ABOUT

Holidays 4 Dogs are the established UK market leader

We’re dedicated to giving you and your dog the best local service possible. Our service is not to be confused with directory sites of un-audited carers.

Dog holidays with excellence. Complete peace of mind for you and your dog.

Holidays4Dogs provides the perfect dog holiday and complete peace of mind for you and your dog. We offer a professional, local and reliable home boarding booking service across England and parts of Wales and Scotland. After consultation with you, we will help you choose a local available carer to perfectly match your dog’s individual needs.

Your dog’s carer will be a like-minded, experienced dog loving person to look after your dog just like you do. Your pet will be given a complete Home from Home 5* stay, welcomed in as part of the family with no other guest dogs staying. Your dog will stay in a caring, knowledgeable home with all the love, attention and exercise he truly deserves.

Holidays4Dogs is a member of the Pet Industry Federation

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Highly regarded professional reputation, recommended by Vets, Rescue centres and dog professionals.

Always meet your personally matched and fully contactable carer before the stay.

Complete peace of mind for you and your dog.

Strictly no kennels!

Holidays4Dogs provides the only real alternative to kennels where walks and cuddles are guaranteed at no extra cost! Booking with us means you will be invited to meet and greet your dog’s carer in their own home to see exactly where he will be staying. Refer to Our Process web page for help. Whether it is a long awaited holiday or a forced separation when you cannot be there for your dog, your local Holidays4Dogs carer will be there for you fully contactable and eager to help. Many of our guests have never been away from home before, some have very specific needs, all are happy on holiday and always enjoy coming back!

  • A choice of insured, approved and reliable carers, local to you.
  • All home comforts and a complete ‘Home from Home’ stay with all the exercise, fun, love and attention your dog deserves living as part of the family.
  • Owners have online access to repeat bookings with a choice of personal carers at a discounted online rate.
  • Veterinary treatment sought in the event of your dog becoming un-well and any medication given. Emergency support given 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
  • Dog owning and non-dog owning carer homes offered, all non-smoking and experienced dog lovers.

Meet Our Dog Loving Team

Meet our professional Holidays4Dogs Head Office team of specialist, customer focused, dog loving people to guide and support you through the booking process. We have fully approved carers all over the country to meet your dog’s needs.

Claire

Owner

Claire started Holidays4Dogs with just a handful of local carers back in 2006 following a post graduate career within Medical product development. Claire has been a life-long lover of animals, especially dogs and horses. She is rarely happier than when walking her four dogs, riding her horse around the farm where she lives or being with her family. Claire is Mum to four children of University age and enjoys socialising, time at home and world travel.

Sallyanne

Office Manager, Customer Services & Accounts Assistant

Sallyanne is a very experienced full-time member of our team who has also studied accountancy alongside her work.  Sallyanne has a keen interest in amateur dramatics, singing and of course hers and her husband’s own dogs, Greyhound x Whippet ‘Rodney’ (a regular in the H4D office) and ‘Rex’ the Collie x. Sallyanne’s family small holding dogs also include Lady, a Border Collie, and Patterdale Terrier, Baby.

Jo

Customer Services, Carer Recruitment & Social Media

Jo joined us in February 2013 quickly becoming an invaluable team member. Jo brings with her extensive experience in client care and, along with all our ladies offers excellence in customer service she also carries out most of our initial carer interest phone interviews and knows her stuff. New carers need to get past Jo first before being sent an application pack! A Yorkshire farmer’s daughter born and bred, Jo rears her own beef herd and, when spare time allows, enjoys photography, shooting, keeping fit and training to be a Physio.

Martha

Customer Services and Carer Recruitment

Martha (or Sam as she’s known by most!) is devoted Mum to Crumpet and Daisy her two terrier x’s and a huge dog lover (essential to working in our office of course!). Martha works full time in the Holidays4Dogs office and brings with her a great deal of experience in customer care and a background in insurance. She is an experienced rider and plays a keen role in the local riding club including running her own yard and competing in riding club dressage competitions and even rides side-saddle!

Louise

Customer Services

What Louise doesn’t know about customer service and commitment to a high quality service is not worth knowing! Louise is Mum to ‘Coco’ the Springer Spaniel and two University aged boys. Coco and Louise first came across Holidays4Dogs as a client and was also well known and liked socially by girls in the office. As well as being a familiar face in the Holidays4Dogs office Louise also runs her own very successful Events Business.  Great for Christmas parties!

Loobie

Customer Services

Loobie was a welcome addition to the team in 2015 and has a lovely welcoming smile and a brilliant telephone manner with all owners and carers. When Loobie isn’t in the H4D office she is running around after her busy husband and three teenage girls. She also brings fantastic cakes into the office for a naughty mid-week treat!

Lucy

Customer Services

Lucy is busy Mum to baby ‘Alfie’ and ‘Dotty’. Lucy came to us fresh from the farm back in March 2013 and quickly established herself as a characterful member of the Holidays4Dogs office. When not arranging holidays for our pampered pooches Lucy is an active young Mum and can often be found up at the crack of dawn out riding her horse, mucking out or getting involved in the farm.

Sam

Customer Services

Sam joined our team in June 2016 and has a background in customer service and health & safety. She too owns 2 dogs; Jack the Sprocker & Bella who is a terrier x. Sam is a busy working Mum with three active school aged children. Dogs, kids and a hubby to take care of use a lot of her time.

Sadie

Coordinator – Carer recruitment, audit and approval and Customer Services

Busy mum of three Sadie settled in York and has been with Holidays4Dogs part-time since 2011. Along with weekly stints in our head office, she also looks after the Yorkshire region, interviewing and auditing new carers within their homes.

Debbie B

Customer Services

Although officially jumping aboard in April 2013, Debbie has cut a familiar figure around the place for over a year as a welcome extra pair of hands when things get busy. Yet another icon for the working Mum, Debbie runs an award winning business as a relocation consultant and is a practicing fully qualified and experienced counsellor (MBACP Reg).