About Andy

We would be more than happy to host your dog whilst you are away on holiday, off for a long weekend break, having day out, or maybe having to work long and inconvenient hours. We have completed 172 Dog Buddy hostings between March 2016 and October 2018.

•Your pet will have a holiday of their own

•No kennel cages, just lots of family fun

•You can enjoy your time away knowing your dog is in good hands

Summer 2018 was spectacular and the Autumn weather has been great too. Our favourite footpaths are dry and mud free giving us miles and miles of great country walking. With the hour time change long lunch time walks are now the most fun.

We can accommodate active dogs who like long walks or maybe you have a quieter dog who is less active but likes lots of attention. We will also happily host your puppy from 16 weeks of age. Your dog will sleep in the house and will be welcome to sit in with the family during the day. Drop off and pick up times are very flexible and we are more than happy to accommodate early drop off's and/or late pick ups.

We have a modern house set close to open country and mature woodland which is an excellent situation for dogs. We are licensed and inspected by Chesterfield Borough Council. We've had dogs at our house for nearly 30 years. When requested we foster dogs for national and local charities whilst they are awaiting permanent homes and when we are not doing this we host dogs (and cats) whilst there owners are on holiday. Of course your dog must be fully vaccinated before we can host and following the recent change in the law all dogs must now be chipped.

We do except bookings at short notice but earlier you book the more likely we are to be able to host your dog.

A portion of hosting income goes to help a national animal support charity.

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  • Repeat clients: 22
  • Completed bookings: 185
  • Response rate: 99%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Andy know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 a.m.
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 7 a.m.
Pick-up before 8 p.m.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Outdoor space: Garden, Terrace / Patio
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications
  • Christine

    Amy's second stay with Andy and very well cared for again. She is clearly very relaxed and happy there.

    4th November 2018
    Andy, dog sitter in Chesterfield

    In four days Amy and I walked 17 miles and ran a 5k Park Run. She just has a fantastic love for life. As ever a pleasure to host and very welcome back.

    4th November 2018

  • Daphne

    I was so pleased Andy could fit Honey for in for another visit. Once again she came home fit and well after her walks with him. Thanks for your care, Andy, Daphne

    25th October 2018
    Andy, dog sitter in Chesterfield

    Honey is such a great little dog and always fun to have around the house or out on a walk.

    25th October 2018

  • Christine

    We can't thank Andy enough for looking after Amy. It was great to see photos and hear about her walks. She seemed very happy and relaxed when we picked her up and no sign of the stress she'd showed after a stay in kennels. It made our holiday more special knowing she was in such a safe and caring environment. We recommend Happy Hounds and will certainly ask if Amy can come and stay again

    20th August 2018
    Andy, dog sitter in Chesterfield

    Amy was a lovely dog who was happy to sit in quietly with the family but always ready for a walk as soon as I put on my walking shoes on. We will be more than happy to see Amy come back to stay with us anytime.

    20th August 2018

All DogBuddy bookings include:
  • 24/7 Emergency support & cancellation protection
  • Up to £1.7M public liability insurance
  • Free GPS tracked walks
  • Photo & video updates