Who Are We?

We are Pads With Paws

About our servicesAfter 20 years working as an Expatriate in Africa and the Middle East, Janet Dobbin took her longtime passion for animals and turned it into a business in 2015, Jackie Willems joined her in 2016.

Both are retired business women who enjoy the company and stimulation provided by pets, but no longer have pets of their own to take care of, and both love to travel. As home owners they know the value that you place on home care and security.

    Why Choose Us

  •   Trustworthy & Reliable
  •   Nationwide Cover
  •   References & Police Checks Available
  •   Friendly & Helpful Sitters
  •   Caters for all Types of Pets
About our services

Home Pet Sitting is a growing service sector in the UK and worldwide, it allows you to travel without constant worries about your pet family and your home. Text, emails and photos can be sent during your absence from home or you can just relax and leave it to us.

Offering Home and Pet Sitting from Land's End to John O'Groats, make Pads with Paws your first choice today.

Experienced in dealing with pet medication and the special care needed for rescue pets and older pets. Our current clients include those suffering from epilepsy, blindness, deafness, ligament problems and diabetes.

Pot plant care and minor garden tasks can be undertaken.


Returned to the UK in 2016, after retiring from an expatriate career in the Middle East and Africa.

Hotel Management and Human Resources have given her a wide range of skills and experience. She started pet sitting in 2015 and just loved it, wishing she’d done it earlier. Her charges have included, Alpacas and Aberdeen Angus cows(not to be repeated) as well as dogs and cats of all sizes and personalities. She enjoys the outdoor life and garden, but is just as happy sitting watching TV or reading a good book with a cup of tea and a cat or dog on her lap.

In South Africa she undertook many projects with the SPCA and local vets involving the sterilisation of dogs and cats in squatter camps and low income areas, this included a government project involving 2,000 dogs, and handling animals at charitable Sterilisation Marathon with her local vets. She has worked with many animals requiring medication and holds a Police Clearance Certificate.


Retired after 20 years working for the Environment Agency.

A major part of her charity work involves giving talks and presentations about Water Aid and the work they do around the world. Her work for the environment agency was recognised when her employers nominated her for an MBE, which she was awarded in 2009. After a lifetime of pets she is currently pet-less but has taken great joy in caring for the pets of others.

She is likes to stay fit with walking and has walked a long distance footpath each year, including Wainwrights Coast to Coast (191 miles), Offas Dyke Path (195 miles) and Hadrian’s wall. South Downs Way and West Highland Way twice!!. So dog walking is no problem for her.

Jackie recently moved to Shropshire and is enjoying searching out new walks.