She now offers a full range of dog caring services including walking, feeding, daytime care, overnight care and even holiday care, in the comfort of her own family home but it isn’t a kennel business.

“Every dog owner faces that moment of anxiety about what to do with the family pet, when the family goes on holiday, I’ve faced the dilemma myself and it can be a bit worrying. Me and my family make all pets feel welcome and they will be in good company with our springer spaniel called Baloo who likes making new friends all the time,” said Jackie.

There’s plenty of green fields and suitable walking areas around Jackie’s home which visiting dogs enjoy on their daily outings and all pets are well looked after according to their individual needs.

Now with the help and encouragement of her husband Dickie, son Ollie and daughters Georgii and Lillie, Fetch4Walks is starting to establish a name for itself in the Alcester area and beyond.

“We like to think of ourselves as providing a home-from-home environment for all dogs who stay with us. Visiting dogs can bring their own toys, blankets or baskets with them, it makes no odds, they’re all part of the extended family and that’s good for the owners because they get peace of mind while they’re away on holiday,” said Jackie.

For more information about Fetch4Walks e-mail fetch4walks.stationhouse@gmail.com or visit www.fetch4walks@moonfruit.com or Facebook 'Fetch 4 Walks'