Frances, dog sitter in Burnside

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About Frances

As a life long animal lover, I have had a dog in my life since childhood. My current pets are an older Cairn Terrier who is well socialised and laid back and a recently added Cairn pup who loves everybody. Dogs coming to stay brighten up his life and he is very bored when his pals go home!

I have 8 years experience of running a busy pet care business but stepped away from that to have more family time. I offer an experienced home from home to suitable dogs comfortable in a family setting, assured of attention, affection and walks.

I have cared for large and small dogs, oldies and youngsters as well as many with illness or just in need of extra TLC. Dogs with health issues are assured of receiving all medications accurately, including eyedrops and injections.

I adhere to a care plan based on details provided by owners. Diet, exercise and normal daily routine is maintained as far as possible.
It is helpful if owners share their pets likes and indeed any dislikes which might cause them to react. Good/Bad habits are also helpful to know in advance, so that I am one step ahead of anything they might get upto!

I have 3 very dog savvy children, who have been surrounded by visiting dogs since a young age. They understand that dogs are not toys and are living creatures, which need human contact but must also have their boundaries respected.

I am at home during the day so your pet will have company and walks.
We have a large house with a large secure garden and many parks and wild areas nearby. In addition we have a holiday home on the coast, so with owners permission dogs often enjoy a bit of a beach holiday too. Its only fair!

If your dog is happy to cohabit with friendly resident dogs and is relaxed around children then I can offer a knowledgeable caring enviroment for your dog's holiday.

Quality dog walking:I do not do "pack walks" with numerous dogs. There are a maxmum of 2 dogs per walk ensuring individual attention and safety.

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  • Number of completed bookings: 22
  • Response rate: 99%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for 24h boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: One
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications
  • I have children under 18 in the household
  • Karen

    Peanut our cairn terrier pup went to stay with Frances and her family recently and had a great time We actually bought Peanut after Hamish our spaniel(sadly no longer with us) went to stay last year ,made great friends with Fergus ,the family's cairn pup and missed him when he came home We were apprehensive about leaving Peanut as she no longer had her big brother but she had a ball I would have no hesitation in recommending Frances to anyone

    2nd May 2017

  • Adrian

    We needed our Golden Retriever (Pi) looked after full time for a few months(!) as we were living in Asia and would take longer to get home than Pi! We researched sitters very carefully given the commitment. Frances stood out because she asked really helpful questions and was herself very thoughtful about how to make it work. We will be picking Pi up soon and i must say, Frances has been amazing. She has been astonishingly helpful and flexible in helping us make this work. But much more than that, she has made Pi part of her family and treated him to trips to mountains and beaches. We get regular photos and videos and see that he is part of a great family. And he has 2 dog-buddies there in the family. We fear he will hate leaving Frances' family to re-join ours again. We can't thank Frances enough nor recommend her more highly. Adrian and Linh Harkin.

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  • Karen

    Sorry for delay Thank you again for looking after Hamish and his new wee sister,the ever so speedy Peanut They came home happy and exhausted and had obviously been well looked after We would not hesitate to recomend Frances and her lovely family

    3rd October 2016
    Frances, dog sitter in Burnside

    I thought Fergus was speedy but Peanut made him look like he was in slow motion!

    3rd October 2016