A NEW animal boarding business has been awarded a grant rewarding its continued success.

Contented Tails, a business offering its services to dog owners, allowing them to leave there four legged companions in good company while they are at work, on holiday or away from home, has been presented a Business Incentive Grant by Test Valley Borough Council.

Lucy Willis launched the business earlier this year to offer dog boarding, walking and home visits to pet owners who require assistance.

Councillor, Maureen Flood, who presented Ms Willis with the £750 grant said: “I’d like to congratulate Lucy on successfully launching Contented Tails. She has a lovely home where pets have company and can play with other dogs and toys.

"Lucy is passionate about pets and is building up a strong network of clients.”

Ms Willis added: “I’m pleased that I’ve been able to turn my passion into a business and help people who can’t be with their pets all the time."