SantaSandy's Special Home from home


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About Sandy

I have lived most of my life with dogs from a Dachshund and Sckipperke while at school to a cross Labrador Keeshond and Border Collies as an adult and father. My son has a Lhasa Apso that I have dog sat in Wigan and when he visits me in Loanhead.
After dog walking a friend's daughters Schnauser I decided to explore the possibility of sharing rather than owning my own dog. I have since dog sat and walked a variety of breeds of dog. I love both young and old. I live on my own and feel though as a senior citizen myself can appreciate and care for more mature dogs and give their owners peace of mind.

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    • Passed assessment
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  • Repeat clients: 3
  • Completed bookings: 14
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Strict
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Sandy know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 a.m.
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 a.m.
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Other Pets: none
  • Outdoor space: Garden, Terrace / Patio
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Rolf

    Sandy's home is like a palace for dogs. Our dog Socio is 9 years old and turned into a puppy the moment he walked into that house! So many smells, so many toys. And Sandy is a fantastic person, he obviously adores dogs and does a great job at making them feel comfortable. As Sandy says, a holiday for us should also be a holiday for our dog! We were getting updates at least twice a day including pictures from the walks, so we felt really at ease during our travels knowing that Socio was in a happy place. Would definitely repeat. Thank you!

    + More 18th September 2017
    Sandy, dog sitter in Loanhead

    Thanks Rolf and Rosalia for the wonderful review. I am glad to have added value to your holiday and hope your family also enjoyed the updates. You have a wonderful dog and he is definitely part of my granddug family. Your description of him as a gentledog is very appropriate. I loved having him here. I look forward to his return sometime in the future.

    18th September 2017

  • Jackie

    Our german shepherd, Conall stayed with Sandy for a weekend while we attended a wedding. Sandy was very welcoming and immediately fantastic with Conall. Sandy sent us lots of photos and it was good to know Conall was settled. Would definately use Sandy again as Conall has a great stay. Thankyou Sandy

    30th August 2017
    Sandy, dog sitter in Loanhead

    Thanks for the great review. I was nervous and excited to have such an impressive dog to stay with me. He did settle well and we had a great weekend together. Conall would be welcome to return if ever you needed to be away again. I now have another granddug.

    30th August 2017

  • Lorraine

    Our rescue dog, Freddie stayed with Sandy for the first time last week. He stayed three nights and Sandy was wonderful with him. Sandy sent us lots of pictures and in each one, Freddie had found a comfy spot and made Sandy's house his own. He had lots of lovely walks and we will definitely ask Sandy to have Freddie again.

    3rd July 2017
    Sandy, dog sitter in Loanhead

    Thanks for the great review. Freddie is now one of my granddugs and as such is welcome to come back and be my guest as often as you want. He is a loveable cheeky chappie and a pleasure to have.

    3rd July 2017

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