“As a veterinarian I am often asked for recommendations for pet sitting or boarding and I have no hesitation in recommending Very Important Pets.”

Vet Testimonials

“Kydd and Kydd Veterinary Health Centre has had a long association with VIPs who are a reliable and responsible organisation. We are happy to recommend their services to our clients as we feel confident that they will take the best care of the pets in their charge.”
Lesley Holt VN Practice Manager, Kydd & Kydd Veterinary Health Centre

“As a Practice we have been recommending Very Important Pets since 2001. They offer an excellent service encompassing all aspects of Pet sitting. Clients of ours who have used VIP’S tell us what a fantastic company they are, professional and extremely caring. They use them time and time again and never cease to tell us how wonderful and reliable they are. We know we can rely on them to look after our clients pets safely and competently thus are only to happy too recommend them to all owners. It is reassuring to know that Very Important Pets are there to afford the same standard of care we would expect to provide for our clients (and our own) pets. We are only too happy to recommend them as our no 1 Pet Sitting Service.”
Jane McNair, Practice Manager, Petcare Animal Clinic, 146 Goldhawk Road, London W12 8HH

“When we came to the UK it was with the intention of doing a lot of travel. It was important to us to be able to travel and to know that our dog was in the best possible hands. Louise set us up with a pet sitter right away and we couldn’t have been more pleased. VIPs are easy to work with, flexible and professional, and most importantly I can travel worry free. As a veterinarian I am often asked for recommendations for pet sitting or boarding and I have no hesitation to recommend VIPs!”
Kate Harding Smith DVM MRCVS, Kydd & Kydd Veterinary Health Centre

“VIPs has been operating in our neighbourhood for a number of years. Having been recommended to countless numbers of clients, never have I heard a bad word against them. The staff are ever-professional (having been recruited even from our own flock!), the services they offer are all encompassing and they really have an ‘animal sense’ about them; meaning pets are at home under their care.”
Lee Danks MRCVS, Paws Inc. Veterinary Clinics

“We first used Very Important Pets pet sitting services for our dog Henry when he was only 11 weeks old. We needed to go on a last minute trip, and we needed to find someone to look after our ‘baby’ at short notice. Louise from VIP organised a fantastic family to look after our puppy. The organisation of Henry’s stay, the communication with his sitter and payment of the fees was all very simple, straight forward and stress free. Naturally, I was a bit nervous leaving such a young puppy with a pet sitter for the first time. But from the moment I met the family I knew he would be in good hands. Nothing was too much trouble, and Henry was made to feel right at home with his own bed, toys and food. The pet sitter stuck to his normal daily routine and made every effort to keep things as normal as possible for him while we were away, to minimise the stress and disruption involved in being away from home. He went on walks to the park and was able to socialise with other dogs, which he absolutely loves. The pet sitter even kept me updated with text messages while I was away to let me know how he was getting on. When I went to collect Henry I could immediately see how relaxed and at ease he was with the family. I think he was actually a bit disappointed to come home in the end, as he was having such a great time with his sitter. Henry can be a little shy of people he doesn’t know, and it can take him a while to feel comfortable with new people. I was absolutely delighted on the second occasion we left him with his pet sitter, when he ran straight in the door, said a big hello to the whole family, and made himself right at home. That tells me everything I need to know about the kind of care and attention he receives when we are away. I have absolutely no hesitations about leaving him with his sitter, as I know he’s getting as much love and care as he gets at home. I wouldn’t dream of sending him anywhere else. I have worked as a vet in the Kingston area for the past 12 months, and I am more than happy to recommend VIP pet sitting service to my clients. I am happy to make that recommendation based on my own person experience with the company, but also because of the many positive reports we have had from clients who have used their service. I think the service is great for anyone who wants the best of care for their pets while they are away, but is of particular value for pets with special needs, those who require regular medication, elderly pets or those who just need that little bit of extra TLC.”
Fiona Smith MRCVS – Vet, Kingston

“4 Paws Veterinary Centre is happy to have been associated with Louise Root and VIP’s for 4 years now and our clients have always been very appreciative and complimentary of the service that VIP’s do and we would recommend them highly.”
Simon Huntley BA Vet MB MRCVS, 4 Paws Veterinary Centre, 170-172 Merton Road, WimbledonSW19 1EG