D'Arcy's Little Dogs


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About Cecily

Hello and welcome to D'Arcy's Little Dogs!

A dog makes his living by giving you nothing but love.
Hi my name is Cecily and I am passionate about little dogs. I provide a specialist service for toy dogs such as Yorkshire Terriers, Shih Tzu, Maltese, Havanese, Bichon Frise, Cockapoo, Miniture Poodle, King Charles, Pug, basically all toy breeds.

Dog boarding is my full time job so I spend all my time with the dogs and their happiness is paramount. I have completed a dog sitting and first aid course. I have years of experience caring for dogs.

My home is completely kitted out for dogs and we have lots of chill out areas for them. We also have aromatherapy and relaxing music, tellington touch massage and lots of toys.

I would encourage any new client to initially leave their dog only for 24 hours (although this is not compulsory), I do a little dog training in this period, which helps the dog to bond with me and also lets them get used to the change in enviroment.

I think first impressions matter even to dogs and I want new dogs' first meetings to be great. All dogs meeting for the first time are brought on a meet and greet walk on neutral territory and a high value treat given to each one so they have a positive association with each other. It is then back for a play in a large garden with a ball pit, paddling pool and tunnels. Soon they are cuddling on the sofa like old friends really sweet and they have playmates.

I use pet remedy in the sitting room which is known to destress the dogs. It is fascinating to find out all their different personalities. I look to see what each dogs motivation is, for some it's food, for others play and some thrive on lots of praise.

I love my job because seeing little dogs having great fun and being totally relaxed in my home is amazing. Boarding limited to 6 dogs a night. Drop off from 8am but collection the following day is before 10.30am

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  • Repeat clients: 13
  • Completed bookings: 123
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Strict
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Cecily know.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 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: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Other Pets: Gold fish
  • Outdoor space: Garden, Terrace / Patio
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • Dog CPR/first-aid certified
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • I have children under 18 in the household
  • Amy

    Cecily is amazing! Alfie had a great time 😃

    21st April 2018
    Cecily, dog sitter in London

    Thanks Amy We love having Alfie to stay he is a cutie.

    21st April 2018

  • Liz

    Freddie had the most wonderful first day with. Cecily. I was so impressed by the way she introduced him to her home and settled him so quickly. The video and photographs were such an added bonus during the day. I felt so reassured and delighted that my little puppy was a happy little fellow. Huge thanks to Cecily. We will definitely be going back.

    5th December 2017
    Cecily, dog sitter in London

    Thankyou Liz we are so delighted with Freddie and feel very lucky to have him in our home. Have ordered loads more toys. Can’t wait to see him playing with them.

    5th December 2017

  • Amy

    Cecily was absolutely fantastic. Alfie is super shy and not good with new people, but she made him feel at home and it looked like he had a fab time. First time I’ve used DogBuddy and left him with someone completely new and Cecily was great in making us all feel comfortable. Thank you!

    21st October 2017
    Cecily, dog sitter in London

    Thank you . It was a delight to have Alfie. I always look at things from the dogs perspective. I work at earning his trust. Treats, playing with him lots of cuddles and getting to know Alfie. It was a pleasure.

    21st October 2017

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