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

We Love Pets Thurrock – 

Dog walker, pet sitter and dog boarder all in one

Our We Love Pets branch based in Thurrock consists of a loyal, pet-loving team who are fully insured, police checked, and pet first aid trained. The team offer services in Thurrock, Chadwell, South Stifford, Fobbing and many more locations in the area.  

The Thurrock team is licensed by the local authority to board dogs in their homes. With both a boarding license and years of experience, you can trust our team will take care of your pet’s needs whilst you’re away on holiday or business. Not only can we care for dogs, but we also provide services for cats, small mammals, fish, birds, exotics and horses. 

Before we carry out your chosen service, we will meet with you to discuss your pet’s needs. We want to get all the information correct to ensure we can provide your pet with the best care possible. We will provide regular updates to you about your pet and we are always available if you have any questions or queries.  

We’re excited to get to know our customers in Thurrock and the surrounding areas. We have many services to offer and a great team of pet care professionals, so please get in touch today to see what we can do for you.  

Woman sat with a dog standing in her lap

Meet Shirley | We Love Pets Thurrock

Our Thurrock team is led by Shirley who is an expert in dog walking, handling and training. All of the Thurrock team are fully insured, have been DBS checked and are trained in pet first aid, meaning your animals will be in safe, knowledgeable hands.  

Shirley always knew she wanted to run her own business and after a conversation with the Kennel Club she decided to do a course in dog handling and training skills with the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training. She has also done a course in canine behaviour problems and is excited to share her knowledge with her customers whenever they need it.  

Shirley has always wanted to be her own boss and knew she wanted to work with animals. In 2018 she decided to join the We Love Pets family and is now a very successful branch manager. Her branches offer a variety of pet care services including dog walking, dog home boarding and small animal care, just to name a few! 

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 07808 580654  or complete the contact form.

Areas covered by our Thurrock branch:

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

RM16 – Chadwell St Mary, Chafford Hundred, Orsett, North Stifford

RM18 – East Tilbury, Tilbury, West Tilbury

RM20 – South Stifford, West Thurrock

SS17 – Stanford-le-Hope, Fobbing, Horndon on the Hill, Corringham

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 £19 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 £45 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.
Animal activity licence for home boarding: 21/00698/LIANI

Pet Visits - from £16 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 £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 Thurrock

Shirley from We Love Pets Brentwood kneeling holding two dogs

Our favourite places to take dogs in Thurrock

Just a short drive away, Thameside Nature Park offers beautiful trails for dogs on leads. 

King Georges field, is a green open space, providing plenty of opportunities for our dogs to let off some steam.  

Another place we love to visit with our dogs is Coalhouse Fort Park which has been said to be one of the most interesting open spaces in Thurrock. It is home to Coalhouse fort which helps protect the Thames estuary.  

We also enjoy going to One Tree Hill for our dogs to enjoy some off-lead action in this ancient woodland.