Traditional family home dog care


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About Melanie

Please note that all dogs MUST be fully house trained as they are allowed the freedom of the house.

We have always owned dogs and since moving to a quiet residential bungalow with a large garden backing onto the local woods, decided it would be nice to look after other peoples dogs while they were away. I would never put my own dog into a kennel and feel there are many people out there who want a home from home experience for their pet. No bars or cages, just free to roam the house and garden and join in the hustle and bustle of a family home. 2 walks a day in the woods backing onto the house and the prospect of a furry playmate or two!

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  • Repeat clients: 7
  • Completed bookings: 44
  • Response rate: 99%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Strict
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Melanie know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 a.m.
Pick-up before noon
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 7:30 a.m.
Pick-up before 8 p.m.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: One
  • Other Pets: Cat
  • Outdoor space: Garden, Terrace / Patio
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Janice, dog sitter in Burscough

    Let me start by saying we don't normally leave our dog with anyone as she is a bit needy! However, we would be happy to leave her with Melanie. She always replied quickly to messages which made us feel confident that she was reliable. When we arrived, Melanie was waiting for us and Frisbee did not even give us a backward glance. She sent pictures of Frisbee out on a walk and then, one of her asleep after the walk so we could relax and enjoy our day. We cannot rate Melanie highly enough and would happily go out of our way to leave Frisbee in good hands with her again. Thank you so much!

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    Melanie, dog sitter in Carlisle

    Thank you ! Frisbee was very well behaved and was no problem at all, she can come back anytime 🐶

    26th October 2018

  • Lorna

    Was my first time leaving my Bonnie and she’s 10. I was so nervous but was no need as Bonnie seemed to be so relaxed and enjoy herself. Was sent photos and messages to let me know she was ok. Would definitely recommend and use again thanks Melanie

    1st October 2018
    Melanie, dog sitter in Carlisle

    Thank you, Bonnie was great, very sociable and no problem at all I, welcome back anytime 🐶

    1st October 2018

  • Marion

    I was very pleased when I picked poppy up she was happy and calm, and in no hurry to leave her. so thanks Melanie

    9th September 2018
    Melanie, dog sitter in Carlisle

    Thank you Marion, poppy was the perfect guest, welcome back anytime 😊

    9th September 2018

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