This month we celebrated national Pet Day. In honour of our furry friends, here are our top 5 picks for Oxford pet specialists to keep your furry companions happy and healthy.
Pet Specialists, what are they, who are they for?
A pet specialist is someone working in the field of domesticated animals that have specialised in a specific area of service. This could be grooming, food/treats, doggy daycare, transport or pet sitting. Aside from veterinarians there are many specialists that can cater for the needs of your pets that you may not know of. Below is a list of a range of specialists to help you provide everything needed for your companions.
1. Oxford Pet Specialist, Pawshake
Going on holiday when you have pets can seem a little daunting and can prevent many from going. Many of us have family and friends who will kindly take in our furry companions whilst we get our yearly dose of Vitamin D in the sun, but many of us do not have that option.
Pawshake was designed for people to use when they need a well needed break whilst having the peace of mind that their pets are taken care of. The website allows you to search for a verified pet sitter in your area. With over 30,000 verified pet sitters on the website, Pawshake will help find the perfect match for you. Pawshake also gives the option to meet the sitter before sending your companion to them, allowing you peace of mind to enjoy your holiday knowing your pet is happy and safe in an environment that suits them and their needs.
2. Oxford Pet Specialist, Animals at Home
When the unthinkable happens and your furry companion needs a trip to the vet or if you are needing to transport your pet safely, Animals at Home are there to help. Animals at home provide a safe vehicle to transport your much loved furry companions in DEFRA approved vehicles with staff who are qualified to transport your companions on both long and short journeys. Whether it be a trip to the groomers, transport for moving house, vet visits or a well needed vacation, Animals at Home can help you safely transport your pets. As well as transport, Animals at Home also offer; dog walking and boarding, pet cremation, cat sitting, house sitting, pet sitting/feeding and animal airlines.
3. Oxford Pet Specialist, South Oxon Pet Services
South Oxon Pet Services offer professional and reliable Pet Care services. Their services range from 5 Star Accredited Council Licenced Home from Home Boarding, training, Day Care and cat and small animal visits. Started in Didcot in 2012, South Oxon Pet Services are now the longest established pet care company in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Their expertise encompasses a large range of animals from dogs and cats to fish and reptiles, meaning whatever animal you own, Southoxon Pet Services can help.
4. Oxford Pet Specialist, Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary
If you are looking for a furry companion, Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary will have the perfect companion for you. They are a no kill sanctuary meaning no animals are ever put down and are 100% donation funded. Since 1967 they have rehomed 27,000 animals with an average of 500 animals rehomed every year. They also offer fostering services for those who may not have the capacity to adopt.
5. Oxford Pet Specialist, The Posh Pet Co.
Although not Oxfordshire based, a special shoutout needs to be had for The Posh Pet Co. The Posh Pet Co is a small business ran by two ladies in Manchester. They ship all over the UK and specialise in treats and complete food for dogs and cats to ensure they are getting all the nutrients they need as well as providing the means to celebrate their birthdays or other special occasions. Their treats and cakes are 100% dog approved by my own dog. They also offer doggy daycare for those in the Manchester area.
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