A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog all about Petstay and Linda, the owner of the East Lancs & Bury area. If you missed the first blog then please click this link to read it.
During this time I have visited several of the Petstay dog carers to see the dogs, the type of home they are going to and to have a little chat with the carers. From our chats I gathered a lot of similar answers to my questions and can genuinely see that every one of them are real dog lovers.
I first visited Ted who was staying with Ian and Caren. Ted is a Miniature Schnauzer. He is only a puppy and full of energy. He loves to play with his toys in the house or equally with snooker balls out in the garden. Ian and Caren clearly love having Ted around the house, he’s a real character.
I asked Ian why they do this; “It’s simple, we have had dogs all our lives and lost too many, we don’t want to go through that again. This is the best way to meet and look after as many dogs as possible without the fear of losing another”.
I next visited Dave, and Barney (Barney is a chocolate Labrador and belongs to Dave). Dave was looking after two dogs, Mollie and Rosie. Molly is an ageing French sheepdog. She loves attention, chewing and chasing toys. Rosie is a Jack Russel terrier. She’s the boss. Both were getting along fine with Barney and happily played in the garden together.
Dave is now retired and enjoys walks with Barney. After meeting Linda at an exhibition where Linda was displaying Petstay he thought it would be a great idea to look after dogs himself and take them on walks with Barney.
My next visit was to Gerrard and Yvonnes who were looking after Winston. He’s a Newfoundland.
Winston loves going on walks, though I am not sure who walks who. He is so strong, though comes across very gentle and laid back. He also likes sleeping, but which dog doesn’t!
Gerrard and Yvonne came into looking after dogs when they offered to look after two spaniels when all of the family were at a destination wedding. From here they were hooked. It was a similar story to Ian and Caren’s; they had owned dogs over the years, but losing them had become too much and this was a great way around that.
All of the Petstay dog carers I met clearly love having these dogs around and provide really good family homes for them. They are all very close to really good places to take them on walks and offer each dog a fantastic home from home.
If you are interested in having a pawtrait shoot of your favourite four legged friend please contact Paul on 07880544220 or click here.
Anyone interested in finding a holiday home for their dog or indeed becoming a carer themselves can phone Linda on 07713 976739 or email [email protected].