"WHEN I LOOK INTO THE EYES OF AN ANIMAL, I DON'T SEE AN ANIMAL. I SEE A LIVING BEING. I SEE A FRIEND. I FEEL A SOUL."
Hi, I'm Linda My friends say I'm a bit of an animal tragic and I would just love to look after your pet while you have a stress free time away. We have a fully enclosed and rather large backyard with high fences so it is very secure unless your dog can pole vault!
I have very recently retired as a health professional (Aug 2019) and my partner is also now retired. This means your dog will have company nearly all of the time where they are free to be inside or outside, watch TV with us, dine with us, sleep in the same room with us, trips to the cafe, rides in the car (with special seatbelt), paddling pool for hot summer days... but most of all lots of love and cuddles on offer. Too, if balls are their focus, then the yard is large enough to accommodate plenty of ball games. There is a dog park (unleashed area) that is a 9 min walk from here, plenty of visits to there or walks on offer if your dog is not that social. It's all fun and games here in Croydon if you have 4 legs, or 3.
When my beloved 19yr old Burmese cat "Poo" died in 2017, she left a huge void and so primarily, it is this and my great love for animals that finds me on this site wanting to care for your pet. You will find when they stay with me that I go the extra mile, my reviews are testament to this and should help to give you the reassurance one needs before entrusting me with the responsibility of your pet.
Check out the photos of all my happy dog clients taken during their time with us. That gorgeous goat belongs to a friend, it is not mine as some people have assumed, there's only one old goat living here :)
I only take one dog at a time (except on rare exceptions) so your dog will be the king or queen of the house. I feel strongly that your pet should be part of the family or why have one?
Although I love them, I am sorry I cannot take large dogs (my lounge-room is a bit too small) and NO puppies please, adorable though they are. Unless they are too old to bother anymore, I would like your dog to be de-sexed. I would hate to return them pregnant, or a new parent of dubious descent.
I am happy to come and visit and care for your cat , or your goat, in your home. Whatever you've got, bring it on, but home visits can only be undertaken in suburbs very close to mine. I can't commit to bookings more than 2 months in advance but there may be occasions where I can save dates for you that are further on. Please, when you contact me, include a little bio about your dog, and ensure you have filled out the profile section. This speeds up the process before we can then go-ahead for an exciting meet and greet.
Everyone thinks their dog is the best in the world and none of you are wrong so I look forward to hearing from you.
Linda and Martin did a fantastic job of looking after Max, this was the first time we'd left him with anyone and they were so caring and put in lots of effort to make Max feel at home, keep to his routine, check things were ok & send us updates while we were away. Max received lots of love and attention and looked like he had the best time. It truly was a home away from home. He'll be super keen to visit again. Thank you for a great experience!
Linda & Martin were so lovely and took great care of Archie. He settled in very easily. I received lots of photos and videos of his day. We’ve already booked in our next visit! Thank you Linda & Martin.
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