Happy Hounds at Mill House


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About Andy

We would be more than happy to host your dog whilst you are away on summer holiday, off for a long weekend break, having day out, or maybe having to work long and inconvenient hours. We have completed 161 Dog Buddy hostings between March 2016 and Augyst 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 has been spectacular so far. Our favourite footpaths are dry and mud free giving us miles and miles of great country walking. Early morning and late afternoon walks are nice and cool but lunch time in the shade of the woods with a stream to paddle in can also be 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: 168
  • 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

    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

  • Grace

    Jarvis and Indi have had a fabulous time staying with Andy. The regular updates and photos where fantastic, it meant we could relax and enjoy our holiday knowing the dogs where happy and well. Our dogs have a lot of energy and have covered 56 miles on walks during the week with Andy , and have loved every second. I would 100% recommend Happy Hounds ! They both say thank you and can't wait to come and stay again ! x

    11th July 2018
    Andy, dog sitter in Chesterfield

    Indi and Jarvis are intelligent and well trained dogs who were a delight to host and take out for great walks. We have miles of good country walking right on our doorstep which is ideal for these two enthusiastic dogs. It can be difficult leaving your dog with a new host for the first time so we do encourage owners to come and visit us before booking the first hosting. We can then all go out for walk, view the local area and see that we make every dog as welcome as if it was our own.

    11th July 2018

  • Donatelle

    As always Andy took great care of my Beng and my mind was at rest whilst I was away on a short holiday. Thanks Andy

    21st June 2018
    Andy, dog sitter in Chesterfield

    BenG is always happy to go out for stroll in the fields even though he is slowing down a little with age. A lovely dog to host.

    21st June 2018

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  • 24/7 Emergency support & cancellation protection
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  • Free GPS tracked walks
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