About Stephen

@hackney_hound on Instagram.

I have been dog walking in Hackney since September 2014 & love looking after dogs until we get one of our own.

I'm a printmaker with flexible working hours so I enjoy the company of dogs in my studio at home.

I live very close to Hackney Downs with Hackney Marshes, Millfields Park, London Fields & Haggerston Park all in close proximity that make up my usual dog walking route. Our flat is within a walled garden so there is some space immediately outside too. I live in a shared flat so boarding is best suited to small & medium sized dogs.

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  • Repeat clients: 4
  • Completed bookings: 22
  • Response rate: 98%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for all services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Stephen know.
  • Property type: Apartment
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Jessica, dog sitter in Catford

    Stephen really helped me out when I needed a dog walker last minute. He replied to my messages very fast and it was easy tonmake arrangements with him. He was reliable and trustworthy and my dogs took an instant liking to him. I will definitely go to Stephen again for my dog walking/sitting requirements. Thanks Stephen

    15th November 2016

  • Mark

    Stephen was absolutely fantastic with Shellac. We had been left in the lurch for a weekend that we were booked to go to a wedding in Scotland. Stephen was a real treasure to find. He kept us updated with pictures of Shellac. They looked like they had a great time together. He came home absolutely knackered from all the fun and frolics they got up to together. He also introduced Shellac to another Italian Greyhound, with great success. He has been very calm and relaxed since his return. We don't enjoy leaving Shellac but it appears he had such a good time we are starting to plan our next trip, we will definitely be asking Stephen to help us again. Thanks again for helping us at such short notice.

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    Stephen, dog sitter in London

    Shellac was such a charming little guest, it was a real delight to have him stay. He has been well socialised so he settled in to his new environment very easily & he was great at meeting new people & other dogs during the weekend. Glad he has made some new friends in E5 :) He's such a handsome dog that he got plenty of attention wherever we went. Thanks so much Mark & Anna for sending all the necessary supplies to make Shellac feel at home. I would look forward to having him stay anytime.

    28th September 2016

  • Ellie

    Stephen was fantastic with Biscuit , who can be quite a nervous large dog., Biscuit was very calm and relaxed and obviously very well walked . Can't thank Stephen enough for the care and consideration he takes and would highly recommend him.

    12th August 2016
    Stephen, dog sitter in London

    Thanks very much Ellie for the lovely comments. It was great having Biscuit around. I brought him with me everywhere so we got plenty of time to bond & he settled in to our apartment just fine. He's such a handsome big dog, he was getting all the attention when we were out, but dealt with it in his own aloof fashion!

    12th August 2016

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