A date for your diaries.
Puggeroomie have been nominated for Pawsmouth Dog Awards. How Pawsome!
Pawsmouth Dog Awards is part of Pet Connect UK that also brings to the UK the Animal Star Awards www.animalstarawards.com
Recognising that people are dog crazy Mary the event organiser and the brains behind Pet Connect decided to create a Dog Awards for people in the PO post code areas. How exciting!
The nominees will be judged by a panel of judges all based in the Portsmouth area and winners will be announced at the Paws4Tea awards event to be held on Sunday 26th April at the Marriott Hotel, Portsmouth.
There are 12 categories and nominations are now open you can nominate here https://www.petconnectuk.co.uk/nominate
1) Best Small Breed (Under 6kg)
2) Best Medium Breed (Under 12kg)
3) Best Large Breed (Over 12kg)
4) Best Dog Friendly Attraction in a PO post code
5) Best Dog friendly Accommodation in a PO post code
6) Best Doggy Day Care in a PO post code
7) Best Dog Friendly Cafe/Bar/Restaurant in a PO post code
8. Best Dog Walk in PO post code
9) Dog of the year (A dog that’s done something outstanding)
10) Dogs favourite human ( A human that’s done something amazing for a dog)
11) Best Dog Walker PO Post Code
12) Best Dog Groomer PO Post Code
The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and Lady Mayoress Leza Tremorin has kindly agreed to judge a category. Yehaw!
At this wonderful Paws4Tea event you not only get the Awards Ceremony, Afternoon Tea but Entertainment. Great fun afternoon all!
Tickets are £26.50
Regarding dietary requirements this event offer a Gluten Free Option & Vegan.
Tickets are on sale here.
There is instalment options too.
LIMITED SPACES BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
Puggeroomie Liver Cake
You will need:
450g of Liver
450g Brown rice flour
Dash of Milk
1 garlic clove (optional)
1. Blend the liver, eggs, milk and garlic
2. Add the flour to the mix
3. Pour into a lined or grease proofe baking tray
4. Cook at 180oc for 25 -35 minutes
5. The cake should bounce back when lightly pushed.
6. Cut into small square when cool.
Here’s to The New Year 2020.
May it bring more joy and success,
And less grief and regret.
To our dreams..
May we never stop believing in them,
And taking the actions that will make them a reality.
To our family, friends and loved ones..
May we take the time to let them know,
How much it means to us
To have them in our lives.
Let us encourage more and criticize less,
Give more and need less.
And whenever we can
Let us create harmony and peace.
To new beginnings
Let us start fresh, right now
To make 2020 the very best year ever.
A Very Happy New Year to you all. Huggeroonies x
In January 2020 I am due to undergo major surgery. Gulp!
In this time my lovely husband Steve is going to look after our 'roomies' for the months of January, February and possibly the first couple of weeks in March.
My recovery is going to be a slow process. Please rest assure your beloved companions will be in safe and secure hands.
Steve is experienced and insured like myself. I will be at home resting at all times to steal cuddles and kisses now and then.
For those of you that have booked and would like to know more information please contact us.
Tel 07494 573230 or email Puggeroomie@gmail.com
It’s that time of year again
Christmas is almost upon us.🎄
Steve and I would like to take a moment to wish all our customers a very Merry Christmas and to thank you all for your valued custom and support throughout the year. xx
Steve and I have recently had a little splurge to make your Puggeroomie experience with us fabulous!
We are currently making lots of new and exciting improvements/changes behind the scenes. At this stage I can't say too much but I can mention....
We have a new members ONLY area on our website.
Our new members area is for all our booked customers for 2020. Each 2020 customer will be given a individual password to access a private area to view how their dog(s) have spent their time at Puggeroomie.
This area will contain detailed daily updates and photographs to storyboard your dog(s) time shared whilst under our care.
Our facebook business page will be used ONLY to advertise Puggeroomie Limited in the ways a business card does on handing it to a member of the public.
For more detailed information contact Joe Lee email@example.com
Nowadays many individuals run dog businesses from their home addresses. All of these businesses are run differently and there will be lots of variations out there for you to choose from.
At Puggeroomie Steve and I chose to put everything into place not only to make you feel at ease on being absent from your beloved companion but we wanted to also tick all the boxes that is set and asked of us required by law.
We are licensed through Gosport Borough Council. BOES/165/1.
Did you know to board dogs it is a legal requirement and you need to own a animal boarding licence to do so. When looking for a childminder, you would expect a childminder to be experienced, trustworthy, licensed and inspected. Puggeroomie are experienced, trustworthy, licensed and inspected to care for dogs too.
My thoughts, be it babies or fur babies it's the same legal requirement!😂
At Puggeroomie we are also fully insured. We have a great insurance cover in place that covers lots of different areas and sinareos that can arise. We have Public Liability Insurance plus more. You can see the policy if you would like too! just ask.
All dogs that board with Puggeroomie are up to date on all vaccinations. We check pet health cards for the safety of all others in our care.
You are invited to see where your dog will be sleeping and sharing their time. You also have opportunities to meet myself and Steve. You can ask as many questions as you feel you need too.
A biggy I go by myself is check reviews. We have a reviews tab on our Facebook page from all our lovely customers. We run a trusted service.
Always check the business is validated too. Puggeroomie are registered with companies house. Puggeroomie Limited. Our company house number is 11203461.
Experience. Ask to see certificates, ask a few 'tricky' questions test the knowledge of who will be looking after your dog(s) in your absence.
From a customer point of view, you can either pay a price for professional licenced boarding or you can hand over a bottle of wine to a non professional and be at higher risk and quite possibly end up paying the price for your pet.
Now, that has given you something to think about, hasn't it!
Worth noting, when dogs are in our care we do not drink Alcohol. Just in case we have an emergency arise. Like I said previously, be it babies or fur babies same rules apply!
Those of you that choose to board at Puggeroomie will always have the best service and cover needed in the unlikely event something may go wrong. In these circumstances we follow and adhere to the rules and regulations in our licence in the welfare of all animals.
Here are a few pointers Puggeroomie have in place.
ANIMAL BOARDING ESTABLISHMENT.
LICENCE NAME: MRS JOANNE LEE.
LICENCE NO: BOES/165/1.
Or, those that chose to board with an unlicensed person are willing to take a higher risk.
The way I see it..
Some of us wear wellingtons boots in long grass on our dog walks. Some of us are happy to wear sandals! Be careful when making a decision on where to board your beloved companion. Have a little check list to hand or in the back of your mind. And most of all watch out for those snakes in the grass!
By that I mean people portraying pet professionalism that do not have the knowledge, experience or how to operate by the rules and regulations set by law. These people are known to offer cheap 'friendly favours' which puts all animals in their property at risk. These boarding set ups normally overboard on the numbers of dogs allowed by law.
Putting all dogs at alarming risks.
The Animal Welfare Guidance notes for licensing activities involving animals is one thick document. I have read it so much, I can confidently say that at Puggeroomie we tick every condition set and asked of us. This heavy document (like the old telephone books in phone boxes) makes all professional dog boarders run and follow protocols as one should when working with animals.
As licence holders we have daily experience of numbers, behaviours, administering medications, the neutered to un-neutered dogs, the list is endless!
Another example worth a mention is one condition of being a licence holder is knowing the correct procedures to follow for the prevention of, and control of the spread of disease. At Puggeroomie we know what to do!
Good Luck and as my Mum (Pug Nanny) says it's better to be safe than sorry!
As an animal lover, a pet professional and a licence holder I have taken on a duty to safe guard animals.
In my line of work and on occasion, I can find myself faced with a predicament. I then have to soul search to see if I am able to turn a blind eye. These situations are usually out of my control. For example I may be told or witness something that can cause an animal harm, distress or risk. In such situations I will act accordingly with the best interest of the animal.
Yes, this girl is an animal lover!
A safe doggie den for fireworks.
To build a doggie den is a fantastic way to help your dogs feel safe and secure during the firework season.
A doogie den can act as a safe place where your dogs can feel comfortable and know they won’t be disturbed. Doggie dens are really easy to make and put together with items you will already have around your home.
Our pugs have a radio close by and a ticking clock that can resemble a heartbeat.
I have just started to build my doggie den. Im not getting very far as they want to get inside it now
When you board your dog(s) with any trusted licensed pet service. The Department For Environment Food And Rural Affairs (known as DEFRA in short) nowadays star grade the licence holder. You are entitled to view their licence in their family home environment it will either be displayed in a front aspect window, entrance porch or hallway.
Let me give you an honest account of the star rating score matrix running Puggeroomie Limited.
Living at ‘The Cottage’ I wanted the best and most stars I could lay my hands on. I aimed so high and pushed myself so very hard to gain my so wanted top marks, 5 stars. I was then awarded four stars. Being classed a young business trading within a year meant I couldn’t be awarded 5 stars. Back then, I thought gaining these stars would be a little like when us hoomans book a hotel. The more stars the better the hotel right?
Well, it doesn’t quite work like that in the animal boarding world.
What was it like trading by a four star graded licence at 'The Cottage'?
Honest answer, Very challenging!
Trading our first year from 'The Cottage' Puggeroomie had a high demand of customers and as most of you know I run Puggeroomie Limited by myself. Being awarded a four star licence in short means that ‘all dogs at any given time are never to be left alone’. You as a customer will feel reassured of this but the reality of working at four stars, almost back to back dog boarding, became challenging for me running a small business working alone.
Let me give you one example: -
If I needed to pop out for a short while to buy milk or a few groceries, I was not allowed trading at four stars to leave any dogs alone. In this type of instance, I hired a professional pet sitter which I paid an hourly rate. My customers were always notified of times that I may not be present (due to basically ‘normal life’ things) prior to boarding and were invited to meet my friend another reputable pet professional who so kindly helped me on these occasions.
Let me list a few other ‘normal life’ examples for you to think about:- Going food shopping, attending doctors, dental and hairdressers appointments.
After a while, I voiced my concerns to Steve and then to my Animal Welfare Officer, I wanted a few stars of my four stars to shoot across that Puggeroomie sky into infinity and beyond.
Opening Puggeroomie Limited at Lee On The Solent, I wanted to do things differently. I questioned the government guidelines and yes had sleepless nights. I asked my new Animal Welfare Officer to basically down star grade me and my business.
So, without further ado and only living in Gosport Borough since August 1st, 2019 (being classes a new resident) I have been awarded a two-star licence.
Am I disappointment with two stars?
No, because this means I am allowed by law a window of opportunity to have a 'normal life' balance within my day while dogs are under my care. I have been advised that after being a resident of Gosport for a year or more I will then naturally progress to three stars. Three stars is the same as two but my fee is two years rather than annually.
But, this is the BIGGY.....
The SERVICE itself that you and your dog(s) experience at Puggeroomie Limited is not star rated. Whether we have five, four, three, two or one your dogs will have a beautiful holiday and be spoiled rotten in very safe and experienced hands.
So here’s to my licence and its two stars. That’s one for me and one for you!
PUGGEROOMIE LIMITED UK COMPANY HOUSE REGISTRATION NO 11203461. © PUGGEROOMIE LIMITED 2018 TM
ESTABLISHED ON VALENTINES DAY 2018
ESTABLISHED ON VALENTINES DAY 2018