I have been looking after dogs in my own house since I lost my dog Ailsa, cross collie, aged 17, 5 years ago. She was very dear to me and my family.
I also had to look for accommodation for her when we went on holiday, so I know how worrying this can be, and how relaxed you are when you find somewhere your dog is content with and is happy to go back to. This is the reason I started this part of the business and why I have not regretted looking after one dog I have had in the house.
Your dog will initially miss you, but once they realise me and my family are there to take them out for walks, feed them their favourite food, play in the garden all day if they want and give them lots of cuddles at night. They soon relax and enjoy their stay and look forward to your return.
I was a host family for a company called Barking Mad for the first couple of years, but then decided to take on the responsibility myself. I am insured and a member of Pet Care Trust Association, which supports pets and their care under the Animal Welfare Act.
I am very relaxed around all dogs no matter what breed or size, and the dogs seem to sense this and are equally relaxed around me.
I have looked after all breeds of dogs and was very interested in all the coat types and how they should look for breed standards. This is when I decided to take a comprehensive, practical course for dog grooming at Pampered Pets in Greenock. This covered all the breeds, and how to care for them before, during and after their groom, to facilitate the most pleasant experience for your dog and to make them look fabulous!!!
I have a cabin in my garden which I groom from, so even the dogs that are boarding can come and witness the pampering experience. I only groom one dog at a time, so the experience is more relaxing, and the dog gets my full attention to detail.
I have now been grooming for over one year and have more than 100 happy clients. I no longer advertise as most of my new dogs are recommendations from satisfied clients.
You are welcome to visit our premises, prior to making a booking. Just give me a phone to arrange an appointment.