I've always had dogs in my family but having had a busy career, I've never been able to have my own dog over the last number of years. However a recent change to my working circumstances means I am now able to work from home and would be able to look after any small to medium size dog for short term stay's or simply overnight stays.
I have a car and live within a 5 minute drive of Portobello beach, and a 2 minute walk from Leith Links - a massive outdoor park that is a haven for all local dogs.
The picture btw, is of our family dog (my parents dog) who we had until fairly recently. However prior to her, we had bigger dog, including a rotweiller who was a gentle soppy giant.