Welcome to Newport Pet Services. My name is Sara and I am a lifelong animal lover and pet owner. I set up Newport Pet Services to provide the residents of Newport (Shropshire) and the surrounding areas with a fully insured, reliable, trustworthy and friendly pet sitting service with a strong focus on treating client’s pets with the same love and care as I would treat my own.
I am a born and bred Shropshire lass and my family have lived in the Newport area for over 400 years. I have always remained local to the area and, indeed, completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton, graduating with Honours in 2009 with a 2:1.
I am passionate about animals and my siblings and I grew up with a variety of cats, dogs, guinea pigs, mice and, of course, the obligatory childhood goldfish! As an adult, I have kept cats, chinchillas, dogs, chickens, degus and a horse, so can honestly say I have never been without animals in my life. Currently, my partner and I share our home with four cats, a three-legged dog, and a flock of ex-battery hens. You will see their photos quite often on my website and across our social media accounts as I view my pets’ adventures as an integral part of my business – if my clients can see how happy and healthy my own animals are, they are more likely to trust me with their beloved pets – it’s as simple as that!
Although I have always had animals, I have not always worked with them and instead spent almost 9 years working for the Police and, later, for a crime prevention initiative run by the London Mayor’s Office for Policing & Crime (MOPAC). Most of these years were spent as a civilian Crime Prevention Officer and I qualified as both a Crime Prevention Practitioner and an Architectural Liaison Practitioner in 2014.
Although, I have come away from the world of policing now, I still like to use my skills in Crime Prevention and so offer home security assessments as part of my pet sitting business. In my experience, most people don’t think about their home security until they have to leave their house empty for an extended period, such as when they go on holiday, so offering clients the chance to have their home security assessed at the time they book their pet sitter seemed like a logical step!
Whatever your pets’ needs, Newport Pet Services are here to help. Please take a look at our full range of services listed on our website and feel free to contact us for further information. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram for regular updates.
I look forward to meeting you and your pets!