Our situation is unusual as we have 8 Siberian huskies and a Finnish lapphund. The huskies are all either current or retired champion show dogs. In addition we live on 2 acres most of which is grass.
There is a strict routine with the dogs that needs to be followed starting at 5.30AM with feeding and cleaning the kennels and in the afternoon feeding. Every 10 days the show dogs need to be washed and blow dried.
The grass needed cutting about every 8 - 10 days.
Clive and Ali
We made contact through homecarers.com and with their experience and background we felt confident leaving our home and 9 dogs in their capable hands.
They came and stayed before we left so they could get to know the dogs and be familiar with the routine. We found them very attentive and keen to do what ever we asked of them. They are very easy company - friendly and personable and it was obviously clear by the way they interacted with my dogs that they love animals .
While we were away they emailed photos and private access YouTube links so we could see recent videos to make sure we knew everything was alright. This was a professional touch and we were able to really enjoy our vacation without any concern about our dogs and property.
When we returned we found that Clive and Ali had done an excellent job. The dogs were in magnificent condition and you can see that they all adored Clive and Ali. The routine and diet had been followed exactly with extra attention paid to each of them daily.
Our home was obviously well cared for too and on return we found the house to be very clean and tidy and the grass had been cut regularly.
Looking after this many dogs and such a large area is very demanding compared with the normal house sit. Our dogs couldn’t have been better cared for if we had paid people to come and look after them. They genuinely did bond with each of the dogs and far exceeded our expectations.
If they can do a great job looking after our 9 dogs, kennels, house and large grass area they can cope with any situation.
We would have absolutely no hesitation at all in recommending them to anyone including friends of ours with much loved and cared for show dogs. We would have them back again in a split second.
Please look no further, you will not get anyone better.