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Jeff and I are 2 Dog Lovers. I am a retired languages teacher at home all day looking to welcome dogs for their holidays. So I can also speak to them in French and Spanish if necessary!
The dogs always have company and are never left alone for longer than an hour if I have to go shopping or for a medical appointment.
We live on the Goyt valley, and go for long walks twice a day along the river bank. All dogs are treated just like they are our own dog. They get lots of cuddles on our knees on the couch.
Our little dog Pepper is a jackapoo and loves playing with other dogs. We are just a minute's walk from a large playing field for lots of ball chasing, and the field leads on to the Goyt valley for miles and miles of paths, valleys, rivers and parkland which we walk around every morning and evening.
We have a fully fenced, gated, secure and enclosed garden for the dogs to run around in complete safety. if it's warm enough the door is left open. If it's cold they go out at least every hour
All our guests sleep together in an area next to the kitchen and I have a selection of crates, blankets and beds which are regularly washed and disinfected. I also have leads and bowls and many soft toys, balls and treats. So all you need to bring is their food (but if you do forget, don't worry because I have high quality dried and wet food which is grain free). We have both owned various shaped and sized happy dogs all our lives and look forward to having your dog come and stay with us.
I only take dogs that are beagle sized or smaller now due to hurting my arm last year.
I am retired from teaching and at home all day and the dog boarding is a way to make a little extra money to spend on my two granddaughters whilst doing something we both love, caring for dogs. You don't have to take my word for any of this. Before you book, contact me and come and meet us so we can reassure you that we will do our best to care for your dog in the way that you want. We know how scary it is to have to leave your dog with someone you don't know the first time.
Gemma is fantastic - from the initial enquiry messages right through to collecting my dog at the end of her stay. I was a little nervous about leaving my dog with someone new but Gemma was great at reassuring me. Not only did I receive photo updates within hours of leaving her (as I was a bit emotional) but every day I got to see how much fun my dog was having, along with when she was napping and getting plenty of attention. The daily walks she takes them on are like a little adventure - I could see what a lovely time they were having. My dog has loved her own holiday at Gemma’s and I’ll certainly be using her again! Thank you Gemma :)
This was our first time our dog was away for a week and we were very lucky she got a place with Gemma. We got lots of photos and videos throughout, our dog enjoyed playing with the other dogs and settled in really well. We were very happy with the care and attention our dog got and will definitely come back.
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