holidays4dogs carer selection

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 care offers or individual boarders who crowd their homes with dogs.

Holidays4Dogs offers individual one-to-one care for your dog, we do not pack walk or accept multiple dog stays from different families. Your Holidays4Dogs Carer does not go out to work leaving your dog alone and is devoted to your dog’s care 24/7.

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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 and parts of Wales and Scotland. We welcome you to choose and meet a local available carer perfectly matched to your dog’s individual needs. Registration is FREE and an online discount applies to all bookings requested via our Membership site.

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 coming and going. Your dog will stay in a caring, knowledgeable home with all the love, attention and exercise he/she truly deserves.

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

Always meet your chosen, fully contactable carer before any stay.

Complete peace of mind for you and your dog.

dog sitting, pet sitting

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.
  • FREE registration and an online discount on all bookings via our Membership site.
  • COVID-19 safeguarding in place to protect you and your dog’s carer.
  • Dog owning and non-dog owning carer homes offered, all non-smoking and experienced dog lovers.

Meet Our Dog Loving Team

We have operational offices covering much of the the UK. Meet some of our professional, customer focused, dog loving people to guide and support you through the booking process and all the way through your dog’s stay. Our team of carers are fully supported, approved and audited to meet our very high standards in becoming an approved Holidays4Dogs carer.



Claire originated Holidays4Dogs back in 2006 recruiting an exceptional team of dog carers in East Yorkshire. Within 3 years she had extended the business to cover all of Yorkshire and  UK wide as 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, become involved in village life and to start her own business. Claire has been a life-long lover of all animals, especially dogs and horses. She is rarely happier than when walking her dogs, riding her horses 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 and Carer recruitment

Sam has been a valuable team member since joining in 2016. As office manager and obsessed with Holidays4Dogs customer service, Sam can be relied upon to help with anything. She is Mum to 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 Cats Sam’s a busy lady!


Customer Services and Carer recuitment

Carly joined the team in March 2022 from a very different but very customer facing background of Dental Nursing. Carly is super efficient and keen to help any anxious owner leaving their dog for the first time. Busy Mum of two, Carly is of course a dog mum too with Bessie the Springer and Pippa who is a Terrier-cross. Carly works part-time in the Holidays4Dogs office and carried out much of our new carer interviews. Whether you are looking to use of service or join our team, you are sure to be well looked after well by Carly.


Customer Services, Carer recruitment and Social media

Lucy is busy Mum to two young children and Black Lab Babs and terriers Betty and Barry. Lucy orginally came to us fresh from the farm back in March 2013 and quickly established herself as a characterful and very capable member of the Holidays4Dogs office. Since then she has worked around having 2 children who are now school age. We are delighted to have Lucy back on the team 🙂 Lucy is another very active Mum and occupies herself with childrens ponies both in and outside the show ring and ‘grown up’ riding. Lucy can also be found poolside, riding club, at cricket or school-rugby!


Doncaster and Rotherham, Devon and Cornwall Business owner

Julie heads up the Holidays4Dogs family team in the Doncaster and Rotherham area as well as  Devon and Cornwall where she now lives. She and all the family are huge dog lovers and fully understand first hand the anxiety of leaving your dog and how important it is to find the right care for them when you have to be parted. Family dog Bodhi brings much joy as does living so close to the sea. Julie and her team have selected only the very best dog carers entrusted with the care of your special family member. They’d love to hear from you and can’t wait to meet you !


Doncaster and Rotherham and Devon and Cornwall Operations Director  

Zoe is busy dog Mum to her gorgeous girl, Bodhi (pictured here!). Zoe began working the Rotherham and Doncaster office back in 2018. She has also worked in our head office and now lives in Cornwall by the sea.  Zoe and her partner Cameron both pursue their own careers, as well as getting involved in the family Holidays4Dogs business. Lucky dogs, and owners in Devon and Cornwall and Doncaster and Rotherham enjoy an excellent Holidays4Dogs service.  Zoe has been a professional dancer, even performing on stage at Glastonbury and is a fitness fanatic though less so now that Zoe is expecting. Zoe certainly brings bounds of energy to the business and her lively approach on H4D social media.


Dog Trainer and in-house Articles, Blog and Social Media writer  

Andrea has been with Holidays4Dogs for a number of years and has watched the company grow and flourish. Andrea’s role chiefly involves writing articles for our website and she thoroughly enjoys providing informative content that might be of value to anyone who loves, owns, or cares for dogs. She has been a dog trainer for nearly 37 years, as well as being involved in dog rescue and re-homing. In her younger days, she ran her own dog rescue and then later began fostering and home-checking for other local charities and the RSPCA. She currently owns a ‘pre-loved’ chihuahua called Peggy – a far cry from the numerous border collies and other working breeds, she has owned over the years!