My name is Joe Lee and I am the proud owner and Managing Director of Puggeroomie. Often people will sing Dolly Parton's Jolene song on hearing my name! In response I always laugh like it's the first time!
My business name and idea originated from my love of pugs, all creatures great and small, plus our natural environment.
Puggeroomie® - A pet service that enables your pugs to be our 'roomie' as well as other small breeds of dog.
I know! what a quirky, unique selling point I thought up while floating around in a friends hot tub drinking some celebratory bubbly!
Little did I ever imagine, my business idea would lead me along a fabulous path. Along this path, I have met so many wonderful people and shared such good times while caring for their beloved companions.
I take pleasure in being outdoors. You will often find me on various local adventures following paws. As well as my passion for dog walking, in my spare time I appreciate photography, creative writing and art. I have also had some of my photography published in the local newspapers.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
On becoming a pet professional I have gained much experience and knowledge over many years. I began my career within the pet industry working as a self employed dog walker and pet sitter. Back then, my business name was known as 'ifollowpaws' which naturally over time evolved into Puggeroomie.
Puggeroomie was established on Saint Valentines Day in 2018 and trademarked.
I have a vast knowledge of brachycephalic breeds and consider this to be my specialist area within the pet industry. I also work closely along side animal welfare sectors and various charities.
Prior to your dogs staycation, if you would like to see my certificates and relevant documentation please ask and this can be arranged for you.
I am career driven. I work extremely hard to accomplish a flawless much loved service licensed at five stars higher standard through Gosport Borough Council.
I feel very fortunate residing 'by the sea' in the beautiful costal village, Lee on the Solent in Hampshire.
Our family home is located a stone throw away from the beach and is within close walking distance to Alver Valley Country Park and Stokes Bay. There are so many scenic pawstetch adventures on our very own doorstep! Its a lovely place to live!
I am happily married to my husband Steve also known as 'Mr Puggeroomie'. I am also a happy Pugmom to my three pugs Kobe, Rosie and Captain Poldark plus our Demelza who is a pugalier.
'We love your dogs like our own'
Our Promise to you...
‘In your absence, we will act as your dog(s) guardians for the duration of their time shared at Puggeroomie. We promise to safeguard and protect your dog(s) just as we would our Kobe, Rosie, Captain Poldark and Demelza’.
Together we are Puggeroomie®
Puggeroomie no longer daily storyboard on our social media business pages. We update our clients privately!
You will find that Puggeroomie no longer daily storyboard on our social media business pages. We update our clients privately!
I have to say, we did have an AMAZING following of 14.500k on Tik Tok. Looking back, what contagious fun Steve and I had with our pugs in National Lockdown. In reflection, Puggeroomie specialise in offering a five star higher standard home boarding service. I'm laughing, we were never going to be the next TIK TOK stars in the pug world!
I recently found myself bumbling around the most beautiful sunflower field. It's normally in places like this, I enjoy being in my own company to think things over and reflect on my life.
I am ever so proud of everything I have accomplished with my small business called Puggeroomie but being completely honest with you all, the one thing I no longer enjoy as an individual is social media.
I guess, I've always been a little old school.
You see, I love to be outdoors enjoying adventures, following paws, observing nature and wildlife rather than head hunched trying to work out some new device or app.
As you all are aware, many pet professionals frequently storyboard on all social media pages for likes, shares and comments to gain custom. However, I still like to hand my business cards out in person and have found over the years of trading this alone has gained much footfall through our door.
So without further ado, we do have a small announcement regarding a recent operational change. As from 15/08/2022 Our business virtually will appear inactive/deleted on all social media platforms. However, this does not reflect our physical business being OPEN, zooming and very much active!
So how do Puggeroomie update our clients when dogs our under our care?
We are happy to provide up to three wellbeing updates a day for you. We are happy to privately email, text, arrange a suitable time to talk on the phone or we can create a WhatsApp group for you and your chosen recipients. Please let us know your preferred communication method preference prior to your arrival!
At Puggeroomie we truly believe
'More offline is the new peace of mind!'
Happy 6th Birthday to our one and only Captain Ross Poldark. Love you so much my dark handsome water baby!
Puggeroomie is a luxurious and exclusive 'Bed and Biscuit' by the sea.
Awarded an animal welfare home boarding licence at five stars higher standard.
Specialising in pure indulgent staycations, delivering the highest level of pet pampering.
From the moment your beloved companion arrives at Puggeroomie you can feel rest assured they are in safe hands.
Our 'roomies' become part of our warm loving family within our home. Animal welfare is the absolute heart of Puggeroomie.
We love your dogs, like our own!
Did you know?!
When the summer heat is on, artificial grass will heat up more than natural grass and maintain a higher temperature!
Thank goodness! Puggeroomie have lots of natural grass to cool your bits on. As demonstrated by our handsome 'roomie'.
The temperature of artifical grass can rise so very quickly when exposed to direct sunlight and not have the natural cooling effect from a real grass lawn.
We have had such a lovely day caring for 7 adorable pugs.
All pugs have managed to keep cool. We have been frequently changing all water bowls. All oscillating fans have been on max. Our blinds are closed, curtains are drawn. Paddling pools are in the shade.
At Puggeroomie we are too cool for the pool.
Established on Saint Valentine's Day. 2018