Home Dog Boarding
Home Dog Boarding in
Cornwall & Plymouth
We are the alternative to kennels in Cornwall & Plymouth
Your local PetStay branch
Home Dog Boarding in Cornwall & Plymouth
We are a loving alternative to kennels in
Cornwall & Plymouth

Tel: 01872 492077
Mobile: 07938 467728

PetStay Cornwall & Plymouth Branch

Hi, I’m Nicola and I’m delighted to be running PetStay – Cornwall & Plymouth.

I currently own a Springer Spaniel with an energy level most can only admire and will be your best friend if you can throw a tennis ball until it gets dark! Having lived with various breeds of dogs for most of my life I can appreciate that no two are the same, and having peace of mind that your dog is being cared for in the best way suited to its needs is the top priority while you are away.

With PetStay every dog is matched very carefully with its carer to ensure it has the very best holiday! Only dogs from your household will stay with your chosen carer at any one time. You and your dog will meet your carer at their home before making any commitment to book – this provides a great opportunity for your dog to become familiar with its new holiday home and for you to discuss the important things like dietary and exercise requirements. Whether you’re away for a weekend or taking a longer break you can rest assured PetStay offers a home-from-home experience with regular updates and photos being provided if you wish. All carers have a true passion for dogs, are insured and thoroughly checked to ensure the guidelines set by DEFRA and the local authority are being met.

If you’d like further information or you are ready to book, please contact me on either phone number or email address below. If you are booking for the first time, I’ll ask lots of questions about your dog to find out more about its character. This is to ensure it is matched with the most suitable carer.

PetStay Cornwall & Plymouth

Would you like to become a PetStay carer?

If you would like to know more about becoming a PetStay carer and joining the Cornwall and Plymouth team please do get in touch. If you have a genuine love for dogs, experience of looking after a dog, are at home for most of the day, have a secure garden and no children under 7 years I`d love to hear from you! Please contact me using the details below.

Nicola, PetStay Cornwall & Plymouth.

Contact Details

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

Tel: 01872 492077

Mobile: 07938 467728

Email: nicola@petstay.net

Licensed by Cornwall Council: License number: L119_002332

Licensed by Plymouth Council: License number: AO51


Areas coveredWe cover the Cornwall & Plymouth area:

TR1 to TR27
PL1 – PL7 & PL9 – PL14 & PL17, PL18 & PL22 – PL31

Are you worried about leaving your dog in kennels? Have you ever considered a dog sitting or home boarding service in the Cornwall area?

At PetStay Cornwall & Plymouth we’ve carefully selected many caring and affectionate people who will care for your dog while you’re away on holiday. Our dog sitters in Plymouth who are all vetted by myself and insured provide a far better experience for your dogs than kennels because we provide a home from home environment, a real alternative to kennels in Cornwall & Plymouth. We are licensed and insured home boarders who can provide you peace of mind while you are away.

Here at PetStay Cornwall & Plymouth we offer an outstanding dog sitting service to families who would prefer to have the peace of mind that their dogs are happy and settled in a loving environment whilst they are away on holiday.

We will pair your dog with a suitable loving carer in the Cornwall area who will ensure that your dog will receive home from home care and won’t miss out on any home comforts they are used to. Our carer will match your dog’s daily routine to ensure they remain as settled as possible.

Since 2005 PetStay have gained an excellent reputation for providing a dog home boarding service second to none, far removed from the experience of traditional dog boarding kennels. PetStay Cornwall & Plymouth are now becoming known as your local dog sitters.

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

1 Dog £23.00 a day
2 Dogs £35.00 a day
3 Dogs £47.00 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: 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.

Become a PetStay Dog Carer

Are you missing a dog in your life, but can’t commit to one full time? Fancy looking after a dog whose owners are on holiday? You could fill that dog-shaped hole in your life by being one of our wonderful carers. We organise the bookings and paperwork, you get the fun, walks and hugs.  If you are a genuine dog lover, then maybe you will love being one of our carers looking after dogs in your own home. You can enjoy your daily dose of dog walking!

Please call Nicola 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 £13 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

“Martin and Debbie cared for my two dogs for a couple of nights. One of the dogs has had a difficult past, and hence is rather nervous, but he settled into their home easily, and was very happy there. Both dogs were well-cared for and happy upon my return. Martin sent me a picture whilst I was away, which is always re-assuring! Hope to use this service in the future. Very pleased to have found someone local whom I know will look after my two very well indeed!”

Ms Loft
October 2019

Kit & Molly

“Thank you very much. All went swimmingly well and the two seem to have really enjoyed themselves. Nicky was great with them and we felt really comfortable leaving them. We would highly recommend the service! Thanks again.”

October 2019

Over the moon to have come across PetStay online. My dog Buddy is a handful and they found the perfect minder for him. He was extremely well suited to the people and the location. PetStay were very helpful and it was easy to book. Thank you PetStay !

August 2019


This was Jasper’s first time away from us and we were a bit apprehensive. We needn’t have been. Margaret and Alan looked after him very well and he had a great time. They were sensitive to the fact that he didn’t like nearby crop scarers and they tailored his walks accordingly. The whole booking process was excellent too. We would thoroughly recommend PetStay and hope to use the service again.

June 2019


Jan and Les and Prima welcomed our Pickles, and us too, with open arms. Very friendly and helpful, We did “trial runs” beforehand and then Pickles went to stay for a week. Jan kindly sent us photos of Pickles chillaxing on the garden furniture and when we returned to collect him it was clear to us that he had been a very happy relaxed boy. He is an old dog and its important to me that life is as stress free as it can be now. Jan seems very laid back and gentle with him. He gets lots of walks. These are very nice people and we would not hesitate to use them again, and to recommend them. Thanks Jan you are a star.

June 2019

Meet the Carers

Jan and her dog Prima

Hi, my name is Jan. I live in Cornwall with my partner Les and our dog Prima, who is a long-term foster from the Cinnamon Trust. She is one laid back pooch who enjoys welcoming our guests.

I have a large, secure garden and there are plenty of lovely woodland and beach walks near to us, the length of which can be adapted to each dog’s ability. We usually join a local dog walking group once or twice a week; just let us know if you would rather your dog was not walked with a group as this can also be flexible. Dogs are fed with their own food and I can administer any medications required.

I have had dogs all my life and couldn’t imagine living without them. I was involved in GSD training for several years and I am a volunteer walker for the Cinnamon Trust. I have also fostered dogs for the Refuge4Pets organisation which I very much enjoy. What I love most about being a PetStay carer is meeting the different owners and their pets.

I look forward to welcoming you and your companion into our home.


Dog sitting services in Cornwall & PlymouthContact Details

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

Tel: 01872 492077

Mobile: 07938 467728

Email: nicola@petstay.net

New Customer Enquiry

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PetStay will only use the information you give us for the purpose of responding to your enquiry, which we aim to do by email or phone as quickly as is possible.

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Privacy and Cookies


At PetStay, 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 Cornwall and Plymouth office address is ……..    For the purposes of data protection PetStay is a data controller (ZA216789).


What personal date 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 EEA-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.


Suppliers ·         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 isabelle@petstay.net or by post at PetStay, Bauhinia, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, BH24 2EH. Alternatively, you can telephone us on 01425 477528.


  • 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 isabelle@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 isabelle@petstay.net.


You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing with the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (hyperlink https://ico.org.uk/).



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.



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

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.  They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.  Unless you have set your browser to block cookies, this site will place the following cookies on your computer.




Cookie Name Purpose
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Google Analytics gathers information allowing us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately refine that experience to better serve you.


Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.  To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.


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.


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


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