I've had a home full of dogs for 30 years but, after losing my beloved Gemma, I have found that offering to look after your precious little bundle will give me my required dose of doggy-love. I've shared my life with dogs of all sizes but I'm afraid that I can only take in smaller breeds (I'm a small-breed myself!). There are no other animals in my house and I'm licenced by East Riding Council (for a maximum of 2 dogs, from the same home).
Part of my reasoning for only taking small dogs is that I try and put their health and safety first. So I need to be able to carry a dog back home from a walk (if there's been an accident) or give CPR etc. I have Public Liability Insurance.
I do tend to be quite heavily booked up to a year in advance, mostly because I have a number of regulars who have families that travel fairly frequently. May to September are my busiest times.
Having said that, off season I can often be flexible enough to help you out with any family emergencies (so long as I don't have other dogs present) and have a fairly large, safe and secure rear garden with a slope up to the lawn (for older citizens).
On the street I prefer to walk on a lead as there are too many interesting smells in my village (and a lot of dogs) and chasing round my garden should add to their exercise regime.
I have gained a fair amount of experience, over the years, have a canine first aid certificate and a Distinction grade in BCCS First Aid Diploma, Distinction and BCCS Dog Behaviour Diploma and am currently training at a more advanced, diploma, level in dog health & nutrition.
I've found that prevention is better than cure and that the best approach is to keep anything sharp or dangerous out of the way and, apart from wooden flooring, my house and garden are very dog friendly.
- Property type: House
- Resident dogs: 0
- Other Pets: None
- Outdoor space: Garden, Terrace / Patio
- I have a car for emergencies
- Dog CPR/first-aid certified
- I can administer oral medications
- Dog care is my primary occupation
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