My boyfriend and I absolutely adore dogs and have been looking after friends dogs as well as dogs in a professional way.
We both have experience owning dogs - I had a labrador and a golden retriever and my boyfriend had an akita/collie rescue dog. We've looked after Springer Spaniels, German Shephers, Staffies and Border Collies (among others). We live right on the edge of Greenwich Park and Blackheath (20 metres from our front door) and love running and playing in the park with dogs. I don't work so would usually be with the dog all day too, we love taking the dogs we've borrowed down to the local dog friendly pubs and snuggling with them on the sofa too.