In 2008 I started up Paws Galore Pet Care, offering Dog Training, walking and sitting. However one night a friend had an emergency. They were having a dinner party and their dog was taken ill. No one could drive due to the wine that had been flowing so they called on me. I got their dog to the vets and he recovered soon after. This got me thinking that maybe there was a service needed but missing in the area. Pet Taxi was born.
First of all it started off with local runs to the vets, usually late at night in emergencies. Maybe taking a dog or cat to their new home. Eventually we started to get more calls to ask if we would collect a dog or cat from Paris Charles de Gaulle. Realising there was a demand we expanded to Europe.
It is more cost effective for someone to fly into Paris and for us to collect them and bring them back to the UK than it is to fly them directly into the UK In addition they travel in the vehicle with us and we always use the Chunnel to return so pets are never left alone.
In 2013 Graham joined the company as demand for collections to and from Paris and France in general grew. Graham has been working very hard the last few years building up the European side of the business.
2017 brought even more exciting progression within the company when we went into partnership with two other companies, Pet to Vet and Woods Pet Transport.
We offer a VIP service for your pets. The welfare of our customers pets are our number one priority. Unlike many other pet transport companies we never pile them in and stack them high. All our customers have plenty of space to travel in our climate controlled vehicles. We update our facebook page en route and also can send you text messages giving you status updates. There is never any compromise and we treat them as our own until we deliver them safely to your hands in our door to door service.
As a Dog Trainer since 1998 and an experienced lifetime animal handler Suzanne is able to offer a professional unrivalled service.
Suzanne has had all kinds of animals in her life including hamsters, terrapins, fish, rabbits, guinea pigs, chicken, ducks, cats, dogs and horses. Animals have always and will always be a massive part of her life. To be working with animals ever day is a child hood dream come true.
Currently Suzanne is lucky enough to share her life with three Golden Retrievers, Lizzie, Margo and Ella.
Pet Taxi have offered a pet transport service since 2006 when it became apparent there were very few people offering a service to the level that we are able to. In 2014 Graham joined the business under the umbrella of Paws Galore.
Graham has been around animals all his life and a dog owner for over 30 years. Graham was, until the beginning of 2014, running a very successful dog grooming business. Graham has a special affinity with all animals, in particular dogs. He left behind a lot of sad customers and dogs due to them having to find someone new. Their loss is Pet Taxi’s gain.
Graham currently shares his life with two GSD’s, Dave, from a pup and Poppy who he rescued.
Your pet is the most important thing to us and their safe delivery to you.
Pet to Vets owner is Ian Mackenzie who has owned and loved pets a wide variety of pets over the last 40 years. Currently home is in rural Lincolnshire with two cats and assortment of tropical and marine fish.
Having worked in the food industry for the last thirty years Ian was faced with redundancy and an uncertain future, and as a result took the decision to work for himself, and with personal experience in struggling to get a cat to vets resulted in the formation of Pet to Vet, a specialist Pet Transport business three years ago.
Ian’s family history includes that of his Great Great Uncle who was a licensed carter who transported poultry and small animals by Horse and cart around Devon and Cornwall in early 1800s
Ian is based in Holbeach and as well as covering the whole of the UK will do shorter vet trips within a 10 mile radius of Holbeach.