Our facilities offer a safe, controlled, and nurturing home environment-a kinder alternative to boarding kennels. We do not employ any 'host families', and we are not a franchise, so the dogs always stay with us, and we're licensed by the local council to be able to offer this service. This is perfect for owners who wish their dog to be in good company throughout the day, and not worry about separation anxiety, and curb any destructive behaviours We're able to offer constant enrichment, through interactive play, allowing dogs to healthily outlet their energy, as well as areas to quietly relax. The mental and physical stimulation, helps to create a well happy, healthy, and balanced dog.
Our services are very exclusive, as we accept a select number at any one time, to ensure that each dog receives adequate nurturing and care, as well as being able to provide them with separate areas, during feeding and sleeping. 24 hour monitoring and care is always available, and dogs are never left unattended in our home.
Following a home consultation, we arrange for a time for you to bring your dog to meet some of our regulars in a neutral place, out on a walk. Following that we can schedule a time for you to view our property without your dog, and then a separate trial session for your dog, which will be documented by us, and any feedback given. This allows us to ensure that every dog feels happy, content, and interacts in a friendly way. All dogs are constantly monitored, as our priority is the well-being of each dog. We are unable to accept persistent barkers, as we are situated in a residential area.
Dogs Have Free-Reign Of:
Owners are asked to provide their dog's regular food and bedding-familiarity will help dogs maintain a healthy appetite and feel 'at home'. Meals are provided on an individual basis, separate from all other dogs. Breakfast is usually fed at about 8am, lunch, if required, at about 12pm, and dinner at about 5pm. If you intend collecting close to meal times, and would prefer us not to feed your dog, please let us know.
Dog Kit List
All dogs will experience unlimited mental and physical interactions, including supervised play, whilst at the house, which will take place in the garden, and will also participate in walks (whatever is appropriate for their age and ability). From time to time, the dogs also get to do some fun training and agility, for added enrichment and mental stimulation.
Health, Safety & Hygiene
Dogs are required to be fully vaccinated, including the Kennel Cough vaccine, and treated against parasites-we don't accept dogs showing symptom of infectious illness or parasites. We're happy to administer medication, for controllable ailments. We are required to have a scanned copy, of your dog's vaccination card.
We're unable to accommodate unneutered male dogs, and all females must be spayed as soon as they're old enough-we are unable to accept females showing any signs of coming into season. Dogs must be micro-chipped, and wear a secure collar, with ID tag (with your Surname, 1st line of address, and Postcode)-this is a legal requirement. We will also attach one of our ID tags.
Regular cleaning is conducted, using a steam cleaner, and animal safe disinfectant. The environment is well ventilated, and drinking water bowls and fountain are regularly refreshed.
This service is unsuitable for dogs which resource guard, or play in an inappropriate way which could upset our other clients. All dogs must have at least a high standard of basic training, and be confident being touched and handled. Home Boarding is also inappropriate for unsocialised or anxious dogs-the socialisation period for puppies is within the first 16 weeks of their life. Home Boarding or Day Care will not provide socialisation for these dogs, and is likely to flood them-our individual dog walking, home visits, and overnight house sitting services would be better suited. We urge all owners to work with a qualified, force-free dog trainer or behaviourist throughout all stages of your dog's life.
All dogs must be suitably groomed, and have their claws regularly trimmed, before arrival-we'll keep them towel dried if they get wet. We can offer a grooming service, consisting of a brush, bath, dry, and finishing spray, as part of your dog's Home Boarding service, so they can come home smelling divine! Please see the Dog Grooming page, for further info.
Availability for Dog Home Boarding is very limited. If we are unable to accommodate your dog during the day time, we may be able to offer a Small Small Dog Walking service during the day, in conjunction with Overnight Home Boarding. For rates, please contact us with your dates, and requirements.
Click here to see our dog home boarding rates.