My name is Ali, I have had a passion for animals all my life and have always had pets growing up. As you can tell from the photos, my love of animals started at a very early age! No animal was ever left unloved, including Fish, Budgies, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Hamsters, Cats and even Stick Insects.
As well as our own pets, our family fostered cats for the National Animal Trust. I played a valuable role in caring for them and giving them all the care and attention they needed until we were able to rehome them. When we felt they were too stressed or nervous to be rehomed, we provided their forever home with us.
I have been a cat lover all my life but when I turned 30 I decided I was ready for my first dog. When I went to pick out a Jack Russell puppy, little did I know that she would pick me! Nine years on, and Twiglet has now become the inspiration behind Little Pet Paws.
Having a dog got me through some tough times. So much so I am now the proud Mum of three Jack Russells – Twiglet, Popcorn and Dinky Doughnut. I really understand how important animals are to their families. I could never imagine a life without an animal by my side.
I've spent the last 15 years in Sales and Marketing but after a serious road traffic accident in 2014, where I was hit by a motorbike and knocked off my bike, I decided that life is too short not to be doing what you love so I decided to set up Little Pet Paws.
If I can help look after your furry family member it would be a true honour. I will treat them as if they were my own and welcome them into my family.
35 Years Owning and Caring Small Animals.
10 Years Fostering Cats.
9 Years as a Dog Owner of 3 Dogs.
9 Years Dog Walking and Dog Sitting Experience
5 Years running own business.
15+ Years Sales, Marketing and Office Management - Ideal for running my own business.
Experienced in handling and training a variety of breeds and temperaments.
City and Guild Technical Competence in Dog Walking (Level 2)
Canine First Aider (Level 2)
Canine Behaviour Training Diploma
Pet Sitting Diploma
Puppy Training Course (Competed 3 times)
Grooming - PASSED - Privately Trained by Brooksby Melton College Dog Groomer and Stylist Tutor.
Asian Fusion Intensive Dog Styling - Private 1-to-1 with Pammie Carmichael-Hogg.
Self Employed Registered
CRB / DBS Checked
Public Liability Insurance
Home Boarding License - 4 Star Rating
WHY USE LITTLE PET PAWS?
I am honest and reliable.
I have a natural ability with animals.
I am an experienced handler.
I can handle difficult and nervous dogs confidently.
I treat all animals as a family member.
I teach and follow through with positive reinforcement, gentle correction and setting appropriate behavioural boundaries.
I know all the best dog walking spots in the area and have strong relationships with other dog owners and dog walkers in the area.
I am committed to making clients and pets happy, healthy and fulfilled.