Stay at home dog lover seeks dog for companionship and fun

Service Pick up and/or drop off Fee *
Dog Boarding No €25
Holiday Rate €28

* The rates do not include Gudog's commission.

Amended availability in the last 2 months

  • Available for bookings
  • Not available

I stay at home everyday working with my computers and exercising after suffering a stroke seven years ago! It's nice to care for a pleasant dog while doing these things! I'm assisted by my 11 year old son, Robert, who loves dogs, especially those requiring long walks and play!

My peaceful home is located in a quiet cul-de-sac without passing traffic; it has hardwood flooring throughout and a 24/7 monitored Phonewatch security system (with 5 key holders on call)! The large residential site is surrounded by 6-feet high perimeter walls on two of four sides and a hedge and gates to the front ; the detached bungalow sits on a large concreted area with a large garden and Frankfield golf course to the rear! The nearest Veterinary clinic is 1 km away!

I've previously cared for a Jack Russell Terrier in my home for two years (2015 and 2016)! When I attended UCC (10 years), I looked after guide dog puppies! I couldn't part with the second one even though it had a genetic defect of the hip joint [egg and socket joint rather than a ball and socket!] so I kept it for years until it passed away! The first puppy regrettably was born blind and together with its siblings had to be destroyed! A devastating experience for me!

I've a calm, gentle temperament as well as academic qualifications and training in animal nutrition and dietetics!
My only son, Robert, loves dogs and enjoys playing with them on a leash in the large back garden as well as on walks in the estate and Frankfield golf course!
I prefer to care for one dog at a time in order to give it my complete and undivided attention while it's separated from its owner!
I provide regular text and photo updates by SMS during stays!
Guest dogs are free throughout the day and night to explore my open plan home to find the location that they feel most comfortable and secure in; I never use a cage;and, if deemed necessary, I'll keep the guest dog in my bedroom overnight within arm's reach to ease any owner separation anxiety it may have!
Bedding, food, toys, treats and water are always available throughout the day and night [except treats of course!]!
With about six visitors to my home every day, the guest dog will always enjoy plenty of attention and stimulation throughout the day to compliment the peace and quiet of the night!

Average rating
Dog Boarding Rate
€25 / night
City Cork
Address Frankfield DouglasCork
Type of property House
Outdoor areas Garden
Outdoor size

Other clients' reviews of Bill

& Ruby

January 2020

We think Ruby had a great time (shame she can't talk!) and a lot of walks. Bill is a little reserved but warm person and he let Ruby stay on his couch (which she normally does at home but I forgot to ask about sleeping arrangements beforehand:-) I also asked for photos and Bill sent two. Great location, we will be back at some stage!

& Teddy

November 2019

Thanks to Bill for minding our dog and looking after him so well.

& Holly

September 2019

I would highly recommend Bill he understands the dogs requirements and makes them feel at home. He sent us updates which was very reassuring as our dog Holly is 12 and can be stressed when not at home. This was not the case with bill she had a lot of attention and was in her routine she very relaxed and happy throughout her stay.

& Max

August 2019

We left our Staffy Max with Bill for a long weekend and we cant recommend Bill and his Son Robert highly enough. We got plenty of updates and pictures throughout his stay. Max was very happy and we could clearly see he was well looked after. Bill is a real gentleman and a dog lover - Thanks Again !

& Polly

April 2019

I found Bill excellent. His experience not only kept Polly (my Collie) happy, I felt at complete ease and was able to enjoy my 2 week trip even more. One thing - I did notice a slight hesitation from Polly to come back home with me!! Many Thanks Bill!

& Mak

April 2019

We would just like to acknowledge the excellent service provided by Bill. Our dog Mak spent 4 night with Bill, who kept us well informed during the whole time. When we collected Mak he was cheerful and energetic, and it was obvius that he had a great time. We would have no hesitation in recommending Bill to any pet owner who would be seeking a quality pet sitter who is responsible and love dogs. We look forward to engaging your service with all of our future holidays.

& Lucky

December 2018

My dog Lucky spent one night with Bill, they had such a lovely time with walks and Lucky enjoyed pkaying with Bill's son. He also updated me with pictures about their time together.
Thanks so much!

& Rex

November 2018

We very much appreciate Bill looking after our dog Rex for the first time. We received regular updates during his stay. I would highly recommend Bill. He is a true dog person.

& Buddy

September 2018

Buddy went to stay with Bill as we had a family wedding, he is 9 years old and it was his first time being looked after outside of family so you can imagine we were quite anxious, but I can say that he was well looked after by Bill and his son Robert with regular updates and pictures. I would not hesitate to avail of their services in the future , thank you so much , regards liz

& Bella

August 2018

We collected a happy and well looked-after puppy after two weeks. Bill gave us regular updates so we were assured throughout her stay that she was well looked after.
Would have no problem reconmending Bill