About Shenley & Radlett Pet Services
Hello and welcome - I'm Janet Nicholls. As proprietor of Shenley & Radlett Pet Services, I believe that my customers' needs are of the utmost importance. I am totally committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our work is from repeat business, our "regulars" and referrals from our existing clients.
We are active mature adults, have a lifetime's experience with dogs, cats and other pets and understand the need for absolute reliability when it comes to petcare. I am passionate about all animals and have personal experience owning and caring for many domestic pets, in particular dogs, equines, chickens and smallholding animals. I ran my own national housesitting company, HouseMinders Limited, from 1998 to 2010, at which time I decided to take a slightly different approach on pet care by offering a local pet service to meet the demands of my ever increasing client base. So I obtained my licence to offer dog home boarding, puppy care and training, cat visiting service and small animal boarding. I have never looked back. I have also in the past run/managed my own professional livery yard responsible for the care and wellbeing of 24 horses and 3 full time staff. Prior to being self-employed I was a professional in Human Resources. I'm also very active on various animal rescue groups, both in the UK and abroad, in fact our own lad comes all the way from Cyprus! I love my current job and dont miss office life one little bit!
Several years ago my partner, Spencer, joined me in the business, who is also a huge animal lover and has a unique "gift" with all animals. Spencer enjoys getting out walking the dogs and has much experience with cats and their care, having owned them most of his adult life - they all love him!
As a family run business your pet will receive excellent care as if he/she were our own. Totally reliable, professional and experienced; we will turn up in all weathers and can be relied upon to look after our clients' pets in the loving and caring manner they are used to. Through our experience, we can quickly recognise and deal with any sickness, injuries or problems whilst pets are in our care and can make an accurate assessment should an animal require veterinary attention. We both personally have experience of medicating and injecting.
We are of course fully insured for public liability, care custody and control, key cover and carry an Animal Activity Licence for Home Boarding for Dogs under the Animal Welfare Act 2018 which can be viewed upon request. The New Animal Welfare Act carries much stricter regulations than previously and we have to meet regulatory requirements under every aspect of dog care. We are also members of the newly formed Association of Dog Boarders who work closely with CFSG (Canine & Feline Sector Group) who directly advise DEFRA regarding animal welfare laws and regulations with regard to Licensed Dog Boarding and other sectors.
I have always owned dogs, nearly all rescue; there are also in our family hens (rescued girls); I also own a Welsh Section D Pony who I rescued from a home where she was misunderstood, terrified and hence quite dangerous. After much patience, retraining and time, I now have a rare and wonderful lifelong bond with her - she developed into a loving well mannered pony with huge personality - but horses have fantastic memory so she will never completely forget her past! She is safe for her lifetime, now aged nearly 24. During my lifetime I have owned, fostered and re-habilitated numerous dogs, cats, birds, small furries, fish, horses, pigs, sheep plus many others. I am also an active member of a few UK based Dobermann rescue groups and a registered animal charity in North Cyprus called Hope 4 Pets North Cyprus, helping to network and fund raise for several groups in my spare time! I also support chicken rehoming groups to give these beautiful girls a more natural life after being just an "egg machine".
You don't have to own a pet for us to call into your home. We are happy to carry out house security checks and plant/garden watering also during holiday periods or probate.
We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust by delivering you the best pet care service in the area.
With very kind regards,
PS Many people ask me who the two beautiful Dobermans are in the picture above ... my wonderful doggie soulmates Gunther and Abi who are sadly now running around over Rainbow Bridge. Dearly loved and missed - but never forgotten.
Mobile: 07957 360835
Landline(Answerphone): 01923 858428
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