About us

Hello, my name is Emma Skillings and I own Kelsall Pet & Home Care.

I live in Oscroft with my husband Paul, our son, two cats, two dogs and chickens (when Mr Fox is kept at bay!).

Following a childhood in Chester, I got my degree at the University of Leicester and worked in professional services in Manchester for 15 years. In 2013 I moved back to my hometown and in 2016 I took over Kelsall Pet & Home Care from Lynne & Iain McCracken. It was quite simply my dream job and I’ve not looked back since!

With a passion for animals, especially cats, I continue to feel blessed that I get to spend my days in the company of such loveable little souls.


What you can expect from me

Why me?

The service I provide to the cats, small animals and home owners of Kelsall, Tarvin and the surrounding villages is one of reliability, professionalism and care.

I know how much I worry about my own pets when I’m on holiday and how important it is to find a sitter who genuinely cares about their wellbeing.

In using me, you’ll be getting a catsitter who is DBS checked, can provide references from happy customers and has specialist pet care insurance. However, no amount of checks and references can beat the first impressions you and your cat have of me when we meet.


Best person I've had looked after my cat when we're away. I can tell that he actually gets plenty of fuss and attention (not just a nip in and feed) from the updates I get. Makes me so happy to know Emma is taking care of him Also super helpful taking the bins out even when I forgot to ask her if she would

Mus’s owner

Emma has been brilliant taking care of our cat whilst we have been away. A very good service and she really does go the extra mile. I would not hesitate to recommend, very trustworthy and will love your pet as much as you do xx

Poppy’s owner

Emma is great with our cat and hens. She has never let us down and often helps out at short notice.. Such a fab service.

Mimi’s owner

Wonderful lady who has looked after my cats while I'm away on holiday. A real animal lover, and it shows.

Gavin, Sula & Misty’s owner

Thank you so much for looking after the cats once again. I can’t tell you how grateful I am and how much it means to know they are being so well looked after.

Luna, Rue, Ivy, Rio & Minnie’s owner