Meet Amanda Donovan

Southsea Pet Sitting was founded in 2014 when I realised I could do what I’d always wanted to do – work with animals.  After a long career in IT, I took some time off to complete a Masters in Creative Writing. While looking after a friend’s pets I decided to start a business doing what I loved.  

Why choose Southsea Pet Sitting?

I am fully insured with Cliverton pet business insurance and I’m DBS police checked.  Most importantly, I understand your pet is a loved member of your family. 

Southsea Pet Sitting has experience with cats, tortoises, degus, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, snakes and fish too.  I have experience of all ages and breeds of cats and I am Cat First Aid qualified.

This is my full time and only job so I’ll have the time to spend with your pets, including taking them to the vet if needed, administering medication and giving them lots of attention, cuddles and play time.  

I am a car owner which is essential in this highly responsible role.

I’ll keep you updated by sending you photos regularly to put your mind at ease.  Please look at my five star FaceBook and Google reviews.


Amanda cuddling Wiggy

About My Pet Family

I live with 3 cats; Dobby is 5 years old and Wiggy and Ziggy are hyper 3 year olds.  They are high energy, playful Devon Rex cats.   My spare time is mostly spent with them as they love to play and go on harness walks in the garden. My cats are indoor with access to a catio.  I understand the needs of both outdoor and indoor cats, elderly and young cats. 

Rainbow Bridge: Teddy, red tabby devon rex lap cat (5/2006 – 19/11/2021) and Batfink, black smoke devon rex monkey (5/2006 – 31/12/2021).   

I have a bit of a menagerie; Taz, a Blue fronted Amazon parrot, a tortoise, chickens and ornamental ducks.  

I chose Dobby for my logo as he’s quite a character as you can see!

Find out more about them in the Batcatz blog.  Follow Dobby on Instagram.


cat wearing Halloween wings

Reviews.  More can be found on Facebook and Google

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Amanda is fabulous with our 2 naughty Siamese brothers, Theo and Puck. I trust her totally to look after their every need. We have left them for 3 weeks in her care, and I would recommended Amanda as your petsitter. Thanks Amanda, the boys love you!!.”


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Amanda looked after Teddy and Georgie so well when I had to go away for work and she went round at short notice the morning I left for an additional visit because Georgie wasn’t too well. She is on a lot of medication and is quite difficult to look after but Amanda deals with it really well. She has looked after them a few times now and is very good and reliable and they really like her. I can relax knowing they are well looked after in their own home.


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“I’m so glad I found Southsea Pet Sitting, my two house cats including a very high maintenance Sphynx were happy and calm when I got back after a week away. Amanda has great attention to detail and my cats were safe in her care. Highly recommended, I would have no hesitation to book again.”


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“Amanda has been great! I was particularly worried about leaving my cat and going on holiday as this was the first time for me to leave my cat for couple of days. Amanda’s been reassuring me with lovely photos and videos and when I came back, my cat looked as relaxed and happy as always! Very pleased I decided to ask Amanda to look after my furry friend!”


Devon Rex cat in a rucksack

Packing your bags?  Leave your pets at home and Get in Touch By Phone Or Email


07753 808803