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I am an experienced dog handler (full time DBS checked teacher) who works as a dog sitter during the School Summer and other holidays.
I have rehomed several dogs from rescue charities such as Tia Greyhound & Lurcher rescue and the Retired Greyhounds Trust. Currently, I have two dogs, a friendly retired greyhound, named Auryn and a rescued 'Jerry Green ' grey, Aramis. We usually walk in nearby Alfreton Park but there are also safe fields and common land a short walk away Our garden is large, organic (am a keen gardener but don't use any chemicals and planting is dog friendly) and has secure wooden 6ft fences, ideal for dog sitting sighthounds! There are lots of mature trees for shade so plenty of cool spots for dogs to relax during the hot Summer months. Decor is relaxed as this is a very dog friendly home and dogs use sofas and chairs etc. I only pet sit during the School holidays and weekends, but being at home during this time, means your pets have my full attention and care and being a keen gardener, dog often enjoy pottering (or running!) around outside as I am gardening in addition to their usual walks.
The local Alfreton Vets is a five minute drive away and offers 24/7 'Vets Now' call out care in case of emergencies. Both of my dogs are fully insured, vaccinated and also have kennel cough vaccine/spray to protect visiting guests.

Whilst I'm a houndie person, I have no breed prejudices - dogs respond to pack leadership and loving but firm training and my boys are friendly with dogs of all shapes and sizes. I DO prefer that dogs are responsibly neutered/spayed and are up to dates with healthcare and vaccincations however.

I am currently available weekends and school holidays only

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  • Repeat clients: 4
  • Completed bookings: 10
  • Response rate: 98%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Claire know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 9 a.m.
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 7:30 a.m.
Pick-up before 8 p.m.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: Two
  • Other Pets: none
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Helen

    Thank you Claire for looking after our two greyhounds and for keeping us informed and sending photo's. See you again in August!

    8th July 2018
    Claire, dog sitter in Alfreton

    Two beautiful dogs who were so well behaved, despite the weather - hottest weekend so far this year, look forward to their hollibobs with us in August :)

    8th July 2018

  • Emily, dog sitter in Derby

    Thank you so much to Claire for looking after our Amy. She was great at making us feel reassured and keep us up to date - we would definitely recommend and hope to use her again in the new year!

    17th December 2017
    Claire, dog sitter in Alfreton

    It was a priviledge to look after Amy who is a lovely little greyhound girl. Welcome any time.

    17th December 2017

  • Luke

    Great dog sitter who kept us posted on our dog while we were away. Very helpful and clearly a dog lover. Thanks Claire - we knew Charlie was in good hands!

    30th October 2017
    Claire, dog sitter in Alfreton

    You're most welcome. Charlie is a lovely older boy who settled in quickly and had fun in the garden and on walks with my two.

    30th October 2017

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