About Me

I am Gillian Trevett, pet minder

FULLY INSURED & DBS CHECKED

 

In the USA, with my first dog, Kayla

Let me tell you a little about myself

My love of dogs, and of all animals, has been passed down from my Mum who grew up with various dogs including Fox Terriers & Jack Russell Terriers.

In my teenage years my love of horses led me to working with hunters and racehorses at Bridport. Cats were a large part of my life at that time too – they are a great natural rat and mouse deterrent; I wormed and flea-treated all the cats living in the stable yards.

I moved to America and worked on a stud farm with American Saddlebred Horse where I coached and trained young riders for the show ring. It was during my time in America that I bought my first dog, Kayla, a Rottweiler.

Kayla came home to England with me and over the years my love of dogs – and in particular Rotties – led me to owning and breeding this wonderful breed. Kayla was later joined by Saracen and then Lace, Odin, Shrek, Blush, Buffy and Neeko.

In addition to my Rotties I was introduced to the amazing Boston Terrier, namely Silk, Glee, Fletch and Lelu. Over the years all my dogs have lived together in the house with my husband Ray and I in perfect harmony.

Showing one of my amazing Boston Terriers

Neeko at Crufts in 2014

Since 1994 all my dogs have qualified and competed at Crufts and I am very proud of their achievements.

Lace and Blush have won their respective classes at the show and Fletch has been placed 2nd. In 2013 Neeko qualified for the semi-finals of the Kennel Club’s ‘Discover Dogs’ Good Citizen Obedience Stakes which was held at Earls Court London. He then went on to qualify for the finals which were held at Crufts the following year; we were unlucky not to be placed.

I also gained valuable experience handling various breeds of dog during my work at a Canine Hydrotherapy Centre in Milford on Sea.

More recently I have been gaining more valuable experience – with cats – at the Snuggle Inn Luxury Cat Hotel in Eastleigh; owners Jo and Adie Ellis will be happy to provide a reference to any potential ‘Sweet Harmony’ clients who would like one.

I am also Treasurer of Bournemouth & District Dog Training Club; a post which I have held since 2012 and which involves cash handling and banking for the club.

Relevant Studies & Qualifications

Plumpton College, East Sussex

National Open College Network Level 3 – comparable to working at NVQ3
A Level in Canine Structure & Function
Best Practice in Professional Canine Hydrotherapy
Canine Behaviour in Small Animal Rehabilitation

Hawksmoor Hydrotherapy Training & Referral Centre, Nuneaton

Certificate of Training ABC Award Accredited obtained in Introduction to Hydrotherapy & Pool Water Management.

Sparsholt College, Winchester

Certificate of Completion in First Aid for Feline and Canine Animals

Greyfriars Rehabilitation Centre, Guildford

Certificate of Completion of Basic First Aid for Dog Owners

Customer reviews

I have known Gillian for approximately 20 years, she has/is serving on dog club committees, helping as many dog owners as possible with their dogs. She has always been devoted to her dogs in all fields whether it be obedience, showing or agility. Walking in all-weather reflects in the fitness and behaviour of all her dogs. I would have 100% faith in putting my dogs into her care.”

Lyn Etches, Chairperson, Bournemouth & District Dog Training Club

Sweet Harmony Pet Services, Bournemouth
2018-04-20T16:23:06+00:00

Lyn Etches, Chairperson, Bournemouth & District Dog Training Club

“I have known Gillian for approximately 20 years, she has/is serving on dog club committees, helping as many dog owners as possible with their dogs. She has always been devoted to her dogs in all fields whether it be obedience, showing or agility. Walking in all-weather reflects in the fitness and behaviour of all her dogs. I would have 100% faith in putting my dogs into her care.”
“We've been working with Gill for over a year now and always feel we can totally relax while we're away as the cats are in such good hands. My old cat Jinty who has sadly gone over the rainbow bridge now adored Gill & definitely considered her as second Mum. Thanks for all your help Gill!

Bev W on Facebook

Sweet Harmony Pet Services, Bournemouth
2018-04-20T16:35:00+00:00

Bev W on Facebook

“We've been working with Gill for over a year now and always feel we can totally relax while we're away as the cats are in such good hands. My old cat Jinty who has sadly gone over the rainbow bridge now adored Gill & definitely considered her as second Mum. Thanks for all your help Gill!”
“I struggled to find a dog walker able to accommodate my varying dog walking needs. Totally found this with Gillian at Sweet Harmony Pet Services. Great for late bookings, tells me in advance any dates she is not available, my dog gets great walks & I get a note to tell me how she was & where she went. Gillian treats my dog as if she were her own, & she knows my dog is more than just my pet!! Could not rate this dog walking service any higher.

JustineB-47 on Yell.com

Sweet Harmony Pet Services, Bournemouth
2018-04-20T16:24:15+00:00

JustineB-47 on Yell.com

“I struggled to find a dog walker able to accommodate my varying dog walking needs. Totally found this with Gillian at Sweet Harmony Pet Services. Great for late bookings, tells me in advance any dates she is not available, my dog gets great walks & I get a note to tell me how she was & where she went. Gillian treats my dog as if she were her own, & she knows my dog is more than just my pet!! Could not rate this dog walking service any higher.”
“An extremely honest and reliable service. Humphrey is very happy in the experienced hands of Sweet Harmony, he is kept safe and is well looked after. We look forward to reading the little notes telling us where Humphrey has been on his walks each days.

Charlotte L on Facebook

Sweet Harmony Pet Services, Bournemouth
2018-04-20T14:27:17+00:00

Charlotte L on Facebook

“An extremely honest and reliable service. Humphrey is very happy in the experienced hands of Sweet Harmony, he is kept safe and is well looked after. We look forward to reading the little notes telling us where Humphrey has been on his walks each days.”

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Gillian for over 25 years. She is one of the most trustworthy & selfless people that I know of. With an enormous love for all creatures great & small. Gillian is one of only 3 people I would trust with my own animals, as she always puts them & their safety first above anything else. She has helped out in my Luxury Cat Hotel and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone as a walker or pet sitter.”


Jo Ellis, Proprietor, Snuggle Inn Luxury Cat Hotel

Sweet Harmony Pet Services, Bournemouth
2018-04-20T16:25:27+00:00

Jo Ellis, Proprietor, Snuggle Inn Luxury Cat Hotel

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Gillian for over 25 years. She is one of the most trustworthy & selfless people that I know of. With an enormous love for all creatures great & small. Gillian is one of only 3 people I would trust with my own animals, as she always puts them & their safety first above anything else. She has helped out in my Luxury Cat Hotel and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone as a walker or pet sitter.”
"Absolutely fab service, Bailey loves the excellent care she receives and I’ve got piece of mind that she’s happy and having fun!!"

Emma M on Facebook

Sweet Harmony Pet Services, Bournemouth
2018-06-28T14:51:40+00:00

Emma M on Facebook

"Absolutely fab service, Bailey loves the excellent care she receives and I’ve got piece of mind that she’s happy and having fun!!"
"Gillian has been walking Teddy twice a week for a few months now; it helps me out no end while I have been too busy working to give him a really good run every day. He goes crazy when she arrives, doesn't even look back as he leaves, and comes home happy & exhausted. It's a reliable and friendly service. Our saviour!"

Sarah A, Bournemouth

Sweet Harmony Pet Services, Bournemouth
2018-04-20T16:41:53+00:00

Sarah A, Bournemouth

"Gillian has been walking Teddy twice a week for a few months now; it helps me out no end while I have been too busy working to give him a really good run every day. He goes crazy when she arrives, doesn't even look back as he leaves, and comes home happy & exhausted. It's a reliable and friendly service. Our saviour!"
“Sweet Harmony is FANTASTIC my Olly has such fun and is always so pleased to see Gill ... She is amazing, trustworthy and brilliant at her job … highly recommended service to anyone wanting a service for their pets.

Paula L on Facebook

Sweet Harmony Pet Services, Bournemouth
2018-04-20T14:26:02+00:00

Paula L on Facebook

“Sweet Harmony is FANTASTIC my Olly has such fun and is always so pleased to see Gill ... She is amazing, trustworthy and brilliant at her job … highly recommended service to anyone wanting a service for their pets.”
“This recommendation is for anyone looking for a petsitter for nervous pets ... I cannot praise this service highly enough & will definitely be using Gillian from Sweet Harmony in any future trips away. Gillian has a natural way with animals and is amazing.”

Karen (WhiteGlass58) on Yell.com

Sweet Harmony Pet Services, Bournemouth
2018-04-20T16:34:05+00:00

Karen (WhiteGlass58) on Yell.com

“This recommendation is for anyone looking for a petsitter for nervous pets ... I cannot praise this service highly enough & will definitely be using Gillian from Sweet Harmony in any future trips away. Gillian has a natural way with animals and is amazing.”
Superb service from Gillian. Our cats Henri & Poppy were looked after as well as we look after them and seemed relaxed and happy when we returned (and extremely well groomed!). Felt no need to worry whilst on our holiday as we knew they were in safe and trustworthy hands. We will be using Sweet Harmony Pet Services every time we are away now and thoroughly recommend Gillian.”

Kris W on Facebook

Sweet Harmony Pet Services, Bournemouth
2018-04-20T16:17:06+00:00

Kris W on Facebook

“Superb service from Gillian. Our cats Henri & Poppy were looked after as well as we look after them and seemed relaxed and happy when we returned (and extremely well groomed!). Felt no need to worry whilst on our holiday as we knew they were in safe and trustworthy hands. We will be using Sweet Harmony Pet Services every time we are away now and thoroughly recommend Gillian.”
Amazing. Very friendly experienced and trustworthy. I can go to work knowing that my very much loved dog will be in the safe and caring hands of 'Sweet Harmony', having a fantastic time.”

Lynda E on Facebook

Sweet Harmony Pet Services, Bournemouth
2018-04-20T16:20:40+00:00

Lynda E on Facebook

“Amazing. Very friendly experienced and trustworthy. I can go to work knowing that my very much loved dog will be in the safe and caring hands of 'Sweet Harmony', having a fantastic time.”

Insured with

Gillian Trevett
Tel: 07443 862943
Email: gtrevett178@gmail.com