I have been using The Dog Stop’s day crèche service for my Chows for several years now and cannot recommend David and Julie highly enough. Friendly, professional and knowledgeable, they are always willing to “go the extra mile”, from accommodating evening meetings to ferrying the Chows to the groomers and back! My dogs find their days out a real home-from-home, and I have been able to go to work, knowing that the dogs will be safe, happy, and exercised in my absence. A fantastic service, lovely people and reasonable rates. Thank you both!


My dog ‘Lottie’ is a cheeky Cocker Spaniel who has been a regular visitor to The Dog Stop for over a year now.

I count my blessings every time I take Lottie to have found such a caring, professional and reliable service – one that truly understand dogs no matter what shape and size they may be! I know too from personal experience that David and Julie will always go out of their way to put the needs of the dogs in their care first - so that I really have peace of mind when I walk away.


I can thoroughly recommend The Dog Stop for looking after any dog owner’s precious pet.They are so helpful, working around any work pattern and happy to accommodate any last minute changes.

My dog was treated to the best care possible and was transformed from a slightly over weight Labrador to a sleek and slim and obedient dog.

They are very professional in every way, and I was totally at ease knowing my dog was in very safe hands while away from home.

Sarah and Molly

I thoroughly recommend the services of Julie and David Mewett as they have performed wonders with my dog!

Although I love him to bits, my 14 year old male Westie had been through some stress and had therefore become very head strong as a result. I doubted that any one apart from me would be able to work with him. Then I found The Dog Stop and with enormous patience, kindness and a wealth of canine behavioural experience, they slowly but surely managed to gain his trust. These days Reggie simply adores Julie and David and, simply put, I would not now place him with anyone else. I have used a number of dog sitters and walkers over the years but never had the total faith and peace of mind that I now enjoy with The Dog Stop.

Allegra Scott, Lewes

When we went on holiday skiing we left our dog 'Misty' with the Julie and David who we found to be very helpful. When we picked up misty she looked like she had more fun on her little holiday then we did, all she did when we got home was sleep for hours! We highly recommend The Dog Stop and will definitely use them again.

Amber, Brighton

Dave and Julie Mewett have been fostering dogs with the Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare since April 2008 via the Links Scheme; which is a voluntary fostering service for families in distress.

We are grateful for their help and experience so far with this project.

Emma Pollitt, Links Co-ordinator, The Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare Ltd

Julie Mewett has been studying canine behaviour and handling skills, at our College over the last few months. Her husband, David has also studied First Aid and demonstrated a sound knowledge of the subject.

I first met Julie around 12 months ago when she came for an initial student interview. She is very enthusiastic, committed to study, self development and researches her given topics thoroughly. Julie has proven a very resourceful and welcome member of the class and has shown caring and sensible handling skills with all breeds. Julie and a small number of students have also been working on a ‘sound phobia’ project where both their interpersonal and canine communication skills have been put into practice. This project has enabled Julie to demonstrate her desire to work with dogs, her enthusiasm for the subject and compassion. Julie has been given a voluntary position within our College, which requires access to sensitive information and cash handling and therefore is a trusted member of the team.

Both Julie and her husband have taken part in fund raising for their chosen charity where they have demonstrated empathy towards rescue dogs in particular. I would have no hesitation for them to care for my dogs should this be needed.

If you require any further information then please do get in touch.

Dean Hart, Education Director, The Sussex Canine Centre

David and Julie have fostered for the Arc rescue dogs for some time now. The care the dogs receive in their home is second to none.
Thank you for helping with all our dogs from young to old, difficult to straight forward.

Dyan Wilson,
Arc Rescue

We have been happy to leave our border collie, Jake, with David and Julie on a number of occasions since we adopted him, always knowing that our pet was in the best possible care. We cannot recommend The Dog Stop highly enough.

Sarah Beadle & Mark Greenwood, Lewes

When my boyfriend was offered a contract in France , I knew it would mean regular trips there at weekends and I would have to find a way of ensuring that my two 10-year old Chows (Mel and Caspar) were well looked after in my absence.

I have always hated kennelling them, and the older they have got the less I wanted to disturb their routine. I therefore decided to explore the option of pet-sitting. I knew it would have to be in my own home as Caspar is a bit grumpy with other dogs, so I needed someone I could trust totally as well as being experienced with dogs – Chows are rather unusual characters! I did a search on the internet and came across The Dog Stop.

I arranged to meet Julie and Dave so that humans and dogs could check each other out and see if the arrangement would be mutually suitable. The initial meeting went well and I was impressed by Julie and Dave’s thorough approach and easy manner with the Chows. The following weekend, Julie and Dave came over to walk the dogs with me, to get to know them and the surrounding area a bit before the first “solo” experience. I was naturally a bit anxious the first time I left Julie on her own with the dogs, but when I got back on the Sunday evening it was to find two very contented Chows and a relaxed Julie reporting that all had gone well. She had even taken some lovely photographs of them, and put them on a CD for me so that I could see for myself how the weekend had gone. It was very reassuring.

Finding The Dog Stop has made it so much easier for me to go away, and it is obvious when I get back that the dogs have been perfectly happy and safe. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Julie and Dave to anyone. They have endless patience and attention to detail, are totally reliable, and, on top of that, are very nice people!

Margaret, Sussex

The DogStop is a life saver!  We have a very old and deaf dog, Al. David and Julie have made leaving him for a few hours possible. They are competent and absolutely 100% reliable. Every time they have cared for him, we've felt at ease knowing that he is well loved and if something horrible did happen, that Julie and David would handle it as seasoned professionals. In short, we feel well cared for, too!

Catherine & Roger