About Vicky

Dogs are a family passion going back to my younger days when my mum bred miniature dachshunds. We are now lucky enough to work with dogs full time offering a home from home dog sitting service.

Vicky our daughter gave up her job to take over most of the hands on time with the dogs. She is an experienced handler who spends her free time doing obedience with Skye her Jack Russell. She spends her days out in the garden playing with the dogs, doing some basic training when needed and ensuring they have a great time when they stay with us.

Bill gets out into the garden with the dogs at least a couple of times a day too, when his job is to throw the ball. He is also a member of the Brigg Mutley Crew Flyball team and regularly competes with Ruby.

We have a large farmhouse kitchen with an aga so the dogs are all very happy when they snuggle down for a rest and when its raining.

We look after a range of dogs from day care to our longest stay which was 5 weeks, treating all dogs as if they were our own. Its easy to see how much dogs have enjoyed their stay with us as we frequently see owners having to carry their dogs out of the gate when they refuse to leave.

We don't want you to spoil your holidays worrying about your dogs so send regular photos and videos of the dogs during their stay using WhatsApp.

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    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 13
  • Completed bookings: 72
  • Response rate: 93%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Vicky know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 1 p.m.
Pick-up before 1 p.m.
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 7 a.m.
Pick-up before 6:30 p.m.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: Three
  • Other Pets: None
  • Outdoor space: Garden, Terrace / Patio
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Juliet

    This was the first time that I had left my dog with someone else. He was fine and settled in well with the other dogs. Thank you Vicky for looking after him so well.

    22nd February 2019

  • Veronica

    Huge thank you to Vicki, Bailey dog has settled home beautifully and I'd certainly use Vicki if I was in the area again.

    21st August 2018

  • Paula

    We had to attend a funeral (close family) and didn't know what we were going to do with Luca. Our local kennels were fully booked and we've never left him for a full day at home alone. I found DogBuddy and Vicky online and she was happy to take him. After a brief visit we knew that he would be safe and well looked after. At the end of a very stressful day we picked up a chilled, happy dog. If we need a sitter in the future we know who to contact.

    1st August 2018

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  • 24/7 Emergency support & cancellation protection
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  • Free GPS tracked walks
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