WAGS ON WATER A unique dog sitting service!


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About Yvette

A knowledgeable and kind lady who has had dogs her entire life would be happy to have your dog come and join the crew aboard. I do insist on a meet and greet before a dog boards with me. This is to ensure your dog will feel happy and secure during thier stay.
Currently just me and a very laid back friendly springer spaniel called Blue and bossy little cocker spaniel called Lexi living on our large comfy 70ft x 12ft wide beam river barge. Entry is through a security gate, then down the gangway and then onto the pontoon. Easy access on and off boat with no stairs, similar to an apartment type environment. We have had numerous friends dogs to stay as we like visitors, and now we are offering our home to your dog if you would prefer to leave them in a home, rather than a kennel !
Available for weekend sitting at short notice. I can do weekday holiday bookings if given enough notice as my career does allow for me to work from home.
The only restriction to staying on board is dog size. We can manage small to medium size breeds. There is a medium size dog flap to negotiate onto the aft deck, which is fully enclosed and dog safe. A raised platform on aft deck allows for doggy sunbathing and watching life on the river, but an umbrella provides shade if needed.
Nearby park and lovely walks on the Shotley peninsula are a daily occurrence via a short car ride. Your dog would be safe with a knowledgeable, reliable lady who assures you that your furry friend would be loved as a family member during their stay. Or if you prefer I can provide care for your dog in your own home. References and full DBS check, canine first aid training available upon request. More photos can be found on my Facebook page WAGS ON WATER

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  • Repeat clients: 10
  • Completed bookings: 58
  • Response rate: 95%
  • 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 Yvette know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 7 a.m.
Pick-up before noon
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 7 a.m.
Pick-up before 7 p.m.
  • Property type: Apartment
  • Resident dogs: Two
  • Other Pets: One 11 year old springer spaniel dog and a 7 year old cocker spaniel bitch.
  • Outdoor space: Balcony
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • Dog CPR/first-aid certified
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications
  • Richard

    Friendly, helpful and relaxing atmosphere. A home from home for my dog with plenty of exercise and other friendly dogs to play with. Thank you

    4th November 2018
    Yvette, dog sitter in Ipswich

    Thankyou Richard. Puffin was a total darling and Lexi loved having a puppy to play with 😊

    4th November 2018

  • Inger

    She was fab, alleviated any anxieties I had quickly. Sent pictures and gave regular updates. Would recommend and will use again.

    28th October 2018
    Yvette, dog sitter in Ipswich

    Loved having Granada to stay. Quiet to start with but soon relaxed and joined in with the fun.

    28th October 2018

  • Mariana

    I’m going to start off by saying that Yvette is a lovely lady, she was very welcoming and she demonstrated that she was knowledgeable about dogs and how to settle them into her home. My dog Teddy gets agitated around new dogs and people but it didn’t take him long to get comfortable with Yvette and her gorgeous dogs. I was getting updates on how his stay was going which made me worry less and I was very happy with her service. 100% recommend!

    28th October 2018
    Yvette, dog sitter in Ipswich

    Thank you Marianna. We hope to have Teddy stay again. The company of other dogs did him good. He soon relaxed and surprised us with his speed 😆

    28th October 2018

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