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 three years ago 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 lot 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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Credentials
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    • ID Verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 19
  • Completed bookings: 237
  • Response rate: 98%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Moderate
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
Availability
If you have special time requirements, simply let Ben know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 2 p.m.
Pick-up before 2 p.m.
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 7 a.m.
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
  • Property type: Apartment
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Pam
    Pam

    It's a bit scary seeing your much loved dog walk away with a stranger but I can wholeheartedly recommend Ben. Jack my poodle needed a few hours care while I visited a Gallery; he took to Ben immediately and was clearly very happy when we met to swap him back. Ben proved to be the considerate and kind man I believed he was and I'd happily leave Jack in his care again.

    26th September 2018
    Ben, dog sitter in Edinburgh
    Ben

    Thanks for the kind words, Pam. I’d be delighted to look after Jack again should the occasion arise.

    26th September 2018

  • Jacquie
    Jacquie

    Phoebe was very well cared for by Ben for a week and we could confidently go on holiday leaving her in his capable hands again. We're very grateful for his help.

    18th September 2018
    Ben, dog sitter in Edinburgh
    Ben

    Phoebe was a pleasure to look after again! 😊

    18th September 2018

  • Mira
    Mira

    Finn had a wonderful day with Ben & is looking forward to his upcoming day care appointments. Finn liked and trusted Ben directly & was so happy and calm after his day with him. Finn is a recently adopted rescue dog and quite nervous & so we are very happy and grateful to have found such a fabulous, understanding & experienced dog sitter - thank you, Ben!

    5th September 2018
    Ben, dog sitter in Edinburgh
    Ben

    Thank you for the kind words, Mira. It was a pleasure looking after Finn. He’s a beautiful dog, and I’ll look forward to getting to know him better.

    5th September 2018

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