Amanda started South Oxon Pet Services (SOPS) in September 2012 and we are the longest established pet care company in Didcot. We provide you with total peace of mind in the care of your pet. Tony and myself strive to give a bespoke experience for your pet with our expertise in pet care and dog training, for dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, feeding fish and reptiles, which means your pet will be cared for in the same way you do. (We are also sometimes asked to fill garden wild bird feeders on our visits!) All our clients pets have different personalities and needs and we strive to meet them.
Working as a team we can offer you a reliable and flexible service, working closely together allows us to cover each other under every eventuality as well as cover during holidays, sickness. You can be assured of our reliability and support giving all of our clients the confidence required to know that all pets are being cared for exactly as you would wish.
We offer a bespoke service for you and your pets from dog walking, cat feeding, small pet visits, Home from Home Boarding, day care, dog & walking on lead training. Whatever your requirements we are here to help.
Tony and Amanda have a life time experience with animals, including horses. We are all Dog First Aid Trained, crb certified, fully insured, Proud to be 5 Star Accredited Council Boarding Licenced. Daily updates to facebook (with permission) so you can see your dog out on a walk or cat/pet playing at home.
I am passionate about delivering a professional Pet Service to Didcot and surrounding villages. I had a professional background in the past and understand the importance of ‘reliability’ it is key to running our business. Your pets in our care receive a service which is second to none and of course so do the owners!
I have been around horses and dogs all my life, owning quite a few of both along the way! My interest in Gun Dogs / Training came about 12 years ago when I re-homed a head strong Rytex working Springer Spaniel (Poppy) from Ireland. I was helped by Alex Thorneycroft-Taylor a renowned Gun Dog Trainer and so Poppy and I became hooked and equally we were both trained at the same time!
In September 2019 I had the pleasure in being asked along with Samantha Thorneycroft- Taylor to judge the Retriever Gundog Tests at Bowood County House by West Country Gundog Tests
What I have learnt I can now pass on which gives me great pleasure helping clients with their dogs whether it be Gun dog training or just family pets that need some fine tuning on re-call and heel work.
Tony joined SOPS in 2014 but really he has been on board from the beginning helping me! Tony has also been around horses and dogs most of his life and rode and competed for Royal Air Force Benson back in the 90’s.
Tony has a real love for Spaniels and likes nothing better than spending a day out with the family dogs, he also works Sprite, the pocket Rocket we call him! and Copper our fox red Labrador. Sully (son of Copper) is a new addition and in training to come along and into the working group in the future.
Tony Pink, is my dad! Now retired from the family business I am lucky enough for him to help me; he enjoys being out walking with the dogs and has learnt a great amount over the past years from being a rookie recruit to an experienced dog walker!
May has been walking with us for four years now she owned her own dog walking business but has retired she missed walking the dogs so is now enjoying walking SOPS dog`s as well as helping with cat visits.
Our family dogs, Sprite our fantastic and cheeky spaniel, the matriarch who keeps Copper our stunning fox red Labrador and his son Sully in line, they love having doggie guests and they keep them entertained and settled within our home.