Dog Walking, Daycare & Holiday Care

Listing #: 436351490
Business name: Best Friend's Friend
Location: St. Albans
Christchurch City
About: I am a long time animal lover/owne­r and have been offering quality care of pets since 2012. I have a qualificat­ion in Dog Psychology and Training.
Services offered: I provide dog walking services, doggie daycare, and overnight & holiday care.
Areas serviced: Christchur­ch area around Merivale, St Albans, Mairehau, Papanui, Redwood, Shirley.
Availability: Call, text or email me to check availabili­ty. For quickest response use text.
I offer doggie daycare and overnight holiday care for suitable dogs in my own home, as well as pick up and drop off dog walking. I will exercise and spend time with your beloved four legged friends, so they are not bored or lonely. I will reinforce and assist with training of basic obedience and good behaviour. You will see from the messages, photos and videos I send you that they are happy, healthy and in good hands. So you can relax.

I have many regular clients who's pets consider my home their second home - no kennels or crates unless they want them. I treat all doggie guests like my own dog, and take them for walks and to the park...they can lounge on the sofa or deck as well. I feel honoured to care for them, and extremely fortunate to do "work" that I love so much. I know it's a big deal trusting someone else with your beloved pooch so I take great care, and appreciate that trust.

For everyone's wellbeing, dogs must be gentle and sociable with no destructive habits and not bark excessively. They must also be fixed and fully up to date with vaccinations, flea and worm treatments.

I assess all new clients with at least one trial daycare or walk before accepting them on an ongoing basis.

My charges are:

1 hr dog walk: $25
(travel charges apply if you are more than 5km from my place)
Trial daycare $35
Doggie daycare (7:30am to 6pm): $35 per day (+$5 after 6pm)
Holiday care in my own home: $45 per overnight (10% discount after 2 weeks)

Please call or email me if your requirements are outside those listed. If I can accommodate your needs I will.

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Carolyn looks after my 2 boys, Robbie (2 year old Jack Russel) and Elias (15 year old Jack Russel x) , 4 days a week or when I'm out of town travelling. They love spending time with her and Echo and can't wait to get there and enjoy their day. Carolyn treats them as her own and often sends me updates throughout the day. I'm pretty fussy about who looks after them but have 100% confidence that they are cared for and loved when I'm not around. I can't recommend BFF and Carolyn highly enough.
pclam (24 24 positive feedback)  Sat 11 Mar
I was given 'Best Friends Friend' home made dog food to try, as it's just meat veggies, eggs and rice. My dog is 8 years old and has always had a sensitive tummy, she has been on a fixed diet since a puppy as her stomach is easily upset. I was pleasantly surprised to find my old girl loved the food and had no reaction at all. We highly recommend the food which comes conveniently cut and frozen ready to use in 1kg bags. 1 happy dog 'Bella'.
dhippo (41 41 positive feedback)  Wed 22 Feb
Roxy, my 6 year old Fox Terrier X absolutely loves going to Daycare. I can tell she has a good day, when she gets in the car and is instantly asleep.Carolyn is great with the dogs and they all adore her, you can see just how much when you visit. Working early and having other commitments, Carolyn has kindly been flexible and allowed Roxy to be dropped off early hours and picked up late hours. Thank you for your love and energy you share with Roxy, it gives me peace of mind when she is with you
smilinkare13 (20 20 positive feedback)  Fri 19 Jun
Jogi is 11 he is blind & he lost his life time companion last year, resulting in separation anxiety. He goes to Carolyn every day & regularly stays the night. He loves his adventures to the beach and parks, Carolyn's home is the dogs second home, she has a excellent understanding of dog behaviour. I trust her implicitly with Jogi and there are extremely few people I would say that about . I can highly recommend Carolyn for quality and loving care in a relaxed home environment .
debz92 (95 95 positive feedback) Address Verified Jan 2019  Tue 09 Dec
Thank you so much for your excellent care of my dog Ned. He really loved his visits to you, so happy to be left and have fun! Liz
eeaton (44 44 positive feedback)  Sat 06 Dec
Had a great experience with Carolyn looking after our young cat for 10 days. We had regular text updates on how the little fella was doing. Came home to a really happy and relaxed cat. Would highly recommend.
cgareze (127 127 positive feedback)  Fri 17 Jan
Carolyn is great, we always know Beau has a happy day when is stays with Carolyn. It is nice to be able to not worry about him when we have to go away. Thanks
jimbob33 (872 872 positive feedback)  Tue 14 May
I have no hesitation in highly recommending Carolyn. She lovingly fed and spent time with our cat Chloe whilst we were away for 11 days. Subsequently we returned to a happy cat, in addition to having our mail collected, bins put out and pot plants watered. She offers a fantastic service and we really appreciated it. Thanks
nz68 (0 0 positive feedback) Address Verified Jul 2014  Wed 02 Jan
Once again Carolyn took loving care of our Bichons. We have no issues with her care of our babies & can recommend Carolyn as a reliable & caring dog minder. Thankyou Carolyn
maggiemae3 (0 0 positive feedback)  Sun 16 Dec
I was very happy to find and meet Carolyn, who took our dogs for daily walks while we were overseas. She sent us texts with updates and left great little notes about their daily escapades, for us to read when we got back. She is a natural with animals and I felt like our little dogs were in great hands and being cared for while we were away. I will definitely use her services again.
arenzo (392 392 positive feedback) Address Verified Dec 2019  Fri 23 Nov
Carolyn visits Millie, our 4-month old Golden Retriever, three times a week to play and feed her lunch. We love knowing she has company during the day with someone who is such an animal lover. The little notes Carolyn leaves about their time together are great, we love coming home to read them! Carolyn also helps out with reinforcing training and often brings her own dog which is great for socialisation. She takes great care of Millie and we would definitely recommend her to anyone.
amie9 (102 102 positive feedback)  Sun 12 Aug
Bella loves her twice weekly walks in all weathers to new and exciting places also meeting new dogs. Carolyn is completely reliable and professional And obviously loves what she does. I can thoroughly recommend her to others. Melanie Westland
no.4 (13 13 positive feedback)  Tue 17 Jul
I was really worried about finding a loving & caring person to look after my 2 Bichons for 5 days while we were away. I needn't have worried. After meeting with Carolyn & Echo (her own dog) I had no concerns at all. My dogs had a home away from home. Every day we were away I received txts assuring me my pets were happy & well. I can thoroughly recommend Carolyn.Grateful thanks.
maggiemae3 (0 0 positive feedback)  Tue 17 Jul
Our dog Rosie loves her twice weekly outings with Carolyn, and we love the notes Carolyn leaves telling us about their time together.Carolyn is a true animal lover and we have no hesitation in recommending her and we are sure this will be a long friendship all round.
letto (208 208 positive feedback)  Mon 02 Apr
Carolyn looks after our husky puppy (9-months) for 2 days a week and does an amazing job! He returns happy and content with having her company all day. Without Carolyn's dog sitting we would have one bored dog with time on his paws to destroy things!! We would thoroughly recommend Carolyn.
patricktodd (103 103 positive feedback)  Thu 29 Mar
Carolyn looked after our 2 collies in her own home for 6 weeks while we were overseas. They came back happy, healthy and very well exercised. We received messages and photos letting us know how the dogs were doing during our time away. Both we and the dogs are now much happier when we go away – no more kennels. Carolyn now walks our dogs and is greeted enthusiastically by them every time she comes to the door. She is completely reliable and professional, and loves what she does.
fred99 (40 40 positive feedback) Address Verified Jun 2018  Wed 25 Jan
Carolyn's care of our cat while we were away was fantastic - she went above and beyond and assisted in keeping not only the treasured family pet well-cared for but also sorted out several things for us that we had not considered while we were away. We definitely will be using her services again for the next holiday and highly recommend her to others - Cameron Crawford
clc3 (31 31 positive feedback)  Mon 23 Jan
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