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Katie (Founder/Owner)

Hi, I’m Katie and I finally started Homeward Bound Pet Services in August 2017 after dreaming about it for what felt like a life time, and I've never looked back! In the process of creating Homeward Bound I quickly realised what our two main priorities would be - safety and personalisation. A pet care experience being catered around exactly that...the pet! this is why you will notice a one on one approach at the heart of the services we offer. Creating a place where YOUR dogs needs are met and accommodated for rather than that of the groups, where cats can stay home in their favourite bed rather than having to adjust to a cattery kennel and where instructions are strictly followed for aquatic and furry small animals during home visits while owners are away.  


I'm overwhelmed with the amount of support we get, and how lucky we are to keep meeting such wonderful pet owners who entrust us with their pets and homes on a daily basis! Personally, my days consist of dog walks, cat visits, small animal visits and all the behind the scenes admin to keep things running smoothly here at HWB! after a busy day I then get to come home to my two beautiful cats Erik and Noodles, always a perfect way to end my day.


Definitely get in touch for a chat to see if HWB is a good fit for you!

P.S We've Grown!!! scroll down to see the best team


Rio - Pet Carer

Hi, I'm Rio and I joined the Homeward Bound team in 2020. I have previous experience working at animal rescues and I am currently spending my evenings studying a Masters in clinical animal behaviour.


I am so grateful to be part of such a wonderful team working with the loveliest clients and their companions. I absolutely love that I get to spend my working days with the most beautiful dogs, cats and bunnies to name but a few! Animal welfare is of paramount importance to me and I aim to meet every animal's individual needs whilst they are in my care as well as ensuring I make our time together fun and interesting for them. 


I have a gorgeous sixteen year old Staffordshire bull terrier named Buster and a very spoiled black cat named Sterling myself - they're my whole world. I understand the importance of knowing your pets are provided with the best care and I can assure you that I will love your animal family members as though they were my own. I can't wait to meet you!


Gemma - Pet Carer

Hi I'm Gemma and I'm so excited to be part of the Homeward Bound team! 
Animals have always been a huge part of my life and having grown up always having pets around me, I understand how much of an integral part they play within a family. I love how each animal has their own unique personality and its the greatest feeling to truly understand them and their quirks, and work with them in a way that brings out their best! 
I have an energetic 3 year old staffy called George who loves nothing more than to play and cuddle and, quite frankly, lives the life of luxury! I have learnt so much about dog care, enrichment and animal behaviour in the years I've had with him and I'm always looking for ways to keep learning. I am also an advocate for positive training and ethical methods. 
I cant wait to meet you and your pets as we start our adventures and grow together! ♡

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