Kind reliable dog day care & boarding Brighton


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About Shirley

I love dogs, they've always been part of my life - I've grown up and lived with many dogs including labradors, mongrels and terriers and most recently had the pleasure of owning two jack russells for the past 13 years. We lost our much loved 18 year old Lulu, leaving a real gap in our lives and a longing for dog company. I walk my mum’s pointer regularly and enjoy looking after my sister's lovely chocolate lab when she's away.

I am a kind, experienced dog walker and use my common sense and experience to ensure we all enjoy a safe and fun walk. I know many great walks in the Brighton area including the racecourse and Stanmer Park (I have an estate car with a dog guard and am able to transport dogs safely in this). I only ever walk a maximum of two dogs at any time so you can rest assured your dog will be well supervised.

I also offer dog boarding in our home for day care and over night care. Our home is very dog-friendly with a safe enclosed garden - a lovely holiday for your dog while you’re away.

My photo gallery show a variety of client’s dogs I walk regularly and look after.

I look forward to giving your best friend the love and care they deserve - please contact me to arrange a meet and greet.

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  • Repeat clients: 1
  • Completed bookings: 5
  • Response rate: 100%
  • 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 Shirley know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 2 p.m.
Pick-up before noon
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 8:30 a.m.
Pick-up before 7 p.m.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Other Pets: None
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Julie

    Just perfect. Hamish jumped back into her car after a walk...says it all!

    24th September 2018
    Shirley, dog sitter in Brighton

    Many thanks Julie he’s a lovely dog, any time!

    24th September 2018

  • Greg

    Thank you for taking care of Ottie and Leonard for the day! It was great to know they were in safe hands and the regular updates were a nice touch. Really nice of you to pop round prior to the booking to meet the mutts too. We'll definitely book again.

    21st May 2017
    Shirley, dog sitter in Brighton

    Many thanks Greg I really enjoyed looking after them they're lovely dogs

    21st May 2017

  • Yve

    Shirley has taken my Labrador, Luna, out for a walk several times now. She is always thrilled to see Shirley so I know that she thoroughly enjoys her lovely long walks with her! Shirley is clearly very knowledgeable about dogs and their behaviour. I know that she is a good, safe pair of hands which is so important with a young, high-energy dog who needs to be under a watchful eye at all times. I can completely relax, confident that Shirley takes her dog walking business very seriously and will take full responsibility for Luna’s behaviour. To me, this is so important as I see many dog walkers these days letting a whole pack of dogs run riot and I would absolutely hate my dog to be one of these! I have been doing some basic gundog training with Luna and Shirley has been happy to reinforce this training whilst out which has been invaluable in developing a near bolt-proof recall. She even sends me videos! Shirley is always prompt and reliable, I am happy to give her keys to my house and, most importantly, I am happy to entrust her with my greatest asset!

    + More 22nd April 2017
    Shirley, dog sitter in Brighton

    Thanks Yvie I always look forward to walking Luna

    22nd April 2017

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