Happy Pets and Paws

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Happy Pets

& Paws

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Copyright © 2011 to 2018 Beverley Greasley T/A Happy Pets and Paws (HPP) Pet Care Services

Council Licensed








Established in 2011 in Ilminster, Somerset

Run by experienced, dedicated, and 100% reliable former  Veterinary Nurse




The photographs on this website were taken by Beverley Greasley during the course of Pet Care Services for each pet

Copyright © 2011 to 2018 Beverley Greasley T/A Happy Pets and Paws (HPP) Pet Care Services

Pip    [Ex   DogSitting]

Our Golden Retreiver Pip loves his time with Beverley and her dogs Fern and Barley. They enjoy long country walks together and we don’t think he wants to leave when it’s time to come home!  Happy Pets and Paws has given us peace of mind, knowing that Pip is so well looked after in a caring and safe environment.  We cannot thank Beverley enough and know that Pip will be looking forward to his next visit!

Simon and Sarah,  South Perrott (2012 - 2014)


Pip is no longer an HPP member due to her owner’s change in circumstances

Wurzel  [Dog Walks and Home Boarding and Day Care] A weekly ‘Regular’

What would we do without Bev? The answer to that question is that we just don't know. Having had a bad experience we were nervous about letting another dog walker into our lives, but we couldn't be happier with the care that Bev provides. Wurzel gets so excited waiting for Bev and Barley (her gorgeous Goldie sidekick) to arrive for his daily adventure. Bev takes him to new and exciting places to walk and he loves playing with all his doggie friends, who Bev has carefully matched so that they all get the best out of their walk. We know that all the dogs’ safety is paramount to Bev. Bev's experience as a veterinary nurse has also been valuable with great advice and practical help re-bandaging poorly feet when a cheeky dog keeps pulling off his bandages (despite the cone of shame!!). We couldn't recommend Bev more!  (Submitted Nov 2016)

Sue Whitehouse, Ilminster  (2015 - 2019)


Martha, Chocolate Labrador   pictured with Daisy, dog walk/dogsitting spaniel

Martha has been taking her holidays with Bev for nearly 2 years now.  Our local vet recommend her to us. We are able to go away knowing that Martha is being extremely well looked after within the comfort of Bev & Barleys home.  We would highly recommend HPP for your pets knowing they are loved, well cared for and have long happy walks.  Also Bev will update you with photo’s and messages.

(Submitted Nov 2016)    Y Morgan-Gianni, nr Yeovil (2014 - 2018)


Furhouse [Home Visits]

Bev met Furhouse when he was new to the house as a kitten, and has been a very important part of his routine ever since. She was careful to take the time to get to know him, and now they are true friends. Furhouse can be shy or scared before getting to know people, and I honestly feel Happy Pets and Paws is irreplaceable when I have long days at work or if I am away. I don’t have to distress my cat by moving him from his home environment, and I am glad of the reassurance of Bev’s background as a veterinary nurse. She really cares for the individual animal’s needs, and not only ensures they have their basic requirements met, but makes sure they enjoy themselves as well! I cannot recommend Happy Pets and Paws highly enough.                          (Submitted Nov 2016)  

Felicity Edwards, Seavington (2015 - 2019)

Kelpie and Barney, Labradors   [Home Boarding]

We cannot recommend Beverley highly enough, for the services she provides and joy she brings to our two Labradors. It makes planning a trip away less stressful for us knowing that our dogs are going to be well looked after. With lots of attention and good walks, we see it as 'their little holiday'.  They love being with Beverley's retriever Barley and maybe another waggy tailed lodger, having fun playing and socialising in a lovely friendly environment.  (Submitted Nov 2013)

Lissa & Mark Milton, Ilminster (2013 to 2017)

Sadly Kelpie is no longer with us



Sydnee, Labrador, (female)  

Sydnee is our first dog and we wanted to find someone special to look after her while we were away.  We found the exact person in Bev.  She welcomed Sydnee into her home and Syd immediately found a new friend in Barley.  Every time we drop her off for our holidays or weekends away Sydnee knows exactly where she is going and is always happy with Bev who takes her on long walks and gives plenty of fuss and attention. When we come home Bev often sends us pictures and videos of what they have been up to. We would not let her go to anyone else.  Bev you are a star.

                   (Submitted Nov 2013)  Mandy Smith,  Horton (Nov 2013 - 2019)




Millie and Jessie     [Ex   DogSitting]

When we go away it is not relaxing for us unless we know that our dogs are being well looked after and now that we have found Beverley we can truly enjoy our holidays. She treats our dogs as if they were her own, giving them plenty of attention and a good long walk every day. They enjoy the opportunity to socialise with her own dog, and are always very happy to visit her on their holiday!! She even updates us with emails and pictures while we are away just to reassure us that our dogs are fine.  I would not hesitate to recommend her to any caring dog owner.   (Submitted October 2013)

Niki Scurr, Merriott (2013 - 2016)

Sadly Millie is no longer with us and Jessie’s owners have moved away



Ruby and Charlie    [Home Visits]  Pictured with Wurzel on the right

Bev regularly provides home calls for our two dogs, Charlie and Ruby, and our cats Teddy and Kitty.  They are always very happy to see her, and the dogs enjoy their playtimes around our property.  As my work requires a significant amount of travel, this service has proved very worthwhile, and I can leave the dogs safe in the knowledge they will have a fun filled play session during the day. (Submitted Nov 2016)      

Pauline Marston-Grimley Ilminster (2014 - 2019)





 Lily, greyhound  pictured with Barney             One of HPP’s  most longstanding clients

We required a dog walker for the days when we were both working. We chose Beverley after seeing her advert. Beverley immediately put us at ease, and got to know our lovely re-homed Greyhound called Lily. Ex-racers need special care, and we knew that Lily was in good hands. It has been wonderful to see photos of Lily out with Beverley's own dogs, as well as those being walked for clients. Lily even learned to love the water, playing in the stream with the other dogs! Recently, Lily broke her dew-claw, and Beverley dealt with the situation, taking her to the vet, and bringing her back home safely. We can't recommend Beverley highly enough for either dog walking or overnight stays. We have supplied Beverley with a front-door key, and know that she can be trusted to look after Lily and the security of our house.  An added bonus has been that we have used HPP’s dogsitting service for when we needed Lily to stay overnight.  Beverley collects her when we are away, and brings her back again - a wonderful service.  (Submitted July 2012)

Michael and Liz Lane, Dowlish Wake  (2012 - 2019)


Ella, Shetland Sheepdog    [Walk appointments and Home Boarding]

A friend recommended Beverley in 2012 when I was ill and needed a dogsitter. I am fit these days but Ella, now 3 years old (2015), still has a once-weekly walk as one of her ‘luxuries’. She enjoys being part of a group of dogs, loving the company and to play chase. I have personally been on walks with Beverley and am always impressed in her ability to handle 3 or 4 dogs, in and out of cars, gates, paths and roads, and her vigilant supervision during their walks and play. She knows the Regulars well and their character requirements and has an excellent balance of firmness and fun with them. I have complete confidence in Ella’s safety and happiness when she’s in Beverley’s care.  (Submitted 2015)

Sheila Barker, Ilton, Ilminster (2012 - 2019)



Sooty, Tilly, Gingie, Lottie, Kit     [Home Visits]

It was the first time we had left our five cats for longer than a week so we were a bit concerned. But Bev visited twice a day as surrogate mum and when we returned two weeks later our cats - some of which are still very cautious rescue cats - could not have been happier and more relaxed. It was just what we needed peace of mind while away and we have already made another two bookings. Bev even kept us informed of progress while we were away. Excellent service and highly recommended.  (Submitted Mar 2015)

                               Rob Drayton,  Ilminster (2014 - 2019)

Sadly Lottie and Sooty are no longer with us




Inca, Australian Shepherd  [Day Care}

Bev looks after my Australian Shepherd, Inca, for me whilst I am at work. Inca absolutely loves her days at Happy Pets & Paws. She gets fantastic walks (including trips to the beach!) as well as lots of company and attention (both human and canine). Inca howls with excitement every time I turn into the road to Bev's house! Bev is always very professional, and goes out of her way to keep her doggy and human clients happy. I am so pleased I have found Bev, and would not hesitate to recommend Happy Pets and Paws to anyone.       

Laura Bednall nr  Ilminster (2016 - 2019)



Simba and Millie   [Home Visits]

We used to ask friends and neighbours to look after our 2 cats when we went away, but we always felt this was a bit of an imposition if we were away for more than a few days.  I found Bev by a Google search, looked at the excellent testimonials and decided to give her a try.   This was several years ago, we have been away many times and I can’t recommend her highly enough.  It is so nice to have a qualified veterinary nurse looking after Millie and Simba especially now they are both on medication.  They both love Bev, even Millie who is very timid and normally disappears quickly when anyone arrives!  An added bonus for us is that not only does she spend lots of time with the cats but is also happy to water our plants and collect the post, meaning we can go away knowing that everything is being looked after at home.  (Submitted Nov 2016 )

Sally Gale, Dowlish Wake (2013 - 2019)




Millie     [Day Care]                                        

Millie attends Happy Pets and Paws for Day Care, and she loves it.  Bev is wonderful with all the dogs, taking them on lovely country walks and walks to down the river.  At the end of the day Millie is happy and exhausted!

We feel very lucky to have found Bev and I wouldn’t want anyone else looking after our beloved Labrador.  Also Bev is an ex-vetenary nurse, which is invaluable.

I would recommend Happy Pets & Paws to anyone who is considering day-care for their pet.

Absolutely fantastic!!!  

                                                                                 Lynne Fajer, April 2018 (2017 - 2019)





Indie     [Home Boarding]                                                          Review from a Veterinary Surgeon

The standard of care at Happy Pets and Paws is second to none. I know that when I leave Indie with Beverley that she will be in safe hands. Indie is always happy to run in to see Beverley and loves her walks with Barley and the other boarders. I always recommend HPP to anyone who wants top class care.  

(Submitted Nov 2016)     Mrs P Grant MRCVS, Taunton (2015 - 2017)




Sydney, Labrador (male)  [Home Boarding]                  Frequent happy holiday doggie

When we moved to Somerset 18 months ago we knew we couldn't go away until we found somebody who we could trust to look after our much loved young labrador. Since April 2013 Syd has stayed with Bev on many occasions. As a former Veterinary Nurse Bev is clearly very experienced and her love of animals is obvious. When we are away we have complete piece of mind that Syd is safe and well looked after, and seeing the way he reacts to Bev, it is clear he also loves his "away days" with her. We have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone who wants the best for their pets when they have to go away.   (Submitted Oct 2013)

                K and D, Chard (Nov 2013 - 2019)




Tammy  [Home Visits            One of HPP’s  most longstanding clients , 5 star moggie & mum

When we moved to Somerset 2 years ago, we needed somebody we could trust to come in twice a day  to look after our much loved cat Tammy.  We often have to go back and visit family and friends so when we came across Beverley in The Web magazine she sounded perfect. Tammy loves Beverley and looks forward to her visits, she gets lots of cuddles and play time, and we have piece of mind she is being well looked after.  We would most certainly recommend Beverley to anyone who wants the best for their pet when they can’t be there.  (Submitted Apr 2014)

Helen & Colin Richardson, Shepton Beauchamp (2012 - 2019)



Ted, Tibetan Terrier     [DogSitting & Dog Walks]

Ever since Ted was a puppy, he has cried whenever I have left him which has meant I felt I couldn’t leave him in kennels. Discovering Bev has therefore been brilliant. Ted loves staying with her and settles so well with other dogs. Bev seems to understand Ted and his rather strange ways so that visiting her is like home from home. Recently Bev has walked Ted for a few days at a time and he thinks this is wonderful. I would highly recommend HPP and I would not leave Ted with anyone else.  (Submitted Nov 2016)

Sarah Hargrave, Ilminster (2015 to 2017)




Bobby, Border Collie-cross      [Ex   Daycare]      

Bev has been caring for Bobby for just over 3 years now.  Working the hours I do, it is a massive weight off my mind to know that Bobby is being well cared for, and the excitement that Bobby displays every time he sees Bev is a joy to behold. Bev has the aptitude to select which dogs are best suited to each other for group walks and outings.  Each owner’s dog can then socialise with other canines, whilst they all enjoy every second, with excitement and fun had by all. The experience, knowledge and passion that Bev has for all animals is a constant font of wisdom that has helped me greatly as a first-time dog owner. I am more than happy to recommend Beverley and Happy Pets and Paws; the professionalism, care and knowledge that Bev displays is a testament to the quality of care each animal under Bev’s charge is guaranteed to receive.     (Submitted Nov 2016)               

                                A, Ilminster (2014 - April 2017)




























































 Pippin, Blue Merle Border Collie    [Ex  Daycare & DogSitting]

We required a dog carer to regularly look after our 18-month-old Border Collie while my husband and I worked in London. From the outset Beverley impressed us with her professionalism, ensuring Pippin experienced first an overnight and then a few days stay to ensure all were happy with the new arrangements. We were keen for Pippin to stay somewhere where she would be well cared for and would receive lots of attention and exercise, as well as experiencing socialisation with other dogs. Pippin has always been friendly with humans but can be timid and unsure or else bossy with dogs. Especially in the first few weeks Pippin showed some anxiety, but Bev took the time to train Pippin in how to be a well-behaved part of the group, whilst keeping us up-to-date with her progress.  The regular updates during Pippin’s stays with Bev in both email and picture form were/are extremely reassuring and very welcome when you are worrying about and missing your ‘fur baby’. We would have no hesitation recommending Bev and neither would Pippin who always gets excited when we ask “Are you going to see Bev and Barley?”  (Submitted Apr 2016)

Sarah and Martin, Clapton, Crewkerne (2015 - 2017)



Ebony Wilcox   [Home Boarding]

Bev cares for our Cockapoo Ebony when we are unable to take her with us to places. She has stayed with Bev numerous times and we are fully confident to leave Ebony with Bev. Bev gives great customer care for her clients. Ebony really loves her times with Bev who clearly cares for her extremely well. If we ever mention that she is "going to Bev's house", Ebony gets so excited she does the zoomies around our garden!!!!.   (Submitted July 2017)

Ian Wilcox near Ilminster (2017 - 2018)




Poppy   [Home Boarding]

Bev took care of our Cockerpoo whilst we went on holiday recently. Bev took excellent care of her, sent us updates daily and made us feel very reassured she was well cared for and good hands. We would happily recommend Bev for dog sitting, walking etc. she is skilled and knowledgeable in animal care. We are very pleased to have found her.  (Submitted August 2017 )

Andy Purton (2017 - 2018)




Mika (Home Calls)  

We have had Beverly a couple of times, so far, making visits to our female cat while we were on hols. Simply loved the videos received, which showed how much our cat loved the cuddles and exclusive attention. Beverley provided a super service.

                   (Submitted July 2017)  Mrs Rosario, Ilminster (2017)




Tilly and Milly   [Home Visits]

Bev offers a wonderful service. We always feel reassured that she is looking after our cats in the comfort of their own home and familiar surroundings while we are away. No more stressful trips to the Cattery which is a huge relief to both us and the cats! Text and email updates and photos are an added bonus from Bev while we are away which is a lovely touch. Highly recommend, you won't be disappointed!  (Submitted April 2016 )

Tony Collins (2016 - 2018)




Erik and Bici     [Home Visits]                      One of HPP’s  most longstanding clients

We found a postcard in the window of our newsagents and rang Happy Pets and Paws. We were really pleased to meet Bev for the first time in May 2012 and felt we could trust HPP. Our gang of cats Erik, Cleo and Bicki have all got to know Bev really well, we have regular breaks and when we arrive back all our cats look well and happy.  We highly recommend Happy Pets and Paws. (Submitted Jul 2012)

Tim and Kate, South Petherton (2012 - 2019)






Rosco and Seamus     [Home Calls]                                        Longstanding weekly  ‘Rebulars’

When we moved to Ilminster a year ago we needed someone to pop in at lunchtime while we were both at work.  It was a great relief to find someone like Beverley who is so reliable and is obviously fond of our two dogs.  Seamus and Rosco enjoy their visits from ‘Aunt Bev’.  Once they have had their lunch they get a play time and a bit of fuss.  We often get a note to say how they have been and it is reassuring to know that the dogs are looked after by someone we can trust. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend HPP to someone who is looking for a Pet Care Service. (July 2014)

C Hollingsworth  & A McSorley,  Ilminster (2013 - 2018)

Sadly Rosco and Seamus are no longer with us