Can Animals Get Coronavirus? – How to Care for Your Pets during Self-Isolation!

Can Animals Get Coronavirus? - Scamps & Champs

Whilst the human world adjusts to the ever changing news headlines on the Coronavirus pandemic and prepares for self-isolating, there remains uncertainty surrounding our pets and what this means for them. The Government and health authorities have issued advice on how to minimise risk of infection for ourselves, but what about our beloved furry friends? What happens if we have Coronavirus and need to self-isolate with our pets, can they get Coronavirus?

Here at Scamps & Champs Chichester we would like to help answer some of these questions for you and provide you and your pets with support, during this difficult, confusing and uncertain time. Please find out pet care advice for self-isolation below.

Can My Pets Get Coronavirus?

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause serious illness in humans and in some extremely rare cases animals. However, there is no evidence that companion animals such as pets can spread COVID-19.

How Should I Look After My Pets Whilst Social Distancing?

The RSPCA are urging pet owners not to panic and abandon their pets. If you haven’t tested positive for the virus then they advise you to interact and exercise your pets as you normally would but to adopt a hygienic approach of washing bedding frequently and washing your hands after feeding and interacting with your pets. They also advise the following key points:

  • Try and avoid your pets kissing or licking you.
  • Don’t share food with your pets.
  • Ensure if your pet is on medication that you have adequate supplies at home, in case you need to self-isolate.
  • Speak to your vet or doctor for more advice if you are concerned in anyway.
  • Keep exercising dogs as normal. You can go outside for a walk when social distancing, however Government guidance advises keeping two metres away from other humans.

What if I Have Coronavirus & I Have Pets to Care For?

If you are ill then the best advice is to limit your contact with your pets and ask one of your family members to care for them whilst you recover. In addition, follow the bullet points above and maintain a rigorous hygienic approach as standard. However, some people may not have this as an option due to living alone and therefore we advise contacting a pet care company who provide; pet sitting, dog home boarding or dog walking. So that you can recover whilst self-isolating, but ensuring that your pet is cared for outside of your home and that your dog is walked and exercised. Ultimately you need to self-isolate but your pets don’t as they don’t carry risk of spreading the infection.

What Help is Available for Pets in Chichester?

Scamps & Champs Chichester recognise that this is a really difficult time for people and that ensuring your pets are well cared for and that dogs are taken for engaging walks is really vital to their exercise and well-being. Therefore, whether you are ill or even if you would just like some assistance caring for your pets whilst self-isolating, then Scamps & Champs Chichester are here to support you and your animals. We can provide pet sitting in the home where there are no cases of coronavirus, we also offer a dog home boarding service for people who would benefit for a 24 hour pet care service outside of their own home and we also offer dog walking services.

Scamps & Champs Chichester is a local business providing Pet Care Services to the community of Chichester, Bognor Regis & the surrounding areas. If you are currently self-isolating and need help to care for your pets. Please give branch manager Sarah a call 0333 200 5827 or email We really care about your pets and their well-being so we are keen to ensure that people know who they can contact for help.  

Scamps and Champs Chichester is Growing!

In the last 2 months Chichester Scamps and Champs has taken on 4 new team members. Requests for services are increasing weekly and with great reviews and plenty of happy pet lovers it can only get better.  If you are looking for a reliable premium per service then look no further that Sarah and her team at Scamps and Champs Chichester.

‘I am really pleased that Scamps and Champs Chichester has taken off so well and this is due to great service from the team of pet lovers that we have and the great brand that is Scamps and Champs.’

Sarah Davies – Branch owner

The current team at Scamps and Champs Chichester can cover your dog boarding, pet sitting and pet visit needs all over Chichester, Bognor Regis and the surrounding area.  We have a great team in place to look after your pets and treat them as part of the family. 

Our team members so are:

Mike Parham – East Wittering

Mikes is the name, dog boarding our game!

We are a family of three, Mike, Ksenia and Anarella (7) we live in West Sussex.

We have a great passion for our four-legged friends, as a child I grew up always with a German Shepard around and in adult life, until recently, there has always been one or even two at times, with the occasional Irish Wolf and even a Cavalier King Charles (slight diversity there!)

I have to admit that we currently do not have any dogs of our own. I have been reluctant despite family pressure to own another dog as the memories of losing one’s best friend is always so heart breaking, something you, animal lovers, no doubt will appreciate

So here we are! Scamps & Champs dog boarders! 

Cyra Shepherd – Fishbourne

Cyra has just joined our home boarding team at Scamps and Champs Chichester. She has a lovely home that she shares with Ernie, her lovely golden Labrador and her family.  We are thrilled she has come on board and know that she will be a real team player. Cyra says: 

“I love dogs. This is an ideal job for me where I look forward to welcoming them into our home, in a safe and loving environment for them to enjoy, so the owners can relax and feel confident that their dog is well cared for while they are away.” 

Carla Campbell – Nutbourne

My name is Carla and a really excited to join Sarah at Scamps and Champs Chichester. I am a very happy, friendly and energetic person. I’m a big animal enthusiast and have studied animal care at college to achieve my higher national certificate. I love all animals but my main passion is for dogs.

Having grown up with a variety of dogs from Rottweiler’s and German Shepherds to Dachshunds and Chihuahuas. I couldn’t imagine my life without them. I have a little Cockapoo called Daisy who is my world. We enjoy lovely walks around the local villages where we live. Emsworth, Nutbourne and Bosham are among our favourites. I love walking and exploring new places for dog walks. 

I can’t wait to start looking after your pets in Chichester and bring Scamps and Champs to the South Coast.

Jane Mason – Pagham

I’m Jane and I have lived with and cared for animals of all types and sizes for over half a century!

I teach animal care and management at a local college and have a particular interest in animal/owner bonding.

I am happy to be working with Sarah and her team and look forward to getting to meet new pets and their owners around the South Downs area.

If you think you might need one of our premium pet services then drop me an email here

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We would love to hear from you!

Dog Walking in Chichester & Bognor Regis – Scamps and Champs Chichester can ‘Take the Lead’ for you!

We’ve all been there; when the dog walk has sunk to the bottom of the list. A change in lifestyle, sickness or an emergency can leave you struggling for time. 

Let our premium dog walking service in Chichester help!  At Scamps and Champs we are here to help when getting out for a walk becomes difficult; for any reason.

We have a team of Chichester dog walkers waiting to ‘Take the Lead’ and lavish attention and walkies on your best friend.  Our local area is renowned for its dog walks and Chichester is surrounded by some fantastic areas.  Let us show them to your dog.

Scamps and Champs Chichester offer a premium dog walking service. One of our experienced and local dog walkers can come to your home and walk your dog for you, ensuring they have an engaging, fun and stimulating walk out in the fresh air. When your dog is happy and exercised then you are happy and life can become easier and less stressful.

You can also qualify for our 10% new customer discount and if you are within the Armed Forces community we offer a 5% discount.

Do we Pack Walk?  No we don’t…

Our Chichester dog walkers will never ‘pack walk’ your dog. We believe in individual attention and offer a premium one to one dog walking service. Whether it’s a one off walk while you’re out for the day or a regular weekly walk; each package is tailored to your individual needs and your dog’s personality. We will never walk your dog off the lead unless we have your consent and your dog displays a solid 100% recall.

However, if they love the company and would benefit from socialising with other dogs, then we are happy to pair your dog up with a walking buddy or two. Assuming everyone is getting on well with each other and that every dog is going to benefit from a group walk, we are happy to walk your dog with up to three other pup-pals.

Yours and your dog’s individual needs…

We offer a friendly, reliable and compassionate service, which can be tailored to suit your dog’s individual needs. We will come and meet you and your dog and ascertain exactly what it is you are looking for.

Keep an eye on us and you dog with GPS…

We offer GPS Location Check in Service – so that you know your dog and walker has arrived at their destination.

Our GPS Route Tracker – you can access our GPS route tracker so that you can see where your dog is being walked and see that they are getting the walk you have been promised.

Scamps and Champs Chichester want to make your life easier…

You can book our Chichester dog walkers online – we provide a quick and easy to use online booking system, so that you can book your dog in for their walk, whilst you are anywhere and at any time.

Just in case, You never know…

You never know what’s around the corner. We have back up dog walkers – if due to unforeseen circumstances your dog walker is unable to attend the walk, we always have a backup dog walker organised so that your dog can still get out and go for their walk.

How did it go…

Our personal feedback report will be sent to you. We have an electronic feedback report with photographs of your dog on their walk so you can see what they have been up to.

What does it cost…

Group Dog Walks:  30 minutes  = £8 or 60 minutes = £12

Solo Dog Walks: 30 minutes = £10 or 60 minutes = £15

Additional dogs from the same household, half price. We can also do the weekend or bank holidays.  If you require more information then visit the Chichester Dog Walking price list on Scamps and Champs here

The New Addition – A Puppy!

In addition to all of the above, we also offer sessions in your home to assist your puppies with toilet training, behaviour and confidence. If you have something specific you want to work on, please get in contact via the details below and we would be happy to consider your request.

To contact Chichester Scamps and Champs, simply send us a message via our online form, we will be in touch as soon as we can.

A Gunner Family Investing in the Local Community

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Sarah Davies has recently set up Scamps and Champs Chichester, a hugely successful national pet service franchise. Sarah is keen to invest in her local area and our community and is hiring people to provide a variety of pet services.

Of her new business Sarah says; “The response to my adverts from local people to get involved and offer our pet services has been tremendous.  The local communities of Chichester are really taking an interest and I hope to employ many local people to provide our pet services.”

Sarah is set to marry Leon, a Royal Artillery Officer in August.  Leon was recently based at Thorney island and after falling love with the south coast, they now live permanently in the area.  Chichester has strong links with the Royal Artillery and the local regiments attend the Remembrance Parade each year with a strong veteran following. There are also local links from as far back as World War One.

West Sussex County Council is also proud to be part of Forces Connect South East, a cross-border partnership comprising: Surrey, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex and Hampshire county councils; Brighton and Hove and Medway councils; and the NHS.

Sarah has worked for a number of years co-ordinating the Royal Artillery Association, aka The Gunners Veteran Association, providing much needed welfare and support to our veterans and their families. Despite her busy work schedule, she made the decision to branch out and start her own Pet Service business and ensure it a community-based business. Sarah even offers all members of the armed forces a continuing 5% discount on pet care services at Scamps and Champs Chichester.

Sarah is keen to make local connections with other businesses in the community and says; “I am really excited and want to get in touch with animal charities in the local area and offer support and fundraising.  It is really important to include the local businesses and offer promotions through some independent cafes and shops.  I would like Scamps and Champs Chichester to become a local business with reach into the local and wider community.”

So, what is Scamps & Champs all about then? Scamps and Champs are one of the countries top pet care services, offering a professional level of pet-sitting and dog-walking excellence, within the animal care sector. Whilst many competitors only simply offer one area of services for dogs, Scamps and Champs pride themselves on offering a wide variety of elite pet care services for; cats, dogs, birds, small animals and horses.

Scamps and Champs offer an extensive range of pet care services for all animals including; pet sitting, overnight pet sitting, home boarding, dog walking and even a pet chaperone service for your wedding day. Scamps and Champs are a well-known, established brand, offering a caring and trust-worthy service, to all pet owners and animals.

Investment in the local community by enthusiastic and innovative businesses is exactly what we need, and Sarah with Scamps and Champs Chichester is a great example of this. We look forward to hearing from her and her clients as her business develops.

To learn more about Scamps and Champs Chichester visit their website or follow the Scamps and Champs Chichester Facebook Page.

To contact Scamps and Champs Chichester, check pet care service availability or to make a booking, simply complete their online enquiry form and Sarah will respond to you as soon as possible.

A Wedding Service with a Difference – We will get your Pet to the Church on Time!

We all know that our pets are a big part of the family. So, let Chichester Scamps and Champs Wedding Chaperone Service make your ‘Big Day’ PAWFECT.

Our pets are undoubtedly part of the family therefore on the biggest day of your life, why wouldn’t you want your pet to be there? Cats and dogs love us unconditionally and without question, therefore having them with us as we walk down the aisle carries truly special significance. Having your pet present on your wedding day, is an aspect of your big day that you do not want to miss out on, but how can you co-ordinate everything by yourself?

Let Chichester Scamps and Champs help and be there to chaperone your beloved pet and make your big day truly special and complete.

The concept of having your best pet-pal at your wedding is a wonderful idea, with an increasing number of venues now welcoming dogs and cats to be part of wedding occasions. However, to make all of this possible practically a pet chaperone service is needed, to ensure that your pet has everything they need so that your perfect wedding day can proceed without a hitch!

Scamps and Champs Chichester – Wedding Pet Chaperoning Service

This is where Chichester Scamps and Champs can assist you! We recognise how important it is that you have your pet included in your wedding and we want to help your day go as perfectly as possible for you. We can ensure that your best friend is chaperoned to your wedding venue and by your side in all of your professional wedding photographs.

We can take the worry out of your wedding by offering you our elite pet chaperoning service, taking care of your beloved pet for the entire day. Our services commence by us coming to your home to meet you and your pet in person, this is to ensure that both you and your four-legged friend are happy with your chosen chaperone. Once everyone has become acquainted and you are completely comfortable, we will sit with you and you can tell us exactly how you wish your pet to be involved in your pawfect wedding day.

What Does Chichester Wedding Pet Chaperone Provide?

All of our wedding packages are bespoke and can be tailored to your individual requirements. Your cat or dog can be involved in as little or as much of your special day as you like. It is important that we meet your needs but that we also work together to meet the personality and requirements of your pet too. We recognise that a wedding venue is an unfamiliar environment for your furry friend and we therefore want to be there to support them every step of the way.

In addition, where possible we will try and maintain your cat or dog’s usual routine. We will ensure they are exercised before leaving, that they eat at their usual meal times and have their favourite food with them. Water will also be available at all times. We will try and encourage you to select a quiet zone for your pet at the wedding venue, which can be as simple as a small side room. This so that we can bring some of your cat or dogs home comforts along with them, such as their bed, a blanket or some of their favourite toys. This is also so that if the ceremony becomes too busy or overwhelming for them, we can take them back to their quiet room and settle them comfortably.

Our Promise to You

At Chichester Scamps and Champs our whole business and livelihood surrounds the professional care of animals. In addition, our staff have array of experience in caring for animals of all sizes and breeds. We therefore want to provide the best possible care whilst chaperoning your cat or dogs throughout the entirety of your wedding day, ensuring that you all have the best day possible together.

We will plan the day meticulously in line with your requirements and your pet’s personality, so that your day can include them in a stress free way. We will be there from first thing in the morning, or often even from the night before for an overnight stay. We will take care of all of your pet’s needs, by chaperoning them across the entire wedding period, for as long as you need. Ensuring you have the perfect wedding day with your best pet-pal by your side.

Our personal approach and real love of animals will make your pet feel safe and secure in our care.  We are fully insured, DBS checked and completely committed to your animals’ welfare.

Please do give me or one of our enthusiastic team a call or drop us an email.  Our number is a national number and there is always someone ready to answer your call.

All messages are passed onto me personally and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

For more information please visit our website Chichester Scamps and Champs If you feel we could offer their many dog-walking and pet-sitting service please do get in touch.

Dog Home Boarding in Chichester & Bognor Regis –

Let us look after your Purfect Pooch while you are on your Holibobs!

If it’s a choice between the kennels and Chichester Dog Home Boarder then I know what I would choose! A warm and friendly home, fully insured and dog loving environment, full of cuddles, walks and treats.

That’s where Scamps and Champs in Chichester can assist you.  We have a team of Chichester dog home boarding individuals waiting to lavish attention and walkies on your best friend.

Chichester Scamps and Champs offer a home boarding service where your dog goes on their own small holiday, to live with one of our experienced host families in the comfort of their lovely home. There are no kennels or cages, unless you take your own crate as that is your dog’s usual routine. They will be part of family life and be provided with large amounts of company and attention.

Chichester dog home boarding service allows your pets routine to be catered for along your dog’s individual requirements;

  • such as dietary needs,
  • meal times,
  • walks
  • Dispensing of any medications.

We will discuss your dog’s requirements, routine and personality with you at length and make a plan for your dog’s stay that you are happy with. Your dog will never be walked off the lead unless written consent is obtained from you, signifying that you are

All Chichester Dog boarding homes are fully vetted, licensed by the local council and insured. Your dog will also be treated as one of the family with all the love and affection you desire for your beloved furry family member.

Chichester Scamps and Champs will always go that extra mile to ensure your pooch is happy, content and looked after.

You want your dog to be cared for, relaxed and comfortable within an experienced and friendly home or with one of our selected Chichester dog boarders; We do to!

Whilst you are away we will send you photographs of your dog so that you can see how they are getting within the boarders home and keep up to date with what they are up to, so you can enjoy your trip away knowing they are happy and safe. They will probably feel like they are having their own fabulous mini break.

Our personal approach and real love of animals will make your dog feel safe and secure in our care.  We are fully insured, DBS checked and completely committed to your animals’ welfare.

Please do give me or one of our enthusiastic team a call or drop us an email.  Our number is a national number and there is always someone ready to answer your call.

All messages are passed onto me personally and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please share your photo’s here and if you think that Chichester Scamps and Champs could offer their many dog-walking and pet-sitting service please do get in touch.