Award-winning dog walking, pet sitting and home boarding in Southsea
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We Love Pets Southsea
We Love Pets Southsea is locally based in the stunning coastal town of Southsea. We are pleased to provide a comprehensive range of pet care services, with dog walker and pet sitter services at our core. All of our We Love Pets Southsea dog walkers are fully insured, DBS checked, pet first aid trained, and professionally qualified in animal care.
We offer care options for all kinds of animals, regardless of shape or size, so you’re certain to find the right fit for your pet! Need a dog walker while you’re at work? Wanting to plan a holiday, but struggling to find someone trustworthy to look after your pet and home? We Love Pets has you covered! From dogs and cats, to birds and rabbits, ferrets, geckos and everything in between, we are happy to look after every pet, 7 days a week.
Each of our We Love Pets Southsea pet care professionals is experienced, well-trained, and passionate about caring for your pet. We are a national brand, operated by a local, friendly team, which means there will always be an available dog walker or pet sitter to fulfill your needs!
Meet Elkie | We Love Pets Southsea
Elkie is a City and Guilds qualified dog walker, and enjoys exploring the coastal walks around Portsea Island. The Southsea team are fully insured, first aid trained, and police checked – so you can rest assured that your pets are in good hands.
Read more about Elkie
Originally from Coppull, Lancashire, Elkie moved to Portsmouth with her partner and was originally working in insurance. Feeling a bit burnt out with the industry, she said that one morning she was browsing dog walking jobs and happened upon a We Love Pets advert. She clicked on it to find her old neighbour in the photo – Caroline from the WLP Chorley branch! Elkie visited her mum’s the following weekend and had a chat with Caroline, and it “all went from there!”
Elkie loves that We Love Pets allows her to be out and about with the dogs, and finding new walks in her area – instead of being stuck in the same boring office day to day. When we asked what the best part of the job was, Elkie said, “I have wanted dogs ever since I can remember and this job lets me have lots of them, they just don’t always live with me!”
Southsea pet care services
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Areas covered by our Southsea branch:
What our customers say –
“Elkie looked after our 2 cats while we were on holiday for 10 days and we couldn’t have asked more from her. She came for an initial consultation to find out about their needs and to get to know them a bit – they were more than happy with her. When we got home it was like we’d never been away, they were calm and relaxed and we could tell they’d been looked after. We would 100% recommend and use her again!”
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Pricing starting from:
- No pack walks
- Regular updates and photos
- Fully exercised
- Matched with a playmate
- Socialised through play
- Happy and clean on return
- An experienced host family
- A safe, licensed home
- Fully exercised on walks
- Personally matched
- A calm environment
- Maintained diet and routine
- Trusted DBS checked carer
- Tailored feeding
- Any mess cleared up
- Play and interaction
- Toilet breaks
- Regular updates and photos
- Keep to their normal routine
- Plenty of fuss and love
- Pets put to bed and let out
- Hutches and cages cleaned
- Medication given
- Odd jobs around the house
Why we love Southsea
Our favourite places to take dogs in Southsea
One of the most prominent features of the island’s seafront is the Southsea Common, where you can let your dog off the lead to enjoy a bit of freedom. We recommend packing a picnic on a warm, sunny day.
From the common, we like to walk our dogs down to Southsea Castle and its surrounding beach. Hike up to the ramparts for some of the most amazing panoramic views of the sea.
A little ways farther up the east coast is the picturesque Canoe Lake Park, which boasts multiple walking paths, wide open green spaces, cafés and family friendly attractions. With an impressive garden landscape, your pup will have plenty to sniff!
For surfside walks, we especially love dog friendly, Eastney beach – a beautiful stretch of waterfront. Dogs are welcome on and off the lead from September until March.