Read tips, guidelines and advice about caring for and training your pets, plus all the latest news from Very Important Pets

Tula: Summer Holidays

7th September 2009Tula's BlogLeave a comment

TulaWow! I have a new office to play in, which comes with a great bed, new toys and lots of new friends. I had a Cockerpoo to play with for almost two weeks and I was so exhausted after each day, as we just played and played and played.

I have had an exciting summer! As the face of VIPs I get to go on all the days out including the local dog events and fair’s. I just love these events I get so much attention from other pet owners and all the staff. I had my summer holiday with Ollie (my boyfriend) which was awesome. We had heaps of fun together whilst Mum went off to Croatia. I wanted to go too, but I was told the flight was fully booked. I think they pulled the fur over my eyes on that one!

Mum has been very busy with the new office so I have been on my best behaviour for her while she is settling in. I love having visitors over so if you are passing please pop in and see me for a cuddle and a boxer kiss! Woof Woof x

VIPs in Surrey’s Essence Magazine

5th June 2009VIPs NewsLeave a comment

Check out the feature on Very Important Pets in the May 2009 edition of Surrey’s Essence Magazine on live-in pet sitting.

Louise Root company owner talks to Essence Magazine about how more and more people would prefer a live in house sitter to look after their beloved pets rather than sending him or her to kennels or a cattery. She also talks about what to look for in a potential pet sitter if you decide to use one, and some general advice on house sitting.

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Essence Magazine Surrey

Article in Surrey’s Essence Magazine

For more great articles visit the website of Surrey’s Essence Magazine.

Vote for Britain’s Top Vet

9th January 2009In The NewsLeave a comment

If you believe the team at your vet practice always go that extra mile for your pet, you can now show your thanks by nominating them for the Petplan Veterinary Awards 2009. The nationwide search from the UK’s number one pet insurance provider recognises and rewards the UK’s top veterinary professionals as nominated by pet owners.

Has someone in your veterinary practice been a real star?

Nominations are being sought for four main categories:

  • Vet of the Year
  • Vet Nurse of the Year
  • Vet Receptionist of the Year
  • Vet Practice of the Year

So, whether it’s the vet team as a whole, or an individual’s outstanding commitment, all veterinary professionals can be recognised.

Making a nomination is easy. You can call 0845 678 1063 to request a nomination form or complete a form online by visiting

Tula: The Pooch Mobile & Christmas Dinner

5th January 2009Tula's BlogLeave a comment

TulaGosh where has the time gone! Since November things have been so busy for me I can hardly keep up!

In November the Pooch Mobile came over to my house in their mobile trailer to give me a hydrobath, Holly the owner gave me the best wash I had ever had and I came out smelling amazing.

It’s been work, work ,work ever since then until Christmas day, this is my favourite day of the whole year, I got so many presents from friends and family that I didn’t know what to open first, mum lets me open my own presents which I love, I rip off the paper then spit it out until I reach the present inside, once I know what the present is I try to find my next one and so on, I’m very spoilt I know!

Christmas lunch is also a highlight of my day as I always have the left over turkey with stuffing and later in the day I get a special home cooked dinner. Plus plenty of treats.

This year was extra fun as I was in a lovely big house in Hertfordshire with a massive garden, and two cats to play with, I don’t think the cats liked me much as they kept running away, I tried to make friends early on in the day by giving them a Christmas present but I don’t think it helped!

New Years Eve was also fun; I went with my mum and dad to a hotel spa in Bagshot, Surrey, where we stayed in a lovely big room for 2 days, the back door of our room opened onto a golf course which suited me just fine as I could chase the rabbits and squirrels and then once board come back and check on mum and dad.

All the staff there loved me and even took me for a walk around the grounds while mum and dad were out; I made so many new friends, a good start to 2009!

Many Tears Animal Rescue

2nd January 2009Products & ServicesLeave a comment
Many Tears Animal Rescue

Sylvia & Bill of Many Tears Animal Rescue

Many Tears Animal Rescue in South Wales comes highly recommended from a VIPs client.

Are you thinking of adding a dog to your family? Would you foster or adopt a rescue dog or puppy?

If so please look at their website.