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: 218
  • Response rate: 88%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for 24h boarding: Moderate
  • 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 was very happy to spend another night with Kimberley and you could tell he was excited to see her again! We know he's in good hands when he's with her 😊

    25th June 2017

  • Jemma

    Kimberly has really helped my mini Dachsund puppy with socialising and general good manners! Warm and Friendly, my girl loves a day out with Kimberly 🐾

    27th May 2017

  • Sarbjit

    Kimberly is amazing! This was Ruby's first time away from us and Kimberly took the time to make us feel at ease. It is clear to see that she has a great way with dogs and Ruby thoroughly enjoyed her stay. We were kept up-to-date with photos and videos via Facebook. Definitely recommend!!

    22nd May 2017