Olly and Davide are busy young professionals living in London and the happy parents of Neo, a very adorable French Bulldog puppy. You might have spotted Neo’s cute face popping up from time to time on our Instagram, as he’s a familiar face at DogBuddy HQ. We caught up with Olly to find out why booking Neo’s dog care with DogBuddy has made owning a dog whilst balancing his life as a marketer in London such a breeze.
Neo’s doggy fact file
Favourite treat: strangely, it’s blueberries
Best trick: either puppy eyes on demand or high five
Favourite place to sleep: anywhere as long as he’s touching or on top of you.
Naughtiest habit: Farting without warning
Secret fact: Neo (and his owners) hates it when he gets mistaken for a pug.
“We got Neo, our French bulldog when he was three months old from a little village in Swansea. my partner and I wanted to start our own little family. As a kid, I was always around dogs, so I’ve waited for the day that I could have my own four-legged companion.
We love living in London as it offers diversity and new experiences that no other city can offer. The great thing is that we haven’t had to change much in our lives in order to care for Neo as he’s fit into our daily routine naturally and without making huge sacrifices in our London life.“
Previous experiences of dog care were very stressful. Having Neo from a puppy, we were protective parents and were nervous about who we let care for him.
Before booking with DogBuddy, we only gave Neo to a handful of close friends who we knew were experienced in looking after dogs. Out of these few friends, we were finding it hard to find times and dates that worked for everyone.“
The DogBuddy experience relieved all of these worries. Seeing the reviews of the previous owners reassured us that we were leaving Neo in good hands. It only took five minutes to find DogBuddy – just seeing how happy all the dogs were in the pictures was a huge selling point.
“I discovered DogBuddy when I saw an ad on the tube whilst travelling to work. I was immediately intrigued about the app and downloaded it straight away. This was even before getting Neo – but knowing a service like DogBuddy existed helped fast track our decision in getting a dog.” – Olly, Neo’s dad and happy DogBuddy customer.
“The best thing about DogBuddy is the care, love and affection that the sitters give Neo. Neo is stimulated and given lots of fuss and attention. He always comes home exhausted! I also really like the regular updates and photos that I get. It’s also great the Neo gets to socialise with other dogs and people, in a safe and comforting environment.” – Olly, Neo’s dad and happy DogBuddy customer.
DogBuddy sitters treat Neo like their own dog. Neo runs to the DogBuddy office gang as soon as he walks through the door and he’s always demanding cuddles and they happily give them all day long.
I would recommend DogBuddy in a heartbeat. Not only does it do us a huge service and reduce our guilt of leaving Neo alone, but it’s great to know that Neo is adding joy and happiness to other people who adore dogs.
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