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About Ali

About me:

I come from a family of dog lovers and have always grown up with several dogs in the house, as well as a variety of other pets.

From a very young age I always had an affinity with dogs. My first dog was called Jack, originality was not our strong point :D. Jack turned up on our doorstep one early morning. I begged and begged my parents to let me keep him. After trying everything an 8 year old can think of I promised to give up sucking my thumb in return for him, to save him from the pound and certain death and from that day on we were inseparable, me for him and him from me. We went everywhere together. He slept with me (under the duvet snuggle up by my side with his head on my waist). We had many amazing adventures together and Jack even got to meet both my children before he took a trip over the rainbow bridge. Jack had the most amazing personality. My father always said "If Jack was as big as his personality we'd all be looking up his nose" and he certainly had a thing for the ladies.
As my life moved on dogs became more and more a part of my life until I cared for 7 dogs. Five of which were rescue dogs and 4 of them had severe behavioural issues. By this time I was running a flyball team, running dog training classes and doing freelance dog behavioural training for problematic dogs, to help prevent re-homing issues.


Dog Walking and Pet Home Sitting Professional Diploma
Canine First Aid Course
Dog Behaviour and Psychology Course

First class BSc (Hons) Biochemistry and Molecular Cell Biology
Graduate Training Programme with Qualified Teacher Status

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* Please note: due to my dog being a very submissive male dog I'm afraid I cannot accept entire/un-neutered male dogs

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  • Repeat clients: 6
  • Completed bookings: 30
  • Response rate: 98%
  • 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 Ali know.
  • Property type: Apartment
  • Resident dogs: One
  • Other Pets: None
  • Outdoor space: Terrace / Patio
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • Dog CPR/first-aid certified
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Nisha, dog sitter in Hove

    As always Ali is amazing with Wilson. He didn’t want to come home and when he did wondered where his friends were. Ali sent pictures and videos everyday with the adventures Wilson had been on. Highly recommend and will defo book again!!

    21st April 2018

  • Nisha, dog sitter in Hove

    Fantastic as always. Wilson seems like hes part of the family now. Really pleased with how Ali is with him. Highly recommended !

    18th September 2017

  • Nisha, dog sitter in Hove

    Great as usual, can't fault Ali. Wilson has become very comfortable with Ali making it easier to leave him. We are back in a couple of months !

    5th June 2017

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