Cat Sitting in Halifax

One of the great services Scamps and Champs Halifax offers to cat owners is Cat Sitting.

We cover all areas of Halifax,  including Central Halifax, Savile Park, Highroad Well, Illingworth, Luddenden, Luddenden Foot, Midgley, Mixenden, Mount Tabor, Norton Tower, Ogden, Wainstalls, Warley, Boothtown, Hipperholme, Lightcliffe, Norwood Green, Northowram, Ovenden, Shelf, Skircoat Green, Southowram, Barkisland, Greetland, Holywell Green, Sowood, Stainland, West Vale, Elland, Blackley, Norland, Ripponden, Rishworth, Sowerby, Sowerby Bridge, Cragg Vale, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall, Mytholmroyd, Old Town,  and Queensbury,   and we offer our Cat Sitting services to you whilst you are away and can’t be home for any length of time.

Using the Cat Sitting in Halifax service from Scamps and Champs reaps benefits for your cat(s) and you the owner.

The benefits of using the Cat Sitting in Halifax service to your cat(S) include:

•             Staying at home in their safe secure environment

•             Being surrounded by familiar sights, smells and sounds

•             Following their regular diet and exercise routine

•             Receiving love and personal attention as well as having playtime

•             Removing the stress and trauma of travel to an unfamiliar environment

•             Helping ensure good health with no exposure to animals’ illness or parasites

•             Not having to deal with the stress of being confined to a ‘caged’ environment in a cattery

•             Daily updates and pictures of your cat(s)

The benefits of using the Cat Sitting in Halifax service to you include:

•             Knowing you cat(s) are in caring, loving hands

•             Having the confidence that the cat sitter can deal with other issues – such as grooming, vet visits

•             Removing the stress and inconvenience of having to transport and leave your cat(s)

•             Feeling your home is more secure with someone going in and out several times a day

As you can see there are very clear benefits to your cat(s) and you if you use the Cat Sitting in Halifax service. For your peace of mind all Scamps and Champs Halifax cat sitters are not only passionate animal lovers but are all DBS checked. Scamps and Champs Halifax are also members of NarpsUK .

If you want peace of mind knowing your cat(s) are being lovingly cared for whilst your house is also being kept secure please get in contact with Scamps and Champs Halifax and ask about our Cat Sitting in Halifax service to discuss how we can help.

Once you experience our Cat Sitting in Halifax service, you’ll never worry about being away from your cat(s) again.

To contact us, check availability or to ask us a question complete our online form.

Best Dog Walking Places in Stockport

Stockport, Greater Manchester, is a lovely place to visit.   The place is rich in history, and there is so much to explore.   Stockport has some pet friendly hotels and there are plenty of parks for you and your best friend to enjoy dog walking in and around Stockport.

Reddish Vale Country Park

When you visit Stockport, you really have to visit the Reddish Vale Country Park.   It is a beautiful place, and the Reddish Vale Country Park is pet friendly too. It is a large place, and part of it is designated as a local nature reserve.  

There are plenty of places for you to explore with your pet.  There are many open spaces for off lead adventures.  Lovely park where you can go for a walk, to see the animals. There is also a cafe at the entrance where you can enjoy a range of hot drinks and even ice cream if the weather allows it! Family friendly park.  Fantastic routes for dog walking, including a river they can swim in.  Free car park at the visitor centre.  Beautiful walking trails.

Etherow Country Park

Etherow Country Park is another local nature reserve that is located in Compstall, Stockport.

Located in the Etherow Country Park is a mill pond as well as the, Compstall Nature Reserve, which is a 12.8-hectare area that is designated to be a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its wide variety of plants and habitats.  This beautiful place is very scenic.  Etherow Country Park also offers good facilities; with pay and display parking, Visitors centre, cafeteria and toilets at the car park and near the Weir.  Popular with anglers so you may need to keep your dog on a lead.

Cale Green Park

This park in the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, is a Victorian style park that is friendly to pets.   The Edwardian park which is such a welcome feature of the Davenport / Cale Green area once was part of a working farm.  Popular with dog owners and there is a children’s play area, tennis courts and toilets.  Close to shops and parking.   Activities in the summer and a quiet place to picnic.

Woodbank Memorial Park

Woodbank Memorial Park is situated adjacent to Vernon Park, Offerton, Stockport It is ideal for a leisurely stroll in its wide open spaces.  The park connects with the River Goyt and the Goyt Way. Footpaths can lead you through Poise Brook or towards Otterspool and Bredbury. The Midshires Way and the Fred Perry Way also pass through the park.

Lovely riverside walks with a pebble “beach” area which is perfect for dogs to play.   Large open spaces, children’s play area.  Plenty of parking. Woodbank Memorial Park is home to Stockport Harriers Athletic Club.

Vernon Park, Stockport

Vernon Park is the oldest country park in Stockport.    Well maintained gardens. Extremely steep in places so keep that in mind for the elderly or wheelchair users. Lots of benches and ducks in the pond. Newly refurbished café.  Free parking. Connects to Woodbank Park.

Bramall Hall & Park

Bramhall Park is a large scenic park in the grounds of Bramall Hall. The park consists of magnificent landscaped grounds, woodland and trails. A stream runs through the park and there are large ponds for play fishing and feeding ducks.

There is a fenced off smaller children’s play area, larger childrens wooden climbing frame and picnic area plus opportunities to play bowls and boules.

The park does have many landscaped gardens that are very beautiful and scenic. Being pet friendly, you can bring your dog along to run in the parks.   Landscaped parkland with lakes, woodland, and gardens.

Fletcher Moss Park & Botanical Gardens

This area is one of the must-visit places when you are in Didsbury, Manchester.   This 21 acre park was acquired as a gift from Alderman Fletcher Moss in 1914. Renowned for their botanical beauty, the gardens contain many antiquated and unusual plants and flowers. The park has retained many of its original features such as the rock and heather gardens, and there is an Alpine house in the gardens adjacent to Fletcher Moss.

You might need a few hours to properly explore the area with your dog.   From wide areas to dedicated gardens and rivers, there are so many places for you to relax with your furry companion.

Roman Lakes

If you are making a trip to Marple, then we will strongly urge you to visit the Roman Lakes. It is a pet friendly area that allows you and your pet to have a good time exploring the area.  Walk or cycle around the lakes, have a fun run around in the play area, try canoeing or mountain biking.  Picnic area, free parking, tea rooms, toilets, kiosk selling hot and cold drinks, children’s play area.  Popular with anglers so you may need to keep your dog on a lead.

Brabyns Park

A visit to Marple will not be complete if you omit visiting Brabyns Park.   It is the largest park in Marple, and it is surrounded by the river Goyt as well as the Peak Forest Canal making it a joy for you to bring your dog along for a nice stroll in the park.

There are many activities for you and your dog to do here. You can play with your dog in the endless fields, or you can choose to lie down and have a picnic with your family and your favourite pet on the parkland or woodland. As there many open spaces, it is a prime area for dog walking.  Free parking, children’s play area, playing fields. Woodland & riverside walks; Picnic areas; Horse riding area; Car park.

Brookside Garden Centre, Poynton, Stockport

The Brookside Garden Centre is another dog friendly day out.  Family shopping attraction with garden plants and tools plus mini train rides, model shop and a dog friendly cafe.

Wyvale Garden Centre, Romiley, Stockport

Wyevale Garden Centre is a dog friendly shopping attraction with garden plants, garden furniture, pet products and much more.   There is the miniature railway which is always a huge hit with children and a dog friendly café.   Soft play centre for children inside the café area.

Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park, located at Edgeley, Stockport, is a place that dog owners love to bring their dog for walks. This is due to the big and open space that is extremely inviting for dog owners to bring along their family and dog for a lovely picnic.   Plenty of dog bins to dispose of your “doggy bag”.  Alexandra Park offers crown green bowling greens, children’s play area, tennis courts, skate park, picnic areas.  

Alexandra Park is also a popular place for anglers. They take advantage of its reservoir which offers plenty of freshwater fishing opportunities. The reservoir is also home to a diverse array of wildlife. 

Abney Hall Country Park

Abney Hall is a substantial Victorian house surrounded by a park in Cheadle, near Stockport.  Abney Hall Park provides natural woodland recreational facilities to local residents and visitors.   You can explore the wetlands, historic hall, secret pathways, ponds, waterfalls and a pet cemetery. There’s lots of wildlife to enjoy.   Free access and free parking.   Children’s play area.   Abney café.

Didsbury Park

Didsbury Park is located near several pet friendly hotels.  As such, Didsbury Park is a natural choice when it comes to bringing the dogs out for walks! It is a tranquil place that offers the owner and the dog to have a time away from the city life. Though it is not exactly a big park, there are many areas for you and your dog to have a good time. In fact, there is a rich history behind this park itself. Why not have a little chat with the locals to find out more!

Children’s play area, football pitch, bird garden, two bowling greens, picnic area and a café.   Dogs are not allowed in the bird garden, football pitch or children’s play area. Disbury Park, which holds a Green Flag’ award for excellence, is situated within easy walking distance of the many shops, restaurants, pubs that makeup Didsbury village. 

Debdale Park

Debdale Park is considered to be an inner city park, and it is one of the largest of its kind in the area.   Debdale Park is located in Gorton, Manchester.

Activities include a children’s play area, Multi use games area, skate park, tennis courts, football pitch, pitch and putt, bowling green, toilets, visitors centre and community centre. Two large reservoirs for licensed fishing.

There is also an outdoor centre with various activities including dinghy sailing, kayaking, canoeing and much more.

Free parking, off lead areas.

Haughton Dale

Sandwiched between the Peak Forest Canal in Hyde and Haughton Green, on the sometimes steep-sided Tame valley is our largest Local Nature Reserve. Haughton Dale is rich in both natural and industrial heritage on both sides of the river Tame.   This woodland walk can be accessed near the Stockport Sports Village in Woodley, Stockport.   Lovely dog walk and also popular with cyclists and horse riders.

Chadkirk Chapel & Country Estate

This pretty country park is located on the River Goyt near Marple. The estate includes a 60 acre farm, an old orchard, woodland and a 16th century chapel with an audio visual presentation on the history of the site. The Etherow Goyt Valley Way runs through the park so you can continue your walk through the beautiful Goyt Valley on this trail.

Contact Scamps and Champs Stockport about our Dog Walking and Pet Care Services using our online form and one of our team will be back in touch as soon as possible.

Cat Sitting Dartford

Do live in and around the Dartford area and worry about what to do with your cat when you go away? Do you hate having to put your cat in a cattery? If the answer to these questions is yes then we at Scamps and Champs Dartford have the answer for you with our tailored cat sitting service.

At Scamps and Champs Dartford we understand that putting your cat in a cattery while you are away can be stressful for both you and your cat and so we take away that stress by caring for your cat in your own home with our cat sitting visits. This allows your cat to keep to their usual routine and avoid any unnecessary anxiety that may be caused by staying in an unfamiliar environment. Whether you are just out for the day or away for a few weeks our cat sitting service can cover your needs and give your cat the attention they deserve when you are unable to be there.

Our team of cat sitters at Scamps and Champs Dartford are all fully insured, police checked and most importantly all love cats and have lots of experience with all animals! They will treat your cat as if they were their own on every cat sitting visit ensuring your cat receives the attention they deserve, so you don’t have to worry about your cat being well looked after while you are away.

At Scamps and Champs Dartford we tailor our service to you and offer a free initial meeting where we will come and meet both you and your cat. This allows us to fully understand your cat and your requirements to ensure we offer a fully bespoke service for every sitting visit. Our team of cat lovers can carry out a number of tasks during each cat sitting visit, from feeding, cuddling, playing games, changing the litter tray and even tasks such as watering plants while you are away. We can also attend multiple sitting visits per day if your cat has additional requirements or simple just loves a lot of attention and cuddles. There is also no need to worry if you have a house full of cats, as we can cater for multiple cats in our sitting visits.

So, if you live in and around the Dartford area and need someone to look after your cat while you are away please do get in touch with us here at Scamps and Champs Dartford as we would be delighted to offer our cat sitting service. 

To contact us, check availability or to ask us a question complete our online form.

Pet Sitting in Bristol

Pet sitting in Bristol is becoming an increasingly popular service where a pet sitter cares for your pet/pets in the comfort of their own home. This is different to home boarding or using a kennels where the pet is cared for away from home. Pet sitting in Bristol can be for just 1 day or for longer periods such as 1,2 or more weeks when you are away from home.

Using a pet sitter in Bristol instead of more traditional pet care can reduce stress (for you and your pet/pets) and avoids having to transport your pet/pets. If you have more than 1 pet in your family, pet sitting in Bristol an be a more suitable option and allows regular routines to be maintained. If your pet has a health problem or a mobility issue then pet sitting in Bristol can be a favourable option. Other advantages are increased security to your property when you are away, someone to bring the post in, put the bins out and water the garden!

What steps do you need to take when looking for a pet sitter in Bristol? Who can you trust to pet sit in Bristol? Knowing that your pet sitter in Bristol is reliable and trustworthy is number 1 priority.

When you are looking for pet sitter in Bristol be sure to look for someone who is insured and DBS checked. A professional pet sitting company in Bristol may use a pet sitter app which enables the pet sitter in Bristol to be GPS tracked and for the pet sitter to interact with you and send photos within the app whilst pet sitting. This is as a premier service enabling you to know the whereabouts if you have a dog and to be reassured that your pet is receiving the very best care as you receive a photo and an update at least daily during the pet sit in Bristol. You can also ask for references from other clients who use the pet sitting services.

You can request an initial visit in order to meet the person. During this visit it’s important to see how they react around your pet/pets and also importantly, how your pet/pets react around them. Asking interview style questions to find out about them and their background is also important, after all you need to know as much as you can about the pet sitting company, especially considering you will be leaving the keys to your house with them and that they will be staying in your house to pet sit whilst you are away from home. It’s also a good idea to listen to the type of questions they ask you, as this will give you a good indication as to how experienced they are in doing this type of thing.

There are many pet sitters in Bristol, some independent others part of a larger company. The benefits of using a larger company for your pet sitting are that it’s more likely they will be adhering to all the Animal Welfare Legislations and as they will have the concern with brand protection, more-so than an independent, meaning that they will be wanting to provide you with the high quality pet care.

The other consideration of using a professional pet sitting company in Bristol is that should the pet sitter be taken ill or unable to pet sit at the last minute, the company should be able to provide you with a back-up pet sitter.

That being said, if you are looking to become a pet sitter in Bristol, contacting a professional pet sitting company will be a good place to start as they will probably have clients ready and waiting for you.

To contact us, check availability or to ask us a question complete our online form.

How to Choose A Dog Walker

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Ask friends for recommendations

Ask your friends/colleagues if they use a dog walker and ask whether they are happy with them and get their contact details.

Use Instagram/Facebook

Instagram and Facebook are great places to see what kind of experience your dog will be getting. Most dog walking companies will have their own Facebook & Instagram accounts.   Instead of taking the dog walking company’s word for it, you’ll be able to scroll through their pages and see where your dog goes, what kinds of dogs your dog is playing with and how dirty your dog is getting.

You should also be upfront with your potential dog walker if your dog has any particular quirks. Does your dog not get along with certain breeds? Is your dog scared by loud noises? It’s important for you to be honest with the potential walker to ensure the best care for your dog.

Are you insured?

There are a number of Insurance companies who deal specifically with pet care related businesses and offer cover that includes Public Liability, Key Cover, Care, Custody and Control and Employers Liability (if the company has staff members). Do not be afraid to ask to see their insurance certificate.

Do you have a pet contract, terms and conditions and references?

You should be asked to sign a contract to clarify the walker’s responsibilities as well as your own.  Ask to see references/reviews.

Are they DBS checked?   The dog walker will most likely hold a key to your home so trust is essential.

Will the same person walk my dog every day? Consistency is good for your dog and will enable your dog to build a relationship with the same person.

Do you arrange cover for when my usual dog walker is on holiday or sick?

How many dogs do you walk at a time? It’s common for walkers to take more than one dog out at a time, and that can help keep the costs down for you. But the more dogs, the less attention given to your dog. This can be an issue for dogs with special needs or more timid dogs.

How much time do you guarantee on the walk?

Make sure the time quoted e.g. a 60 minute walk should be 60 minutes out having fun.   The journey time shouldn’t be included.

Will you come out to meet me and my dog beforehand?

Most professional Dog Walkers will arrange to meet you and your dog beforehand to discuss all your requirements. This is a great opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and for your dog and the walker to start building a relationship.

If you would like any more information on our services, or on Dog Walking in general, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0161 612 3811.

To check availability or to book Scamps and Champs Dog Walking Services in your local area simply complete our online form.