Howard, dog sitter in Bristol

Enthusiastic Dog Lover


About howard

*** Now offering in-house 24hr care - I take care of your dog in its own home ****

Dogs are my love, since even before rescuing my 1.5yr old Rozi from Romania, I've always been around dogs of all shapes, sizes and personalities. In Spain I volunteered at a shelter walking poor abandoned dogs and I grew up with happy dogs always when I was a child. They included Chloe a medium sized, mixed breed who required insulin daily for 7 years and yet still lived to a ripe old age of 18. Bruno - a huge, soppy and slobbery Bullmastiff, Lotto - a superb, gentle German Shepherd and Rusty, a nervous but friendly Alsatian cross.

All dogs love me and I love them back. I'm recently unemployed from a boring office job and want to do something with my days that makes me happy - and enables me to be with Rozi too.

Long walks with active breeds are a speciality of mine - Leigh Woods, Ashton Court, Snuff Mills are all frequent haunts of ours. I have my own car so can collect and drop off. I've got a gps tracker on Rozi and an activity monitor, so you can be sure to find us anytime, and see how much we've done in the day. I'm available every day, including weekends. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Number of completed bookings: 43
  • Response rate: 97%
  • Response time: within an hour
  • Cancellation policy for 24h boarding: Moderate
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: Two
  • Outdoor space: Terrace / Patio
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Sophie

    Howard was brilliant with our whippet, Mabel. She got two lovely long walks, had a great time playing with the other dogs and was welcomed into his home like one of his own. Howard kept us informed which made us feel very relaxed, and was very accommodating and quick to respond. We will most definitely be using him again!

    17th October 2016

  • Abigail

    Howard has provided doggy daycare for us a number of times and is great with our little hounds! They are extremely energetic little pups, but are always exhausted after spending the day with him and Rozi. He keeps us updated with regular messages and photos which we really appreciate. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for a reliable and trustworthy dog walker/sitter in the Bristol area :)

    8th October 2016

  • Natalie

    Howard is amazing! He is a complete natural with dogs; he is so calm and incredibly patient, taking time to get-to-know my shy and sometimes aloof dog. Following her walks with Howard, she comes back equally as chilled and calm. I can alway guarantee that Myrtle is well exercised and ready to curl up for the rest of the day, this being a complete blessing considering her high-energy breed, whippet x saluki. I use Howard a minimum of three times per week to walk Myrtle and sometimes more. In addition, I have arranged for him to come doggy sit. I would highly recommend Howard's services to anyone who is looking for someone accommodating, reliable and trustworthy.

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