Kimberly, dog sitter in EDINBURGH

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 Uni (Dick Vet). Along with pursuing a career as a veterinarian, I have a 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 my extensive pre-vet & vet work experience in vet hospitals & boarding kennels and undergoing the intensive vet studies programme & training, I'm highly experienced in canine husbandry; handling; nutrition; 1st aid/intensive & critical care; dog training & behaviour. I’m super comfortable in administering meds; preparing special dietary requirements; caring for injuries/wound management; providing daily dental care/grooming, walks (blocks-miles) by the sea for swims or in parks for ball launching & running!

My husband (Tyler) & I along with our 10 y/o rescue Alsatian (Gretchen) moved to Edinburgh f/USA. 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. Therefore, I was Gretchen’s dedicated primary caretaker 24/7 when she had complete back-end mobility & function loss (peacefully let go in 2015). I’m skilled to care for all requiring my full attention day or night (disabled/immobile dogs, geriatric, 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 even if last-minute or planned in advance. Located at Western Harbour Breakwater (at the seaside expanding into Firth of Forth) next to Newhaven Harbour & Lighthouse Park with loads of pedestrianized areas for loads of running & playing!

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  • Number of completed bookings: 188
  • Response rate: 88%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for 24h boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
  • 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
  • Diane

    Flash had a great time and could tell he really liked Kimberley. He was very happy, well exercised and well looked after. Kimberley was lovely and I will definitely use her next time I need a dog sitter 😊

    23rd April 2017

  • Heather

    Fabulous Bunk settled in very quickly Lots of fun at the beach and playing with other dogs Would definitely recommend Kimberley

    19th April 2017

  • Angela

    Kimberly looked after my dog for a week. She is very friendly and great with dogs. She gave my dog lots of attention and exercise. The updates via Facebook a great touch.I would not hesitate to use Kimberly again.

    16th April 2017