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Our Carers have all been home checked and approved by us first

Holidays4Dogs and our carers are dedicated to giving you and your dog the best local service possible.  We know all our carers well and have vetted and visited them all to meet our high standard of care and customer service

Complete peace of mind for you and your dog

Having the right carer for your dog is a very personal thing. We listen to you and your dog’s needs and ask the right questions to ensure your choice of local carer is just right for your dog. We will check availability for you and ensure your dog’s carer is available when you need them and get you all introduced. Meeting your Holidays4Dogs carer in good time before your dog’s stay makes sure that everyone is perfectly happy.

  • Your dog’s carer is there for your dog only and will not accept other guest dogs while your dog is staying.
  • You dog’s carer will not carry out other pet duties such as dog walking, grooming or making house visits that would take them away from the care of your dog.
  • Our carers are working to COVID-19 procedures and the lastest government advice.
  • Our approved carers are at home during the day giving your dog their full attention.
  • There will be no pre-school children or unknown members of the family in the carer’s home.
  • Your dog’s carer loves to walk your dog. All our carers are fit and active and provide a minimum of two good walks per day.
  • Your dog’s carer will have a secure and dog friendly garden to suit your dog and will never leave them unattended in the garden.
  • Your dog’s carer will have direct walking access to the countryside or parks. Only with your permission will car travel be allowed.
  • Your dog’s carer will be mature, responsible and hugely welcoming to both you and your dog.
dog sitting, pet sitting
dog sitting, pet sitting

One to one care your dog truly deserves

Our approved carers fully appreciate the position of the trust and responsibility they hold.  They not only genuinely love dogs, they are highly experienced and know dogs too. In fact, our dog carers are very often people just like you! They all love to look after your pet in the best way possible.

  • All of our carer’s are met in their own homes and the property and gardens fully inspected and approved by one of our experienced team members.
  • All of our carer’s dogs, if they have one, are met by us and are character assessed by one of our experienced team.
  • All our carers have full personal references followed up by us.
  • We visit the carer’s area and see for ourselves the local rural walks or parks available right from the carer’s property.
  • Our carers are well regarded by their own vet as a professional registered approved Holidays4Dogs carer.
  • Your dog’s carer will not accept other strange dogs while your dog is with them causing stress to your dog.
  • Your dog’s carer is personally chosen to suit your dog’s needs and will devote their time day and night to your dog.

Meet some of our featured Carers

Meet some of our professional, dog loving and experienced carers from around the country. Use our postcode search to locate your local contact and carers near you or register your interest


East Yorkshire

This super family home is the ideal opportunity for any dog torn between a country or seaside holiday. Ingrid and Simon offer extensive rambles where the Wolds meet the East Yorkshire coastline. They can often be found, in all weathers, stomping over the rolling fields and beaches with their two boys and friendly black Labrador. Laid back Barney is always keen for companionship on his jaunts, and says that as long as you are comfortable with his friendly feline housemates, Pickle and Holly, then you’ll have a fantastic time! When the walking is done for the day, Barney likes to relax in the sitting room, and is even willing to share his comfy spot on the sofa, that is, until recuperation is complete and it’s time to play in the garden!


North Yorkshire

David and Liz live in a super location, they live in a little country village outside Pickering. The village is on the edge of Dalby Forest and the North York Moors. As you can imagine David has some fantastic dog walks available and can cater for any walking needs from a 5 minute walk to a 15 mile walk! They have no animals of their own and are firm favourites with many doggie family’s, who often travel miles to board with them. David has experience with a whole range of different breeds and has been a dog owner almost all of his life. Liz and David are popular carers offering a 5 star holiday home.



A treat awaits your beloved dog if they are lucky enough to get a holiday with Janis. Along with her husband she will welcome your dog to their stunning and spacious home where cuddles are waiting. Between walks around the village and surrounding farmland, dogs are free to sunbathe or explore the beautiful, large garden or assist Janis in her upholstery workshop. Having retired early, Janis has too much time on her hands to fill with golf and painting furniture, having small – medium dog guests makes life just perfect!

Robert & Rita


Robert and Rita offer 5* Dog holidays in their fabulous home. The gardens (approximately ¾ acre) are complete paradise for dogs, with loads of wonderful aromas emanating from adjoining fields, the views go on forever! The gardens are completely secure and safe for dogs to potter in for hours and hours. Robert and Rita share their lovely Barn with Watson, the Black Labrador, and Roly the Chocolate Lab X, who are adorably welcoming, and looking forward to sharing their ramblings. This is a very happy home, and any dog lucky enough to visit will have a great holiday.



Sandra is a very caring and friendly lady and lives with her family in a lovely semi-detached home near to the coast in South Cornwall. Sandra and her family share their home with two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Harvey and Lilli plus the family cat. Sandra has several years of experience in caring for dogs. She has a good sized garden which is secured with 6ft panel fencing and hedging. There is plenty of room for dogs to play. Sandra has plenty of walks close by but will take dogs to the beach if owners are happy for them to travel. Sandra can offer a holiday home to all sized dogs except giant breeds and will happily look after elderly dogs and puppies. All of Sandra’s guests will receive a true 5* holiday!


East Yorkshire

Jackie simply loves dogs and has owned them for most of her life and any guest is sure of a warm and loving welcome, she currently has a Cocker Spaniel called Doug. Jackie lives in a cottage on Hessle Foreshore that has a small front garden for any doggy guests to stretch their legs but the main attraction is the wide variety of walks on the doorstep. The cottage is yards from the banks of the Humber with plenty of walking routes and also the Humber Bridge Country Park. In addition Jackie especially enjoys country walks around Raywell where she regularly exercises Doug. Jackie’s other hobbies are painting/sketching (mainly dogs!) and camping.

Barbara & John

London – Surrey

Barbara and John are both very welcoming and have a great deal of love understanding for dogs, apparent from the moment you meet them. Barbara currently works from home and John is retired and is therefore at home on a daily basis. There are no children or cats in the household, just a young grand-child who visits occasionally who is very used to dogs. Barbara & John have 2 very cute Yorkies, one called Smartie and one called Poppet both are rescues from the RSPCA. Home is on a quiet tree lined road close to the town. To the rear of the property is a secure enclosed garden where Smartie and Poppet enjoy playing on a large lawn. Although there are local walks, Barbara and John like to take a short car journey to their favourite park for walking. Very highly recommended lovely couple with a wealth of experience. Most sizes of sociable dogs accepted.


Hartlepool – County Durham

Deborah lives with her husband on the outskirts of Hartlepool in a detached house with a neatly kept, good sized back garden giving plenty of room for guest dogs to potter in and which is enclosed with a 6ft high fence. She is a genuine animal lover who has been brought up with dogs. Her parents owned Jack Russells and Deborah’s own dog, Pippin, died recently at the grand old age of 18 years. Deborah misses having a dog and is looking forward to welcoming doggy guests of all sizes into her home. Deborah loves to walk and there are numerous walks in the surrounding area for guest dogs to explore together with the beach which is a very short drive away.



Patricia and her partner Peter live in a small mid terraced house in a busy area of this well known coastal town. Patricia (Patsy) has had dogs all her life, mainly of the smaller variety and is happy to welcome small to medium dogs into her home. She has a small but very secure garden where your dog can relax, safe from the busy world outside. Patsy is a true dog and animal lover, and your pet will be well looked after by her.

Ian & Kate


Ian and Kate live in a lovely quiet village East of York with their very sociable Westiepoo Pippin. They have a beautiful fully enclosed garden were small to medium doggy guests can have a play and a potter, there are great walks to offer, full roam of their lovely home plus a bed in the bedroom if required and lots of love and cuddles. All sociable  small-Medium doggy guests will are most welcome and will be very lucky to stay here.



Mandie is fit and active and an experienced dog owner who no longer owns a dog of her own having lost her beloved labrador Max two years ago. She has owned a number of breeds in the past and is used to handling large dogs. Mandie no longer wants the commitment of owning her own dog but would like to have the a regular companion pooch to look after. She lives with her husband in a quiet rural village in Shropshire where she walks daily in the surrounding parks and fields. The house is a corner plot on a quiet lane with a small front garden which is secure and ample for dogs to potter around in morning and at night time. Mandie is happy to welcome dogs of all sizes and ages.



Jan is a lady with a lovely smile; she is happy, warm and calm with masses of canine experience having owned dogs for many years. She no longer owns a dog of her own and instead offers a great location for guest dogs to come and stay not too far from Ely. With fabulous walks in every direction, Jan’s house is located on a quiet and well maintained private estate of detached and semi-detached properties. There is a medium size secure garden here, which is lawned, and with surrounding flowerbeds, and a side return with a locked gate for extra security. Any dogs booked in with Jan will be guaranteed plenty of attention and a super hols!