Please Note - Ros has retired from professional pet sitting. The
info below is for interest only.
Who we are
Before moving to the Isle of Wight,
Pets First pet sitters was one of the longest established
businesses involved in pet sitting and dog walking in Maidenhead and
Now we walk dogs and care for cats
in Freshwater and Totland.
Ros Locke is the proprietor of Pets First. Ros is an
experienced pethandler, and has had her own pets both
four-footed and finny from a very early age. Having looked
after a failed Guide Dog for eight years, she currently lives
with 1 Siamese cat, 1 rescue cat, 1 rescue husband and
several bird-feeders' worth of flying visitors.
Ros graduated from Surrey University as a Physicist and
spent nearly two decades helping to develop smart
microscopes for the Gray Cancer Institute, (now
part of the University of Oxford), before turning her
life-long passion for animals into a new career
with Pets First.
Retired Guide Dog Opal and Ros
Ros is a life member of the Guide Dogs for the Blind
Association. She was on the committee of Kitty Cat Rescue for
Ros attended a cattery management course run by the Feline Advisory
Bureau, (now known as International Cat Care), but then
the discovery of Pets First came as a revelation. Pet sitting
for cats in their own homes and walking dogs in familiar
haunts is what all the pets prefer. "It's the best job in the
world because all my client dogs and cats are overjoyed
to see me,"
|Sibyl and Ros
Pets First offers the following:
Local and Friendly pet-sitting service - now in
Freshwater, Isle of Wight - established in Maidenhead,
Berkshire in 2000
When anywhere near your home, we only drive
unmarked cars, (not vans and with no advertising), to ensure your
privacy and security
care for your pet(s) tailored to your requirements
walked on their own or in small groups of usually no more than
Cats receive at least 30 minutes of loving attention on
Extra services available at little or no extra charge such
as watering, changing lights and curtains, wildlife care etc.
Police CRB checked and fully insured