Merton & South Wimbledon Dog Day Care | Merton Dog Walking & Pet Sitting
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Welcome to the South Wimbledon and Merton Branch of 1st 4 London Pet Sitting. It offers a great opportunity for dogs to board in a home with a dog loving family. Why use kennels? Located where they are, on the border of Merton and South Wimbledon, they are close to many great dog walks. As well as running alongside the river, Sophie is close to the parks of Morden Hall Park, Figge’s Marsh, Merton Green, Wandle Park, Ravensbury Park, Morden Park and Mostyn Gardens.
Sophie also covers the nearby areas of Balham, Streatham, Morden, Merton Park, Tooting, Mitcham and Raynes Park.
She will also do dog walking, pet sitting and cat sitting.
For more information, please contact Sophie
Wimbledon Dog Day Care and Dog Boarding
There is currently some limited availability of our doggy day care available in South Wimbledon / Merton.
We welcome puppies – please enquire as price depends on their individual needs.
|Initial Consultation||FREE||Understanding you and your dog’s requirements|
|Day Dog Care||£20||Between 07h30 and 19h00.|
|Half Day Dog Care||£12.50||Up to 5 hours of care|
|Dog Boarding (including overnight)||£25||Per day|
We require full payment in advance for this service. Our charges assume that you supply your dog’s favourite / normal food. Dogs with special needs may incur an additional charge and this will be discussed with you at the initial consultation. There will be an additional charge for collections after 22h00.
The lovely parks near Sophie also have rivers! Please let us know if your dog is not allowed in for a swim. Don’t worry, they will be dry when returned.
Wimbledon is one of the 35 major centres of Greater London. Whilst reknowned for hosting the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, it is a great place for dog owners. It is only seven miles to the South West of central London and it is easily accessible by tube, train and bus.
Merton has a great rich history that dates back to the time of Henry III who, with his Barons, agreed the Statue of Merton that was the base of modern English common law. King Henry III even brought his Queen Ealeanor to the priory to be crowned in 1236.
The borough derives its name from the historic parish of Merton which was centred on the area now known as South Wimbledon. In a borough with a broad socio-economic range between generally affluent Wimbledon and less affluent Mitcham, the name was seen as a compromise, after the first proposal from the government to the name the borough Morden was dropped in favour of Merton.
The only king not to be crowned at Westminster Abbey, King Henry VI, held his coronation at Merton Priory. The Merton Priory was a centre of education with the only ever English Pope – Adrian IV, Thomas Becket, Walter de Merton who became Lord Chancellor and the Bishop of Rochester being educated there. The latter set up the famous Merton College at Oxford in 1264. The Priory by the river was dismantled in the 16th century by Henry VIII’s scourge of monasteries and only a little of the Priory remains off Merantum Way.
The area expanded into more of an industrial area as the Royalty moved out, especially along the sides of the Wandle. Its fast waters helped power the flour mills and later metal works, cloth printing and leather dyeing were also successful. The industrialisation also led to the construction of the world’s first public railway, pulled by horses in 1803.
In the late 19th century William Morris built a factory at Merton Abbey producing printed and woven fabrics, stained glass, furnishings, carpets and tapestry that continued trading until the second world war.
Abbey Mills also hosted Arthur Liberty, the founder of the famous Liberty department store. The Liberty works focused on hand printed silks.
The most famous resident of Merton was Admiral Lord Nelson who moved in 1801 into Merton Place House off Merton High Street. The famous admiral loved his country home in Merton and wrote in his diary, as he departed for the Trafalgar campaign, “At half past ten I drove from dear, dear Merton where I left all I hold dear in this world to go and serve my king and country”. Nelson’s family worshipped at the 12th century St Mary’s Church in Merton Park.
Merton became popular with London’s gentry when the railway arrived. They were followed by the Trams that came to Mitcham and Wimbledon in 1906 and 1907 respectively. Motorbuses arrived in 1914 and the London Underground reached Colliers Wood, South Wimbledon and Morden in 1926. These transport improvements grew Morden from a small farming community population of 1,000 in 1900 into a residential suburb of over 12,000 by 1930.
Merton, like much of London, was devastated by World War II. So after the war many new estates were built including Phipps Bridge, Pollards Hill and High Path in Wimbledon.
Affluence had settled in by the mid-60s with the creation of the new borough when five new town centres emerged to form the Merton of today: Morden, Colliers Wood, Mitcham, Raynes Park and Wimbledon. They are all first and foremost residential areas, each with their own commercial and shopping centres. People are entertained by theatres, cinemas, greyhound racing, football teams, the international tennis tournament and cricket played on the world’s oldest cricket green at Mitcham.
Merton is on the TV with the popular ITV police drama The Bill which took place in Merton with Sun Hill police station being located in Merton.
To find out the news in Wimbledon and Merton there are The Guardian’s two editions and The Wimbledon Post.
Merton and South Wimbledon is convenient for Balham, Streatham, Merton Park, Morden, Tooting, Raynes Park, and Mitcham.
For more information, please contact Sophie she would love to cat sit.
Go Away Without Fear
“Hi Micaela, Thank you so much for looking after Terra and Luna this weekend. It was nice to be able to go away and know that they were being looked after. I was a little worried if they would eat enough with only one feed a day but I’m sure they actually grew and put weight on while we were away! : So good job – that’s what you want with kittens. We’ll be going away a couple of times in June, so we may need your help again later. I don’t know anyone with pets, but if I did, I’d recommend your services : “ Ms K.H. Kennington