About Us

My name is Leah and I live with my partner Chris. We have two fluffballs of our own (pictured here), Luna, our tortoiseshell and white kitty and Tim, our harlequin mini lop bunny. Luna was brought up around large dogs and knows how to find her own space if she needs it. Tim is a fairly new addition and he loves Luna, though thinks she’s a strange rabbit with her short ears and long tail. There is of course Melza the horse (below) as well, but thankfully she doesn’t also live in the house.

To follow our journey take a look at our Blog.


We’re more than happy to look after any of your pets, no matter how big or small. We have a range of services including Dog Walking, Sitting and Boarding, Cat Visits and Sitting. We also have a range of options suitable for any animal, from the tiniest fluffballs to biggest monsters. They’re all equals.

For further information and to see some example prices please visit our services page.


We’re located in Swanwick, Derbyshire, a very short distance from the peaks and right on the edge of some beautiful countryside with some fantastic walks for your dogs.

For further information see our contact page.


We treat all pets with the same care and love and it’s reflected in the lovely things said by our customers.

"Leah is always my first choice to look after my Labrador when I am away! I know she will treat him like one of her own fur babies, and he absolutely loves her. If you are looking for a kind and experienced pet sitter who will care for your fur-family with the same love and attention that you do yourself, I would 100% recommend Animal Ark!!"
Champion's Owner
"Leah & Chris have been looking after my rottweiler 'Solly' for the past 3 years, whenever we go on holiday or just away for the night. Solly loves his auntie Leah, she always takes really good care of him and he can't wait to go with her. Leah sends me lots of messages and photos so I always know how he is and what he's up to. I'd refer her to anyone who wanted any type of pet looking after as she's a real animal lover."
Solly's Owner