In recent years I have gained experience in pet sitting although this has been largely informal with business coming solely through word of mouth. The enjoyment I received from this and the opportunity to give people peace of mind while they were away from their pets encouraged me to create Little Rascals Pet Sitters and offer our services to pets and their owners across Deeside.
I always knew that I wanted to get pets as soon as I had a place of my own, and sure enough my husband Clive and I adopted 2 kittens who arrived the day after we moved into our new house! Harris strolled confidently out of the carrier and proceeded to inspect his new home. His ‘sister’ Cecina had been a feral kitten and was very nervous and jumpy; she spent the next few days following Harris closely and hiding whenever we were present.
• Harris •
• Rascal •
Over the course of several weeks I spent hours getting her used to me and she ended up being the most cuddly and affectionate cat. Unfortunately we barely had one year with Ceci before she went missing but we still hold out hope that one day she might return. We next adopted Benji who was intended to be a young cat to keep Harris company. Unfortunately we discovered within weeks that he was actually an elderly cat with heart failure.
We had one glorious year with Benji, becoming very familiar with the vets and very inventive with methods of administering meds. As Benji became more ill he was less and less able to move around and we still felt that Harris would benefit from a companion to play with. This time we adopted a kitten. Rascal is a tiny, mischievous bundle of energy and fun. She adores Harris and if they aren’t playing they are cuddled up together having a snooze.
My family loves cats and we had four: Loopy, Shawarma, Falafel and Tahina. We also had Rudolph and Nibbles the rabbits and a lot of fish. It might sound a bit like Noah’s Ark but this was over a period of almost twenty years! Now Naomi and I have cats of our own and dream of a bigger house with more room for more pets.
Naomi will be your primary pet sitter but I will also be on hand to assist when needed.
• Clive & Naomi •
"Naomi was very professional when I met and I felt confident that Indy would be left in safe hands. The updates were good too. I would use little rascals again"
"As a cat of mature years my mind can wander a bit at times and I get a bit anxious. But I always feel relaxed with Naomi who knows just how to put me at my ease. Harper Graveling"
"Excellent service and great regular updates, think Fango is disappointed we are back home!!!"
"Naomi recently looked after my 2 cats over the weekend. Very professional and trustworthy but she obviously loves animals and ensured they were happy. Already planning more time away now this service available!"
"Naomi looked after my 2 cats Ben & Geri while i was away for a long weekend. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants peace of mind that their hairy babies are being well looked after. My two loved her! Was great to get the daily updates too - really does put your mind at ease."
"Definitely recommended This is a great service. My cats were very well looked after and I loved getting their pictures and updates while I was away. It's a fab idea and I will be using again. "
"Naomi at Little Rascals recently looked after my 4 cats over a weekend - had total peace of mind that they were in great hands, and was so lovely getting pictures & updates whilst we were away came home to very contented cats! Can't recommend highly enough!"
"Naomi looks after my two cats and she is fantastic at what she does. From the first appointment right through to the last day, she is an absolute gem and I wouldn't trust anyone else. She is caring and passionate about animals, loves what she does and your pets cant be in safer hands! 10/10."
"Naomi recently looked after my cat, Daisy, and can honestly not fault her on anything. Whilst we were away, she immediately spotted Daisy was bitten on her hind paw-on New Year's Eve of all times. She went well beyond the call of duty in looking after Daisy, getting her to a vet and looked after. I will only use Naomi in the future and can not recommend her highly enough. She really set the standard for me now for pet sitting after settling previously for service miles apart from Naomi's care!"
"Naomi has looked after our cat for a weekend twice recently. I felt very relaxed leaving Maisie in her care and it's clear that Naomi genuinely loves animals. I was delighted to see a video of Maisie purring happily on this FB page! Would recommend Naomi and Little Rascals to anyone locally and I will definitely be using their services again!"
"Naomi is very professional, approachable and caring. I feel very relaxed leaving our cat at home for a few days knowing that Naomi will feed, groom, brush and generally just look out for our cat's wellbeing. An outstanding business which I would highly recommend to anyone looking for high quality care for their beloved pet."
"Naomi obviously has a passion and love for animals that she shares with us looking after Mr Fergus... Highly recommend her pet sitting service :-) "
"My cats are my family. Therefore, Naomi has been a lifesaver for me. What I appreciate about Naomi, besides her obvious love for animals, is her professional approach and reliability. She is so extremely good at her job that I don’t feel guilty when I come home from a trip to 6 very contented cats! Naomi also goes above and beyond the call of duty, providing extra special care and attention when she considers it necessary (in this particular case it was for a very sick cat). Little Rascals give me great comfort and I would recommend their services to everyone."
"Naomi recently looked after my two cats whilst we were away on holiday for two weeks. She went out of her way on several occasions to find one of my cats after he hadn't appeared back at the house. She also spent extra time removing a tick from his skin and providing detailed information on how to deal with them in future which was very helpful. Apart from that I enjoyed the daily updates and photos whilst I was away to keep me informed that they were in safe hands. I will definitely use Little Rascal Pet Sitters in the future and highly recommend anyone to use them who is looking at alternative options to a cattery."