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: 26
  • Completed bookings: 116
  • 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
  • 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

  • Louise, dog sitter in Kirkcaldy

    I got stuck in traffic and was going to be late for a meeting if I had travelled to Derek's place. He very kindly drove to my meeting place. Saved me the stress. Thanks Derek.

    28th February 2018

  • Graeme

    Usual 5 Star service from Derek Always our first choice 👍

    27th February 2018
    Derek, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    Thanks again looking forward to seeing Zac again later in the year

    27th February 2018

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