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Big Paws and Pals is a local, family run, dog walking and pet sitting business in Portsmouth.
I am a stay at home mum, whose children are all now grown/growing up. Which now means I have the time to devote myself again to working with animals. I have previous experience of working in a boarding kennels/cattery, and have owned dogs and other pets all my life.

The newest addition to our family is a Newfoundland dog (Big Paws). He is a complete nutcase, but he is the sweetest and friendliest dog, who just loves to meet new dogs to play with, and he is a very much loved part of the family. We ensure that all “Pals” feel cared for, special and are treated as part of the family too.

Since deciding that I wanted to start a dog walking and pet care business, I have studied hard to add knowledge to my experience, and I now hold qualifications in, Dog Walking and Pet Sitting, Pet Nutrition,and Canine First Aid, CPR and Safety. I am currently studying animal psychology.

We understand that new faces and experiences can be stressful to animals, and do all we can to make the first few sessions as stress free as possible for them. We will only go at a pace that the animal is comfortable with, until they feel totally at ease with us. We want them to be happy and enjoy themselves at all times.

All our pet carers and walkers are First Aid trained.

We are DBS checked and fully insured, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that your dog is in safe hands.