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Hourly Pet Sitting

Is your pet recently recovering from an operation and you’re going back to work or are you planning an enjoyable evening out? We can care for your pet in the comfort of their own home.

Does your pet show separation related disorders when left alone such as scratching at exits or crying excessively? If so this can be hard to manage but our hourly pet sitting service provides company for your pet so they can cope with your absence.

House and Pet Sitting

Are you going away on holiday or have you been called away in an emergency? Our house and pet sitting service involves the pet sitter staying in your home and caring for your pet overnight in St Albans and Harpenden. Our house and pet sitting service provides peace of mind that your house is secure in your absence too.  Feedback from clients is that their pet is happier in their home environment. We believe it’s a much more comfortable and stress free alternative to the different sights of other animals and people, and the sounds and smells of a kennel or a cattery visit or dog boarding service. We provide a personalised service and follow your pet’s routine while you’re away – a nice chew before bed and making sure they’re wrapped up in a blanket while their snoozing on the sofa – please just let us know what you do for your pet and we will follow suit! We will send you updates and photos and videos of your pet while you’re away, or call you to let you know how they are. We have trained sitters who stay in your home, we can discuss your pet’s needs and be with them for certain hours of the day so they are not left and are happy and comfortable and your home is secure.

Your keys are kept separate from your address details to comply with the data protection act and are placed in a locked device.

We don’t wear uniforms or drive in marked cars so the fact you’re away from home is not advertised.

We’re often available at short notice, late night and on bank holidays.

Free home security service

What’s included:

  • Cleaning and grooming of pets (dependent on pet)
  • 1 x 1 hour walk or 2 x 30 minute walks depending on what is suitable for your dog(s)
  • Basic household tasks such as answering the telephone, opening and shutting blinds and curtains, taking in post and deliveries, and taking out waste and recycling
  • Watering plants and your vegetable garden
  • Accepting deliveries
  • Free home security service
  • Maintaining your pets routine
  • Feeding and replenishing water

Why choose us?

  • Your pet will stay in their familiar home environment and their routine will be maintained
  • Your pet isn’t put through stress of travel and doesn’t have to experience the sights, smells and noises of other pets
  • You don’t have to collect your pet when you return – they’ll be at home waiting for you!
  • Experienced key holders and in operating security alarms
  • Convenient online booking system available
  • We will handle household emergencies such as a burst pipe
  • Set house alarms and ensure all security measures are adhered too
  • Insured and DBS verified


Pet Sitting – Hourly for one pet weekday: £16 per hour.

Hourly for one pet weekend: £18 per hour.

There’s a discount if it’s over 5 hours of care.

Pet & House Sitting overnight – 12 hour period for one pet from 7pm – until 7am, £50

Pet & House Sitting overnight – 24 hour period for one pet: £60

If you have more than one pet please contact us for a quote: lisa@albanypetservices.co.uk

Travel: Homes outside a 5 mile radius of St Albans will be charged £1 per mile each way

The following days are charged at double rate: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday.

Christmas Eve and New Years Eve are charged time and a half. All other bank holidays incur a £20 supplement.

The whole build up made me feel very confident and comfortable about leaving our dog for our longest holiday we’ve had without her.
I really appreciated the regular feedback on how she was and the lovely photo folder.  I was very impressed with the detailed notes on her feeding routine and medication. Angie and our dog developed a good relationship from their weekly walks and Angie knows her habits and how she reacts to other dogs. Our dog has been very willing to go out with Angie and this has been a really problem with walkers in the past! She has been very keen to help with our dogs needs and very keen on keeping up with her medication. We’re looking forward to working with her again!


St Albans

SME Awards - Business Women of the year
Lux Life Pet Product Services Awards
SME National Business Awards Family Business of the Year Finalist 2020
Best Business Women Awards 2020 finalist
NHS Staff Discounts
Professional Member ABBA

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