Happy Paws Pet Sitting


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About Rachel

Welcome to Happy Paws Pet Sitting Service 'a home from home ' .My name is Rachel I live in Chester-le-Street with my husband Andy, 3 children and our beloved beagle Olgar .We are besotted dog lovers and started Happy Paws Pet Sitting when we were looking for somewhere to place Olgar when we went on holiday but couldn't bear to put her in kennels. Quite literally we believed our dog was too precious to be put in kennels. Instead we arranged for a friend to look after her in their own home so she could receive the same creature comforts and loving care that she was used to. We now offer that same service to other dog owners.
Be reassured that your dog will receive lots of love and care , tailored to yours and there requirements whilst in our home. We live in a 4 bedroomed town house with an enclosed garden in a rural area with instant access to woodland and Waldridge fells for walks. Olgar is a very easy going dog who loves to be in the company of others on walks, she is playful and not dominant when it comes to sharing toys. Your dog can be walked with Olgar or if you prefer alone. The service is flexible and collection/drop off can be arranged.
I have a lifetimes experience of caring for and owning dogs and for the past 20 years we have kept Beagles but love and welcome all dogs. Please get in touch if you have any questions or issues you would like to talk about.

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    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 4
  • Completed bookings: 12
  • Response rate: 95%
  • 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 Rachel know.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: One
  • Other Pets: 2 Hamsters
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I have children under 18 in the household
  • Paula

    Rachel was fantastic with Bobby. This is the first time we have left Bobby with a sitter and Rachel made us feel very confident and relaxed about going away. We were sent regular updates including a video and any questions were answered quickly. I will definitely be appy to use Rachel's services again.

    4th August 2017
    Rachel, dog sitter in Durham

    Thank you Bobby fitted in very well we loved having him🐾🐶

    4th August 2017

  • Tracey

    Can't praise Rachel enough for taking on our needy dog, Charlie. As a rescue dog we could never have put him in kennels while we were on holiday. Rachel made Charlie so welcome and put us at ease. We were confident that Charlie would be well looked after and have fun. We weren't disappointed. Rachel kept us informed of how Charlie was, without constantly reminding us about him (yes we missed him!). Definite recommend Rachels's friendly, professional service. Already looking at dates for Charlie's next visit. Thank you so much 🐶🐶🐾🐾😊

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    Rachel, dog sitter in Durham

    Thank you we are looking forward to having Charlie back he is such a loving boy 🐾🐶

    23rd July 2017

  • Nick

    We have never left our dog Winnie with anyone and felt so comfortable with the arrangement. Rachel, and her family, offer a first class, friendly environment for you to leave your beloved pet and the frequent updates really help in achieving what we all want when leaving a member of the family behind - peace of mind. In all honesty we would probably arrange our holidays around Happy Paws availability as finding the right sitter is, as we all know, extremely important. Thank you kindly Rachel, Olgar and all the family for taking on the challenge that is Winnie with such grace, warmth and professionalism. We will definitely use you again.

    + More 3rd April 2017

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  • Free GPS tracked walks
  • Photo & video updates