St Albans and beyond

Stan & Helen

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About Stan & Helen

Following the loss, in 2011, of our boxer after 12 wonderful years, we felt it would be better for us, now that our children are grown-up, not to own our own dog but to provide a sitting service for others. We have now been doing this since early 2012 and have enjoyed the company of many wonderful dogs, some who are now regulars.

I previously worked from home and, at the end of 2016, took early retirement. Having a dog around the house provides wonderful company and a great excuse for a long walk. My wife Helen, works three days a week only so your dog is unlikely to be left alone for any period of time. We have a large secure garden, a spacious house and are just a couple of minutes from a number of parks and green spaces.

Full sitting service; from one night to one month. Unlike some carers we prefer to be exclusive to you and your dog or dogs. We do not encourage multiple bookings although occasionally there's a need to agree an overlap of dates. In such examples we always consult both owners.

Pick-up and return, walking (if local to AL1 5SU), dog-sitting at your place. We aim to be flexible.

Special Offer : we have a beautiful two-bedroom rental apartment by the sea in Duquesa, Costa Del Sol. Free doggy care for you if you book a stay - please enquire for details.

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    • Passed assessment
    • Approved by DogBuddy
  • Repeat clients: 10
  • Completed bookings: 65
  • Response rate: 98%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for dog boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
Availability
If you have special time requirements, simply let Stan & Helen know.
  • Property type: House
  • Resident dogs: 0
  • Other Pets: none
  • Outdoor space: Garden, Terrace / Patio
  • I have a car for emergencies
  • I can administer oral medications
  • Nicola
    Nicola

    Izzy and Tara had a great time with Stan and Helen, who also helped out with picking up and dropping off the dogs. I hope to use them again for our next holiday.

    30th October 2017

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte

    Stan and Helen made sure Brambles was comfortable - even though she can be a bit particular and was quite anxious they catered to her needs and did what they could to make her happy.

    19th October 2017

  • Gerry
    Gerry

    Alfie was made to feel at home and treated with great kindness - he made no fuss when we arrived to pick him up and quite frankly I think that he would have been perfectly happy had we gone home with out him!!

    2nd October 2017

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