PetStay Oxfordshire Branch
Hello – my name is Alex. My lovely Golden Retriever, Ruby, and I own the Oxfordshire branch of PetStay. We live in Oxford with family. I understand that if you can’t take your dogs on holiday with you, then finding the right person to look after your four-legged friends can be very difficult. Ruby and I spend our time sniffing out just the right sort of people who love dogs (Ruby really can tell!) and who will welcome your furry family members into their own homes to care for them in just the way that you want them to. Ruby will check that the garden is safe and secure and inspect the local daily dog walk so that you can be sure that your dog will get the fresh air and exercise that they need during their holiday, so that you can get on and enjoy yours.
Why choose Petstay Oxfordshire?
Petsay Oxfordshire covers the whole county and my business is finding your pets the best carers in the area. I know from experience that finding Ruby the right place to stay when we go away is incredibly stressful and that kennel boarding just isn’t for her. All dogs have their own little quirks and personalities and I try my best to match them with host families that are best able to deal with them so that you can know that all the sleeping, eating, grooming, training and exercise routines that you have carefully set up at home can be kept whilst you are away. It is also our policy to never mix dogs with those from other families – so that your dogs will be able to get exclusive love, care and attention from their hosts. Some of my host families do have a friendly dog who is happy to welcome friends over for a holiday – if this is something that your fur family would like, I will arrange a play date to make sure that everybody gets along well before you go. All our hosts meet the strict criteria set out by PetStay to give you peace of mind.
How it all works
Once you get it touch with me with the dates that you are planning to go away, I will go through a carefully crafted questionnaire to make sure that I capture all your requirements and concerns and specific instructions and then I will match them to the right carers in our area who are available and able to take the booking. Next will follow a meet and greet where you can take along your dog(s) and make sure that everyone will be happy with the arrangement. From there on I will guide you through the booking process and give you a list of holiday essentials that you will need to pack for your stay. If you would like to book a holiday or find out more, please do get in touch with me on the details below.
Becoming a PetStay carer
If you love dogs, are at home most of the day, have an escape proof garden, have access to a good dog walk near your house and would like to welcome dogs into your home – please get in touch. Ruby and I would be happy to come around for an informal meeting to discuss all the ins and outs of being a carer. Our carers get a lot of pleasure looking after their charges and it is a wonderful way to earn a bit of pocket money too. If you would like to find out more, please get in touch!
Alex – PetStay Oxfordshire.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to one of our carers in the Oxfordshire area, please get in touch using the details below.
Tel: 07305 533915
Licence Number 20/00356/ABE 20473
We cover the whole of OX postcode area including:
Banbury, Bicester, Chipping Norton, Woodstock, Kidlington, Witney, Oxford, Thame, Watlington, Burford, Carterton, Bampton, Chinnor, Abingdon, Wantage, Didcot, Wallingford
Have you ever wished there was a more home from home alternative to leaving your dog in kennels? We have the perfect solution, a dog home boarding service in Oxfordshire
At PetStay, we’ve carefully selected safe, loving companions who will care for your dog whilst you are either away on holiday or not able to care for them temporarily yourself whatever the reason. Our dog home boarders within the Oxfordshire area are all fully vetted and insured. We carefully match your dog with the right carer to ensure that they have the best possible experience. They won’t miss out on any of their home comforts and routines because our carers follow your routines and requirements. Research has proven that this results in a much happier, less stressful alternative to kennels. PetStay Oxfordshire is licensed and insured to care for your dog.
Here at PetStay Oxfordshire the dog home boarding service is outstanding. It offers you the peace of mind of knowing that your dogs are happy and settled whilst you are away. Some of the areas we cover are Banbury, Chipping Norton Bicester, Chipping Norton, Woodstock, Kidlington, Witney, Oxford, Thame, Watlington, Burford, Carterton, Bampton, Chinnor, Abingdon, Wantage, Didcot, Wallingford and surrounding areas.
Since 2005 PetStay have gained an excellent reputation for providing dog home boarding services second to none. Our guidelines will ensure that your dog is left in the most trusted, loving hands possible and we are rapidly becoming the most recommended alternative to kennels in the region, so if you would like peace of mind and a 5 star bespoke service for your family dog whilst you’re away, give PetStay a call on 01865 818199 or 074225 19166.
Home Boarding for Dogs
- Your dog/s stay in one of our loving carers’ homes
- Meet your carer before you book
- Kinder and less stressful for your dog
- All routines kept
- We don’t mix different dogs together
- We don’t walk your dog/s off the lead
- Carers are fully insured and vetted
- We are recommended by vets and our many, many customers
Our Prices* (Please see below)
Prices above are per day, or part thereof, except Bank Holidays. For more information regarding those rates, please contact us.
A portion of the Daily Rates as shown above is taken as the arrangement fee when you confirm your booking and is not transferrable or refundable. The remainder of the daily rate fee is paid directly to your carer when you drop off.
Here are the few simple stages of booking with PetStay.
1st: Ring or email your local branch to discuss your dogs requirements and dates.
2nd: We will explain all about PetStay and what your next steps would be.
3rd: We then take all details about your dog and then match them to the most suitable carer.
4th: A meeting will be organised for you and your dog to meet the carer.
5th: If you are 100% happy with your carer you would then be ready to book with PetStay.
6th: No later than 5 days after your initial meeting, complete our on-line booking form and pay the arrangement fee.
7th: An email confirmation will be sent to you.
8th: You’re all booked in and don’t have to worry about anything.
9th: Drop your dog off at the carer’s house with food, a bed. toys and anything else you think they might need.
10th: Go away with complete peace of mind and have a wonderful holiday.
*PetStay Arrangement Fee
Our daily rate is made up of the Arrangement Fee and the Carer’s Allowance. These are 2 separate payments but make up the Daily rate as shown above. The Arrangement Fee is a payment to arrange and confirm the booking of your dog’s stay, and is due for payment within 5 days of meeting your dog carer and is payable to PetStay Oxford. For a repeat booking the Arrangement Fee is payable within 5 days of your requested dates being confirmed by PetStay.
The Arrangement Fee is non-refundable or non- transferable
The Arrangement Fee is for the service provided by your local PetStay branch in selecting a suitably matched dog carer for you and your dog. The Arrangement Fee also represents a proportion of all the administration and ongoing business costs, including but not limited to, Public Liability and Employer Liability insurance, licensing, recruitment of carers, advertising, 24/7 support to carers, and business documentation giving you peace of mind and your dog a quality home dog boarding experience with PetStay.
The Dog Carer’s Allowance
The Carer’s Allowance is paid direct to the dog carer when you drop your dog off, and is included in the Daily Rates as above.
Become a PetStay Dog Carer
If you’re a dog lover and would like to start a new hobby caring for dogs in your own home, we could have the opportunity for you!
Our home boarding dog carers are dedicated dog lovers who have the time to spend with our fantastic guest dogs, but may not be able to take on the full-time responsibility of a dog. Whether you’re unable to take on the full-time commitment of a pet or you’d like to have a friend for your own dog, PetStay can match you with the perfect guest dog to suit your lifestyle!
We do all the hard work! Don’t worry about bookings as we will take care of them. We think it’s important for you to concentrate on all the fun of caring for a guest dog. You can enjoy your daily dose of dog walking! As a PetStay dog carer, you will be covered by our licence and insurance meaning you can enjoy all the benefits of dog sitting our wonderful guest dogs without the headache of running a business!
Please call Alex for more information and an informal chat
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 £15.00 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.
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I have left my dog Smeegle in the capable hands of the PetStay carers in Oxford several times. Alex, who is the local PetStay coordinator, always makes sure that he stays with the best possible carer for Smeegle’s needs. A few weeks ago, Smeegle stayed with Julia for five days, with lots of walks and loving snuggles. Smeegle definitely had a great time. I should add that Alex knows the carers very well, and keeps in touch with them during the dog’s stay in case anything is needed – Smeegle had surgery not long ago and both Alex and Julia made sure that he was safe and comfortable. I would really recommend PetStay Oxfordshire!
Chewie had his holiday with Sue, who was amazing and I think they both got on very well. I think Chewie has been spoilt rotten. Alex was great – managed to pair us up with Sue and it was very reassuring. First time using PetStay and would highly recommend. We even got a picture half way through the week to let us know how Chewie was getting
I used PetStay for the first time this week and it was a fabulous experience in every way.
Alex the local coordinator bent over backwards to source the appropriate carer for my dog at very short notice. The admin is a bit tedious, and you have to do it twice, once for PetStay and again for the carer, but once that’s done it’s easy.
The carer, Julie, was delightful. Warm, kind, approachable, empathic and easy going. She’s a dog lover through and through and I think Pepper was spoiled rotten during his stay! She fitted in with all his usual routines, and when I picked him up he’d been bathed and groomed and looked gorgeous!
I have no hesitation in recommending PetStay and Julie the carer, and will definitely use them again.
Recently I needed to get care for my two golden retrievers at short notice, so contacted Alex at PetStay in Oxford. They stayed with Julie, an experienced pet mum, who looked after them brilliantly. Including giving regular medicines to one of them. I can highly recommend both Alex and Julie.
We were caught short of someone to look after Monty while we went to a wedding last month but PetStay came to the rescue! Alex was amazing and went above and beyond to find somewhere for him to stay last minute. Monty had the best time staying with Amanda and her lovely family and clearly enjoyed every minute of his time with them. It was his first time away and we could not have been happier with the outcome. He will definitely be back to stay.
Picked up Pep this afternoon. She was so so happy with Sue and is in great condition. Clearly very well cared for and loved !
So grateful- first time we have left her for 2 weeks for a long time . A much needed holiday and recoup for us. Can’t thank Alex and Sue enough!
Nick & Ruth
Huge thanks to Alex who arranged Dilly’s stay with Liz and Nigel, and their dog, Billy. Dilly had a wonderful time and I did too, with reassuring photos and messages showing that she’d made herself very much at home! Thanks again
Jess & Honey
We were so pleased with how Jess and Honey were when we picked them up, so much so, it looked like Honey didn’t want to leave ;), our garden has no shade but sun all day so both dogs will only go out for short periods but they absolutely loved Amanda’s garden with lots of shade. We received photos as well so this really put us at ease…we’re extremely happy with the service, hence why we’re booking again.
We were looking for a ‘home from home’ for our dog Fleure. Alex couldn’t have been more helpful finding the right match – despite the very short notice. Steve was amazing from start to finish. He provided a lovely home for our very bouncy pup – more like a luxury stay – she was treated like a princess. Steve sent us regular updates on WhatsApp of the lovely time she was having – it was very reassuring given that it was her first time away from us. We couldn’t have been more pleased with the service – thank you so much Steve and Alex.
Bandit & Barney
Petstay Oxford have looked after our two corgis on two separate occasions. The dogs are so well looked after I have no hesitation in making further bookings. The needs of the dogs are central to the Petstay Oxford service which gives me complete confidence when I am away. The organisation of the dog sitting is very efficient and comprehensive questionnaires mean the dogs have an ‘at home’ experience as much as possible. Plus lots of love and walks!
Barney & Tayce
This was the first time we had used PetStay and I was very impressed with my dogs carers Tacye and Georgie. While Barney was staying with them he was unwell and needed vet treatment. Due to previous issues, Barney is not the easiest dog to get to a vet, but they coped very well and made sure I was updated at every step! By the time I returned he had settled in and seemed very happy with them. I would definitely recommend them and will use PetStay again.
We had to find a dog stay place at very short notice and we feel so lucky to have discovered Alex and Steve in Oxford. From the start, they struck me as sensible, well organised and kind. Booking was very straightforward and I was reassured to see they wanted to check the dog would fit in at Steve’s house – and of course she did! Steve sent photos while we were on holiday which showed a happy, relaxed dog – that meant we were able to enjoy our holiday. We came back to find a very content animal. Thanks so much to Alex and Steve: we will definitely book again.
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Who are we?
PetStay Oxfordshire office address is xxxxxxxx, xxxxxxx, xxxxxxxx, xxxxxx. For the purposes of data protection PetStay is a data controller (ZAxxxxxxx).
What personal data or information do we collect?
The personal information we collect may include your name, address, email address, IP address and information regarding what pages you access on this website and when.
How do we collect data or information from you?
We collect data or information about you when you use our website, or when you make an enquiry about home dog boarding, enquire about a job opportunity, or if you have registered to be sent an email news update.
How is your information used?
We collect your personal data or information to operate our business effectively and provide you with the best home boarding services that PetStay can offer.
We may use your information:
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- To process a job application
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Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 22/05/2018.