About Lydia

I have grown up with dogs my whole life, caring for neighbours dogs, dogs of family friends and my own dog.
I know a lot of information about a lot of different breeds of dogs due to my 7 year old obsession with them and reading possibly every dog book known to man. I am capable and have experience in handling any dog of any size.
I live in a quiet cul de sac which has many country walks going in very direction.

I have looked after sick dogs, given medication and had to give 24/7 hour care before to a young dog that had come out of the vets after a series of operations.
Caring for dogs, checking stitches, cleaning up after them is not a problem at all and I’m happy to have your dog at mine or to come to yours, whichever puts your mind at ease and your furry baby!
I have completed a canine behaviour training course, I’m in tune with canine behaviour, noises and body language so would like to learn more.
Hopefully later on in life I can training, rehabilitate and caring for dogs 24/7

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    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 7
  • Completed bookings: 42
  • 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 Lydia know.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Jayne

    We went to see Lydia with Harvey before his stay, and was reassured he would be fine. There are stairs up to the main living area in the house, and as Harvey is 16 now, needs carrying up stairs, which Lydia was happy to do. He was clean, fed, walked & happy when we picked him up. We'd happily use Lydia again, and would recommend her.

    24th December 2018

  • Andy

    We contacted Lydia through the Dog-buddy after reading the reviews and wanting to use someone local to look after Murphy, our rescue dog. From first contact Lydia has been great. We were able to take Murphy to check where he would be staying and from speaking to Lydia, were confident he would be ok for our time away. Lydia said she would keep us regularly updated on Murphy's stay however this was not possible in our case as we were abroad. On return to collect Murphy, he looked settled and we felt he had enjoyed his stay. Thanks again Lydia, we would definitely bring Murphy to you again.

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    Lydia, dog sitter in Derby

    Thanks so much Andy, he was a brilliant dog to have stay, I’d love to take care of him again.

    3rd December 2018

  • Nicola

    Lydia was great with our anxious yorkiepoo daisy. Daisy came back happy and we had updates on how daisy was settling in. Would highly recommend Lydia.

    25th October 2018

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