What would a typical day be?

 

Once you have dropped off or we have collected your dog, we will return to our cottage in Loughton before heading out for a walk either around Lodge Lake or the tear Drop lakes.  We will only let your dog off the lead if you have given us express permission to do so.

Your dog will be fed as per your instructions and given the food you provide for the day.  They will have the full run of the house and there are lots of little sun traps and sofa’s for them to call their own.

Why only little dogs?

Honestly, we love all dogs, but we have 2 little ( medium) dogs, who are best suited to be with other small- medium sized dogs. Our two are a shi tzu and a Cockerpoo so neither are tiny but we figured that little doggies prefer to be with other little friends.

We take little dogs of any age from newly arrived puppies who need constant company and stimulation, to elderly hounds who want a lovely safe secure place to enjoy their snooze after their daily stroll.

Does my dog need to be vaccinated?

Yes. We can only accept dogs with up todate vaccinations and they should also . be wormed and be treated for fleas before being arriving with us. We’re not going to check over your dog, we trust you, but if fleas are present, we may not wont be able to accept your dog again until they have been treated and if we have to de-flea our home, our dogs or ourselves we will ask you  to reimburse us for any expense incurred.

My dog usually sleeps on my bed, is this be allowed?

We take a pretty casual approach and give access to the dogs with us for day care and overnight, the run of our home. We have dog beds and blankets all over the house so your dog can find a nook to make their own or if they prefer company we are happy for them to come and join us so long as they don’t snore!

Can we meet you before we book?

Absolutely… we think it’s essential. Not only do you need to meet us, we need to meet you and your little doggie.  This has to work for us all, so before your first booking, we’d love you to come round, we’ll put the kettle on and check that our happy home is a good match for your happy hound !

Are all dogs suitable for home boarding?

It would be lovely if there were, but we only accept happy, calm, house trained family pets. We choose to only take small dogs, a cockerpoo would be the largest breed.  Dogs for daycare and home boarding should be non agressive and we don’t accept dogs who are prone to leave a path of destruction.

We also can not accept un-neutered dogs or  unspayed bitches or hounds who are super strong and likely to pull too hard on the lead as they need to be happy walking with other dogs.

 

If your dog causes any damage to our home, we may choose not to accept them again and you may be liable for repair costs. If you are unsure give us a call 0n 01908 66374 to discuss your dog’s particular habits so we can agree suitability, or not.

Questions about Payments

If i’m back early, do I get a partial refund?

We only do day care on a full day basis, so if you get back early then we don’t refund.

Can I make a provisional booking?

Unfortunately, we can only accept bookings where payment has been made in full.  All places are on allocated on a first come first served basis and we have space for only 4 dogs for either day or night care.

What if I don’t show up, will you refund my fee?

No! We’d hope you’d call and let us know but if you simply don’t arrive you will forfeit the fee paid as we are not able to allocate your space to another dog.

When do i pay you?

All payments can be made online and should be made at the time of the booking.

What happens if I have to cancel, will you refund my fee?

Refunds are available 48 hours before the booking. 50% refunds for 24 cancellations. If less than 24 hours, we do not offer refunds.

Any other questions?

Do you provide food/Leads etc.

We have extra food, leads bowls and beds, but ask you to provide the food that you know your doggie loves and the bed that he is most comfy in.

Will you let my dog off the lead during walks?

Only if you ask us to and sign a little form to confirm your consent.

Will there be other dogs there whilst my dog is there.

Absolutely yes, we have two of our own and can accommodate a total of four guests dogs.  We cannot easily segregate your dog away from other hounds, so if this is an issue, then sadly we wont be able to accept your little dog.

What if i’m late back ?

We’re not clock watchers, book the service that works best for you and just let us know. If you go over an hour then we may be twitching the curtains looking for you and you may get a charge of £5, however we aim to be as flexible as possible and we understand that not everything always goes to plan. Just keep us informed.

Click the book now button to email us at Hello@littledoglodgings.co.uk ,or if you prefer you can call on 07747 811866 to chat with Don