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About Me

Hi, I’m Jackie Byrd, and I founded House & Pet Care to offer personalised, reliable, and compassionate services, driven by a deep love for animals and a commitment to providing exceptional care for your home and pets.

On the page below you can learn more about my background and how my unique skills and experience can bring peace of mind and happiness to you and your precious pets.

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Image shows Jackie Byrd standing by the coast in North Wales in a pink jacket and white scarf.

Why I started Home & Pet Care

I founded House and Pet Care in July 2023. Since my last beloved dog Finn passed away I had really missed the company and joy that being with animals always brings. After all the global upheaval of the past few years I was inspired to embark on a whole new journey. Combining my dual passions for animals and helping people, my aim is to make a valuable and meaningful impact in the lives of the people, pets and property that I care for.

As a long-term pet owner and experienced homemaker, I understand the unique bond between pets and their owners. My goal is to offer reliable, trustworthy, and personalised services that ensure your pets are safe, loved, and well-cared for while you are away. Additionally, I provide a range of home care services, ensuring that your home remains secure and well-maintained in your absence.

My values

At House & Petcare UK, I pride myself on core values:


You can count on me to be there when you need me. Whether it’s for a scheduled visit or an emergency, I am committed to providing dependable service, ensuring that your pets and home are always well taken care of.


I handle every responsibility with the utmost honesty and professionalism. Trust is the cornerstone of my service, and I strive to build and maintain it through transparent communication and ethical practices.


I treat your pets and home with the same care and respect as if they were my own. Understanding the unique needs and personalities of each pet, I provide compassionate care that prioritizes their well-being and comfort.


I strive to provide an exceptional experience for both you and your pets. With a strong commitment to excellence, I maintain high standards in every aspect of my service, from communication and appearance to the quality of care provided.

My expertise

Nursing Background

My early career in nursing equipped me with a strong foundation in healthcare and a compassionate approach to caregiving.

BSc in Acupuncture

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Acupuncture, which complements my holistic approach to wellness.

Holistic Complementary Therapies

For over 30 years, I have practiced various holistic therapies including Reiki, Bach (including Animal Bach), and reflexology. I offer both online consultations and face-to-face sessions whenever possible.

Professional Pet Sitting Diploma

I have completed a professional pet sitting diploma, ensuring that I am well-prepared to take care of your pets with the utmost expertise.

Certificate in First Aid for Pets

My first aid knowledge ensures that I can handle any emergencies with calm and competence.

Personal Experience with Animals

Growing up with a variety of pets including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, and fish. As an adult, I have had cats, dogs, and horses, enriching my life with their companionship and teaching me about their care.

International and Domestic Experience

I have lived in various parts of the world, including New Zealand, Ireland, and Portugal, managing our family villa letting business in Portugal and assisting friends with their holiday letting business in Wales. I enjoy traveling across the UK, meeting different pets and their owners, and I look forward to taking on international assignments in the future.