Steve

Peace of mind with loving family dog sitters

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Last booked 5 days ago
Last contacted 6 days ago
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Dog boarding
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 GBP for each additional pet
35 GBP
/night
All services and rates

About Steve

We are a couple with two grownup children who have been dog sitting for the last year. We have both had family dogs since we were children and lost our beloved labrador, Duke, in 2022. Since then, we have really enjoyed looking after other people's dogs while they are away. We pride ourselves on treating them as part of the family, as if they were our own. We particularly love having large breeds come to stay but will consider anyone! We are very active and enjoy long and short walks with our dog visitors, whatever they need. For safety and security, we keep the dogs on the lead at all times. We have a decent-size, very secure back garden which the dogs seem to love sniffing around in. 

There is generally always someone in the house so we rarely leave dogs alone for more than a couple of hours. Steve can work from home as necessary and Kaye works part-time. Our eldest daughter also works from home most days. We make sure our dog visitors have plenty of company, attention, love and amusement.

We do not have a dog of our own.

We will take a maximum of two dogs from the same household. We usually take dogs age 2 and upwards but are happy to discuss.

Generally we ask for a minimum two-night stay.

We can walk up to twice a day  morning and afternoon/ evening. Walks can be up to two hours in the surrounding countryside depending on the needs of the dog. We have a large estate car and are happy to transport dogs in it to walking locations. Equally, there are plenty of good walks locally that do not require a car.

Dogs are allowed on our sofas if that is what they do at home. We find it helps them to settle if we can replicate home routines.

We do not allow dogs upstairs in the house and have a stair gate for this. See gallery.

Owners should bring their own dog beds. We usually put these in the kitchen or living room. Often a dog will prefer the sofa, which is fine.

The garden is about 100ft long and fully enclosed and secure. There is a small wildlife pond which we sometimes fence off for dogs who like to swim! We love to play games, throw balls etc in the garden.

We ask that owners bring sufficient food and treats for the duration of the stay, any medication, and toys, blankets, towels, poo bags etc.

We love to take photos of our dog visitors and will happily share daily updates with the owners.



 

Steve's services

At the sitter's home

Dog boarding
Dog boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
20 GBP for each additional pet
35 GBP
/night

Steve 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

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Liz, 2024-05-14

My dog can be a bit nervy so it was good to find that Steve was so relaxed and laid back. He was very obliging when I had to change the date and time and just seemed to take everything in his stride. Although Pella was pleased to see me, she was not frantically excited and I could tell that she had settled down and had been well looked after. I would be happy for her to stay with them again.

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Steve, 2024-02-19

Oakley loves staying with Steve, it is her dog-holiday when we go away. She is happy there and is delighted everytime we go anywhere near their house!

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About Steve's Home

Accepted pets

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

Steve's home

A medium outdoor area
Has no kids
A fully fenced backyard

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience
We are very experienced dog owners and sitters. We have both gf and family dogs since we were children, and our own own kids (now adults living at home) have grown up with dogs. Since losing our own Labrador in 2022 we have had numerous dogs, large and small, board with us. We are particularly fond of large breeds. We regularly take in two dogs from the same family. Kaye is a qualified pet first aider and we have experience of dogs with anxiety and other behavioural problems. We are happy to administer medication as directed by the owner.

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Rescuing pets
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Steve

Steve

Peace of mind with loving family dog sitters

Dog boarding
Dog boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
20 GBP for each additional pet
35 GBP
/night
All services and rates
Contact Steve

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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