Home Dog Boarding
Home Dog Boarding in
Dorset & Bournemouth
We are the alternative to kennels in Broadstone,
Swanage, Wareham, Dorchester, Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Sturminster Newton,
Poole, Bournemouth, West Moors, Christchurch, Ferndown, Verwood and more
Your local PetStay branch
Home Dog Boarding in Dorset & Bournemouth
We are a loving alternative to kennels in
Broadstone, Swanage, Wareham, Dorchester, Weymouth, Lyme Regis, Sturminster Newton, Poole, Bournemouth, West Moors, Christchurch, Ferndown, Verwood, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, Sopley, Bransgore

PetStay Dorset & Bournemouth Branch

Hello, my name is Isabelle and I am the owner of the Dorset and Bournemouth Branch of PetStay. I live in Dorset with my husband, three daughters and two much loved family dogs – Labradoodles called Chester and Poppy. I am a fully qualified and accredited dog trainer and have been helping dogs and their owners for most of my working life. I understand the effort and love owners put into the training and care of their dogs and from experience, I know that owners do not want to leave their furry family members in a kennel. This is why I set up the PetStay Dorset and Bournemouth Branch – to offer bespoke home boarding for family dogs.

Why Choose PetStay Dorset and Bournemouth

PetStay Dorset and Bournemouth covers the whole of the DT and BH post codes and offers a “home from home” whether you’re planning a trip for business, a weekend break or a fortnight get-away. The benefits of home boarding are being able to tailor make your dog’s “holiday” with PetStay. This means, we are able to follow the routines you already have in place at your own home, be that sleeping, feeding, exercise or companionship. Staying in a home environment means your dog will get lots of love and attention from a carer who will treat your dog as their own and that’s important, to you and to them!

My Host Families

I have handpicked my host families ensuring I only employ the very best. All carers are experienced dog owners and most importantly – love dogs! You can choose to either board your dog(s) alone or if your dog enjoys doggie company, with a carer who has a friendly dog of their own. A “sniffing out” meeting will be set up so you and your dog(s) can meet their carer and see their holiday home beforehand. Safety is very important to us, so we never mix dogs from different families and all hosts are personally checked by me, licensed by the local authority and fully insured.

How it Works

I take great care in getting to know you and your dog before they home board with PetStay and take full details of your dog so that I can find the perfect carer for him or her. I will guide you through the booking process and a “holiday list” will be provided of essential items that will need to be packed to make sure your dog(s) have their favourite things with them. So if you would like to book a holiday with us or find out more about our service, please do get in touch on the numbers or email below. I look forward to hearing from you and providing the very best home boarding that Dorset and Bournemouth have to offer.

Isabelle - PetStay Dorset & Bournemouth

Become a Carer

If you would like to apply to become a carer, I’d love to hear from you. All that is necessary is that you have experience in looking after dogs, are at home during the day and have a secure garden. You could become part of the PetStay Team by caring for someone else’s family dog in your home.

Isabelle, PetStay Dorset & Bournemouth.

Contact Details

The Good Dog GuideTo find out more or to arrange a visit to one of our carers in the Dorset & Bournemouth area, please get in touch using the details below.


Tel: 01425 477528

Mobile: 07713 668456

Email: isabelle@petstay.net

Areas coveredWe cover the Dorset & Bournemouth area:

BH1 to BH25, BH31: Bournemouth, Poole, Broadstone, Swanage, Wareham, Wimborne, Ferndown, Christchurch, Ringwood, New Milton, Verwood.

DT1 to DT11: Dorchester, Weymouth, Portland, Bridport, Lyme Regis, Beaminster, Sherborne, Sturminster Newton, Blandford Forum

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

At PetStay Dorset & Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth who are all fully licensed (if required by the local council) 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 Dorset.

Here at PetStay Dorset & Bournemouth 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 Bournemouth 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 Dorset & Bournemouth 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 £25.00 a day
2 Dogs £36.00 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 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.

Please call Isabelle 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 £14 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


Billy enjoyed his mini holiday with his PetStay carer, Joan. She thoroughly spoilt him and he made himself at home, having a good old bark at her visitors when they arrived.

He was very tired when we picked him up as he’d been on some lovely walks with Joan who’s a keen rambler. We had a nice time away, knowing he was safe and looked after.

December 2018


Isabelle found us Jill and Brian to look after our young Bichon Daisy while we were on holiday. The whole process was very professional with everything covered. We met Jill and Brian ahead of the boarding and they made us feel at ease leaving Daisy with them. Daisy enjoyed her holiday with Jill and Brian. They kept us updated with videos and photos, and we were able to relax ourselves knowing that Daisy was being well looked after.

December 2018


Rebel had a great time with Kelly. He came back happy, fit and healthy. Kelly kindly kept me updated on his well being.it was his first time away from us and we were a bit apprehensive but Kelly was very reassuring and we felt quite relaxed and able to enjoy our holiday abroad with our grandchildren. If the occasion arises we would not hesitate to leave him with her again.
Many thanks

Jude & Bryan
November 2018


“Very professional service provided from start to finish. My two dogs were well matched with Andy & Sarah who looked after them as if they were their own. I would have no problem recommending them and PetStay to anyone looking to home board their dogs.”
Sue Breckon – St Ives, Dorset

St Ives
November 2018


Dylan obviously enjoyed his stay with Jenny – who is absolutely lovely & was sweet enough to send us a couple of texts to let us know he’d settled in.
Very impressed too with the organisation – all made to ensure Dylan was happy & we were too! Very grateful to have found you!
Many Thanks

October 2018


We are very impressed with the PetStay service. Stanley was very happy and settled during his week long stay with carer Joan. I would not hesitate to use PetStay again or recommend to others.

Thank you.

October 2018


Holly had a lovely time with Diane and Ossie who looked after her so well we don’t think she wanted to leave! She had lots of walks and settled in well. We will definitely use Diane again as we can relax while away knowing she will be well cared for.

Corfe Mullen
September 2018


Thank you so much to Isabelle and Stacey for looking after our boy when we were away. It was our first time leaving him and we were nervous! Chewie absolutely adores Stacey and had a fantastic time, he didn’t want to leave her when we went to pick him up! Stacey was so wonderful, keeping in touch and sending pictures & videos, she really is a perfect match for us. Chewie was obviously showered with love and attention and very well looked after! Thank you again, Chewie is already looking forward to his next holiday!

Rhiannon, Dave & Chewie
New Milton
September 2018



Thank you Petstay for organizing the little holiday for Lockie! Jenny and the whole company were amazing and with it being our first time away from Lockie, we were completely assured throughout his stay that he was in very good hands. We will definitely be using your services again!

Rachel & Lockie
August 2018


Just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with Walter’s stay with Jackie and George. He obviously had a great time and they seem to have grown quite fond of him too.

Our holiday plans for the rest of the year are within the UK, so we’ll be taking him with us. But we will definitely contact you again if there’s an occasion when we need to leave him behind.

Please pass on our thanks and good wishes to Jackie and George.

Charmian & Walter
August 2018


‘We collected Finley after his stay with Helen & Andy and we were so pleased with the way they had cared for Finley. It was our rescue dogs first time away from us for a long period. He looked totally at home with Helen & Andy and had been very well looked after. They were amazing with Finley.’

July 2018


Once again, perfect stay with Jackie. Poppy loved it, wonderful photographs taken by Jackie, of Pops meeting her brother’s dogs. I don’t think either Jackie or Poppy can wait until September for her next holiday!!

Thank you so much.

St Leonards
July 2018

Barney & Lola

Thank you Isabelle. Barney and Lola loved being with Stacey. I don’t think they wanted to come home. She was a lovely dog minder and even though I’ve never left them before I felt perfectly relaxed while away knowing they were safe and as a bonus, happy too.

July 2018



Thank you Isabelle for finding Bev for us, who looked after our boisterous puppy, Gibbs had a great time and was well looked after. We will definitely use PetStay again. Thank you.

July 2018



Firstly, a huge thank you for having matched Lola with Diane and Ossie.

They are clearly very kind and attentive, and also very energetic, and up for a long walk in all weathers. A well walked dog is a happy dog!

It is a great relief that we can now plan some holidays, without worrying about Lola being cared for.

June 2018


We had a lovely cruise and Puppy had a lovely holiday also with Kelly, he was full of beans when we collected him and had been well cared for. We will definitely be using Petstay in the future.

June 2018


Just wanted to say thank you for finding us a lovely carer for India, whilst we were away, she had a brilliant time and June and Scooby made her very welcome.  Will definitely be using this service again.

May 2018

Happy PetStay Customers

Thank you for introducing us to Jill & Brian. The dogs had a wonderful time and came home more behaved than when they went! I shall be booking them in with PetStay again soon..

May 2018


Thank you Isabelle for finding Bev for us, who looked after our boisterous puppy, Gibbs had a great time and was well looked after. We will definitely use PetStay again. Thank you.

May 2018


Billy had a wonderful time with his sitters, he didn’t even look back when he left me! He behaved well and came home clearly happy and as mad as usual. I would recommend this service again and again.

East Dorset
May 2018



Once again Poppy has had a marvellous time with Jackie. She comes back even better trained than before (puts us to shame). What a wonderful find Jackie is , that helps us enjoy our holidays without worrying about our precious girl.

St Leonards
April 2018


Rex had a wonderful holiday with Maureen and Doug, what lovely people they and what great Ambassadors they are for your company – you are very lucky to have found them.

April 2018

Olly - Dorset


Olly had a lovely stay with Jackie and George whilst we went off to Warners at Sinah Warren for a Turkey and Tinsel weekend.

To be honest, I don’t know who enjoyed their respective stay the most! We will certainly avail ourselves of this service in the future, as we had total peace of mind that Olly was safe and enjoying himself.

March 2018

Saffy - Dorset


This is Saffy who spent last weekend with Jill and Brian in Ferndown. She had a wonderful time in their lovely home. Jill sent me some video footage of her playing and out walking. They were immensely kind and tolerant with a dog who can be a bit of a diva. Not naughty but a bit spoiled. I will definitely ask them to have her again if the need arises.

March 2018



Hi Isabelle, Just to say how delighted we were after picking up Poppy from Jackie. She came back a contented and happy girl. We had to put her in kennels for one night a few weeks ago and she hated it. As my partner said “never again” to kennels, but definitely yes to Jackie.
Thanks once again.

St Leonards
February 2018


Pixie & Emma

Hi Isabelle,Our girls had a wonderful time with their new Auntie. Pixie and Emma were relaxed and happy when we picked them up and we are happy to recommend PetStay to other dogs and owners. Many Thanks

Jason & Flo
February 2018



After meeting Kelly I felt very happy to leave Max with her for a week. When picking him up he was very content and just loved her two teenage children. Whilst we were away we received two pictures of Max and it confirmed he was a very happy dog.
I will certainly use Isabelle’s PetStay again and thought the whole process ran smoothly.

January 2018



Hi Isabelle. Thank you for arranging the break. Sapphy was very well cared for and I was particularly impressed by the way Beverly understood Sapphy.
Kind regards


January 2018



We picked Bella up from her short stay with Beverley yesterday and were delighted to see that all went really well and both Beverley and Bella seemed to have enjoyed the experience.

We came away very reassured about her longer stay there in September. Thank you for your help in finding Bella her holiday home with PetStay.

December 2017



Our Wheaten Terrier Lucky has had a bad leg and we wanted somewhere special for her to stay. PetStay service was excellent as was the sitter June – I can’t praise them enough. June was fantastic for Lucky – I would highly recommend her to any clients you may have and would certainly use her and yourselves again in the future.


December 2017



Hi Isabelle
I just wanted you to know that Ralph had a great holiday with Dianne. She really took care of him and provided the home from home experience he needs.

Thanks again

November 2017



Dear Isabelle
We were extremely happy with Mabel’s holiday. She clearly settled very well with Heidi and was reported as not being any bother. All the administration was very good and we are grateful that you are so thorough. It was also most reassuring to be able to contact Heidi when we needed to sort out details. In fact Heidi was really excellent and we would be very happy for Mabel to stay with her again in the future.
Thank you and thanks again to Heidi.

November 2017



I was so happy with the entire service. Isabelle was very helpful in finding a carer for my golden retriever Honey at short notice. I could not have been happier with Stacey with whom Honey stayed with. Upon meeting Stacey, she instantly put me at ease, and I was totally confident that Honey would be well cared for. Stacey kept me updated with messages and photos, whilst I was away. Honey looked so happy and relaxed in the photos, so much so I thought she may not want to come home! I would thoroughly recommend Stacey and PetStay.

October 2017



Dear Isabelle,
Just a short note to say thank you to you and to Anne for supporting Molly, this last two weeks whilst we have been away on holiday, it was wonderful to be able to relax without worrying if Molly was ok, she clearly was looked after superbly by Anne who was also lovely and who obviously looked after Molly so well. I will not hesitate to use your services again, it was wonderful to see Molly so bright, brushed and clearly looked after, which is the main thing we wanted . Once again thank you.

Wally & Jackie
October 2017




“Thank you so much to Isabelle and Beverley for looking after our still crazy and middle aged Jack Russell, Pipi. Isabelle’s organisation is excellent and we met Beverley with Pipi a few months before we went away. Isabelle was very efficient and kept in touch with us and Beverley is clearly a dog lover. Pipi was very content when we collected her after our holiday and it seems that she and Beverley had had a whale of a time! Beverley took Pipi out with her during the day, including 3 walks a day, which was lovely for Pipi to be so occupied. Thank you so much to both of you for looking after her, and us so well.”

October 2017



Ruby has been with Jackie and George as you know, and we collected her today. We are so pleased that she has been looked after so well and obviously loved. Thank you for setting us up with Jackie and George.

September 2017
Wimborne Minster



A HUGE thank you to all of you. The best first experience of leaving Blue. We are so pleased we found Petstay. Isabelle was amazing at finding us the perfect carer for our 1year old lab x staff, Blue. Caroline and her lovely family were absolutely AMAZING with her. Blue is a very energetic, bouncy ball of crazy at times and Caroline coped with and met her needs perfectly. Blue loved it…Lots of long walks, games, training, cuddles, treats and lots of love. Caroline even celebrated our pups birthday with a birthday treat as she noticed Blue turned one while we were away. We didn’t worry one bit, knowing Blue was in the best hands. Plus daily updates with great photos… I couldn’t of wished for more. Highly recommend. Thank you……
We appreciated all the help provided. Will definitely be returning.
Thank you.

Michaela and Family
September 2017


Bella & Charlie

Just a quick note to say thank you for setting us up with Beverley. Both Bella and Charlie had a great time with her and we could see that they really enjoyed their time with Beverley and bonded with her very well.

From what we could see, Beverley also enjoyed having Bella and Charlie with her which we thought was great and we’d definitely love to have Beverley look after Bella and Charlie when we need in future.

We did thank Beverley directly, but we also thought that since she did such a wonderful job looking after them that we would let you know as well.

Beverley is a lovely lady and really cared for Bella and Charlie in the same way we do and we think she is amazing 🙂

Please reiterate our sincerest thanks to Beverley and thank you for setting us up with her.

August 2017


Maddie & Poppy

I just wanted to say how happy I was leaving Maddie and Poppy with Jackie and George.
I was very anxious as Maddie was very poorly last time we went away and thought the stress of not seeing me may have triggered it off.
They both seemed very happy and relaxed throughout our holiday… Jackie and I had contact most days which was lovely and reassuring.
I will definitely be leaving my girls with them for our next holiday.

Warmest regards

August 2017

Dorset-Stephen and Rocky

Stephen & Rocky

“Our Cocker Spaniels Rocky & Stephen thoroughly enjoyed their stay with their Petstay family. This was the first time we had to leave the dogs ever so we were nervous but after contacting Isabelle at PetStay we were put in touch and met with the family. The whole process was very easy and to cap it off, as we had never left the dogs before our carer agreed to send us daily updates with photos, basically the dogs had as much of a holiday as we did. We will use PetStay again.”

August 2017



Our previous pet sitter retired so I needed to find a new one to look after our Border Terrier and I am so glad that we found PetStay. Isabelle carefully listened to what was needed and matched us up with a lovely couple who live a few miles from us. We met them a few months before our dog was to go to them so they could decide if she would fit in with them and for us to see their home and get to know them. All worked well and we made the booking. Our fur baby stayed with them for two weeks recently and was obviously very happy with them as they were with her. We were so pleased with the way they looked after our girl and we have booked in two more stays for next year. I would highly recommend this company.

August 2017
Wimborne Minster



Thank you so very much Isabelle for pairing Sooty with Jackie and George, what lovely people and she had a lovely time. I will definitely be using this service again and can highly recommend it. Thank you for taking great care of her.

Kelly Bryan family
July 2017



Thank you so much for finding a dog sitter for my Charlie Boy. Dianne was such a lovely lady and Charlie settled in fast :-). Very happy and at least I know when I go away again Charlie will be in safe hands :-).

July 2017



Hi Isabelle. Thank you very much to Maureen and Doug, I have told people what lovely carers they are and how well they have looked after Bella, she came home happy and I think she missed her new friends Rosie and Alfie. We can now relax for future holidays knowing how much they care.

June 2017



Caroline was absolutely AMAZING! We LOVED her so much (and Nick too). Caroline was great with Blue, even with Blues over excited jumping and going crazy. Blue is going to love it there!

Thank you for your help matching Caroline to Blue. We couldn’t be happier and are now able to relax and enjoy our little holiday knowing Blue will be in the best, capable hands.

Michaela and Blue,
June 2017


Dylan & Dexter

We used PetStay for the first time this weekend & will definitely be coming back. Isabelle did a great job of organising everything & Kelly had the ‘pleasure’ of sitting our 2 Miniature Schnauzers Dylan & Dexter. Despite them being lords of the manner at home & getting away with everything & anything, they apparently behaved themselves & she loved having them. It was great to go away for a weekend knowing they were in good hands.

June 2017
Ashley Heath

Dorset- Tilly


“Thank you very much Isabelle for pairing up our dog Tilly with Jackie and her family. Tilly loves to be made a fuss over, which she is in Jackie’s care! She loves going back there and I know she is in very good hands. ”

May 2017

Isabelle-Purdy & Freya

Purdy & Freya

EXCELLENT, excellent in all respects, the girls had a great time, can’t speak for Anne but I hope that they were not TOO much trouble.

Anne is sooooo competent, reliable and a level headed lady who not only puts me at ease but also the dogs, so important to my mental wellbeing when away.

Will definitely use Anne at Petstay again in the future.

April 2017


Ernie & Teddy

Just a quick line to say thank you so much for organising Ernie & Teddy’s holiday! They had a lovely time with Heidi. Heidi was friendly and welcoming as soon as we walked in the door to visit her initially, she made a fuss of the dogs and showed me round her lovely home. The boys seemed completely comfortable there when I took them to stay and Heidi told me they were so well behaved!

Thank you once again for your help and recommendation, it meant that we could go away and enjoy ourselves knowing that the boys were happy and well looked after. We would definitely use Heidi again. I have spoken to her but please pass on our thanks again.

April 2017



We adopted Stevi from Romania and she came to us in a very poor mental state. Although she improved tremendously we were very concerned that changing homes so quickly would affect her progress. Anne was recommended by Isabelle at PetStay and as she had great experience with Golden Retrievers we met her and were immediately impressed with her empathy with Stevi. So off she went to stay with Anne for two weeks and we returned to find a happy very bouncy girl who had obviously had a super holiday. Anne is a lovely gentle lady who cares very much that the dogs in her care are happy and well looked after and I would have no hesitation in recommending her and PetStay as a great alternative to kennels.

March 2017



Leah, my lurcher, had a great time on her holiday arranged by Petstay. It was great to be able to meet the carer beforehand, go through all the details of routines etc and to arrange a trial sleepover first. Bev is clearly well used to dogs and it seems that they got on really well. While I was away, Bev sent me a wonderful photo of Leah looking completely relaxed. This really helped me to know all was well. We are looking forward to the next time.

March 2017



My little boy Louis, 14 months old had a fantastic stay with his friend Tilly with Kelly from PetStay, I was worried about leaving him as he had not been away from me since I had him last year. But all my fears were put out of my mind after I up met with Kelly, who had a lovely clean home and you could see loved dogs. When I collect Louis I was so happy to see he was relaxed and I think wanted to stay with Kelly and her 2 children who fussed after Louis and Tilly and took them for so many walks. I will certainly being using Kelly and PetStay again. Thank you for taking such good care of my little prince. Si and Louis

March 2017



Thank you so, so much for pairing us up with Kelly and her lovely family. We can tell Marley’s had an amazing time and he appears even more relaxed and playful after his little holiday.

He is definitely looking forward to his next stay and will be telling all his friends about your services in the meantime.

Anke, Justin, Seth & Marley
February 2017



Our 1 year old Cockerpoo Tinker had a lovely time on her weekend away with PetStay. Kelly looked after her so well and the whole process was very easy. Will definitely use again 🙂

January 2017



“Lovely people from booking to visits to the stay itself. All very professional and felt very reassured leaving TEDDY with his carers. A fantastic service would use again and again. Highly recommend.”

December 2016
Charlton Marshall



Thank you so very much Isabelle for finding Kelly and her family to look after my much loved and treasured Bailey. Kelly and her children made Bailey, a 20 month old Cocker Spaniel and myself feel very welcome in her home. Bailey enjoyed his stay and was totally spoilt on his first trip away. I feel more than happy to leave him with Kelly again.

December 2016
Ashley Heath



Thank you very much Isabelle for finding a dog sitter for Pepper. I am very happy with Jackie and Pepper also seems very happy when I pick her up. Pepper is 10 years old but thinks she is still a puppy and full of mischief. Pepper also likes lots of cuddles and Jackie is happy to provide them.

Thanks Becky and Pepper

November 2016



I just wanted to say that I thought Kelly, your carer was lovely. She said that Bella slept on her bed during the two night stay and found Bella to be an angel!! I would have no hesitation in using Kelly again. Thank you!

November 2016

Dorset-Coco Crystal

Coco & Crystal

We were very happy with the service provided by Petstay and will definitely be using them again. A very professional and well organised service that left us feeling that our girls were safe and happy.

November 2016



My 7 month old dog stayed with the carers for a week introduced by Isabelle through Petstay. The carers had their own dog that was carefully matched to the character of my dog Bella. I was impressed with the organizational side of Petstay, all aspects of the care and my preferences were discussed and taken care of. Bella was looked after very well and I had daily updates from the carers through email. I was very happy that my dog stayed with a family and not in a kennel. I will definitely use Petstay again! Thank you!

November 2016
Ashley Heath



I also wanted to let you know personally how delighted I was with your service and especially Nicky who looked after Rosie superbly. I felt 100% confident in her and am sure that Rosie was very much part of their family and that she had a very enjoyable stay there.
We would certainly use Nicky again in the future and I would be grateful if you could pass on our thanks to her too.

November 2016
Crofe Mullen


“I recently retired but being still full of energy and enthusiasm I thought the description of a PetStay carer suited me down to the ground. I’ve always been a dog lover and, until recently, a devoted owner, so meeting all the different breeds who come to stay is a real breath of fresh air. Each one is an absolute character and it’s a privilege to care for them until they’re happily re-united with their owner. PetStay is a very well run organisation, the fact that, through them, carers are licensed by the local authority gives the job proper gravitas, and I also get all the back-up and support I need. I look forward to many happy, fulfilling years as one of their carers.”



“Hello, my name is Joan and I am a carer with PetStay.  I grew up with various animals and plenty of dogs, my father being a vet and mainly we lived in farming communities.   However no dogs, cats or guinea pigs for the whole of my married life as my husband had an allergy to pet hair, although I spent lots of time with friends and their dogs.  I have been a widow for three years and during that time I started walking dogs for friends. 

A neighbour told me about PetStay and I decided to apply to become a carer.  It has worked out very well for me in that I get to meet so many different four legged friends, each with their own personality.  I do miss them when they go home but along comes another one equally absorbing and we have lots of fun whilst their mums and dads are away on holiday.  I also know that if I have a problem or a query I have the backing and experience of Isabelle at PetStay.”

Summer 2017

We have been very busy the first part of 2017 booking lots of your lovely doggies in for their holidays at PetStay for the summer. We love bringing this wonderful service to you and your dogs and are delighted to announce that we will be exhibiting in five local Fetes this year. PetStay Dorset and Bournemouth will be at the Ringwood Family Fun Day on 10th June, Ferndown Fete on the Field on 24th June, The Sopley Village Festival on 15th July, The Burley Village Show on 5th August and the fabulous Buckham Show on 26th August hosted by Martin Clunes. Please pop by and say hello – we love meeting you all and of course your lovely pooches and these events give the perfect opportunity to do so. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for little reminders of these events.

Dorset - Buckham Fair

Hello Owners and Lovely Dogs

Well as Christmas approaches it has been another busy year at PetStay Dorset and Bournemouth. Autumn has seen us employ another 6 new carers across Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Ferndown, Wimborne and Corfe Mullen and all have already boarded their first doggie guests with great success – with another 4 ready to start in January, you can be sure there will be a perfect carer available for your furry family member!

Conference News
I attended the Annual PetStay Conference in Leicestershire in November, where all the PetStay branches nationwide get together to share news, ideas and hear the latest information from PetStay Headquarters in Yorkshire. Lots of exciting news including an online shop featuring PetStay merchandise for carers and customers to access, new central booking systems to be trialled and information on shows and events to attend in 2017.

License Renewal
As you all know it is a legal requirement for all Carers to have a Home Boarding License from their local Council. Here at PetStay Dorset and Bournemouth, we take this very seriously – all licenses expire on 31st December 2016 and you will be pleased to know that all our carers have already applied for their Home Boarding License, so will be fully covered to receive your precious dogs in 2017.

Shows and More
PetStay Dorset and Bournemouth will be looking to exhibit at various Village Fetes and many other smaller local shows next year. We’ll keep you posted on the Facebook page as to the date and time of the shows and where we’ll be – come along and say hello, it would be lovely to see you and your lovely dogs there.

New Carers
Here at PetStay Dorset and Bournemouth, we are always looking for new carers to join our professional and friendly team to cope with the ever increasing demand of home boarding. So if you know of any friends, acquaintances or family members who would like to look after dogs in their own homes and earn a little extra cash whilst doing so, please ask them to get in touch. Remember the criteria – to be dog mad, at home during the day, have a secure garden, no young children under 7yrs living at home and love walking!

Keeping your Dogs Safe
Here at PetStay, your dog’s safety is of paramount importance and we never let dogs off leash. Accidents and disasters happen when dogs are off leash – dogs get lost because they are off leash, dogs get run over because they are off leash, dogs may get attacked by another dog because they are off leash, dogs get stolen because they are off leash. When something like this happens, it’s devastating for the owners, the carers and PetStay Dorset and Bournemouth. So please be assured that when your lovely dogs stay with us, they shall always be kept safe and on the leash whilst out walking with their carers.

Facebook and Marketing
If you haven’t done so already, make sure you like the PetStay Dorset and Bournemouth Facebook Page – lots of interesting information on there as well as funny doggie pictures to cheer you up on a rainy day. With your permission, we put up a photo of your dog having a lovely time on holiday whilst you are on holiday yourself! We also put up reviews from happy customers – we always love reading our reviews about how happy your dogs were staying with one of our lovely carers. If you know anyone wanting home boarding for their dog, please do recommend PetStay Dorset – it’s wonderful to get recommendations from other satisfied owners.

Thanking you all for choosing PetStay Dorset and Bournemouth and wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

There are plenty of wonderful places to walk your dog but Moors Valley Country Park, in Ashley Heath, Ringwood is one of my favourites. The Castleman Trailway is 16.5 miles long and there are several different routes you can take along the Trailway – I am always discovering different ones with the help of my dogs! Happy Walking!

Dog sitting services in Bristol & BathContact Details

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

Tel: 01425 477528

Mobile: 07713 668456

Email: isabelle@petstay.net

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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 Dorset and Bournemouth office address is Bauhinia, Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood, BH24 2EH.    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.




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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.