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. I had a final operation in 2009 and during my recuperation, I began helping family and friends with looking after their pets while they went on holiday. I went back to work in 2011 but 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 in 2012 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.
I soon realised that I was spending less time in my own home due to house sitting elsewhere so I sold my house 3 years ago and now move from one pet sit to the next.
Sitter4Pets is not just a business to me, it has become my life's work. Looking back, that car accident changed my life, from experiencing years of pain and discomfort came something positive and I'm much happier now.
The clients of Sitter4pets are so pleased with the services that they receive, that after the first time using Sitter4Pets, they stay with us for their future bookings.
Sitter4pets now receive bookings a year or so in advance so in early 2018, I decided to take on a small number of staff to help with the increase in bookings. This has proven to be very successful and allows clients to stay with the same business which provides the highest standard of care.
These sitters are very carefully chosen and have completed a selective interviewing process. Each sitter has obtained the relevant qualifications, holds a Police check, is pet first aid certified, included on my business insurance and is supported with a 24 hour help and advice line. These three sitters have covered many bookings between them and are looking forward to the many more already scheduled.
Whilst being a qualified pet sitter, with over 500 pet sits completed over her 10 years experience, Eleanor is qualified in Dog Psychology, Pet Nutrition and Animal Reiki.