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I had been looking after friends' pets for a few years on and off: while  they had weekends away, went travelling overseas on holiday, stag/hen parties, late meetings or working away, etc.
It was when I was looking after a friends  dog, other pets and  another dog for a family wedding,  that my friend casually suggested that I could do this as a living.  A seed was planted, but it would be another three years until AlphaPaws was created.


When I was younger we had a family Dog - a King Charles Cavalier  Spaniel  called Tegwyn (pictures below).
A few years ago I was adopted by a lovely ginger cat called Gingy/Nala .
​When my Nana passed away I took her  cat, Cookie, in .
All have sadly gone over the rainbow bridge now.

When I was very young I had two fish - Flash and Gordon. :)
My nana always had cats, and my uncle had pet rats; I always looked forward to seeing them on our Sunday visits.
​My nana always    said "never trust a person who doesn't like animals......"


​I look after dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits and fish (others on consultation).
​Your pet will be looked after in the comfort of their own home and you can be assured that they will receive the excellent individual care that they deserve.


I have a BA Hons Degree  in   Social   Anthropology,  with a focus on cognition . I also hold a  PTLLS - now called  AET.

I am currently studying ​Canine Behavior certificate    with The International School for Canine Psychology and Behavoiur (ISCP) .
I also study with Canine Principles  CPD courses including: 

  • Feline Health & Wellness
  • Dogs and Children Course
  • Senior Dog Care Course
  • Canine Enrichment
  • Solving Separation Related Problems
  • Canine Communication - The Language Of A Species

​In October 2017 I attended and completed a Cat and Dog Emergency First Aid Course issued by 1stAiders which lasts 3 years.  (Due to Covid-19 no in-person classes are running  at the moment, just online refreshers, but it will be updated as soon as they become available, although I have done online one )

​I am DBS (previously CRB) checked and I am insured with Pet Business Insurance - including care, custody and control, loss of keys and public liability.
​I am registered with   NARPS, National Association of Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers.

​I have completed PDSAs e-learning course: Pet First Aid and Medicine, with a pass rate of 100% and I have also completed Narps' online Pet Sitting and Dog walking course - which is LANTRA approved.

In order to keep up to date with my CPD, I am a Kennel Club Affiliate and sign up to different short courses and information sites, including an online Animal Behaviour and Welfare course held by the University of Edinburgh.

​I am a participant in the  Canine Principles Associates Program
Contact Information
Elms Vale Road, Dover, CT17 7PA, United Kingdom, Kent CT17 9PA
Telephone: 07548 203504

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