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: 7
  • Completed bookings: 48
  • Response rate: 97%
  • 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 7 p.m.
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
  • Chris

    I can recommend her will use her again Thanks

    6th October 2018

  • Chantell

    Yvette is lovely and in the short time that we've known her, has been extremely helpful. We have had a rescue for about 5 months, the toughest 5 months of our lives as we are not sure what he has been through. He was very mouthy around new dogs and after a long weekend around Yvette with her dogs and others, he seems to have had a brilliant time. This is massive progress for us and I am really happy. We got updates, videos and pics the whole time we were away. He had a cheeky mud bath but loved the boat life. Benji awaits his next visit and I'm very happy he has a home away from home.

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  • Steve

    I was away for another lengthy business trip ( over a month ) to the other side of the world. But I was never concerned or worried about my little Prince because he was with his favourite Auntie Yvette and her crew ! As always, Yvette was absolutely amazing with my buddy and took great care of him. Even I was abroad, she managed to keep the communication with me and give me constant updates on Prince. She took time and organise activities with him and even took him to a dog show ( which not many careers do, most of them just save the hassle ) Yvette also took the initiative to help prince on flea treatments. I have absolutely no problems and more than happy to leave my dog with her, and so should you ( whoever’s reading this review ! )

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