‘I personally vet all of the London pet sitters that work for the company.’
Kacey Curtis (Founder & Director of Paws Galore Pet Sitters)
“Having set up Paws Galore Pet Sitters in 2009 after using a pet sitting company I felt didn’t really fulfill my expectations, I know how strange it can feel to hand over the keys to your home and beloved pet to a stranger. That is why I only accept reliable, trustworthy London pet sitters to represent the company, people that I would trust with my own pets and home.”
Every sitter that works with Paws Galore Pet Sitters is covered by our Cliverton insurance policy and all hold a basic police disclosure certificate along with current references which are available upon request. They go through a strict process which takes time and we interview every sitter in their own home.
Any of the information I have collected for our London pet sitters during this process can be made available to you should you wish to see it, this includes a personal statement about their personal and professional pet experience, references and CV’s.
We also have some clients that have joined us and become a London pet sitter themselves, they really know how it feels to leave their pet in someone else’s hands so can offer you the extra reassurance you may be looking for.
Also, in many cases, we are in a position to offer new clients a personal phone or email reference from one of our current clients who, when asked, are only too happy to provide this for the company.
Meet some of our lovely pet sitters!
Becky is a lifelong animal lover! She has worked with us since 2011 so one of our very regular, long standing cat sitters & dog walkers. Having spent 2 years working as a receptionist at Goddards Veterinary clinic in Canonbury, she also has a vast amount of knowledge regarding pets health and wellbeing. Becky certainly knows how to talk to the animals!
Areas covered: Islington, Highbury, Barnsbury, Kings Cross, Kingsland, Stoke Newington
Michelle is a full time teacher who loves to spend her spare time pet sitting. Seen here with her own cat Tigger who she rescued in 2015. She has experience giving insulin injections as her previous cat was diabetic. Michelle also takes some of our weekend solo dog walks in her area.
Areas Covered: Islington, Highbury, Barnsbury, Kings Cross, Kingsland, Camden
Nigel has been pet & house sitting in the London area since 2012. He has a natural affinity with animals and experience has taught him how to help make pets feel at ease quickly with a new carer. He is happy to take care of any medical or specific needs your pets may have too.
Areas covered: Anywhere in London
Sehrish has years experience of rescuing both cats and dogs and also fostering and owning cats. Currently a cattery support volunteer at Battersea where she has gained canine behaviour and cat & dog socialising training. A cat owner herself she understands the anxieties that can come with leaving your cat at home whilst you are away.
Areas covered: Dollis Hill, Kensal Green, Kilburn, Brondesbury, Cricklewood, Willesden
Stuart has over 40 years experience of caring for his own cats as well as of caring and walking dogs and puppies. As well as working with us, he volunteers as a cat adoption volunteer for an animal re-homing charity.
Areas covered: Pinner, most areas of West London & Camden
Philippa has worked with us since 2012 providing daily dog walks and hourly dog sitting. She has certificates in dog training, canine aggression and rehabilitation so comes with lots of knowledge and experience.
Areas covered: Islington, Camden, Haringey, Westminster, City of London, East London
Ean is one of our regular sitters and has worked with us since 2013, providing cat visits, dog walks and House & Pet sitting. A life long cat owner, mainly Manx cats in his younger years as he was born on the Isle of Man. He practices Tai Chi in his spare time. “I enjoy looking after and spending time with a variety of animals, every week is different and interesting”.
Areas covered: SW & Central London
Rosie started out as a client of ours, she says she was so impressed by how fantastic the sitters were with her nervous cat, that she asked to join as a pet sitter. Her back ground is in animal welfare, previously working at Wood Green The Animals Charity and volunteering at Battersea Dog & Cats Home. She is also a qualified hydrotherapist.
Areas covered: Islington, Canonbury, Barnsbury
Zoe grew up helping out her rural vet Uncle and helping out in riding stable. She loves long dog walk, almost as much as the dogs do. She is a big cat fan, at home she has 2 cats with three eyes between them!
Areas covered: Islington, Stoke Newington, Finsbury Park
Pam started off as a client of ours, after decided she would love to join us as a cat sitter she has really got involved and looked after many of our clients cats. She has 2 beautiful cats herself and comes with lots of lifetime, feline experience. She has also looked after clients rabbits during the time she has been with us.
Areas covered: Camden, Belsize Park, Hampstead, Primrose Hill
Kat has been pet sitting with us since April 2015 and she says she absolutely loves it! She grew up around many cats in her home country of Malta. As well as enjoying being in the company of pets, she understands how important it is to keep the owners minds at rest with regular photo updates whilst they are away.
Areas covered: Camden, Belsize Park, Kentish Town, Kings Cross
After spending 10 years as an animal welfare assistant at Battersea Cats & Dogs Home and 3 years as a night supervisor at The Mayhew Animal Home, Ryan comes with a lot of pet care experience and knowledge. He has also completed an NVQ Level 2 in Animal Care.
Areas covered: West London, North West London and Central London
An active and energised lifelong dog owner and general pet lover! Experience with a variety of dogs breeds from Beagles to Collies and also many cats with their varying personalities and needs.
Areas covered: North London
Growing up on a small farm in Poland, Lukas has always been surrounded by animals. As well as the farm animals, he had many family pets including dogs, cats, hamsters and fish. In his spare time, he likes to further his knowledge by reading about different animal behaviours. Lukas is a part time pet sitter and personal trainer.
Areas covered: West London & some areas of South London
Areas covered: Anywhere in London.
Shreeya is a full time Architectural Assistant who loves all animals! She loves spending her spare time pet sitting and hanging out with cats and dogs. She has 5+ years experience of dog walking, boarding and sitting, as well as cat & house sitting and regularly sits/boards Max (pictured). She also has volunteered for the National Animal Welfare Trust.