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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.

I am currently available weekends and school holidays only

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  • Completed bookings: 4
  • Response rate: 96%
  • 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.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: Two
  • Other Pets: none
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • 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

  • Louise

    Claire was excellent with our dog Milo, we felt very relaxed about leaving him at her home. Would book again.

    10th October 2017

  • Adrian

    Claire was more than we could have hoped for. Dobson and Twig were amazingly well looked after and Claire clearly gave them as much love and attention as she gave to her own georgous dogs, who also made Dobson and twigs stay even more fun. Highly recommended and if we needed a dog sitter in that area we wouldn't hesitate to book Claire. Thank you so much

    1st June 2017
    Claire, dog sitter in Alfreton

    Many thanks Adrian, it was a pleasure looking after two most well behaved houndies! Welcome any time.

    1st June 2017

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