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, my partner and a very laid back friendly springer spaniel called Blue 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: 16
  • Completed bookings: 97
  • Response rate: 95%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Moderate
  • 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
  • Outdoor space: Balcony
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • Dog CPR/first-aid certified
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications
  • Linda

    Well, what a lovely lady!! Teddy soon settled in and Yvette kept me updated throughout his stay. Will have no hesitation recommending her service and use her again in the future A++++++

    8th May 2019
    Yvette, dog sitter in Ipswich

    Aaaah Thankyou Linda. He was such a super little lad...a real credit to you 😊

    8th May 2019

  • Emily, dog sitter in Halstead

    Yvette was absolutely perfect for us and Bailey. She took the time before his stay getting to know him, so by the time he was dropped off he was super excited to be there. She took him on loads of adventures and kept us updated throughout the stay. She honestly is brilliant with the dogs and clearly has them because she loves it. Couldn’t recommend her more!!

    25th April 2019
    Yvette, dog sitter in Ipswich

    Thanks Emily. Bailey is a total sweetheart and both Blue and Rocket enjoyed playing with him. I can tell he is much loved 😊

    25th April 2019

  • Grant

    Yvette was superb when looking after Rocket, he was very happy throughout his stay and Yvette kept me posted with pictures reassuring me. Yvette is a very competent and thoughtful sitter. Rocket is looking forward to his next visit.

    19th April 2019
    Yvette, dog sitter in Ipswich

    Thanks Grant. Your little fella lived up to his name....and we loved him for it. He kept me on my toes and was a lovely guest.

    19th April 2019

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