Your dog's home away from home. Walks & cuddles.

Sofia

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About Sofia

Our dog, Skorpan, was an integral part of our family for 16 years when I grew up in Sweden. She inspired me to read a lot about dog behaviour, as I wanted to understand her and communicate with her in the best way possible. She also taught me how to live more in the present moment and to really appreciate time outdoors.

A few years ago I even started studying part-time towards becoming a Dog Behaviourist, doing the 'Think Dog Certificate' course run by Sarah Whitehead. Unfortunately I never finished the course due to burn-out because of my high-pressure day job, which I have now left. Burn-out stops me doing a lot of work related things, but walking is really good for me and spending time with animals is also very supportive of my recovery. I do have the energy it takes to look after your dog well.

I live with my husband Sam, who also grew up with and loves dogs (you can see him in one of the photos above, playing with one of the dogs that's been boarding with us).

I'm at home most days and would love to welcome your dog to come spend the day (or stay longer). I love going for walks and always prefer to do it in the company of a dog. I've looked after dogs for friends and family and love having them around.

There are beautiful woodlands just across the street from our house (see last photo), there's also a small park nearby and I'm often available on short notice.

If the date or dates that you're looking for aren't free - do contact me anyway, as sometimes I can move things around to accommodate a longer stay or a last-minute booking.

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Credentials
    • Address Verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 4
  • Completed bookings: 17
  • Response rate: 97%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Moderate
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
Availability
If you have special time requirements, simply let Sofia know.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • Bea
    Bea

    I was so happy to leave my Staffy with Sofia. She is so natural with animals and made a connection with Coco immediately. My dog seemed to relax really quickly into her home and when I collected her she was definitely becoming part of their family! I also really enjoyed Sofia's updates with photos and notes about what they were up to. It was a lovely to feel like I wasn't too far away.

    7th November 2017

  • Laura
    Laura

    Sofia is wonderful, reliable kind and has a real flair for animals! Sofia kept me updated through the day, listened to any instruction needed for our daxi and made the day for our pixel fun and comfortable. Our sleepy little dog is looking forward to next time!

    13th April 2017

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    Rachel

    Sofia looked after Frankie when I had a very long day at work and I don't think I could've found a better dog sitter! She sent regular updates and photos and Frankie looked so happy and settled. I'm sure I will use her again soon!

    3rd March 2017

All DogBuddy bookings include:
  • 24/7 Emergency support & cancellation protection
  • Up to £1.7M pet & liability insurance
  • Free GPS tracked walks
  • Photo & video updates