All about us

Animate Pet Services is based in Ely, Cambridgeshire and our services cover Ely and the surrounding villages. We pride ourselves on providing a friendly, professional and comprehensive service that our customers can rely on. We treat your animals with the care and attention we would give our own and their safety and enjoyment is paramount.

Why choose us:

  • Fully insured and DBS checked for your peace of mind

  • Trained animal and human first aider

  • Access to a 24 hour veterinary advice line

  • Professional and reliabe service

  • Free in home consultation with you and your pets before service commences

  • Custom vans for safe transportation of small animals

  • Experience working with dogs of a variety of breeds, temperaments and personalities

  • Worked with, ridden and competed a variety of horses

Meet the team

I'm Lydia, the owner and manager of Animate Pet Services. I've had many years experience owning and working with animals; which prompted me to follow my dream of setting up an animal focused business providing valuable services to pet owners in the Ely area.

I am a strong believer in animal welfare and an advocate of responsible, lifelong pet ownership as well as responsible breeding. I have a history of rescuing animals of all shapes and sizes, currently owning two dogs, one horse and a cat, find out more about them on our blog page.


Chelsea is our fabulous all-rounder! Chelsea is out there come rain or shine walking our favourite doggy clients and caring for our horse friends. She loves animals so much that she often spends her weekends pet sitting for us and even helps out with cat visits occasionally.

Having worked in the horse racing industry Chelsea has some great animal handling skills so she easily took to walking groups of dogs; her high energy walks leave them ready for an afternoon snooze when they get home!

In her spare time Chelsea enjoys competing her own horses and caring for her dog, Chase. A conscientious and hard worker, we're lucky to have Chelsea on board and think 2018 will be an exciting year for this space ;-) 


Janet is one of our most popular pet sitters as she has lots of experience with animals and can offer our four legged clients her undivided attention (as well as lots of fuss and cuddles)! A self confessed 'crazy cat lady', Janet currently has 5 cats, including two blind kittens that she rescued from Egypt.

An all round lovely lady, Janet regularly raises money for animal charities, including a challenging sponsored walk along the Great Wall of China last September. Janet's other job is as a self-employed reiki practitioner and she finds that animals are very quickly comfortable in her company.Janet is fully DBS checked and her pet sitting slots quickly get filled due to her popularity. So if you haven't organised a pet sitter for your summer holiday then get in touch quick!