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Petpals launches new franchisee in Chislehurst, Kent

Bfa member Petpals has this week announced the launch of a new franchisee in Chislehurst, Kent. 

Father of two Ray Hipwell (57), has left behind a life delivering driver training to the London Fire Brigade, to start up his new Petpals business offering a full range of pet care services to people across Chislehurst, Mottingham, Petts Wood, Bickley and the surrounding areas. 

Ray is married to Sandra (49), a qualified accountant who when her own career allows, will be involved in the pet care and will also be assisting Ray with the financial side of the business.  

Ray said, 

‘This really is a dream come true; as a family we’ve always had cats and dogs and despite thoroughly enjoying my career as a driver trainer, playing with ‘big boys toys’ like fire engines and fork lift trucks every day, I’ve always wanted to work with animals, so I’m delighted to be launching my new Petpals business and providing a first class pet care service to owners across the area.’ 

Ray will be offering dog walking and dog boarding, visiting cats in their own homes and visiting and boarding small animals (hutched and caged animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs etc). He will also offer a pet taxi service and pet to vet service along with puppy and mature dog sitting, plus residential house-sitting for those who prefer their animals to stay in their own home while they are away. 

Managing director of Petpals, Kevin Thackrah said, 

‘We are delighted to welcome Ray and Sandra to the Petpals family and look forward to helping them grow a profitable pet care business across the Chislehurst area.’


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