Petpals Sefton launches

Welcome to Petpals Sefton!

11th December 2018

                          We are delighted to say a big ‘Petpals Welcome’ to our latest franchisee, Sharren Redmond.  Sharren (44) has purchased the Sefton territory, on the beautiful Liverpool coastline.   Based in the village of Crosby, mum of two Sharren Redmond (44), has logged out of a 22yr career... Read more

Cats and the law

Cats and the law

19th November 2018

  We hear a lot about the law relating to dogs, but what about our other furry friends? The law relating to cats has been updated in the new Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018 legislation and is intended to prevent cruelty and to promote and enforce the welfare of animals. The penalties for committing an... Read more

Petpals Bournemouth and Poole Doubles in Size

Petpals Bournemouth Doubles in Size!

22nd October 2018

L to R: Vicki Small, Angie Tienkamp, Sarah Mount, Tony Palmer with their son Jayden with Mollie, Rolo, Flash and Daisy!   We are delighted to announce that Petpals Bournemouth has recently purchased neighbouring territory Petpals Ferndown and Wimborne, doubling the size of the business. Dog Walking and Dog Boarding Like all Petpals franchisees, Angie Tienkamp and Tony Palmer who... Read more

Monique Nixon standing by her Petpals van

Petpals Southampton in re-sale success story!

18th October 2018

  We’re delighted to announce that Petpals Southampton has been purchased by one of its existing clients, Monique Nixon. Monique, (47) had been a client of Petpals Southampton, owned by Victoria McGuire, for eight years when she heard that Victoria was selling the business. She liked it so much she bought the company!  After plenty of research and talking to... Read more

Petpals franchisee in business expansion success story!

1st October 2018

  One of our Petpals franchisees is experiencing such success with their business that they’ve had to buy a THIRD territory! Husband and wife team Dave and Fiona Wallis, who bought their first franchise Petpals Amber Valley in 2007, expanded into Petpals Matlock Belper in 2017 and are now adding Petpals North Erewash to their books, opening this week (October... Read more

Maxine Gets Muddy for animal charity!

4th September 2018

Maxine Neal, who owns Petpals Cardiff North, recently took part in the ‘Muddy Dog Challenge’ in Coedarhydyglyn Park, Cardiff to raise funds for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. As you can see they both had lots of fun and we’re delighted to bring you Maxine’s mud-filled report on the day.    My day out at the Muddy Dog Challenge –... Read more

A Day In The Life of – Petpals Chelmsford

19th August 2018

                  Name: Peter Martin Name of Territories: 1) Chelmsford West 2) Chelmsford East & Danbury 3) Maldon Areas you work in: Chelmsford, Danbury, Maldon Date territory purchased: July 2007 Your job before you bought your Petpals franchise: Head of Operations in a UK-based Hedge Fund. About Petpals Chelmsford: Peter runs his Petpals... Read more

Hosepipe ban 2018 – looking after your pets

2nd August 2018

On the 5th August 2018 United Utilities will introduce a hosepipe ban that will apply to seven million households in the North West of England. Who knows if more will follow? As a company focused on the happiness and well-being of pets, we thought we would look at how this ban affects you, a pet owner. The good news is, having called them... Read more

Petpals Fleet

A Day In The Life Of – Petpals Fleet

23rd July 2018

    Name: Clare Stafford Age: (56) Territory: Petpals Fleet Areas of operation: Fleet, Crookham Village, Church Crookham, Dogmersfield, Farnborough (including Cove, North Camp, Southwood), Hartley Wintney, Winchfield. Franchise Purchased 2002 Previous Employment: IT support   The day begins at Petpals Fleet Each day is different but often my day begins at about 6.30am when I get up to let... Read more

An elderly dog

Dementia in Dogs

17th July 2018

  Sadly we are all too familiar with the term dementia in relation to human beings but did you know that dogs can also suffer from dementia? Maybe you’ve had experience of the condition with one of your own? Perhaps one of your elderly dogs is acting strangely and you’ve found yourself wondering, ‘does my dog have dementia?’ In this... Read more

Petpals Hendon and Hampstead

A Day In The Life Of – Petpals Hendon and Hampstead

11th July 2018

  Name: Mike and Chrissy Gillings Name of Territory: Petpals Hendon and Hampstead Areas covered: Hampstead Village, South Hampstead, West Hampstead, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Golders Green, Temple Fortune, Brent Cross, Hendon (plus parts of other NW London areas) Date territory purchased: May 2012 Your job before you bought your Petpals franchise: Corporate Bank Manager and Bank First Cashier   The... Read more

Jo Davies Petpals Salisbury

A Day In The Life Of – Petpals Salisbury

26th June 2018

  Name:   Jo Davies Name of Territory: Salisbury Wiltshire Areas you work in: Salisbury, Wilton, Amesbury, Tisbury and villages in-between Date territory purchased: January 2009 Your job before you bought your Petpals franchise: Manager for a pensions company The day begins I start my day by feeding and checking on all the boarders I have; I only board small pets... Read more

Raymond Hipwell owner of Petpals Chislehurst

A Day In The Life Of – Petpals Chislehurst

13th June 2018

  Name: Ray Hipwell Petpals Territory: Chislehurst Areas covered: Chislehurst, Bromley, Mottingham, Petts Wood and surrounding areas Territory Purchased: May 2017 Previous profession: Driver Trainer – training the London Fire Brigade   Ray says: ‘I often think that dogs are like children, they need to be walked, exercised, and loved, they need your time and the younger ones need your... Read more

Petpals franchise celebrates 14 years with current and former owners!

Petpals franchise celebrates 14 years with current and former owners!

21st May 2018

LtoR: Owner 1: Nick Skinner. Owner 2: Ruth Wall. Owner 3 (present owner): Peter Lea We are delighted to announce that Petpals Bracknell is celebrating its 14th birthday and three present and former owners have got together to mark the occasion. One of the beauties of owning a Petpals franchise is the ability to sell it on when life takes... Read more

Is peanut butter poisonous for dogs?

17th April 2018

  We have noticed some stories on social media about peanut butter being poisonous for dogs so we wanted to clarify the situation. It is not the peanut butter that is poisonous but an ingredient manufacturers have been introducing into it called xylitol. Xylitol is a sweetener and is HIGHLY POISONOUS for dogs and they must not have it in... Read more

Alabama Rot

12th April 2018

  The first thing to say, before you read one more word is, If you suspect your dog is unwell or has any kind of unexplained skin lesions, please go directly to your local vets. Petpals are NOT experts in Alabama Rot, we are not vets and Petpals staff do not receive any veterinary training from us. This article is... Read more

A cat

Guide to cats: What to do if you find a cat

20th March 2018

Is it injured? Is it a stray or lost? Is it wild or feral? If you find an injured cat, if it’s safe to do so take it to the nearest vet. If you need assistance, your local RSPCA or Cats Protection will be happy to help. What is a stray cat? They are usually domestic cats that do not... Read more

Ray and Sandra Hipwell receive Best Start Up at the 2018 national Petpals conference

Record-breaking franchisee says ‘Hoo-Ray’ for Petpals!

7th February 2018 A Petpals franchisee with only seven months trading under his belt has recently been awarded ‘Best Start Up’ in a special award at our annual conference. Ray Hipwell, who runs Petpals Chislehurst with wife Sandra, has smashed all previous records, beating 20 other established franchises’ results in just a few short months. Ray and Sandra Hipwell receive Best Start... Read more

Driving with dogs in your car – the law

19th December 2017

  Look around any park or popular dog-walking area today and it is likely that the majority of them will have broken the law within the last 30 mins and will do it again within the next hour as they return home, but how?                       Driving without due care and... Read more

Sarah Richardson with three dogs

Petpals franchisee in successful resale to employees

14th December 2017

  Sarah Richardson owner of Petpals Stockport for the last fourteen years, recently sold her franchise to two former employees. Sarah (55), bought her Petpals franchise following a long-term, management role with a mail-order company. She left when fluctuating markets found her having to make people redundant on a regular basis, which made her rethink what she really wanted out... Read more

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