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Barbara

It's A Dogs Life

Limerick
1 time favorited
Last contacted 9 days ago
Last active 9 days ago
Usually responds within one day
<5h
Response time
100%
Response rate
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
5 EUR for each additional pet
12 EUR
/night
All services and rates

About Barbara

My partner & I grew up with family pets who had an important place in the family home (Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier, Labradors, Shih Tzu, cats) . We now live away from our homeplace so do not get to see the family Labrador & Shih tzu often (Pics of Mojo, the confident Shih Tzu below).

We would love to have dogs of our own, but due to space & time limitations we are currently unable to have our own dogs. We have volunteered in Darkness into Light animal shelter (pics below).

We have also enjoyed volunteer-walking dogs in Limerick Animal Welfare Society on numerous occassions, but it is a bit of a treck to get to & does not fit with normal working hours during the week, so we are looking for dogs closer to home.

We are happy to walk dogs of all sizes. As our apartment is on the small size, this would need to suit your dog(s) if boarding. He/she/they will be warmly welcomed & given lots of attention & rubs/cuddles (if they like rubs/cuddles). We have a carpark outside the front door of our ground floor apartment, so we would always pop the lead on before going outside. There is a large green area all around the estate, surrounded by a large wall.

Another estate with a large green area is situated next to us. All around this area is popular for dog walks, with level footpaths & zebra crossing leading to the University of Limerick grounds, & the riverbank walk. Our walking distance/time can vary to accommodate what best suits your dog(s); whether thats 15 minutes at a time, or over 1 hour. We can walk/jog with your dog(s), or walk at a slower pace.

Optional: If your dog likes variety & is happy to come on a 10 or 20 minute drive, we could bring him/her/them directly to the start of UL's riverbank walk; to a forest walk in Murroe; to ClareGlens; to Castletroy Neighbourhood Park; or People's Park. We are more than happy to arrange a meet-&-greet with you & your loved pet, to see if you feel that we are a good fit :)

Note:

We are in & out of the house during the week, so your little one would need to be okay with having some time alone then. We will have more time to spend with your little one (or larger 1) during the weekend. We can guarantee 2 walks per day during the week, & 3 at the wkend.

If your dog is staying over, please keep in mind leaving their bed with us for their comfort.

Barbara's services

At the sitters's home

Dog Boarding
Overnight stay at the sitter's home
5 EUR for each additional pet
12 EUR
/night
Doggy Day Care
Daytime care for your dog at the sitter's home.
5 EUR for each additional pet
10 EUR
/day

At your home

Dog Walking
An experienced dog walker will pick up your dog from your home for a 30 min walk
4 EUR for each additional pet
7 EUR
/walk

Barbara also offers

Pick up / drop off

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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Dog Boarding
Niamh, 2020-03-08

What can I say about Barbara and James, they took Alfie over night and I can say he was treated like their own dog, from walks in the park, trips in the car and even coffee in a dog friendly cafe, he loved his sleepover. Thanks a million

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Dog Boarding
Siobhan, 2020-03-02

Very positive experience having Barbara & James look after Bailey. She was well looked after in a homely environment & easily accessible in Limerick. Barbara was very obliging and was able to take Bailey at short notice which was much appreciated. I will definitely use them again .

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About Barbara's Home

Accepted pets

Dog sex
Female & Male
Cats
all kinds
Small animals
rodents, rabbits, ...

Barbara's home

An apartment
A small outdoor area
Has no kids
24/7 supervision
Emergency transport

Skills

Specific Skills

I speak English
+20 years of experience

Both my partner & I have up-to-date Garda Clearance due to our roles (Professional working with the public, & student on placement)

Experience with

Animal welfare as a volunteer

Stats

<5h
Response time
100%
Response rate
1w ago
Last activity
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Barbara

Barbara

It's A Dogs Life

Limerick
Dog Boarding
24h stay, at sitter's home
5 EUR for each additional pet
12 EUR
/night
All services and rates

Cancellation policy: Flexible

Full refund if cancelled before noon one day before the booking, 50% refund afterwards

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