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
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  • Repeat clients: 24
  • Completed bookings: 105
  • 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
  • Marta, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    We couldn’t ask for a better sitter for Loki. Derek looked after him for 4 days while we were away. He kept us updated with pictures and videos on daily basis. It’s clear that both Derek and his wife are great dog sitters. They both made sure Loki was getting his medicine regularly, lots of walks, and even good night sleeps in their own bed. Loki was really happy when we picked him up; looked well fed and brushed. He clearly got all the attention and love he needed, while we could enjoy our holidays.

    + More 7th January 2018
    Derek, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    Thank you so much Loki is a lovely boy Just a big gentle baby who loves to snuggle and cuddle

    7th January 2018

  • Susan

    Derek couldn’t have been more accommodating or helpful. This was Rosie’s second holiday with Derek and she appears to have had a great time. Derek is very good at keeping us up to date with pictures and videos and it is clear that he and his wife are experienced and caring dog lovers.

    31st December 2017
    Derek, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    Thank you very much We were delighted to have Rosie visit us again and enjoyed her cuddles

    31st December 2017

  • Mary, dog sitter in Kelty

    Harry had a wonderful time with Derek. He took excellent care of him and he even got and gave him his favourite food (fish cakes). He also brushed him lots and he came back looking very plush. We were kept updated regularly with how he was doing which was great. We would have no hesitation in recommending Derek and we will definitively be taking Harry to see him again soon.

    20th December 2017
    Derek, dog sitter in Edinburgh

    Thank you very much I think Harry may have been a bit disappointed that the fishcakes were frozen ones not his usual ones from the fishvan He certainly enjoyed his spa treatments

    20th December 2017

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