Laurie

Holidays For Dogs At Home

Defford
11 times favorited
4 recurring guests
Last contacted 7 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Golden retrievers Emma , Sophie
Usually responds within one day
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House Sitting
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
25 GBP
/night
All services and rates

About Laurie

Since childhood I have had a passion for all animals, particularly of dogs. I have always lived with them as a child and as an adult. Since 1989 I have bred golden retrievers both in the UK and in France. I have also had experience as a guide-dog trainer in both countries, as well as in Belgium.

Dog behaviour is one of my special interests. I can give advice in case you have some issues with your dog's behaviour, whatever the breed

As I have experience of most health issues in dogs, I can spot the symptoms of a serious illness and in the event of an emergency take your pet to the vet's. I have a car.

I like long walks with my dogs and will do the same with yours, as if it was my own. (Minimum an hour a day)

I am happy to look after your pets in your home if you go away on holiday. This is the sort of arrangement I prefer for my own dogs if I have to go away without them, which is very rare as they come everywhere with me, including when I am dog sitting. They get on with all dogs.

I don't put them in boarding kennels. It is not right that your pet should spend time behind bars when you are having fun on holiday. They should be on holiday too in their own environment with friendly and competent people looking after them.

I am retired, therefore available most of the time

I am available for dog sitting from a few hours to a few weeks. I can walk all dogs according to the owners' instructions

I can also help with behaviour issues, thanks to my experience with the guide dog association

I also have years' experience with dogs, having bred golden retrievers for 40 years

Laurie's services

At your home

House Sitting
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
25 GBP
/night

Laurie also offers

Dog training

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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House Sitting
Sharon, 2023-09-09

Laurie really looked after our pets and house whilst we were away with plenty of updates of our dogs and cat and how they were getting on so well with Emma & Sophie! We’ll definitely be using Laurie again x

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House Sitting
Pl, 2023-06-03

Laurie was brilliant with Quito. He's still in training and she was very patient with him. She's very knowledgeable about dogs and looked after Quito like her own. Her dogs Emma and Sophie are absolutely delightful and set good example for Quito to follow. He's much calmer now. I am ever so grateful to Laurie and will definitely book her again.

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Laurie's Pets

Emma , Sophie
Golden retrievers

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English & French
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I have bred golden retrievers for 40 years, I worked for Guide dogs for the Blind both in the UK and France

Experience with

Behavioural problems

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Laurie

Laurie

Holidays For Dogs At Home

Defford
House Sitting
House sitting
24h stay, in your home
25 GBP
/night
All services and rates
Contact Laurie

Cancellation policy: Moderate

Full refund if canceled before 12:00 p.m. 7 days before the booking, 50% refund afterward.

No refund is payable if the booking is canceled on or after the start date.

Note: All times are based on the sitter’s time zone

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