Laura, dog sitter in Langley, Hitchin
About Laura

Hi my name is Laura and I love dogs! I have three boys who are all at school (youngest is 9) and a husband who works long hours, so I have plenty of time to devote to our two Miniature Dachshunds, called Heidi and Twiglet! The whole family is Dachshund mad and were the force behind me to start up Dachshund Days home boarding.

I started Dachshund Days boarding after struggling to find somewhere for our dogs to go when our usual sitter let us down. Dachshunds are unique! They require that little bit extra. I have a friend who has been dog boarding for 10 years but has never been asked to look after a Dachshund - I pointed out that this is because they are different to other dogs! You have to own a Dachshund to understand them! They all have very individual personalities and wants and needs. I suppose, because of their small frame, many are used to occupying the sofa and I think a lot of Dachshunds (while their owners don't like to admit it to everyone) sleep on or in their owners beds!

With over 20 years experience of owning and caring for Dachshunds, I can provide you essential peace of mind, knowing that your special little friend (s) receive home from home care while you cannot be with them. They are free to roam our house and (secure) garden and can even sleep on our bed if that is what they are used to!

Whilst I do specialise in Dachshund care I am also very happy to look after other breeds of dogs of a similar size.
I live in an old farm house in a small hamlet called Langley in the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside. It is a fairly large house with a large secure garden. We have countryside all around us with plenty of footpaths and bridle paths where the dogs can be let off their lead (only with your permission) to sniff freely and safely.

Although we live in the countryside we are still very accessible. We are not too far from the A1 and about 25 mins away from Luton airport. As an extra service we would be happy to negotiate a park and ride service while you are on holiday!
Services Dachshund Days provide:
* Specialist Dachshund care - but am equally happy to look after other breeds of a similar size
* Personalised dog boarding (short or long term) in our family home
* Daily walks

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  • Number of completed bookings: 4
  • Response rate: 96%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for 24h boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: Three
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I have children under 18 in the household
  • Jessica

    Laura was fantastic and our puppy had a great time staying with her and got on especially well with her dogs too. I would highly recommend!

    13th December 2016

  • Brenda

    Would highly recommend Laura, this was the first time we had left our year old dog Daisy. We were apprehensive but need not have worried, she was fine and seemed to have had a good time. Laura and the rest of her family were very good with Daisy including her dogs. Will be using Laura again with complete peace of mind.

    12th April 2016

  • Danny

    Laura was very accommodating and did a great job of looking after our dogs whilst we were away. Our dogs must have had a great time as they were like 2 school children on the way home sulking because they were forced to come home. I would highly recommend Laura if you want piece of mind that your dogs will be well looked after.

    15th June 2015