About Rik

I am a dedicated dog owner and animal lover. I'm a volunteer with Saints Sled Dog Rescue and also a Dog Trainer/Behaviourist.

I currently own 2 Huskies both were rescued.
I have a lifetime of experience of looking after animals on an unpaid basis though. I have owned and been around dogs since I was born, mainly Labradors, Alsatians & terriers. I am therefore used to having long walks and lots of exercise and your dog will not just be restricted to an hour's walk each day. I will only be walking 3 dogs at a time, or individually, should this be a requirement.

I am happy to dog walk, dog sit, take care of your dog (or other animals) as so required. I can also dog taxi and I am happy to take your dog to the vet's or other venue, if you are unable to do this.

I want to charge a competitive price for my services so that they will be valued by you.

Home visits for other animals and boarding also available - please message for availability and prices.

Located in Westcliff but also covering surrounding areas, if you require help outside of our normal service area, a charge of 20p per extra mile would be added to the charge. (Please PM for details).

If you have any questions, would like to arrange a booking, or would like us to come and meet you and your furries then please don't hesitate to send a message.

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  • Completed bookings: 2
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Cancellation policy for all services: Flexible
If you have special time requirements, simply let Rik know.
  • Property type: Apartment
  • Resident dogs: Two
  • Other Pets: Cats
  • Outdoor space: Garden
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • Dog CPR/first-aid certified
  • I can administer oral medications
  • I have children under 18 in the household
  • Marina, dog sitter in

    Rik is brilliant with Harvey my year old sprocker spaniel. Rik obviously loves dogs and has a great affinity with them. Thank you so much for the excellent way you took care of my boy. I would highly recommend you to anyone who needs a loving and safe carer for their dog.

    13th November 2016

  • Keelie

    Thanks for looking after Trixie so well, she had a such a great time she barely wanted to come home : ) will defo use you again!

    14th September 2015

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