Traditional family home dog care


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About Melanie

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: 5
  • Completed bookings: 32
  • 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: 0
  • Other Pets: Cat
  • Outdoor space: Garden, Terrace / Patio
  • 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

  • Margaret

    We were worried about leaving our 16 yr old dog but Melanie welcomed Toffee into her home and he settled in straight away. Pics and updates were much appreciated. Would definitely book again.

    4th June 2018
    Melanie, dog sitter in Carlisle

    Toffee was a great elderly little chap, no problem at all and got on well with every body, would welcome back

    4th June 2018

  • Ann

    Melanie was lovely and Tia my dog had a great time. Definetly would book again with Melanie .

    17th May 2018
    Melanie, dog sitter in Carlisle

    Thank you , tia was lovely 😊

    17th May 2018

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