Home Dog Boarding
Home Dog Boarding in
Somerset
We are the alternative to kennels in Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea,
Frome, Glastonbury, Henstridge, Ilminster, Langport, Minehead, Somerton,
Taunton, Watchet, Wellington, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare, Wincanton & Yeovil.
Your local PetStay branch
Home Dog Boarding in Somerset
We are a loving alternative to kennels in Bridgwater, Burnham-on- Sea, Castle Cary, Chard, Cheddar, Crewkerne, Frome, Glastonbury, Henstridge, Ilminster, Langport, Minehead, North Petherton, Somerton, Street, Taunton, Watchet, Wellington, Wells, Weston-Super-Mare, Wincanton & Yeovil

PetStay Somerset Branch

We are Mat & Bex, we are brother and sister based in Somerset. We were delighted with the opportunity to take over the PetStay Somerset franchise at the beginning of October. Bex says’ I am a busy mum, and have lived in Somerset for over 20 years with my husband, three grown up children and our two Springer Spaniels. I have been a PetStay carer for the last 18 months and loved every minute of it. When the opportunity came to take on the franchise we jumped at it.’

Mat says’, I am Bex’s dog crazy brother. I also have 2 Springer Spaniels and a miniature Sproddle that I share with Bex from time to time. The PetStay Somerset franchise came to us at a perfect moment. I am passionate about dogs and I have never wanted to use kennels as I consider my dogs as family members. We understand that many dog owners are like-minded, and keen to place their dogs in a caring family home for a holiday, whist they are away. ’

Why Choose PetStay Somerset

PetStay Somerset offers a “home from home” service for your dog/s, whether you’re planning a trip for business, a weekend break or a longer holiday. The benefits of home boarding are being able to tailor make your dog’s “holiday” with PetStay. We follow all your dog’s normal routines in order to make it as much like home as possible, be that sleeping, feeding or exercise. Staying with one of our brilliant carers, your dog will get lots of love and attention and will be treated as part of their family.

Our Carers

We have many loving dog carers throughout Somerset. All carers are not only vetted by us, but are licensed by the local authority, ensuring that your dog/s are in the safest hands possible. Before you stay with your carer we will organise a meeting, where yourself and your dog will go along to meet the carer and see your dogs’ holiday home before you book.

How it Works

At PetStay we never mix dogs from different households and we always match your dog to the carer best suited to their needs. In order to do this, we aim to find out as much about your dog at the initial enquiry stage allowing us to understand your dogs’ needs. From there we will then arrange for you and your dog to meet the carer in their own home. If all goes well you’re ready to make your first booking. We’ll guide you through the whole booking process and provide you with a holiday list of essential items you’ll need to pack for your dog’s stay.

Mat & Bex - PetStay Somerset

Become a Carer

If you would like to apply to become a carer, we would love to hear from you. If you’re a dog lover and want to have a flexible, home based hobby that lets you work with dogs, then maybe you will love being one of our carers, looking after dogs in your own home.

If you want to find out more and book a holiday for your dog, or if you want to enquire about becoming a carer and joining our team, please get in touch using the numbers or email address below.

Mat & Bex – PetStay Somerset

Contact Details

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

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Tel: 01823 765165

Email: somerset@petstay.net

Areas coveredWe cover the Somerset area including:

TA1 to TA24: Taunton, Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Highbridge, Langport, Somerton, Martock, Chard, Wellington, Montacute, Merriott, Minehead, IIminster areas.

BA3 to BA11& BA16 & BA20 to BA22: Wells, Shepton Mallet, Glastonbury, Holcombe, Coleford,
Yeovil, Frome, Street, Wincanton, Bruton areas.

BS22 to BS29: Weston-Super-Mare, Banwell, Winscombe, Axbridge, Cheddar, Wedmore, Banwell.

Do you hate having to put your dog in kennels?… Well there is a better way for your dog in the Somerset area

At PetStay, Somerset we have many carefully selected loving and caring pet sitters in the Bridgwater, Minehead, Taunton, Yeovil & Wells and surrounding areas to provide a less stressful experience than dog kennels whilst their owners are away on holiday.

Your dog will be matched with one of fully licensed and insured dog carers and will remain with them for the duration of your time away. They will ensure your dog receives all of the home comforts that they are used to and are treated as part of the family. All normal routines will be kept to ensure your beloved dog is looked after in a real “home from home” environment. Making dog sitting in Somerset a far less stressful experience than dog kennels.

PetStay has been established since 2005 and during that time have gained an outstanding reputation for providing an excellent home boarding for dogs service. PetStay Somerset dog sitting service are becoming well known as the local dog sitters in the Bridgwater, Minehead, Taunton, Yeovil & Wells and surrounding areas.

PetStay are fast becoming recognised as the real alternative to kennels across Somerset. You can book with confidence knowing that we have guidelines in place to ensure that your dog is left in only the very best of hands, giving you peace of mind whilst you are away on holiday. Give Bex & Mat a call on 01823 765165.

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 £21.50 a day
2 Dogs £31.50 a day
3 Dogs £41.50 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 £80.50 to £189 per week

Please call Bex & Mat 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

Somerset-MillieSomerset-Minty

Millie & Minty

I have been using Petstay since moving to Somerset last year. The bookings are always very efficient and it has been lovely to meet the people looking after my dogs in their own home. My dogs absolutely love going to the carers and its so reassuring to me to know they are having lovely walks and not in kennels. I took them to a kennels set-up once only, because they were so stressed by all the barking dogs around them for 2 weeks. One of them developed grey hairs during that time! Petstay provides home from home care with lovely kind people who adore dogs. I highly recommend it.

Elizabeth
June 2017

Somerset-Ruby

Ruby

“We were very pleased with Ruby’s care. It sounds like she had great fun with Janet and Peter and it was obvious that they went to great lengths to ensure Ruby had a happy stay.”

Sarah
February 2017

Somerset-Tilly

Tilly

We are now back at home with Tilly,having enjoyed our trip away,which she has clearly also done. Sue reported to us several times, saying that Tilly was very well behaved,even making friends with Sue’s cats,and that there were no problems at all. This was confirmed when we collected Tilly,who didnt seem too bothered about coming home. She was well brushed and happy,so we can count the booking as a complete success. Should we have another occasion to go away without Tilly we would be happy to use your service again. The whole exercise was handled very efficiently, Thanks from us both(and Tilly)

Pat & Richard
November 2016

Somerset-Milo

Milo

“I would highly recommend Elaine and Petstay. Milo has had a lovely holiday with Helen and we were able to go away and not have any concerns about his care. He had first class care and love like he has at home. I would not consider leaving Milo anywhere else. Thank you Elaine and Helen”

Mandy – North Petherton / Bridgwater
September 2016

Somerset-Mylo

Mylo

“We were very happy with everything you arranged – Mylo got on very well with Karen and her family and enjoyed all the exercise. He seemed to have had a great time and we would definitely use PetStay & Karen again in the future. Thanks for the updates and photos whilst we were away”.

James & Mandy – North Curry / South Petherton
September 2016

Somerset-Lottie

Lottie

“Thank you, especially for your email whilst I was on holiday letting me know how Lottie was getting on. Very much appreciated. She seemed so relaxed when we picked her up so we knew she had had a good time. We were really happy with the PetStay service and we will definitely be contacting you again for our next holiday. Thank you for all your hard work finding such good matches for us.”

Barbara – Taunton / Bridgwater
August 2016

Somerset-Spook

Spook

“The whole service you have provided has been great and Spook obviously loved staying with Debbie and she seemed quite happy with him. I think he would have been quite content not to come home! I’m sure that we will be coming to you again if Spook needs somewhere to stay.”

Pippa – Ilminster / Yeovil
August 2016

Somerset-Jack

Jack

“I just wanted to send a personal reply to you just to thank you for your help in matching us with carers for Jack this year. We had a super holiday, more so because we knew Jack was well settled and happy with Peter and Janet. They were fantastic and a super couple. They gave Jack a lovely two weeks and made him feel so at home and spoilt him like he was their own dog. We really couldn’t have asked for more. We will definitely recommend you to all of my friends”

Maria – Highbridge / Weston Super Mare
August 2016

Somerset-Pickle

Pickle

“Hi Elaine, we had a lovely time and so did Pickle, from his reaction to Maureen and her lovely dog Sam. Pickle had a sleep in this morning until 0830 so he must have been kept very busy at Maureen’s. We are always so pleased when he goes to stay with a Petstay carer as we can relax while we are away, safe in the knowledge that Pickle is happy and cared for, and fully kept as busy as we keep him. Thanks again to Maureen, not long now until his next stay, this time with Helen.”

Al – Burnham on Sea / Highbridge
July 2016

Somerset-Billie

Billy

“Dear Elaine, It was very comforting to know that Billy was happy and well looked after by Sherilyn. He seemed very at home and I would like to make another booking”.

Sarah – Stoke Sub Hambdon / Somerton
July 2016

Somerset-Seth

Seth

“We used PetStay for the first time and all we can say is thank you so much! Seth is a rescue dog and very high maintenance but thanks to Elaine he was matched with Peter and Janet who loved him like he was their own. We received emails from Seth while we were away which put our minds at ease and the photos showed Seth having a great holiday too! Peter and Janet are now friends not just dog sitters and we can’t thank them enough for how they loved our Seth in our absence. We will be using PetStay again and have already pencilled Peter and Janet in for October. Thank you again for an excellent service”.

Amy & Howard – Bridgwater / Weston Super Mare
June 2016

Somerset-Ella

Ella

“We have used Pestay’s services twice now and couldn’t be happier. I am always very reluctant to leave our border collie Ella with anyone and was very nervous about using a new service, but it has been brilliant. Both times Ella has stayed with Ruby she has come home very happy and tired out, which is perfect. Ruby also always sends us a message just to reassure us that she’s getting on well which really puts us at ease. We would highly recommend PetStay and hope to use their services again soon.”

Kate – South Petherton
June 2016

Somerset-Rowan

Rowan

“Dear Elaine & Petstay. I just wanted to let you know that Rowan absolutely loved staying with Tracey. It was very obvious by Rowan’s behaviour when we collected him that he was very much part of Tracey’s and Bartie’s home and had been extremely well looked after, to the point that we felt guilty taking him away (something we’ve never felt before!). Tracey has a lovely relaxed and calm energy that Rowan thrived from. We couldn’t be happier and will certainly recommend and be using your service again in the future. We really appreciate you organising everything for us and your communication has been excellent throughout. Thank you so much, as knowing there is someone to mind Rowan to such a high standard means so much to us.”

Sarah – Wells / Glastonbury
June 2016

Somerset-Lily

Lily

“We were totally delighted with the service provided by PetStay Somerset. Elaine, the pet carer, is a wonderful, warm and caring person, she welcomed our dog into her home and we felt our pet was literally ‘home from home’. We were extremely impressed with the professionalism of the organisation and the help and support provided by Elaine and Ruby. We will definitely be using PetStay Somerset again.”

Marie – Taunton / Bridgwater
June 2016

Somerset-Rocky

Rocky

“This is the first time we have used PetStay and were thoroughly impressed with the professionalism; Elaine went to great lengths to get the perfect match for us. Janet and Peter were fantastic. Rocky loved them to bits which showed when we picked him up he was so relaxed, which was very comforting for us. We would highly recommend PetStay and will be using them again in the very near future.”

Debbie – Bridgwater / Weston Super Mare
June 2016

Somerset-Georgie

Georgie

“My dog had a great time with Hayley and her dogs, its good to know that your pet is well looked after while you’re away. As well as getting good pet care, the admin side is very professionally handled by Elaine. I will certainly use PetStay again”

Peter – Yeovil / Ilminster
June 2016

Somerset-Odie

Odie

We had relatively little time to organise this stay for Odie but Elaine found us Alisdair and Angela. Our dog had a great weekend, as did we without any worries or concerns for his care. We would recommend the service to everyone without hesitation.

Marion & Les – Edingworth / Burnham-on-Sea
May 2016

Somerset-Barney

Barney

“Barney had a great holiday and it was good to know he was happy while I was away. He was very sleepy & tired after his busy weekend. Thank you and Hayley so much for giving him a happy stay.”

Sheila – Crewkerne / Ilminster
May 2016

Somerset-Jack&jess

Jacl & Jess

Jack & Jess pictured having a cuddle with carer Sherilyn: “Hi Elaine, We have arrived home safe with our lovely dogs. Just want to pass on my thanks to Sherilyn and Clive; Jess and Jack really enjoyed their stay with them. They were pleased to see us but once home I think they both missed Sherilyn and Clive; they have been wonderful pet sitters and I’m so thankful for them looking after our beloved dogs. Once again, thank you.”

Claire – Yeovil/ Somerton
May 2016

Somerset-Safi&Fiji

Safi & Fiji

“We are more than happy with the service PetStay has provided us, carer Ruby is a marvel. Fiji came back a lot calmer than he left us, not sure if Ruby or her dog Oska is responsible, but we are delighted. I have recommended you to a few people. Once again many thanks for the excellent service you have provided”

Amanda – South Petherton
April 2016

Somerset-Woowoos&Freddie

Freddie & Woowoos

Freddie & Woowoos recently enjoyed their 2nd PetStay holiday with carer Pat: “Hi Elaine, we had a lovely weekend thank you. The boys were happy so I know they were very well looked after by Pat, she is a lovely lady. Thanks again”

Mandy – Bridgwater / Ashwick
April 2016

Hamlet & Jazz

Hamlet & Jazz

“Thank you so much for all the lovely photos and reports on Hamlet and Jazz’s stay with Ruby. The dogs obviously had a very happy time and it all went very well. It has been a great relief to us to find such a wonderful solution for the dogs when we are away and to have had such peace of mind. Thank you again for such efficient organisation of it all.”

Athena – Castle Cary / South Petherton
March 2016

Bailey

Bailey

“Dear Elaine, I’ve sat for ages trying to put something together to say how pleased we are that we left Bailey on holiday with Lyn & Derek. I could list the positives forever, there were no negatives. The best comment I can give is that on our arrival to collect Bailey he got all excited as usual, glad to see us, ready to go home etc. Then he went back to the rocking chair he was on, curled up and went to sleep. When a dog gets that comfortable in someone else’s home you don’t have to worry about leaving him there again, magic”

Phil & Norma – Yeovil / Henstridge
March 2016

Somerset-Loki

Loki

“My husband & I just wanted to pass along our sincerest thanks to you & carer Pat for making the arrangements for Loki with PetStay at such short notice. He was so distraught the last time he returned from kennels that I couldn’t imagine ever doing that to him again! He appeared in great spirits when we picked him and clearly had an excellent time with Pat – it was such a relief to know he was staying with someone who loves dogs and would look after him like one of the family. Pet Stay has earned customers for life with us.”

Kelly – Wells /Shepton Mallet
February 2016

Gibson&Sammie

Gibson & Sammie

“Our dogs, Sammie and Gibson, stayed with Sherilyn and Clive for 9 days. The arrangements were very straight forward to make and we loved being able to visit before we decided to book the dogs in. Elaine was very easy to contact and extremely helpful and Sherilyn and Clive were very welcoming to the dogs and us! We went away knowing that Sammie and Gibson were being left in safe hands and that they would be looked after and loved. On our return it was lovely to see how happy they were and know that they had settled in. Thank you Sherilyn, Clive and Elaine for taking away the worry about leaving them, we will definitely be back.”

Claire – Bridgwater / Somerton
February 2016

Dixie&Maisie

Dixie & Maisie

“My two dogs have just spent 12 days with PetStay, the service was excellent. Elaine spent time matching them with the right carer and after our pre stay meeting I was totally reassured that they would be happy there. I have to say that my two are rather indulged but this didn’t put Hannah or Elaine off. I will certainly use the service again it was peace of mind and enabled us to have a care free holiday”

Julie – Somerton / Hatch Beauchamp
January 2016

Barley

Barley

“Hello Elaine, the service was excellent and I’ll definitely be using PetStay again. The carer messaged me everyday letting me know how Barley was and even sending me pictures which was lovely.” *Photo supplied by owner*

Aston – Yeovil
January 2016

Murphy

Murphy

“Hi Elaine, we are home safe and sound with Murphy and I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for organising for him to go and stay with Karen. He settled well and didn’t want to come home! Karen was great and we were texting over the first couple of days which really reassured us. She said she really enjoyed having him. Thank you again and we will be sure to recommend you. Happy New Year”.

Sarah – Yeovil / Stoke Sub Hambdon
January 2016

Marley & Paddy

Marley & Paddy

“I am extremely impressed with the service provided by PetStay. My two dogs Marley and Paddy had such a lovely time and didn’t want to come home. Carers Lyn and Derek are wonderful and all the communication and updates about how they were doing from Elaine was perfect, which made my holiday more enjoyable knowing they were happy. Thank you so much”.

Sophie – Yeovil / Henstridge
December 2015

Phoebe & Lizzie

Pheobe & Lizzie

“We were very happy with PetStay Somerset from start to finish. The website was helpful and informative. We were contacted about our needs very quickly and even though it was short notice we were offered a number of options for carers. A meeting with the carer we chose was set up smoothly and it was great to meet the whole family and see how our dogs got on with them. There were a number of forms to fill in but this did reassure us that they had all the information needed to make sure our dogs would be safe and happy. The carer was very flexible and helpful about drop off and pick up times. PetStay sent us an email while we were away to confirm that all was fine and even a few holiday snaps afterwards. The dogs were clearly happy and we felt very comfortable about their stay. All in all it was a very thorough and considerate service from PetStay and the carer. We will definitely want to use them again”.

Iris & Mike – Glastonbury / Bridgwater
November 2015

Ruby

Ruby

“We recently used PetStay Somerset for the first time so that we could attend a family wedding and know that our Spaniel puppy was being well cared for whilst we were away having fun. Elaine accommodated our request at reasonably short notice and matched Ruby with some local carers. The registration process was simple but thorough; the introductions that happened before the stay itself were extremely valuable in allowing us to meet the carers and view where Ruby would be staying before either party committed to the arrangement. Ruby thoroughly enjoyed herself and we would not hesitate to use the carers or the service again. Thanks to Elaine and her team of PetStay carers – we were delighted with the service”

Sharon – Weston Super Mare
November 2015

Millie

Millie

“We are very glad we are dealing with Petstay, we find them very professional and very reassuring that we can leave our pet with their vetted carers. We will certainly use them again in the future. Thank you once again PetStay”.

Avril & Rod – Yeovil / Somerton
October 2015

Dido

Dido

“We would like to thank you for introducing us to Ginny and the wonderful care she and her family gave to our precious Labrador, Dido. You managed to match Dido with the most wonderful family and after the first introductory meeting we felt so relieved and reassured that we were able to truly enjoy our holiday knowing she was happy and well loved. True testament to her care was when we arrived to collect her and she wasn’t in a great hurry to leave! It was very obvious to us that you take a great deal of time and care finding the right people – after all, leaving a very loved, valuable member of the family with another ( first time in her 13 years!) was quite daunting. The pictures of her adventures whilst we were away were a much appreciated and moving touch – we would be more than happy to entrust her to Ginny’s care again.”

Bev & Steve – Wells / Wincanton
October 2015

Charlie

Charlie

Gorgeous Charlie is a regular visitor and he just loves his PetStay carers – the feeling is definitely mutual. Here is some lovely feedback following Charlie’s most recent visit:
“When we dropped Charlie off he was so pleased to see Alasdair and Angela. It gives us piece of mind whilst we’re away. We know he is well looked after and has a great time”

Neil & Pam – Weston-Super-Mare / Burnham on Sea
September 2015

Ron

Ron

“I was able to go away for 2 weeks the longest I had left my little boy, with complete peace of mind. Thank you all at PetStay”

Janet – North Petherton / Bridgwater
September 2015

Dram

Dram

“We are pleased to report that we are very, very happy with the holiday Lyn & Derek provided for Dram. In fact it seems they all enjoyed the experience! We even had a letter from Dram telling us what he got up to in the week and how much he enjoyed himself. We think he has been totally spoiled. We would recommend Lyn & Derek’s care to anyone needing to have their pet looked after for holidays or any other reason. Thank you to PetStay”

Jenny – Chard / Henstridge
September 2015

Harry

Harry

Just a line to say a big thank you to all at PetStay. Harry had a great time with Lyn and Derek. Nothing was too much trouble to ensure that Harry’s stay was perfect. The photos we received while we were away helped ease any concerns as we could see he was very relaxed! We would happily recommend PetStay, so much so, that Harry’s next two trips are already booked. Many thanks,

Diane & Chris – Somerton / Henstridge
September 2015

Charlie Brown

Charlie Brown

“Thank you Elaine for this PetStay service. Charlie-Brown has had a wonderful holiday with his carers Sue & Dave (& Max). I felt so reassured that he would be cared for and safe once I met the carers and felt relaxed leaving him. 5 star service, I will recommend to everyone!”

Rebecca – Yeovil
August 2015

Bailey

Bailey

“We were very impressed with the service from PetStay Somerset – we contacted them at very short notice and Elaine went out of her way to find a solution for us in spite of all the challenges. Our dog Bailey spent a very enjoyable week with Pat and we were able to enjoy our holiday knowing he was well cared for in a loving home environment. I’d thoroughly recommend PetStay Somerset, Elaine and her carers.”

Jennifer – Ashwick, Oakhill
August 2015

Buddy

Buddy

Buddy is a regular PetStay customer so to ensure that we can accommodate him when his owner is away he has more than one carer who looks after him. He is a gorgeous big boy and is much loved by us all at PetStay. Here is what his owner recently said following his latest visit: “Now that we have found Petstay we will never consider using kennels again. Each of the carers Bud has stayed with have been absolutely wonderful and the reassuring feeling one gets, safe in the knowledge that your best friend is being cared for as part of a family, means you can enjoy your holiday without worry. I can not recommend PetStay enough”.

Mick – Martock / Yeovil / Wincanton
August 2015

Bertie & Cinders

Bertie & Cinders

“I have just picked up a very happy Bertie and Cinders from Sherilyn and hear they have had the most wonderful time! Full of walks, games and relaxing and they are now both fast asleep in bed! Thank you so much for all of your help, and to Sherilyn and Clive for taking such good care of my beloved friends! We have no hesitation to use PetStay again”

Charlie – Burnham on Sea / Somerton
July 2015

Chip

Chip

“Hi Elaine, just like to thank PetStay and Ginny for arranging a home for chip at such short notice. It was a load off our minds to know chip was safe and happy and being well and truly pampered if the photos are anything to go by! We would definitely recommend PetStay to anyone and would not hesitate to use you again. Thanks once again”

Maggie – Wincanton
July 2015

Thor

Thor

Thor is a regular PetStay customer so to ensure that we can accommodate him when his owner is away he now has 2 carers who look after him – Ginny & Debbie. Here is some great feedback following his latest visit: “Thor had a really lovely time, he was spoilt rotten, fussed lots and had plenty of playtime. I’m really glad we found Petstay. You have helped us massively and now he’s got two perfect holiday homes!”

Heidi – Yeovil / Wincanton
July 2015

Rosie

Rosie

“Rosie very much enjoyed her stay with Dave and Sue, she was very relaxed when we collected her. We feel very lucky to have found such lovely carers, we can go away, relax, and know Rosie is well looked after

Averil – Wells / Burnham on Sea
July 2015

Lucy

Lucy

“Lucy my Chihuahua puppy had a wonderful holiday with carer Rachel and family and their lovely dog Willow. I recommend the service as a perfect alternative to kennels. Your dog will thank you for it!

Helen – Yeovil / Bridgwater
June 2015

Mabel

Mabel

“Hi Elaine, just to say how very pleased I am with how Sherilyn and Clive have looked after our Mabel – if you had searched the country you couldn’t have found nicer people of that I’m sure. Also thank you so much as I’ve said before I shall spread the word of your excellent service”.

Meg – Ilminster
June 2015

Jones and Jessie

Jones

“Thank you very much for all your help in sorting the accommodation for Jones, it worked brilliantly and I was so pleased to be able to relax away, knowing that Jones was safe and well. After meeting Alison, I had no doubt that Jones would be happy staying with her, and also that she would be no problem and hopefully fun to have around. The best thing is not having to worry when you’re away, and I certainly felt very assured knowing she was with Alison. I would have no hesitation in recommending you and hopefully using Alison in the future when Jones needs somewhere safe and happy to stay”.

Anna – Taunton / Yeovil
May 2015

Dylan

Dylan

We were very happy to leave Dylan in the care of Lyn and Derek. Dylan settled with them straight away on his initial visit, they were very friendly, calm, caring and confident in managing Dylan. When we picked him up he had obviously enjoyed his stay and we were able to relax and enjoy our weekend knowing Dylan was well looked after. We would not hesitate to use PetStay again.

Allan & Jenny – Merriot / Henstridge
May 2015

Leo

Leo

I came across PetStay quite by chance and decided to give Elaine a call and discuss what was involved. We met the carers Dave and Sue with our dog Leo in February at their home and were made very welcome. It was a lovely environment and I felt it would suit him very well. We have just returned from holiday and found him in great spirits. I was very anxious whilst away but in the end decided to get on with my holiday knowing he was in good hands. Dave and Sue are a lovely couple.

Gill – Taunton / Burnham on Sea
April 2015

(Photo supplied by owner; PetStay has an on lead only policy for dogs in our care)

Reuben

Rueben

Hi Elaine, just like to thank you for ensuring Reuben had a great holiday. John and Sue were the perfect hosts and we had no worries about leaving Reuben with them. They made him feel at home from the minute we met them. It certainly made our honeymoon far more relaxed knowing he was in such caring hands. Thank you again and please pass on our thanks to John and Sue.

Peter – Yeovil / Stoke St Michael
April 2015

Riley

Riley

The entire experience with Petstay has been absolutely fantastic, right from the initial enquiry to the collection of our dog Riley after his holiday with Lyn and Derek, his carers. Elaine was really helpful, informative and matched him perfectly! We felt reassured from the off that this would be a brilliant service and we were not disappointed. Our first meeting with Lyn and Derek went well. Riley took to them immediately and settled down for a nap whilst we chatted about his routine and habits. He was clearly very relaxed! We had no hesitation agreeing to proceed with Lyn and Derek. They provided a caring home for him which suited him perfectly. On our return from our holiday Riley looked like he had been extremely well looked after. Lyn and Derek were superb, a lovely couple who we would most definitely like to place Riley with again in the future. Thank you Petstay for taking the angst out of such an important decision. Great service. We will be in touch!

Victoria – Yeovil
April 2015

scrumpy

Scrumpy

“We are delighted with the service received from Petstay. Everything was very well set up and Scrumpy had a great time. We were very relaxed that she was in such good hands – Thank you”.

Beck – Yeovil
February 2015

Holly

Holly

“Many thanks Elaine for introducing us to Alison and her lovely family. Holly has just returned from her first weekend ‘holiday’ and has been looked after so well and I’m sure a little spoilt too. The photo Alison text us this morning of Holly relaxing and looking very contented really put our minds at rest. We wouldn’t hesitate using PetStay/Alison again”

Karen – Yeovil
January 2015

(Photo supplied by owner; PetStay has an on lead only policy for dogs in our care)

Tia

Tia

“This is the first time that we have ever left Tia for a holiday as we have always taken her with us, but this time it was not possible as we needed to visit family abroad. We were lucky to have found PetStay and even luckier to be paired with Ginny and her family. We had no hesitation in leaving Tia and we know that she enjoyed her stay and Ginny and her family enjoyed having her stay. We would recommend PetStay to give peace of mind and will definitely be using their services again at some stage. Thanks to all of you for a wonderful holiday for both us and for Tia”

Pat & Eve – Wincanton
January 2015

James

James

“My dog had a fantastic month’s stay with Elaine in January. Not only did he get a new best mate to play with, he got more walks than he does at home. And he came home trained to walk to heel! I cannot praise the service highly enough – the whole process from meeting up, booking and the actual stay. I would recommend it to anyone who is considering putting their dogs in kennels while they go on holiday – it’s your dogs holiday too.”

Alan – Ilminster
January 2015

Baz & Belle

Baz & Belle

We were very pleased with the way that Baz and Belle were looked after by Pauline and her dog Jim. All of the dogs got on famously and Baz and Belle went quiet when we took them home as they were sulking – missing Jim! There is no doubt that Pauline’s house is totally focused around the dogs and that they were very well looked after – even Baz managed to lose a little weight so Pauline obviously walked them well and stuck to their diet regime. All very good and many thanks.

Mark & Jan – Taunton
January 2015

Murphy

Murphy

After deciding to book a holiday abroad I was on a mission to find somewhere perfect for Murphy, just what he deserves. I came across PetStay and I’m so glad I did. Murphy had a lovely holiday and enjoyed the garden and playing with the carer’s dog. Thank you to Elaine for fantastic communication and matching Murphy with a lovely family. I’m now happy about going away again in the future knowing that he has a home away from his own home.”

Leanne – Bridgwater
November 2014

Max

Max

“Finding a carer to look after our dog was not an easy task. Max is a boisterous Labradoodle who stayed with PetStay and had a wonderful 9 days vacation with long muddy walks and plenty of play time in the carer’s lovely large garden. He followed the same eating, sleeping, walking routine we have at home which meant he felt relaxed and happy. He will be looking forward to another ‘holiday’ very soon. Thank you PetStay for taking such good care of Max and giving us perfect piece of mind on our holiday.

Susan – Yeovil / Bridgwater
Ocotber 2014

Sam, Storm & Bear

Sam, Storm & Bear

My 3 dogs spent 3 days with a lovely family. They made them feel so welcome and part of the family. All my boys are lively and have very different needs but Ginny and her lovely family spent so much time playing with them. I had a lovely picture of my hyper collie chilled out with his legs in the air on the sofa. It’s such peace of mind knowing they are safe and well looked after (I had reports of Bear my golden doodle having a ball with Ginny’s teenage lad and a few of his friends). I’m now looking at booking another trip ASAP as now I can go away knowing all is well. Thanks Ginny and Elaine xxx

Jo Bond – Ilchester
September 2014

Lettie & Oscar

Lettie & Oscar

Thank you so much to PetStay (and particularly to Ginny and her family) for looking after Lettie and Oscar, my two Labradoodles, while I was away. They were obviously very happy and content in their holiday home and it is wonderful to know they were in a ‘home from home’ environment. Can thoroughly recommend PetStay to anyone looking for an alternative to kennels

Caroline Houching – Taunton / Wincanton
September 2014

Martha

Martha

Brilliant is all we can say. From the minute our 3 year old lab Martha met Elaine and Barney we could tell she was going to be right at home with them and Elaine’s husband Kevin. Elaine couldn’t do enough to quell any worries about leaving her and Martha didn’t give us a second glance when we left her. Daily text updates were much appreciated to let us know how Martha was doing. When we picked Martha up she had obviously had a lovely time and we wouldn’t hesitate to use Elaine again and recommend her to other dog owners.

Nicky Cornelius – Taunton
August 2014

Meet Our Carers

We have a rapidly growing team of carers across Somerset waiting to give your beloved 4 legged friends a ‘home from home’ alternative to kennels whilst you are away; however we still need more people to join our team. If you are at home during the day; have a secure garden; experienced dog owner and a genuine dog lover then please complete the carer enquiry form on the ‘contact us’ page or call Bex & Mat on 01823 765165 for an informal chat.

Here you can meet a few of our amazing carers (there are many more) and see what they have to say about their experiences:

Somerset-Bolan

Sue & Mike

(Bolan who sadly passed away August 2016)

Carers Sue & Mike are experienced dog owners and very ‘doggy’ orientated. Until August 2016 they had a resident dog, gorgeous Bolan (pictured), but he sadly passed away. Now, more than ever they love welcoming visiting guests into their home. Sue says: We were very choosy about who we left our own dog with so we understand how important it is that customers feel comfortable with the carer they are matched to. We always give the same care and consideration to our visitors as we did to our own beloved dog Bolan. We have had a wonderful experience with PetStay doggy guests so far and look forward to many more.

Somerset-Sue

Sue

Being a carer means we get to have lots of different dogs to stay, and since our own dog sadly passed away, have someone to take on lovely walks. We also get to meet people, and share stories about keeping and looking after doggie-friends.

Somerset-Elaine

Elaine

I love being a carer, I get so much pleasure from it. The pets I have cared for have all been a delight and I feel very well looked after by Petstay. I would recommend it to anyone who has the time. It keeps you fit and healthy and feeeling useful. Also the pay is very handy too!

Tracey & Barty

Tracey

(Pictured with his dog Barty)

Tracey works from home and is a very experienced dog owner and carer. Like all PetStay carers he has a secure garden and a dog friendly home. His gorgeous dog Barty is very friendly and is the perfect doggy host. Tracey says: “Being a carer is a great job, I get to meet a lot of lovely dogs and their owners. Looking after a dog is always a joy. Petstay is a well run company and Elaine is very good at making sure everything is in place so that visiting dogs have the best stay possible with the carers”

Debbie - Carer in Yeovil

Debbie

(Pictured with PetStay guest Fenn enjoying a visit to the beach)

Like all PetStay carers Debbie offers a dog friendly home and a secure garden. She is a very experienced previous dog owner and working from home she is able to provide a loving environment for visiting PetStay guests. Debbie says: “I love being a Petstay carer, I have always had a dog but unfortunately lost mine a while ago and didn’t feel ready to have another. I work from home and I very much missed the walking, cuddling and dare I say spoiling a dog, so being a carer is perfect for me. Elaine is always on the end of the phone and I get to meet the dogs and owners beforehand, which is great for everyone.”

Lyn and Derek with Bertie

Lyn & Derek

(Pictured with visiting PetStay guest Bertie)

Lyn & Derek are both experienced previous dog owners and being retired are able to offer a loving home-from-home environment for visiting dogs whilst their owners are away. Lyn says: “Becoming Petstay carers has enriched our lives. We can choose when we accept a booking and Elaine is always available to make things run smoothly. We decided being Petstay carers was ideal for us as we feel we are a bit long in the tooth to take on a puppy of our own. We meet the owners and their dogs before we accept a booking and have enjoyed looking after many dogs since we joined Petstay in March 2015. Each one has brought us a great deal of pleasure.”

David & Sue

David & Sue

(pictured with Jack & BoBo, enjoying their PetStay holiday)

David and Sue say: “We love being PetStay carers for many reasons. Firstly we think that PetStay is a great idea for owners who can have peace of mind that their dogs are being well looked after and we get complete back up and support from Elaine. We really enjoy meeting the owners first and having the time to sit and chat with them (usually with a cup of tea) to find out everything about their dog/s. The owners really like that aspect too. Most of all we absolutely love having different dogs to stay; so far every dog we have looked after has been wonderful and we look forward to what comes next”

Ginny from Wincanton

Ginny

(Pictured with 3 visiting dogs from the same household: Sam, Storm & Bear)

Ginny says: “I became a Pet Stay carer at the beginning of the summer 2014 and have had a really enjoyable time caring for a variety of dogs. After our own dog died we missed the company of having a dog in the house but circumstances meant that we couldn’t commit to another, so having other people’s dogs to stay is just perfect. The starting up process was easy; Elaine visited me to explain the process and Rachel from South Somerset District Council paid me a short visit to see that everything was in place before she issued me with the licence. Elaine is always at the end of the phone for support and invaluable advice. I really like hosting breeds of dogs I wouldn’t usually consider owning – it has been a revelation at times! My four teenagers have had a great time playing with the dogs and helping me walk them. I think it is fun for the dogs to be in a family home and good for them to be able to maintain their normal routines. We miss the dogs when they go and love it when their owners book for them to come back.”

It was my pleasure to meet so many of you at dog shows and summer fetes over the past year and also to welcome lots of new PetStay customers and doggy guests.

PetStay carers do an amazing job looking after your beloved pooches whilst you are away and we LOVE doing it – thank you for all your wonderful feedback. Take a look at ‘our reviews’ and other sites (links below) to see what many of our customers have to say about their PetStay experience:
http://www.thegooddogguide.com/somerset/ilminster/dog-home-boarding-sitter-sitting/petstay-somerset/19904
http://www.findpetboarding.com/homeboarding/profile/10259
http://www.petstaysomerset.freeindex.co.uk

VERY SPECIAL EVENT

The Ilminster Midsummer Experience
PetStay Somerset is proud to support ‘The Ilminster Midsummer Experience’ and will continue to host the Family Dog Show.
http://ilminsterexperience.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/IlminsterExp

Keep an eye on this news page and/or facebook for regular updates of any forthcoming events: https://www.facebook.com/PetStay.Somerset

Dog sitting services in SomersetContact Details

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

Tel: 01823 765165

Email: somerset@petstay.net

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