About Us


Hello, and a big thank you for taking a few minutes of your busy day to visit my website.  I'm Claire, owner of Bark and Breakfast - that's me with my rescue greyhound Jessie.   I've spent most of my adult life caring for dogs; before I rescued Jessie I was lucky enough to share my life with two other very special girls, Marlin and Cobweb.  I'm both crazy about, and fascinated by, dogs, and I don't think we can ever learn enough about the very special relationship we have with them.  I hold diplomas in Canine Psychology and Companion Animal Bereavement Counselling, and not forgetting that people need TLC too, I'm also a qualified Holistic Therapist (see my Reiki for Dogs page).

I ran a successful 1-2-1 dog hotel in New York, and I want to offer the same high standard of service to the dog parents of south-west London. When you ask Bark and Breakfast to board your dog you are delivering a precious member of your family into my care.  I honour that trust, and promise in return a level of professionalism, reliability and attention that is second to none.  Please note that because your dog will share a home with my older greyhound Jessie, I can only board calm, medium-small or small dogs.  We are not a good fit for dogs with separation anxiety and hyper or high-energy dogs, including puppies.

I love dogs and I know you love your dog too – which is why all of these are included:
  • Extra walks
  • Cuddles and tummy rubs
  • Playing fetch and tug
  • Snoozing on the sofa
  • A treat after dinner
  • Administering medicatiom
  • Free text or email update option during your dog’s holiday
  • And all other doggy delights - swimming in the river,  chasing squirrels, curling up on my bed and sharing my sandwich!

Callie and Lily Come to Stay!

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We look forward to meeting you soon!

Claire and Jessie xox