I've loved dogs since my first one - Sandy. I'm a dog mum through and through - paw prints all over my heart, I guess. I've fostered, adopted, cared for and have had numerous dogs. Currently I have my own dogs 5, 7 & 9. Having had to use kennels in the past I've seen the poor condition my dogs came home in and vowed never to send my own to such a place again. Means I've not spent much time abroad since!
Most of my dogs are terrier types, so I'm good at boundaries, door darting etc, and have 'dog locks' (designed to stop dogs escaping off the property). As well as looking after my own pack I foster for a staffy charity when I can (love the breed to bits).
Your dog will feel settled and comfortable here but also be happy to go home with you. I have a secure garden that is available at all hours plus loads of great walks around the canal, lakes and general Chilterns countryside. Feeding times are structured to ensure your dog isn't hassled.
You are welcome to bring your own blankets and/or crate to settle your pet more quickly but I also provide cleaned crates for your pet's comfort and relaxation. Dogs I've cared feel secure and comfortable with me and go home to you relaxed and in good condition.
I hope you enjoy your holiday in the secure knowledge that your dog is almost as happy with me as they are with you!