About me:

Welcome to Hayley's Hound and Cat Care.

I'm Hayley, founder and sole Dog Walker, Cat Cuddler, Ferret Feeder and Chinchilla Charmer 😉

I look forward to hearing from the pet owners in my area and getting to meet your dogs, cats and other pets.

I grew up on the Isle of Man surrounded by nature and we always had cats, hamsters, goldfish, gerbils, a dog and a budgie. The dream job was (and still is) to be a wildlife photographer and conservationist. I turned vegetarian at age 12(ish) and now follow a plant based diet for the most part. Anyway, as you can see, I didn't become the female David Attenborough, instead I tried my hand at music, followed by fashion and then settled in Optics where I have remained for over 10 years working my way up from shop floor to operating theatre.

However, the long hours mean that I don't get to spend as much time at home as I would like. I have 2 young daughters and during the Coronavirus lockdown, I have had the opportunity to spend precious time at home and have been able to learn, play and interact with them more than ever. This desire for more Mum and Daughter time combined with my love of animals gave me an idea... and Hayley's Hound and Cat Care was born.

Although I don't have any qualifications in this field, I have vast experience as a pet owner and animal care volunteer. In 2007 I spent some time in South Africa where I lived and worked on a Sanctuary for abandoned and injured vervet monkeys and also spent some time volunteering at a dog and cat shelter in Stretford.

I am currently taking a number of online courses to sharpen up my skills and knowledge ready for your pets.