Valerie, dog sitter in Canterbury

Country walks and fireside lounging


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About Valerie

We've been looking after friends dogs for a couple of years and really love having them to stay. Our house is opposite open fields and woods so we go for lovely walks at all times of the year taking different routes and discovering new places. The garden is walled so totally dog safe and there is very little traffic or noise. The house is quite big with plenty of cosy spots ( especially in front of the fire) for curling up for a snooze. My husband and I work mostly at home so there's always someone around for doggie chats and playing. He ( David) works in TV documentary filmmaking and is also studying Art History. I work in events and theatre production. Every dog has its own character and we enjoy getting to know them and generally making them part of our lives. We love having dogs to stay while their owners are on holiday so we can really settle in together and it's so rewarding when they come and sit with us and tell us they think we're OK cool people! We regularly take care of a pair of Springer Spaniels, sometimes just for the day and sometimes for a week at a time when the owners are away. This month we have a Labrador staying while her owners tour South East Asia. We love cooking and having friends round for meals and weekends. We also enjoy pottering round antique markets, visiting galleries and museums. We are currently making some renovations in the house which keeps us very busy and in the Spring we'll tackle some garden redesign. We moved to the country in 2015 from London and always intended to have a dog of our own but our daughter in law is afraid of dogs and as they have just had a baby we have decided not to take that step for the time being - I'm sure, that when our grandson is a small boy, the subject will come up again and we'll persuade her it's a totally good idea! In the meantime, dog sitting suits us very well.

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  • Number of completed bookings: 16
  • Response rate: 93%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for 24h boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications
  • Sonia

    1st time are furbys stayed anywhere in 8 years, shouldn't have worried Murphy & Daisy had a fantastic time. Thank you Valerie xx

    9th July 2017

  • Debbie

    I was very worried about leaving our much loved cocker spaniel puppy ( six months) whilst we were away. I did not want him to go into kennels, DogBuddy seemed the perfect solution, as family could not look after him this time. Valerie is only a couple of miles away, and their home is lovely, welcoming, and surrounded by wonderful countryside walks. Their garden is safe too. I needn't have worried about Brodie, as he had a great time on his holiday ! He was well looked after, and had plenty of walks , he even had a playmate, as they were looking after another little dog whilst he was with them. He has settled very well back at home, and seems happy. Thank you both, we will be seeing you again! Debbie Smith

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  • Maggie

    Max enjoyed his second stay with Val and David and was very well looked after. Thanks once again for giving him lots of care and attention. See you in September.

    25th May 2017
    Valerie, dog sitter in Canterbury

    Max is brilliant! One of the family immediately and our walks were great. He's a loveable, obedient, fun and easy dog to have in the house. Anytime he needs a holiday - we're up for it!

    25th May 2017