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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    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 21
  • Completed bookings: 96
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Claire

    Benjy has a bit of separation anxiety and this was the first time in years he'd spent the night away from us but Derek looked after him brilliantly. Lots of cuddles and walkies and a garden to play in made him a happy boy! Derek also kept us updated with loads of video messages so we could laugh at his antics and also put our minds at rest that he was ok. We would definitely recommend Derek and wouldn't hesitate to send Benjy again, knowing that he'll be in safe hands.

    + More 14th November 2017
    Derek, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    Thank you very much for your kind review Benjy is a lovely well behaved boy and we would be delighted to welcome him back any time

    14th November 2017

  • James

    Bobby is just back from another stay with Derek and if possible I think he had an even better time than his other stays . Bobby and Derek seem to have a great bond together which is great to see , he gets more cuddles than we do . Love watching the many videos and photos he sends . We can not recommend him highly enough and your dog will be very well cared for . Bobby is looking forward to his next stay . Big thank you to you both

    13th October 2017
    Derek, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    Thank you for your lovely review As always Bobby was an entertaining and very well behaved guest who kept us amused especially with his hide and seek game with the ball in his bed Always happy to see Bobby

    13th October 2017

  • Jonquil

    Derek took great care of Betty. It was clear that he loves and understands dogs. He took her on lots of long walks. I loved the video & text updates and had no worries as I knew she was in safe hands. I would use Derek again.

    14th August 2017
    Derek, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    Thanks very much We enjoyed Betty's company very much Hope you enjoy the rest of your road trip home We would love to have her visit again if you are ever back in Edinburgh

    14th August 2017

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