Canine Craze was formed in 2019 and is a family run business owned by Liam & Emma Craze . Emma started running the dog walking and pet sitting in 2016 when she was looking for a new career after many years in the Horse Racing industry. What started as a hobby, soon became a successful business and continued to expand resulting in Liam joining the company in 2017. Our priority is to ensure a safe, fun environment for all animals under our care which can range from exploring the countryside with dogs to cuddling up on the sofa with cats. To us, a house is not a home without a pet.
It was on a visit to Crufts in 2019 that we stumbled across a Natural Treat stall and thought we would bring some home for Pierre to sample. He absolutely loved them, and after some further research we found them to be full of goodness with multiple health benefits. Pierre's dental hygiene improved dramatically and as many are low in fat, he was pleased to hear he could have plenty more treats without putting on weight!
We decided to start selling them to our dog walking customers on a small scale as we wanted to help promote a healthy lifestyle for our favourite work colleagues! They have proved to be a hit and become very popular resulting in us expanding to an online shop.
Animals have always been my passion and from a very young age all I asked for was "Something with a heartbeat". I always enjoyed caring for the range of pets that I was lucky enough to grow up with and this passion has continued with me to this day. I left school with one mission, to pursue my dream of working with animals. This was achieved by working in numerous horse racing yards all over the world, including in France & Australia, before returning home and starting my new chapter by opening Emma's Pet Services. My main hobby is Dog Agility with my partner in crime, Pierre and we enjoy training and competing together all around the country. I see myself as a complete crazy dog lady and couldn't imagine life without being surrounded by animals!
Having always grown up with cats, it wasn't until I met Emma in 2013 and was introduced to Pierre that my love for dogs started. I have always had an interest in animals and grew up with many pets including cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters. I love nothing more than being across the fields or in the woods seeing the dogs enjoying themselves. From previous experience working as a postman, it is nice to now have an over-friendly welcome when I walk through the door to pick up dogs for their walks. I am mad about sports and combined with my passion for animals, it has given me the perfect job whilst keeping fit at the same time!
I personally think i'm the most important member of the team as my role of head of recruitment and chief taster would suggest. I found my owners in France as a young pup on a farm, before catching a ferry to find my home in Somerset. I love nothing more than running through the countryside and seeing what the hedges have to offer. I'm very lucky that my job has enabled me to meet lots of dogs and make new friends, and even have sleep overs at my friends houses. My hobbies include chasing squirrels, watching the TV (especially wildlife programmes), and my favourite of all... Dog Agility! I've won lots of rosettes and trophies but my proudest moment was qualifying for the UKA national finals.