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About Barbara

I am in the very fortunate situation of being at home all day after taking early retirement and so I am able to give your dog one to one 24/7 attention.
In the past I have been a voluntary worker/driver for the ‘Dogs 4 Homes’ in Shrewsbury where one of my duties was to pick up and transport animals to various places and to help with the rehoming of them. I have also fostered special needs dogs while their ‘forever’ home was found.
Since as far back as I can remember as a child, I have always loved animals and have kept animals all of my life and when my three children were small I always encouraged them to love and care for animals and as most parents do, I’ve ended up with for the less pleasurable side of caring for animals by cleaning their cages etc. The animals that I’ve kept included reptiles (including snakes), rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchilla’s, aviary birds and of course, dogs, cats and more. In fact, I think that the only domestic creature that my children didn’t have was a tarantula………and I wouldn’t have minded if they’d have had one of those either! My love of animals certainly rubbed off on them as they all keep animals.
The house that I live in now has been especially adapted to suit dogs. All of the ground floor has a durable vinyl which is capable of withstanding any accident that may occur. My garden is securely fenced and not so manicured so that your pooch won’t be disgraced if he/she decides to dig towards Australia! Administering medicine is not a problem as I have cared for pets with different medical problems many times in the past
My suitability to look after either your pet or home is mostly down to my varied experience of caring for animals for many years. I have had a DBS check and as for my qualifications, I have Recently completed a diploma course in the pet care business named ‘Centre of Excellence Online’ or CEO. I also intend to extend my services to include dog grooming in the future.

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  • Completed bookings: 1
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Barbara know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 a.m.
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 a.m.
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: One
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • Dog CPR/first-aid certified
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Jan

    Scooby had a wonderful week with Barbara and Max, he settled in very quickly and had lots of cuddles off Barbara. We received text messages and pics whilst we were away which was lovely. Highly recommended. Thanks Barbara

    26th July 2015

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