Holidays4Dogs Thames Valley
Hi, My name is Jo. I have lived in the Oxfordshire area for most of my life and have grown up surrounded by dogs, horses and a menagerie of animals. I really appreciate the dilemma of finding the right place for you to leave your dog’s when you go away.
My aim is to help you find the best possible personal care for your dog’s so that you can fully relax while you are away, whether on holiday or for work. Holidays 4 Dogs offers a range of fabulous local carers, who either have a sociable dog of their own for a holiday playmate or who no longer have a dog of their own and enjoy the company of visiting dogs.
All our carers are interviewed, fully audited and insured by us in their own home to operate to our high standards. They come from all walks of life and have experience with a great variety of different breeds of dog.
Please do not hesitate to call me or visit our website to register your interest online.
Individual one to one holiday for your dog!
Our carers want their doggy guests to have as great a time on holiday as you are. They will plan special trips out and take their charges on adventure days romping around the countryside if the dogs are up for it and generally have a fab time! Due to your dog being the only guest dog (or dogs) staying, our carers are able to cater the stay for each dog’s needs to ensure every dog has the best possible holiday for them.
Thames Valley carers, a glorious place to stay!
Holidays along The Thames Valley – Follow the greatest river in England for 184 miles from its source in the Cotswolds almost to the sea. Passing through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages in the Chilterns and Thames Valley, historic towns and cities, and finally cutting through the heart of London to finish at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich. Or alternatively, just hang out in one of our carer’s gardens – the scenery alone is enough to keep a doggy guest occupied for a whole holiday!
Part of the family and all home comforts
This is why Holidays 4 Dogs 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. Now, not all carers allow dogs on their beds but if your dog is treated to the luxury of being allowed on beds at home, then we will endeavour to find you a likeminded carer!
New Carers always welcome
- Do you live in the Thames Valley area?
- 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?
Skip our Border Collie (aged 9) went to stay with Susan for 10 days as we had to Scotland. We were a little anxious about leaving him but decided that this was the better option than kennels as he had been a rescue. Susan was an excellent carer to him, he was walked and fed and loved and had a marvellous time. Pictures were sent of him out for walks which was nice touch. He certainly enjoyed himself and will be booked again at a later date. Thank you very much for this service.
Rocky`s stay with Su went really well we had a couple of bad experiences with kennels so this was brilliant for us and Rocky it took all the stress of leaving my boy knowing he was going to be looked after by a very caring lady. He came home happy I would gladly leave him again.
I have been reluctant to use kennels of any variety after the grief I experienced having my dog in quarantine for 6 months. Finding Holidays 4 Dogs has been my saviour. Now I have 2 dogs and I have never seen them so happy, settled, loved, and most of all given me peace of mind going on my own holiday. Professional, kind, caring, animal loving families to love your pets as much as you. My dogs didn't want to leave. Very impressed and will use them again.
Bane and Bella thoroughly enjoyed their stay with Sarah. We always liked the idea of the dogs being able to have a holiday themselves and be well looked after with no stress. We loved that she sent us pictures of them out enjoying their walks and playing in the garden. They were both very happy to see us but don't think they wanted to leave! We will definitely be asking to use Sarah again.
We were searching for somewhere to board our Dalmatian 'Poppy' when we had a weekend break. Holidays 4 dogs put us in touch with Samantha and Harvey. Poppy soon settled into their lovely house and Samantha sent us regular texts to let us know how she was getting on. We are booking her in for 3 weeks when we go on our summer holiday and highly recommend using Holidays 4 Dogs to anybody worried about leaving their pets whist holidaying.
As a dog owner, one of the hardest things in life is placing your pampered pooch in the hands of someone else, to go on holiday. I can honestly say that the moment I met both Jo and Sue, I felt at ease and fully trusted them to care for my 'boy'. He was happy and bright when I picked him up and he will be returning to them in the near future. I can go on holiday and relax in the knowledge that my dog will be loved and cared for like he is at home.
This is an excellent service. We boarded our Golden Retriever with two different carers over the last year. Both were clearly dog lovers and had been clearly vetted by the service. Our dog was happy, as were we. .
We have used the service twice with two different dog sitters. Both times we were really happy with the care our dog received. We will certainly be using the service again and would recommend Holidays4Dogs to anyone. So much better than kennels!
I was very happy with the care my dog Sable received. Sophie and her family are very lovely people and I would definitely recommend them and would use their service again as they are caring, considerate and dog loving. Sable came back a happy dog and it's great to know she was well looked after. Thank you!
My 12 year old dog Belle stayed with Sarah for a week in July. She had such a lovely time that she was reluctant to come home again. I was really impressed on the first full day when I received a text message and photos showing that Belle had really settled down and was happy. I have already booked another weeks holiday for Belle and have no problem recommending both Sarah and Holidays4Dogs to others. So much nicer for the dog to be in a home than kennels.
Wonderful carer, very down to earth and looked after our dog brilliantly. Very easy to organise. Will definitely use Holidays4Dogs again!
We were really impressed with both Holidays4Dogs and Roz’s care for Ruskin. He obviously had a lovely time with Sasha and Roz and it was very reassuring to get a couple of photos early on in the week as it was the first time we had left him with a stranger. We’ll be hoping to use Roz again if possible and have already recommended the company to several friends with dogs.
Genius service! Total peace of mind for that special furbaby in your family, being cared for in a safe home from home.
My dogs jump out of the car and run into Roger's house with excited every time we take them there. I have no hesitation that they are well cared for and I wouldn't leave them anywhere else.
I needed a carer at the last minute for my little dog Bentley and I couldn't fault the help that Holidays4Dogs gave me. Friendly, helpful, polite and very efficient. I would highly recommend them and will most definitely be using them again in the future!
Our dog carer Gloria was fantastic with our little dog Rocky. He was extremely well looked after and clearly had a great holiday! Gloria sent us pictures and updates everyday and you could see how well he was being looked after. It is so much better and more personal than a kennel. I had to drop Rocky off extremely early (around 6 a.m.) as well, and Gloria was nothing but accommodating. Would highly recommend Holidays4Dogs and I would highly recommend Gloria!