We have had dogs in our lives since early childhood. At the moment we do not own a dog, however we very regularly look after dogs belonging to family and friends, and we love and value the fun and happiness that a dog brings to a home. We are a family of five which means that dogs staying with us get lots of attention and there is always at least one person keen to go for a walk with them! Our house is spacious and has a walled garden, so there is always a quiet space for a dog to relax in if it wants to. We are lucky to live directly next to Clapham Common, so a big green space and lots of other dogs to play with is always close by. The Common has a wooded area, large open spaces where the football pitches are, a band stand and two ponds. So dogs have an interesting variety of experiences on their walks.
When dogs stay with us they sleep in our larg kitchen extension which they like and tend to make their own.
Some dogs which we have looked after regards our house as their second home!