Stan & Helen, dog sitter in St Albans

St Albans and beyond

Stan & Helen

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 work from home and having a dog around the house provides wonderful company and a great excuse for a long walk. My wife Helen, works mornings 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 take on 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, dog-sitting at your place. We aim to be flexible.

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  • Number of completed bookings: 44
  • Response rate: 98%
  • Response time: within a few hours
  • Cancellation policy for 24h boarding: Flexible
  • Cancellation policy for other services: Flexible
  • 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
  • Natalie

    Stan looked after Barney at quite short notice and was flexible and helpful with the arrangements. Barney seemed totally happy and comfortable there. No problems at all.

    28th September 2016

  • Katy & Jon
    Katy & Jon

    Think my dog is sad about being back home! Gunner (our male boxer) stayed with Stan for 10 days whilst we were on holiday. Arrangements were simple and straightforward and Gunner's idiosyncrasies we all catered for. He has been as quiet as a mouse the last 3 days since being home, we hope he comes out of mourning soon :-) Thanks so much (and Jenni).

    26th September 2016
    Stan & Helen, dog sitter in St Albans
    Stan & Helen

    Thanks guys. Gunner quickly became part of our family and our local walks, often with his brother-from-another-mother, became part of local legend.

    26th September 2016

  • Katie

    First stay went well

    4th July 2016