Trusted pet care providers. The alternative to pet boarding kennels and catteries in the South Durham area.

Petpals South Durham

Paul & Helen Larkin

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Meet Paul and Helen, the dedicated owners of Petpals South Durham. Paul together with his wife Helen and their trusted team of pet carers, offer professional pet care services in the area. They combine their love for animals and the countryside with running their pet care business, accompanied by their sidekick, Labrador, Seamus.

At Petpals we are DBS checked, trained in pet first aid, insured, and uniformed for your peace of mind.

They provide a flexible range of friendly, professional services that can be tailored to meet your specific requirements and your pet’s individual needs. Their services include dog boarding, dog walking, home visits for dogs, cats and small pets, puppy care, elderly dog care, and administering pet medication.

Petpals South Durham is fully licenced for Dog Home Boarding by Darlington Borough Council with a 5 star-rating.

Trust Petpals South Durham to care for your pet as if it were their own.

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This business is fully licenced for Home Boarding by Darlington Borough Council.  Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
You can view a copy of the licence upon request – Licence number: DL23/00765/AN1LIC

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We are always looking for part time, flexible pet carers with reliable transport.

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Your pets are 100% safe, this franchisee is:

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Paul was a registered nurse for twelve years before a career change took him into medical sales with a market leading company, where he remained for ten years until he was made redundant in 2009. Paul did not see redundancy as a door closing but a as a door opening and seized the opportunity to join Petpals and in doing so he has been able to combine his love of animals and the country side creating the ideal job for him and his sidekick Labrador, Seamus.

After successfully owning and running the Petpals Redcar & Guisborough territory for the past 5 years, Paul decided to move onto a new territory closer to home, Petpals South Durham, where he continues to offer a knowledgeable and professional service to all new and existing clients alike.

Paul has never been happier in a job and is looking forward to seeing his new territory blossom and creating many business friendships with clients and their pets.

At Petpals we are fully trained, insured, uniformed and security checked. We are delighted to offer a flexible range of friendly, professional services that can be personally tailored to your requirements and your pet’s individual needs. Our pet sitting services include, dog sitting, dog walking, home visits for cats and small pets, puppy care, elderly dog care, home visits for dogs, cat sitting and a pet taxi and pet to vet service.

This business is fully licenced for Home Boarding by Darlington Borough Council with a 5 star-rating.
You can view a copy of the licence upon request – Licence number: DL23/00765/AN1LIC

Our Services

Discover our professional pet care services from our award-winning company:

This business is fully licenced for Home Boarding by Darlington Borough Council.  Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
You can view a copy of the licence upon request – Licence number: DL23/00765/AN1LIC

Training and Experiences

We are fully trained in pet handling and restraint by a certified and accredited clinical animal behaviourist. We are also fully trained in pet first aid by a CPD accredited veterinary surgeon. Further training we’ve completed includes animal behaviour and welfare; behaviour, intelligence and socialisation; care of older pets and pet sanitation.

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Feline first aid

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Animal handling, behaviour & socialisation

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Cleanliness, hygiene & sanitation

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Feeding and food preparation

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Recognising sick or injured animals

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OCNLR (OFQUAL regulated) Level 3 in Professional Day Care and Boarding

Your pets are 100% safe, this franchisee is:

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DBS Checked

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Fully Insured

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ID Badged

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Pet first-aid trained

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Dog Walking (Group) Dog Walking (Group)
Dog Boarding Dog Boarding
Cat Sitting Cat Sitting
Small Animal Home Boarding Small Animal Home Boarding
Puppy Care Visit Puppy Care Visit
Pet Medication Pet Medication

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Discover our trusted dog walking service, where the safety of your dog is our top priority. Our trained and trusted dog walkers strive to make each outing the highlight of your dog’s day, providing opportunities for play, socialisation, exercise, and exploration. Your dog will return home happy and tired, having enjoyed a fulfilling adventure.

Our small group dog walks ensure your dogs are under constant supervision while being able to socialise and play with their doggy friends. With group walking, your pet benefits from the company of other dogs, making the dog walk even more enjoyable and stimulating.

Petpals South Durham dog walkers are expertly trained in canine first aid, fully insured, and DBS checked for your peace of mind. Trust our dog walkers in South Durham to provide a safe, fun, and enriching experience for your beloved pet.

Petpals Dog Boarding – SO much more fun than kennels!

Discover the joy of dog home boarding with Petpals South Durham! Unlike traditional boarding kennels, our dog home boarding service offers a cosy stay in the home of one of our carefully selected local home boarders.

Your dog will be treated like part of the family, enjoying the same level of fuss and attention they’re accustomed to, giving them a real home from home experience. It’s the ideal alternative to dog boarding kennels for when you go away on holiday!

Rest assured, our dog home boarders in South Durham are all genuine dog lovers, expertly trained in canine first aid, fully insured, licensed, and DBS checked for your peace of mind.

Before your departure, we’ll arrange a trial night to ensure your dog feels comfortable and content with their boarder. We’ll of course maintain their usual routine and adhere to all of your instructions.

With regular updates and photos, Petpals dog boarders keep you in the loop, giving you the confidence to unwind and enjoy your time away.

Petpals South Durham Cat Sitting – The Purrrrfect Alternative to Catteries!

Our Petpals Cat Sitting Service is the purrrrfect alternative to catteries! Most cats prefer to stay at home when you are away. They have their own bed, own surroundings, and regular human contact. What could be better?

Petpals South Durham is no regular cat sit company. Our local cat sitters in South Durham are expertly trained in feline first aid, fully insured, and DBS checked for extra peace of mind. As true cat lovers, we understand and respect the unique needs of your feline friends.

Before you go away, we’ll arrange a meet and greet to discuss all aspects of your cat’s requirements. We’ll understand their feeding schedule and usual routines, ensuring they receive the best possible care while you’re away. Our trusted cat carers can visit multiple times a day to ensure all of your cat’s needs are catered for, including playtime and cuddles.

We’ll send you regular photos and updates so you can see exactly what your cats have been getting up to! This provides cat owners with extra peace of mind, knowing their feline companions are happy and well cared for.

Our cat sitting service is ideal for nervous or elderly cats who need to stay in their own comfy space when their owner is absent. As a cat lover, you’ll appreciate how much your pet benefits from being in a familiar environment.

We’ll even keep the house in order and safe while you’re away. From tidying post away from the front door, emptying the litter tray and watering the plants, we give you the confidence to unwind and enjoy your time away.

Choose Petpals South Durham Cat Sitting Service for a dedicated, professional, and loving cat sitter. Contact us today to schedule a visit and give your cat the purrrrfect care they deserve!

Petpals South Durham is dedicated to providing top-notch care for all pets, big or small. Our Small Animal Home Boarding Service is specifically designed to cater to the needs of small pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, rats, mice, chinchillas and more! We understand that finding a safe and caring environment for your small pets while you are away can be challenging. That’s why we offer a cosy and nurturing home boarding service that ensures your pets receive the best care possible.

At Petpals, we recognise that each small animal has unique needs and preferences. Our boarding service is tailored to provide a comfortable and stimulating environment that mimics their home routine as closely as possible.

We provide individualised care plans that take into account your pet’s specific dietary requirements, activity levels, and any special needs. Our experienced pet carers are well-versed in handling a variety of small animals, ensuring that each pet receives the attention and care it deserves.

We understand that leaving your pet behind whilst you are away can be stressful. That’s why we offer regular updates, including photos and videos, so you can see how your pet is doing. Our team is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have during your pet’s stay.

Choosing Petpals means selecting a service that prioritises the comfort, health, and happiness of your small pets. Our pet carers in South Durham are experienced, compassionate, and dedicated to providing personalised care for each animal. We are DBS checked, trained, fully insured and maintain high standards of hygiene and safety to ensure a worry-free experience for both you and your pet.

Leave your small pets in the capable hands of Petpals and enjoy your time away knowing they are in a safe, comfortable, and loving environment. We are committed to ensuring that your pets feel at home and receive the best possible care during their stay with us.

We know how important it is to treat your pet with the love and care they deserve, especially during their formative months. Our comprehensive service ensures your puppy has an exciting time while you’re away.

Our dedicated pet sitters in South Durham provide personalised puppy visits, giving your furry friend the attention and care they need. Each visit is designed to keep your puppy happy, engaged, and well-cared for.

We include short dog walks as part of our service, allowing your puppy to explore and enjoy some fresh air. These short walks are perfect for stretching those little legs and burning off some energy.

We understand the importance of maintaining a regular toilet routine for your puppy. During each visit, we ensure your puppy gets a timely toilet break, helping with house-training and preventing accidents.

Our pet sitters are passionate about animals and ensure each visit is an exciting time for your puppy. From playtime to cuddles, we keep your puppy entertained and loved.

All our sitters are trained in pet first aid, insured, DBS checked and dedicated to providing the highest standard of care.

We offer flexible scheduling to fit your needs, ensuring your puppy receives regular care even with your busy schedule.

Treat your pet to the best care with Petpals’ Puppy Care Visit Service. Contact Petpals South Durham today to schedule your first visit and give your puppy the attention and care they deserve!

At Petpals, we understand that administering medication to your beloved pets can be challenging and stressful. Our Pet Medication Administering Service in South Durham provides professional and compassionate care, ensuring your pets receive their medications safely and on time. With our experienced team, you can have peace of mind knowing your pet’s health needs are in capable hands.

Our trained caregivers are proficient in administering various types of medications, including oral pills, topical treatments, and injections such as insulin (where trained). We follow precise instructions provided by you or your veterinarian to ensure accurate dosage and administration techniques.

Each pet’s medical needs are unique. Whether it’s a short-term regimen or long-term chronic condition management, we ensure your pet receives the care they need with utmost attention to detail. Our service includes diligent monitoring of your pet’s response to medication, keeping detailed records of administration times, dosages, and any observed side effects. Regular updates are provided to you, and any concerns are promptly communicated to you or your veterinarian.

We prioritise your pet’s comfort and well-being, using gentle handling techniques to minimise stress. In case of any adverse reactions or emergencies, our team is trained to provide immediate first aid and seek veterinary assistance if necessary. We offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate your needs, providing seamless support that integrates smoothly into your routine.

Choosing Petpals means entrusting your pet’s health to professionals dedicated to the highest standard of care. Our caregivers are skilled in medical administration and passionate about animals, ensuring your pet receives expert care and loving attention. We are fully insured, giving you added peace of mind.

Booking our Pet Medication Administering Service is simple and convenient. Contact Petpals South Durham today to discuss your pet’s medical needs.

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We carry out criminal records checks on everyone who works for Petpals, and has unsupervised access to customers' homes. If you are not willing to undergo a basic disclosure check, please do not apply. View our data privacy notice here.

Areas Covered

We are delighted to provide these services in the following towns and surrounding areas:

  • Newton Aycliffe

  • School Aycliffe

  • Aycliffe village

  • Heighington

  • High Coniscliffe

  • Piercebridge

  • Gainford

  • Barnard Castle

  • Spennymoor

  • Sedgefield

  • Bishop Middleham

  • Bradbury

  • Cornforth

  • Crook

  • Foxton

  • Mordon

  • Manfield

  • Roddymoor

  • Shildon

  • Staindrop

  • Trimdon

  • Winston

  • Willington