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Animal care has always been a passion of mine. Ever since I was a very young child I have always loved animals — having spent my childhood caring for and riding horses.

I care deeply about animal welfare, am a dedicated volunteer for my local animal rescue plus Fresh Start for Hens, helping rescue ex-commercial hens saved from slaughter.  I am always at my happiest when I am around animals!  I absolutely LOVE dogs, having owned a dog myself , Paddy for 14 years since a puppy until he sadly passed away at Christmas 2019.  Paddy was truly my best friend, we did so much together, enjoyed countryside hikes, cuddles on the sofa with me and I miss him so much. Dogs bring so much joy into your life and I feel lucky to spend time with other peoples now for my dog walking clients. Having worked full time in London in the past, which included international travelling, I can fully understand and empathise with how hard it can be to juggle work and pet ownership, not only day to day for dog walking but also for small animal pet care when you are away from home, so I wanted to help and offer both services.

I am lucky enough to have 10 pets of my own at home who i shall introduce you to.  Firstly, my two lovely hens, Patsy and Edina *named after the 90's Absolutely Fabulous tv show.These characterful girls love scratching around the garden for worms, sunbathing, checking themselves out in their mirror and lay the most beautiful blue shelled eggs. I have two rescue chinchilla's, Merlin and Mabel who come alive at night. They are a mix of chilled and hectic and full of character. Mannie and Beans, my two black male rabbits are the best of friends, have a huge shed enclosure and free roam during day safely in the garden when i'm home. Last but not least, my four guinea pigs.  Denzil and Pickle who live together and Chas n Dave two long haired males. Guinea pigs are great little animals, who love being out eating grass, snoozing and squeeking for veggies in the evening.

I had never intended on having so many pets of my own. However, when you volunteer at an animal rescue and see how many unwanted animals come in through no fault of their own, it becomes impossible to resist to try and help provide them a better life as they all deserve.  I try to offer all my clients and my own pets the best life I possibly can, through the right care, exercise, attention, fun and enrichment and who, in return offer so much happiness into my life. I started Lucy Loves Pets, as I love being around all kinds of animals and am really passionate about what I do.  I love all my furry clients, from all my lovely dog clients I walk, to the adorable, character cats I visit, to the hens I care for, down to the fish I feed.  I really do always start each day with a huge grin on my face!.  I wanted to offer professional, friendly responsible services for fellow animal lovers, so here I am living my dream, *without sounding too cheesey !

I have been a dedicated volunteer at my local animal rescue for many years now. Alongside my fellow volunteers, I help care for the large variety of animals that they offer a safe haven for.  Responsibilities include feeding, watering, cleaning enclosures, exercising and providing enrichment. I work with domestic, exotic and farmyard animals at least once a week and was lucky enough to be able to help every day during lockdown!  I have also attended birds of prey weekend fundraising events and helped at care home animal therapy visits.

I always continue to develop my animal care knowledge as much as possible and have recently completed a CPD Certified training course in Dog First Aid and Emergency Care and Animal Assisted Therapy Level 3 , Animal Care Level 2 and 3 achieving a Higher Distinction grade for all. I am excited to now start Level 4, Advanced Animal Care.

I hope I get the chance to meet your lovely pet soon.