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Alison Harper, business owner, sitting in a chair at a table in her dining room
Female pet and housesitter, living in Wiltshire sitting on a rock with green grass behind
A husband and wife pet and house sitting team, living in Somerset, in their garden, underneath a pergola with climbing plants

Myself and my team (all non-smokers) provide a live-in pet and house sitting service. After an initial consultation to get to know you and your pets, we are able to follow your pet’s normal routine whilst they remain in their own home. This helps to alleviate separation anxiety and other problems caused by stress ie. loss of appetite. As experienced pet owners ourselves, we understand how important it is to know your pet is being looked after professionally whilst you're away. Leaving your pet behind can be an extremely difficult thing to do for many owners. To help with this we regularly send up dates and photos to put owner’s minds at rest. Each pet sitter only works for one family at a time and spends a minimum of 21 hours per day with your pets. We will also water house plants, leave your post in a place of your choice and of course, leave your home as we found it. This service also provides peace of mind for you knowing your home is occupied whilst you are away.


Why choose Barnfield Pet Services?

We have many years of experience with our own pets and the whole team love animals like they are our own. Their welfare is our priority! All pet sitters have been fully vetted by myself and they all have excellent references. We are all fully insured with Cliverton who are a leading insurer for animal related businesses and we all have Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks and Canine First Aid training for your peace of mind.


About Alison - Business Owner

I have fostered several greyhounds for Forever Hounds Trust and lurchers for Lurcher SOS.

I have completed the following courses:

Kennel & Cattery Management - The College of Animal Welfare

Canine & Feline First Aid - The College of Animal Welfare

Dog Law - Doglaw SOS - Trevor Cooper

How To Run A Safe & Successful Dog Walking Business - The Mutty Professor & Love Walkies

2 Day Career As A Dog Trainer - Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT)

Science-Based Dog Training (With Feeling) - Dr Ian Dunbar

Canine First Aid - Level 2 - DogSafe Uk (South West)

Canine Coaching Diploma (Distinction)-Level 4 - Canine Principles

Feline Behaviour & Psychology Diploma (Distinction)-Level 3 - Centre of Excellence

Although I run the business, I do still enjoy pet sitting and I am able to look after pets in Cambridgeshire, North Hertfordshire, plus the surrounding areas.


Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to make a booking.

We look forward to meeting you and your pets soon!

Alison & The Team


Initial Consultation - Free

From £60 per day for up to 2 dogs/cats - includes our 25% booking fee. We have a minimum 2 day, 1 night booking period, so if your pet sitter stays for 1 night, you'll be charged for 2 days.


The pet sitters fee of 75% will be invoiced by the pet sitter along with the mileage charge.

Rate increases for additional pets.

Mileage rate of 45p per mile applied to initial consultation and assignment. This will be capped at £70 per return journey

Areas Covered - Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, North Hertfordshire, Somerset, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire.

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