Are you looking for a dog walker or pet sitter in Stockton-on-Tees?
Paw Pals offers professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Stockton-on-Tees.
to Paw Pals Stockton! Est. March 2008
Jackie and Phil Spence from Ingleby Barwick in Stockton-on-Tees were the first Paw Pals branch to open in the north of England offering professional pet sitting and dog walking service.
Their genuine and caring nature make them ideal Paw Pals and you are bound to be impressed by their enthusiasm to take the very best care of your pets.
The couple were married in 2007 on safari in South Africa, where the first seed was sown for them wanting to work closely with animals, albeit domestic ones and not elephants and lions!
Jackie and Phil have long been involved in animal rescue and have fostered many unwanted pets. Their current brood include Gibson, Buzz the border terrier and Ace the cheeky chihuahua.
Jackie can sometimes be found showing dogs and cats, entering obedience and agility competitions, as well as fundraising for Saltburn Animal Rescue and doing home checks. She has recently been working towards the Kennel Club's Good Citizen Dog Scheme with her beloved dog Gibson, and together they have achieved the Gold Award! Buzz is also determind not to be left behind and is now working towards his Good Citizen awards too!
Paw Pals Stockton also has a small animal hotel where your rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and mice can have holiday too in luxurious, cosy accommodation!
Jackie and Phil are CRB and police-checked respectively, they are fully insured and are both members of the Pet Care Trade Assiciation.
Paw Pals Stockton and all their host families have also been granted full licences for dog boarding from Stockton on Tees Borough Council following a thorough vet's inspection (a mandatory legal requirement for boarding pets).
Jackie is a very experienced pet carer and has achieved a Distinction in a professional pet sitting qualification from COAPE - the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology, covering pet first aid, nutrition, behaviour and pet care legislation.
Paw Pals Stockton offer the following pet care services:
Dog walking - individual, one-to-one walks, no pack walking
Holiday pet care - early morning & late evening visits available
Overnight pet care in your home
Dog boarding at Jackie's home & the homes of her host families*
Small animal boarding
Puppy & kitten care
Elderly or poorly pet care
Pet food sales & delivery to your door!
*All dogs will need up to date vaccination records which must be shown during the consultation.
For more information about these services, please click here.
Jackie & Phil provide pet care services in the following areas:
If your area is not listed above, please ring to enquire if we can help.
Alternatively, you may need to contact our neighbouring franchise, Paw Pals North Tees, covering the whole North Teesside, Hartlepool and surrounding areas. Please click here for their website.
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What our clients say
We are always extremely grateful when we receive kind letters and emails from our clients. Please find some extracts below.
"We first contacted Jackie between Xmas & New year asking for one day's care. She happily came to meet the dogs even though it was last minute. Our dogs are rescues & George in particular had a very bad start in life so they are very fearful of strangers & usually cling to us. However, as soon as they met Jackie they were besotted with her-she really has a gift. We explained their past & she got tearful when we explained how George was treated as a puppy, then she was horrified explaining she felt she was being unprofessional. We were reassured as it reinforced just how much she cares about animals.
On the day she dog-sat she texted us to let us know they were OK & when we returned home we found 2 sleepy, happy dogs who hadn't even noticed we'd left them. Though we don't use them often we highly recommend this team. Two thumbs up for a 5* service. Many Thanks for the peace of mind." Pam & Steve (George & Maggie) - Stockton-on-Tees
"Paw Pals have provided us with a great service on several occasions. We have a rabbit and a guinea pig and the rabbit in particular does not like to be moved elsewhere whilst we are away. Jackie is great with the pets and visits twice daily - once on the morning to let the rabbit out and then again in the evening to chase her around the garden and back into the shed! To cap things off my daughter enjoys receiving occasional texts to let us know how the pets are faring. Nothing is too much trouble, including giving the cage a clean half way through our holiday. I highly commend the Paw Pals service." Jonathan Quain, Stockton
"Hiya- just wanted to send you a quick email about Jackie, Phil and all the other fab staff at Stockton PawPals. They’ve been walking my 3 dogs, Connie, Hollie and Rosie for the past 4 years and I couldn’t manage without them! My dogs absolutely love them all! For me its piece of mind knowing they are in safe hands and are being well looked after. The guys at PawPals have even looked after my girls whilst ive been away as I would never feel comfortable putting them in kennels- they enjoyed their hols as much as I did! A BIG thank you to you all xxx" Georgina Evans (Hollie, Connie & Rosie) - Stockton-on-Tees
"Thanks Jackie & Phil for providing a wonderful service whilst we were away. A special thanks to Lindsey & Derek who fed and played with Patch and gave him sound security, also for sending us a test everyday letting us know he was fine.
Although our circumstances had changed when we were let down just before we went away, if it hadn't of happened, we wouldn't have stumbled across you! Thanks again, a fine service that we will fully recommend and we look forward to using your service again in the not too distant future!" Mary & Billy Betts (Patch) - Linthorpe
"I would highly recommend Paw Pals Jackie & Phil, they offer a First class pet service. Phil walks my Rottie Monty every week, and I know Monty sometimes needs special handling whenever a bus goes by.
Monty has stayed with Phil & Jackie and their 3 dogs, Gibson, Buzz and Ace and Monty really gets on well with them all, I know they genuinely care about the pets they have in their care at all times! Glad they have such a great business, much appreciated!" Mrs Fellowes (Monty)
"It’s thanks to Paw Pals I had my first holiday abroad in 7 years as I won’t put my 7 year old Terrier and my 16 month old blind Spaniel in kennels. I was slightly apprehensive the first time I left them but I needn’t have worried as they were spoilt rotten, the Terrier didn’t want to come home!! I can now look forward to future holidays. Wish I had know about Paw Pals years ago. Thank you for looking after my boys." Dorothy Grayson, Stockton (Pete & Ben)
"Just felt compelled to let you know what an excellent service Jackie and Phil Spence operate for the people of Ingleby Barwick. Having never left my four precious bunnies with strangers before I was nervous about using a service such as Paw Pals. However, my fears were put to rest the day that I had a consultation with Jackie as her love for animals was obvious and her knowledge of their needs was impressive. My bunnies were looked after on a daily basis for a week whilst we were out of the country on a family holiday. On our return they were clean, healthy and above all 'happy' and I know that they had been cared for professionally and with love and respect. I even received a text message from Jackie whilst we were away offering reassurance that all was well. I would definitely recommend this service to anyone with pets and would absolutely use it again myself, am sure my bunnies would do too!" Anne Marie, Ingleby Barwick (Ruby, Willow, Tulip (Teddy) & Blossom)
"To Jackie, Phil and all at Paw Pals. We can't thank you enough for looking after the 3 felines, Tabby, Sophie and Skittles. They had certainly been well looked after while we were away the 2 weeks. Its great to know we always have you there if we go away. Lots of love and more thanks." The McDonalds, Ingleby Barwick
"Yesterday I was stuck for transport to take my dog to the vets, fortunately when I rang the vets they were able to give me the telephone number of Jackie and Phil Spence. I immediately rang Jackie who was very helpful and arrangements were made to pick me up on the afternoon. Phil turned up well on time and conveyed me and my dog to the vets. Sadly my pet did not return with me. Phil was compassionate and considerate, and couldn't do enough for me.
With people like Jackie and Phil around this world could not be any better. My heartfelt thanks and appreciation goes to them both." Dave Martin
"Dear Kerry and everyone at Paw Pals. Thank you so much for looking after Dylan whilst we were away for the weekend. I hope he was no trouble and that you had as much fun as Dylan did. We really appreciate everything Paw Pals do. Many thanks!" Emma and Mark, Norton
"Thank you for looking after me I had a fantastic time. Thanks to Gibson for playing with me at home and in the woods." Love Lucy "Thanks Jackie and Phil for looking after Lucy so well she obviously had a great time." Sue and Eddie Mack, Fairfield
"Would like to say a big thankyou for walking Nelson during the week we were away, hope he didn't get up to, too much mischief! Will certainly recommend your service to anybody who I know, and will use the service again ourselves, many thanks." Sue and Paul, Acklam
"I just wanted to say thanks for the excellent care you provided for our three cats in November. It was very reassuring to know they were being well looked after. Thanks also for the write up which we received on our return. Glad to know they had been well behaved. We look forward to using your services in the future." Alison, Ingleby Barwick
(Sonny, Cher & Simpson)
"Just to say a huge thank you for your special care with our girls. Everyone is very happy we are back and we are very grateful to you for your help. We will be in touch soon as we will be going away again shortly. Once again, many thanks, you enabled us to have a worry free time while we were away." Margaret & Ian Lawrance , Ingleby Barwick (Jo, Chess, Bea & Renee)
"Thank you so much for looking after my guinea pigs, Dolly and Daisy. They
seemed very happy and content when we collected them from you. I will
definitely be bringing them back to you next time we go away and will
recommend you to all my friends." Abby Marsh, Ingleby Barwick (Dolly and Daisy)
"I worked with Jackie for seven years and when she started on her new venture I was the first to get my dates booked in, for Jasper our beautiful golden Labrador. Jackie walks Jasper on a regular basis and Jasper struck up a instant rapport with Jackie. We both love the way Jasp is walked individually, as it makes him feel special! He is always shattered upon his return and is always left lovely and clean, what a relief as he loves mud!. It is reassuring to know that whenever we need Jackie and Phil they are only a phone call away and we trust them completely with our special member of our family." Frances and John Cox
, Ingleby Barwick
, Golden Labrador)
"Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for a wonderful service. Ruby and Sally love to see you and really enjoy their walks with you. The way your service is flexible and responsive is a life saver to enusre Sally and Ruby are looked after when we have to work. I have told everyone about your service and how good it is. Thanks once again and long may it continue." Nicola
(Ruby & Sally , Retrievers)
"I just wanted to thank Jackie and Phil (Stockton branch) for looking after our two lurchers, Kaya and Fern. They appeared very relaxed and content when we arrived home- they were obviously well looked after. I especially appreciated that Jackie cleaned up after Fern's accidents (and Fern didn't do things by half!) with no fuss. The daily texts to reassure me that all was going well were also fantastic. I will be quite happy to leave them for a week later on in the year, knowing that they'll be well looked after! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Paw Pals Stockton to other dog owners." Laura Fleming, Ingleby Barwick (Kaya and Fern, Lurchers)
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