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.

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  • Repeat clients: 17
  • Completed bookings: 91
  • 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.
Dog Boarding preferred times:
Drop-off from 8 a.m.
Pick-up before 6 p.m.
Dog Day Care preferred times:
Drop-off from 7:30 a.m.
Pick-up before 5:30 p.m.
  • 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
  • Wendy
    Wendy

    Milly is always very happy to go to Stan and Helen and we are very happy to have her so well looked after by them - couldn't feel more confident of their ability. Always very pleasant to deal with too!

    13th May 2018

  • Katy & Jon
    Katy & Jon

    Faultless booking and experience. Gunner loves staying with Stan & Helen, he comes home shattered and happy. Stan & Helen ate very experienced and this is important with our rogue boxer. We feel happy leaving him in their care.

    21st April 2018
    Stan & Helen, dog sitter in St Albans
    Stan & Helen

    Thanks guys. He's a cheeky chappie but knows I'm the boss. Full of character and affection, we love him..... in small doses 😁

    21st April 2018

  • Nicola
    Nicola

    Izzy and Tara were very happy going to Stan and Helen again, running straight into the house on arrival!

    11th April 2018

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