DogCaring VetStudent by the Sea


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About Kimberly

A Vet Student's Home for Doggy Care - Where doggies go on their own holiday! I'm a veterinary medicine student at Edinburgh University (Dick Vet) who has a strong passion for caring, interacting & bonding with dogs as individuals. Through my upbringing on a farm & education, I developed a strong love for dogs. I understand that owning a dog is much more than just a responsibility. He/she is a friend, companion, & family member. Through extensive vet work experience (in vet practices and boarding kennels) and undergoing the intensive vet studies programme and training, I'm experienced in canine husbandry; handling; nutrition; first aid/emergency & critical care; dog training & behaviour. I’m comfortable with administering meds; caring for dogs with health conditions; preparing special dietary requirements; caring for injuries/wound management; going on walks (blocks-miles) by the sea for swims or in parks for ball launching & running!

My husband & I along with our 10 yr old rescue Alsatian, Gretchen, moved to Edinburgh from the US. Gretchen was then diagnosed (@Dick Vet) with 2 chronic spinal neurological diseases which eventually paralysed both her hind limbs over the span of 1.5 yrs. As Gretchen became paraplegic, I was her dedicated primary caretaker requiring 24/7 monitoring and nursing (peacefully let go in 2015). Therefore, I’m skilled to care for all pups requiring my full attention, day or night (disabled or geriatric dogs and puppies).

I fully understand the difficulty in finding a trustworthy, reliable dog sitter who is willing to go over & beyond to ensure your dog remains happy & comfortable during your time away. I always enjoy providing the best possible TLC for any loved one whether last-minute or planned in advance. Located in Western Harbour Breakwater (seaside expanding into the Firth of Forth), next to Newhaven Harbour & Lighthouse Park with loads of pedestrianized areas for loads of running & playing!

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    • ID Verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 29
  • Completed bookings: 253
  • Response rate: 87%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Strict
If you have special time requirements, simply let Kimberly know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 6 a.m.
Pick-up before 11 p.m.
  • Property type: Apartment
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Outdoor space: Balcony
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • Dog CPR/first-aid certified
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications
  • Carol

    Kimberly looked after Rory for 2+ weeks. Her communication throughout the time she had him was excellent. She sent me regular updates and photos which was very reassuring as he was clearly loving every minute with her. They genuinely seemed to have developed a close bond in the time they were together. I felt I could trust her to look after Rory as well as I do. I would recommend Kimberly to anyone looking for a dog sitter. She was fantastic.

    26th April 2018

  • Kirsty

    Bruno had a great christmas holiday with Kimberly and her partner. I had never tried dog sitters before so I wasn't sure how he would do but they bonded from the first meeting in the park and he came home a very happy dog. Kimberly even sent me a video of Bruno opening his christmas present which was very thoughtful. I highly recommend her service and Bruno loves her!

    27th December 2017

  • Josh

    Kimberly was brilliant and our wee French Bulldog, Baxter, clearly had a great dog holiday. Kimberly was really great meeting up with us before we left Baxter for the week, and sent us some great photos of Bax having fun with some new pals. Really couldn't recommend her more!

    27th August 2017

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  • 24/7 Emergency support & cancellation protection
  • Up to £1.7M public liability insurance
  • Free GPS tracked walks
  • Photo & video updates