About Vanessa

I'm Vanessa & since being a child I've always been around animals and genuinely believe they are part of the family. I'm the proud owner of two beautiful cats, Bud & Stella, & have grown up surrounded by Yorkshire Terriers, Border Collies, cats, hamsters, mice, fish, terrapins, birds, Jack Russells & a Pomeranian to name a few.

I offer a personal service, fully tailored to you & your dog(s) needs. As I have always had pets myself, I understand that all animals have unique characteristics & needs.

For your peace of mind, I am DBS (formerly CRB) checked, fully insured & will treat your dog as one of my own. I'm a vetted & approved member of Pet Sitters Alliance, and have over 10 years experience. I am also a qualified pet first aider. We are fully licensed by Bolton Council.

If you find there aren't enough hours in the day to walk your dog or you're fed up of the miserable weather, I'll come to your home and exercise/visit your dog for you. I can give them fresh food & water, playtime, & lots & lots of cuddles. I also do the little things like open/close curtains, put the bins out/in etc. Rest assured, I will only walk your dog(s) on their own, not in a group with other, unfamiliar

When your dog stays with us, they share our home & garden as if it were their own. We want your dog to feel loved and nutured whilst you are away and will follow their usual routine as possible eg. walking/exercise times & length, feeding times. I recommend you bring your food & bowl, toys etc. All these familiar things help your dog settle in & relax. Each additional dog from the same household stays for half price.
I can come to your home beforehand to discuss your particular needs and of course meet your beloved pet(s). This meet & greet is free.

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Credentials
    • Address Verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Completed bookings: 4
  • Response rate: 97%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for all services: Flexible
Availability
If you have special time requirements, simply let Vanessa know.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Other Pets: 2 cats.
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • Dog CPR/first-aid certified
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Rebecca
    Rebecca

    Vanessa is very professional.. having walked my digs for the first time yesterday she kept me regularly updated and informed of the times etc. I will be using Vanessa on a regular basis.

    7th June 2017

  • Ian
    Ian

    Vanessa was really professional and very friendly. Couldn't ask for a better dog sitter! Will definitely be using her again.

    19th April 2017

  • Vicki
    Vicki

    Vanessa was absolutely fantastic from start to finish and so flexible and helpful. She clearly adored Monty and the feeling was mutual. We could tell from the first moment they met how good she is with dogs and that she knows her stuff. Vanessa came and did two puppy visits for us, feeding playing and settling him down. She even sent us photos each time to show us how he was getting on. He was clearly very well looked after and we're so pleased with how smoothly it went. Vanessa is a star and made leaving our puppy alone for the first time completely manageable. Highly recommend.

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  • Free GPS tracked walks
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