Having taken early retirement my partner Nigel and I are enjoying spending our free time walking, cuddling and caring for other people’s fur babies.
It‘s a constant joy to me getting to know the individual personalities of different breeds, and spotting the physical aspects and characteristics of beloved cross-breeds.
Passionate dog lovers, and over the years doggy ‘parents’ to a boisterous and lively springer spaniel, gentle retired greyhound and naughty cross breeds. There are just the two of us at home now so we can offer our undivided attention. We live in a calm environment and we are both relaxed and flexible people.
I successfully completed puppy and adult dog training with my own dogs and will happily contribute to any training needs your dog might need.
I maintain an enhanced DBS check from my career as a health professional which is renewable yearly.
We have experience with puppies, older dogs and administering medication.
We welcome dogs into our comfortable home as part of the family, and will treat them as such.We only accommodate dogs from one family at a time so you can be assured they will be relaxed and enjoy their stay.
We have a secure garden, and are lucky to be within a five minute walk to Riverside Park. Southampton Common is a 20 minutes walk away. For adventures further afield we both drive. We will walk come rain or shine and vary our routes in the countryside and local beaches.
We are outdoors people and my main hobby is walking / hiking, so I would be delighted to exercise your dogs to their own individual needs.
Currently I am able to house sit for periods of up to three nights.
Please feel free to contact me to ask questions.
We were very happy with the services provided by Maria and her partner Nigel. Drop off and pick up was easy and no fuss in case we were late, so that was appreciated. Our dogs were well loved, walked and looked after so we would definitely consider rebooking in the future. Thank you for looking after our Sealyhams!
Maria and Nigel were the perfect hosts to our dog Nells. We felt at ease from the moment we met them. Fantastic communication throughout, from the booking process to Lovely little updates with photos whilst Nells Was staying with them. A perfect home from home environment, which Nells seemed to settle in quite quickly. She was taken on some lovely walks and was quite sleepy for a few days on her return!
We would highly recommend Maria and Nigel as nothing is too much trouble, and you have the reassurance that your pet is being wonderfully cared for and in safe hands!
Thanks again, Debbie, Simon and Nelly 🐶
Completed Canine behaviour and CPR courses. I am advanced DBS checked which is renewed on a yearly basis.
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