I have always had dogs growing up, I have a 14 year old collie cross called Angel, I got her when I was 15 years old and she is my baby girl. We started dog sitting back in March with another site that I used to find a dog sitter. The main reason for us starting it was to give Angel some company, she enjoys playing with other dogs but we feel that if we are to adopt another she might get quite jealous. In the time we have done dog sitting we have had dogs with us for short weekends and up to 2 weeks and she loves the company and we love having extra wagging tails in the house.
Both my partner and I work full time, but we get Angel out in the morning before work, and then out for 30-40 minutes when I get home and then another 10 minute walk before bed, we live in a great area with lots of parks and walks near by. We always make sure any dogs we are watching feel at home with us, our house is full of doggy blankets and toys, and they have access to all the house. We have a front and back garden, back garden is secure, and on nice days angels loves sitting out in the garden, in warmer months the patio door is open meaning the dogs can come and go as they please, we can oversee the garden from the living room so can keep an eye on them.