Christmas Holidays 2018


It's that time of year again when bookings for the Christmas period start to come in from new Clients, with some of our regular Clients already having booked up-to a year in advance. One of the questions we always get asked in the months leading up to December is if we work on Christmas Day. We are please to let everyone know that we have always worked on Christmas Day, so leaving your pets at home whilst you enjoy your festivities is nothing to worry about. Of course, this is an exceptionally busy period for us. Over the years we have seen a huge increase in people going away over Christmas. Spaces are limited.

Christmas Santa Paws Competition & Shoebox Appeal

This year we are entering all Christmas bookings* into our Christmas competition for a chance to win a Pet Portrait:


  • Pet Portrait by the talented Chloe KM, Artist


  • We are supporting the Manchester Homeless Shoebox Appeal by donating Dog items (treats, toys, blankets etc.) for the homeless who have dogs. To keep upto date or find out how you can help please see our Facebook Page.

*A further entry can be made with or without a booking by following the instructions on our Santa Paws Competition Facebook post. Facebook entry open from 25th October 2018. Draw will take place on 24th December 2018 with results posted on Facebook.

On Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, the 27th, New Years Eve and New Years Day (24th-27th and 31st-1st inclusive, which are peak days), we operate a Utilitarian system (greatest good for the greatest number of people), and as such, can only offer one visit per Client on these days. This is unique to this time of year and has been successful over the last 8 years. Due to demand it is important we can offer care to as many pets as possible in our hours of operation as this helps so many of you enjoy your holiday with friends and family at this special time of year. Our Christmas Visits are designed to allow more clients to enjoy their Christmas Holidays in the knowledge that their pets are safe and cared for in the loving environment of their own home.

Contact us as soon as possible with your dates and area/post code so that we can check availability for Christmas Visits against existing bookings. Our prices only vary for the holiday period and we will provide a full quotation for your consideration should a space be available for you. Peak days, as in the last 8 years, are charged at a flat fee of £24. Our Facebook page will have the latest news about availability so feel free to join us on there with our community of over 1300 fellow animal lovers!

We provide fresh turkey on Boxing Day to any pets that would like this as well as entry into our Christmas Santa Paws Competition. Pictures can be taken for those missing their pets and as always, updates can be sent on WhatsApp or e-mail.
— Nicola, Dragonfly Pet Concierge