Home Dog Boarding
Home Dog Boarding
in Cambridge
We are the alternative to kennels
in Cambridge, Central Beds, North & East Herts
Your local PetStay branch
Home Dog Boarding in Cambridge
We are the alternative to kennels in Cambridge, Central Beds, North & East Herts

Tel: 01767 262213
Mobile: 07511 040078

PetStay Cambridge, Central Beds, North & East Herts Branch

Hi, we are Sarah and Mark and together with Chester, our Bernese Mountain dog, we run the Cambridge, Central Beds, North & East Herts branch of PetStay. Being huge dog lovers, making sure Chester is happy when we go away is of the utmost importance to us and we wanted to be able to give others that reassurance of knowing your dog(s) are well cared for and enjoying their holiday as much as you are. We cover the entire SG postcodes encompassing North / East Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire as well as Cambridge, Ely, Saffron Walden and all of the surrounding villages.

Why Choose Us?

We know how difficult it can be to find the right care for your dog(s) when you go away. We wouldn’t let Chester go to just anybody and know how unhappy he’d be in kennels, so we want to give you peace of mind that our carers are carefully chosen by us and are fully insured and of course love dogs as much as we do. We don’t mix dogs from other households and you can choose to board your dog alone or if they love doggie playtime with a carer who has a friendly dog for them to play with. Staying in a home environment means your dog will get lots of love and attention from your carer and they’ll be treated as if they were one of the family.

How It Works

Before we match your dog(s) with one of our carers we’ll want to find out as much as we can about your dog, their character and personality, what daily routines you have, where they sleep, eating, their likes and dislikes or any special requirements they may have. That helps us to find the perfect carer for you and your dog and we will then arrange for you to meet them and see where your dog will be staying. If everyone’s happy we’ll guide you through the booking process and give you a list of holiday essentials to pack for your dog’s stay.

PetStay Cambridge

Become a carer

If you’re interested in becoming one of our carers we’d love to hear from you. Being a genuine dog lover, having a secure garden, being at home during the day and no children under the age of 7 are the main criteria. You might be retired, semi-retired, working from home, so you are able to spend lots of time giving doggie cuddles. You could become part of our Petstay family by caring for someone else’s dog in your home with the added bonus of earning an income.

Sarah & Mark – PetStay Cambridge, Central Beds, North & East Herts

Contact Details

To find out more or to arrange a visit to one of our carers in the Cambridge, Central Bedfordshire, and North and East Hertfordshire areas, please get in touch using the details below.

FacebookMobile: 07511 040078

Email: sarah@petstay.net

Licence Number:  CB/LANW/18/029304

Areas coveredWe cover Cambridge, Central Beds, North & East Herts and surrounding areas

SG1, SG2, SG3, SG4, SG5, SG6, SG7, SG8, SG9, SG10, SG11, SG12, SG13, SG14, SG15, SG16, SG17, SG18, SG19.
CB1, CB2, CB3, CB4, CB5, CB6, CB7, CB10, CB11, CB21, CB22, CB23, CB24, CB25.

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

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 the Cambridge, Central Beds, North & East Herts area.

At PetStay Cambridge, Central Beds, North & East Herts we have many caring and affectionate pet sitters that are 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge, Central Beds, North & East Herts are becoming well known as your local dog sitters in the Cambridge area.

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
  • Carers are fully insured and vetted
  • We are recommended by vets and our many, many customers

Our Prices* (Please see below)

1 Dog £21.00 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.

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 arrangement 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: Drop your dog off at the carer’s house with food, a bed. toys and anything else you think they might need.
10th: Go away with complete peace of mind and have a wonderful holiday.


*PetStay Arrangement Fee

Our daily rate is made up of the Arrangement Fee and the Carer’s Allowance.  These are 2 separate payments.  The Arrangement Fee is a payment to arrange and confirm the booking of your dog’s stay, and is due for payment within 5 days of meeting your dog carer.  For a repeat booking the Arrangement Fee is payable within 5 days of your requested dates being confirmed by PetStay.

The Arrangement Fee is non-refundable or non- transferable

The Arrangement Fee is for the service provided by your local PetStay branch in selecting a suitably matched dog carer for you and your dog.  The Arrangement Fee also represents a proportion of all the administration and ongoing business costs, including but not limited to, Public Liability and Employer Liability insurance, licensing, recruitment of carers, advertising, 24/7 support to carers, and business documentation giving you peace of mind and your dog a quality home dog boarding experience with PetStay.

The Dog Carer’s Allowance

The Carer’s Allowance is paid direct to the dog carer when you drop your dog off

Keep Healthy, Become a PetStay Dog Carer!

If you’re a dog lover and would like to start a new hobby caring for dogs in your own home, we could have the opportunity for you!

Our home boarding dog carers are dedicated dog lovers who have the time to spend with our fantastic guest dogs, but may not be able to take on the full-time responsibility of a dog. Whether you’re unable to take on the full-time commitment of a pet or you’d like to have a friend for your own dog, PetStay can match you with the perfect guest dog to suit your lifestyle!

We do all the hard work! Don’t worry about bookings as we will take care of them. We think it’s important for you to concentrate on all the fun of caring for a guest dog. You can enjoy your daily dose of dog walking! As a PetStay dog carer, you will be covered by our licence and insurance meaning you can enjoy all the benefits of dog sitting our wonderful guest dogs without the headache of running a business!

Please call Sarah or Mark 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.

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.

Will I be paid?

You will receive a daily allowance starting from £12 per day.

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


Sarah and Mark are the friendliest dog owners and really looked after our Leo. I could tell they were keen to have our dog to stay as a companion for their own and the two dogs were great together, enjoying their long walks and tussling together at home.
I can really recommend this service.


Letchworth Garden City

March 2020


We left Zack our nervous German Shepherd with Mark and Sarah at Petstay Cambridge. I cannot express how pleased I was with how he was looked after. He was happy, relaxed and well behaved and will be returning later in the year so much better than kennels. Perhaps next time he will get up the courage to play with Chester, Mark and Sarah’s beautiful Burmese mountain dog


Janaury 2020

We have used PetStay four times now and have had an excellent experience each time. Our dog has complex medical needs so leaving her is tricky, but each time she has been so well looked after and her routine with medication has not been an issue for her carers who are experienced in looking after dogs with medical needs. The messages and photos sent from the carers during our holiday are so reassuring. We cannot recommend PetStay highly enough and will continue to use them each time we travel.

September 2019


Just wanted to thank you both and not forgetting Chester for giving Rocco the best time on his first holiday with you. From the first time Rocco met you all we knew we had nothing to worry about. He immediately felt at home and with the information you requested we knew you would look after him and love him as we do, he can be very demanding for his cuddles and that was absolutely no problem for you. He loved playing with Chester and it was nice to see Rocco with a dog that took no nonsense from a boisterous puppy but equally was gentle in playing with him. To receive texts and a video was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. We’re sure Rocco is looking forward to his next holiday in October and we certainly feel totally relaxed at leaving him with you. Many thanks once again

Sue & Kevin
September 2019

This was the first time that we had used PetStay and I am so glad that we did! This is the happiest our cockerpoo has ever come home! Sarah and Mark made the process so simple and friendly, leaving us very relaxed about leaving our ball of fur with them. They took into account all the small details that made his stay feel like home from home. I would highly recommend and definitely use again.

August 2019

We would like to say a huge thank you to Sarah and Mark at PetStay in Cambridgeshire for looking after our two standard schnauzers while we were away. As soon as we met Sarah and Mark, and their dog Chester, we relaxed about leaving our boys because we knew they would be happy there. Sarah and Mark are passionate about dogs, professional in the way they run PetStay, and understand the heart-felt challenges of leaving your dogs. We are confident that Sarah and Mark are completely focused on making sure that dogs in their care are happy and well-cared for in a loving home-from-home environment. We know our boys will be happy to stay with you again!

June 2019

Dottie and Ralphy had a lovely safe time with Mel who from the start were so friendly and welcoming to us & them. She sent us regular updates & photos on whatsapp of them playing in the garden and snoozing in the evening , we would definitely use her again and highly recommend this service 😀

May 2019

We wanted to use PetStay for our dog while we were getting married, we try to book but they were very busy. However Sarah went beyond the call of duty and by moving a date by 1 day, they were able to accommodate us. We couldn’t be happier with Keith and Margaret, they took such good care of Lilo, I’m not sure she wanted to leave.
We have already been back and will certainly use them again.

October 2018

Our beagle Alonso stayed with Sarah and Mark (and their dog Chester) in Potton Cambridgeshire for 17 nights and had a brilliant time. We received texts to let us know how he was doing and loved getting the photo and video updates. Alonso had a brilliant time and loved playing with Chester. We were so happy with the service received, we would definitely recommend PetStay and would use again. We are so grateful, many thanks.

September 2018


ATTENTION ALL POTENTIAL PETSTAY CUSTOMERS! – Your dog may not want to come home after a stay with Sarah and Mark! Our beloved pooch Loki had a lovely vacation with them and although he was pleased to see us on our return, he sulked for a good 48 hours as I think he was definitely missing his new best pal Chester along with Sarah & Mark.

This was Loki’s first ‘sleepover’ away from home, and like most dog owners we were worried that he would fret being away from us. Kennels were not an option, as Loki is used to company and although there are many good kennels out there, the dogs do not get the constant companionship and attention that they would at home.  Therefore when we came across PetStay, it looked like the perfect solution for our pampered pet. We arranged to meet the carers first, along with their dog to ensure that both dogs would be fine together, and to see where Loki would be staying and how he got on with Sarah and Mark. We need not have worried as it was pretty much love at first sight with all parties involved! 😊 Therefore we arranged to leave Loki for a few days feeling very positive that he would be cared for as if he was their own pet. We received pics and texts to reassure us that he was settling in well which was lovely and Loki appeared to love every minute of the experience.  Hence, we’ve had no hesitation booking him in again for September. A big thank you to PetStay and especially Mark and Sarah for giving us the confidence to take the odd vacation without our dog! I’m sure that we will become eligible for a frequent users loyalty card very shortly! 😊

Gilli & David
June 2018

Dog sitting services in Cambridge areaContact Details

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

Mobile: 07511 040078

Email: sarah@petstay.net

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Privacy and Cookies

At PetStay Limited, we take your privacy seriously and this privacy statement explains what personal data or information we collect from you and from people who visit our website and how we use it.

Who are we?

PetStay Cambridge, Central Beds, North & East Herts office address is 18 Sheepwalk Close, Potton, Bedfordshire, SG19 2XX. For the purposes of data protection PetStay is a data controller (ZA2873526).

What personal data or information do we collect?

The personal information we collect may include your name, address, email address, IP address and information regarding what pages you access on this website and when.

How do we collect data or information from you?

We collect data or information about you when you use our website, or when you make an enquiry about home dog boarding, enquire about a job opportunity, or if you have registered to be sent an email news update.

How is your information used?

We collect your personal data or information to operate our business effectively and provide you with the best home boarding services that PetStay can offer.

We may use your information:

  • To answer enquiries that you make prior to boarding a dog with one of our carers
  • To keep you informed about our services if you have opted-in to receive these communications.
  • To process a job application
  • To maintain security of our office and IT infrastructure

We believe that all these purposes are justified on the basis of our legitimate interests in running and promoting the business, our contractual requirements to deliver the agreed dog boarding services to you, and our legal obligations, both as a business and responsible employer. If you would like to know more, please read below:

  • Customers / Prospective Customers
  • Pet Carers
  • Job Applicants
  • Suppliers
Type of Data Held Length of Time Held How Data Held
Customers/Prospective Customers
  • Name, address and contact information (telephone, mobile).
  • Email address
  • Holiday dates
  • Emergency contact details
  • Pets details (name, breed and age and vet details)
  • Demographic information such as postcode
  • Billing and payment information.
We will retain information about you for the duration of our relationship with you, then 3 years.

Prospective customer data is retained for no more than 3 years.

We will retain financial records for 6 years, following the end of the current financial year.

Data is stored in the PetStay Booking system which is hosted on secure servers in the EEA.

Payment details are stored in PayPal, that uses servers that are hosted outside of the EEA. You can view their privacy policy here.

Pet Carer
  • Name, address and contact information (i.e. email, telephone, mobile).
  • Application form
  • References
  • Demographic information such as postcode
  • Home Dog Boarding Licence
We will retain information about you for the duration of our relationship with you, then 12-months. Data is stored on secure UK-based servers and stored in manual records in locked filing cabinets.
Job Applicants
  • Name and contact information
  • CV and application form.
  • Interview notes (for those short-listed)
We will retain information about you for the duration of the recruitment campaign, then one year. Data is stored on secure UK-based servers and stored in manual records in locked filing cabinets.
  • Contact details
  • Bank details
  • Tax details
We retain financial records for 6 years, following the end of the current financial year. Data is stored on secure EEA-based servers.

Who has access to your information?

We do not sell or rent your personal data or information to any third party or share your information with third parties for their marketing purposes.

We will disclose your data or information if required by law, for example by a court order or for the prevention of fraud or other crime.

We may pass your information on to our third-party service providers, agents or subcontractors for the purposes of completing a task or providing services to you on our behalf (for example commercial accountants who manage our accounts). However, we disclose only the personal information necessary to deliver that service and have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own marketing purposes.

Transfers outside of the European Economic Area

Personal information in the European Union is protected by data protection laws but other countries do not necessarily protect your personal information in the same way. The European Economic Area (EEA) covers all countries in the EU plus, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. Some of the third-party providers we use to help us manage our business and services may involve data transferring to the United States or other countries outside of the EEA.

Your Choices and Rights

We understand that you trust us with your personal information and we are committed to ensuring you can manage the privacy and security of your personal information yourself.

With respect to the information relating to you that ends up in our possession, and recognising that it is your choice to provide us with your personally identifiable information, we commit to giving you the ability to do all of the following:

  • • You can verify the details you have submitted to PetStay by contacting us by email sarah@petstay.net or by post at PetStay, 18 Sheepwalk Close, Potton, Bedfordshire, SG19 2XX. Alternatively, you can telephone us on 01767 262213.
  • You can also contact us by the same method to change, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by PetStay at any time.
  • You can always feel free to update us on your details at any point by sending an email to sarah@petstay.net.
  • You can unsubscribe from receiving marketing emails from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email. Once you do this, you will no longer receive any direct marketing emails from us.
  • You can request a readable copy of the personal data we hold on you at any time. To do this, please contact us via email sarah@petstay.net.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing with the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office

Keeping your data secure

When you give us personal information we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely and strive to protect it on our internal systems. We ensure that:

  • Up to date antivirus and antimalware is installed on all endpoints across the PetStay franchise and franchisee network.
  • Security updates and patches are regularly applied to all components of the PetStay system.
  • Access to physical and digital systems within PetStay are restricted to only personal who explicitly need these rights to do their job.

Emailing us

We use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt and protect email traffic in line with government standards. If your email service does not support TLS, you should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit.

We will also monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law.

Contacting us via social media

We use a third-party software provider, Hootesuite to manage our social media interactions. If you send us a private or direct message via social media the message will be stored by Hootsuite for three months. It will not be shared with any other organisations.

Visitors to our Website

When you visit our website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to various parts of the website. The information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.

To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Use of Cookies by this website

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Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for our website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

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Changes to this privacy notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 22/05/2018.