Helen, dog sitter in Northampton

Chicco's Mum,

Helen

About Helen

Dogs have been an essential part of my life, since I was a child.

I've lived abroad, for many years, in countries where dogs are cherished and others where they are not. In Greece, after taking 3 dogs who had been dumped, into my home, I managed to re-home all three.

In Switzerland, we had one Labrador, Leeroy Ryan von Haselberg, who was vice-champion in his class, at the Swiss Retriever Club annual show, 2005.

In 2006, I took my current dog, Chicco, out of a muddy field, on the Swiss/French border. Although pure bred, (Chesapeake Bay Retriever) he was still living with his siblings and parents, at 6 months old. From a dog development perspective, this is all wrong. Chicco found it hard to settle in with our other Labradors and it took a lot of love and work to turn him into the wonderful dog he is today.

The hardest part of owning a dog, is saying good-bye. I nursed our second von Haselberg Labrador, Harpo, through six months of terminal cancer. When the end came, I sat up with him, for 36 hours. I' m glad I did.

Now that I am early retired, I have some time on my hands. I can't think of a better way to occupy those hours, than to take care of dogs. We live in a bungalow in the quiet village of Harpole, where there is plenty of scope for walks. This is a village of dog lovers.

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Credentials
    • Address verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Cancellation policy for 24h boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: One
  • Other Pets: a cat
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications