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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 successfully completed an animal First Aid and CPR course.
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 with 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, even 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.
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.

Also an allotment holder, with an interest in growing organically, this means I often bake home-made dog treats with honey and organic vegetables as an additional treat during the Summer months when produce is available.

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: 14
  • 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
  • Dog CPR/first-aid certified
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Helen

    Thanks again Claire, 5 star service as always!!

    19th November 2018

  • Helen

    Thank you Claire for looking after our two greyhounds again. As soon as we parked outside their tails started to wag and they dragged me up the drive to your house. I have no doubt that they are happy and safe while they are with you, look forward to seeing you again in the future.

    30th September 2018
    Claire, dog sitter in Alfreton

    Thanks Helen - so good to know they they look forward to coming back to stay with us - I know my two enjoy having them as good company

    30th September 2018

  • Helen

    Thank you very much to Claire for looking after our two greyhounds. As soon as I met Claire I could tell that my two dogs would be well looked after, and I could see how important her own dogs are to her. We have been away for three weeks and Claire has had no problems and I think our dogs have enjoyed being in a home with other greyhounds. Even though we were in Australia, Claire has made sure she kept us informed and sent lots of photographs, showing that the dogs were happy. We will definitely ask Claire again in the future.

    + More 2nd September 2018
    Claire, dog sitter in Alfreton

    Many thanks - was a priviledge to look after Bonnie and Clyde - both lovely greys, who were also great company for Auryn and Aramis.

    2nd September 2018

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