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Damien & Kirsteen

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About Damien & Kirsteen

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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Credentials
    • Address Verified
    • ID Verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 17
  • Completed bookings: 78
  • Response rate: 99%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Moderate
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
Availability
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
  • Angela
    Angela

    We were so lucky that Kirsteen and Damien were available at short notice. They obviously have a lot of experience looking after dogs and went out of their way to ensure that Jinkx was happy there. We arranged a short visit beforehand which was helpful. Kirsteen was keen to know as much as possible about Jinkx and her routine. She also had a very calming effect on our excitable cocker spaniel. We felt comfortable leaving her, confident that she'd be well cared for. The regular updates were unexpected but reassuring as Jinkx has never stayed away from home before.

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    Damien & Kirsteen, dog sitter in Edinburgh
    Damien & Kirsteen

    Thanks so much, Angela. Jinkx is a confident, clever puppy, and it was lots of fun taking care of her for you. We love to create play opportunities for the puppies and to see them enjoying themselves. Thanks for being such a great owner!

    7th December 2018

  • Montserrat
    Montserrat

    Kirsteen and Damian really love dogs and know very well how to take care of them. Nanuk had a wonderful day at their nice house and lovely garden. I got frequent updated, fotos and videos. Many tyanks!

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

    Thanks for the lovely review. Nanuk is a calm, good-natured dog who's a treat to take on walks, as he's so friendly. He's such a head-turner as he's so handsome. We've been very grateful for the time we've been able to spend with him before boarding him. Thanks.

    30th November 2018

  • Frances
    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

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