PetStay Herefordshire & Worcestershire Branch
I’m Lorraine, I live right on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds/Herefordshire/Worcestershire border. Having worked as a psychotherapist for many years within the NHS, I began to think about early retirement and a new career direction. I wanted to do something that fulfilled my need for freedom and independence that also meant I could work from home, allowed me to spend more time with my family and also our adorable 2 year old Labrador, Binky. I wanted to use my skills of helping people too and continue to earn a living! A tall order, as earning a living doing something you love can be something of a luxury in this modern world.
I have always loved dogs and the countryside having grown up around both. So when we moved back into the countryside a little over a year ago, it inspired me to revaluate what was important to me.
I started to look around at various options and one day, whilst planning a holiday and looking for somewhere to place Binky (I don’t think she would have been easy to stow away on a cruise) somewhere where she was safe, well cared for and happy, I came across PetStay. It opened up a whole new world for me. I was inspired by the PetStay ethos and passionate attitude to the needs of our beloved dogs! If like us, you consider your dog part of your family and as such you would not leave your child with someone you didn’t trust or feel would take care of them the way that you would, then you would want to leave them with a PetStay carer!
I began to make serious enquiries about joining PetStay and after meeting Carole and the PetStay head office team, I then met the amazing Emma Levings from PetStay Gloucestershire. I was inspired by her shared passion, drive and determination to provide only the highest quality service to families and their beloved dogs and to carers who take them into their homes and care for them as though they were their own.
For now, I still work as a psychotherapist as this fits neatly around my new role. But if I am correct it won’t be long before I am working full-time in my new career as the owner of PetStay Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
After intensive training and outstanding support from Head Office and other PetStay team members, I’m delighted to be able to offer this wonderful, high class, professional home from home care to dog owners within my area.