ABOUT

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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 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.

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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.
  • 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

Owner

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.

Sallyanne

Office Manager, Customer Services & Accounts Assistant

Sallyanne is currently on Maternity leave having given birth to gorgeous twins Alice & Thomas. As Office Manager, Sallyanne 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 theatre, baking, socialising and of course her dogs ‘Rodney’ the Greyhound x Whippet and ‘Cassie’ the Whippet (both regulars in the H4D office). Sallyanne’s family smallholding is home to numerous dogs ranging from Collie’s to terriers.

Jo

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  carer 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, online learning, shooting, keeping fit, Yoga, Meditation and is a qualified Sports Masseur.

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.

Lucy

Carer recruitment, home visit audit and approval

Lucy is busy Mum to two young children and Black Labs Babs and Mags and Terrier 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, in the show ring, poolside at home or at mini -rugby!

Zoe

Doncaster and Rotherham and Devon and Cornwall Operations Director  

Zoe is busy Mum to new pup Bodhi and started working Rotherham and Doncaster office back in 2018 and more recently has been gaining valuable experience in our head office before Covid. Having relocated to Devon and Cornwall, Zoe and her partner Cameron will continue providing the excellent Holidays4Dogs service to all the lucky dogs and owners in Devon and Cornwall.  A professional dancer and fitness fanatic, Zoe brings bounds of energy to the business quickly established herself as a friendly and capable member of the Holidays4Dogs team.

Heather

Mid Wales and West Midlands Managing Director

Heather has 50 years experience as a dog owner with many breeds from Dalmatians to Terriers and is currently Mum to two lively Jack Russell x Poodle’s, Boo (famously of the ‘Boo goes to Meet…‘ series) & Winnie who writes ‘Winnies Walks‘. Heather regularly takes part and competes in Dog Agility, Hoopers and Dog Parkour across much of the region.  She is also a qualified Dog trainer – IMDT, a qualified Dog First Aider and is currently studying to become a dog behaviourist.  As the Holidays4Dogs Franchise owner for Mid Wales and West Midlands Heather and with her superb team of profesional, licenced Carers in the area offer an excellent, highly popular service.

Louise

Cambridge and Suffolk Managing Director

Louise is owner to three lovely girls Pearl – Bedlington Whippet, Willow the Lurcher and Maza a gorgeous Norfolk Terrier x.  As Franchise owner in Cambridge and Suffolk Louise looks after an outstanding team of dedicated dog carers and all the needs of her dog owners and their pets. Louise’s empathy, respect, consideration and kindness is evident at all levels where she strives to stay in touch at every stage with a new owner entrusting their pet into our care. Twice a deserved winner, 2017 and 2019 Franchisee of the year, Louise is rightfully very proud of her team of exceptional carers and the service they offer.

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