Kevin Thackrah to feature in Elite Franchise Magazine.

2nd July 2021

Petpals Director, Kevin Thackrah to feature in a new monthly column in Elite Franchise Magazine. Full to the brim with news and features for franchisors and franchisees alike, Elite Franchise is the definitive platform for the franchising sector.  So we’re extremely delighted that Kevin has been given the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with you through this highly... Read more

An Exciting New Look!

14th June 2021

Petpals turned 20 this year so what better way to celebrate than with a fresh new look! We’re very proud – and excited! – to share our brand-new look with you. Over the next few months, you’ll start to see our new van livery and smart uniforms with the same friendly faces at your local Petpals. Still the same amazing... Read more

Signs your Cats are getting Older

10th March 2021

Stiff joints, aching limbs, crows feet, old age comes to us all but how do we know what to look out for when our beloved feline friends start to enter old age and what can we do to help them? As cats age they sometimes suffer something called feline Cognitive Dysfunction. It can affect memory, ability to learn, awareness of... Read more

Valentine’s Day Safety Tips for your Pets

1st February 2021

As Valentine’s Day draws near and we are all booking flower deliveries and buying boxes of chocolates for our loved ones, let’s not forget about our furry loved ones as lots of these Valentine’s treats can prove hazardous to them. Please see the top 5 hazardous treats to avoid: 1. FLOWERS While not all are toxic to pets it’s not... Read more

Christmas Foods that are Dangerous for your Pets

30th November 2020

Did you know that many of the products we bring into our homes, especially for Christmas, are highly poisonous for cats and dogs?  Please be vigilant this Christmas, to avoid an unnecessary trip to the vets, or worse. Highly Poisonous for your pets Christmas is a time when many of our homes are stocked with our favourite festive foods and... Read more

A letter from the Mayor of Darlington to David and SallyAnn Gray

Petpals Franchise Receives letter of thanks from Mayor!

25th November 2020

  David and SallyAnn Gray, owners of Petpals Darlington have received a letter from the Mayor of Darlington, congratulating them on reaching the finals of the Pet Industry Federation awards and for their ongoing work caring for dogs in the local Darlington community.                                  ... Read more

Pet care during lockdown#2 – Petpals are still open!

17th November 2020 These are just some of the pets we have looked after over the past few weeks! Business as usual at Petpals To update you, very little has changed for our 50+ Petpals business owners since the new lockdown was announced. They are still out there, seven days a week, in all weathers, caring for your pets and particularly caring... Read more

Keeping pets safe and calm during fireworks

The Petpals Guide to keeping your pets safe and calm during fireworks season

2nd November 2020

Bonfire night is nearly upon us and that can mean misery for pets and owners alike as they try to keep them calm amid hours of pops, bangs and whizzes. So what can you do to keep your pets calm during fireworks season? Below is a list of practical steps and you can also try playing soothing classical music to... Read more

Getting your pets ready for when the clocks go back

22nd October 2020

We know how difficult it can sometimes be for us humans to adjust to the changing of the clocks and darker nights, so let’s help our pets adapt with a few simple actions. Adjusting your pets routine By adjusting your pets routine gradually over a period of days, you could even start a week before the clocks change, should help... Read more

Caring for your pets this Autumn

6th October 2020

Halloween, fireworks and cold, wet weather are all drawing in so it’s time to make sure your pet is safe and well this season. From conkers, acorns and antifreeze to bonfires and fireworks, this can be a hazardous and distressing time for your beloved pets and trying to keep them safe and calm is a must during this season. Autumn... Read more

Petpals cleaning out a van

Petpals, caring for your pets in the ‘New Normal’ COVID-safe way

30th September 2020

  So here we are in late September 2020 and COVID is still here, which none of us ever imagined it would be. So that’s the bad news. The GOOD NEWS is that Petpals businesses across the country are now extremely experienced at caring for your pets in a COVID-safe and secure way and we’d like to share some of... Read more

Dog looking sad by door

Helping dogs with separation anxiety post COVID

18th September 2020

  If you are a dog owner, who is planning to return full time to the office soon, then we’d urge you to start thinking about what you are going to do with your dog when you return to work. If you got your dog as a puppy during lockdown you should treat it really quite seriously, as your dog... Read more

Phil & Bev Haydon owners of Petpals Chelmsford, Maldon and Danbury

Franchisees praise Petpals Head Office for ‘Pawfect’ support during Coronavirus Pandemic

11th September 2020

  Image: Phil & Bev Haydon owners of Petpals Chelmsford, Maldon and Danbury which they run with help from manager Sue Bush Coronavirus During the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic of March 2020 Phil and Bev, along with the 50+ other Petpals franchisees, received regular help and support from the head office team. Phil said, ‘The support we received from... Read more

Two Petpals franchises reach finals of national PIF awards

Petpals Franchisees in Double Awards Finals Success!

1st September 2020

  Two Petpals franchisees are celebrating reaching the finals of the national Pet Industry Federation awards. With roots that go back to the late 1940’s the Pet Industry Federation represents five specialist pet trade associations. They provide a quality assurance of businesses in the sector, with all members agreeing to adhere to their charters, which represent best practice for the... Read more

Photo of Sallyann and David Gray

Petpals franchisees take ‘Stock’ and buy another territory!

18th August 2020

  David and Sallyann Gray, owners of Petpals Darlington and Yarm, one of the most successful franchises in the Petpals network and winners of the Top Franchise award in 2019 Petpals internal awards,  have recently expanded their pet care empire, acquiring Petpals Stockton, which they had previously sold eight years ago. The couple who currently employ over 20 staff, will... Read more

Matt and Louise Wilder from Petpals Romsey and Winchester

Double anniversary celebrations for Petpals!

22nd June 2020

Matt and Louise Wilder from Petpals Romsey and Winchester celebrate 5 years as Petpals business owners L-R Rachael Pattinson, Emma Craggs and Lynn Stevens receiving socially distanced bouquets from dog walking manager Vicky Metcalfe as a thank you for 10 years’ service with Petpals Darlington and Yarm                       Two Petpals... Read more

Own your very own Petpals franchise for an initial payment of just £2,500 + VAT

3rd June 2020

  NEWSFLASH  – Time limited offer! COVID-19 has changed all our lives forever and due to the increase in requests for our brochure over the past few weeks, we know that many of you are looking to leave your jobs or have been made redundant and are looking for a new start. We also know that not everyone has the... Read more

Can my dog go back to the dog walker now?

28th May 2020

The answer to this question is resoundingly yes and we can’t wait to see you! Dog walkers have never been stopped from working during lockdown, as the Government recognised that we were providing a vital service to key workers and anyone who was unable to walk their own dog but obviously, as many of our clients were furloughed, the demand... Read more

Is it time for a change of career?

16th May 2020

So Boris has said if you can’t work from home it’s time to go back to work, but what if you’ve realised in the last 8 weeks that you don’t want to go back to your old job? What if the very thought of it fills you with dread and you wish you could stay working from home forever? Well... Read more

Walking dogs during COVID-19

Government Minister says dog walkers play a ‘key role’ in safeguarding the nation’s pets during Coronavirus COVID-19 UK lockdown

27th April 2020

Dear friends of Petpals When the Government introduced lockdown measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, questions were asked whether we as professional dog walkers, should carry on working? In our eyes we felt we should because we knew we were providing a vital service to our clients, many of whom were key workers. Coronavirus Dog Walking Unfortunately, a few... Read more

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