About Four Paws Pet Care Services...

Hi, my name is Emma and should you need the help of Four Paws, I will be happy to care for your pets when youíre unable toÖ

All of my life I have been surrounded by the love of animals. One of my earliest memories is of being snuggled up to Rusty, a beautiful, foxy featured cross who my parents rescued when I was just four years old. Since then, as a family we have been so lucky to have shared our lives with so many wonderful little characters, from dogs and cats, rabbits, guinea-pigs and hamsters to goats, fish, lizards, canaries and even geese!!

As a family we began showing our dogs at small exemption shows near to where we lived in Cheltenham when I was just 9 years old. We soon became hooked and were launched head first into a wonderful new way of life, wonderful because it was a hobby we could share with all of our Four Paws family.

Some years later we moved north to the lovely border town of Berwick Upon Tweed in Northumberland. Here we set up and ran a successful boarding kennel & cattery. Working in the kennels during the weekends and any spare time I had from my career in banking gave me a great deal of valuable experience, not to mention a lot of fun and hard work!!

Continuing to show my dogs whenever possible, I began to judge at open show level in 1990 and was encouraged through my training to championship level, training which has given me a great understanding, not only of anatomical issues but also of health and wellbeing, both of which are very important to me. I made the decision a few years ago to retire from showing to concentrate on other things in my life, not least my help with animal rescue...

Two years ago I moved, with my Shih-Tzu family from Northumberland to Teesside. Still working, I really began to appreciate the need for help with pet care. Up until this time I had always been able to call on family to help care for my dogs when I was at work or away during the day, suddenly, not having that support, I became increasingly concerned about the time during which I was away from them. So, I made the decision that whilst I had loved my time in banking, working with a wonderful group of friends in Berwick, I was needed elsewhere and really wanted to dedicate my time to what came naturally to me, caring for my four paws and helping others to care for theirs, thus Four Paws Pet Care Services was bornÖ.I have to say that Ashley & Lexi, my two wonderful dogs, are delighted with my decision!!

Health & welfare of all animals is something that matters a great deal to me, Iím honoured to be able to help with several rescue organisations and always happy to volunteer my time whenever possible.

Iíve always had a great interest in canine psychology and behaviours and believe I have learnt a great deal from my own dogs as well as those in my care over the years. I know I will go on learning as long as I am able to spend my time with dogs and Iím always keen to further my knowledge in all species. Iím very interest in all aspects of holistic pet care and will continue to study this further.

So, thatís me, Emma, of Four Paws Pet Care... at your service and more than happy to help you to care for your pets whenever needed. If you would like to talk to me about any help you may need I am always available to talk and always dedicated to providing the same level of loving care to your pets as I do my own ...

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