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: 17
  • Completed bookings: 178
  • 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
  • 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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  • Gordon

    Ben was great. This was our first booking with him and he and Lola immediately hit it off. It's not easy boarding a new dog (for either party !) but Lola took to Ben right away. Ben kept us informed on how she was doing and this was very reassuring. We have already booked Lola to board with Ben for a longer period and are confident he will give her the best possible care.

    5th September 2017

  • Laura

    Ben looks after our 4 dogs and home while we are away . Cannot praise him highly enough ! .. we can go away with absolutely no worries knowing Ben is there and all is well .

    8th May 2017

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