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Damien & Kirsteen

Caring Comfort In A Home From Home

Edinburgh
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Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
16 GBP for each additional pet
24 GBP
/night
All services and rates

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Damien & Kirsteen is currently not available to accept new requests.

About Damien & Kirsteen

We both love animals, and have looked after lots through pet-sitting, fostering for charities and ownership (birds, dogs, cats, rodents and turtles). At present we offer dog walking, puppy socialisation, dog training help, doggy day care, pet boarding and pet visiting in owner's homes. We've a comfortable house - heated 24 hours in cold weather - with a secure garden, and plenty of local places for walks. We are happy to make our furry friends feel welcome, safe and at home. We mainly take small dogs, puppies and family groups, but more sedate older dogs are fine too. The pets are loved and treated like family. Sociable dogs would be taken out and about with us to hostelries, homes of family and friends, etc.. Equally, however, we're happy with quieter times in our home and garden with timid pets and oldies. Given that we generally have dogs around, small caged pets would be kept in a separate area of the house, and cat-sitting would take place in the owner's home.

We're both here all the time, and don't have resident children or pets apart from foster dogs at times, so we can fit around the pets' needs, whether that is a quiet place to recover from injury or having a fun holiday. We love animals, understand the importance of consistency and fun training, and we only use positive approaches to managing them. Due to our love of animals, we never use slug pellets, weed/pest killers, chemical fertilisers, etc. in the garden. We heat the house 24 hours a day during cold weather and we have annual safety checks on the boiler. DOGS: We've been involved in dog rescue and rehabilitation for several years, and have a good range of experience of different breeds. Dogs are walked according to their needs - generally 2-3 times per day. Nearby walks include: Figgate Park; Innocent pathway; Newhailes; Carberry; Musselburgh beach and lagoon, but we have a secure garden for puppy playdates, oldies and timid dogs who'd prefer to stay at home.

Our PVG certificates (in respect of suitability for working with vulnerable groups) are viewable on request.

We're flexible about pick-up and drop-off times, but ideally between 8.30am-10.30pm. Doggy daycare is up to 9 hours and boarding is up to 24 hours.N.B. We've never had serious illness here. To safe-guard all the dogs, flea and worm treatments should be recent, and we will ask to see the vaccination record for Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis and Leptospirosis. (N.B. We don't require kennel cough vaccinations.) **Gifts of unwanted dog equipment would be most welcome - e.g. toys for our toybox, harnesses and other items your dog no longer needs would be very useful for our foster dogs and dog refuges.**

Damien & Kirsteen's services

At the sitters's home

Dog boarding
Dog boarding is an overnight pet care service at the sitter's home
16 GBP for each additional pet
24 GBP
/night
Doggy Day Care
Loving daytime dog care
16 GBP for each additional pet
20 GBP
/day

At your home

Dog Walking
Find a reliable dog walker
6 GBP for each additional pet
12 GBP
/walk
House Sitting
Find a trusted home sitter to watch your pet overnight in your home
30 GBP
/night
Home Visits
Book a sitter to visit your home to feed and play with your pets
24 GBP for two visits a day
12 GBP
/day

Damien & Kirsteen also offers

Dog training

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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About Damien & Kirsteen's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-20 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years
Dog sex
Female & Male
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Damien & Kirsteen's home

A medium outdoor area
24/7 supervision
A fully fenced backyard
Emergency transport

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Beach, City park & Country side

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French & Italian & Spanish
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
Can take care of exotic animals

We have PVG certificates to show our suitability for working with vulnerable groups

We have clean driving licences

We have annual safety checks on our gas boiler

We have a secure garden, and never use slug pellets or chemicals when gardening

We have experience of the following breeds: Chihuahua; Pomeranian; Papillon; Toy, Miniature and standard Poodles; Miniature Schnauzer; Yorkshire Terrier; Dachshund; West Highland Terrier; Jack Russell; Corgi cross; Bodeguero; French Bullddog; Cairn Terrier; various Spaniels (Springer; Cocker; Cavalier King Charles; Working); Beagle; Border Terrier; Staffordshire Bull Terrier; Bulldog; Cockapoo; Spanish Water Dog; Whippet; Lurcher; Labradoodle; Border Collie; different Podenco types; Greyhound; Labrador; German Shepherd; Pyrenean Mountain Dog; Old English Sheepdog; Bernese Mountain Dog; multiple crossbreeds.

Can Administer

Oral medications

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

<2h
Response time
100%
Response rate
7w ago
Last activity
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Damien & Kirsteen

Damien & Kirsteen

Caring Comfort In A Home From Home

Edinburgh
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
16 GBP for each additional pet
24 GBP
/night
All services and rates

Unavailable

Damien & Kirsteen is currently not available to accept new requests.

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if cancelled before noon 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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