Brian welcomes you to all things ‘Pets’ at Paw Pals East Surrey, covering Redhill, Reigate and the surrounding areas.
With a lifetime fascination of the natural world, Brian’s childhood heroes were related to animals; wanting to be the next Gerald Durrell, giving life to endangered species or a 20th century Charles Darwin, travelling the globe discovering new flora and fauna!

Brian grew up looking after everything from locusts to guinea pigs, terrapins and snakes, which led to his first dream job at London Zoo. Sadly, the rare highlights of cleaning the wombat or lemur enclosures or trying to catch the escaped Tazmanian devil (!) were somewhat outweighed by the drudgery of chopping oranges and cabbages.

Brian retreated to the rat race, working for magazines in London and San Francisco, where he remained for the next 20 years. But his compulsion to work with animals and run his own business drew him to Paw Pals and a new life as a pet sitter.

Brian’s experience also extends to cattle and sheep, being a volunteer shepherd for the National Trust, getting involved with hoof clipping and ear tagging as well as the eventful feeding times!

Previously owning 2 cats, Frank and Ernest (who now look down from Rainbow Bridge), both with medical issues, giving daily medication and insulin injections is now second nature to Brian, giving you peace of mind should you have any poorly pets. Brian’s companions are now cheeky moggies Freddy and Charlie.

Brian is Pet First Aid trained and studying towards a Pet Home Sitting & Dog Walking qualification, accredited by The Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training. He also intends to undertake a pet microchipping course, so he can provide the best possible care and safety for your cherished furry, feathered and scaly friends.


“I have just used paw-pals for the first time, and we came back to a very happy contented cat. No stress leading up to the holiday, no chasing around trying to catch her, and Brian is happy to text updates.

“I will use paw pals again, and have no hesitation recommending the service to anyone who worries about leaving their pet.”

Catherine Harris – Purdy (moggy)


  • Redhill
  • Reigate
  • Earlswood
  • Nutfield
  • Bletchingley
  • Godstone
  • Horley

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 Sutton & NE Surrey, covering the Sutton and the whole North East Surrey area. Please click here for details.