About Alan & Janet

Who are we?

We are a Husband and Wife team 50 years old, I'm Alan, semi retired former professional search dog handler. I've had dogs all my life as pets for companionship and exercise as well as handling dogs professionally to a very high standard in my former career, therefore as you'd expect I'm well versed in all aspects of care for dogs including first aid. I'd say I was probably a born dog walker, I'm never happier than when I'm out with my dogs. My Wife is Janet, we've been together since our teens always had dogs and also being the wife of a dog handler she's picked up a lot over the years and is very sensitive to a dogs needs.

We can offer you a tailored service to meet your needs and instructions. Ever taken your dog to kennels and thought the proprietors don't really listen to anything you tell them about your dog. Like your best friend is just stuck in a cage for a week or two, fed and kept alive? Makes you feel guilty doesn't it. You're away on a well deserved holiday but your buddy's in jail. Well not with us, we won't take more than two dogs at a time and will cater to their individual needs and yours this means, we are able to give your dog the love and attention he or she needs.

Work long hours or are incapacitated. I'll walk your dog/s to your instruction. From a walk on the lead to healthy exercise play and reward led training.

We've recently replaced the lawn in our fully enclosed garden with Astro Turf. The dogs can now play outside in all weathers without getting mucky.


Sorry but due to issues of balance between dog sitting and our leisure time and meeting the requirements of our regular customers we are NOT TAKING ON ANY NEW CUSTOMERS FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. Hope you find a suitable alternative.

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  • Repeat clients: 5
  • Completed bookings: 24
  • Response rate: 95%
  • 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 Alan & Janet know.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: Two
  • Other Pets: NO
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • Dog CPR/first-aid certified
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I can administer injectable medications
  • Dog care is my primary occupation
  • Julian

    Super sitters. Our dog spent 12 days wih Alan and Janet. We had constant updates and pictures which provided us with the peace of mind needed. We will definitely use them again in the future.

    22nd August 2017

  • Annie

    Alan and Janet were amazing, sending us lots of photos and regular updates. Our 1 year old boys came back very happy. Thank you both !

    20th August 2017

  • Sylvia

    Everything good with Janet and Alan and our little dog was absolutely fine, happy and relaxed when we picked her up. Thank you !

    17th July 2017

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