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Sofia

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About Sofia

I'm very experienced with all kinds of dogs and have always loved them.

I'm currently a full time mum at home with our baby daughter (9 months old) and we would love to welcome your dog to come spend the day with us or stay longer.

Your dog would need to be used to babies and I can only look after smaller well behaved dogs, as I carry our baby in a sling when out on walks and cannot risk being pulled over by a large/strong dog.

We go for walks in the beautiful woods across the road from our house every day and we would love the company of a dog. Before joining DogBuddy - I looked after a lot of dogs for friends and family and we love having them around.

I grew up in Sweden with our dog, Skorpan (an Icelandic sheep dog), and she was an integral part of our family for 16 years. She inspired me to read a lot about dogs, as I wanted to understand her and communicate with her in the best way possible.

I believe in positive reinforcement and know how important it is to be consistent, so I always do my best to follow your way of looking after your dog, including using the same commands etc.

My favourite Dog Behaviourist is Sarah Whitehead and I've read a few of her books and attended her two-day practical canine handling and training course, as well as signed up to her online 'Think Dog' certificate (not yet finished).

I live with my husband Sam, who also grew up with dogs and who loves them as much as I do (you can see him in a couple of the photos) and our baby daughter as mentioned above.

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

If possible, I would prefer if your dog wasn't on a raw meat diet.

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Credentials
    • Address Verified
    • ID Verified
    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 4
  • Completed bookings: 17
  • Response rate: 98%
  • 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.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 7 a.m.
Pick-up before 9 p.m.
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 7 a.m.
Pick-up before 7 p.m.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have children under 18 in the household
  • 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

  • Rachel, dog sitter in Sheffield
    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

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  • Up to £1.7M public liability insurance
  • Free GPS tracked walks
  • Photo & video updates