Home Dog Boarding
Home Dog Boarding
in Lincolnshire
We are the alternative to kennels in
Lincoln, Boston, Grimsby, Skegness
and Immingham
Your local PetStay branch
Home Dog Boarding in Lincolnshire
We are the alternative to kennels in Lincoln, Boston, Grimsby, Skegness and Immingham.

PetStay Lincolnshire Branch

Hi there, we’re Helen and Allan and look after Petstay in Lincolnshire. We have two lively cocker spaniels, Henry and Peggy. They both love their home comforts and we understand the importance of having peace of mind when it comes to leaving your pets. When we came across Petstay we were delighted to find an alternative to kennels, especially when we found out what a professional and caring service Petstay provides to both dogs and their owners. We were immediately keen to take over the Lincolnshire franchise of Petstay and look forward to recruiting more carers for the dogs of Lincolnshire in order to provide this very special service!

Our carers love dogs and will ensure your pets receive all the love, care and attention to routine that they need whilst you are away. If you would like us to find a caring holiday home for your dog then we will do our utmost to ensure your pet is placed in a suitable home. Please just give us a call and we can find the most suitable carer for you. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you love dogs and are interested in joining our team of carers in Lincolnshire then don’t hesitate to give us a call. All that is necessary is that you are home during the day, have a very secure garden, have no more than 2 dogs of your own and no young children under five years of age.

Helen and Allan Dunning – PetStay Lincolnshire

Helen and Allan - PetStay Lincolnshire

Contact Details

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


Tel: 01507 306123

Mobile: 07813 831417

Email: helenandallan@petstay.net

Areas coveredWe cover the Lincolnshire area including postcodes:

LN1 to LN13, PE20 to PE25, DN21, DN31 to DN37, DN40 to DN41


LN1 to LN13: Lincoln, Louth, Market Rasen, Horncastle, Woodhall Spa, Mablethorpe, Alford
PE20 to PE25: Boston, Spilsby, Skegness
DN21: Gainsborough, Kirton in Lindsey, Marton, Scotter, Lea, Blyton
DN31 to DN37: Grimsby, Nunsthorpe, Scartho, Lacey Acres, Cleethorpes, New Waltham
DN40 to DN41: Immingham, Healing, Keelby, Stallingborough, North & South Killingholme

Are you worried about leaving your dog in kennels? Have you ever considered a dog sitting service in Lincolnshire?

If you are worried about leaving your dog in kennels and would prefer a more personal touch, then why not consider a dog sitting service in Lincoln, Grimsby, Boston, Gainsborough, Immingham and the surrounding areas.

At PetStay Lincolnshire we have many caring and affectionate pet sitters that are fully licensed, insured and have been carefully chosen to provide a better experience than dog kennels for dogs whilst their owners are away on holiday.

The carer will ensure that your dog is treated as part of the family and will be given the same routine that they would obtain at home, making our home dog boarding service in the Lincolnshire area a far less stressful experience for your dog than kennels.

PetStay have gained an outstanding reputation over many years for providing an excellent dog sitting service and now PetStay Lincolnshire are becoming well known as your local dog sitters in Lincoln, Grimsby, Boston, Immingham and the surrounding areas.

Home Boarding for Dogs

Home Dog Boarding

  • 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

Our Prices

1 Dog £18.50 a day
2 Dogs £29.00 a day
3 Dogs £36.00 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.

1st: 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: No later than 5 days after your initial meeting, complete our on-line booking form and pay the booking fee.
7th: An 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 for their holiday you then pay the remaining balance to the carer.
10th: Go away with complete peace of mind and have a wonderful holiday.

Become 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 £80 to £175 per week

Please call Helen or Allan for more information and an informal chat

Carers Walking Dog

Frequently Asked Questions about becoming a PetStay Carer

What are the requirements of 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.

Apply to be a carer

Please fill in the details below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Our Reviews



Louie, my Maltese Terrier was looked after by the same family for about 3 or 4 years until they decided to retire. I was then left with the problem of finding someone to look after Louie as well as they did.

I searched the internet and bingo, I found a Helen and Alan, Petstay! My day was made. I contacted Helen to ask if she had someone in my area to look after Louie. She introduced Louie and I to Linda. Home from Home for Louie. He loves Linda and her family as much as they love him and he never goes without cuddles. The fact that I liked Linda straight away meant that I knew she was perfect for Louie. He has stayed with her for 2 or 3 times now and will be going back soon.

We have also been so lucky to meet Jackie. Louie also loves staying with her and has stayed with her a couple of times now. Jackie is wonderful with him.

Because Linda and Jackie are so popular and busy with the doggies they look after I have asked Helen to find me another minder and she has found Sheila for me. Louie will be staying with this lovely lady in August and I know he will be extremely happy with her.

I have to be careful with Louie as although he loves humans, he doesn’t get on with other dogs. This is managed so well by the lovely minders so I have no need to worry. We have been so lucky to find Helen and Alan and their team of minders that look after Louie so well and give him lovely home from home holidays give me piece of mind whilst they look after my fur baby.

Joan, June 2017



Thankyou for arranging for our chi to reside with your carer last week. She did a fantastic job looking after her.

June 2017



“ I first found Helen & Alan of Petstay through word of mouth from a colleague at work. It is a fraught business trying to find the right person to look after a very valuable member of your family.
I never have believed in the traditional boarding of dogs, I think it’s more akin to prison & given that Honey is a very precious member (although very noisy) member of our family it has to be right.
Honey has always gone to a very trusted sitter before, who unfortunately has had to give up, leaving us the huge task of finding someone who would love our little girl as much as we do.
Helen has been the consummate professional, through our first tentative enquiries, to the booking of our first sitter who seems absolutely smashing, (Honey’s first stay is later in the year)
There were a few minor changes with our itinerary, which Helen dealt with in a very cool & calm manner, giving us alternatives should we need it & ultimately sorting the answer for us.
We are looking forward to our little mini break later on in the year knowing our little girl is in a safe, friendly & caring environment, backed with all the necessary insurance, home visits, council certificates etc that a good organisation ultimately needs. “

Ruth, June 2017

Lincs-Rafferty Boots & Ru

Rafferty Boots & Rü

Searching around for the right person to take care of our boys was an exhausting process. However, when we got in touch with Helen and Alan at Pet Stay they were quick to understand exactly what we were looking for, they listened carefully to what we would like to have in a dog minder and were efficient in getting back to us.

This is how we discovered lovely Linda.

We haven’t looked back since.

When Rafferty-Boots and Rü first stay with Linda and her family, she was quick to get their beds and toys out to make her home feel like theirs- she was accommodating, warm and welcoming.

Linda took a genuine interest in both boys, she got down to cuddle and fuss over each of them, which was very comforting to see.

We know that Linda and her family treat our boys like their own, they really do.

Linda genuinely cares for Raffy and Rü and she gives them a lot of love- so do all of her family! It is reassuring to know that when they go to stay with Linda they’re loved and fussed over just as we would take care of them.

Linda is a natural with our boys. From their very first stay it was abundantly clear that Linda, Raffy and Rü have a special bond with each other.

Linda would tell us funny stories about what the boys had done and how they had behaved, and this would only have happened if the boys had felt completely at home with her.

What makes Linda very special is that not only does she care so lovingly and enthusiastically for our boys, but she also cares about us as owners. She understood completely that we like to know how they boys are getting on whilst they’re with her.

Linda does her upmost to keep us updated with what our boys are up to with regular photos of them enjoying themselves or relishing in the attention Linda and her family give them.

It is definitely reassuring to get texts and pictures whilst we can’t be with our boys, as it helps us to feel secure and happy that they’re also having a lovely time when we’re away.

We are so grateful and feel so lucky to have found Linda, and would highly recommend her services to anyone considering having their own dog home board.

And we have to add- it isn’t only Raffy and Rü that love Linda, we do too!

The Phelan-Heaths, May 2016



Earlier this year I met a lovely gentleman at the Brocklesby fair who told me all about Pet Stay, I explained about my crazy pup and her energetic personality. I was very anxious about leaving her but as soon as we met Carla my mind was made up and I couldn’t wait for Maisie to also enjoy a holiday! It was lovely knowing Maisie was in a loving home and it definitely was, I could see on collection that the two had formed such a good relationship, I have booked Maisie in again since and she is always so excited to go for a sleepover! We really can’t thank you enough for the fabulous care Maisie gets when staying with you.

Becky & Chris, December 2015



We have been extremely happy with the service we have received from PetStay in finding accommodation for Murphy whilst we have been away twice this year. It has been the first time that we have used this service and we would have no hesitation in recommending it to other dog owners. Murphy was placed in a home that was ideally suited to him and we couldn’t have been happier with the care that he received while we were away. Truly a “home from home”.

Sandy & Steve, December 2015

PetStay Lincolnshire News!

PetStay Lincolnshire have been in operation just over 2 years and have wonderful carers in Boston, North Hykeham, Branston, Waddington, Caenby, Grimsby, Healing, Cleethorpes, Laceby and Great Coates.

We are keen to recruit more carers due to the high demand for our service. Customers have been so pleased with the loving care and attention received by their pets and the fact that individual needs of each dog are taken into account. We try to match the most appropriate carer to the dog both in terms of location and needs.

This year we are proud to sponsor the Ark Animal Rescue and Retirement home in Lincolnshire, who do a wonderful job in supporting dogs and other animals across Lincolnshire.

So far it has been a very busy year and we are looking forward to helping lots more dogs find their ideal holiday home so that they can feel secure and loved whilst their owners are away.

Hopefully, we can bring even more carers on board who can offer high quality care in a loving environment. Many of the dogs develop strong bonds with our carers and it can really seem like a home from home to them!

Please feel free to call us or e-mail us if you would like to know more about our service or if you would like to join our team of fantastic PetStay carers!

E-mail: helenandallan@petstay.net
Tel: 01507 306123
Mobile: 07813 831417

Dog sitting services in Lincolnshire areaContact Details

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

Tel: 01507 306123

Mobile: 07813 831417

Email: helenandallan@petstay.net

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