Home Care for Pets encourages those who would like to discuss their requirement in more detail to take advantage of our Free initial home visit.
Our Pet Care Services include:
- Waste removal
- Exercise & Daily dog walking services while you are at work
- Administration of prescribed medication for all types of domestic pets
- Free home security checks while you are away
Having not had a holiday for four years we were in need of a break but our main concern was who could we trust to take care of our pets. We had the good fortune to know Rod already and so it was a simple choice to ask him to help.
He offers an excellent service which is enhanced by his attention to detail and we felt we were leaving our cat Charlie in a really safe pair of hands. This gave us the peace of mind required to relax and enjoy our holiday. When we returned Charlie our cat was also chilled out and Rod had left a full break down of how the time apart had gone. This was a great additional touch and exceeded our expectations.
If you're looking for a reliable and friendly service look no further we cannot recommend Rod and Home Care For Pets highly enough
We have been using this company for around 2 years now and we cannot recommend Rod and Home Care For Pets highly enough!
Nothing is too much trouble and I know that our cat will always receive the highest quality of care when we are away.
The customer service is excellent and Rod is always reliable and such a genuinely nice bloke. He cares for the animal and doesn't just drop some food down and leave. Rod has been fantastic with our cat who is a little shy and she even comes out to welcome him now.
I have recommended Home Care For Pets to all my colleagues, family and friends with pets in the area.
Rod and Home Care For Pets are an outstanding example of great service in both home care and pet sitting. Over the past year we’ve benefited from the following
* short notice pet sitting
* Amazing value and loyalty bonus
* Detailed written recordings of every visit with some great humour too .
* All waste removed from the house while we are away .
* Texts or phone call if anything out of the ordinary happens.
* Extra visits if he feels the need without charging
*Administration of medication.
* Additional requests taken at ease including plant watering .
I’ve used a number of pet sitting services over the years and this is simply the best . Rod really cares for everything he does and takes great pride in his work, even when working 5.30am - 11pm. A true professional.
Rod provided a very professional service, so much so I think our two cats miss being looked after by him! If you're looking for a reliable and friendly service look no further.
I met Rod in the woods with my friend's dog, who he regularly walks. I didn't recognise the dog at first and assumed it was Rod's own because he had such a lovely bond with her and she was clearly having a wonderful time with him. I will be using Rod for my own dog if I am not able to take her out, having seen the way he treated my friend's dog I would feel confident to have him take care of mine.
We have been using Home Care For Pets for some time now and we could not recommend the services more highly. Rod takes everything in his stride and calmly deals with sometimes the most challenging situations with our cherished rescue dog! He is always able to adapt to our ever changing times and needs due to our hectic family and work schedules.
Rod is so professional, trustworthy and cares with a passion about ensuring every single detail is taken care of. We have recently used the Home Care Holiday service whilst away on holiday abroad and we fully entrusted Rod to provide a bespoke service to suit our dog's needs. Rod did this magnificently whilst also providing routine security service.
Thank you so much Rod and team, we would be totally lost without you. The Ross family.
Home Care for Pets really have the welfare of pets in their care as the number one priority. Whilst I was away Rod did an extra visit to check on my nervous spaniel and gave him time and reassurance when there was a thunderstorm.
Rod has ensured that my nervous Spaniel had all the time and attention necessary to reassure him on the first few visits until he visibly relaxed. I have never seen Jed take to any man as quickly. I am totally confident when I am away both dogs are well looked after.
I haven't actually used HCFP but I have met Rod at Filham in Ivybridge while walking my own dog. He was so lovely with the little dog he was with I thought it was his own pet. We got chatting & he is such a nice guy & obviously cares about his little charges. If ever I need care for my dog this is the man I would go to!
I was very impressed by Mr. Newman's excellent service - cats very happy and contented - can only recommend highly and would use Home Care for Pets in the future.
We're extremely pleased with the service received and have recommend to friends and family. We can't see any improvements required from our point of view it's been excellent!
The business is amazing! I can honestly say that the care and attention that my pets receive is second to none. It's a huge weight off my mind to know that they are being taken care of as if I was home myself 🙂 Thank you.
Excellent service provided. I have already recommended the services to a family member who has used them and who is equally satisfied.
Given our special circumstances we were unsure whether our dog would take to Rod from Home Care looking after him. Being a rescue dog Max is nervous around new people so we knew it would be a challenge! With Rod being very patient and understanding he worked with us and it has paid off and Max accepts his care. We always recommend Home Care for Pets whenever we can, we couldn't have received better service! Thank you Rod
I had to go away at short notice and Rod organised daily visits to look after my two elderly cats. The peace of mind it gave me (and them) was fantastic. On my return there was a full report of the visits including details of how the cats were emotionally as well as physically, all waste cleared away and he had even washed their bedding after one of them brought home and dismembered a mouse! With the added bonus of free home security checks this is a much better way of caring for my pets without the hassles and stresses of placing the cats in a cattery.
Great service - Thank you for taking care of Lucy. From the moment we spoke on the phone I knew it was a good call to ask you to look after her. I have used various cat sitters, home pet services and catteries in the past but this is by far the most professional and caring service I have ever encountered. Your loyalty scheme is a great bonus and you can be assured that I will be recommending you to others as well as using you myself in the future. Once again many thanks.
Having moved to Plymouth with work I wanted to ensure that my dog would be looked after and taken for his daily walk whilst I was at work. Rod came to my home and answered all my questions. I'm really pleased to have Home Care for Pets and would highly recommend them.
Residential Pet Sitting
While we currently do not provide a pet and house sitting service ourselves we can arrange for this through one of our reputable partner organisations.
Dog Walking Service
It is well recognised that regular exercise is vital to your dog’s overall health and happiness.
All dogs need some daily exercise, it helps to keep them healthy, mobile and gives them the opportunity to socialise with other animals. It also helps to stimulate their minds as well as their bodies with playful exercise. The Kennel Club recommends that a dog be walked for at least 30 to 40 minutes a day, but of course some dogs require more and some less. Our dog walking service can either be used as part of the daily routine while you are away or on a daily basis if you are at work etc.
Pet Services We Offer
We offer a variety of services based around your animal’s needs designed to make their (and your) lives more comfortable while you are away.
We are also able to respond to unforeseen emergencies such as being delayed at work, return flights cancelled even hospital admissions (planned or otherwise) 365 days a year. This is where our key holding service comes into its own. A fully secured service allows us to respond to your request after a simple phone call or e-mail. All our carers are DBS security cleared.
What areas do we cover?
Based in Devon we currently provide daily cover though-out the South Devon Area such as Ivybridge, Ermington, Cornwood, Moorhaven, Lee Mill, Bittaford, Wrangaton, Avonwick, Ugborough, Modbury, South Brent and Plymouth but are also able to travel further afield as required.
We do offer a key holding service at no extra charge to make life easier for the client. This also allows for short notice requests to cover unexpected situations when you have to be away.
For your Peace of Mind…
- Public Liability Insurance held
- All carers are DBS security checked
- Fully insured
- All carers are experienced pets handlers.
Looking after pets is not a job for our teams it is a passion and a way of life.
How does it all work?
You contact us in advance of your requirement and one of our team, (normally Rod himself) will visit you at a mutually convenient time to discuss your requirements. This will include details like the names and type of pets, their feeding and exercise habits, like and dislikes, dates you are away for and any medication requirements. We discuss our key holding service and arrangements for our visits.
You then go away and enjoy your holiday. We can text or email daily reports (even photographs) if you would like this but on your return you will receive a detailed report on our visits and how your pet has been including how much eaten, time exercised etc etc.
There will be times when you are unable to forsee being unable to look after your pets perhaps your return flight has been delayed, you have to be away over night on business or your partner has aranged a surprise weekend away? Well exisiting clients for whom we hold keys can simply ring 01752 691890 (Office) or 07771 633848 (Mobile), email email@example.com or contact us through the webiste www.homecareforpets.co.uk . We will then respond to your request.
What happens if I am taken into hospital unexpectedly, you don’t have a key and I am not a regular client?
No problems, we will sort it for you. Going into hospital can be unnerving at the best of times but more so when it is unexpected maybe as a result of an accident. Simply call us or get the hospital to call and let us know. We will make arrangements to collect the keys and some details of your pets and take care of them for you.
We can sort the payment details out when you are better!
What do I have to provide?
Apart from your business all we ask is that you provide enough of your pets favourite food, bedding, cat litter etc for the duration of the contract. If necessary in an emergency we can arrange to purchase more and this will be invoiced separately at a rate of £10.00 plus the cost of the materials. We are happy to use your own pets lead etc or we can use our 5m long webbing leads to facilitate maximum exercise for your dogs.