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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: 93
  • 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.
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
  • Karen

    Felt very comfortable leaving Truffle, our 12 year old cockerpoo with Stan and Helen. She was well looked after and would definitely ask Stan and Helen to look after her again - if they’d have her!

    28th June 2018
    Stan & Helen, dog sitter in St Albans
    Stan & Helen

    It took a while to win her affection but by the end of her first day with us she was very settled. After that she seemed to enjoy her stay with us plus meeting all the other local dogs and finding new places to explore. Be delighted to have her again, thanks.

    28th June 2018

  • 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

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