Stockport & South Manchester
Tel: 07902 437548
Hi my name is Karen, I am the owner of K9to5 Pet Care Services and I love my job.
Since leaving school some 20 odd years ago I’ve always wanted to work with animals, and after spending the majority of those years in an office 5 years ago I decided enough was enough and I took a chance and made a career change which enabled me in March 2016 to follow my dream not only of working with animals but doing it for myself!!
My focus is on positivity so along side the walking I also work closely with all our clients with any training or 121 walking requirements. My family has always had pets of one sort or another, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, snakes & lizards, however my current fur babies are Yoshi & Tiger-Lilly, 2 boisterous, strong and very high energy Staffies and although they are quite happy in each others company they do not respond well to a group setting so I understand that sometimes less is more.
I have recently completed and passed a dog behaviour and handling diploma which has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of a dogs requirements from their body language, these skills allow me to ensure that all dogs whether walked within the group or 121 are enjoying their experience from start to finish.
With the ability to understand the ups and downs of being a pet owner, I can provide a wealth of hands on experience which, when combined with a caring and common sense approach, makes for happy pets and happy humans.
We both hold a current pet first aid certificate, DBS clearance and full Pet Business Insurance. We constantly assess every dog in our care to ensure they are happy and content and should we notice any change in behaviour or character we will inform you immediately. Although we endeavour to keep each dog happy and in the same groups we will change groups if we feel it necessary as dogs can be like kids sometimes and will occasionally need a change of playmate. If you have any concerns regarding the group walking environment, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to discuss these with you.
Our main purpose is to ensure your pets have a happy, positive experience whilst on their walks. When boarding, we make sure our dogs have a home from home experience any routines the owners have, we are happy to continue during their stay with us. Owners are also encouraged to send blankets or toys familiar to the dog or an item of the owners clothing to help them settle in initially though our dogs are so busy playing and running around they usually just want to sleep when we get home!
We are very much looking forward to meeting you and your pets very soon.
Hi i'm Lyndsey and I am Karen's daughter.