Home Dog Boarding
Home Dog Boarding in
Gloucestershire & The Cotswolds
We are the alternative to kennels in
Gloucestershire & The Cotswolds areas including Cheltenham,
Tewkesbury, Bishops Cleeve, Stroud, Stonehouse and Gloucester.
Your local PetStay branch
Home Dog Boarding in Gloucestershire & The Cotswolds
We are the alternative to kennels in the Gloucestershire & The Cotswolds areas including Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Bishops Cleeve, Stroud, Stonehouse and Gloucester

PetStay Gloucestershire Branch

About me

Hi there, my name is Kersti and I have the great pleasure of running the PetStay Gloucestershire Branch. Before running PetStay Gloucestershire I had been a carer with PetStay for 2 years, so I fully understand how important it is for your dogs to feel loved and cared for and for their routines to be maintained. The gorgeous pup in the picture is Teal a wonderful mix of lots of terrier-ish breeds (we think!) and she is the friendliest, ball and stick- mad dog I know. Her favourite thing is meeting her doggy friends in the park and letting them chase her till she flops on the grass exhausted!

Why Choose PetStay Gloucestershire

PetStay Gloucestershire covers the whole of the GL post codes and we pride ourselves on having extensive knowledge and experience in matching dogs with a perfect carer whilst you are away be it on business or pleasure. We insist that you have a “meet and greet” before any stay so that you, your dog and your selected carer can ensure that everyone is completely happy with the match and are familiar with each other before we take any booking. Our stays are exclusive which means we don’t mix guest dogs and our service is bespoke to the needs of your pooch. The benefits of home boarding are being able to tailor make your dog’s “holiday” with PetStay. 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!

How PetStay Works

We love to find out everything about your dog/s so I would first take all details so we have a detailed picture of them and then look to match the dates and requirements with their perfect carer. A meeting is then organised for you to visit the carer’s home to make sure everyone is happy. We have many safeguards in place to ensure the welfare of all dogs staying with PetStay including very secure homes and gardens, keeping dogs on leads when out walking, no mixing of dogs from different households, all our carers are checked and referenced by us and if successful becoming a PetStay dog carer then they have to be licensed by the local council who go visit the carers home to check the license requirements, we are fully covered by Third Party Liability Insurance.

Kersti - PetStay Gloucestershire

Become a Carer

Our carers criteria is high so we would love to hear from you if interested in being one of our many PetStay dog carers. All we ask is you love dogs, (ok to have a dog of your own) have a very secure garden, no young children and are at home during the day.

So, if you are looking for a holiday home for your canine family member with people that adore dogs and who will give them all their home comforts whilst you are away or if would enjoy having doggie guests in your home and would like to become a PetStay carer then please get in touch.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kersti Kidman – PetStay Gloucestershire

Contact Details

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

FacebookTel: 01242 374023

Mobile: 07815 497632

Email: kersti@petstay.net

Areas coveredWe cover Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas including postcodes:

GL1 to GL20 & GL50 to GL56

Including:

GL1 to GL20: Gloucester, Newent, Stroud, Cirencester, Fairford, Lechlade, Tetbury, Stonehouse, Dursley, Wotton-Under-Edge, Berkeley, Cinderford, Newnham, Blakeney, Lydney, Tewkesbury, Drybrook, Longhope, Coleford, areas.

GL50 TO GL56: Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh areas.

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

At PetStay, Gloucestershire we’ve carefully selected many caring and affectionate people who will care for your dog whilst you are away on holiday. Our pet sitters in Gloucestershire who are all fully licensed and insured provide a better experience than dog kennels because we provide dogs with a home from home environment, a real alternative to kennels.

Here at PetStay Gloucestershire we offer an outstanding dog sitting service in Cheltenham, Gloucester and the surrounding areas to families who want the peace of mind of knowing their dogs are happy and settled whilst they are away on holiday.

We will pair your dog with a suitable loving carer 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 dog home boarding service second to none, far from that of dog kennels. Now PetStay Gloucestershire are becoming known as the local pet sitters.

Our guidelines will ensure that your dog is left in the most trusted, loving hands possible and we are highly recommended in Gloucestershire so if you would like peace of mind whilst you’re away on holiday give PetStay a call on 01242 374023.

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 £21.00 a day
2 Dogs £30.00 a day
3 Dogs £40.00 a day

Prices above are per day, or part thereof, except Bank Holidays. For more information regarding those rates, please contact us.

Here are the few simple stages of booking with PetStay.

1st: Ring or email your local branch to discuss your dogs requirements and dates.
2nd: We will explain all about PetStay and what your next steps would be.
3rd: We then take all details about your dog and then match them to the most suitable carer.
4th: A meeting will be organised for you and your dog to meet the carer.
5th: If you are 100% happy with your carer you would then be ready to book with PetStay.
6th: No later than 5 days after your initial meeting, complete our on-line booking form and pay the 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

So you want to work with dogs and be home based?
Have you ever thought how wonderful it would be to work from home and be able to work with animals? If you’re a dog lover and want to have a flexible, home based job that lets you work with dogs, then maybe you will love being one of our carers looking after dogs in your own home.

Earn from £87.50 to £189 per week

Please call Kersti 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.

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.

Apply to be a carer

Please fill in the details below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Our Reviews

Glouc-Billy & Hugo

Billy & Hugo

“I have nothing but good things to say about PetStay!! Kersti went out of her way to accommodate us when we had to make a last minute change to our plans, and despite having to deal with some complicated health and anxiety issues, both Billy and Hugo were lovingly taken care of by Jan and Dave, and by Kersti, for the two weeks we were away. The boys settled really quickly and were totally chilled out and happy when we picked them up. They loved their PetStay vacation and I wouldn’t hesitate to use PetStay again in the future!!”

Karen, Gloucester
October 2017

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Cassie

‘We found Kersti by chance and I am so glad we did. At the introductory visit all my concerns were put at ease. I could see my dog would be cared for in a loving home with lots of cuddles and fuss. Medication was managed perfectly and I had one happy dog returned to me. I would certainly use PetStay again and would recommend them highly.’

September 2017

Glos-Reo

Reo

Evelyn and Chris were wonderful and Reo seemed really happy when we picked him up. We had a couple of photos sent of him whilst we were away so we knew he was having a good time.
We were extremely happy with them having Reo

 

August 2017

Glos-Molly

Molly

Molly the Jack Russell had a great time with Tiffany and Dave. She was made to feel completely at home. As Molly’s diabetic, she has to have a routine and this was followed perfectly. This is the second time she’s stayed with Tiffany and Dave and I have no hesitation in recommending them. They’re brilliant.
Yvonne

August 2017
Yvonne

Glos-Marley&Titchy

Marley & Tinchey

Thanks so much for having the boys last week, it was lovely to see them so relaxed when I picked them up 🙂

July 2017
Karen

Glos-Hattie

Hattie

‘We can’t thank Carol and June enough, such nice people who obviously love their dogs. Hattie being a springer and just over a year old has limitless energy and adores games but came home happy and exhausted.’

July 2017

Glos-George

George

George is back home relaxing after his latest wonderful holiday with Pete and his family. As usual he was looked after brilliantly and was made a big fuss of. He can’t wait to go back!!

March 2017
Christine, Cheltenham

Glos-Ralph

Ralf

We found ourselves needing to find someone to look after Ralf for our 3 week holiday when our previous plans fell through at fairly short notice. Kersti responded very quickly to our enquiry and put us in touch with a carer, Chris, in nearby Cheltenham. We had a successful visit and knew that Ralf would be in very safe and loving hands so we made the booking. Chris even sent some photos of Ralf with her dogs during our holiday so we knew he was having a good holiday too! Petstay provided a very professional, personalised service and we would definitely recommend them, it was a relief to know that Ralf was in such competent hands.

February 2017
Paul and Craig, Stroud

Glos-Sabre

Sabre

I wanted to go away for a few days but didn’t want to leave Sabre at a kennel. My mum suggested I Google for a “dog sitter” and I found the PetStay website. Kersti got in touch within 10 minutes and then put me in touch with Dan. When I meet Dan and his family I knew he and Sabre would get on. I went away feeling confident Sabre was being well looked after. Thank you Kersti for helping me out at such short notice, I will certainly be using your service again.

December 2016
Bob

Glos-Biggles

Biggles

We were very happy with Petstay and the arrangements you made for Biggles to stay with Evelyn and Chris. They were excellent carers, especially as Biggles was only 7months old and into everything. They kindly sent us a couple of messages and photos while we were away to let us know how he was getting on. We were really happy and would certainly recommend Petstay to anyone else..

November 2016
Anne Cheltenham

Glos-Koyia

Koiya

Koiya was brilliantly looked after by Carol and June they kept us updated with regular pictures and feedback. She settled home quickly. Our dog being happy is very important too us so we are more than pleased with the service.

June 2016
Anne Brockworth

Glos-Frodo

Frodo

Thank you for welcome home note we had a fabulous holiday made all the better knowing that Frodo was in a kind home. There was an unforeseen blip before we went , but we loved the way you sorted this for us at such short notice and did not tell us until you were sure it was going to work. I am sure Frodo loved his stay with his pet carer.
We would love for Frodo to use your valuable service again so we will probably be in touch in the future.
Yours sincerely
Chris

June 2016
Chris Cheltenham

Glos-Birciola

Birciola

“I would like to thank you and Chris for the precious time she devoted to my little boy Briciola. She was fantastic, sweet and kept me always informed sending messages and pictures. I really recommend her as a perfect and lovely carer. Your service is amazing, the perfect solution for pets. Attached few nice photos of Briciola. Please publish this message! I will spread the word about you. Thanks xxx”

June 2016
Elizabetta, Cheltenham

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Hunter & Izzy

Emma at PetStay has been so helpful and arranged a family for our 2 dogs to stay with while we were away. They had never been away from home before but the family that cared for them were absolutely fantastic. When we picked them up they were 2 very happy,very chilled out pooches that I knew had been well cared for. I will be calling PetStay and requesting the same family when we go away in the future. So much better than leaving them in kennels which I just couldn’t bring myself to do.
I won’t be so worried about going away in the future knowing I can call PetStay.

April 2016
Caroline, Quedgeley

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Buster

I’ve used PetStay for the first time very recently as I didn’t want to use kennels and I would never use any other service again. It’s all so well organised, we met up twice to make sure Buster was happy and he stayed with the loveliest people too. So it wasn’t worrying at all when I went away. No negatives at all to report!

April 2016
Lisa, Gloucester

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Bailey

We had a lovely time away and I am so pleased I enquired about your PetStay services.
I can honestly say I was impressed by your matching skills when matching us and Bailey to Rebekah, Iain and Daisy who treated Bailey as one of their own. Bailey certainly made himself at home and was not sad when we left him. Rebekah kept us updated on how Bailey had settled with them. I quote “It’s been a lovely weekend in the Bailey Daisy household, Bailey and Daisy get on really well together they come as a pair”.
Thank you, Rebekah and Iain once again, we will be using PetStay again, hopefully Bailey will be able to return to Rebekah and Iains.
I cannot speak more highly of your services and I know that Bailey has and will be looked after leaving us to have a stress free holiday.
Thank you

March 2016
Claire, Abbeymead

Jake

Jake

“Jake came home after his stay chilled out and happy. I could tell that he had enjoyed himself. I could also see how chilled and happy Evelyn and Chris appeared to be with Jake as well. I would love for Jake to visit them again in the future as circumstances require. They would be my first choice for my 10 year old puppy always”

March 2016
Bonnie, Cheltenham

Harley

Harley

We had Alison and her lovely family look after our boy Harley for the 1st time leaving him. We went away for 11 days abroad and Alison kept in touch with photos and texts every other day. Has made it easier when we go away again and will definately use Alison again. Went back for a visit today and have a cuppa and to say thank you and it was as if it was his 2nd home. Thank you Emma and Alison will certainly recommend pet stay to any one, and will be in touch at end of year.

March 2016
Helen, Stow on the wold Cheltenham

Molly

Molly

Initially when my husband and I have gone away either family or friends have looked after our yorkshire terrier Molly but on this occasion they were unable too and we didn’t want her going into kennels. I found PetStay on the website and was immediately impressed with everything they could offer. I emailed Emma and the whole procedure was so easy. She made us feel very happy that Molly would be in very safe hands. Emma matched us with a lady called Chris who was lovely and already had a 11yr old dog called Ollie and a new puppy called Teddy. We were able to visit her first and the dogs got on so well. Chris didn’t even mind that Molly likes to sleep on the bed, so she had all the comforts of home. Whilst away, Chris sent us pictures and kept us updated with texts so we knew that Molly was happy and safe.
We would highly recommend PetStay to others and wouldn`t hesitate in using them again.
Thank you again Emma

February 2016
Helen, Paul and Molly, Cheltenham

Pickle & Poppy

Pickle & Poppy

Poppy and Pickle stayed for four days with PetStay carers Sally, Ian and Tom who were only 15 minutes from where we live. We had been on a visit before the stay and it was obvious that the girls were happy there, running around and exploring. It is particularly worrying for us to leave the girls as Pickle, following an operation earlier this year for pancreatic cancer, is now a diabetic (she is only 6 years old) and has to be injected twice a day as well as eating at regular intervals. Our previous dog minder is needle phobic so couldn’t do it. Emma at Petstay managed to find carers who were happy to both manage Pickle’s condition and inject her. We rang a few times whilst they were on their visit (we were encouraged to) and it was obvious that they were being well cared for and that everything was well. After we picked them up it was clear that they were happy and had received the best of care. We will definitely be booking with PetStay in the future.

December 2015
Pete and Dee, Aldsworth

Meg&Barney

Meg & Barney

Meg and Barney had a very good time with Sally, with plenty of walks in the rather wet weather, while we were enjoying the sun in Turkey.
They had to stay another night later on in the week, and the test was how they would react to going there again. They bounded in with enthusiasm, so there was no doubt that they were happy there.
Meg is the more anxious dog and can show signs of stress, while Barney is very laid back and sociable. But she was perfectly happy with Sally and very relaxed.

December 2015
Stephanie, Stroud

Jack

Jake

Jack had a fabulous time with Irene you couldn’t have put him with anyone better. After meeting Irene we went away with no worries at all. She is such a lovely lady and we would be using Petstay again and would recommend to others. Peace of mind knowing Jack was being looked after made our break more enjoyable.
Once again many thanks

November 2015
Pat, Berkeley

Snoopy

Snoopy

This was my first time using PetStay and I was very nervous initially as my dog and I have not been parted before. Emma however was fantastic and the whole experience was straightforward and gentle. The family who looked after my dog were lovely and he has returned to me happy and very relaxed. I cannot recommend PetStay enough and will certainly be using them again in the future. Thank you very much!

November 2015
Sally, Stroud

Biggles

Biggles

My husband and I were very pleased with Jacky looking after our naughty dog Biggles. Upon my pick-up I could tell that Biggles was relaxed and felt at home with Jacky. Next time I’ll need someone to look after our Biggles I know I’ll ask PetStay to help me. Thank you for all your help!

November 2015
Asta, Cheltenham

Winston & Muffin

Winston & Muffin

We were very pleased with your ability to find us a carer as quickly as you did. We were very pleased with the result and found Sharon to be very kind and caring, she kept us informed throughout their stay and we will definitely use PetStay again.
Thank you again

November 2015
Jo and Martin, Tetbury

Archie & Todd

Archie & Todd

I was very pleased with the service you provided Emma and Alison and her family were so welcoming. I couldn’t have wished for better care for Archie and Todd and it was a nice touch to send a couple of photos of how they were settling in with the family on their first day. The dogs came home healthy and happy. I will certainly use PetStay in the future and will recommend to my friends with dogs. It was obvious that Alison was passionate about dogs which made leaving them so much easier!

November 2015
Avril, Northleach

Eddie

Eddie

Thank you! Everything worked very well. Chris was brilliant and so reassuring especially as it was our first time. She even took the trouble to send me a reassuring text to say Eddie had settled well. At pick up time I was stuck in traffic but Chris confirmed this would be ok. Eddie seemed very happy when I collected him. Excellent. Thank you PetStay and Chris!

Sue and Eddie, Hatherley
October 2015

Daisy

Daisy

I have just used PetStay for the first time and I can highly recommend it. I have a 10 year old Jack Russell called Daisy. She has always stayed with friends or family when we have gone away in the past as I could not bring myself to put her into kennels. When I contacted Emma from PetStay she asked all about Daisy her needs and the type of dog she is. She matched Daisy with the perfect family and she organised a visit for me to meet Tracee and straight away I knew this was the right place for Daisy. Daisy stayed with Tracee and her daughter Florence for two weeks and during that time they kept me up-to-date with photographs and how she was getting on. When I picked Daisy up I knew she had a lovely time and I have already requested another stay with Tracee for the new year.

Finola, Cirencester
October 2015

Zuki

Zuki

We were very happy with the service from PetStay.
We found Brenda very loving and caring. Brenda looked after Zuki so well and gave us peace of mind to go away on holiday and not worry about her. We will be very happy to leave Zuki with Brenda again.

David and Joy, Longlevens
October 2015

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Molly & Meg

Just wanted to say that Molly and Meg must have had a wonderful time with Jan and family ,they looked great when I picked them up on the Sunday morning, Molly gets easily stressed and it shows in her face but there was no sign at all, they were very clean and all there bedding and towels were clean as well great Job. We would give Jan 10 out of 10 for such a great job and would have on hesitation in recommending Pet Stay if all the careers are as good as Jan and we would have confidence in using PetStay again .

Nigel, Wotton Under Edge
October 2015

Smithy

Smithy

Our beloved dog Smithy recently stayed with Brenda from Petstay. Smithy is a French Bulldog with lots of health issues and when we dropped him off, poor Brenda had umpteen different tablets to give him throughout the day. I was naturally concerned with leaving him not being 100% but I could not have asked for a more compassionate carer. Brenda painstakingly made sardine balls twice a day (to hide the tablets!)and kept me updated with how he was getting on. I could not have found a more caring, thoughtful and utterly delightful surrogate to look after my dog, and I would recommend and use the service again without hesitation. Thank you so very much Brenda and Emma xx

Beth, Abbeymead
September 2015

Nutmeg

Nutmeg

Petstay was a lifesaver for us as you found the wonderful Christine Hill to care for our beloved Nutmeg. Chris treated Nutmeg the same as she does her much loved Ollie and Nutmeg couldn’t wait to go and see them. We were able to have a lovely time with our visiting family and travelling the country without a worry about Nutmeg . Thank you and Chris so much.
We will be in touch the next time we need a carer and home stay.

Carol, Tewkesbury
September 2015

Woody

Woody

We were over the moon with the family Woody went to stay with while we were away. It really was a home away from home for him and we will definitely use them again! They were brilliant and really looked after him, I think Woody would have been quite happy to stay a few more days! Excellent service!

Lucy and Tom, Cheltenham
September 2015

Lola

Lola

After being away from Lola for 16 nights we were so glad to see her!
We have been totally satisfied with Lola’s stay with Wendy, Stella & the pack. Wendy has been amazing with Lola and really made her part of her family. Wendy has kept us regularly updated on Lola’s antics and she has really bonded well with pup and blossom. I know Lola is missing them too and that is such a good sign as it shows us she had a great experience. Wendy is brilliant, and we know when we go away again in September for the weekend she will be in safe hands.
Many thanks for a perfect match, you too have made this all very seamless and every step of the way has been very professional.

Michelle, Robin, William, George and Lola, Stroud
August 2015

Sparky

Sparky

We’ve had a lovely holiday thanks and so good to know that sparky was in such good hands, Jane was amazing! Sparky was so happy with her and I think they both fell a little bit in love!
We are delighted with every aspect of PetStay. Thank you for all your help. We will be back!

Aileen, Tewkesbury
August 2015

Bobby

Bobby

Thank you so much for your welcome home email.
I am extremely pleased with the PetStay organisation and professionalism.
Your explanatory emails, details, arrangements and follow up were just perfect.
About the Carer, Rita, I have no words to describe how nice, sweet and close she is.
She kept in contact with me through the holidays, and I know she was lovely with Bobby.
I can see that Bobby is missing already his new family, Rita, her kids and Barney, who turned to be his first and best friend ever!!!
Thanks for everything.

Ana, Cheltenham
August 2015

Kaiser

Kaiser

This was our first dog and so we were a little nervous about leaving him with strangers. We needn’t however we met the carer a week before we went away and shortly after we left, the carer sent a lovely picture of our dog asleep on her lap.
On our return, he was very happy and gave his career a goodbye kiss. He had obviously enjoyed his holiday and had been well looked after.

Gordon, Shurdington
August 2015

Bailey and Breezer

Bailey & Breezer

Bailey & Breezer had a great time while we were away. Everything went smoothly, the family they stayed with were great, plenty of walks and plenty of love what more do dogs need !!! In fact they were shattered and slept most of Sunday evening. Definitely use your services again.

Donna, Newent
July 2015

Joe

Joe

We contacted Emma at short notice, two weeks before our wedding weekend. We’d had Joe sorted to stay with a friend but this would’ve meant spending most of the Saturday on his own and we much preferred the thought of him having some company. Emma was brilliant, she got back to us within a couple of days and had found a placement for Joe with Brenda and her dog Noah, who we went to meet them that week. Brenda was lovely and Joe & Noah got in well. Brenda was really chilled out and this put me at ease as Joe’s never stayed with anyone he doesn’t know before. He was really happy when we visited and I was confident he’d be fine for the weekend. Joe went to Brenda’s on the Friday until Sunday afternoon, I popped round later on the Friday with some of his things that I’d forgotten earlier and Joe didn’t even notice me as he was having so much fun!

Whilst he was there Brenda took him for walks up the hill every day and she even sent him home with some toys that he took a shine to, he was all tired out when he got home and a very happy boy! We highly recommend PetStay, Joe was well cared for and the prices were so reasonable, will be using them again when we go away.

Emily, Linden
June 2015

Ted

Ted

We felt happy leaving Ted with Sally from the first moment we met her, Ted is nervous around new people, but instantly he was happy wandering around her house and garden! Sally is now Ted’s second ‘mum’, and we would happily leave him with her again.
PetStay has been brilliant, Emma was very understanding about our concerns leaving Ted with anyone, and suggested Sally might be an ideal match, which she was. Emma kept in touch by email and phone throughout, and we found the booking process easy. It has been a very positive experience.
Thank you for all your help, this was definitely the best solution for Ted, and it was great going away knowing he was in a safe place. I am sure we will be booking with you again

Fi and Col, Leckhampton,
June 2015

Ted

Ted

We were more than happy with the service provided. Kersti did a great job of looking after Ted. We appreciated the little update and picture of Ted enjoying his walk in the park. Ted will no doubt remember the fun he had and be straining on the lead to see Kersti and Lola again, Thanks.

Bill, Jan & Ted, Cheltenham,
June 2015

Tilly

Tilly

Everything was great and Tilly seemed very at home in her new surroundings- inveigled her way on to the sofa with the children, I understand!!

Emma has a lovely way with dogs – so we were very confident about leaving her with her and her family. It made it so much easier to go away, being sure that she was going to be well looked after. We will definitely use her again.
Thank you for all you have done to find Tilly such a lovely “babysitter”

Pauline, Edge,
June 2015

Herbie

Herbie

We had to leave our puppy boy Herbie for four weeks – a big ask. However, Emma matched Herbie to the most perfect family. They looked after him superbly. He came home happy, calm, content and clearly loved. This gave us such peace of mind and was such a blessing to us.
We would not hesitate to recommend Emma, Petstay and the carers.

Mr and Mrs A McGreevy, Bourton on the Water,
May 2015

Maesy

Maesy

We left our Cocker Spaniel Maesy for 10 days with Jan and Dave. She certainly enjoyed her holiday as much as we enjoyed ours. Jan and Dave were just the perfect match for Maesy giving her lots of long
walks every day and lots of cuddles. She settled in straight away, even ran ahead of us through the door wagging her tail when we got there. Looking forward to booking our next holiday so Maesy can return

Helen, Nailsworth
May 2015

Dog sitting Gloucestershire

Cassie

We are so pleased with the service you gave us and also thought Pete was amazing and a great with our dogs. They even seem more laid back after being with Pete!! I feel the boys really loved it and felt like one of the family. Thank you so much for what you have done and we could relax knowing the dogs were happy. We will using you again when needed. Many thanks

Cassie & Mike, Arlingham
May 2015

Alfie and Twiggy

Alfie & Twiggy

It was such a relief being able to go away knowing that Alfie and Twiggy were being looked after in a safe and loving home. We didn’t feel guilty leaving them knowing they would have plenty of attention and space run around.
They obviously had a great time with paul, sophie and family and we will certainly be using Petstay again in the near future.

Tiffany, Brockworth
April 2015

Lola

Lola

Lola had a lovely break away whilst we went to Wales. The host family sent me photos of her during the week which stopped me worrying and told me that she was having some lovely walks. When we got back she had just finished a long walk on the hill and was really happy.

The family we had were lovely and I would recommend pet stay for peace of mind enabling you to have a holiday knowing your pet is having a holiday too.

Marie, Charlton Kings
April 2015

Dog sitting Gloucestershire

Thanks for your mail, and also for organising such a suitable and experienced carer at short notice. Sally spent a lot of time with me before the stay making sure she understood my boy’s requirements – being a Vizsla, he’s quite high maintenance and she didn’t appear at all phased by his unbounded energy, odd demands or cheeky ways. She made every effort comprehend his daily routines and expectations and knowing he’s a sociable chap, she ensured he had plenty of walks and doggy company whilst we were away. I can’t tell you what a difference it made to us knowing that he was with someone who genuinely cared and would do their best to make sure his stay was a happy one. A kennel was out of the question for us – this was a much, much better resolution

Mrs Smith, Stroud
April 2015

Home Dog Boarding Gloucester

We used Petstay recently when we attended a family get together. Our dogs have never been in kennels but all of the family members who usually look after them were going away with us! From the first contact with Emma the whole process was quick, efficient and thorough. Emma matched us up with the most suitable carer and after a visit with Chris to introduce us and our dogs we knew we could go away with total peace of mind. We were so happy with the service that we have booked again for our daughters graduation in July and would recommend them to anyone looking for a home from home for their pets.

Alison, Longlevens
April 2015

Odie

Odie

What a super efficient, friendly and outstanding service provided by Emma at PetStay. So delighted to have found you and your excellent services. Your dog carers are so kind and clearly adore the dogs placed with them. Thank you so much cant wait to go away again!.

Myriam, Charlton Kings
March 2015

Skye

Skye

We contacted Emma at Pet Stay for the first time last year because we had no wish for our young dog to go into kennels when we went away. I was immediately impressed by the professional but friendly manner in which Emma came over. The first family in which Emma put us in contact with has been the perfect match for our dog Skye, and we now have no anxieties about leaving her when we are away. I would most definitely recommend Petstay to anyone needing peace of mind for their pet when they have to leave them behind.

Hilary, Hatherley
February 2015

Sky

Sky

We were so anxious to leave our rescue Lab in kennels so got in touch with Emma, who found us the perfect family to look after Sky. He was so well looked after by Emma and her family and enjoyed his many walks in the lovely countryside with the horses and playing with his ball. We enjoyed our holiday knowing he was happy and are already planning our next holiday so he can have his own holiday too! We would highly recommend PetStay to anyone wanting a first class service. Thanks again

Alix & Clive, Cheltenham
February 2015

Santiago

Santiago

Extremely happy with the service provided. Wendy kindly kept me updated with pictures and messages to show that he settled in well, being a new dog to our family I was obviously concerned that he would be confused, but Thankfully I clearly had nothing to worry about.
On collection there was Santiago sprawled out on Wendy’s Sofa, having cuddles from her daughter Stella. I shall defiantly being using your services again, and requesting Wendy as she is simply amazing.
Thank you for pairing Santiago so well to one of your dog carers. Also Santiago says thank you for his birthday card 🙂

Sophia, Shurdington
February 2015

Evie

Evie

Just to say thank you for directing me to Chris! Evie had a wonderful time there, she was out in the garden “helping” when I arrived to pick her up. I will certainly be asking for Chris again, she and her family are lovely people, peace of mind assured 🙂

Linda, Tewkesbury
February 2015

Buddy

Buddy

Emma really paired my Lurcher Buddy up with the best holiday home possible. As a recent rescue with a few issues, I was unsure how he would react to another new environment. I needn’t of worried. Emma was even kind enough to send photos that showed my boy was relaxed and enjoying himself. If boarding kennels are really not an option for your canine companion, this service cannot be faulted. A huge thanks to Emma and Mummy Claire!

Krys, Stroud
January 2015

Balin & Bet

Balin & Bet

Balin and Bet had a great stay with Nicky and her family – they constantly went the extra mile to make sure the dogs were happy and settled – even arranging the furniture so Balin could continue with his love of watching the world through the window (or watching out for the postman!) Nicky sent me three photos of the dogs – all in positions they love the most – Balin at the window, Bet hogging a (human!!!) bed and both dogs in front of the fire. My dogs loved their time with Nicky and her family – they really had a ‘home from home’ dog holiday. Thank you

Steph, Minchinhampton
January 2015

Indy

Indy

A big thank you to Emma from PetStay for providing a friendly and professional service when arranging care for our Labrador puppy . After an initial get together meeting with Carer Kersti, Indy was extremely well looked after in a home environment. We came home to a content and happy dog, we cannot recommend PetStay enough!

‎Thanks again, we will most certainly be back! 🙂

Sophie, Hatherley
December 2014

Tilly

Tilly & Lolli

Tilly and Lolli had a wonderful time when they stayed with Peter and his family. Peter kept us informed on how they were getting on which was so reassuring. When we collected them they seemed a bit glum to be home – they missed their holiday and new friends!!
Petstay provide and excellent service and we will definitely be using you again. You made the whole experience of leaving our girls (which we have never done) hassle free.

Thank you again.

Alex, Cheltenham
December 2014

Zephyr

Zephyr

We had a great week away, made better for knowing that Zephyr was in Cheryl’s safe hands. She looked after him brilliantly and he has obviously grown very fond of her. I hope that we may stay in touch and that if ever the need arises again I will have the security of knowing that he will be going to stay with someone he knows and loves.
The service you offer is great, it’s easy and straightforward to book, with no hidden costs or unexpected extras. As I have always had rescue dogs I have never felt comfortable putting them in kennels if I go away and this is a fantastic alternative.
Once again many thanks to you and to Cheryl.

Genny, Bouton-On-The-Water
December 2014

Harvey

Harvey

Petstay made a hard decision of leaving my dog with strangers very easy, I got to meet up with my sitter before hand who made me feel relaxed and assured. The process was very simple and more to the point my dog was really happy.

Steph, Cheltenham
November 2014

Winnie (left, with carers two dogs)

Winnie

Winnie obviously had the time of her life with Chris and her family. Home will be very boring for her now! Her personality and condition after quite a prolonged stay away from home was quite different from anything we had seen before, whether she had been in kennels or with personal carers. Thank you for helping to eliminate at least one worry while we were away

Kind regards, Anne – Dumbleton
October 2014

Hector

Winnie

We were delighted with Petstay, and our dog seems to have enjoyed his holiday as much as we enjoyed ours. Petstay’s friendly and obliging manner, never pushy but ready to help as and when needed, was very much appreciated and the sitter family were no less cooperative. An excellent experience allround and we have no hesitation in recommending Petstay to other pet owners.

Geoff and Celia – Ruscombe, Stroud
October 2014

Gus

Gus

Gus had a lovely time with Claire on his first stay away from home, they got on very well together and he is looking forward to his next holiday with Claire in the Forest. Thank you for arranging the right carer for our special boy, Gus.

Pat and Steve – Hempsted, Gloucester
October 2014

Ruby

Ruby

Thank you so much for arranging Ruby’s stay with Michelle. I was so much happier with her being there. I went on holiday feeling 100% confident that she would be well looked after and she was. I will definitely use Petstay again.

Julie – Leckhampton, Cheltenham
September 2014

Maisie

Maisie

With a recent change in circumstances, I was really concerned about the prospect of going on holiday and leaving my dog, Maisie, with someone. I called Emma, who listened to all my worries and understood that Maisie would need just the right family to stay with. I couldn’t have been happier with Val and Paul, I felt so relieved and was able to go on holiday without any doubts at all. Maisie had a wonderful holiday herself and was lovingly looked after, in fact I’m not sure she really wanted to come home! I will definitely call Emma at Petstay next time I am going away. Brilliant service!

Thanks once again for everything. Amanda – Gotherington, Cheltenham
September 2014

Tiger

Tiger

I contacted pet stay this summer to find someone to look after my shih tzu for the very first time since I had him . I had only ever left him with my mother and was very wary of leaving him with anyone. I have looked at dog kennels but couldn’t leave him in outside kennels when he is used to living indoors. I saw pet stay and was encouraged to find dogs are looked after in homes. I was immediately put in touch with Sally, we met up and I felt at ease with her pleasant personality and her relaxed way with my dog. She was excellent and I will have no fears or hesitation in using her again.

Shirley – South Cerney, Cirencester
September 2014

Toto

Toto

With regard to the care and attention Toto received in our absence we could not really be any happier as he was looked after superbly by Michelle who understands dogs incredibly well, and is very good at picking up the little traits and nuances of each dog; and as a consequence they are treated like individuals. The fact Michelle has her own dogs Jambo and Logan we feel helped immensely as Toto had lots of company and exercise.
In short we would have no hesitation in recommending PetStay and Michelle to any of our friends or relatives to look after their pets in their absence (in fact we already have) so much so we shall be looking for Toto to return later on in the year

Kind regards ML – Charlton Kings, Cheltenham
August 2014

Poppy

Poppy

We were so happy with the service you provided for Poppy, she was so well looked after and happy. When we picked her up from Sally’s she was in such good condition with a beautiful shiny coat and a very waggy tail. Sally was so kind and lovely and Poppy even had new toys which Sally had given her. We would certainly recommend your service to anyone who has a dog and is looking at going on holiday.
We will certainly be in touch again in the near future.

Thank you so much Lucy – Stonehouse
August 2014

Dora

Dora

I cannot speak highly enough of the service I received when I used PetStay for the first time a few weeks ago for my dog. My parents who usually look after my dog were unable to do so I faced the real dilemma of either putting my dog in kennels (which she absolutely hates as it caused her extreme anxiety, the extent to which she was unable to eat) or cancel my event. While googling kennel availability I came across the PetSay website. It was the answer to a prayer. My dog could be cared for in a ‘home environment’ free from the stress and noise of a kennel. I had an initial meeting with the carers who met my dog before having her to stay and immediately my mind was put to rest. They were dog lovers and I just knew she was going to be well cared for. As a consequence I had a great weekend and so did my dog!! I picked up a very happy and contented dog a few days later and would not hesitate to use this service again if ever the need should arise.

Best Wishes Julia – Painswick, Stroud
August 2014

Jock

Jock

Thank you Emma for coming to our rescue at short notice. We could not have asked for a nicer family to look after Jock for the weekend, and I am sure he enjoyed his time with Lorraine and Paul, I know he had plenty of walks! We were also very pleased that they were able to continue with our training regime.

We will certainly be in touch again when the need arises and will be recommending your services to neighbours and friends in the area. Thank you once again

Caroline – Abbeymead, Gloucester
August 2014

Alfie

Alfie

Alfie had a fabulous weekend as well. He loves kids and playing with other dogs so he fit in really well. Emmas kids & Alfie got on like a house on fire and the 3 of them played non-stop. He was absolutely pooped when we came to pick him up, but very happy.
Both Bruce and I were very happy with the way Emma & her family took Alfie in & treated him as one of their own. We’d love for them to be the hosts for any future times when we need to leave him with someone.

Charlott – Tivoli, Cheltenham
August 2014

Dylan

Dylan

Dear Emma,
We got back after a long journey and picked up Dylan from Clares, and she is lovely and provided a very good environment for Dylan. So much so Dylan did not want to get in the car to go home. Clare obviously loves dogs and she said Dylan was lovely and how much she enjoyed having him. I think Dylan also loved being there and would recommend your Petstay service and in particular Clare to any dog owner.

Gerry – Cheltenham
August 2014

Brian

Brian

I was really happy with the service Petstay provided for Brian, meeting the family he was to stay with first was great, I think he had a great time with them; so much better than using kennels

Thanks, Lauren – Cheltenham
August 2014

Jeff

Jeff

Jeff has such a lovely stay and I was so, so happy that he had such a lovely family to stay with who are obviously as dog mad as myself! I’d love him to stay with them again and I’m sure he will be looking forward to it. Thanks so much to you and the family for an amazing service. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who loves their little pooch as much as I do.

Jenny – Tewkesbury
July 2014

Bumble

Bumble

Pauline & Steve were wonderful, they were really very caring and really seemed to enjoy having Bumble around. They even gave us some pictures of his adventures with them. He seemed a very content dog there and we were very comfortable leaving our boy with them. I would be delighted if they could look after Bumble again when it is needed. It was great finding petstay, it is just what I have been looking for. It must be difficult finding good minders when you just start up but Pauline & Steve are definitely keepers!

Regards Tim – Minchinhampton, Stroud
July 2014

Rosie

Rosie

We were very happy with the care provided for Rosie by Lorraine, Paul and boys. Lorraine is certainly a great dog lover and we were confident that she was the right person to look after Rosie having herself had an old dog on medication.It was lovely to receive photos and texts from Lorraine while we were away, very reassuring .We have no worries about leaving Rosie again. I am sure she enjoyed her stay.

Regards Tricia – Kingsway, Gloucester
July 2014

Benson

Benson

I can’t put a price on the knowledge that my adorable little dog will be cared for whilst I’m on holiday. The thought of Benson going into kennels was just not an option as he loves being around people, he’s so sweet and loving with a lovely character. Emma from Petstay was very efficient and went to a lot of trouble to find suitable carers for Benson. When I met the carers for the first time I knew instantly that they would look after him well, as they are genuine dog lovers and a really lovely retired couple. Very good value for money and I would highly recommend Petstay. The best thing of all was knowing I didn’t need to worry about him which meant I had a lovely holiday.

Thanks for all your hard work
Paula – Wotton Under Edge
June 2014

Pups: Harriet and Georgina

Harriet & Georgina

Lorraine was utterly amazing, my pups didn’t want to come home after playing in her garden for three days

With thanks from Caroline – Stroud
June 2014

PetStay Gloucestershire News

September 2017

Hope to see you at the Sandford Parks Lido Dog Swim on 15 October. You will need to get tickets this year, so do get in touch to book your pooch’s place in the pool. (You can get in too if you want!) PetStay Glos will be there with doggy bags of treats for that after swim snack!

Dog Swim

July 2016

Summer is finally here?!

Hi there!
You may have noticed that there is a new face and pup featured on our website. My name is Kersti, my gorgeous furry friend is Teal and we are delighted to meet you.

The lovely Emma (and Jimmy Spaniel) have handed the Petstay Gloucestershire business reins over to me. Emma started Petstay Gloucestershire 2 years ago and has built a thriving and happy business, which I have been proud to be a part of as a carer for the last 2 years. I thoroughly enjoyed looking after dogs in my home, and was really impressed with how PetStay works, so much so, that I bought the business!

I am looking forward to meeting all of our fabulous Carers in the next few weeks, and getting to know them really well so that I make sure your beloved dogs are matched with someone who understands them and will be able to make their holiday with PetStay a home from home experience.
We only have a few spaces left for doggie holidays over the Summer Holidays now, and the rest of the year is filling up fast. In fact, there are a lot of super organised people out there who have already booked for Summer 2017! If you haven’t made arrangements for your dogs to be cared for whilst you are away, do get in touch.

If you would like to enjoy the company and social life that only a dog can bring, as well as some extra income, and fancy joining our team of carers, I would love to hear from you. You need to be at home during the day, have a secure garden, no small children and most of all, LOVE dogs!
It’s busy business as usual here at Petstay Gloucestershire and I look forward to hearing from our valued existing customers and helping many new families discover the PetStay Experience.

Diary Date
Who is coming to Paws In The Park on 7th August? We are! Emma and I will be there together enjoying the atmosphere and chatting to fellow dog lovers. Come and say Hi. We’d love to see you.
PetStay Glos

Contact PetStay GloucestershireContact Details

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

Tel: 01242 374023

Mobile: 07815 497632

Email: kersti@petstay.net

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