David

Experienced Dog Lover and Owner

1 time favorited
Last contacted 14 days ago
Lives with 2 dogs
Lives with Boxer Nia
1w ago
Last activity
Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
15 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About David

I have always loved dogs (and all animals) from a very young age and grew up around dogs. Having had dogs for many years I know it can be hard to leave them and finding people you trust to look after them for the time you are away. Now I work from home I can finally fulfil one of my own dreams of looking after all dogs of different breeds, shapes and sizes, whilst helping out people in what I hope they believe is trustworthy environment and person who can care for them, as they were still at home.

I have had dogs for over 25 years now, some rescue and a few from puppy so my experience is fairly vast across a wide range. I have also always looked after family and friends dogs when they were away so already have a number of years experience in dog care, that are not my own. These include dogs who have had to have special ongoing medication.

I work from home so your dog will have no to very little time on their own. My wife also does so even if one of us has to go out there is a high chance someone will still be in. We also have two dogs who are friendly and very good with other dogs, so your dog should never feel alone or anxious.

We live in a very well connected area for walks, whether it on the lead on safe circuits or five minutes from South Hill, Swinley Woods and the Lookout. Due to the nature of my flexible hours I can offer morning, afternoon and/or evening walks. Weekends for boarding are not usually an issue.

I am well routined (for my own work) at home which caters to the dogs needs excellently, also loving routine. We walk in the mornings and feed and them again in the afternoon / evening (weather permitting and not too hot in summer months).

I have a 60-70 foot long garden which the dogs love to play in and extra playtime (or instead of a walk for dogs anxious going out with people they do not know) is no problem at all, coupled with working from home and flexible working hours. The garden is completely fenced and there are no routes for escape. We do also have a large kennel (with in and outdoor sections) for any dogs who may need to feel safe in an enclosed environment.

Inside the house we have dog beds (and a chair) in the main rooms for their comfort, rather than having to sit on hard floors all the time.

David's services

At the sitter's home

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

Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

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

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Jane, 2023-10-10

My dog Rocky has just had a brilliant weekend with David and was very happy. David regularly updated me with photos and messages throughout his stay. I would highly recommend David if you were looking for a boarder to look after your dog he is very experienced and professional. Rocky will definitely be going back!

Availability

David's Pets

Riva
German Shepherd
Nia
Boxer

About David's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-80 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years

David's home

A large outdoor area
Has kids younger than ten
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

Nearby off-leash dog area
Urban, City park & Forest

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
Familiar with dog training techniques
I have always been around or had dogs since growing up with a German Shepherd from childhood. From that very early age I have always been an animal lover, especially dogs of all breeds and sizes.
I have personally had 3 German Shepherds (2 from puppy). Currently I have a Boxer and another German Shepherd (also from puppy). I also have family members with smaller dogs (Dachshund and Jack Russell) who I care for when they are away. So my experience with dogs is vast of all shapes and sizes.
Having had 3 puppies I am also familiar with their needs, caring for them and training techniques if so required. 
On top of this I have experience of dogs with needs / medication routines. My sisters Chocolate Labrador had elbow dysplasia from birth that needed constant medication and monitoring who I helped look after when she was away . And my German Shepherd now has allergies meaning I have to control and keep her on a strict diet.

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Rescuing pets

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David

David

Experienced Dog Lover and Owner

Doggy Day Care
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
15 GBP for each additional pet
30 GBP
/day
All services and rates
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Cancellation policy: Flexible

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.

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

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