Pet Guardians is a family-run business which was set up in 2010 to provide a valuable service providing a friendly and cost effective way to ensure that your pets are looked after in the familiar surroundings of their own home.

We are not a franchise - we have built our business from nothing to an impressive client list of over 40 happy customers and their pets.

In the 11 years that we had our last cat, Mo, we didn't go on holiday once because we refused to put him in a cattery and didn't want to burden friends and family with a rather difficult (and spoiled!) cat who was fed several times a day, was often sick and would foam dramatically from the mouth at any whiff of a strange scent - like something out of Hound of the Baskervilles!

There were no professional services like Pet Guardians around to take care of him in our absence so, after he passed away, we set up our own.

Now owned and run by Helen Drinkwater, Pet Guardians provide a range of services for pets and their owners from dog walking to pet feeding.

I have owned (been owned!) and looked after various types of pets in our lives including dogs, cats, hamsters, coldwater and tropical fish and rabbits so I amexperienced in the care of a wide range of pets. I am currently owned by 2 cats -Ozzie & Ziggy.

Since we began, chickens, ducks, terrapins, guinea pigs, rats, budgies, parakeets, tortoises and bearded dragons have been added to the ever-growing list of pets I've looked after!

I have looked after/walked a 3 legged dog, 2 deaf dogs, a nearly-blind dog, a deaf cat, cats & dogs on medications, a cat with a psychological condition and several elderly cats & dogs. Not much fazes me!

I am based in Christchurch and at present cover the areas shown on the home page.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. You can e-mail me at or telephone 07983 839970 to discuss your requirements. I am fully insured.

Helen Drinkwater



Due to an unforseen accident in the family, we desperately needed help with looking after our lovely Lurcher cross, Luna.

Pet Guardians stood out for us when sourcing on websites. The amazing testimonials and the fact that they only walk one dog at a time (which reassured us that their focus would always be on our dog) sealed the deal and we have no regrets whatsover.

Helen and Paul are amazing people. As soon as they came for an initial meeting and I saw their connection to Luna (Paul was rolling around the floor playing with her!) I knew they were right for us.

Luna loves Helen to bits and waits eagerly for her walks. She stands at the window wagging her tail knowing Helen is on her way, and she's going for a lovely long walk. She leaps at Helen as soon as she sees her and showers her with slobbery kisses!

Luna is a young, headstrong girl and we were worried this would be a problem. But Helen takes no prisoners - exactly what Luna needs. They now have such a lovely relationship and I never worry as I know Luna is safe, cared for, and in good hands with Pet Guardians.

Paul and Helen are very flexible. If things change at all, they go over and above to help. We tell everyone how fantastic they are and would recommend them to anyone. Thank you Paul & Helen for everything. You are wonderful!



Helen and Paul have walked Mollie for almost 5 years now. I have never had to worry as they are 100% reliable and very caring people, I don't know what I would have done without them. But most of all, Mollie loves them.