Dog sitting in Edinburgh and the Lothians


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About Derek

I am an active retired 58 year old.My wife and I were devoted dog owners for 16 years and for the past 18 months have been looking after friends dogs on an occasional basis and have realised that we miss the company a dog can offer.We live in a smoke free, adult-only bungalow with a large secure garden and would only board one dog at a time but would consider two small/medium dogs from the same family.If your dog is used to relaxing on the sofa or sleeping on the bed we are happy to allow this.
We are happy to provide a pick up and or drop off service if required

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  • Repeat clients: 27
  • Completed bookings: 129
  • Response rate: 100%
  • 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 Derek know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from noon
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 a.m.
Pick-up before 7 p.m.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Jackie

    Thankyou Derek and Angela again for looking after Conall. We know he has had a fantastic time and is looking well groomed! Your home is his second home and thankyou for all the lovely photos and videos. We cant say "Derek" in our house as he has his bags packed, ready to go!

    12th August 2018
    Derek, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    you know we always love having Conall to stay He is such a gentle big boy and no trouble at all

    12th August 2018

  • Karen

    A very big thankyou to Derek, his wife and family for looking after Barney, was a very worried owner as Barney has a bit of separation anxiety when he leaves me ( my fault!!) but I needn’t have worried Barney had a lovely time going for walks and playing ball in there garden. I had lots of updates and videos from Derek which was lovely to see him with them ( I’m sorry if Barney licked you and you wife to death Derek!!!) i couldn’t rate him more highly. Thankyou once again to Derek and family you were a lifesaver

    + More 28th July 2018
    Derek, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    We loved having Barney stay with us and enjoyed his kisses and cuddles Happy to help and thanks for choosing us to take care of your precious boy

    28th July 2018

  • Emma

    My dog had a lovely day. She came back happy and relaxed. Derek and his wife were very friendly, their garden was great for the dog and I got lots of updates during the day. I would definitely recommend Derek and would use him again.

    19th July 2018
    Derek, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    Thank you very much We enjoyed our day with Zara she was very well behaved and we would welcome her back anytime Really enjoyed our cuddles on the sofa

    19th July 2018

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