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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  • Repeat clients: 9
  • Completed bookings: 62
  • Response rate: 98%
  • 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 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
  • Rachel

    Stan and Helen had Dougal for a short stay last week. Apparently he squeaked a bit (as we expected), but settled down very well. It was good to know, from Stan, how Dougie reacted to being away from us and home at the same time. I'm sure we'll be booking again. Rachel, Thomas and Dougal

    16th May 2017

  • Janet, dog sitter in Potters Bar

    Our senior citizen,Macy stayed with Stan and Helen for the first time and the first time I had left her with anyone outside family. She was as happy as anything and well taken care of. Stan left me feeling confident that her extra needs would be taken care of . Very pleased to have found Helen and Stan and would recommend them. Thanks for the photo whilst I was on holiday :-) and now I can look forward to my next holiday. Macy and Janet April 2017

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  • Kate

    Ruby, as usual, loved staying with Stan & Helen. This time her stay was for a week. She came home her usual happy self. Stan kept in contact with us whilst we were away, which was great. Thank you very much to Stan & Helen for taking such good care of Ruby!

    15th April 2017

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