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 185 Dog Buddy hostings between March 2016 and March 2019.

•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

Spring 2019 and our favourite footpaths are wet and muddy but the dogs don't really care and a good rub down followed by a good brush make everything fine.

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'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: 186
  • 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
  • Siobhan

    Our 2 springer spaniels had a wonderful stay. They enjoyed miles of walking in lovely countryside. We appreciated the regular updates and photos. We picked up 2 very happy dogs on our return - which is just what any dog owner would want. Thank you Andy.

    18th March 2019

  • 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

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