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: 121
  • 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
  • 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

  • Elaine, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    Derek took excellent care of our dog while we were away for 2 nights. He gave her a really good brush getting even the stubborn loose hairs out. They went on lots of nice walks and sent videos photos and walk reports. He even cleaned the dog bowl and it now looks like new. Very attentive to detail! She clearly had and lovely time and we would not hesitate to book Derek again

    16th June 2018
    Derek, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    Thank you for that Eiger was very well behaved and good company and we would be delighted to welcome her back any time

    16th June 2018

  • Adelaida

    We can't be happier! This was our first experience leaving Missy with people she doesn't know and she was taken such great care of! We received so many pictures and videos of her having a good time and now that we are back home, she definitely seems to miss Derek and his wife, as well as having a garden all to herself! We are definitely going to book with Derek again, I think Missy actually prefers them to the friends that normally look after her. All in all, if we could give more stars - we would! ♥️

    + More 17th May 2018
    Derek, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    Thank you that is very kind Missy is a gorgeous happy girl who was very well behaved and fun to have to stay We would be delighted to have her back again

    17th May 2018

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