About Ben

I've grown up with dogs since the age of 5, and raised my beloved collie lab, Parsley (the older black collie lab pictured), from the age of 9 weeks, to when I lost him last year when he was nearly 16. He was an incredibly happy and healthy dog all throughout his life, and was much loved.
I've also had a great amount of experience caring for family and friends' dogs (and cats!), and have exceptional references.
I'm a freelancer who can work anywhere as long as I have my laptop with me, so I am ideal if you are looking for someone who can care for your dog in your own home. I've done a fair amount of housesitting since I joined Dogbuddy in spring 2015. And they are, of course, welcome in my own home too. They would get a lot of attention and as much exercise as they could want!
I've been a regular walker in Inverleith Park for many years and have, as a result, become an expert frisbee thrower!
Please note that, due to past experience, I've had to take on a policy of only accepting male dogs who have been neutered.

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  • Repeat clients: 18
  • Completed bookings: 189
  • Response rate: 99%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Moderate
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Ben know.
  • Property type: Apartment
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Farton

    Reliable & regular.

    18th December 2017

  • Jacquie

    Our anxious Collie cross was well cared for by Ben and seemed to settle well. Ben sent lots of updates and the two were firm friends by the end of the stay. It was very reassuring to know that our dog was in safe hands and would definitely do it again.

    1st December 2017

  • Sue

    Ben has just looked after our nine year old rescue Staffie - Ella - for a week. He sent us regular information to let us know how she was doing. This reassured us that all was well which meant we could enjoy our holiday. Ben has a very calm demeanour and is clearly iexperienced and confident around dogs - Ella was very happy and relaxed when we picked her up. We are very grateful to Ben for taking such good care of Ella and we very much hope that he'll be able to look after her again in the future. We can't recommend him highly enough.

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