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Holidays 4 Dogs are an established UK market leader

Est. in 2006, Holidays4Dogs is dedicated to giving you and your dog the best possible local home boarding service for your dog. Our service is not to be confused with directory sites of un-audited dog carers.

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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, much of Wales and Scotland and more recently Northern Ireland. We will help you choose a local available carer to perfectly match your dog’s individual needs. Bookings can be made via your online account (discount applies) or by speaking to us. We’re available six days per week.

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


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.

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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 England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to meet your dog’s needs.



Claire originated Holidays4Dogs back in 2006 with just a handful of local carers, she has since built the business into the extensive UK wide service it is today. Claire’s working career began as a post graduate within Medical Product Development. She then took a break from full-time employment to raise a family of four and to start her own business. Claire has been a life-long lover of animals, especially dogs and horses. She is rarely happier than when walking her dogs, riding her horse around the farm where she lives or being with her family. Family life always comes first but socialising and world wide travel are also enjoyed by Claire.


Office Manager, Customer Services & Accounts Assistant

Sallyanne is our Office Manager and is the most experienced full-time member of our team. As well as being qualified in accountancy there’s nothing SA doesn’t know about the business and heads up our licensing team.  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 is home to numerous dogs ranging from Collie’s to terriers.


Customer Services, Carer Recruitment & Social Media

Jo joined us in February 2013 as an invaluable team member. Jo has extensive experience in customer care and is always a favourite to speak to for our owners.  Jo carries out most of our initial carer interest phone interviews and knows her stuff. New carers need to get past Jo first before being invited to apply.  A Yorkshire farmer’s daughter born and bred, Jo has reared her own beef herd and enjoys numerous interests including photography, shooting, keeping fit, Yoga, Meditation and is a qualified Sports Masseur.


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!


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!


Customer Services

Loobie joined our office team in 2015 working with friendly efficiency with all owners and carers. When Loobie isn’t in the H4D office she is out on the court as a keen tennis player and has an active life travelling up and down to Devon, catching up with her social calendar and running around after her three teenage girls. Loobie is also a keen baker and brings fantastic cakes into the office for a naughty mid-week treat!


Carer recruitment, home visit audit and approval

Lucy is busy Mum to two children and Black Labs Babs and Mags and Terrier pup Betty. 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 visiting dog carers Lucy is an active young Mum and can often be found up at the crack of dawn out riding her horse, tending her children’s ponies, by poolside or at mini -rugby!


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.


Coordinator – Customer Services

Busy mum of three Sadie, has been with Holidays4Dogs part-time since 2011. Along with weekly stints in our head office, she has also previously looked 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 some years 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 works as a fully qualified and experienced counsellor (MBACP Reg).

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