My name is John Stanford and I am British by birth and live in Portland, Maine with my radio producing American wife, Nora and my American dog, Jessie. I've been walking a select band of dogs and caring for an eclectic group of pets on the Upper East Side in Manhattan since January 2007 and now, having moved to Maine, I aim to bring the same care and expertise to pets in the Portland area.

It's a family affair! My sister Angela has her own dog walking business based in Epsom, Surrey in the UK. That's her dog Pup the Jack Russel in the picture on the right. She and her husband Rob have been trading as "Walking Woofers". Click here for a taste of dog walking UK style!

We hope we never have to use it and we never have so far but you can rest assured that The Posh Pups is fully insured through our membership of the Pet Sitters Association so you are covered in the unlikely event that any mishap should occur to your pet whilst in our care.