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Damien & Kirsteen

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About Damien & Kirsteen

N.B. *We're not available until mid-November*

We love dogs and are happy to make our furry friends feel welcome, safe and at home. We've a warm, peaceful, comfortable home with a secure large garden, and plenty of local places for doggie days out. Youngsters get fun and exercise outside, so indoors they are quiet and relaxed, though they're always happy to give us a paw in the kitchen or entertain guests. We love all dogs from pups to golden oldies who need a comfy sofa and snuggles, and if your wee one likes his own space, then that's fine too - he could even have his own room.

Nearby places we walk dogs include: Figgate Park; Innocent pathway; Newhailes; Carberry; Musselburgh beach and lagoon, but we have a secure garden for pups, oldies and home buddies.

We're both here all the time so we can fit around the dogs' needs, whether that is a quiet place to recover from an injury or surgery, or somewhere to have fun while owners are elsewhere. We both grew up with dogs and have been involved in dog rescue and rehabilitation for several years, so we have a good range of experience of different breeds and personalities. We understand the importance of kindness, routine, fun training and stability, also the extra love they need when their owners are away.

We offer doggie daycare and boarding, and can walk local dogs.

We're totally flexible about pick-up and drop-off times, but ideally between 8.30am-10.30pm.

We've never had serious illness here. We'll check the vaccination records for Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis and Leptospirosis. (N.B. We don't require kennel cough vaccinations.) Please ensure that flea and worm treatments are recent.

Our PVG certificates (in respect of suitability for working with vulnerable groups) are viewable on request.

**Gifts of unwanted dog equipment would be most welcome - e.g. toys for our toybox, harnesses and other items your dog no longer needs would be very useful for our foster dogs and dog refuges.**

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  • Repeat clients: 15
  • Completed bookings: 63
  • Response rate: 98%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Moderate
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Damien & Kirsteen know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 7 a.m.
Pick-up before 11 p.m.
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 7 a.m.
Pick-up before 11 p.m.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Frances

    Archie and Tammy had a wonderful little holiday with these lovely people. We received regular updates on their adventures which was great to see them enjoying themselves. We were delighted with the care and attention they were given but think Archie and Tammy enjoyed it more!! Thank you so much for caring for them so well.

    30th September 2018
    Damien & Kirsteen, dog sitter in Edinburgh
    Damien & Kirsteen

    Aw - these two are a total delight. Archie is such a softie, and Tammy is the sweetest little love! We were so happy to look after them for you and it was just wonderful to see how much they enjoyed their walks.

    30th September 2018

  • Fiona, dog sitter in

    Callie had her first overnight stay with Kirsteen and Damien last night. I thought leaving our puppy for the first time over night would be a worry but we knew she was in very safe and loving hands with Kirsteen and Damien. We received regular updates of her adventures and picked up a very content and happy dog this evening. Damien and Kirsteen certainly provide a home away from home and take into considering puppies individual needs. Callie is already looking forward to her next stay ! Thanks again!

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    Damien & Kirsteen, dog sitter in Edinburgh
    Damien & Kirsteen

    Thank you for your thoughtful words, Fiona. Callie is the cutest little munchkin! It's hard not to spoil her. It's so cool to be included in her first steps in life, and we just love her sweet snuggles and kisses. Thanks so much for letting us look after her.

    29th September 2018

  • Katharine

    Once again, Kayla had a perfect time with Damien and Kirsteen. I'm so delighted to have found them. Such wonderful people to care for your dog while you are away. Thank you so very much!

    26th September 2018
    Damien & Kirsteen, dog sitter in Edinburgh
    Damien & Kirsteen

    Thanks so much, Katherine, it's our pleasure to take care of Kayla for you. She's a sunny joy of a doggy.

    26th September 2018

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