ChristchurchK9 Dog Boarding and Walking Services in Christchurch, Dorset
We are Steve and Sanne based in central Christchurch and for many years have had wide ranging experience in working, training, breeding and owning dogs of all types. Our methodology in dog care ensures that all the dogs who come into our contact receives the ultimate care and protection, mixed with fun, healthy walks and a rewarding time.
Your dog will live with us just like one of our family. No cages or kennels and they will be free to relax or roam in our large ground floor house and safe, secured garden. We will stay in contact with you with photos or video links of your dog anywhere in the world, helping you relax in the knowledge that your dog is safe and comfortable during their stay.
We will feed your dog on his/her’s normal diet, following your instructions on timings, quantities and frequencies. Dogs will also be exercised twice a day.
We walk the dogs in some of the best walking districts in Dorset and Hampshire including St. Catherine’s Hill, Hengistbury Head, Holmsley to name a few. Your dog will be collected in an air conditioned vehicle, taken to a carefully selected safe walking area and then exercised and returned home happy.
Should you have the need to be out all day, we can drop into your house, feed and let your dog into your garden, with lots of cuddles and fuss included.
Before we start walking or boarding any dog, we meet the dog and their owners to discuss your requirements. We meet you and your dog at a convenient time so that we can get to know your dog and vice versa.
We hold a Canine First Aid Certificate and we are fully insured, Christchurch Council registered and CRB checked.
“Our 5 year old Westie boy has just enjoyed a mini-break over the Easter Bank Holiday with Sanne and Steve. I would certainly recommend Christchurch K9 for home boarding as the whole process was both seamless and stress-free..”
“Steve and Sanne were able to fit Rupert in at the last moment. He had a lovely weekend and was very relaxed and happy when we collected him. He is a young dog and he can get anxious, but they all made him very welcome and he clearly enjoyed all the walks and fuss he got. We would happily take him back and would highly recommend them to others. ”
“First time for my little girl to be looked after by someone away from home. She was thoroughly spoilt and had a great time. Thank you Sanne and Steve, you do a great job. ”
- Michelle Barter
“What a wonderful find ChristchurchK9 ha been. Harry can be a little reserved but he's now found a new and loving home. We couldn't have asked for better care and attention. Receicing daily updates, pictures and video gave us all the reassurance that our 'little man' was looked after and was enjoying his 'holiday'. We will recommend ChristchurchK9 to everybody but not when we need Harry to have another holiday! Thank you again. Ian Garman ”
- Ian Garman
“Just picked up cracker from his first stay with Sanne and Steve, I can’t recommend them enough, cracker has been made part of the family and thoroughly spoilt. It was lovely having photos showing cracker looking so spoilt! Cracker even had a goodbye kiss for Sanne when we picked him up! I am so pleased to find Sanne and Steve and so happy Cracker had such a lovely place to stay, 5* xx Lesley Morritt ”
- Lesley Morritt
“Bertie,my Border Terrier, has just had another brilliant holiday with Sanne, Steve and Charlie so much care attention and love I think he's missing the company now he's home. I loved receiving all the photos I could see how much he enjoyed staying there. He is going back for Christmas . Hazel and Bertie”
- Hazel White
“We are delighted with the dog care provided by Sanne and Steve. They are very friendly and welcoming and genuinely concerned for the welfare of their visitors. We would recommend them wholeheartedly and look forward to seeing them again soon. ”
- Rhona Benton
“Sanne and Steve are so caring and warm and welcoming. Their dog sitting service blew me away. They are professional and thorough and were willing to find out exactly what my dog liked and needed. Throughout his stay they kept me updated on how he was doing and even sent details of how far they had walked with accompanying photos. They run their business with true professionalism and dedication. I would highly recommend Sanne and Steve if you have a four-legged friend that you wish to ensure is really well taken care of whilst you are away. Julie Connery, Bournemouth”
- Julie Connery
“It was such a relief to be away from home knowing that our very special (and very large) boy was so well taken care of. Thank you to Sanne Friis Baker and Steve Spud Friis Baker at Christchurch K9 for the top notch service. Hudson is looking forward to his next holiday. Christchurch K9 ”
- Sue Benoke
“Steve was able to help us out at short notice. He came to the house to play, fed and let Gibbs our puppy out. I got texts to know that all was fine with Gibbs. I would definitely recommend ChristchurchK9 and will use them again. Thank you! 🐾”
- Melanie Whibley
“My lab has recently stayed with the fabulous Sanne & Steve. He was made to feel at home straight away in their house and was treated as an honoured and much loved guest. They take the job very seriously and I would have no qualms at all about leaving him there again. I am thrilled to have found such a safe haven for our dog. ”
- Tanaz Anderton
“I found Christchurch K9 last minute, after our sitter fell through for my 9 month old Golden Retriever pup Yogi. What started as a crisis turned into great luck, as I got to meet Sanne and Steve. Experienced with dogs of all ages and energies, they took incredible care of my 'more than a handful', chewy, swamp dwelling pup and loved him as one of their own (even when he rolled in fox poo!). Their own Labrador, Charlie, proved a great mentor for Yogi and i was sent regular pictures and updates of their adventures. Their beautiful home is set up as an ideal environment for all dogs, both safe and comfy. I couldn't recommend them enough and Christchurch K9 will now always be my first call if I ever need a sitter! ”
- Lauren Burgess
“Very impressed with the care and attention given by Steve and Sanne. It was very evident that Barney our standard schnauzer had had a super time in their home. In fact, he sulked when we brought him home! We have booked two more 'holidays' for him already!”
- Paul And Diana
“We picked Millie up today from a weekend stay with Steve and Sanne, we were unsure about leaving our dog with anyone but they make such a fuss of her and sent pictures of what she was up to which reassured us that she was happy. Will be using CCK9 again”
- Maria Pinney
“We think Jack thoroughly enjoyed his stay - and he certainly looked happy in all the photos you sent us, which was a lovely touch. Steve and Sanne treat their doggy guests as one of their own and we will recommend them to anyone. Thanks for taking such good care of Jack! ”
- Paul Ramp
“Thank you so much to Steve and Sanne for looking after Max for 5 days whilst we visited family. They gave regular picture updates which was lovely. Our worries were put to bed soon after leaving him in capable hands. He loved his holiday with you, charlie and the other dogs and has literally crashed out! He's never been so quiet! We highly recommend them. ”
- Cathy Hague
“My husband and I were absolutely thrilled to see our Labrador George have so much fun whilst we were away. Christchurch K9 were very professional and so welcoming which put our minds at rest. George is still exhausted from all the lovely long walks and he didn't miss us an ounce with all the company he had. It really is a luxury home from home for dogs and they treat your fur baby just as you would! Their expertise was so evident in all that they did. They go above and beyond and yet are so reasonably priced for all of the effort they go to. A particular favourite touch of ours was all the photos and reassuring updates. Thank you both! Xx ”
- Rebecca Allwood
““I have had the pleasure of staying at Sanne and Steve home on several occasions. I rarely see some people that are more dogs loving and happy than them. They really want to get out into nature with their dogs Molly and Charlie, and from here, just a memory and thought must be sent to Molly. Do use "ChristchurchK9.co.uk Dog Walking and Boarding Services in Christchurch, Dorset" and you will not regret this. They have my approval; as loving and professional people who only wish to do the best for your dog. ” Henrik Friis”
- Henrik Friis
“We met Steve and Sanne, 4 years ago, when we were looking for our 1st puppy. We discovered a couple who cared deeply about the health and welfare of their dogs and were always available to give us support and advice as new dog owners. We stayed in contact and when their dogs had a 2nd litter, we were keen to have another puppy from them. They are trustworthy and reliable and passionate about providing a safe and happy environment for animals in their care.” Jane Criox, Wiltshire 2017 ”
- Jane Criox
“Left the dog with Steve and Sanne over the weekend while I was away.. When I came to pick him up he didn't want to leave ! Great to have such good dog people in my local area. ”
“Leaving my dog with Sanne and Steve is like leaving her with a member of my own family. I can totally relax knowing she will receive the same home from home love and care. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Book early to avoid disappointment!”
- Michelle Mcaneny-Holt
“Great place. They treat the dogs so well, and their service is top notch! I highly recommend Christchurch K9.”
- Maria Camilla Sperring Argiris
“Steve and Sanne are caring people who, clearly, have a natural affection for dogs. Holly (a whippet) spent several days in the care of Steve and Sanne and she appeared reluctant to leave when the time came. During her stay, we received regular updates and photos to assure us that all was well. I would also mention their able assistant - Charlie (a beautiful, brown Labrador, who is Steve and Sanne's own dog) who took Holly under his wing from day one and helped to make Holly's stay a good one. Thank you Steve and Sanne. Jenny and John.”
- John And Jenny
“Our dog Julio had such a good overnight stay and very much enjoyed his time with Steve and Sanne's dog Charlie. I am completely comfortable leaving him in their care and enjoy the regular updates of what he is up to whether its a lovely walk or just picture of his afternoon nap with Charlie. Cannot recommend them enough!”
- Jorge Rios