We are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and will be supporting this beloved animal charity by donating £1 for every new member who joins TrustedHousesitters from the United Kingdom throughout 2017.
Together with our pet-loving community, we have pledged to support Battersea Dogs & Cats Home with thousands of pounds worth of support.
Ali Taylor, Head of Canine Behaviour and Training at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, said: “Animals thrive when they have the stability and comfort of their own home. They tend to like consistency and routine, so if they can be cared for at home by a trusted sitter, it can reduce the stress for them if their owners have to go away. We are very happy to announce our partnership with TrustedHousesitters, a business dedicated to the ongoing welfare of pets in the place they love the most.”
New members in the the UK will also have the chance to donate directly to Battersea when they join TrustedHousesitters. We'll also be supporting the charity through fundraising initiatives throughout the year. Look out for the fun and exciting ways you can join us in supporting the amazing work that Battersea do!
Andy Peck, our founder and CEO said: “Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is a charity we have always admired because we see the results of the incredible work they do in the thousands of rescue pets on our site who have been given a second chance. Many rescue animals have been through a very difficult time and it’s important for them to have stability. This is why it’s beneficial for them to be cared for in their homes by loving pet sitters.”
Jaquie Pittard, a TrustedHousesitters member from Taunton, took Bob and Vic, both Battersea Dogs & Cats Home rescue puppies, into her home 18 months ago. Bob and Vic ended up at Battersea’s Old Windsor centre after they were found by the dog warden, emaciated and abandoned.
Jaquie said: “The importance of having people move into our house to care for our dogs rather than having them go elsewhere when we are away is paramount.
"When Bob and Vic were found, they’d been fending for themselves and had little sign of training or socialisation. But they fitted in quickly, learning from Jerry, our older dog. They are settled and familiar in their home now, but they can become distressed when away from us in an unfamiliar situation. Therefore, the "boys" find it much easier to adjust to new people coming to stay in our house rather than them moving to new surroundings or kennels.”