We treat every furkid that comes to us as though it was our own.
HAPPY FURRY HOUSE began ......
Back in 2006, a friend needed to go on a last-minute business trip. As a favour, Shayne agreed to take care of her Golden Retriever, Boy-Boy. Upon her return, the friend was surprised to see a difference in her dog’s behaviour. Usually, Boy-Boy would be moody after boarding at pet shops, but this time, it was evident the dog really enjoyed her stay with Shayne. Soon, Boy-Boy became a regular boarder at Shayne’s place.
Later on, Shayne did some research about pet-sitting and found out that pet owners in the western countries preferred to use a home-based boarding house or hire a pet nanny, instead of keeping their dogs cooped up in cold-metal-cages kennel, which was common in most pet hotels. Shayne believed that furkids deserve to be treated as part of the family. She definitely did not want her dogs to be left in cages while she was away on a relaxing vacation.
Therefore, Shayne decided to start a small home-based boarding house for pets, back then it was known as “Shayne’s Home Boarding Services”. Initially, she was anxious about introducing the concept of “home boarding” to the Malaysian pet community as nobody had done that before. Thankfully, she received very good responses and support from pet owners.
In the beginning, Shayne did not know much about pet-sitting “professionally”. It was all about her passion towards animals and “LOVEsss”. She would just baby every dog as she would her own, with lots of cuddles and sloppy kisses. As her business grew due to word of mouth, Shayne decided to better equip herself to improve the quality of her pet-sitting services. She studied books about pet handling, learned grooming skills, joined pet owners’ communities and pet shows, got involved in pet charity and rescue missions.
Shayne was fortunate to have her first expatriate customer, who has since recommended her services to many others in the expat community, including foreign embassy personnel. Because of this, Shayne learnt about pet relocation. She works very closely with a reliable agent in handling the import/export procedures. She has successfully helped to relocate pets to many countries, including US, UK, France, Germany, Dubai, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.
Shayne is always eager to learn new things to give her best to the furkids. Through the years, she attended many courses, seminars and workshops in Malaysia and sometimes go across the border to Singapore, where she learned more about pet wellness and animal communications.
Shayne is now on her way to acquire her certification as a pet massage practitioner, recognised by the IAAMB/ACWT (International Association of Animal Massage and Bodywork/Association of Canine Water Therapy), the ABMP (Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals) and the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association).