Hello! We’re the great team in and around York for Holidays4Dogs the great alternative to kennels.
Holidays4Dogs began it’s journey in the York area in 2006. Before long we were offering our service to dog owners all over Yorkshire and now nationally having celebrated our 11th Year Anniversary.
We are a business who are proud of our Yorkshire roots and still hold our head office in Yorkshire. If you live in Yorkshire and are looking for complete peace of mind when leaving your pet then you have come to the right place.
We are passionate about offering you an exceptional holiday stay for your dog whether it be a family holiday, forced separation or a planned trip, we’re there to help you and your dog to have a stressed free stay with us. Our experienced team will help you find the best possible personal care for your dog’s so that you can fully relax while you are away.
Holidays4Dogs 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 us on our freephone number or register your interest online.
Individual one to one holiday for your dog!
Whether your dog gets along with other dogs & would enjoy the company of the carers own dog or prefer to be the only dog in the home; we have approved carers to suit all. We only accept dogs from one household at a time per carer and never split same family dogs. Register your interest today and come and meet one of our local carers to see for yourself.
All home comforts and glorious place to stay!
Every guest in our care is welcomed into the carers home and live with the carers family just as they would at home. All our approved carers are very experienced dog lovers and have time at home to look after your pet. Some carers no longer own a dog of their own, others own a sociable dog whom you’ll get to meet. All just love having regular guest dogs to stay and will welcome you and your dog with open arms!
Safe enclosed garden for your dog to explore
All our carers are required to have a safe, dog friendly enclosed garden. They also provide a minimum of two good walks per day (or whatever your dog requires). We hand pick carers who have great walks right from the property without having to get in the car and with your permission most are willing to let your dog with good re-call off the lead in a safe place.
New Carers always welcome
- Do you live in the York 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?
WONDERFUL! Just got back from visiting the lovely Bev who will be looking after our Border Collie pup for us for a couple of days - I can't say enough good things! Chayse didn't want to come home and I am safe in the knowledge that he will be happy and well looked after when we are away.
Digby had a wonderful time with Ian & Kate in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside whilst we had a night in the town, happy he was in very good and capable hands - thank you for making our night away as stress free as it could be! Highly recommended
5* Absolutely perfect first dog sit for our 14 week old pup. We won't hesitate to ask for the same sitters again.
It's the first time the dogs have been left whilst we go on holiday, I was introduced to Trish who lives local to us, we have been away for 10 days and they have we're so happy and healthy when I returned. I would recommend using them to anyone.
Carol and Barry were so nice from our initial meeting in their immaculate home they reassured us that Rex our 9 year old Border Collie would be cared for with Love and Attention. Rex had never been away from us before but we came home to a relaxed and Happy dog. We would happily recommend this lovely couple to everyone. Louise and Shaun.
We contacted the company, the response was lovely, the visit with our dogs carer, Helga instantly made us feel at ease and able to look forward to our visit away! So last weekend we went away, left Tilly for 4 days with Helga and she had a lovely time, she'd been walked regularly and off the lead and even went to the beach plus more importantly she'd been cuddled and fussed! We got wonderful, reassuring updates from Helga and we have absolutely no hesitation in using her again in a few months. No way could we ever put Tilly in a kennel, this option is definitely the best for us but more importantly its ideal for Tilly! Thank you Helga and Holidays4Dogs for an excellent service!
Dolly has just spent 2 weeks with Sally and Jeff. They kept us informed by text whilst we were away which eased our minds as we've not left her before. On our return, it was obvious Dolly had felt completely at home and had been well looked after. It was also clear that Sally and Jeff had enjoyed having her. Thank you Sally and Jeff and Holidays 4 Dogs.
I have used Holidays4Dogs since the early days, when Claire set the business up. I have had a few carers over the years and they have all been exceptional. I have never worried about going away on holiday as I know my dogs are in really good and capable hands.
Any worries I had about leaving my two dogs were totally dismissed after meeting Ann her family. They are such loving people I knew they were in safe hands. I would not hesitate to use them again.
Sheila looked after my little dog Stella for a long weekend. Stella got on very well with Sheila and her 2 little dogs. I also left Stella with peace of mine that she would be well looked after as Sheila is a true dog lover, and had a great set up at her home and in the garden for the dogs to play.
We have used Holidays4Dogs for several years for our Cocker Spaniel. We have a small number of regular carers who the Holidays4Dogs team matched us to, who we use for various length stays (weekend breaks through to 6 week holidays). We have complete confidence in the carers who treat our dog with the love they would their own. The professionalism and quality of customer service and support of the business was recently demonstrated when one of our carers sadly fell ill the morning of a booked stay. Within an hour the Holidays4Dogs team had made alternative arrangements with a nearby couple (Ann and Brian) who we had not used previously but were absolutely perfect - our dog had a fabulous stay and formed a lovely bond with the them. I have no hesitation in recommending Holidays4Dogs… they have been a god-send for us as our dog is unable to cope with stays at kennels.
My two dogs (Sprout and Nelly) recently holidayed with Melanie in North Yorkshire. They had a wonderful time and Melanie was fabulous - sending me updates and photos and generally spoiling them rotten with walks along the riverbank! I have told many people about your brilliant service which not only looks after my dogs but gives me peace of mind as well. Thank you very much and I would have no hesitation using you and Melanie's doggysitting talents again!