Welcome to Paw Pals Eastbourne & Hailsham!

Darren, wife Phillippa and their loyal dog Banjo welcome you to Paw Pals Eastbourne & Hailsham, providing bespoke and loving pet care services in the local area.

As a child and avid animal lover, Darren grew up with all kinds of pets, goldfish to hamsters, guinea pigs to tortoises, but sadly never a dog. This lead to long hours being spent walking and caring for family and neighbours’ dogs as a result! Phillippa is a real cat lover! Having had many cats over the years, sadly Darren and Phillippa are currently cat less. This means the opportunity to look after other moggies is a real treat!

After successfully working for over 15 years in the Telecommunications industry, Darren was given voluntary redundancy in 2013. Darren saw this as the opportunity he had dreamed about to change his life and his career into something he loved and that had real meaning – working with and caring for animals.

Darren and Phillippa married in August 2013 and with his change of circumstances, he no longer had the long commute to work which meant he could finally get the dog of his own that he has always wanted – along came rescue dog Banjo.

Darren then researched Pet Franchises thoroughly and narrowed down his search to Paw Pals, for being the most genuine and passionate company out of all the franchises he saw on the internet.

Phillippa joined the franchise full time in August 2015, having taught primary school children for 21 years. She too grew up surrounded by animals, including dogs, cats, horses, budgies and tropical fish.

Darren and Phillippa are both trained in Pet First Aid - you can rest assured, your pets are in safe hands.

If Darren and Phillippa have the pleasure of looking after your pets in your home, they are both police-checked and fully insured to do so. They are also full members of The Pet Industry Federation, a membership body for professional, pet specialist businesses.

Pet Care Services in Eastbourne & Hailsham

What our Clients say

Darren took an instant like to our rescue dog, Buster, and whilst I was ill last year, and unable to walk him, he offered to take Buster out for walks, which was very much appreciated. In fact, whenever I go to the front garden, Buster now goes and sits outside Darren’s house – probably because as well as loving Darren, he very much enjoys the company of Darren’s new rescue dog, Banjo. I have no hesitation in recommending Darren as a motivated, caring and trustworthy individual, and have no doubt that he will make a success of this new venture. 

Helen Davis - Buster

For more testimonials and references, please see our Gallery page!


Darren provides pet care services in the following areas:

  • Eastbourne
  • Hailsham
  • Polegate
  • Lower Horsebridge
  • Herstmonceux
  • Stone Cross
  • Westham
  • and surrounding.

If your area is not listed above, please ring to enquire if we can help.

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