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                    HELPING HANDS  ©

                              MOBILE CATTERY AND DOG SERVICES

About Us !


My name is Dawn and I am the founder of  HELPING HANDS PET SERVICES  which has now evolved into HELPING HANDS MOBILE CATTERY SERVICE !  In early 2006 I was looking for a personal, friendly service who would love our family pets as we do. I needed some help with caring for our 3 cats when we went on holidays and a flexible reliable service to pop in and take Spencer our dog for a walk or loo break when I was unable to get home. I couldn't find a service offering all this, so after a lot of research, hard work and the support off my husband and Adult Daughter, by spring 2007 I had created one and we were ready to launch.....


I have always had pets in my life. I enjoyed growing up in the countryside where my parents owned a cattery. My Father was also an R.S.P.C.A Inspector, and he taught me how to care for all types of animals. We owned dogs, cats, hens, geese, pigs and even a donkey. The pet service I have created with HELPING HANDS is special because I know how precious our pets are to us. All of our clients pets are cared for with love and devotion. Helping Hands work is truly rewarding, especially when a clients dog rushes excitedly to the door when being collected for her lunchtime walk or when a very timid cat booked in for the mobile cattery service has trusted our help and sits purring happily keeping us company whilst we clean the litter tray.

Our Pet Services included Dog Walking, Puppy Checking, Pet Visits For Small Pets and our highly popular Mobile Cattery Service, which has proven to be a huge success with cat owners who don't want to board their pet...... Whatever help you need..... JUST ASK!

in January 2008 Due to the high popularity and growth of our services Helping Hands were soon able to start creating employment for people living in Gateshead and Newcastle to work alongside us. Then in 2012 because the business was now a very large Dog and Cat Care Service the Natural progression for Helping Hands was to split into two and for our Daughter Emma and husband Stephen to take over the ownership and running of the Dog walking and Puppy checking side of the business. Emma has worked with us since we started in 2007 whilst also working full time for Northumbria Police, Stephen's work background has also been with the Police, he was part of the Neighbourhood policing team. Both made the decision to leave the force and embraced the opportunity to own Helping Hands Dog Services and they have with great success. They refreshed the services and added more personal touches such as themed doggy days out from Halloween Frankin Paws adventures to Christmas days out to see Santa Paws ! New services available include half hour early morning and teatime walks and a Pet Taxi. You can look at HH Dog Services website direct at

I now run our very busy MOBILE CATTERY SERVICE with the help of my wonderful staff who are affectionately known as "The Cat Ladies"  Our Clients can leave their pets happy and content holidaying in their own home when they are away, instead of having to use boarding facilities or ask family and friends. We also keep an eye on your property for you, from picking up your post and watering your plants to making sure everything is safe and secure.

To provide all of our service we have a great team of staff to help us. Working with a team of staff is a great benefit for clients, if one staff member has a problem getting to your pet we have another member in place who can step in straight away. I feel this is a much more safer and reliable way to provide a Home visiting Pet Care service like Helping Hands because unexpected things can happen, for example your car might break down or you may become unwell, being part of a large team gives our clients the reassurance that we will always provide their service whatever life or the weather throws at us, rather than a person working all alone in this industry with no support. Our clients soon feel part of the family and you will too once you have used Helping Hands. We don't offer gimmicky deals, competitions or sale prices to tempt clients , instead we provide a superb loyal service by genuine animal lovers at affordable prices.

The area's we cover are in and surrounding Gateshead Tyne & Wear

Helping Hands use various vehicles to provide our service. We don't have signage on the cars, we like to be discreet and unnoticed when visiting your pets.  We do invest in vehicles that can get us around even in severe weather conditions, including a Toyota RAV -4x4 and Mazda Cx5 -4x4 keeping us Mobile everyday of the year.

Animal Welfare is our priority, and we will always accommodate our service accordingly to your pets needs.

I added a clients comments page to the site in May 2008 so that you can write directly onto the website yourself instead of having to come through me. Clients can leave messages and say what they think about their service, good or bad, which gives an honest opinion and helps potential clients with their decision to use Helping Hands. You can see more up-to-date comments on our FACEBOOK PAGES...

Im Hugely proud of Helping Hands and what we have achieved. I started the business in a very humble fashion, I didn't have grants from the Goverment or financial help from banks, but from sheer hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and most importantly the trust of our clients, Helping Hands has grown into the wonderful Pet service I imagined it would be, providing a warm and friendly service that you can trust.

At a consultation i bring along documentation and information about Helping Hands. Everyone who works for Helping Hands have reference and personal I.d security checks