Home from home with lots of love and cuddles


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About Leyla

I have grown up with dogs all my life and love them with such a passion. I am a retired teacher and head mistress and am now a stay at home mum with loads of spare time to spend looking after dogs.
It used to break my heart leaving my dogs in kennels so much so that I decided to use a sitter when I went away. I have now become a sitter as this service is just wonderful for dogs. Its an anxious time for owners and their dog when they are parted. Having a dog cared for in a home with love and walks and company makes this a win win for both. I am very experienced with dogs having owned 3 Rottweilers, sadly they passed away last year and I have since rescued a big soppy Rottweiler who loves the company of other female dogs.
I live on the Ipswich Road with a wonderful 120 foot secure garden and I am on top of High Woods a wonderful place for dog walks.
I use Whats App and it can easily be down loaded on your phone. It enables me to send pictures and messages to you at home or abroad and is free to use.

I am available for 1-2 weeks holidays throughout most of the year.
My service is only available to one booking at a time ensuring good quality care and attention to individual needs.

For owners who wish overnight care with your pet staying indoors. I can only accommodate 1 dog and female only.

For summer stays, I have a lovely spacious kennel, furnished with sofas and armchairs for extra sleeping comfort, where I can accommodate up to 2 pets from the same family. Your pets will enjoy all the comforts of staying with us as part of the family roaming the house and garden but will sleep in the kennel at night. The kennels are fully lit and morning walk with breakfast is at 6.30-7.00. Your pets then roam as they please with an afternoon walk, cuddles in front of the TV then bed at 10.00.

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  • Repeat clients: 2
  • Completed bookings: 10
  • Response rate: 81%
  • 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 Leyla know.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: One
  • Other Pets: Rocco my big soppy rescue Rottweiler. He generally gets on well with other dogs especially females and puppies. He doesn't like aggressive male dogs or dogs that bark at him. He is quiet happy to share his bed and toys but not his dinner.
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • I have children under 18 in the household
  • Gemma

    Leyla and her family looked after our puppy Saffy for a week whilst we were away and she was fantastic. Saffy had a wonderful time, was well looked after and cared for. She got on really well with Rocco too. Leyla kept us regularly updated with lots of photos throughout the week. It was lovely to see what she was up to whilst we were away. Thanks Leyla!

    23rd September 2017
    Leyla, dog sitter in Colchester

    Thank you Gemma, she was an absolute pleasure to have. x

    23rd September 2017

  • Alistair

    Another successful stay for Tess for four nights this time. Tess enjoys her time so much...obviously loved and looked after fantastically. Thank you Leyla and family for such wonderful care. See you soon! Thoroughly recommend Leyla ...outstanding.

    25th April 2017

  • Siân

    Leyla took amazing care of our puppy Donatello. He stayed with her for 3 days and absolutely loved it. He was so happy to see her, her family and their dog every morning when we dropped him off and Leyla sent us lots of updates through the day so we knew he was being well looked after. Donatello will definitely be staying with Leyla again.

    14th April 2017

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