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We are the alternative to kennels in
the beautiful county of Devon.
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Home Dog Boarding in Devon
We are a loving alternative to kennels in the beautiful county of Devon.

PetStay Devon Branch

Hello, my name is Lynda and I am the proud owner of the Devon Branch of PetStay. Our much-loved canine family consists of Charlie and Lottie, our lively Dalmatians who love their home comforts as much as their exercise, and our lovely old timers, Molly the Chocolate Labrador and Honey the Golden Retriever, who like to take things easy in their old age!

Having owned and loved dogs all our lives, we understand the anguish that occurs when you book a holiday. You then turn your attention to your beloved 4-legged friends and wonder where to send them while you are away and who will love and care for them as much as you do. For this reason, we are delighted to bring PetStay Home Dog Boarding to Devon, enabling your dog to stay in a home-from-home environment, receiving lots of love and attention from an experienced Carer and enjoying a holiday of their own.

Why Choose PetStay Devon?

We have a team of handpicked and experienced Dog Carers, who are fully insured and licensed. They have been vetted to ensure they meet PetStay’s and the Local Authority’s strict criteria for Home Boarding and very importantly, they are of course dog lovers.

We cover the EX and TQ postcodes and would be delighted to find the perfect holiday home for your pooch, depending on his/her temperament and lifestyle. Your dog will live in the Carer’s home, with his own bed and toys and all his needs catered for. You may prefer your dog to go to a Carer with no dog of their own, or you may think that some doggie company would be nice for your best friend while you’re away. We endeavour to find the very best match for your pet.

How PetStay Works

We gather a lot of information on you and your dog, finding out about your dog’s daily routines, foibles and quirky habits. We then match your dog to the best Carer for the needs of your dog. We arrange for you and your dog to meet the Carer in their own home, and if you wish to proceed with the booking, we guide you through the booking process. A carer is exclusive to you for the duration of your booking. We want you to have complete peace of mind while you’re away on holiday or on a business trip.


Become a Carer

If you love dogs and are at home during the day, have a very secure garden and no more than 2 dogs of your own, then why not consider joining our team of PetStay Carers in Devon. Please get in touch for an informal chat. We’d love to hear from you.

Lynda, PetStay Devon

Contact Details

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

Tel: 01392 984684

Mobile: 07719 953967The Good Dog Guide

Email: devon@petstay.net

Areas coveredWe cover EX and TQ postcode areas including:

EX1 – EX39: Exeter, Exmouth, Sidmouth, Ottery St Mary, Axminster, Honiton, Cullompton, Tiverton, Crediton, Okehampton, Barnstaple, South Molton, Great Torrington and Bideford.

TQ1 – TQ14: Torquay, Paignton, Kingsbridge, Newton Abbot and Teignmouth.

*Excluding EX23

Why not avoid the stress your dog faces in kennels and give them an experience of a lifetime with a loving PetStay dog carer in Devon.

Here at PetStay we have hand-picked all of our carers to ensure that your dog will have the best care possible whilst you’re away on holiday, whether it be for a weekend or two weeks. We are the largest dog sitting service in Devon. PetStay offer a first class alternative to dog kennels – so you can be rest assured your dog will be left in loving hands.

At PetStay we are adamant to provide a service far from that of dog kennels. Your dog will remain with the same caring pet sitter for the whole duration you are away and will be given the same treatment they would normally get at home, ensuring that our home dog boarding service is a far better experience for your dog than traditional dog kennels.

Over recent years PetStay have gained an excellent reputation for providing pets a service second to none. We have become known as the local dog sitters in Devon.

Our guidelines will ensure that your dog is left in the most trusted, loving hands possible and we are recommended across the Devon area, so if you would like peace of mind whilst you’re away on holiday give PetStay a call.

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 £22.00 a day
2 Dogs £33.00 a day
3 Dogs £45.00 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

If you love dogs and want to work from home doing something that fits around your lifestyle then why not become one of our many dog carers for the Devon area. All you need is a passion for dogs, a secure garden and to be home during the day with no children under the age of 7. Please call Lynda on 01392 984684 for a friendly and informal chat.

Earn from £91.00 to £210.00 per week

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.

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Polo, Teddi & Tess

My 3 dogs Polo, Teddi & Tess absolutely loved their stay with their carers. Thanks so much to Lynda at PetStay for organising such good care for them all. Highly recommended.

January 2018



We are most impressed by the Devon PetStay Service given by Lynda Price. Her efficient professional attention to detail made us feel very reassured about matching carers for our dog Skeeta.

When we collected Skeeta from Pam and Mike after our holiday, it was obvious she had been very well cared for. They are a lovely couple who had clearly given her lots of love, time and attention with plenty of regular walks in the park and on the beach, which she enjoyed so much. A real home from home experience.

We are very happy to use PetStay Devon and would definitely recommend them.

Bev and Geoff
Newton Abbot
October 2017

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Bella thoroughly enjoyed her stay with Ivan and Betty. I think she was a bit sad to leave them and their two dogs. She was spoiled with lots of walks and company. We loved the way she was treated as part of their family and allowed on the sofa and bed just like she is at home. We would highly recommend this service and we enjoyed our own holiday knowing she was safe and well cared for.

September 2017



Paco had a lovely time whilst on holiday with Pam and Mike. He stayed in August and again in September. Pam & Mike love dogs, having had their own in the past, and seemed to have an intuitive feel for handling Paco. We were confident when we went away that he was in good hands!

Bernie and Steve
August and September 2017




I felt very happy leaving my dog Daisy in the capable hands of PetStay. A last minute holiday opportunity meant I needed to find a suitable home from home for my small, lively, terrier and Patricia inspired me with confidence from the first time we met. PetStay were very careful to find out about Daisy’s usual routines and habits and ensured that I was entirely satisfied that she would be cared for as if she was in her own home. This enabled me to have an enjoyable, worry-free, holiday.
Thank you so much, Lynda and Patricia. I would certainly use PetStay again.

Rachel & Daisy
September 2017



PetStay Devon were brilliant; very caring and efficient. Patricia looked after Maggie as if she was her own dog. I would definitely recommend PetStay Devon and use them again.

Joost & Sally
July 2017



What a lovely couple Wendy and Nick are. They clearly love dogs and Pepper was obviously very comfortable with them from the outset. She looked very well cared for after her weekend holiday and they said they wanted to keep her! I would be very happy to leave Pepper with them in the future.

I would also like to say thank you for sorting this stay out for me so quickly and at such short notice. I would be very happy to recommend PetStay.

July 2017

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Archie & Chloe

Our dogs Archie and Chloe stayed with Wendy & Nick for a week’s stay last week. They were taken in as if they were in their own home. Chloe made the place her home and Wendy & Nick were more than able to keep up with Archie’s extremely high energy levels and nervous nature. Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wants to take a break and wants to make sure their furry friends are in safe hands!

Stephanie & Jake
June 2017

Meet Our Carers

We have a wonderful team of carers in Devon and here you can meet just a few of them. They are all passionate about dogs and enjoy welcoming your beloved family pet into their home when you go away, providing all the care and attention your dog deserves.

If you are at home during the day and would like to join the PetStay team, please complete the New Carer Enquiry form on the Contact page or call Lynda on 01392 984684 for an informal chat.

Devon-Pam and Woody


Michael and Pamela live in the lovely town of Exmouth with some fabulous dog walking areas nearby, including the beach. They have a large detached home with a delightful garden, providing the perfect holiday home for your dog/s when you go on holiday. Pam is seen here with Woody on a nice summer walk and this is what she says:

“We have enjoyed having dogs most of our lives. When we lost our much loved Labrador, Ayla, a couple of years ago, we made a decision not to own another dog. However, we were really missing the fun and company of having a dog around and when we spotted an advert for PetStay, we applied to become carers. We have very much enjoyed looking after dogs in 2017 and look forward to welcoming many more into our home in the future.”



Patricia lives a short distance from Torquay in a lovely terraced house with side and rear access to a large garden, perfect for those dogs who love to play outside. Patricia has had family dogs in the past and has also looked after friends’ dogs on occasions, so is quite used to a variety of breeds. She has no dog or cat of her own at present and is the perfect carer for 1 or 2 small or medium sized dogs who would enjoy her undivided attention!

Patricia is pictured with Maggie, one of her PetStay guests. She says:

“When I lost Jasper, my much loved Collie x Spaniel at the age of 17, I didn’t have another dog as I was working full time. Not only did I not have time to train a new dog, it would have been unfair to leave it alone all day.

I have recently retired from a career in Criminal Justice, heard about PetStay and thought it sounded just perfect for me, whilst doing something useful for the dog owners and offering home from home doggy holidays.

I have lots of time on my hands and just love looking after dogs, walking them, playing with them, generally making a fuss of them. With PetStay, I have the opportunity to do that, without the long term commitment of dog ownership and the heartbreak of ultimately losing them.”

Devon - Wendy & Nick

Wendy & Nick

Wendy and Nick live in a lovely detached house on the outskirts of Cullompton. They have a beautiful large garden for their canine guests to enjoy and having had a variety of family dogs all of their lives, as well as PetStay guests, they are very experienced carers.

This is what they say:

“We run our own business from home so are around every day. We are lucky to own a big garden and having lost our beloved dog early this year, we missed having a 4 legged friend around but didn’t want to quickly replace her.

Seeing an advert for dog carers, we thought it sounded perfect. We get to enjoy other people’s lovely dogs and such a variety of them, we feel very privileged to know that all you owners are happy to leave them in our care. We feel that the dogs deserve a holiday too and we hope that is what we give them.”


Ivan & Betty

Ivan and Betty are pictured here in their conservatory with their beloved dogs Gemma and Lady. Gemma is a Jackadoodle and Lady a Labradoodle, two very friendly girls who are happy to share their home with a visiting dog.

Ivan and Betty live in a large semi-detached house near Cullompton with a nice garden and lots of lovely walks nearby.

“We have had dogs all of our lives” say Ivan & Betty. “We understand how difficult it can be to find suitable and experienced dog lovers who can look after your dog when you go away. We are now retired and have lots of time to give to a guest dog who requires a loving and caring holiday home. The walks near to us are doggie heaven and we can offer a warm welcome and a safe and happy environment for any dog that would enjoy the company of our girls.”

Autumn 2017

Well, what a busy summer it’s been!

Many dogs have enjoyed their summer holidays with our lovely carers and requests for bookings for Christmas and Easter 2018 are now coming in, so if you’re planning on going away for Christmas, New Year or Easter, please get in touch as soon as possible.Devon

We’ve attended several Dog Shows throughout the summer months with our gazebo, some have been big events like Paws on the Beach at Saunton, North Devon and some have been smaller summer fetes and dog shows in villages around Crediton, Tiverton and Plymouth. They’ve all been great fun and we’ve met many lovely dog owners and their beautiful dogs. We’ve handed out a lot of leaflets and given many treats to all those well-behaved dogs (but we love them all, so even the not-so-well-behaved dogs received a treat!).

We’ll be attending indoor Christmas fairs and markets during November and December, so if you see the PetStay banners, come and say hello. We would love to support your Christmas fete, so if you’re organising a Christmas fund-raising event at your school, scout hut or village hall and would like us to be there, please give us a call on 01392 984684.

We’ll also be recruiting new Carers during November and December to join our team in January 2018, so if this appeals to you, click on https://www.petstay.net/become-a-carer/ to find out more, or give us a call for an informal chat.

Join the PetStay Team

Our Dog Carers are Very Special People

Do you have what it takes to be a Home Dog Boarder?

What the job involves:

PetStay Carers welcome dogs into their own homes whilst their owners go on holiday. You would care for the dogs as if they were your own; they would be a member of the family, enjoying all the love and attention that you could give to make sure they had a wonderful, stress-free time. You would enjoy daily walks and do all the things that dogs love eg playing in the garden, brushing their coat, having fun with some tricks, a cuddle on the settee.

Personal Qualities:

No formal qualifications are necessary. You must be a genuine dog lover with experience of owning dogs of your own. Your affinity with, and understanding of dogs, will mean that you are a patient, kind and caring person. Looking after someone else’s pet is a huge responsibility and you would want to ensure their safety and wellbeing at all times.

The Benefits:

The Great British weather means that not all your walks would be in sunshine, but the benefits far outweigh the inclement weather!

• Keeping fit and healthy through regular walking
• Meeting other dog walkers and exchanging doggie tales
• Canine companionship without the ownership
• Giving peace of mind to dog owners when they go away
• Earning a little extra for doing something that you love
• Working part-time from home

To Find Out More:

If you live in an EX or TQ postcode area, are retired or at home during the day, have access to nice walks and would enjoy looking after other people’s dogs, then please click on the link below to find out all about being a PetStay Carer.


We are recruiting in the regions of Ottery St Mary, Crediton, South Molton and Barnstaple, but new Carers throughout Devon are always welcome, so please enquire.

Paws on the Beach, Saunton Sands, Sunday 14th May 2017

Paws on the Beach is an exciting annual event for dogs and their owners, which takes place on Saunton Beach in North Devon. Throughout the day there is a huge selection of paw-some activities to entertain both dogs and owners, including a Family Fun Dog Show, The Big Sit (a world record attempt!), the K9 Factor Dog Talent Contest, plus the only doggy surfing event in the UK with specially trained dogs.

Paws on the Beach

Silverton Monthly Market, Community Hall, Saturday 6th May 2017

Silverton’s next monthly market is being held on Saturday 6th May from 9.30am – 11.30am in the Community Hall in Wyndham Road. The market is just the place to buy produce, cards, bric-a-brac and so much more. Why not come along and see for yourself? We shall be there promoting PetStay’s home dog boarding service and if you’re in the area, please come and say hello. We love exchanging doggie tales!

Dog sitting services in DevonContact Details

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

Tel: 01392 984684

Mobile: 07719 953967

Email: devon@petstay.net

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