Hello fellow animal lovers.
My name is Holly Poppins, (Holly Beckwith) and I provide professional live in pet sitting, pet pop ins and dog walking in Andover and the surrounding area.
I am a qualified animal enthusiast and have been working around animals all my life. I studied Level 3 extended diploma in animal management where I learnt all aspects of enrichment, nutrition, licensing laws, health care and a whole lot more.
I am fully insured and have 3 years’ experience working in a veterinary surgery along with ‘Doggie Day Care” and a hydrotherapy centre where I learnt to handle all kinds of animals and their unique behaviours. I have also achieved a level 3 extended diploma in animal management, achieving DDM and am first aid trained for dogs.
I have lived for over 18 years on my parents alpaca farm surrounded by all creatures great and small, including guinea-pigs, rabbits, a dalmation, chickens and of course alpacas. I currently own a very cheeky gordon setter called Benson and a rescue cat called Minty.
My life-passion is animals and I can guarantee that any animal in my care will have the best “Holly Poppins” experience, leaving them feeling ‘supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’
Sadie my 7 year old miniature Schnauzer loves to be with Holly and I know I have no need to worry when she is in Hollys’ care.
Holly is very trustworthy, loves all animals and treats them as her own.
She house and dog sat for me whilst I was on holiday and regularly takes Sadie for lovely walks.
Thank you for looking after my two, Monty and Ruby, while we were on holiday.
It was great to receive updates while I was away and to know they were in safe hands, loved and looked after 🙂
It’s always a good sign when on repeat visits they react so positively – they clearly have a great time with you!
Mandy & Martin
Miss Poppins recently looked after our farm while we were away for several days, she had a lot to do, looking after our alpaca herd, our pony, the chickens, the cat, guinea fowl, not to mention the tropical fish!
We returned to an exceptionally well-tended menagerie. Holly goes the extra mile, all our animals were carefully looked after with attention paid to instructions and animals individual likes and dislikes!
We would not hesitate to ask for Holly Poppins to come and look after them again.
Sally & Simon Illet
What a lovely conscientious lady with excellent skills.
I have nothing but praise for Holly.
My dog Sandi (a Vizsla) absolutely loved her no exaggeration.
Your lucky to have her as your dog walker.
She is highly organised and very knowledgeable / SO kind and honest!
Holly is brilliant with my 13 year old golden retriever Sassie.
She adds a personal touch by catering to Sassies needs as and when needed and being flexible.
She’s reliable and very trustworthy and definitely goes above and beyond.
Her passion for animals is a credit to her.
Holly has been walking Costa for over a year.
She is fantastic with him, and he absolutely loves her.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Holly if you are looking for someone to walk your dog when you are unable to.
My house is like London Zoo, our animals range from the cute and fluffy to long and scaly.
Holly Poppins looks after our small zoo whenever we go on holiday, anything from a few days to a full fortnight.
Our cats love her and I know she loves them, which makes leaving all 5 with her worry free, I get updates everyday and photos too which is great as I can see that they are all happy.
Our other more unusual creatures include Crystal a bearded dragon, 4 snakes, a tortoise called Shelly, African land snails, frogs and the more conventional fish.
Holly is happy to look after them all and gives them the care and attention they all require.
I can’t recommend Holly enough ! If anyone ever asks for a recommendation for a pet sitter or dog walker I will always give her name.