Services Offered

Day Care


If you work full time or have plans that require you to be out for the day, I offer a day care service, which entails your dog coming to stay with me in the comfort of my home for the day, which includes their usual exercise routine. 

I only ever care for a maximum of 5 dogs at one time, enabling me the luxury of providing the individual attention they need and deserve. 

You can drop them off in the morning and collect them in the evening, safe in the knowledge that they are secure and content. 




Ideal if you are planning a holiday, business trip, a weekend away or just an overnight stay. 

Whilst dog kennels may be suitable for some dogs, they can sometimes feel impersonal, be busy and loud which can be stressful for dogs. 

I provide exclusive round the clock care from my calm quiet household. They can roam freely around the home and secure medium sized garden. Beds are dotted around for their ease and comfort. They can even share my sofas if they wish! 

I ensure they still benefit from their home-from-home comforts, whilst enjoying plenty of exercise, fuss, play time, and quiet time.


A Bit About Me


Why choose me?

My 1:5 human/dog ratio allows me the capacity to offer you and your dog a premium home based care service.  By not over-crowding, I can afford you both personal time and attention. I ensure no dog is ever overlooked or unattended to. I always spend quality time getting to know each dog specifically; just like us humans, they are all different with their own little quirks.  My expertise are in rescues, nervous and elderly dogs. I am a Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Practitioner, and qualified in Dog First Aid & Emergency Canine Care.


My Resident Dog

Upon losing my dear 12 year old Staffie Cross Missy (right), suddenly on 7th August 2018, my whole world fell apart. She came into my life by chance as a long term boarder. Her elderly owner could no longer care for her due to health issues, so I took her on as my own. She became the "light of my life", so her passing left a huge hole in my heart and home. 

It was the amazing support I received from the Blue Cross Pet Bereavement service during my time of intense grief that helped me through my loss, and consequently propelled me into completing their Pet Bereavement Training Course in Missy's memory.

R.I.P. Missy 7.8.18


Five months later, still struggling with the loss of Missy, I ventured to Last Chance Animal Shelter in Edenbridge last December, only to come across a lovely 6 year old Staffie Cross, called Roxie (left). She had been found wandering around some fields in Crawley. A kind lady had taken her in and luckily she found her way to the shelter.  

On scanning her chip, they revealed her date of birth to be the 21st Dec. I couldn't believe it - the exact same date I was standing there purely by chance!. I knew then and there it was meant to be; it turned out to be her best birthday and my best Christmas present...ever. 

She is sweet-natured, calm and takes my job in her stride. 

These wonderful animals seem to come into our lives when we need them the most....


Frequently asked questions


Where will you walk my dog?

I will walk your dog at local parks, woodlands, ponds and nature reserves. They must have good recall and ideally be off lead. I feel all parties have a better experience off lead. The dogs get more exercise and can interact with each other better, and I then have two hands free to attend to the pack if needed. 

How many dogs do you care for at once?

Although my licence is for 5 dogs (incl. resident), I rarely have more than 4 dogs in my care at once. I feel this is adequate for one person to be able to suitably monitor and sensibly care for the group. During very busy periods I do occasionally have 5, but they are regulars, who I know very well and the dogs usually know each other.

Are you insured, licenced & DBS checked?

Yes, I have up to £1m Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance with Royal Sun Alliance. I hold an Animal Boarding Licence with Bromley Council (Licence No. 17/00855/ANIMAB), a clean Basic Disclosure Certificate & Driving Licence.

How do I book you?

Day-Care: contact me detailing the days of the week required. I will respond with availability and arrange a time for us to meet up face-to-face at my house, so you can both meet my resident dog and see where they will potentially be staying. If you feel we are the right fit for you, I will then email your booking confirmation, quotation and relevant forms for completion.

Boarding: let me know what dates you would like, if I can accommodate you, I will respond arranging a time for you to visit my house. If you wish to proceed, we can arrange the over-night trial and completion of the pet profile. If the trial is a success, a 25% non-refundable deposit is payable and I can then confirm your booking.

Please note: The trial fee is still payable even if unsuccessful.

What should I bring for my dog's stay?

I require the completed Pet Profile & Contract, together with copies of vaccinations for ALL dogs I look after. For day care, only a lead is needed. I provide poo bags, water, beds and small treats. For boarding, please bring ALL food for the entire stay (any food I have to provide will be charged), lead, bowls, bed, coats (if cold & worn), favourite toys and any large treats or medication they may have. You may also like to bring an item of your clothing to put in your dogs bed if you wish, this will help them to settle in.

What happens in the case of an emergency?

In the unlikely event of an emergency, I will of course try to contact you first, alternatively, your secondary contacts. I will keep you/them regularly updated.

Additional Information

  • Please note I do not board puppies, unsociable, aggressive or dogs that are not house-trained. I do not board un-castrated males or un-spayed bitches. Any dog registered under the Dangerous Dogs Act (1991) are also not accepted.
  • All dogs must be able to be left for very short periods (without separation anxiety symptoms) and be happy to sleep in the kitchen/lounge at night-times with resident dog and/or other boarding dogs - no exceptions.
  • All vaccinations must be up to date, including worming and flea treatments (copies required). *Kennel cough preferred*.
  • Please note I require a "meet & greet" before I agree to take on ANY dog.
  • I always require an over-night trial for all new boarding dogs. The fee is still payable regardless of outcome.
  • Your booking is not confirmed until the trial has been successfully completed, deposit paid & paperwork received.
  • Collection & drop off service is included for walking only. Day-care and boarding dogs are to be delivered and collected yourself at the agreed times. I can provide a transport service for a small fee if required.
  • All dogs must arrive with their own food to cover the entire stay. I can provide food (wet & dry) for a small fee. Whilst I cannot cater for medical diets, I do however, have a grain free option and only use high quality products.


Customer Comments

B Hogben, Beckenham

Donna is a very caring, warm and friendly person, who I have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending as someone you could trust implicitly with your dog. 

Donna provides a high calibre, reliable and flexible service and having now used her, I wouldn’t want my little dog, Gizmo, to go anywhere else.

A Hillier, West Wickham

Donna has walked and looked after my two dogs on numerous occasions, including a week when I was in Mexico. I have no hesitation recommending Donna as she is reliable and extremely loving and caring. When I leave them with her I know they will be treated as if they were her own.

J Cain, New Addington

Well what can my husband and I say, nothing but great things about Donna. We have a Labrador who was 9 months old when we contacted her. Our Bobby was so scared and wary of other dogs, however since Donna has been caring for him, what a massive improvement we've seen. We're totally at ease with her, she is so patient and loving towards animals.

Mr I Price, Beckenham

Finding and trusting someone with your best friend for a week is difficult. Donna made the choice easy. Her professionalism from the start, her bubbly friendly nature all help of course, but outstanding is her obvious love and devotion to the dogs in her care.  Simba immediately felt at home and was calm and relaxed when we visited. We felt at ease but Simba made the final decision by being so obviously impressed!
Whilst we were away, daily photos and videos reassured us, and became addictive – we waited for the next instalment! That extra contact was brilliant and made a big difference. I can thoroughly recommend Donna and would happily speak to any potential clients.  We know that Simba loved his time with her and that we now have a regular solution for the times when we need a little help with his care.  It is a delight to endorse Donna’s services.

A Botham, Keston

We are so grateful to have found Donna to look after our little 15 year old blind rescue. She is extremely caring and compassionate with Daisy and loves her as though she is her own dog. It doesn't matter whether we just need Donna to take Daisy for a walk, to look after her for the day or even keep her overnight .... she is 100% reliable. We can wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a dog walker/dog sitter.

L Stedman, Orpington

I cannot recommend Donna highly enough. She is caring, considerate, kind and extremely reliable. She provides feedback whilst caring for my dog which is lovely. Charlie is a Bichon who is very bonded to me but he absolutely adores Donna and trots off happily with her without a backward glance. I am able to have time off totally secure in the knowledge that my little dog is extremely happy and completely safe.

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Coleman's Canines

BR2 6BN, Keston, Greater London, England, United Kingdom

07976 781366 / 01689 496116



08:00 – 18:00


08:00 – 18:00


08:00 – 18:00


08:00 – 18:00


08:00 – 18:00


By Appointment


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Documents & Articles

Insurance Certificate - June 2020 (pdf)


Dog First Aid Certificate - March 2019 (JPG)


Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Practitioner Certificate (jpg)


Basic Disclosure Certificate (jpg)


What I Do - Keston Magazine Article - Feb-Mar 2019 (pdf)


Coleman's Canines - Contract & Pet Profile (pdf)


Bromley Council Boarding Licence - Coleman's Canines 2019 - 2020 (jpg)


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