Home Dog Boarding & Pet Sitting in Leicestershire & Rutland

We are THE alternative to kennels in Leicester and the surrounding areas

Dog Home Boarding Services in LeicesterPetStay Leicester Branch

Hi I’m Pi and I would like to tell you about my ‘Mum’ (Jane). Before Jane had me, she looked after many different animals, but her first love is definitely for dogs. Anyway, I think this PetStay franchise is a really great idea, I have told all my friends that I meet when I am out for a walk about being able to go on their own holidays too, and they all hope that their ‘Mums and Dads’ will be in touch soon. I think the idea of going to stay with another person in their home, and having the individual love and attention I am used to, as well as having a house and garden to roam around is much better than those kennels, (well it is certainly more chilled, comfy and civilised than some kennels I have heard about!) So come on ‘Mum and Dad’ book me a relaxing break, and then find yourself a nice holiday – you know we all deserve it!

Jane Elson – PetStay Leicester

Dog sitting services in LeicesterContact Details

To find out more or to arrange a visit to one of our carers in the Leicester area, please get in touch using the details below.

Tel: 01530 542142

Mobile: 07825 325583

Email: jane@petstay.net   

We cover the whole of Leicestershire including postcodes:

LE1 TO LE19, LE65, LE67, CV13.

Leicestershire area including Leicester, Hinkley, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Wigston, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Coalville, Markfield, Ibstock, Market Harborough, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth and Rutland.

If you hate to leave your dog in kennels then why don’t you consider a home dog boarding service in Leicester

Home dog boarding and pet sitting services in the Leicestershire area including Leicester, Hinkley, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Wigston, Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Coalville, Markfield, Market Harborough, Lutterworth, Market Bosworth

At PetStay Leicester we provide a service second to none that will ensure that your dog receives a one-to-one carer whilst you are away on holiday. We are a growing dog home boarding service in Leicester and are becoming known for providing a loving, caring and stress free alternative to dog kennels.

Your pet will be matched with one of our carefully selected fully licensed and insured carers who will look after your dog for the whole duration of your time away and who will treat your dog as part of the family, adhering to the environment and routine that they normally receive at home.

Your dog will live in the carers home with their own bed and toys so they’ll hardly know the difference, which is why dog sitting in Leicester from PetStay is a far less stressful experience than dog kennels.

PetStay have gained an outstanding reputation over recent years for providing an excellent dog sitting service and now PetStay Leicester are becoming well known as your local pet sitters in the Leicestershire area.

PetStay Leicester are now being recommended by pet companies in the Leicester area knowing that we have every safe guard in place so you can relax on holiday with the peace of mind that your dog is receiving great care.

Home Boarding for Dogs

  • Your dog/s stay in one of our loving carers’ homes
  • Meet your carer before you book
  • Kinder and less stressful for your dog
  • All routines kept
  • We don’t mix different dogs together
  • We don’t walk your dog/s off the lead
  • All our carers are licensed by the local council (if required)
  • Carers are fully insured and vetted
  • We are recommended by vets and our many, many customers

I Holiday with PetStayPrices

1 Dog £20.00 a day
2 Dogs £30.00 a day
3 Dogs £40.00 a day
Prices above are per day, or part thereof, except Bank Holidays. For more information regarding those rates, please contact us.

Here are the few simple stages of booking with PetStay.

Animal Aiders1st: Ring or email your local branch to discuss your dogs requirements and dates.
2nd: We will explain all about PetStay and what your next steps would be.
3rd: We then take all details about your dog and then match them to the most suitable carer.
4th: A meeting will be organised for you and your dog to meet the carer.
5th: If you are 100% happy with your carer you would then be ready to book with PetStay
6th: Complete our booking form and no later than 5 days after your meeting send the form & your booking fee to PetStay.
7th: A written or email confirmation will be sent to you.
8th: You’re all booked in and don’t have to worry about anything
9th: When you drop your dog/s off you then pay the remaining balance to the carer.
10th: Go away with complete peace of mind and have a wonderful holiday.

Carers wantedBecome a PetStay Carer

So you want to work with dogs and be home based?
Have you ever thought how wonderful it would be to work from home and be able to work with animals? If you’re a dog lover and want to have a flexible, home based job that lets you work with dogs, then maybe you will love being one of our carers looking after dogs in your own home.

Earn from £73 to £154 per week

Please call Jane for more information and an informal chat

What are the requirements for becoming a carer?

You must be a genuine dog lover, have experience of looking after dogs and you need to be home during the day so you have plenty of time to give to the dogs you are caring for. You must have a secure garden and agree to abide by PetStay guidelines. You are allowed to have a dog of your own as long as your dog gets on with other dogs.

How are your carers vetted?

If you meet all the requirements listed above, we will come and visit you at your home. We will check the security of the garden, explain PetStay procedures and show you the guidelines each carer needs to follow. If you are happy with everything and we feel you would make a suitable PetStay carer, we would follow up a reference and arrange public liability insurance for you.

Do I need to be licensed:

If you are successful then you would apply to the council for a home boarding licence (if required by the local council), we can help you with this, it is a straight forward process.

How many dogs can I look after?

Our service is on a one-to-one basis, so only dogs from the same household will stay with you. You are allowed to take up to three dogs from the same household, BUT you choose what you are happy with. We will ask you how many dogs you would like to look after and what sized dog/s you would be happy to care for.

Do I have to provide the food?

No, the owner will bring any food or treats for the duration of the stay. Any toys, bedding, medication and leads will also be brought.

Does the dog/s have to be vaccinated?

Yes each dog MUST have up to date vaccinations, have been wormed and treated for fleas. Proof of the vaccinations will be brought to the meeting and shown to you.

What about walking the dogs?

All dogs should be taken out each day for walks. When you have your meeting with the owners all routines, including the number and length of walks, will be discussed. The dog is only ever walked on a lead.

What if the dog becomes ill?

We/you would endeavour to contact the owner or the emergency contact. The owner or the emergency contact would be liable for any expenses incurred in taking the dog to the vet.

How am I paid?

Your fee is paid as the dog is dropped off. This is a self-employed home-based position, is very flexible and fits around your lifestyle.

What happens next?

If you are interested in becoming a carer, please ring us for an informal chat and ask any questions or email us with your details and we will come back to you. You can also use the contact form on the ‘contact us’ tab. If we feel you are suitable we would then arrange to visit you at home.

Leics-Milly

Milly

Dear John & Jaqui, Thank you so much for having me at the weekend, I had a lovely time and hopefully I will get to stay with you again sometime . . . if you will have me. Lots of woof Milly

March 2017

Leics-Poppy

Poppy & Buddy

We had a lovely break thanks and so did Poppy and Buddy. They were both really happy to see Amber again and for us it’s very reassuring to know that they are settled and so well looked after while we are away. We will be booking again soon.

February 2017

Leics-Agnes

Agnes Rose

We are so impressed with Pet Stay. Our 7 month old Agnes Rose our beautiful West Highland Terrier stayed with Chris and John in Oakham. It was Agnes Roses first stay away from us and I was very anxious about her stay. We had the opportunity to meet Chris and John before our holiday which really helped put me at ease…they were so lovely with Agnes, we felt instantly put at ease. During her stay she slept with them in their bedroom at night as she settled better that way, I was so impressed with that! She also had three showers (Agnes is a bit of a digger!) using Chris’s shampoo…that made us smile! Agnes had a wonderful time, we could not wish for more caring people to care for our precious Agnes, Thank you so much, we will be booking with Jane in the next couple of weeks for Agnes to stay again with the lovely Chris and John, love Fiona Nigel and Agnes Rose xxx

January 2017

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Max

We were happy with petstay. We left our Labrador Max with nick who looked after Max so well and Max was very happy to stay with him and so were we. We would leave Max again and highly recommend. Much better than leaving our dog in a kennel. Thankyou very much. Would highly recommend.

January 2017

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Tyler & Bailey

Tyler and Bailey loved their stay with Bev & Alan. They had lots of attention and came back as happy as ever. I definitely feel much more confident in leaving my boys now as I know they’ll be well looked after.

December 2016

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Bert

We can tell that Bert obviously had a brilliant time at Fiona’s. Bert has stayed with other people before, but I can honestly say that Bert has never come back so happy, balanced and healthy as he has from Fiona’s. Fiona and her wonderful family truly treat Bert as if he is one of their family. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Thank you all for the amazing service that you provide

December 2016

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Ruby

Just to say a big thanks for arranging Ruby to stay with John and Carol last week Ruby was so happy and was so well looked after They are a wonderful couple and I feel so happy they are able to look after her again 2017.

December 2016

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Sophie & Louie

Just to let you know Sophie and Louie had a fab time with Tracey and John They were taken on great field walks and looked great on our return they are brilliant carers. Many thanks for matching us with them both .

December 2016

Leics-Ruby

Ruby

Nick is a lovely person so we would just like to say
Nick is a great carer for our Labradoddle Ruby, both Nick and his dog Mr Riley ensure Ruby has a great time with lots of walks which she loves. We enjoy our holidays knowing she is being looked after so well and he sends photos and text which is always welcome

November 2016

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Cooper & Milo

Just a quick message to say that we were really pleased with the care our two dogs received with Nina. They obviously had a lovely time. Nina kindly sent us photos which was really lovely to receive.
Just want to say we would be happy to recommend Pet Stay and particularly Nina to others.
Once again thank you

November 2016

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Cleo & Buddie

We had a fabulous holiday, it has been hectic since we got back, however, I now finally have the time to say that once again we were delighted with Cleo and Buddie’s care whilst at the newly enlarged “Frisby Towers”!!
We will be starting to plan further holidays/breaks in the near future so no doubt will be in touch very soon to book John and Carol again (hopefully )
Kind regards,
Paula and Fausto Lallo

October 2016

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Bella & Heidi

Just want to say thank you so much to Maria from Lutterworth for looking after my 2 girls, Cockapoo’s for 17 days while I went away on holiday to Mexico they look if they were very happy and well look after with her Thank you again Maria we hope you be looking after them again xx

October 2016

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Bella

I honestly couldn’t begin to tell you just how amazing John and Carol are. They kept us informed throughout her stay and Bella was so happy to be with them.
I have told a lot of people about Pet Stay and what a really impressive set up it is with fabulous people like john and Carol to look after our much loved dogs. – Mandy & Bella

October 2016

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Dylan

Thanks for getting in touch and yes we had a lovely time in Rome.

We are full of praise for Jenny (and Brian) in terms of how they care for Dylan. They have welcomed him (and us) into their family and we could not wish for better people to entrust the care of Dylan to when we are away.

Have attached some more pictures of Dylan for you.

Thanks again for being a lifeline in terms of taking the stress away from being away on occasions when we are not able to take Dylan with us.

September 2016

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Kody

Kody has so much fun on her pet stay holidays. She adores Nick and Riley and we always recommend your services to people with dogs.

September 2016

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Belle

Belle would like to thank Caroline for her wonderful holiday whilst we were away celebrating my birthday. I’ve never left her with a carer before and hated the thought of kennels. Within an hour of us leaving her, Caroline had messaged me to let me know Belle had been out for a walk and was relaxing on the sofa which made me feel much better. When we came to collect her I wasn’t sure if she wanted to come home with us, she looked to be having too much fun. Thank you again Caroline, we will definitely use you again and I can’t recommend PetStay enough.

September 2016

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Cleo & Buddie

Following my dogs’ recent “proper” stay with Carol and John at “Frisby Towers” (after an initial night’s dummy run!)
They are without a doubt, two of the most lovely, genuine, caring people I have ever met and are both true dog lovers.
Both of them went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that my dogs settled in easily and quickly and stuck to their routines. They had obviously taken the greatest of care looking after Cleo and Buddie as not only did they return home in tip top condition with glossy groomed coats, bright eyes and VERY waggy tails but when chatting to Carol and John I could tell they already knew my dogs’ personalities/quirks etc very well !
John sends hilarious, daily texts re their wellbeing and their adventures which make me laugh out loud.
I am very happy to send Bud and Clee again to “Frisby Towers “ this October (as booked already ) and no doubt many times in the near future.
I feel that you have struck gold with John and Carol as carers. I’m already thinking of them as a Nan and Grandad for my doggies!! Unfortunately they seem to be doing the job so well that they are booked up for many dates already!!!
Thanks to you for recommending them, they are doing a wonderful job for your company.

August 2016

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Pixie

We had a lovely holiday and Nina sent us regular updates throughout the two weeks. Pixie was so happy and content when we collected her. PetStay is definitely the best way of caring for pets when on holiday. We could not have wished for a better carer than Nina.

I was tweeting too on holiday saying what a wonderful time Pixie was having and mentioning PetStay (Pixie has nearly 500 followers)

Thanks again

August 2016

Leics-Ida

Ida

Hi Jane,
We were so pleased that you found Caroline for Ida. She is absolutely ideal. I think Ida was spoilt rotten. When we dropped her off she rushed into the house as if she owned the place and shot straight into the garden without even saying goodbye. We were a bit miffed but very reassured that Ida felt at home. She’d obviously been very well looked after and Caroline said she’d love to have her again.
We haven’t planned any holidays without Ida at the moment. We’re going to the boat at the weekend but Ida is coming with us. So are the grandchildren. (do you have any carers who take children?)
I don’t know if Caroline took any photos of Ida enjoying herself but we could stick a photo that we already have on your site.
If we do need someone to look after Ida again we will definitely use Petstay.

August 2016

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Briea

Once again Briea was extremely well looked after by Linda & Ron, you can see that she feels very much at home as soon as she gets there !

Thanks again.

August 2016

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George

What George had to say about his most recent PetStay holiday….. 😉 Thank you for providing such a fab service for my pooch! 🐶

July 2016

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Pheobe & Gracie

Phoebe and Gracie relaxing with Sandie , this is the first time I have ever left my girls but Sandie kept me up to date, thank you for looking after them so well😊

July 2016

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Barney

We were very pleased with the care Barney received from Jane, and the photos sent to us were a nice touch. We would definitely use Jane again.

July 2016

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Stitch

Stitch is relaxing at home following another visit to his super carer Maria. He is a happy, contented chappie X

July 2016

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Cora

I’m pleased to say that my little dog was well looked after by PetStay carer while I was away. I will happily refer Pet Stay to my friends and family! I will definitely contact them if I have any other holidays booked.
Thank you PetStay!

July 2016

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George

Home from our hols to sunny Madeira and look who we’ve just collected from his very own holiday home, all bright eyed and bushy tailed!! 🐶 Thank you to George’s carer Peter and his pooch Beth, for looking after our chocolate boy so well. By all accounts, George’s holiday home is so much more fun than his own, given the texts we’ve received during our holiday! Thank you so much to PetStay Leics for providing such a fab service!

July 2016

Sheba&Daisy

Sheba & Daisy

Bought a motorhome because we don’t like leaving the dogs at kennels, but now we have discovered Petstay, and wonderful local carer Stephanie, it means we can go abroad and know that Sheba & Daisy are having a lovely holiday too. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

July 2016

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Charlie & Millie

I just wanted to say how pleased we’ve been with Steph! She is lovely and we knew they were going to be absolutely fine with her which helped us have a more relaxed holiday!
We only tend to have 1 holiday a year, however, I will definitely be in touch in the future and would definitely like to use Steph! Can’t recommend her enough, so thank you so much!

July 2016

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Fudge

🐾🐾Thank you PetStay ,Fudge had a holiday with One of your carers and her dog . She did all the naughty things she does at home and was still made to feel very welcome,she was walked and entertained,and even given some chicken when she wouldn’t eat . A fantastic home and environment for her to stay within ,whilst I was away. 🐾🐾

June 2016

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Milo

To be able, with peace of mind and leave Milo our 9 month old Cockerpoo in the safe and loving hands of Chris Osbourne was a huge relief, you could not fault PetStay for care and service.
We now have him home with no negative reactions, unlike being encarserated in a non contact kennel.
Chris Osbourne is the perfect carer for our Milo, thank you all for your care and kindness.

June 2016

Lulu&Biscuit

Lulu & Biscuit

Very happy dogs at PetStay made themselves at home enjoying the dog sofa.

June 2016

Daisy


Daisy, my Jack Russell, has just had a lovely holiday with carer Yvonne. She seems so at settled with her and I am much more relaxed knowing she has one to one care in a home setting. Yvonne likes to follow Daisy’s routine to the letter! A big thank you to Yvonne from Daisy and me. We hope to see you again soon.

June 2016

Luna & Wally

Luna & Wally

This is the first time we have used the petstay service and we will definatly be using it again. Our dogs Luna and Wally stayed with carers Kath and Tony and had a really good time. We were kept upto date daily by texts and were given some pictures to keep of the dogs stay there. Because the service provided is a home from home basis and not kennels, my dogs seemed pleased to go there with their tails wagging when we left them but also was pleased to see us return. Many thanks to Kath and Tony. We would very much recommend them.

June 2016

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Oscar

Just wanted to thank and let you know we are really happy with Jenny and Brian from Oakham. With our previous Carer Natasha unavailable for our dates we needed your help and you were able to organise a meeting with Jenny and Brian. Oscar had his first overnight stay with them and seems to have been thoroughly spoilt with his routines cared for and fully accommodated for too. He clearly enjoyed his stay as much as Jenny and Brian had caring for him. We are very happy knowing he will be so well cared for the full duration of our planned summer holiday

May 2016

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Frank

Hi X just little words but to say a BIG thank you to Kaye who had Frank at short notice and he loved it xxx came home spoiled and so happy xxxx
Also that I have peace of mind knowing carers are so well vetted by petstay X (vetted? Sorry about the pun ) xxx

May 2016

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Coco

Thanks Jane, it was very reassuring to leave Coco with such obvious dog lovers and we were pleased that she behaved herself. We will have no reservations about Coco’s stay with Kath and Tony in July

April 2016

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Mia

Hi Jane
Kath and Tony are the best and truly looked after Mia for me.
Can’t afford any more holidays at the mo as am now officially broke LOL
Will recommend PetStay without hesitation.

April 2016

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Lenne

This is Lenne he had a wonderful week staying with Lisa. Very well cared for and lots of lovely long walks.

April 2016

Lily

Lily

Very pleased with Richard and John. And so happy they enjoyed having Lily. We will definitely use PetStay again, and would hope that when we do we can have Richard and John again. It was lovely knowing she was happy and safe with them.

Vanessa
Leicester
March 2016

Louie

Louie

Thanks Jane, Louie was well looked after, as ever. Jane (L) was very helpful. Had great peace of mind knowing Louie is happy and well cared for means we could rest and relax with no worries for his well being.
Many thanks for excellent service.

Leicester
March 2016

Izzy & Issac

Izzy & Issac

Just a quick email to let you know how happy we are with the care that Yvonne provided for our dogs during our recent holiday. Knowing that they are completely settled while we were away really puts our mind at rest. We have just picked them up and they are well and very happy.

We are away again in soon and would like to book Yvonne again please.

Leicester
February 2016

Briea

Briea

Briea was absolutely fine with Linda and Ron last week, I think she was thoroughly spoilt !! Thanks for setting us up with them I am more than happy with leaving Briea in their care, Photo is of Briea with her own family, not with Linda & Ron.

Leicester
February 2016

Bonnie

Bonnie

Bonnie had a good stay with Kath & Tony and I think from what Kath said that she was 90% well behaved🐶😊 only problem was that she cried at night😥 mostly due to the fact that she was in a strange environment to be honest…..but Kath very kindly let Bonnie sleep upstairs in their room and she slept great. She’s so used to company I think she was just a bit scared in her own!

Anyway Kath was brilliant and I have no hesitation in sending Bonnie to her again although I have no plans at the moment!

Thanks again for your help….you provide a brilliant service that I couldn’t do without. 😍

Leicester
February 2016

Millie

Millie

A photo of Millie relaxing, we do feel we have been very lucky in finding Sandie and Paul. We can relax and make the most of our break knowing that Millie is loved by them and their family.
Thank you all

Leicester
February 2016

Dolly&Ada

Dolly & Ada

Couldn’t have been happier with how Natasha looks aft Dolly and Ada, stops you from worrying when you are away on holiday. I attach some photos she sent us while away, they really help to show you how relaxed and happy they were.

Ivor and Janet
Leicester
February 2016

Poppy

Poppy

Poppy enjoyed her weekend with pet stay carers John and Carol at Frisby Towers. Thank you

Leicester
February 2016

Frank

Frank

Thank you so much John and Carol at Frisby towers X Frank had another great week you you both X he was reluctant
to get in my car when I picked him up X thank you so very much

Carole
Leicester
February 2016

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KC

We enjoyed our holiday as much as K.C. did with his excellent carers at Frisby Towers.
Looking forward to the Easter break now.

David & Jean
Leicester
February 2016

Frank

Frank

Can’t thank Carol and John enough X Frank went to their home for last week X individual treatment cheaper than kennels X when I picked him up gave me these photos X brill X

Carole
Leicester
January 2016

Barney

Barney

I just want to say a big thank you to you for arranging Barney’s stay with Peter again so that we can go away on holiday. Barney was very keen to see Peter when we knocked on his front door; he obviously has a good time too. Thank you to Peter for his excellent care of Barney and reassuring texts to us.

Sue
Leicester
January 2016

Lia & Maia

Lia & Maia

We really wanted to thank Jane at PetStay, and Jane and Maria who looked after our girls Lia and Maia this Christmas. As you can see in the picture they really had a blast, and we had great peace of mind knowing that they were so well looked after.
It is the 3rd time we have used PetStay Leics and all of the carers have been outstanding. Thank you Jane for organising our girls stays and taking care of them!

Leicester
January 2016

Ellie

Ellie

Hi Jane,
I just want to say a big thank you to you and your organisation for setting up Ellie’s stay with Louise over Christmas. Louise was absolutely wonderful with Ellie, and allowed me to have a stress free holiday with my family, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Ellie had been a bit poorly in the run up to Christmas, but was well when I left her, and thanks to Louise’s caring handling, was well when she came home. Louise kept me in touch by text and I think I have made a new friend for life.
Thank you so much for all the arrangements.

Leicester
January 2016

Louie

Rosie

Hi Jane, Thanks so much for being so unfailingly patient and helpful as we searched for the right place and carer, much appreciated.
We had a lovely cruise thank you. Louie had a wonderful time on his holiday with Jane too! So happy with the service, great to be able go off without having to be anxious about our “baby”! Jane was really kind and helpful, she also thoughtfully sent us some photos and updates on Louie which was just great.
Will certainly recommend and book again.

Leicester
October 2015

Rosie

Rosie

Rosie has until now has always stayed with family, but this time we couldn’t arrange this. We were not keen on the idea of kennels and were starting to think we wouldn’t get a holiday this year. We received a flyer for PetStay and Jane from PetStay was a great help finding us a suitable family for Rosie to stay with.
After visiting the family, Rosie was booked in immediately for her stay. She went in September and seemed to have a marvellous time with lots of walks and chances to play with the family dog, Bella. When we picked her up it was clear she would happily return, in fact I am sure she would have quite happily stayed for longer.
We would have no concerns using PetStay again. What a marvellous idea and great relief for pet owners like us. Many thanks

Tracey & Rosie, Leicester
September 2015

Mabel

Mabel

Thanks for your email. We think Mabel must have has a lovely time as she didn’t give us the usual ‘cold shoulder’ treatment when we came home! I have emailed Maria to say thank you and also to say we would certainly recommend her and the Petstay service so I will indeed let all our dog owning friends know how impressed we were.

Sorry your questionnaire doesn’t lend itself to the iPad but rest assured we couldn’t fault any aspect of the process from start to finish – we would certainly use PetStay, and hopefully Maria, again

 

Simone & Jon, Leicester
September 2015

Polo, Rosie & Lola

Polo, Rosie & Lola

First, thank you for arranging for Polo, Rosie and Lola to stay with Jacqui and John.
They were very well loved and looked after and clearly enjoyed their holiday. Jacqui and John were brilliant – they kept me updated on their holiday exploits and activities and went out of their way to make their home a `home-from-home` for my dogs. It was such a comfort to be able to go away and enjoy our holiday knowing the dogs were being very well cared for.

Karen Jewell, Leicester
August 2015

Benson

Benson

PetStay was an ideal solution for me and my family when we wanted to go on holiday. We would never kennel our lovely golden retriever so having him stay local with the lovely Jackie and John in their home was just great for us and Benson.
They looked after him really well. You could say above and beyond!

Jan Pepper, Leicester
August 2015

Leics

What a wonderful service we have found in PetStay, having 2 very active Cocker Spaniels we need a very special home. PetStay offered a great service where we met out potential carer before we had to pay the deposit. Since finding PetStay we can go on our weekends away and holidays knowing that our dogs are in very safe, caring loving hands, either with Maria and her family or with John & Jacqui. Looking forward to our next break already.

Leicester
August 2015

Dolly & Ada

Dolly & Ada

A picture is worth a thousand words….!!! Our two Yorkies, Dolly and Ada were so relaxed you would have thought they were at home. Thanks to Natasha for making our short holiday so enjoyable because we knew they were totally at home. Looking forward to our next break later this year. We are also looking for a longer holiday next year. So pleased we have found PetStay and Natasha.

IJ & Dolly & Ada , Leicester
August 2015

Suki

Suki

How wonderful to go on holiday and not have to worry about my Suki. She was stopping with Yvonne and was really looked after. She came bouncing to the door when I collected her as if to say thanks for my holiday how was yours. Yes I will always use Petstay and if Yvonne is free Suki will go to her and have a great holiday.

July 2015

Stitch

Stitch

When we arrived at Maria’s I could hear Stitch’s happy bark saying friends were at the door. When we walked in he looked so happy and full of life, his tail was wagging and he was telling us all about it.
Maria did an excellent job of looking after him, a real
home from home. He has even put a little weight on which he had lost following the death of his sister Lilo.
I cannot praise Maria enough, we have already booked her again for later on this year and next year and I know Stitch will be very happy to stay with Maria and her family

July 2015

Sophie & Bonnie

Sophie & Bonnie

Here is a picture of Sophie happy and relaxed with her new play mate Bonnie, whilst on her recent holiday with her holiday Mum Jane. This is Sophie’s 3rd visit to PetStay and already has another 3 visits booked.

July 2015

Kai

Kai

We booked our dog into the Leicester branch of Petstay. After many years of taking holidays that could accommodate the various dogs we have owned we have had to use kennels twice, reluctantly, although kennels may be suitable for some dogs and provide a good service, our dogs were used to a quiet home and not suited to kennels at all, unfortunately the last occasion my dog also had a bad reaction to the required kennel cough vaccine so decided I would never use kennels again. Luckily we happen to see an advert for petstay which sounded exactly what we needed, the system is set up very well and the all necessary arrangements are in place. We have had 1 holiday so far and have another booked for later this year, we had a relaxing holiday without the worry, knowing our dog is being looked after on a one to one basis in a home environment, the carers are experienced in looking after dogs and we know they gave him a lot of attention, we would highly recommend this type of service and Petstay looked to be the best we could find.

Gary Raymond Fell, Leicester
July 2015

Ralph

Ralph

We had a very good weekend and think Ralph had the best of care from Fiona and her family, they went out of their way to make sure Ralph was happy and comfortable. I would certainly recommend her and Petstay to my doggy friends and would definitely consider using your services if we go away in the future.

KH & Ralph,
April 2015

Alfie

Alfie

We would like to say a big thank you to Sandie & her lovely family for looking after Alfie for a few days so we could enjoy our break, He was very well looked after & made himself at home, we would definitely use petstay again & have already recommended them to our friends, this was the first time we had left Alfie & our minds were put at rest by Sandie with text messages while away, A job very well done… Thank You

Debbie, Jeff & Remy,
March 2015

Xena

Xena

The lady is a credit to your service. Very thorough introduction. Xena and I were completely at ease, with the kind, gentle manner in which she explained everything. Kennels will surely be a thing of the past with carers like Maria.

It was her leaflet drop in my area that brought us together.

GE & Xena
March 2015

Cooper

Cooper

Thanks for getting in touch – I’ve been meaning to contact you to give you some feedback on our fantastic first experience of petstay! Pam and Clive were absolutely fabulous with cooper and we are thrilled that he got on so well on his first experience of being away from home. We’ve noticed he seems very calm (and a little bit better behaved!) since returning. It’s been excellent therapy having other dogs around him and he was clearly very happy there. Cooper has been going to doggy day care nearby and they also allow overnight stays so we may well combine stays with Petstay (hopefully with pam and Clive again) and the doggy day care dependent on availability.

Cooper & AE, January 2015

Beau

Beau

We were very glad to have found ‘Petstay’. Jane found us the perfect couple to look after Beau. We went on holiday knowing that she was going to be well looked after and received regular updates to reassure us. John and Carol are an extraordinarily kind dog loving couple, Beau didn’t appear to have missed us at all in her ‘home from home’. They didn’t even mind about the lawn!!

Bernard & Pat Taylor, February 2015

Suki

Suki

I am really looking forward to my next holiday with Yvonne and Eddy, I had such a great time playing and going for long walks with Yvonne. It was cold this last time but when I go next it will be the summer time so ideal weather for lots of fun. My family were not worried at all because they knew I would be looked after by my holiday family. My family could contact Yvonne to see how I was getting on, but of course there was no need to bother as I was fine. Come on pet owners if you love your pets as I am loved let them stay at Petstay and give them a holiday too… Woof Woof Love Suki.

January 2015

George

George

I am absolutely delighted with the service I have received from PetStay. It was such a weight off my mind, after we had met Peter and his pooch Beth, and we felt certain he was absolutely the right person to look after George for a couple of nights. It appears George had an absolutely whale of a time with Peter, who also assured that he would happily look after George again, so phew, a big sigh of relief!
I cannot thank you enough for providing this service in Leicestershire, and whilst we currently have no plans of holidaying this year without George, we will definitely be back in touch should we need you.

I haven’t answered your questionnaire at the end of the email, but you can be assured it is a resounding ‘High’ for all the questions!

Vanessa
January 2015

Elsa

Elsa

Thank goodness we found out about Petstay, We have used your service twice now and have booked in again for another two stays. We are so pleased that we can go away with complete peace of mind that our beloved dog, Elsa, is looked after just as if she was at home (or even better!!)… Thank you so much

Healther and Neal
December 2014

Raffles & Jarvis

Raffles & Jarvis

When the whole family decided on a week’s holiday in France together, the only problem was what to do with Raffles, an 11 year old Cavalier, who had never spent a night away from us and Jarvis, who as an ex rescue dog, we did not want to put in kennels. When we heard about Petstay, it seemed the perfect solution and Peter and Ruth provided a real home from home for them. We and the dogs had the opportunity to meet Peter and Ruth before their actual stay; we had regular updates on how they were whilst we were away, (they were of course fine) and when we went to pick them up they were totally at ease in Peter and Ruth’s home. What more can you ask, now we have discovered Petstay we won’t worry about leaving them again

Tricia, Liz, Raffles & Jarvis
December 2014

Thank you for arranging the meeting with Fiona and her family, I came away from the meeting feeling much more relaxed about leaving Ralph for the first time, knowing he will be in a happy family environment with friendly doggy people.
KH & Ralph, February 2015

Woo had the most fantastic stay with Peter Elaine & Toby. I can’t recommend them enough.
TH, January 2015

I found PetStay on the internet, Jane got in touch with me really quickly and found a carer for my dog Bella. The service from Jane was really lovely and seemed very professional in finding someone that suitable for Bella.
Krys Cooper October 2014

I am afraid it is beyond my competence to work out how to complete the questions below, but Millie appears to have been well looked after and all arrangements went smoothly. I am happy with the service and will consider using Natasha again.
Sue October 2014

“Thanks to PetStay’s efficient and tailored service, our nervous little dog has a real ‘home from home’ with his lovely carers.
For the first time, we are able to take holidays and short breaks free from worrying about our pet. It’s such a great idea for everyone concerned”.
M W & GW October 2014

Very satisfied with all aspects of PetStay. Maureen & Husband very nice couple, Sophie was very pleased with her holiday and so were we!

We give a top rating of 5 to all questions

NB Questions asked are about helpfulness, speed, connivance, information provided and recommendations.

Many thanks David & Diane Dale October 2014

Everything was fine and Diam’s really enjoyed her break with Peter. I’ll let you know if I have to book for another weekend!
Estelle September 2014

Thanks for your email, yes the dogs seemed to have enjoyed their stay with Peter and Elaine and we will definitely use you again. We have no current plans for next year, but who knows whats around the corner.
Steve September 2014

Thanks so much for all your help. It’s been a really positive experience and we were really impressed with Natasha.
Helen September 2014

I have got to thank you for introducing me to John and Carol Glover.. they are fabulous and my boys loved their stay with them…I shall definitely book them in with John and Carol again through you when I next have to go away for 2 to 4 day

At first I did have reservations and thought they might not be able to handle the boys. I was mistaken, very young at heart and years of experience with dogs of their own… and most important a genuine love of dogs. They have a very secure house and garden and they take all precautions with their guests. I felt when I collected the boys that both John and Carol were going to miss their company…and that’s such a nice feeling.

Highly recommend these two wonderful but please don’t overbook them. I need to be able to get my boys in when I next go away.
Thank you so much and please convey my comments and gratitude to John and Carol when you next speak to them.

Linda Wearmouth August 2014

Meet our Carers

As well as receiving great reviews from my customers, my ever growing, team of wonderful carers like to provide feedback and comments. They all receive great pleasure in providing An Alternative to Kennels. Below is just a few of the comments that I have received.

If you love dogs would offer a ‘home from home’ for adorable guests, then please contact me on 01530 542 142 or email jane@petstay.net

Leics-Kaye

Kaye

(Pictured with guest dog)

Being a carer is better than any diet!!!
Having recently lost my old dog, I was really missing his company and our walks, although as a family we did not feel ready to replace him. I saw an advert form PetStay looking for carers and thought how wonderful and made a call to Jane, we chatted and everything sounded just perfect.

Jane visited and explained the way PetStay worked, I had no doubts and signed up there and then and have not looked back, it is great meeting all the different dogs (and their owners!), I am now back walking several times a day and have even dropped a dress size!!

Leics-Caroline

Caroline

(Pictured with resident dog, Charlie)

“Hello I am Caroline and I have been a PetStay carer since May 2016.
This is a picture of me with my lovely Charlie (plus friend) whom we sadly lost earlier this year.
My husband and I are dog lovers and we have always taken care to ensure our dogs are well looked after in a home environment when we are away. I know how important this is to give the owner peace of mind and I am delighted to be able to offer this service.
Having quite recently joined PetStay we have already had a selection of great dogs to stay and are looking forward to caring for more dogs in the future.”

Carer-Sally Smith

Sally

(Pictured with guest dog, Harry)

“I joined the PetStay team quite recently and am enjoying it immensely. My doggy guests so far have thoroughly enjoyed living in our family environment being fussed by my 3 children – they are always the guest of honour! PetStay gives us a unique opportunity to meet a variety of breeds all with very different personalities!”

Leics-Betty

Betty

(Pictured with guest dog, Isabelle)

Isabelle on her third visit, one of the dogs that has been to stay since I started with Petstay in January this year. I love the idea of having a beautiful dog to stay and giving them love and care whilst their own family on holiday or away.

Carer-Maria

Maria

(Pictured with guest dog, Meg)

Hi. I’m Maria and I have been a PetStay carer since January 2015.
I started after seeing Jane’s ad in a local freebie and after several years of my daughters asking for a dog for Christmas. PetStay has allowed our family to meet so many different breeds and wonderful characters without the commitment of owning our own dog whilst providing a perfect home from home so owners can put their own feet up in the knowledge that their dog will be treated like a member of our family.

I take pride in customising dog’s personal needs including walks for as long or short as they like over farmer’s fields, through streams, over, under or through styles or simply round roads or the local pond.

All dogs are fed using their own bowls and more importantly their own regular food whether that’s dry, wet, cooked or raw. They sleep where they will feel comfortable and receive extra reassurance should they feel nervous for the first, second or subsequent nights.

I have a large garden for lots of play and occasionally a bit of rough and tumble!

On medication? Not a problem. I have administered eye drops and tablets as instructed to keep dogs in tip top condition.

Anything I don’t like about bring a carer. Home time and an empty house 😔

Leics-Chris

Chris

(Chris Pictured with guest dog, Milo)

I am retired, and passionate about dogs I have had them all my life. Since losing my last one due to circumstances it wasn’t possible to have another one. I joined Petstay this year and have had wonderful doggy guests. I thoroughly enjoy the company, walks and playtime and everything that comes with being a Petstay carer. I am 2 minutes from doggy friendly meadows and fields. I have a home from home environment, a safe and friendly place for owners to leave their loved ones. This is Milo one of my guests who is an absolute treasure.

It’s a good experience meeting the owners and their pets together beforehand it gives an insight into their pets life at home, and Jane is so supportive with everything.

Fiona Smith

Fiona

(Picture of own dog Belle)

I love being a PetStay carer as it’s wonderful to spend time with a variety of dog breeds and getting to know their personalities. I feel it’s important for our customers to know their ‘babies’ are being looked after in a home from home environment so they (customers and their babies alike) feel happy and relaxed! My own dog, Belle loves having some playmates too!!!

How it Works?

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Becoming a carer for PetStay

becoming a dog carer in LeicesterWe started being carers for Petstay at the end of 2014. My little dog had died just one year previously and I was starting to get feelings that I wanted another dog. I couldn’t get the idea out of my head, the only problem was that I now had a new partner and even though we both loved dogs we had plans to travel and take up interests together so knew we couldn’t commit full time to another pet.

When we heard about Petstay we immediately knew this was what we wanted to do. After speaking to organiser Jane we were deemed to be suitable and eagerly awaited our first ‘houseguest’. We were not disappointed; we were matched to an elderly Jack Russell, a perfect gentleman.

His owner was understandably concerned about how we would look after his ‘boy’ – Where would he sleep? Where would we take him out? We were able to reassure that everything would be fine and on the day of arrival, he was dropped off with his bed, food, toys etc. He bonded well with Alan my partner, clearly a ‘man’s’ dog.

If anyone is feeling they would like to get involved with looking after dogs I can recommend being a carer for Petstay, the company is very professional and Jane is always there if you have any problems. You get all the benefits of being a dog owner, the walks, the love and affection and enjoyment but at the end of the stay you get your life back for a while before the next dog comes. They are all different personalities, that’s what makes it so enjoyable!

We have now looked after quite a few dogs, I can honestly say it’s the best thing I have done and hope to continue taking in our ‘holiday boarders’ as long as we are able.

Dog sitting services in LeicesterContact Details

To find out more or to arrange a visit to one of our carers in the Leicester area, please get in touch using the details below.

Tel: 01530 542142

Mobile: 07825 325583

Email: jane@petstay.net   

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