I have ALWAYS loved dogs from a very young age, at the age of 9 I finally convinced my Mum and Dad to get a dog (after many years of going on at them!) she was my best friend and I knew from the moment we got her I would always have to have a dog in my life.
I am now 33, married with two children and very sadly have recently had to say goodbye to our beloved big soppy dog Belle after almost 11yrs, me and my husband will always say she was our first baby! Losing Belle has left a massive hole in our family and our home. We are all massive dog lovers and not having Belle around has really made a difference to our family life, and especially me as I am at home all day and just miss having her around.
Our children are aged 5 & 1 and grown up with Belle and have so much love and respect for dogs, as I have always taught them how to love, care and treat all animals respectfully and shown them first hand with our dog - our 1yr old daughter is still obviously learning but was very gentle and caring towards Belle. Both of our children are very well behaved, calm and placid.
We have a spacious house - plenty of room for everyone (including doggy) to have their own space and also have a lovely, light, warm spacious area where a dog can have a quiet place to go should they wish and have how ever many undisturbed snoozes as they please! We have a big garden, and also lots of lovely countryside and forest walks very close by.
I would only ever have one dog at a time (unless coming from the same family) as we would treat them as our own family dog, and not a boarding business as such. Our home environment is relaxed.
We have big hearts and lots of love and time to give. I am mostly at home as am currently studying to become a childminder.
We would eventually like to get another dog, but at the moment it is too soon and in the meantime I would love to be able to interact and give other dogs lots of love, cuddles and some companionship.