Owned and trusted by animal lovers

Our story

Since 2007, we’ve been providing dog walking and pet sitting services to thousands of happy customers. We’re a family business with people and their pets at the heart of what we do.

For We Love Pets owners Ryan and Jo, working with animals has been a life long passion.

We Love pets founder Jo, an animal mad kid growing up in suburban Reading, started her own Animal Care Club at ten years old and could often be found rescuing stray dogs from the local area, much to the dismay of her parents.

After leaving school her animal obsession took a sideline as she earned a degree in business management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law. It was while working for a local authority in risk management and procurement, that Jo’s entrepreneurial spirit and love of animals inspired her to launch her own dog walking and pet sitting business, alongside studying for a Foundation Degree in Canine Behaviour and Training.

Managing Director Ryan grew up surrounded by animals of all shapes and sizes, from birds of prey to dogs, goats and poultry. Observing animals and understanding their behaviour became second nature, leading him to an extensive career in the animal world which has taken him across the globe, from rehabilitating aggressive dogs in America and Germany to searching for Pigmy Elephants with a group of students in Borneo.

We Love Pets family Ryan White and Jo White

It was on an animal handling course delivered by Ryan that he and Jo met for the first time, and the We Love Pets family truly began.

Two kids, two dogs, over 40 local branches and a full head office team later, We Love Pets has established itself firmly in the UK pet care world, providing award-winning pet care to thousands of households across the UK, as well as landing itself in the UK’s top 100 franchise list for the past two years running.

With a ‘pets first’ ethos and a strict no pack walk policy, We Love Pets has set itself apart from its’ rivals, guaranteeing pets in their care are always with an insured, trained and police checked walker with the pets best interests at heart. 

Today, the We Love Pets brand continues to grow, breaking into the animal training and pet food industry with their We Love Training and We Love Nutrition businesses respectively.

We are an award-winning, British Franchising Association accredited franchise company. We won Emerging Franchisor of the Year in 2018 by the BFA. We’re in the top 100 UK Franchises in the UK (rated by Elite Franchising UK in 2019) and rated in the top 18 franchises in the UK (Start Up 2018).

 

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Who we are

Highly recommended with five-star testimonials

We are truly passionate about pets, extremely reliable, trusted and with a history of great service and five star testimonials.

We’re small enough to care but big enough to cope

Our aim is to provide you with excellent pet care. We can offer care 7 days a week, even when your regular pet carer is on holiday or poorly.

Owned by animal lovers

We have teams of friendly people in different areas and each team outs pets first. All of our managers are animal lovers, with experience and qualifications in animal care.

Comprehensive insured for peace of mind

They have the most comprehensive insurance cover available to Pet Carers including care and custody of animals, public liability, non-negligent cover, third party liability, property damage, employer’s liability and key cover. This means that in the unlikely event of an emergency we are covered for every eventuality.

Decades of experience

Your pets are in good hands – there are vet nurses, dog trainers and dog behaviourists on the team. This means that if you need help with training your dog we can provide you with some tips and work with you.

Police checked and personally vetted

Everybody who works for us is police checked and vetted. This provides you, and us, with the reassurance that all of our team has a clean background. We also carry out background checks and work references.

Security-conscious

Our vehicles aren’t marked, so it isn’t obvious that you aren’t at home. We take data protection very seriously and adhere to the regulations of the Act. All of your personal information is kept completely confidential. We also never put personal or address details with door keys.

Against pack walking

Many dog walkers walk large groups of dogs at one time. We don’t do this. We want your dog to experience a fun filled walk whilst under constant supervision, without being bombarded by lots of big dogs!

Licensed by local authorities

We ask the local authority to inspect each home-boarder and provide them with a license to board dogs. This provides peace of mind that every home-boarder meets strict requirements, including adhering to health and safety policies, a pet friendly home and safe enclosed garden.

Able to handle emergencies  

We have 24-hour access to emergency vet care. All of our managers have built up great relationships with their local vet. Whilst we will always take your pet to your own vet, if required, we do have the contingency of a close by emergency service.

Trained in Pet First Aid

We send all of our owners, managers and key staff on a pet first aid training day. This means that they can act quickly and effectively if your dog cuts a paw or has an accident.

Attentive to your pet's needs

When we walk dogs we allow extra time (in addition to the walk) to provide fresh water, towel downs and some fuss. We allow twenty minutes for cat visits to give us time to clean, refill feed and water bowls and check on your pets. You are more than welcome to book more time if your pets like a good cuddle.

 

More Pet Care Services

Dog Walking

We offer our dog walking service throughout the day. Your dog will be walked in a safe open space and will return home, happy and tired. We also provide fresh water, treats and will towel your dog off in wet weather.

Dog Home Boarding

Our home-from-home dog boarding service is a great alternative to traditional dog boarding kennels. Ideal for when you go on holiday and want your dog to be thoroughly pampered while you’re away.

Dog Day Care

Dog Day Care is a place for your dog to spend the day with a friend, play, exercise and relax in the care of a loving home. While you are at work your dog can enjoy walks, cuddles, naps, training, playtime and plenty of attention.

Cat Sitting

Cat sitting is an ideal service for when you are on holiday and want your cat to stay at home where they are comfortable. We can visit as often as you like to provide fresh water, food, make a fuss and check your house is secure.

Puppy Care

We can help you get through those first few weeks and months when a puppy arrives so that you can go to work without worrying. We'll make frequent visits for regular feeding, cleaning, toilet breaks and lots of fun!

Dog Visits

Our dog sitters provide company and toilet breaks for your dog when you're unable to pop home and let them out. Perfect if you work long shifts or your dog needs medication, frequent feeding or regular trips to the garden.

Small animal care

Small animals need holiday care too! We'll either board your pets in a pet carer’s home or make regular visits to your pets in their own home. We look after chickens, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, mice or ferrets.

Reptiles and Exotics

All of our staff are trained to handle and care for exotic pets. If you're looking for a specialist to look after your pet snake, bearded dragon, tarantula, or any other exotic pet while you're away on holiday, you need this service.

Pet Sitting

Pet sitting allows you to go away happy in the knowledge that your pets will be well looked after at home where they are comfortable. We'll spend time with your pet, make a fuss, feed and water them, plus clear up any mess.

Horse and Equestrian Care

We have a small team of grooms and horse carers who can provide a range of services for your horse, pony or donkey. The team are all experienced in equestrian care and some staff have specific qualifications in looking after horses.

Franchising opportunities

Run your own business and be your own boss…

Want to use your passion to build your own animal business? Looking for a career change?

We’re looking for enthusiastic, dedicated and hardworking people who will relish the challenge of being their own boss. You’ll also need to be passionate about pets!

You’ll have the independence of running your own business, but using a proven successful business model. You’ll be part of a successful brand with a friendly support network.

 

 

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What people say about We Love Pets

“The walkers have been brilliant and a credit to your company. The dogs are happy and my plants are thriving. You have a really excellent team of staff.”

Elaine with Murphy and Lacey

“I can’t say enough nice things about We Love Pets. They’ve been such a help whilst we were getting our puppy Barney toilet trained, even dropping in at short notice when I knew I’d be late home from work. Brilliant! I highly recommend them.”

Jane with Barney

“I would just like to say, that I love “We Love Pets”!! Such a lovely, helpful and understanding group of people – always cheerful and always willing to go that extra mile to fit you in, even at short notice. You have all made my life very much easier, thank you!”

Lucinda with Ella and Bounce

“First Class service. The peace of mind you give me with my lovely little dog is so important to me. He’s always so excited to see the walker and for me that’s the best feedback you can receive.”

Jayne with Benji

“Thank you so much for looking after me with such love, care and attention. Can’t wait until my next hols! Woof! Dolly xxx”

Jackie with Dolly
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