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Animal Crackers Pet Services Offering friendly and comprehensive pet care in Sheffield

Crackers about animals!

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Welcome to Animal Crackers where we really care about your pets. We offer many services including:



-  Dog walking - tailored to the needs of your pets


-  Home visits for cats, dogs, rabbits and other small animals


-  Visits to administer medication to poorly and recovering pets


-  Small Animal Boarding  (please see the services list)

-  House sitting





We mainly cover the south of Sheffield and Dronfield, however we can cover additional areas if required for a small extra fee to cover the extra petrol costs.

I have a vast practical animal handling and care experience, both from looking after my own animals and dealing with various rescue animals. I have fostered dogs for rescue centers, voluntarily walked the more 'difficult' rescue dogs with issues and  ran a rabbit and guineapig rescue center for 5 years, finding loving new homes for over 400 animals. My experience spans most of the usual species, as well as snakes, african pygmy hedgehogs, raccoons, skunks and foxes.

I have also undertaken an Animal First Aid course during the start of 2013, covering cats, dogs, rabbits and other small furries, which covers me for 3 years. 

I do not employ anyone to work for me, all work is carried out by myself to ensure that everything is done to my own high standards and that each animal receives quality care and attention.  I am sometimes assisted by my daughter who has undertaken animal care qualifications (BTEC First Diploma in Animal Care,BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management, a canine massage course and is currently half way through a HND in Animal Management) whilst working as an Animal Care Assistant at a local veterinary practice.


I am very lucky to have the fantastic Peak Vets just under 10 minutes away, with 24 hour emergency vet cover to ensure that any animals in my care can be given veterinary attention if necessary. This is of particular peace of mind to clients boarding their much loved furry friends whilst they are away, as well as having the reassurance that veterinary intervention can be obtained no matter what time of the day or night.

Eve and Damon (on right)

"I heard about Animal Crackers through Sheffield forum. Helen visited us to meet Damon and I immediately knew that she was the right person for the job; Damon is a rescue and can be a little nervous around new people, she knew exactly what to do to make him comfortable and relaxed, he not the easiest dog to deal with due to dog aggression problems, but I feel secure that Helen has the professional knowledge and experience to deal with this.

Damon is walked and fed for a two hour sessions and Helen has been really flexible fitting in extra times when required. Helen leaves a note to say what they have been up to and D seems really happy and contented when I return. I've been very happy with the service and would recommend Animal Crackers to anyone who wants the best care for their pet. I know Damon loves her visits!"

Hi Helen

Thank you once again for looking after our Bengal Duke. He is really 
precious to us and i know that you give him the best care and 
attention he needs. Its really nice to have found someone so quickly 
who is completely trustworthy and we can go away with peace of mind 
knowing our precious boy will be looked after.

Thanks again.

C and J Clarke"

The Harrisons with Orlando and Barney

"Helen (the bunny woman) has looked after our rabbit orlando twice now.The first time was in August and the second this week(october).We asked Helen if she could find him a little friend and she did just that! A lovely rescue bunny ,Barney!I Would recommend this lady to anyone to look after their pet,just as Helen was recommended to me.Good luck Helen, carry on your good work and we'll let you know when the next holiday is booked!!! The Harrisons x"