About Claire

We are a family of 3. My teenage son, myself and Buddy our 4 yr old rescue crossbreed.
There has always been a Dog in our family since I was born so we have many years experience with them. Dogs always bring laughter and happiness into any home as well as companionship and loyalty, we love them! Loving Buddy like we do, we understand your worries when you leave your pet in someone else's care.
We have looked after dogs for friends and family in the past and are now enjoying having lots of dogs to visit via the Dog Buddy website. Your dog will be treated as one of our family however long they are in our care.
I have experience of raising dogs from puppies and have rescued adult dogs with 'issues' too! (from pulling on the lead, timid/frightened dogs to those with dog aggression and all you find in between)!
We have a large secure back yard and there are plenty of parks and countryside walks nearby for us to take your dog walking.
We are members of a local dog walking group and a local agility team with Buddy.
We are dog lovers who would be privileged to take care of your dog for; walkies, occasional play days, weekend visits, and for longer happy holidays!
Previously we have only offered our services during the school holidays as I have worked full time in schools for many years. After receiving such positive feedback from my customers and as it has been my dream for many years to work with dogs full time, I have now made the decision to leave my job at the end of this school year (Aug 16) to concentrate on building a new career working with dogs full time. I have opened up my calendar availability and hope you like my profile enough to allow me the opportunity to provide you with an amazing service, allowing me to realise my dream too! Thank you for taking the time to visit our page and read our information. We look forward to hearing from you.

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    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 4
  • Completed bookings: 28
  • Response rate: 97%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Moderate
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Claire know.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: One
  • Other Pets: Rabbit
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I have children under 18 in the household
  • Sheila

    It was the first time that we have left our 18 month old cockapoo Buddy with anyone else. We booked an overnight stay for him. On meeting Claire at our 'Hello' session we could tell how much she loves dogs and she quickly made us and Buddy feel at ease. We really appreciated the text she sent us to say that Buddy had settled in fine. He was happy when we picked him up and slept most of the day when we got home. Thanks Claire.

    14th July 2017

  • Peter

    Claire was great. Our Freddy, Cocker Spaniel, took to her immediately. He was happy when we went for our 'Hello' visit, happy when I dropped him off, and happy when I picked him up. Thanks Claire. Peter.

    8th February 2017
    Claire, dog sitter in Ashton-under-lyne

    Thank you very much for your review. Freddy is wonderful, such a happy lad who has made us smile the whole time he has been here! Thanks for choosing us. Claire, Lucas and Buddy

    8th February 2017

  • Caroline, dog sitter in Ashton-under-Lyne

    Winston had a fantastic stay with Claire and family. It was his first time away from home but They hit it off from the beginning. I feel happy knowing there is a loving and caring place for him to stay when I have to go away.

    8th January 2017
    Claire, dog sitter in Ashton-under-lyne

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, it is very much appreciated. Winston was a delight to look after he has a fabulous personality and gives so many kisses and cuddles! Thanks again and we hope to see you again in the future. Claire, Lucas and Buddy

    8th January 2017

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