About Our Company
In 2012 Pickles Pets was born. Having worked for the past seven and a half years in Early Years Child Care and Education I decided to return to my passion, that of working with animals.
On leaving school I worked at Goose Green Kennels. (Now the Blue Cross Centre.) I left the kennels to start a family and once my eldest son started school I returned to work working part time in a pet store in Bitterne handling small animals, birds and a parrot called Charlie along with my other duties of helping customers and cash handling.
I left the pet store to work for Guide Dogs for the Blind where I spent many happy years in kennels and gained my kennel management certificate dealing with lots of breeds of dog from Labrador's, Retriever's to Shepherd's, Labradoodle's, Leonberger's but to name a few. Read More
At Pickles Pets I understand the commitment and time that a dog takes, trying to exercise your beloved pet can be another thing to cram into an already busy day but with Pickles Pets you can relax in the knowledge that your dog is having a walk and getting the exercise and stimulation it needs. Read More
I offer a pet transport service, this can be any animal from a hamster, rabbit, or bird through to the largest of dogs.
You may not drive or taxis want to charge extra for your pet, it may be a long distance that your pet needs to travel.
Our cat sitting and pet sitting service offers you the security of knowing that your cat, small pet can be kept in the comfort and safety of their own surroundings.
This means your cat will not suffer from the stress that can be caused by having to stay in a cattery. Read More
Welcome To Pickles Pets
In 2012 Pickles Pets was born, with one thing in mind, doing a job we love.
Today's climate means people are having to work longer hours which can make an already long day harder when you have to think about walking your dog, feeding the cat to cleaning out your rabbits/ rats/ reptiles etc.
Pickles Pets are here to help relieve the pressure, We provide a friendly, professional and reliable dog walking and pet sitting service in Southampton and surrounding areas, we can walk your pooch, feed your feline and even look after your small furry/ birds or reptiles, we cater for all types, this can be in your own home or ours.
As a former Guide Dog member of staff I have had a lot of dog handling experience and through my personal/ work life I have handled and cared for most animals. I have gained this knowledge and experience from many years working in kennels and then as Boarder Coordinator at Guide Dogs where I was responsible for visiting homes across Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset to interview potential Guide Dog Boarders and then work alongside trainers to train new volunteers in handling and caring for dogs of all ages.
We as a family have a German Shepherd Isla a Guide Dog Reject and as we still keep in contact with Guide Dogs we also regulary walk a working Guide Dog Wilkie with his owner and a close friend Sue.