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Damien & Kirsteen

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About Damien & Kirsteen

We love making furry friends feel welcome, safe and happy. We've a warm, smoke-free, peaceful home, a secure large garden, and lovely local walks. The dogs get great walks, unlimited garden playtime, and are always welcome to lend 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 needs space then he could have a private room.

Places we walk dogs include Portobello golf course: Figgate Park; Innocent pathway; Newhailes; Musselburgh beach and lagoons, Carberry Estate.

We're 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 a fun time while owners are on holiday. We grew up with dogs, foster dogs, and have experience of many different breeds and personalities. We understand the need for kindness, routine, fun training, stability and extra love when a dog's owners are away.

We offer the best quality of doggie daycare, boarding and training that we can. They are walked according to their training needs - often individually or in pairs.

Pick-up and drop-off times are flexible.

To safeguard the pooches, please ensure that flea/worm treatments are recent. We'll check vaccination records for Parvovirus, Distemper and Adenovirus, which are effective for several years.

Our gas safety and PVG certificates are viewable on request

**Gifts of unwanted dog items would be appreciated for boarders, fosters and dog refuges, e.g. toys, harnesses, etc..*

For boarding dogs we'll need:
- details of their daily routine (walks, food), and any wee foibles
- lead, harness and ID tag (required by law)
- bed and/or a blanket plus towel
- food and treats
- toys, e.g. food dispensing or teething toys, kong, etc.
- medication, shampoo, grooming tools if needed
- emergency contact and vet info

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    • Address Verified
    • ID Verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 21
  • Completed bookings: 106
  • Response rate: 99%
  • 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: One
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • David

    Great service. Very accommodating and some helpful dog training advice thrown in. We were first time DogBuddy users and Damien & Kirsteen helped steer us through the process. Kept up to date throughout our holiday with regular messages & videos of Bruce’s adventures! Would definitely use again.

    16th February 2019
    Damien & Kirsteen, dog sitter in Edinburgh
    Damien & Kirsteen

    Oh, good! We'll be so glad to see Bruce again. He's a wee gem who's super for his age! Thank you for leaving a review! It's much appreciated.

    16th February 2019

  • Maureen

    I've only met Kirsteen and Damien three times to date and very quickly realised how much they care and love animals. I was so worried about leaving my fur babies with strangers while I go off on holiday but after meeting this lovely couple in their very calm home, I now completely trust them. They have taken the time to get to know and help my youngest fur baby with her problems and gave me loads of tips to help her. Roll on any further dates/walks and my holiday in November where I will be able to relax knowing my two will be looked after! Thank you Kirsteen and Damien.

    + More 7th February 2019
    Damien & Kirsteen, dog sitter in Edinburgh
    Damien & Kirsteen

    It was our pleasure, Maureen. Your pupsters are super cute, and we're happy to help.

    7th February 2019

  • Graeme

    You could not ask for a more caring and loving environment for your dog - Kirsteen and Damien, you are both brilliant with our wee Max - thank you!

    28th January 2019
    Damien & Kirsteen, dog sitter in Edinburgh
    Damien & Kirsteen

    You are very welcome. We just love looking after your little fluffball and getting his sweet snuggles. He is a darling wee doggy and he's welcome any time. Thank you so much for letting us look after him for you.

    28th January 2019

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