My name is Eleanor, I am 44 years old and live in Doncaster. Over the last 20 years, I have worked for The Law Courts dealing with small claims and family matters. I then began working for Gibson Booth, an Insolvency firm in Barnsley, dealing with bankruptcies, IVA's and cashiering.
In 2002, I had a road traffic accident and I was off work on long term sick under the care of various consultants. During this time, I helped family and friends with looking after their pets while they went on holiday, I had a final operation in 2009 and I soon came to realise that I enjoyed pet sitting much more than working in an office. Following a meeting with my boss, I decided to leave my job and set up Sitter4Pets Pet and House Sitting Services as my full time business. It’s been hard work, building a business up from scratch by myself but I love what I do. Looking back, that car accident changed my life, from experiencing years of pain and discomfort came something positive and I’m much happier now.
I am happy to say that my clients are so pleased with my pet sitting services that after the first time using Sitter4Pets, they stay with me for their future bookings.
I am getting bookings a year or so in advance and having to turn some work down as I am not available. So, in early 2018, I decided to take on a small number of staff to help me out with any work that I cannot do myself. This has proven to be very successful and allows my clients to stay with the same business which provides the highest standard of care.
I have chosen these sitters very carefully as I take my business seriously. Each sitter is qualified, experienced, holds a Police check, is pet first aid certified, included on my business insurance and is supported with my 24 hour help and advice line. They are pet owners themselves and love meeting new people and their pets.
The business remains in my control and I will continue to deal with all administrative duties such as pet meets, enquiries, bookings, advertising and payments etc.
Eleanor holds a Pet Sitting Diploma providing her with the knowledge and understanding of a wide range of pets such as dogs, cats, birds, sheep, poultry, fish, rodents and reptiles.
Eleanor is certified in dog behaviour, dog psychology, dog grooming, pet nutrition, animal Reiki and holds a Pet First Aid Certificate.