarding, dog day care, puppy visits, and pet care services for all pets available seven days a week, you can trust that we will help with whatever pet care needs you have.

We make sure to talk with you, prior to you deciding what service is right for you, so we all know that you get the best pet care for your situation. We get to know every pet that we work with ahead of seeing them, so we can organise a tailored personal pet care plan. This ensures that we know exactly how and when you want us to look after your pet, and for how long. This plan is individual for every pet, so you can rest assured that your pet is getting the exact care they need.

Claire and Matt - We Love Pets Shirley branch owners

Meet Claire and Matt | We Love Pets Shirley

Claire and Matt are the directors of the We Love Pets Shirley branch. They both adore working with animals and owning the branch in Shirley is an absolute dream come true for them both. Claire and Matt, along with their team, are highly enthusiastic about pet care and truly love getting to look after your pets every day.

They have a completed qualification with City and Guilds in dog walking and love to explore all the areas around Shirley. The whole team are also DBS checked, pet first aid trained and fully insured, to help you feel comfortable knowing your pets are in safe hands.

We understand that leaving your pets to another’s care can be difficult, so we like to help you feel relaxed and reassured that you can trust us with your pet. We ensure that your pet will always get plenty of attention, exercise, playtime, and love every time we see them, and we will also take pictures of our time with them so you can see how happy they are.

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 07761 002827 or complete the contact form.

Areas covered by our Shirley branch:

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

B90 – Shirley, Blossomfield, Shirley Heath, Hasluck’s Green, Major’s Green, Shirley Park, Hall Green

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 £17 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 £14 for 30 minutes

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 Shirley

Woman crouched next to dogs running

Our favourite places to take dogs in Shirley

Shirley Park is no doubt a wonderful spot for taking the dog for a walk. With lots of space to play and run, and trees to sniff and explore, that alone may make your dog’s day! But Shirley Park also offers a dog agility area, perfect for a bit of outdoors training!

Palmers Rough is a lovely place with lots of grass to play a game of fetch across, and tree-shaded paths to take a leisurely stroll along. The area has lots of places to relax and play with your dog.

Bill’s Wood is one of our director’s favourite places to walk the dogs, and with such wonderful woodland to walk through, it’s clear to see why. Tucked away in the shade of the trees are plenty of paths, all of them great for a dog walk and certain to get a few noses sniffing.