Experienced. Dedicated. Reliable.
Your pets... treated just like my own
Jess from Like My Own has been looking after our dog Frankie for the last 5 months, and we have been thoroughly pleased with the service she provides. We initially started with asking for an hours walk a couple of times a week, but with a growing Lurcher X Bull Terrier pup – we soon realised he needed more! Jess is extremely flexible, and is happy to take Frankie for half a day or a full day when requested. Me and my partner work full time (one of us works shifts), and so our working week is very changeable, but this is never a problem for her.
Jess is happy to follow our 'command phrases', and treat rewards to remain consistent with us and came round for a 'meet and greet', so that Frankie knew her before she took him out for his first walk. She is happy to socialise him with other dogs, but it also happy to take him on his own.
Jess is incredibly affectionate with Franks, and it is clear that she loves him just as much as we do – which is vital to us, as he is our pride and joy! She is very fair and firm, which is also important for his breed. Jess is also happy to text once she has bought Frankie back home, to inform us of his day/walk, and often we receive a picture or video – which is a fantastic personal touch! We would highly recommend Jess, and Like My Own, as they offer the best service around!
Danni and Sarah, with Frankie
Jess has been looking after our family pets, Blade a 9 year old German Sheppard bitch, and Kitty our 1 year old cat for over six months now. She provides an excellent service, is trustworthy, honest, friendly, and an all-round genuine person. Her medical knowledge, understanding of animals, and personal touch is unmatched. When Blade was diagnosed with diabetes and underwent serious operations last year, Jess administered insulin as required, and gave her all the love and encouragement she needed to recover each day. She understands animals very well, and in our opinion is at the top of her game.
Jess is more than capable of providing a first class service to her clients and is the only person we would trust in the future if we are going away for a week or just needing someone to pop in and feed the pets whilst we are out at work. We have entrusted her with our pets, home, and house keys on many an occasion, and every time we are away have the peace of mind that everything is in order as she will regularly text or call us with updates.
Jess charges a reasonable rate dependant on the services required. And it is worth remembering that you get what you pay for. You are paying for professionalism, peace of mind, and the happiness of your animals at a time when they would be missing you so much. We would definitely recommend her services to anyone wanting a more personal solution than leaving their loved ones in kennels or catteries whilst away on holiday or for other reasons. These places can be nice on the outside but who knows what happens when you’re gone..
Needless to say that if you have employed Jess`s services you will not be disappointed. She is beyond a shadow of a doubt the best and most professional person we have met when it comes to this type of work.
Steve & Marta, with Blade and Kitty
Having to choose a kennel/place to stay for my Beagle Oscar was always going to be a hard task when it was the first time we had left him to go on holiday.
I trawled the internet for hours looking at local businesses. I'm so glad I eventually found out about Jess at Like My Own pet care services, dog boarding as an alternative to kennels.
I took Oscar round for a meet an greet prior to his stay with Jess an her 2 dogs and Oscar made himself at home straight away, I was confident there would be no problems at all and I was right, Oscar loved his stay with Jess and my mind was always at ease knowing he was getting the love and attention that he would get at home. Jess sent regular photos and updates of Oscar which was great.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Jess to anyone and I shall certainly be a returning customer from now on.
Donna with Oscar
We just wanted to say a very big thank you to Jess and her mum for house sitting for six nights with us recently. We have three flat coated retrievers, two of which are only eight months old, one slightly grumpy cat, six hens and six sheep. Nonetheless Jess and her mum rose to the challenge and did a brilliant job looking after them all.
Nothing was too much trouble, they were organised and professional and it was lovely to know that all the animals were in safe, caring hands whilst we were away on holiday. We would not hesitate to recommend Jess and will definitely look to use her services again.
Thank you very much indeed. The Kerfoot family, Derbyshire
We first met Jess in February 2014 at her Life skills for puppy classes when Maddie was 9 weeks old. Jess is an experienced and patient teacher and makes the lessons fun for both puppy and owner. The classes are small so personal concerns can be concentrated on especially for us as first time puppy owners.
Maddie started at day care with Jess at 10 weeks old, from day 1 Maddie settled in and soon made herself completely at home. Maddie now goes to day care and boards to fit in with my shifts. Jess is always very flexible, often at short notice. Maddie loves going and starts to “sing” in the last mile of the car journey once she realises we are nearly there.
Maddie loves seeing which buddies she has each visit. Maddie sees Jess and her family as an extension of her own family; she never gives me a second look when I drop her off. Maddie loves nothing better than a run round the field with her buddies then chewing on a hoof when she gets back to Jess’s house.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Jess and “Like my own” to anyone wanting high quality pet care from a dedicated person.
Sam and Maddie
Our English Bulldog's favourite time of the week is walking with Jess and Jamie. We feel relaxed knowing Morris is in highly qualified hands and trust the team to access our home and collect Morris while we are at work. We would recommend Like My Own Pet Care Services to anyone looking for a highly qualified, trustworthy and genuinely passionate company to care for their pet.
Adam and Natalie, with Morris
Jess and her family have looked after our Boxer Kaleesi since 2013. As Graham and myself both worked full time we started off with Just having an hour walk a day, we soon saw what a difference these walks had made to Kaleesis walking and behaviour, we often sought Jess advice, which was always valuable.
We then decided to send Kaleesi for day care, as this gave us further peace of mind, and Kaleesi loved to go, she had made friends by then with Maddie, another dog in day care.
In April 2014 we found ourselves homeless for 9 weeks while we were waiting for our house to be completed.
Jess and her family came to the rescue again, and looked after Kaleesi during this time. I am not sure what would of happened if Jess couldn't of helped us.
Like My Own has become a second home to Kaleesi, and Jess' family a part of our own too.
Jess and Jamie work tirelessly 7 days a week every week.
Thank you Like My Own, you are a wonderful caring team.
Heather and Graham, with Kaleesi
Ace our beagle cross has just spent the last 10 days with jess and her family but after collecting him he was so calm and chilled
when he has been to the kennels for a couple of nights he is so stressed and has no bark due to Barking like crazy
I cannot recommend "like my own' enough, I leave Ace feeling 100% happy that he is happy and that is the most important thing when I am on my hols.
Anna, with Ace