Hi, I'm Jane
I have always been an animal lover
and always had a variety of pets in my home from when I was a child. I live with my daughter Selina who helps with dog walking, I also have a son ( not living with me) and both my children have grown up
following my love of animals and because of this we have over time kept the
following :Dogs, hamsters, gerbils, mice, rabbits, finches, Lizards, snakes,
tropical fish and baby hermann tortoises.· My son also has two cats.
I also have over 35 years experience
of keeping dogs, both pedigree and rescue cross-breed dogs so am used to many different shapes and sizes.
I have a Certificate in Canine Care
including Animal First Aid, Certificate in Canine Behaviour and
also NCFE Diploma in Canine Care and Behaviour.
For several years I have been a
full member of The International Society of Animal Professionals (ISAP).
Not related to animals, when my
children were young I worked in their playschool as an Assistant
Supervisor then became a Registered Childminder with Surrey County Council
which I continued for 10 years.
Certificate in Canine Care
Certificate in Canine Care and Behaviour
Diploma in Canine Care and Behaviour
I try to make booking with Happy Pets Holidays that
little bit different from other boarding services by adding little extras such
as regular texts and/ or emails to let you know your dog is ok, photos of your
dogs stay and discounts listed below. And of course we don't forget the dogs, at the end of their holiday they will also get something to take home too!
And so Happy Pets Holidays continues
what I have been doing for years - loving and caring for pets, both my own and
all my 'guests' who come to stay.
All dogs must be up to date with
their vaccinations especially the new L4 vaccine, flea treatment and worming. A current
vaccination certificate/book will need to be shown before I accept any dog to stay. Lungworm.
Lungworm (Angiostrongylus vasorum) is
carried by slugs and snails. This is now an epidemic again in this country
please make sure your dog is protected against this disease. If left
untreated lungworm can be fatal.
Normal wormers such as Drontal, DO
NOT get rid of or prevent lungworm. Panacur is one of the best
preventative treatments available.
Due to dogs being kept in
family home which is clean and warm, Kennel Cough vaccine is not needed.
I do not provide food as any
sudden change in your dogs diet will induce an upset tummy which is not nice
for them or me. We also do not have the room or resources to buy lots of
different brands of food to suit every dog. Therefore I ask you to bring
the food your dog normally has at home. I do have a good supply of various
treats to offer your dog during their stay but if you wish to bring your own
you are welcome.
Dog ID Tags
Under the 'Control of Dogs Order
1992' It is the law that all dogs should wear an ID tag with their owners name
and address on it and phone number if possible. You can be fined up to £5000 for failing to comply with this law.
Apart from your own ID tag, Happy Pets Holidays will
attach our own ID tag to your dogs collar with our contact details
during your dogs stay.
It is now law that all dogs are micro chipped. Providing your dog's number would aid a quicker recovery if the dog should run off or get lost.. Remember to keep your identichip details updated especially if you move or change phone numbers as without this the chip is useless.
Your vet charges approx £25 or several dog charities now offer this service free of charge as do local council dog wardens.
I sometimes get dogs coming to
stay that are really smelly, often that "wet dog" smell where they
have been out in the rain and then not dried properly so not only does the dog
really smell but the collar and lead and even bedding too. This is my family home
and dogs do come in my living room, on sofas and even in my own dogs beds. Its
really not nice if they are smelly, so please can you ensure your dog
is bathed and sweet smelling before coming to stay.
Collars and Leads
I have seen all sorts of bad fitting
collars on dogs and can find that if a dog pulls -the collar slips off over the
head meaning the dogs could run off. Not safe if alongside a road! So PLEASE
ensure your dogs collar fits properly. The correct tightness is to be able to
fit 3 fingers under the collar lying flat or 2 fingers held underneath sideways
I do not use extender leads on
every day walks unless going into the woods/fields if your dog cannot be let
off lead. On a general walk we prefer to use a normal lead which provides more
control over the dog. If you do not have a normal lead I do have a few
spare ones which can be used.
Again please ensure your lead is fit
for use. I have seen so many that are frayed to the point of almost snapping
and leads that have come apart and been tied together. Leads are not expensive
but could save your dogs life.
You are welcome to bring a couple of your dog's own toys if you wish but you must be aware that if dogs play together with toys they may get destroyed so please don't bring anything of any value. I do have a good selection of various ropes, balls, frisbies, Kong toys and soft toys many of which are classed as 'indestructable' with rough play in mind so they wont go short of things to play with.
- A non-refundable* deposit of 50% of
the total holiday cost is payable upon booking your dog
holiday to secure your dates.
- Full Terms & conditions and
details of my cancellation policy will be in your contract when booking your
Fees are charged per day inclusive of the day the dog arrives not per 24hr. There will be no charge for the last day If collected before 9am, thereafter a part day charge will apply.
Adult dog -£30
2 dogs in same family-£45
Puppy (under 12 months) £35
Puppy under 6 months subject to extra fee dependant on circumstances.
Day Care - £20(up to 8 hours)
Elderly/frail dogs over 12yrs will be charged a reduced rate of £20 per day, if no walk is needed this is reduced further-please ask.
Easter, Christmas and New Year are
charged at double rates.
Last minute boarding (less then 2 weeks notice) will need to be paid in full at the time of booking.
Any Questions about
If you have questions about bringing
your dog to stay at Happy Pets Holidays or availability, please call, email or complete
this form and I will get back to you ASAP.or call me on: 07584
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