DEVON & CORNWALL
Holidays4Dogs Devon and Cornwall
My name is Alison and I am the owner of Holidays4Dogs Devon and Cornwall, the great alternative to kennels. I have a passion for dogs and volunteer for Forever Hounds Trust (formerly Greyhound Rescue West of England). I have 12 dogs rescue dogs of my own so fully understand the anxiety in having to leave your dog and am here to help.
We offer a range of fabulous, local, hand-picked carers, all of whom are experienced dog lovers. My aim is to offer you a choice of the the closest and most suitable carer available to you and your dog. You are then invited to visit the carer first so everyone can meet and most importantly, your dog can have a good sniff around and know that you are relaxed and happy in the environment too.
Your dog will become part of the family and as the only guest dog (or dogs) staying, they will enjoy a home that is matched to their needs to ensure they are as happy there as they are at home. So when you drop your much loved pet off for their stay, they will have a smooth transition from home to holiday!
Please do not hesitate to contact me or register your interest and I’ll be in touch. I look forward to speaking to you soon!
Individual one to one holiday for your dog!
Our carers want their doggy guests to have as great a time on holiday as you. If your dog is more your baby than your dog, then we can find a carer that will treat them in exactly the same way – some of our carers are also as potty about your dog as you are! We do try to maintain the same standard of care or training that your dog is already used to but be warned, some of our carers don’t have dogs of their own and cannot wait to get their arms around your dog and give them a huge hug as soon as possible!
Amazing walks and a glorious place to stay!
With the terrific Devon and Cornwall countryside right on the doorstep of our carers homes, there are amazing walks not only on the coast and beaches but also in the open countryside and woodlands throughout the counties. We tailor make the exercise regime to any guest dogs current standard of walking so that they can continue getting the same level and are returned to their owners content, fit and happy!
Part of the family and all home comforts
This is why Holidays4Dogs works so well – our guests are welcomed into our carer’s home and treated as one of the family – just like they are at home. The care we offer is one to one with no other strange dogs coming and going. Your dog’s carer will not go out to work leaving your dog alone all day and will devote all their time to your dog. If your dogs sleep on the bed at home just let us know and we’ll endeavour to introduce you to a like-minded carer!
New Carers always welcome
- Do you live in Devon or Cornwall?
- Are you retired or at home?
- Do you have experience of having owned a dog?
- Can you offer a pet dog a holiday home?
- If you own a dog does it enjoy the company of another dog?
- Are you able to give a guest dog plenty of love and attention?
- Do you have a secure and dog friendly garden?
- Do you have access to nice walks?
- Are you an non-smoker?
- Would you enjoy meeting other dog owners like you?
Very pleased with everything. My sitters were fantastic.
I received one on one, tailored help and advice from the area director who was hugely helpful and communicative. The person she paired me with made a fantastic relationship with the dog who now sees him as a dead friend. Would recommend the service to anyone.
Our 2 flat coated retrievers have just had the most wonderful week away, whilst we could enjoy our holiday, knowing they were well cared for in a proper home. They met the couple, Alison and Paul, before we went. Seemed to settle in and looked great when we picked them up. We were sent messages on how they were and were emailed some photos which was a very nice touch. We shall definitely use Holidays 4 Dogs in the future
Carol was a very enthusiastic hostess to our rescue dog; she obviously has plenty of experience with dogs and we felt completely happy to leave Nuala with her for a w/e. We have already booked a holiday for her over the Christmas week with Carol, and now that we know things have gone so well we will make a lot more use of Carol's services in the future. I couldn't bear to think of putting Nuala into a noisy kennel, and with her very shaky start in life I know she would hate it - she would think that she had been abandoned all over again. So thank you Carol for giving her a "home away from home" stay!
This is the first time we have used Holidays4Dogs and we found the process very easy. We couldn't have picked a better carer than Trish and her family. Barney is a very spoilt dog at home and we were concerned how he would settle, but we needn't have worried at all. Trish made him very welcome and he loved running with her dogs. She kept us up to date with texts how Barney was doing and when we picked him up he was running in and out as if he had been there for months. I would have no hesitation in recommending Trish as a carer.
Thrilled with the care my 2 dogs received. More than happy to recommend this service to other people. I was only surprised that they wanted to come home because they had had such a wonderful time.
We were really pleased with the service we received from Holidays 4 Dogs. The care our dog received was exceptional and we would definitely use them again.
We have an adored 12 year old blind diabetic polish lowland sheepdog who has only stayed with parents if we had to be away. Because we have moved to Cornwall we realised it was critical we found a carer for the odd night and how lucky we were to find Alison at Holidays4Dogs. She was so kind and understanding of our concerns and found the perfect match in a wonderful Polish lady called Ewa. Lara has stayed twice now and has clearly been loved and adored. No mean feat looking after a blind diabetic dog and Ewa did it perfectly !
Sandra looked after our Cocker Spaniel for the weekend recently and she absolutely loved it. Sandra and her family are clearly dog lovers and went out of their way to make Lily part of the family. Lily enjoyed lots of nice walks and we received regular photographs of the wonderful time that she was having. We would definitely recommend Sandra to others.
We have used Holidays4dogs twice now and both times have been thoroughly enjoyed by Peaches.I can't recommend Sandra enough and will not hesitate to book again.She has 2 King Charles spaniels who were absolutely superb with our miniature dachshund who had been a breeding girl for most of her life before we rescued her. I even received holiday photo's!
Have used Holidays4Dogs on a couple of occasions now and my dog has always received the best care, which means I can go away with peace of mind! Fantastic service and will use again when required!
We were very pleased that our little Bijon Frieze, 'Mitzi' was placed with a nice gentleman Jeremy who lived only half a mile away. She immediately settled down in her temporary home and according to Jeremy was a delight. Very pleased with the service with Alison Harper at the helm, will be happy to use the service in the future. Thankyou.
We couldn't fault anything. Both visits have been stress free for all with Marley settling very well (in fact he sulks when he returns home!). Trish has been very welcoming on each occasion and has never minded keeping us updated through a quick text message to say Marley is having fun. Nothing to fault and finding Trish through you and your website truly has been a blessing in that we can go away knowing Marley is being well cared for. Thank you. Great service all round!