Holidays4Dogs York

Born and bred in Yorkshire, Holidays4Dogs was first established in 2006 and remains with it’s head office in the York area. As a local business, we are proud to be able to offer our highly successful, bespoke home boarding service to dog owners all over England and parts of Wales and Scotland.

We know wherever you live in the Yorkshire area or indeed the UK, you’ll be looking for complete peace of mind when leaving your pet. Holidays4Dogs will do just that – Let us introduce you and your dog to one of our local, trusted carers so you too can experience the confidence and reassurance of leaving your pet in the very best of hands.

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About Us

We are passionate about offering you an exceptional holiday stay for your dog when you can’t be with them. Whether it be a family holiday, a forced separation or a planned trip, we’re here to help both you and your dog have as stress separation as possible. Choose a local dog carer to best suit your dog’s needs and come and meet us before booking.  Your dog will be invited to be part of our family receiving all the love and attention they need home from home. Both yours and your dog’s safety and well being comes first, for this reason we do not accept other guest dogs to stay and do not pack walk your dog. Instead, your pet will receive all the personal one-to-one care they truly deserve so you can fully relax while you are away.

We offer a range of fabulous local carers and different homes. Some of our carers have a sociable dog of their own for a holiday playmate while others no longer have a dog of their own. All our carers love the company of visiting dogs and can’t wait to meet you.

All our carers are fully approved by us and operate to our very high standards. They come from all walks of life, from families to couples and to single persons. All are all home based and have excellent experience with dogs.

Register your interest FREE via our website and receive your online discount or call us on our freephone number to have a chat.

 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?

Great carers covering all of Yorkshire

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We cover all of Yorkshire. 

  • 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.

    B. STILES - YORK Dog Owner
  • 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.

    B. A PEPPER - YORK Dog Owner
  • 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!

    MR DOE - DRIFFIELD Dog Carer
  • 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.

    P. WILSON - YORK Dog Owner
  • 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!