About Carl

I have always had dogs, since leaving home at 17 and consider them to be an important part of the family. My wife and I met at age 14 and have been together ever since. We are now in our 50s and have always included pets in our family. Presently, we have two beautiful Cairn Terriers, who light up our life with love and companionship. Over the years, we have had three Labradors ( 2 black and one white, the last of which, named Bella, was our faithful friend for 16 years. Charlie ( our lovely male Cairn Terrier ) has now been with us for 15 years and he has been everywhere with us in this time. We haven`t taken him abroad at all, but he has been all over the UK with us, from Wales to Kent, to Yorkshire and several times to Scotland. We have pictures of him with us in numerous locations around the UK. In 2007, Charlie was joined by a beautiful little puppy called Rosie and they are now the firmest of friends. Rosie ( our female Cairn Terrier ), is now 10 years old and is one of the most loving dogs I have known. Both dogs are with me during the day ( whilst my wife is at work ) and they sit as good as gold in a big basket on the front of my bike as I take a daily ride around town. They have had their picture taken many times and I am probably known as `the dog man` in these parts, as they have been met and admired by so many people !
About 300 yds away, at the end of our road, we have St Marys Recreation Park - where dogs are welcome for exercise and across the road from this is St Mary`s Cemetery, which makes a picturesque location for dog walking ( on leads only ).
Day Care, Walking/Play/Exercise, Overnight Care, Training, Pick Up and Drop Off all areas( Ford Galaxy ), Grooming ( Bathe, Flea treatment, Hair Trim ), Photography ( Dog Portraits ), Film ( Video Clips of Doggies Playing etc ),

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  • Repeat clients: 13
  • Completed bookings: 57
  • Response rate: 93%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Carl know.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: Two
  • Other Pets: None
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Bethany

    Carl did a great job of looking after my two girls, sent photos through out their stay which really made me feel better as I’d never left them before!!

    10th February 2018
    Carl, dog sitter in Portsmouth

    Thankyou. They were little darlings and we would never have guessed that you havent boarded them before !

    10th February 2018

  • Will

    Lola had a great time with Carl and seemed to get on great with the resident dogs. Kept well updated on what she was up to and how she was getting on. She’ll be back to stay again next time we’re away.

    31st January 2018
    Carl, dog sitter in Portsmouth

    Thanks Will and Celine. Lola was a pleasure, funny and sweet. She gets the urge to play catch at about 8.30pm and is relentless LOL

    31st January 2018

  • Jack

    Harper had a great time with Carl. He's a genuinely caring dog sitter. I wouldn't have any reservations in asking him to look after our retriever again.

    29th October 2017

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