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Meet the team

Meet the team

Sharon and Gareth set up the business in 2002 and have been central to the team ever since.

Full time members of the team now include…


Laura – I have always had an interest in animals and was brought up with dogs, fish, rabbits and budgies. I started work with Safe and Hound over two years ago after finishing three years at college, studying animal care, beauty therapy and travel & tourism.I quickly found out, it isn’t just a job, it’s a lifestyle! We are one big family and we care for our customer’s pets as our own. I often house sit and look after the dogs that board with us and put a lot of love and care into what I do.

I work full time dog walking and pet feeding as well as house sitting and working behind the scenes to help ensure everything runs smoothly.


Clare – I’m extremely passionate about animals and their care and welfare. I have many years experience caring for a various array of animals including horses, ponies, cats, dogs and other small animals.

I currently have one very active Spaniel called Connie, who enjoys Obedience classes, Scent work and Agility training. We are hoping to compete in Agility competitions in the near future. I work full time and absolutely love coming to work everyday, no two days are the same. One thing you can always guarantee, you will always be greeted with a waggy tail and a happy team.

Kate -I’m a big animal lover with a huge soft spot for dogs. I’m especially passionate about rescue dogs, making them feel safe, happy and providing a forever home for them. My dog Jake was originally a Spanish street dog but has definitely found his happy place on my sofa. I have worked part time for safe and hound as a dog walker/pet sitter for around 18 months and have loved getting to know all the different doggies and caring for a variety of animals.

Chloe – I am a part time worker currently studying for my PhD. I chose this job as I have always had a passion and love for animals. I have had pets all my life including dogs, hamsters, fish, guinea pigs and rabbits. I currently have two dogs, one of which is a feisty jack Russell cross.
My partner has a one year old Labrador and they have become great friends and enjoy going on adventures together. It is a privilege to work with animals and I always look forward to seeing the happy smiles and waggy tails

Cathy – I started work with safe and hound in November 2023 part -time and I absolutely love my job and working with our team . There is nothing better than being greeted by a happy pet and I treat all the animals in our care as if they were my own .

I currently have four French bulldogs and a parrot but I adore all animals and thoroughly enjoy meeting all the cats , doggies , ducks , chickens and other animals and of course the pet owners too.