Janice & Alan, dog sitter in London

Dog friendly apartment in Shoreditch!

Janice & Alan

About Janice & Alan

We are a dog-loving couple who have grown up with family dogs. Both raised in Sydney, Australia and moved to London in 2011. We've both lost our family dogs to old age since moving to London which has been hard, and definitely miss having our dogs around.

We live in a Shoreditch apartment perfect for small to medium sized dogs. Weaver's Fields, Shoreditch Park and Haggerston Park are all within walking distance. Alan works from home and I'm a 15-minute walk away, so your dog would have company during the day. We're also both free to walk your dog after work hours (after 5:30/6:00pm).

Clerkenwell Animal Hospital is also located a 6 minute drive away in case of any emergencies.

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Credentials
    • Address verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Number of completed bookings: 10
  • Response rate: 90%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for 24h boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
  • Property type: Apartment
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • John
    John

    Janice and Alan are great! Really our 2 year old puggy felt straight away like being home. Janice & Alan kept us entertained by sending us pics of our puggy quite frequently. A truly pet loving couple that will take care your pet like it's theirs.

    8th October 2016

  • Christine, dog sitter in London
    Christine

    Janice and Alan are great! Mister loves them alot!

    20th September 2016

  • Naomi
    Naomi

    Pretty disappointed in comparison to other dog walkers I have used on here who my pup Bear has loved. Apparently they needed to be told to walk my puppy longer than 20minutes when he's was being minded from 9am-6pm which is rather shocking that they aren't focused on a 4mth old puppies needs. All pups and dogs definitely need longer than 20minutes during the full day of walking or being brought to the park. I also had to ask to be send pictures and message to see how my puppy was doing as didn't hear anything. A real disconnect when my pup was dropped off no goodbye from the minder or any sense of enjoying spending time with him when he's a very easy chilled pup to mind. Bear came home subdued and a little down after his experience. If you want doggy daycare that feels like they are only focused on payment rather than truly enjoying dogs company throughout the day then these are the guys to avoid at all costs. Will not be using again.

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    Janice & Alan, dog sitter in London
    Janice & Alan

    Hi Naomi, We're very sorry that your experience didn't live up to your expectations, and we thank you for your feedback. I'm not entirely sure what we have done wrong for you to feel that way, but I can assure you that we are both very much dog lovers and aim to provide the greatest level of care for each of the dogs we sit. We aim to cater to the requirements of each dog we sit, and as your puppy is only 4 months old, I was erring on the side of caution in regards to his walking requirements as to not cause or exacerbate injury, especially on such a hot day (26 degrees) in London, your dog wasn't too keen on being outside in the heat, in fact preferring to nap inside instead. We also do our research to ensure we can provide the highest level of care for different dog breeds, and we have found on many resources that you should start off walking your puppy for no more than 20 minutes for a 4 month old Daschund (5 minutes per month of age rule). Multiple resources have stated that puppies should start off on shorter walks, until they have developed then gradually the walking time can increase. Of course as the owner, it is in your right to request more walking time - but please specify this explicitly, otherwise we only have guidelines to follow. Also, I had sent a total of 4 pictures throughout the day, and replied to all your messages in a timely manner - if this didn't meet your requirements, then you could always message me and I'd be happy to send more pictures. From your verbal request, we have completed the following 1. Dog Day Care 2. Feed Bear wet food in the morning, and then dried food in the afternoon 3. Took Bear out every hour to meet his potty training requirements (he didn't have to go every hour) 4. Took Bear for a 20 minute walk at lunchtime. These issues can be avoided if you have such strict requirements, then please provide them to future prospective dog sitters so they can better understand the needs for your dog. We wish you and Bear all the best in the future. Kind Regards, Alan & Janice

    13th August 2016