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Damien & Kirsteen

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About Damien & Kirsteen

We cater mainly for small dogs and pups, or family groups. They feel welcome, safe and happy with us. There's a lovely garden where they can mooch or play with friends, while indoors is relaxed, cosy and comfy. We've a warm, smoke-free, peaceful home, a secure organic garden, and lovely local walks. 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

**Donations of unwanted toys, harnesses, etc. are always helpful**

Familiarity is reassuring for furries. If your wee one is boarding, please bring:

- lead, harness and ID tag
- a blanket plus towel
- normal food and treats
- favourite toys, e.g. food dispensing or teething toys, kong, etc.
- grooming tools, shampoo and medication if needed

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    • ID Verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 30
  • Completed bookings: 147
  • Response rate: 99%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Strict
  • 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
  • Dog CPR/first-aid certified
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Elaine

    Kirsteen & Damien looked after Skye for a week. Both are lovely people who care deeply about animals, doing the best for them & making them feel comfortable, safe & happy. Skye is a gorgeous girl with a beautiful nature but getting older, few ailments & a nervous girl due to her past - therefore so pleased to have found Kirsteen & Damien who are patient, kind, loving & wonderful at understanding then caring for Skye. I would not hesitate to book with them again or recommending them to care for you beloved four legged furries. Thanks very much for caring for & looking after Skye so well.

    + More 24th April 2019

  • Christine, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    Lila spend her first day visit at Damien and Kirsteen and I am so happy to have found themThey clearly love and understand dogs so well. We discuss her needs and habit before leaving her.They made sure she settled after I left and clearly gave her lot of love attention , play and walk. They send me lot of photos and update during the day . She enjoy little Murphy the miniature snauzer and She was calm and happy when I came home. We can now completely relax knowing she will be with them when we go on holiday

    + More 13th April 2019
    Damien & Kirsteen, dog sitter in Edinburgh
    Damien & Kirsteen

    Thank you for the super review, and also for giving us your delightful wee doggy to care for. She's a super-sweet little darling, and we are very happily looking forward to having her back soon.

    13th April 2019

  • Daniella, dog sitter in London

    Zola has an absolute great time with Damien and Kirsteen who went above and beyond making her stay as comfortable as possible. They were also really flexible with collecting Zola when my plans changed last minute. If we are ever back up in Edinburgh Zola would love to stay again!

    13th April 2019
    Damien & Kirsteen, dog sitter in Edinburgh
    Damien & Kirsteen

    We'll be so happy to have Zola back another time. We just loved her! She's got a super temperament and fitted in here perfectly.

    13th April 2019

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