Ian is Gabby's husband and a major part of Holty Paws:

"We had pets running through the house  throughout my childhood. There were rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, goldfish and one day, our parents came home with a puppy for me and my two sisters. We'd been asking - pleading even - for years! I even used to help out on a neighbours dairy farm when we visited our grandparents and at primary school, it was me who cared for the stick insects or tadpoles at home during half term. I also had a lovely cat at one stage so with such a diverse range of pet care behind me it was easy to see that Gabriella's bespoke Pet Care business idea was going to be successful.


​At home, I help out with our rabbits and take our dog, Harvey, for his morning walks and then get into our working day of delivering the best walks for the dogs under our care that we possibly can. I also take charge of the big treks at the weekend, dedicating the time to give them a good day out. I like to explore and find new places to walk them so that they are all stimulated and happy with something new or different.

Like Gabriella, I have been DRB-checked and have a certified qualification in pet first aid. I hope that you'll see that our dedication towards your pets will ensure they have the best time when we are with them and that you'll find them satisfied and happy when you come back to them."


Ian is also an artist and can create portraits of your pets, or undertakes commissions on a wide range of subjects. See some of Ian's latest work here:



ProPet First aid Training Certification
Disclosure Barring Service - CRB-Checked Certifiaton
National Association of Registered Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers UK - NARPS UK certification
NARPS UK - National Association of Registered Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers UK
UK Rural Skills Accreditation -NARPS U Pet Sittin & Dog Walkingbusines Course
Pet Business Insurance

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