About

Our Mission
We understand the importance of providing, each and every animal, with suitable exercise and enrichment, companionship, as well as having adequate time dedicated to their care. We believe that owners should be able to leave their animals in 'qualified hands' when going to work or away on holiday, which is why we have both completed relevant qualifications, and dedicate many hours for continued professional development ('CPD'). Amity Pet Care were shortlisted as a finalist in the Pet Industry Federation Awards 2016.

Our Background
Amity Pet Care are based in Redhill, Surrey, where Laura has lived in the area her whole life, and Luke moved to the area in about 2009, and exclusively cover the Redhill and Reigate area. They've both worked in the Animal Care sector for a number of years. Laura started working with animals in 2005, and went on to study Animal Management at Merrist Wood Agricultural College, which taught her a range of skills in animal health, husbandry, handling, and care. 
Laura was recommended for job at a boarding kennels after her course, where Luke was also later employed, as well as at the on-site boarding and rescue catteries, and also assisting in the on-side dog grooming parlour. Luke has completed a Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional Diploma, which has taught him a wide range of skills required for our work.

Laura and Luke decided to create a pet care company, giving pet owners more choice for professional care for their pets, providing a range individually tailored pet 
sitting services, allowing the animals to continue their normal home routines.

Laura and Luke have over 15 years of animal based experience from a wide range of establishments, including a Veterinary practise, boarding facilities, riding schools, wild animal collections, and pet shops. The pair have also done lots of work with rescue animals, including fostering and bonding rabbits, on behalf of Happy Endings Rescue, and they both do home checks on behalf of animal rescues, as members of a couple of home checking networks.

Qualifications & Certificates
National Diploma in Animal Management: Triple Distinction & Outstanding Achievement Award.
Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional Diploma: Distinction.
Pet First Aid Certificate-Pro Training.
Health And Safety In The Workplace Certificate.
Food Hygiene Level 1.




Seminars, Talks, Webinars We've Attended:
  • Learn How To Effectively Manage Groups of Dogs In an Off Leash Environment with Kathy Sdao.
  • Understanding pain in animals with vet and behaviourist Amber Batson.
  • Signals of Pre-emptive Aggression Webinar by Sarah Whitehead.
  • On Lead Aggression, Reactivity and Conflict in Dogs with Dawn Allen.
  • Dog-dog: The forbidden topics of Play, Sex and Conflict with Sarah Whitehead.
  • Recognize Subtle Signs of Pain in Pets and How To Keep Them Comfortable with Dr. Andy Roark.
  • An Introduction to the Use of Complementary Therapies in Chronic Disease.
  • Feline Territory Related Stress, a webinar by Jon Bowen DipAS (CABC) MRCVS on feline behaviour and how environmental modification can improve quality of life.
  • Helping your dog live a long healthy life PLUS how to comfort old achy bones.
  • Helping Animals to Heal themselves! - Talk by Stacey Bevan of Good Vibrations Holistic Balancing for Animals.
  • Cats are cool - understanding cat body language and behaviour with Suzanne Rogers of Learning About Animals.
  • Loose Dogs & Dog Fights by Trainer Robin Bennett.
  • How To Handle Your Pet Rabbit by The Rabbit Vet (Molly Varga).
  • Small Furry Animal Behaviour with Dr Anne McBride.
  • Care Campaign Change - Suzanne Rogers (Behaviourist & Welfare Consultant).
  • Feline Destructive Scratching and How To Solve It.
  • Learn How to Introduce Cats to Each Other.
  • The Essential Pet Care Policies and Procedures with Niki Tudge
  • Tools, Toys & Equipment for the Pet Professional - with Louise Stapleton-Frappell
  • Canine Communication for the Pet Care Provider with Angelica Steinker
  • Feline Communication and Social Behavior with Paula Garber
  • Need Help Reinforcing Behaviors When You Are Gone? – Crate Strategies with Smart Animal Training Systems
  • The Myths that Just Need to Be Busted with Mary Jean Alsina
  • Foraging Felines: Providing House Cats with Necessary Mental and Physical Stimulation through Fun with Their Food by Amy Martin of Conscious Companion
  • 'Real Dog Yoga' Workshop with Emma's Animal Care & Training
  • 2017 UK Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference
  • Cat Friendly Handling Webinar – how to handle cats to reduce stress in cats

Amity Pet Care's Philosophy
Amity Pet Care are a non-smoking company, and we do not employ any helpers, although our own family (all adult) enjoy meeting any of the animals in our care! Our own animals (our 4-legged children!) include 2 little dogs, 2 moggies, and 2 rabbits.

We use force-free handling and training methods, and have a number of different force-free, positive reinforcement based trainers we can refer our clients to if their dog has any behavioural or training issue.