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: 6
  • Completed bookings: 37
  • 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
  • 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

  • Richard

    Melanie was not there when I dropped Tiber off. I was welcomed by her husband (I presume) very friendly I received a picture and told he was behaving OK and fine next day.. I did have to ask first though. A bit impersonal but did the job and Tiber was fine on collection.. Although thirsty..

    7th September 2018

  • Julie

    Melanie was very friendly and easy to work with in terms of fitting in with our time schedules. Our young spaniel Layla obviously enjoyed staying over as she was so happy and relaxed when we collected her. I would fully recommend and definitely use again. Thanks Melanie!

    1st July 2018
    Melanie, dog sitter in Carlisle

    Thank you for your review, Layla was lovely, so obedient for a pup !

    1st July 2018

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