Pet sitting and Dog walking services.
Hello My name is Clare. I have over 20 years of experience with all breeds and all sizes of dogs, from Working Gun dogs, GSD, Husky's , to Chihuahua's.
During my working career I have worked in dog Kennels , rescue centres , Livery stables, Free range chicken farm and Manchester University. I also have experience with Rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, hamsters and birds.
A large amount of my pet sitting work is currently home visits to cats. To feed, play and clean litter. I have experience with Rescue , Indoor, and diabetic cats.
I also provide dog walks to suit the dogs. Energetic for those with lots of energy or a nice quiet stroll for the elderly or the lazy. I have a van that can be used to transport pets if needed, fitted with safe dog cages.
I am fully insured and CRB checked.
I competed in show jumping and cross country with my horses a few years back but they are sadly no longer here.
I have worked with animals since leaving school and have studied NVQ level 2 Animal husbandry. Currently studying Puppy training, Dog Psychology and Behaviour course with Pet Addict.
Passed the Animal training and pet sitting course with a Distinction grade with International open Academy. Oct 2016
Diploma in dog walking and pet care with International Academy.
Diploma in Animal care with International Academy including first aid.
Studied Pet Nutrition and Essential Cat and Kitten care.
I am a country girl at heart, so there is nothing better for me than to put the lead on a dog and get out and explore, or get down and dirty with a farm. I also enjoy pet sitting for a variety of different animals, either in my home or daily visits to feed, check and cuddle. I have a dog that is my world and a cat that is miss independent. My life is full with animals around me.
My aim is to keep your pet as happy as if you were at home. Take away the stress and result in happy and content pets.
Your pet will be treated as if it were my own.
Used Diddly steps for my two fur babies (dogs) while I went away. I can't thank them enough for their service. Both my fur babies were looked after so well. I'd definitely recommend using them and will be using them again! More...
I found Diddly steps whilst searching online for someone to look after my diabetic cat Kit when I was away, Kit needed injections twice daily and from the start I knew she would be well looked after with Claire. Diddly steps prices are the best out there and the service Claire provides is first class.Unfortunately Kit passed away ( she was 18), and being lost without a kitty I got a kitten,Callie, again I was more than happy to leave my little kitty with Claire when I was away. Thank you Claire. More...
Can't thank Diddly Steps enough for looking after our Border Collie Benson over the past year. We've called her so many times in an emergency to walk Benson while iv been busy with my new baby or to come and have an over night stay. Clare is always accomodating and Benson is extremely happy when Clare walks through the door. Looking forward to many more years working with Clare and Diddly Steps More...
A big thank you to Clare for looking after Marley GSD super service and love my update to see how happy and content he is being in our home and no stress for us or the dog.
Proffesional and personal service. Thank you so much for looking after my mums 2 cats and dog while she was in hospital. We handed you the key and left you to it (Sorry) And you took care of them so well and put my mums mind at rest when she recieved the pic of them all. Thank you so much and would recomend to anyone. More...
Great service provided to our 4 cats and 2 rabbits during our week holiday. Regular updates and photos (Kids loved this) Came home to happy pets and Clare even replenished cat food as we run out..Highly recomend to anyone with pets..Already booked in again.. More...
Paula and Craig
We have Sam walked three times per week by Diddly Steps and it has been a life saver. We love that we get sent photos of his walks and the walking log is great as well. Couldn't wish for a better service. Sam is a very happy dog and we are very happy owners. Thank you. More...
Clare has been walking our big lad Jacko for the past 6 months now and we have seen such an improvement with his lead walking and social behaviour. He waits for her to arrive and sits at the window when she leaves. This service is amazing for us as we are unable to walk him ourselves. We can thank you enough. Jim and Carole More...
Excellent pet service. I have two cats, 2 rabbits and a budgie all needing care over Christmas. Diddly steps visited twice per day and we had regular updates on our pets. Have booked in again. Great service. More...
Great service and very professional. Thank you for looking after our cat while we were on holiday. We will be calling you again for our holiday in October.. Many thanks.. Jenny and family.
I used Diddly steps for the second time this year to feed my cat and daughters hamster while we were on holiday.
Excellent service and very flexible when we needed to arrange an extra day. Will be using again. Thanks Chloe and Amy. More...
Thank you so much for coming to our rescue last night.Your emergency text service is a life saver. Its the little things you do that makes your service a great one. The note and light on for us was much appreciated. We have a happy dog and cat thanks to you.. Dan, Carol and the fury babies. More...
Thank you Clare for the amazing service you have provided. Your daily visits to feed and check on Hamish (cat) is so appreciated and every time mum goes into hospital, we know we can count on you. Friendly, reliable and just a great service.. More...
I used Diddly steps for 3 weekends in May while I had to change my shifts at work. Hank waited for you to come each time and thank you so much for taking him to Heaton Park. Will definitely use you again. Great service..Thank you from Hank, Fiona and Paul. More...
Thank you so much for helping out with my wife's chickens. We know it was a bit of a strange request but they are like family to her and you kept them safe. Hope you enjoyed the eggs. Great service and highly recommend. James and Sue. More...
Thank you so much for looking after Dobbie (Hamster) during our holiday. Our daughter loved the photo you sent. Reassured her that he was okay. Great service and already booked him in again for October..Thanks.. Cole family. More...
We have used Diddly steps many times for emergency visits when we have been stuck at work. Takes so much stress away when we cant get home. Excellent service.