David

Dog minders dedicated to loving your dog as much as you

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Last contacted 11 days ago
Lives with 1 dog
Lives with Cockapoo Frankie
Usually responds within one day
3d ago
Last activity
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Response time
Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
18 GBP for each additional pet
26 GBP
/day
All services and rates

About David

Hello! We are Sorcha and Dave, a recently married couple who just moved back to Cardiff after 8+ years in London. We are new to Pawshake but had been looking after dogs in London for a while before making the move back to Cardiff.

We are lifelong dog owners and lovers, having owned and looked after a variety of dog breeds with different personalities, including those with complex medical needs. We also have our own dog, Frankie, who is a 2 year old cockapoo. Frankie is neutered, fully vaccinated and always up to date with his flea and worm treatments. He loves other dogs having lived with them for most of his life until now - he's a bit lonely and enjoys having other friends around to cuddle up and play.

More about us:

Sorcha: I'm an Occupational Therapist and worked for the NHS for 8 years, but now I work as a lecturer. This means I work from home about 70% of the time and if I'm not at home, Dave is there holding the fort with Frankie. Dogs have always been my world and I even set up the pet therapy programme in my last NHS job. I have also been lovingly referred to as 'the dog whisperer' by friends, family and peers in dog rescue centres.

Dave: I'm a self-employed carpenter and so spent the majority of my time at home designing cool furniture or building in the back garden - if I'm out installing, Sorcha is at home with Frankie. I'm less of a man, and more of a human-sized labrador.

Our Services:

Availability: We both work from home the majority of the time and so are very flexible with availability, this also means your dog will not be left alone at any point during their stay with us. We are happy to accept regular dogs for daycare, or short/long stays for dog boarding. We may also be able to provide house visits or house sitting depending on the time of year.

The space: We live in a spacious end of terrace house with an enclosed garden that has plenty of space and smells for your dog to explore. Although we live on a main road, the house and garden are (thankfully!) very quiet so even nervous pups will feel safe and comfortable here. We don't have any "off limits" areas within the house or garden, your dog is welcome to relax wherever they feel most at home.

What we offer:

- Regular dog walks during their stay. We are within walking distance (<10mins) from both Thompson Park and Victoria Park which we frequent regularly with our own dog. We are a short drive from a variety of other lovely green spaces such as Llandaff Fields, Cefn Onn and Bute Park . On the weekends we tend to go further afield to more exciting places such as Ogmore Beach and the Bannau Brycheiniog.

- A huge amount of genuine love and attention. We are dog people through and through - our dog is part of our family and yours will be too.

- A spacious garden with free reign (including play time with bubbles and water features!)

- Regular updates and pictures. The photo albums on our phones are made up of approximately 99% dog photos and videos - why not add your dog into the mix too!

- We tailor our care to what works for you and your dog, just let us know what they need/want and we'll happily do the rest.  

David's services

At the sitter's home

Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
18 GBP for each additional pet
26 GBP
/day
Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
20 GBP for each additional pet
32 GBP
/night

At your home

One home visit a day
Book a pet sitter to stop by your home to feed and play with your pet
12 GBP
/day
House Sitting
A sitter stays overnight in your home and cares for your pet
30 GBP
/night

David also offers

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
Katie, 2024-07-06

Fergus loved his week with Dave and I loved knowing that he was being well cared for! From the very beginning communication was great and I received daily updates and pictures whilst I was away. Fergus is definitely missing his new friends today!

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Dog boarding
Stephanie, 2024-06-30

Highly recommend Dave, our dog had a great time staying with him. He sent us lots of photos and videos. Will book again!

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Availability

David's Pets

Frankie
Cockapoo

About David's Home

Accepted pets

Puppies
< 1 year
Dog sizes
0-40 kg
Dog ages
0-20 years

David's home

A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard

Walking areas

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

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
< 5 years of experience

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer
Rescuing pets

Stats

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David

David

Dog minders dedicated to loving your dog as much as you

Doggy day care
Daytime care, at the sitter's home
18 GBP for each additional pet
26 GBP
/day
All services and rates
Contact David

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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