Emma Smith - FounderI have had a love for animals from a very young age, growing up with rabbits and guinea pigs, and horse riding on a regular basis. I compete and have trained my horse Dixie, we regularly compete in showing, we have done film work and been in a film, and do dressage and show jumping for fun. I very sadly lost my beautiful dog Lily in December 2018, she was a big part of this business from helping the visiting dogs settle in for dog boarding, to having fun and entertaining the dogs on the group walks. With Lily I attended dog obedience training and agility. In the past I have volunteered at the RSPCA and Conquest Riding for the Disabled. I have qualifications in: Canine First Aid; a Diploma in Professional Dog Walking and Canine Care; an Advanced Certificate Diploma in Puppy Care, Health and Coaching; Fully Qualified Dog Groomer; and Qualifications in Horse Care. My degree from Bath University was in Sport Health and Fitness but my love was with animals. E S Pet Care was originally called B & B 4 Pets, I provided home-from-home dog boarding in the Taunton area. When I was running my sports business, my clients kept asking me to look after their pet(s) or to walk their dog while they were away, and this was how E S Pet Care was established.
Carers - Dog BoardingE S Pet Care has a small section of Dog Boarding Carers across Taunton.All our Carers have dog experience: from years of caring for other peoples dogs, to working for Guide Dogs for the Blind. They all are extremely knowledgeable of caring for a wide variety of breeds and characters.E S Pet Care's Carers are either retired or work from home, so they are home all the time (e.g. except when needing to pop to the shops) so this makes us stand out from our competitors, our holiday guests receive 24/7 care whilst owners are away. They also enjoy lots of walking whicg is great news for our visiting holiday guests! Some of our Carers also enjoy taking the dogs on day trips e.g. to the beach or up on the hills!The holiday homes are all Insured and Licensed with Somerset West and Taunton Council through E S Pet Care, so they are all safe and secure for our visiting dogs. All holiday homes have large secure gardens, so the holiday dogs have ample room to play fetch and chase. E S Pet Care is able to provide one-to-one dog boarding which makes us stand out from our competitors. Holiday dogs can be boarded with another dog if they like to socialise and play, or on their own if they prefer one-to-one attention.