About us

Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Katie and I am the Founder of Chums4Pets and I want to give you a little insight into who I am and why I started this company.

Simply put, helping people and pets is my passion.

Ever since I can remember I have had the pleasure of spending time around pets of all types and sizes. Prior to starting Chums4Pets, I loved helping people improve their lives through healthy eating and lifestyle habits as a Slimming World Consultant. 

My desire to combine helping people and pets collectively has got stronger over time as I looked into the benefits that pets bring to the lives of people.  

Pets simply transform people’s lives.

Quite aside from the joy of having a pet, studies show that pets can have a beneficial effect on our health and wellbeing.
 
·         A study at Cambridge University found that owning a pet can improve our general health in less than a month, with pet owners reporting fewer minor ailments such as headaches, coughs and colds.
 
·         According to the Pet Health Council, simply stroking a pet or watching fish swim can help us to relax, thus reducing our heart rate and lowering blood pressure.
 
·         Other studies indicate that owning a pet can reduce cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart attack - and one US study found that people who do suffer a heart attack have a better chance of survival if they have a pet.   Not only that, pets can help to lift depression, as well as reducing loneliness and isolation.
 
As a nation of animal lovers, I believe that everyone should benefit from having access to a pet.  I also know that it is not always possible for every person to have a pet of their own to personal commitments such as commuting, shift work patterns, housing arrangements, cost and physical limitations.

Chums4Pets is simply is an introduction Membership facility enabling pet owners to contact pet loving chums (friends) to access the help they need for both the expected and unexpected moments that life throws at us.  We enable owners to leave their pet in the hands of a trusted, familiar person that the owner has had the opportunity to get to know in advance for either short term or longer periods of time.  So whether you need a little help with walking, grooming, cuddles, playtime or day care for your pet, then Chums4Pets is for you.  We can help you find assistance with any domestic pet from dogs and cats to goldfish to horses and anything inbetween! 

Together, we can create a world where no pet or person ever needs to be lonely.