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Crazy about dogs - Dog Home Boarder in St Albans, Redbourn, Hemel 

Harpenden areas in Hertfordshire

Welcome, dog lovers, whether a you like big dogs or small, fluffy ones or short haired, one things for sure, we all love our dogs!!!  Julie Radfords dog walking & day care is here to help you when you're busy or need a holiday!

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My own dogs Milly (Chihuahua X) Jasper (Hungarian Vizsla) & Freya (Hungarian Vizsla) love to rip up toys, chase squirrels & sit on our laps (even the big ones) My love of all things furry has brought me to what i love, and that's looking after, playing with, and walking our best friends, I realise going to work all day is necessary, & we all hate leaving our babies at home!!.

Dog's just wanna have fun!

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About Us
Sometimes being man’s best friend is a ruff gig. Training and caring for my humans is an arduous but rewarding process. I (along with Milly & Freya) am responsible for ensuring they get their daily walks.  I never know when they might dare to run errands without me to protect them, or eat food without first using my keen nose to inspect it. They never acknowledge that a mere drizzle of my drool adds so much flavor. I feel that it’s wrong for them to keep such deliciousness to themselves.

Crazy about dogs

My Mum Julie & Dad Mark, love us so much, I think they think we are actual people sometimes.. but we love our lives, we are a bit spoilt, but look at us, what's not to spoil!! Woof!!  My mum is happy to look after girls in season, she knows its a tricky time for girls, & will ensure your girl/s are kept away from us naughty boys!  Mum says she cant look after dogs who are not well socialised, or boys who still have their bits as it can cause an argument with other dogs, also older doggies aren't a problem either, but just call my mum & she will always try & help.  Julie Radfords doggy daycare & Home boarding..

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“We cannot rate Julie highly enough. We left our fur child King the Hungarian Vizsla with her for 9 nights and couldn’t have been happier! Daily updates on his day, who he had been playing with and what new girlfriends he was wooing. He’s normally a Lone Ranger when he’s out walking at home so it was great experience for him to socialise. I wouldn’t think of anywhere else to leave our little boy. He was treated like Julies own and it really put our mind at ease knowing he was so well taken care of! ”

- Faye

“I am always worrying about leaving Rodney when I go away but this is the first time in 5 years I haven’t worried. Rodney went for a sleep over and couldn’t wait to get in and didn’t want to leave! Highly recommended and Rodney will be definite going back. Cannot recommend enough, fantastic service and so welcoming x ”

- Kate

“We had to leave our beautiful little boxer pup Luna who is 10 months old as we were going away for two weeks this was tough for us as we have never left her before and was really nervous, after being highly recommended through a family friends we contacted Julie and took Luna around for a visit we were amazed by her setup it was like a doggy hotel Luna loved it from the off and Julie made us feel very welcome and totally reassured us. When it was time for Luna to stay Julie was amazing she made sure we had daily updates, videos and pictures were sent letting us know how’s Luna was which was brilliant as we were missing her like crazy I will definitely be using Julie again Luna loved her time there with all the other dogs who kept her very busy and Julie who made sure she was getting lots of love ”

- Keeley mckenzie

“Our Vizsla Darcy stayed with Julie for 3 weeks over Easter and had a great time. I’m very particular about who I leave her with but right from the first communication with Julie I knew I could entirely trust her and that I would be leaving Darcy in very capable hands. Julie is so caring and knowledgeable and absolutely loves dogs! She provided me with daily videos and updates so I could see what Darcy had been up to and I could enjoy my holiday knowing that Darcy was enjoying hers. I would highly recommend Julie and will definitely use her again. ”

- Karen Manley

“In August our pup Autumn stayed with Julie for three nights and has stayed with her again since. From the moment I first contacted Julie I felt very comfortable about leaving autumn. She put me at ease as I felt slightly concerned about how mad our viszla was. When I met Julie I knew Autumn was in very capable hands and would be well cared for. Not only is she a lovely person she also understands the crazy breed! I will use Julie when ever I need help.”

- Jo Pratt-Heaton

“I’m very pleased with such a good care for my 9 months old lab and other dogs too. My dog was there few times and he loved it. I wouldn’t go anywhere else, as it’s difficult to find good dog boarder. Julie is amazing, she adviced me to go to the vet with my pup as he was swaying his bum too much whilst walk. When I went to the vet they confirmed on Xray that he has hip dysphasia. If she didn’t mentioned it I wouldn’t be aware that something is wrong. Im so grateful for her advice. Thank you so much. ”

- Martina

“Our Hungarian Vizsla has spent time with Julie on a number of occasions and I would not hesitate to go back or recommend her to others. Inca has so much fun and is so incredibly well looked after. Julie treats all dogs as her own, she puts canine welfare above all else and the dogs have the most wonderful walks and activities with her (plus I am sent videos, pictures and updates throughout each visit). We are so happy to have found Julie and know that Inca could not be in better hands when we have to go away.”

- Sue Offord

“Julie was amazing with our dog. We left Miska with Julie for 2 weeks whilst going on holiday. We got updates and video multiple times a day showing what a brilliant time Miska was having. We could not have found a better home away from home. Would not hesitate to use Julie again. ”

- Charlotte Harber

“Crazy about dogs is so much better than a boarding kennels. Julie is so welcoming and clearly loves dogs. There are no concrete kennels and the dogs are free to roam and play safely it’s more of a doggy holiday. The dogs also have two long walks a day. My dog loved being there and getting regular updates was so reassuring. ”

- Mandy

“Our last minute summer holiday wouldn't go ahead if not help of Julie and Liz! Looked after my dog for a week and she came back very happy and confident! We have received daily updates and will definitely use Julie again in future.”

- Emily

“ I highly recommend Julie Radford's home boarding services. We have a 3.5 year old Hungarian vizsla boy Rusty, who had a bad experience last year at a different boarding place and since then he has become nervous around certain dogs. We wanted to find a boarder who understands the needs of our dog and can offer a happy and safe environment for him while we're away on holiday. Julie has exceeded our expectations and gone above and beyond. First she visited us to meet Rusty, then he had a sleepover to see if he'd settle well. Rusty had a great time and we felt reassured that he would be looked after by Julie like one of her own. We loved the twice daily photo and video updates which clearly showed how much fun Rusty was having. Julie is 100 percent dedicated, professional, patient and so caring! She absolutely loves dogs!! She provides a safe and fun home-from-home environment for the dogs in her care. She doesn't only take vizslas, she is also very knowledgable about and experienced in other breeds and trained as a canine first aider. We only wish we had found Julie much sooner!!”

- Szilvia Kidd

“Julie looked after Bruno for 9 days as It was our first holiday since having him. Bruno is a 9 month French Bulldog who has not been separated from us since we had a 9 weeks. He took to Julie and Mark and appeared to have a great time with the human plus all the other dogs. We got at least two videos from Julie every day on top of Whatsapp messages. I would highly recommend Julie to look after your baby. ”

- PShah

“Our 2 year old Hungarian Vizsla has just spent 10 nights with Julie & Mark. He had a lovely time and was treated like a member of the family - highly recommend ”

- Tara Hawes

“Very happy with the service provided by Liz & Julie. Was happy on holiday knowing the dogs were well looked after in their own home. Thanks guys for your professionalism and kindness. Your passion for dogs beams.”

- Sophie Joanne picton

“My 12 year old English Pointer Holly and 2 year old Hungarian vizsla hector stayed with Julie for a week in June the dogs had a fabulous week with Julie and we really enjoyed the video updates. Have to go away more often so that the dogs can go and stay with Julie more! ”

- Celia

“Dogs had a fabulous week with Julie and we really enjoyed the video updates. Have to go away more often so that the dogs can go and stay with Julie more! ”

- Celia

“Hungarian Vizsla. Our 10 month old dog, Bud stayed with Julie & Mark for 4 nights whist we went on a short break. They kept us updated by sending constant pictures and videos, we never really missed him, as we felt that we were always with him (If that makes sense ?). He got plenty of exercise and looked like he was having a FAB time, playing with all of the other dogs - Julie even let him stay in the house with her two Viz’s (And on the sofa) ! When we came to pick him up, he didn’t even seem interested in us, I think he’d had rather stayed where he was !! Great value for money .. he loved his stay and we felt like he was in good safe hands. Thanks, DEF will use again & recommend ! ”

- Tracey Stevens

“Julie is great with our 11 month old female Hungarian Vizsla. She has looked after her while we are away and also daycare, also whilst our girl was in her first season and both times we were very happy with the service. Provides lots of videos and photos when we are away and our girl loves the long regular walks/play. Very communicative and happy to adapt to any specific needs. We would highly recommend!”

- Nick Dilworth

“Our puppy Murphy has been going to Julie since he was 12 weeks old. He’s nearly 5 months now and has spent days and nights with Julie, he sat by the door and cried when she brought him home and said goodbye to him, so he obviously loves her and the time spent with her. It’s great to know he’s happy and mixing with other dogs, he comes back exhausted 💤. Julie is great, so patient and caring, she will collect and drop off, sends messages and videos through Murphy’s stay to let me know what he’s up to and she is also great with advice if I have any questions about raising, training, feeding etc a new pup. Can’t praise her enough. Thanks Julie, you have been a saviour. Donna x”

- Donna Naughton

“Julie is brilliant. Baxter is a 4 month old Weimaraner and has been going to Julie for day care since he was 12 weeks old. He loves going there and its great to receive videos of him enjoying himself and mixing with other dogs. Manon Gibson ”

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“We left our 4 month old pup for a week while we went on holiday. Julie came to our house and saw our setup replicating it at hers. All very stress free for us and Mollie. Getting daily video’s and updates was great. It was clear Mollie enjoyed her stay and Julie loves her job. Have left Mollie since for a day, and will definately be using her again. Excellent service would definatly recommend”

- Vic Berryman

“Julie is fantastic! Our 9 month frenchie pup has just come back from a weeks stay with Julie and it was obvious he had a great time! Daily videos and photo’s were sent and it was so lovely to know that he was being well cared for. Would highly recommend Julie....will definitely be using her services again. ”

- Maxine Arthur

“Our dog Nellie stayed with Julie for a week when we went away on holiday. It was Nellies first time without us for that long so before we found Crazy about Dogs we were worried about how she was going to cope...however, after meeting Julie we knew that Nellie was going to be greatly looked after and have a great holiday herself!! Nellie absolutely loved her stay and we would recommend Julie to anyone wanting a safe and fun place for their dog. The Shaws x ”

- Helen Shaw

“My Golden Retriever Missy had never spent time away from home apart from a visit to my sister when we went on holiday. She had also been to the kennels once but I couldn't bear to leave her there again. Missy originally went to Julie for a day, and the next time she stayed overnight. Missy is a barker when left alone so I was a little anxious, but Julie reassured me she had settled in well. This is such a revelation to me. Missy came back totally relaxed and I am thinking about holidays in the future - something I could not contemplate up until now. Thank you Julie.”

- sharon ensbury

“Julie has looked after our pug and Labrador on 4 occasions now and I wouldn't go to anyone else! You get daily updates and videos so you can see how much fun the dogs are having - they have made lots of right friends and always come home so tired!!. Don't hesitate to use Julie!!! ”

- Anna

“Julie has now looked after our large daft Goldendoodle Merlin on 2 occasions. He is quite highly strung but she handled him perfectly. It was lovely to receive regular updates of him enjoying his own holiday. I thoroughly recommend Crazysboutdogs”

- Pauline Foreman

“Julie looked after our boy Buddy for 10 days. We were sent daily videos which showed us how happy and cared for he was. We're so glad we've found someone to love our boy like we do. Thank you Julie. ”

- Karen condon

“Julie Crazy about dogs looked after our puppy Benji for two weeks while we where on holiday in May. He was very well looked after and spoilt. Julie sent videos daily of him playing with the other dogs which is a lovely touch. Would recommend Julie for looking after your dogs. She is a wonderful dog loving person. Who goes out of her way to make sure your doggys are happy while you are away. ”

- Denise cox

“Thank you so much for looking after Harley, our 22 month old Vizsla, for a week at Easter. This was Harley's first stay and we found Julie very welcoming and attentive to Harley's needs. Nothing was too much trouble for Julie! We looked forward to the daily photos, videos and personal update we received while away and we could see he was having a lovely time. We would recommend Crazy About Dogs to everyone and Harley will be visiting again very soon. ”

- Neil Craig

“Couldn't be happier with how Bruce's sleepover at Julie's went. She came to pay him a visit at our home to get to know him beforehand (10 year old golden retriever, quite nervous at previous dog boarders) and there is something about her that calms and reassures both dog and owner. Julie is very friendly, responsive and totally focussed on your dog and his/her welfare. Bruce had a lovely time, as we saw from the pictures and videos Julie would send to us during his stay. Her facilities are amazing and completely suit all doggy needs. We look forward to using her again soon. ”

- Beth Lubin

“We left our two very mischievous working cocker spaniel pups with Julie for nearly three weeks and I highly recommend her. All my initial concerns regarding their naughty behaviour i.e. indiscriminate chewing, eating and general vandalism were allayed, not to mention their exuberant energy and fears of running off. She sent us videos every day - whilst we were in Australia - leaving us assured of their holidaying-happiness to relax and enjoy ours. I'm so glad to have found her for their first experience away from home allowing us to confidently plan our future ones.”

- Jan Baker

“Julie looked after my Dolly for a month whilst I was away on holiday. She sent me daily videos and pictures and even upgraded Dolly to her house! Initially I thought that Dolly might get seperational anxiety, as she'd only ever been away from me for a few days with family and she was unsettled then.However, I didn't need to worry at all, as she settled into her routine very quickly with the other dogs. She made some new friends, big and small and loves returning to see Julie for a walk with all the other dogs 😊 I can't recommend her highly enough. Thank you Julie!”

- Mandy Robinson

“Julie looked after our 5 year old husky in the summer for 2 weeks and provided the attention and care needed so that the husky had a good experience as it was the first time she had stayed away from family! I would definitely recommend anyone to contact Julie for the services Crazy about dogs provides.”

- Dan

“Julie has looked after our dogs really well. I have no hesitation in recommending her to other dog owners. ”

- Judy

“Julie looks after my dog twice a week. He loves spending the day with her and can't wait to leave with her when she comes to collect him. She always sends videos of what he's been upto and he comes home exhausted but very happy. I would throughly recommend Julie to anyone who is looking for someone to look after their dogs for the day whilst at work. ”

- Elaine Bigham

“Julie fast became Mo's third owner! We can see how excited he is when she comes to collect him so we know she looks after him well! Mo often has a couple of walks a week, occasional play days and has stayed over night for up to three weeks - he came back happy and healthy (and exhausted from all the playing). The video updates Julie sends when she has him are a brilliant way to know he's been out how much fun he's having! I would highly recommend Crazy About Dogs!”

- Russ

“We've had our dog Tango stay with Julie and her dogs for 10 days and and couldn't fault her service. The dogs have a great place to stay and get very well excercised with regular video updates of their activities. I am confident that Tango is in the best of care and would highly recommend Julie's services!”

- Karen Simmons

“Julie looked after our 8 month old boxer for over 2 weeks. Zuri loved the care and attention she got and we had daily updates/videos of her holiday. Would highly recommend Julie and would gladly use her services again. ”

- Debbie Clayworth

“Julie was great with Treacle and Lula Even though Treacle is difficult and stubborn A big thank you for looking after our girls Julie and family ”

- Lorraine and vinny

“Thankyou so so much for looking after Bella! Even at short notice! I would highly recommend Julie. Bella has never been away from me and she was fussed over with photo updates for me and so well looked after. Susan Gordon ”

- Susan Gordon

“Julie has looked after my cocker spaniel, Coco, 3 times so far and each time I have felt totally confident that she has been extremely well looked after, very well exercised and generally fussed over. Coco is always pleased to see Julie and trots off happily with her when picked up. Julie is great at keeping in touch too, with regular photos/videos and text updates - I will definitely keep sending Coco to her!”

- Juliet Mackney

“I have a 11th old Cocker called Summer who has just spent 8 nights boarding with Julie. I was worried how summer would react as she has never been away from us since we got her at 8 weeks old but I shouldn't of been concerned at all! Once summer was there she had the greatest of fun meeting the other dogs and how organized the dog area was .I had daily videos of her playing I felt reassured that she was happy and secure with julie. I went to collect her and she didn't want to leave! .I'm already planning summers next stay .”

- Erica shreeves

“Julie was so patient with my very timid jack russell and made every effort to ensure he felt comfortable with her. She was also perfect for walks wih my puppy and I wouldnt hesitate in recommending her!”

- Justine

“Just want to say a massive thank you for looking after milo. He had a great time so much so that he didn't want to come home lol. Would highly recommend Julie to anyone as she does a fantastic job!!!”

- Karen Allport

“Wot can I say Julie is just absolutey fantastic she goes well and truly beyond the call of duty to make sure your dogs are happy and safe our puppy staff Henson is like a proper big baby and likes a lot of attention I can honestly say if it was not for crazy about dogs I don't think we'd b able to go on holiday would not leave him any where else so I better go cos I've got some more dates for her before she gets booked up!”

- Karen Hunter

“Julie you have been amazing! You have been very helpful and my dogs absolutely love you! Thank you for looking after them and for arranging stay with Dawn who was also great! Fab! Xx ”

- Krishma Sharman

“Perfect lady to look after your precious babies. My Mika loved her time with Julie... thank you Julie for making us feel so at ease and for making Mika feel so loved!! ”

- Andrea Forsyth

“Perfect lady to look after your precious babies. My Mika loved her time with Julie... thank you Julie for making us feel so at ease and for making Mika feel so loved!! ”

- Andrea Forsyth

“Julie is absolutely fabulous!!She is great with Skyler, always cares about her as if she's her own. She works in and around our lifestyle and is always super flexible. Julie is really lovely, loyal & trustworthy. She always sends the best videos of Skyler having a lovely time!She always goes the extra mile and has been a life saver over and over again!I highly recommend 'Crazy about dogs!!!'”

- Esther shiels

“Just wanted to pop by and say..thankyou crazyaboutdogs. .An absolutely fantastic service Super vital for me to work long hours , safe in the knowledge my pets are safe and sound and cared for..You are amazing. ..Especially love the updates on during or after the walks..I HIGHLY recommend this service to any animal lovers there. Looking for a pet service. .suzie”

- Suzie Rian

“I just want to say thank you so much to Julie for taking wonderful care of our dogs while we were away skiing. I would absolutley recommend Julie to everyone, she has just looked after our 2 mad Pointers for a week and she was amazing. When we got back they were so content I am not sure they missed us at all. The day after we got back, she came to check up on them and they spent more time cuddling her than us. She is wonderful with our dogs and provides a fantastic service, going above and beyond. Thanks so much Julie Debi x”

- Debi Harrison

“I can't necessarily comment on the quality of walk etc as I am not there and therefore can only judge the service on the reaction of my dogs to Julie.. Which can only be described as sheer excitement and joy at seeing her and the fact that they are tired out afterwards gives me the total confidence to highly recommend Julie to anyone who has dogs.. Absolutely first class service and clearly a love for dogs that gives me the complete confidence and trust to leave my dogs in her care...”

- Kelly low

“I don't think I can actually put into words how great Julie is!!!! She literally is a dogs "Mary Poppins"!!! Max absolutely adores her and I think he actually loves her more than us!! Not only does she walk him, she does her research and knows all about his breed which is very much needed with him being a Rottie who doesn't like other dogs!!. Max is extremely strong and very boisterous but Julie knows exactly how to handle him and I trust her 100%. She cares so much and gives us so much more than we pay for. I couldn't ask for more and highly recommend her. For me it's like trusting someone with your own child which is certainly how I feel about Julie. Thank you. Xxx”

- Emma ferris

“Hi Julie, Thank you for having Reggie and Frankie, from the moment you travelled all the way to ours to meet them until the time we picked them up after their stay I could tell how much you love and respect dogs and that my two were in very capable hands. I could tell that they had a fab time at yours and will be in touch to see if you're free when we next need to go away. Merry Christmas to you, your family and your doggies xxx”

- Jo Davenport

“Lexi thoroughly enjoyed every moment of her time away, it was like home from home! She was totally spoilt and received amazing care and so much love. Thank you Julie for the extra personal touch by keeping us informed with her progress and the fantastic photos and videos of her having a fab time. It's never nice leaving your beloved pet, but made much easier knowing they are safe and having the time of their life. We can not thank you enough for all the extra special attention Lexi received from you all. She has certainly made some new doggie friends too, which we will be keeping in touch with for regular walks. Will most definitely be using 'crazy about dogs' again and highly recommend their services. ”


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