A little about me and my business

Hi my name is Victoria and I live in Blyth, Northumberland. I am very lucky to live right next to Blyth beach, which is where you will find me most days!

Welcome to my dog walking and Pet Sitting Service – Penny’s Doggy Daycare.

With over 25 years of experience looking after my own animals (which include Penny my dog, Bella and Jasper, my cats, Pip and Joey, my guinea pigs and Angel my little cob pony) I am here to help you!

Qualifications

I have a Veterinary Assistant diploma, a diploma in Dog Walking and Pet Sitting, a diploma in Animal Psychology, Animal training and pet sitting, a diploma in Equine Psychology and I also hold a Pet First Aid certificate.

Insurance and DBS Checks

I have full Public Liability Insurance and I am DBS checked. I am also insured to transport your pets in my own vehicle.

My dog walking Service

Dogs have always played a big part in my life. I know how important exercise is for your dog, and that even though you are undoubtedly the most qualified person to take care of your own dog, it is inevitable that work, family and other social engagements mean that you cannot always be around to do so.

I offer an initial free meet and greet with yourself and your dog so we can discuss your dog’s individual requirements and agree a pet plan with you.
I can provide my own dog leads and eco friendly dog poop bags. After our walk, each dog is towel dried and once home I will clean out and refresh their water bowl, offer them food if required, and ensure they are happily settled before I leave.

Pet Sitting Service

My pet sitting service is an alternative to taking your pets to a kennels/cattery. I will visit your pets in the comfort of their own home. This is great for cats in particular who hate leaving their own territory, and do best when there are minimal changes to their environment. So cat sitting means that their normal routine is not disrupted and are much happier on your return.

I will go through your cats care regime and ensure that I stick to their normal routine as closely as possible ensuring they have the right food and any special diet that may be difficult for catteries to provide.

I recommend one or two visits per day for cats. For that extra bit of TLC, I can make extra visits and am completely flexible to your requirements. The cost of a visit is the same regardless of the number of cats you have.

Small Animal Visits – include, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, fish and reptiles. Other species considered! Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

I offer a range of small pet services. As part of the service your pet will get:

  • 30 minutes of my time in the morning and late afternoon
  • Fresh water and food
  • Full clean (as and when necessary)

I am also more than happy to:

  • Water plants
  • Pick up post
  • Turn lights on and off and generally make your home looked lived in while you are away

My service could also include transportation to and from the vet for regular check- ups/injections and boosters for an extra fee.

Puppy and older dog visits – a home service for dogs who require a bit of TLC during the day and shorter walks

Transport to grooming/nail cutting appointments