About Us

Welcome to Simply the Pets. If you're looking for a Dog Walker or Pet Sitter you can trust and rely on look no further! I founded Simply the Pets in 2008 after deciding to turn my lifelong passion for animals into a career. In 2005, at 19 years old, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. During my treatment and recovery I realised that I needed to spend my working life doing something I loved and was passionate about, so in 2008 Simply the Pets was born & I haven't looked back since!

Along with over 13 years of professional, hands-on experience working with your pets I am a Certified Canine Body Language and Puppy Specialist (Dog Training College), have Canine First Aid Training and am a City & Guilds qualified Dog Groomer. I am also a member of the Pet Professional Network; a support organisation, dedicated to kind, ethical and trusted pet professionals. To us, our job is not simply walking dogs, cuddling puppies or popping down some food for your kitty. We have invested in what we do so that you get the best, because your pets deserves the best!

Our team love animals, but pet care isn't about us, it's about providing our clients with a service they need that they can trust, depend and rely on. However, it is our passion which makes us constantly strive to be the best! We never see your pet as a commodity - we see them as an important member of your family and because of that we will welcome them into our STP family as if they were our own.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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Scheduling Software

Simply the Pets uses a sophisticated software specifically designed for Pet Service Providers called Pet Sitter Plus. Our online scheduling software is designed to bring you, our valued client, a more convenient and improved customer experience. By registering with us and logging onto your online account you will immediately have access to a range of services.

Our clients think our system is great! They love that they can view their scheduled services at any time as well as make any additional requests or cancellations. This gives our clients the confidence that their dog walking and pet sitting services have been scheduled accurately. The number one requirement for any client looking for a pet sitter is reliability and our advanced and easy to use suite of scheduling tools help reduce the mistakes associated with manual systems. To register with Simply the Pets and gain access to our client portal please drop us an email or click the 'Register with Us' button on our homepage.

We Cover

Addiscombe CR0

Caterham CR3

Coulsdon CR5

Forestdale CR2

Kenley CR8

Purley CR8

Sanderstead CR2

Selsdon CR2

South Croydon CR2

Warlingham CR6

Whyteleafe CR6

Woldingham CR3

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Meet The Team

At STP we have a fantastic team of honest, reliable & trustworthy employed and contracted dog walkers & pet sitters who feel privileged to be looking after your pets and take the responsibility of doing so extremely seriously. With a team of walkers we are able to provide a truly reliable service. Our team are hand picked, vetted and insured for public liability. Our walkers carry a first aid kit specifically designed for use on pets with them at all times.

We know our clients need reliability and flexibility. By having a team of walkers we are always on hand to help if one of the team is off sick, on holiday or you just need an extra service last minute!

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I have worked in the animal industry for 16 years now and wouldn't change a thing! From veterinary nursing to Head Receptionist at a vets to Dog Grooming. I have found that animals are my world and bring nothing but joy into my life in so many ways. I have 3 family dogs, 9 cats and a very old bunny. I am so lucky to have a position at STP where I can continue my passion and knowledge with the four legged fur babies.


I have always owned pets currently 2 cats - Boy and George ! ( Named by my children I add !! ) I used to walk dogs as a schoolgirl and now many years later working with STP has brought me back in touch with many adorable much loved pups again. I find myself looking forward to the next walk and the next… excited wagging - fresh air, long country walks can’t beat it!


I am a huge animal lover and I have grown up around animals from the age of 3, from dogs and cats to farm animals. Animal care and welfare is something I always have and always will feel extremely passionate about. Besides from taking your gorgeous four legged babies out on adventures, I am continuing my education everyday to give me as much knowledge in animal care as I can possibly get! Dogs really are a womans best friend!


Hi, I'm Rachel and your pets are my priority! After 9 years of working with special needs children and young adults I decided to follow my heart and work in Animal Care. Animals are my true docus in life, especially dogs, becausse of the incredible species that they are and how much they offer to anyone who is willing to love and respect them. Working for Simply the Pets really is Simply the Best.


I can't think of a better job than this! Spending all day surrounded by tons of different doggies is a dream. They are the most precious creatures and deserve nothing but the best walks and lots of love! I worked in a petshop for nearly 2 years, where I learnt everything you could want to know about pet care. I've loved animals for longer than I can remember, and although my own pets aren't fluff balls (2 snakes and a gecko) I love them all the same, and always have room in my heart for every set of paws that come my way :)


Hi! I'm Kate and I'm a Pet Sitter for Simply the Pets. I have grown up around dogs and cats - their love is unconditional and they are always pleased to see you. I have a wonderful staffie at home called Tia, she is a rescue dog, she looks after my whole family, always welcoming us with her special wiggle! Looking after your pets is a privilege and a pleasure. I look forward to going to work each day!