Joanne

Digs designed for dogs!

Wyboston
6 times favorited
9 recurring guests
Last booked 11 days ago
Last contacted 2 days ago
Lives with 3 dogs
Lives with German Shepherd Pepper
Usually responds within few hours
5 h ago
Last activity
<4h
Response time
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
30 GBP for each additional pet
35 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About Joanne

💕 Your dog is not *just* a dog but one of your family! We know this because we LOVE dogs, and have had dogs for over 40 years! In our house, your dog will feel like they're part of OUR family, loved and cuddled, looked after, and tended to - just like you would do if you were there yourself! 💕

👍 Our Experience:
My husband and I have had a passion for, and experience with dog care and handling for over 40 years. There is always one and often both of us at home, 24/7. No guest dogs are ever left alone.

We have always had dogs ourselves, typically rescue dogs. We work closely with local police forces and have offered a permanent retirement home for police dogs for over 15 years now, and we are approved police dog rehomers & handlers.

Joanne also trained as an instructor under Richard Clarke, who featured as a judge on the TV show "Dog Borstal" and the owner of "Barking Mad" dog training schools.

Having struggled to find help for our own dogs, we decided to offer the type of care, attention and security that we would want for our own dogs.

🧐 Overview:

Our house and garden are of course 100% secure and very dog friendly and would love to welcome your four-legged friend into our home where they would be treated as one of our very own family.

There is a large and mature garden where your dogs can play, along with ample fields within a very short walking distance for longer walks. We are of course happy to offer stimulating play with searches and tracking in addition to fetch!

We welcome (and in fact, insist on!) a visit for you to see our home, garden, and environment - to put your mind at rest prior to any booking. This also lets your dog meet our dogs - so we can ensure everyone knows each other when they come to stay!

Our house is an ‘old build' so cool inside in the summer, and we also have a doggy paddling pool in the summer! We work from home, and our office (in our garden) and house are both air-conditioned and heated.

Our garden is large and 'explorer friendly' - lots of nooks and crannys to explore, shade and sun to choose from, lots of grass and hard surfaces, plus dedicated outdoor dog beds. Check out the photos!

Due to having our own dogs, unfortunately, we cannot accept small dogs (so no dogs under 10kgs), and we don’t accept young dogs or puppies (under 18 months old).

🦮 Daily Schedule:
Both my husband and I work from home full-time, where we have an air-conditioned office where the dogs can join us. We typically walk and have breakfast around 7am and then again around 7pm. Mid-day is normally training time, where we will use more mental stimulation to engage with the dogs with searches or obedience work.

Before bed, the dogs get a 'dentastick' treat as their cue it's bedtime, and then go to their favorite bed to sleep.

We can be flexible around individual dog needs for walks and playtime. Schedules can be personalised as needed for older and younger dogs.

🦺 Safety:
We have a mature garden that is fully fenced or walled to at least 6ft high. The garden gate is full height and kept padlocked 24/7. We have both extensive outdoor CCTV cameras covering all areas of the property, and indoor cameras to monitor doggy movements wherever they are!

We have a room that we can dedicate to your dog as a 'guest bedroom' so they feel secure and have their own space. We also have a variety of crates available if your dog is used to being crated overnight.

Should the absolute worst happen, we are certified "dog first aiders" (having completed specific canine first aid courses) and able to provide immediate care for any pet with staying us. Of course, we can transport them to the vets if needed.

👩‍🎓 What we need from you:

Once a booking is confirmed, I have a questionnaire that I'll send to you that asks all about your normal routine as well as any medical needs, allergies, or behavior issues that I may need to know about.

An up-to-date vaccination certificate and in-date kennel cough are required for all bookings so please make sure to have those to hand when you confirm a booking.

Joanne's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
30 GBP for each additional pet
35 GBP
/day
Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
38 GBP for each additional pet
47 GBP
/night

Joanne also offers

Dog training
Grooming
Pick up / drop off

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

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

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

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

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Dog boarding
Johannah, 2024-07-19

Our 2 girls were treated like princess on their own donut beds & had a good time.

Thank you Joanne & Ross!

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Dog boarding
Ricardo, 2024-06-18

Brownie had the time of her life with Joanne and Ross!

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Joanne's Pets

Archie
Labradoodle
Riley
German Shepherd
Pepper
German Shepherd

About Joanne's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sizes
10-80 kg
Dog ages
1-20 years

Joanne's home

A large outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Country side

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+10 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets
Behavioural problems

Stats

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Joanne

Joanne

Digs designed for dogs!

Wyboston
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
30 GBP for each additional pet
35 GBP
/day
All services and rates
Contact Joanne

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

Doggy day care and Dog walks always have a flexible cancellation policy:

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

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

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