PetStay West Midlands North and South Staffordshire Branch.
Hello, we are Sue and Simon Jennings the proud owners of the West Midlands North and South Staffs Branch of PetStay. We live in Sutton Coldfield with 2 children and our Cavapoo Ruby, we used to have 2 rescue Greyhounds Charlie and Noah who were a big part of our family. When they passed, we wanted to help other dogs and their owners. PetStay was the perfect opportunity and as we understand the effort and love owners put into the training and care of their dogs and from personal experience, I know that owners do not want to leave their furry family members in a kennel.
This is why 2 years ago we set up the PetStay West Midlands North and South Staffordshire Branch – to offer bespoke home boarding for family dogs. Its been such a success we have now taken on the West Midlands South Branch.
At Petstay we understand how difficult it is to leave this very important family member whilst you are away on holiday or for any length of time. We have a small select register of fellow dog lovers that are happy and trustworthy to care for your dogs in their own home in an environment that your dog would be happy to be in.
Why Choose PetStay West Midlands North and South Staffordshire Branch.
PetStay West Midlands North and South Staffordshire Branch covers Rugeley, Cannock, Lichfield Tamworth, Walsall Sutton Coldfield From B23 to WS15 post codes and offers an “Exclusive home from home service” whether you’re planning a trip for business, a weekend break or a fortnight get-away. The benefits of home boarding are being able to tailor make your dog’s “holiday” with PetStay. This means, we are able to follow the routines you already have in place at your own home, be that sleeping, feeding, exercise or companionship. Staying in a home environment means your dog will get lots of love and attention from a carer who will treat your dog as their own and that’s important, to you and to them!
Your dog will be matched with a carer who you will meet prior to your holiday to ensure you are happy and you have made the right choice for your dog. You can go on holiday knowing that your dog will be getting the love and affection you would give them yourself in a safe environment.
Our Host Families.
We have handpicked our host families ensuring we only employ the very best we only take on carers that we would be happy to leave our own dog Ruby with and Ruby is always taken along to meet the new carers. All carers are experienced dog owners and most importantly – love dogs! You can choose to either board your dog(s) alone or if your dog enjoys doggie company, with a carer who has a friendly dog of their own.
A meeting will be set up so you and your dog(s) can meet their carer and see their holiday home beforehand. Safety is very important to us, so we never mix dogs from different families and we keep all dogs on leashes whilst walking in public places. Finally, all hosts are fully insured and regularly inspected by ourselves to make sure they maintain the stringent criteria required for the license by the local authority.
How it Works
We take great care in getting to know you and your dog before they home board with PetStay and take full details of your dog so that we can find the perfect carer for him or her. We will guide you through the booking process and a “holiday list” will be provided of essential items that will need to be packed to make sure your dog(s) have their favourite things with them. So, if you would like to book a holiday with us or find out more about our service, please do get in touch on the numbers or email below. I look forward to hearing from you and providing the very best home boarding that West Midlands North and South Staffordshire Branch have to offer.
Become a Carer
If you would like to apply to become a carer, we would love to hear from you. All that is necessary is that you have experience in looking after dogs, are at home during the day and have a secure garden. You could become part of the PetStay Team by caring for someone else’s family dog in your home.
Sue and Simon PetStay West Midlands North and South Staffordshire Branch.
To find out more or to arrange a visit to one of our carers in the West Midlands – North area, please get in touch using the details below.
Tel: 0121 769 2706
Mobile: 07724 212 204
Mrs Susan Jennings
License number: LN/000002877
We cover the North of the West Midlands and surrounding areas including postcodes:
B42 to B44: Perry Barr, Great Barr, Hamstead, Kingstanding
B72 & B74 to B79: Sutton Coldfield, Wylde Green, Walmley, Mere Green, Four Oaks, Streetly, Tamworth
B23: Short Heath, Stockland Green, Perry Common
B24: Erdington and Tyburn and B35: Castle Vale
WS1 to WS15: Walsall, Wednesbury, Aldridge, Brownhills, Lichfield, Burntwood, Cannock, Rugeley
Are you worried about leaving your dog in kennels? Why not consider a dog sitting service in Walsall, Sutton Coldfield or the West Midlands North area?
Home dog boarding and pet sitting services in Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Lichfield and surrounding areas
At PetStay, West Midlands-North 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 Walsall, Sutton Coldfield,Tamworth and the surrounding areas provide a better experience than dog kennels because we provide dogs with a home from home environment.
Here at PetStay West Mids we offer an outstanding dog sitting service in the West Midlands North area to dogs and families to ensure that whilst owners are away on holiday, their dogs are happy and settled.
At PetStay, we are licensed by the local authority to care for your dog. We will pair your dog with a vetted, insured and 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 a dog home boarding service second to none, far from that of dog kennels. PetStay West Mids-North are becoming known as the local pet sitters in the local area of Walsall, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth.
Our guidelines will ensure that your pet is left in the most trusted, loving hands possible and are now being recommended across the West Midlands-North so if you would like peace of mind whilst you’re away on holiday give PetStay a call on 0121 769 2706.
Home Boarding for Dogs
- Your dog/s stay in one of our loving carers’ homes
- Meet your carer before you book
- Kinder and less stressful for your dog
- All routines kept
- We don’t mix different dogs together
- We don’t walk your dog/s off the lead
- Carers are fully insured and vetted
- We are recommended by vets and our many, many customers
Our Prices*(Please see below)
Prices above are per day, or part thereof, except Bank Holidays. For more information regarding those rates, please contact us.
Here are the few simple stages of booking with PetStay.
1st: Ring or email your local branch to discuss your dogs requirements and dates.
2nd: We will explain all about PetStay and what your next steps would be.
3rd: We then take all details about your dog and then match them to the most suitable carer.
4th: A meeting will be organised for you and your dog to meet the carer.
5th: If you are 100% happy with your carer you would then be ready to book with PetStay.
6th: No later than 5 days after your initial meeting, complete our on-line booking form and pay the arrangement fee.
7th: An email confirmation will be sent to you.
8th: You’re all booked in and don’t have to worry about anything.
9th: Drop your dog off at the carer’s house with food, a bed. toys and anything else you think they might need.
10th: Go away with complete peace of mind and have a wonderful holiday.
*PetStay Arrangement Fee
Our daily rate is made up of the Arrangement Fee and the Carer’s Allowance. These are 2 separate payments. The Arrangement Fee is a payment to arrange and confirm the booking of your dog’s stay, and is due for payment within 5 days of meeting your dog carer. For a repeat booking the Arrangement Fee is payable within 5 days of your requested dates being confirmed by PetStay.
The Arrangement Fee is non-refundable or non- transferable
The Arrangement Fee is for the service provided by your local PetStay branch in selecting a suitably matched dog carer for you and your dog. The Arrangement Fee also represents a proportion of all the administration and ongoing business costs, including but not limited to, Public Liability and Employer Liability insurance, licensing, recruitment of carers, advertising, 24/7 support to carers, and business documentation giving you peace of mind and your dog a quality home dog boarding experience with PetStay.
The Dog Carer’s Allowance
The Carer’s Allowance is paid direct to the dog carer when you drop your dog off
Do You Want to Work With Dogs?
If you’re a dog lover and would like to start a new hobby caring for dogs in your own home, we could have the opportunity for you!
Our home boarding dog carers are dedicated dog lovers who have the time to spend with our fantastic guest dogs, but may not be able to take on the full-time responsibility of a dog. Whether you’re unable to take on the full-time commitment of a pet or you’d like to have a friend for your own dog, PetStay can match you with the perfect guest dog to suit your lifestyle!
We do all the hard work! Don’t worry about bookings as we will take care of them. We think it’s important for you to concentrate on all the fun of caring for a guest dog. You can enjoy your daily dose of dog walking! As a PetStay dog carer, you will be covered by our licence and insurance meaning you can enjoy all the benefits of dog sitting our wonderful guest dogs without the headache of running a business!
Please call Sue or Simon for more information and an informal chat on:
Mobile: 07724212204 Tel: 0121 769 2706
Frequently Asked Questions about becoming a PetStay Carer
What are the requirements of becoming a carer?
You must be a genuine dog lover, have experience of looking after dogs and you need to be home during the day so you have plenty of time to give to the dogs you are caring for. You must have a secure garden and agree to abide by PetStay guidelines. You are allowed to have a dog of your own as long as your dog gets on with other dogs.
How are your carers vetted?
If you meet all the requirements listed above, we will come and visit you at your home. We will check the security of the garden, explain PetStay procedures and show you the guidelines each carer needs to follow. If you are happy with everything and we feel you would make a suitable PetStay carer, we would follow up a reference and arrange public liability insurance for you.
How many dogs can I look after?
Our service is on a one-to-one basis, so only dogs from the same household will stay with you. You are allowed to take up to three dogs from the same household, BUT you choose what you are happy with. We will ask you how many dogs you would like to look after and what sized dog/s you would be happy to care for.
Do I have to provide the food?
No, the owner will bring any food or treats for the duration of the stay. Any toys, bedding, medication and leads will also be brought.
Does the dog/s have to be vaccinated?
Yes each dog MUST have up to date vaccinations, have been wormed and treated for fleas. Proof of the vaccinations will be brought to the meeting and shown to you.
What about walking the dogs?
All dogs should be taken out each day for walks. When you have your meeting with the owners all routines, including the number and length of walks, will be discussed. The dog is only ever walked on a lead.
What if the dog becomes ill?
We/you would endeavour to contact the owner or the emergency contact. The owner or the emergency contact would be liable for any expenses incurred in taking the dog to the vet.
Will I be paid?
You will receive a daily allowance of £15 for one dog, £23 for two dogs and £31 for three dogs.
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
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Hi I am very happy with the service I get from PetStay. Lorraine who has looked after my dog Brandy a couple of times now is excellent she keeps in contact by sending updates and photos. I can relax on holiday knowing Brandy is taken care of.
Blaise had a fabulous relaxing overnight stay with Julia and Sue. This was Blaise’s first time away from us. We were nervous about leaving him. But we had nothing to worry about. Julia and Sue made us feel at ease straight away. They are incredibly thoughtful, caring and kind. They wanted to make sure they knew everything about Blaise so they could make him feel as comfortable as possible. You will see from the picture, he was very settled and I couldn’t ask for nicer people to look after him. We are going on holiday in August and I would not want him to be looked after by anyone else.
Thank you Sue and Julia. Cheryl, Thomas and Blaise.
Would definitely recommend using this company, especially if like me you have not really left your dog before and you are nervous about doing so. They take time and ask lots of questions to find out all about the dog and them match them to the best carers. Sue at the West Midlands North branch made sure that all my questions were answered and found me a lovely couple to look after Smudge, my elderly Jack Russell. Having met them before we went away we knew that Smudge would be well cared for by Veronica and Phil and he had the best time with them and their family. It helped that he was in a home environment and not kennels and meant that we relaxed more. We were sent pictures so we could see that he was well and settled and it was great that he was the only dog in the house as he can be worried by other dogs. If we needed to use them again we wouldn’t hesitate to do so.
Just would like to say a big “Thank you” to Gill and Roger, West Midlands who looked after Alfie and Ralph. Very caring, the dogs looked great when we picked them up and would highly recommend them.
We collected Minnie from Roger & Gill yesterday. They kept me informed throughout our holiday of how she was and even sent me photos. It really helped us relax and enjoy our holiday knowing she was being well cared for. Roger & Gill are a lovely couple and I can whole heartedly recommend them. We look forward to using them to care for Minnie again soon.
Julie & Steve Baker
I was very pleased with Minnie’s 2 night stay with Elaine. It was evident that she had been well looked after. Would highly recommend
Charlie stayed with Ninette and her family again while we were having some work done on the house. He was loved as if he was a dog of their own, played with lots, walked twice a day and generally made to feel at home. I would definitely recommend using PetStay and Ninette especially. We have used her on quite a few occasions now and it helps us to know Charlie is having a holiday if we go away or have work done. Charlie loves the family and is happy to see them too.
Woody has had a great weekend with Sue whilst we attended a wedding .
He was wonderfully cared for, photos, text message to assure us he was ok and happy .
Thank you so much, he wants to come back again sometime. Woof Woof from Woody .
Very lovely service, friendly and nice. Our dog loved the stay and we would highly recommend them.
West Midlands North
I cannot recommend PetStay highly enough! Our 6 month old Cockapoo, Bailey, has stayed with Sue and Simon for the last 9 days. From the first contact with Sue everything has been brilliant, 100% professional. They have treated Bailey like one of their own and she has had lots of fun and cuddles galore! I’m really happy I found them as I can now go away in the future knowing Bailey is in the safest of hands. Thanks Sue and Simon xx
West Midlands North
From my first meet with Julie and Andy I loved them!
More importantly Lola was relaxed.
I had regular updates and photos and Lola had the best time. To be honest Whenever I have left her previously with family members we have come home and she has been in a mood with us ignoring us and very quiet. This has not been the case this time round, I think she has thoroughly enjoyed her weekend away and has come home happy and content.
I will not be leaving my Lola with anyone other than Julie and Andy they are just perfect!
Lindsay and Lola
West Midlands North
Ebony stayed with Julie and Andrew last week. I think she was spoilt rotten and had a great time whilst we were away. We had no concerns about the quality of care she was receiving and as with all the carers with have used at Petstay Julie and Andrew come highly recommended. Thankyou!
I have used Petstay for quite some time and I have always found Sue and Simon responsive, helpful and professional. They are quick to respond, do their upmost to help sort out appropriate care and are an email away if you need advice. Would highly recommend.
Archie had a lovely holiday with Ninette lots of walks playtime with her children and cuddles. He is looking forward to his next stay. Many thanks Lisa and Sam
Lisa & Sam
Thanks to Simon for sorting out Amy with Richard while I was away with no internet. Thanks to Richard who no thought spoilt my little one.
Thank you so much for looking after Poppy for me recently. She obviously enjoyed staying with you as she seemed so happy when I picked her up. The arrangements went very will and without a hitch.
West Midlands North
This is the second time we have used PetStay for our whippet Luna and they have provided outstanding care on both occasions. Luna stayed with carer Fiona and her family over the weekend and we felt confident the minute we left her that she was in safe and loving hands. Fiona kindly kept us updated with daily pictures and posts on how she was settling in, which we really appreciated. It really was lovely to know she was being looked after by a family with young children, who I knew would give her lots of fuss and attention. I wouldn’t hesitate to have Fiona look after Luna again in future – excellent service. Thank you PetStay!”
Sue is an outstanding carer in Solihull. Freckles, my blue roan cocker spaniel, has just stayed with Sue and her terrier, Poppy, again. We’re regulars!! Sue is flexible, caring, very kind and reassuring. She keeps me posted whilst I’m away from Freckles and is always available at the end of the phone. Thank you very much.
Oscar had a wonderful time. He was so chilled and happy when I picked him up. Ninette and her family were wonderful with him and they sent some lovely photos of what he was up to while I was away. I would thoroughly recommend Ninette and PetStay to those wanting a loving, home from home stay for their pet. Many thanks
Leo was look after by Ninette who lives in Tamworth a true dog lover and really looked after Leo unfortunately Leo had a bad stomach and she cleaned up the mess with no fuss. I highly recommend her, she must have sent me hundreds of photos and videos. Leo as now got a new holiday home in Tamworth.
Lesley kindly had Eddie for us in September for 2 weeks and he absolutely loved her! Just wanted to give you some great feedback for her and also book another stay with her if we can please. She was so friendly and listened to Eddies usual routine. She really made him feel like he was on holiday too with all of the little treats!
This was the first time using PetStay, my usual boarders with a company were not available so I was a little nervous placing my girls with someone new. However, their stay with Lesley went well. Lesley was friendly and welcoming and keen to know about my dogs and best to look after them and what to look out for. Lesley was very thorough with completing the paper work and ensuring all documentation was completed. Lesley sent us photos of our dogs to show that they were settled which is always good and stops you worrying about them. Lesley messaged me about a rash on the belly of one of my dogs and I assured her that there was nothing to worry about, but it was good that she let me know about it. On collecting my dogs they were in good spirits and eager to see me, they were in good condition and I even think that Lesley had given them a bath as they smelt nice and fresh. I would leave my dogs with Lesley again with no worries. Thanks Lesley.
Max had a lovely time with a lovely couple Agnes and Bobby who looked after Max for a week. They took him out everyday with their dog Tina . I would recommend PetStay to everyone who needs someone to look after their dogs, so much better being looked after in their home . Thank you PetStay
Alfie & Ralph
Peace of mind when we leave our two dogs with Lesley. Home from Home. Get spoilt, well looked after and update photos as to what the dogs are up to. Plus Alfie and Ralph feel totally relaxed. Lot of care and attention given to the dogs from Lesley and her family. Can recommend Lesley.
Marmalade is so happy staying with Auntie Elaine or Auntie Sue, he feels safe and secure and they understand his quirks, they really listen to his needs and provide him with a very happy home I sometimes think he doesn’t want to leave! Very happy with the service it’s a true home from home for him :).
We have used PetStay for many years and have always received super service. Bertie loves to stay with Karen who we request each time but has also stayed with other fabulous carers. Sue and Simon are so efficient and friendly.
Robbie & Poppy
Hi Sue….thank you so much for putting us in touch with Karen. Robbie and Poppy had a great time and were brilliantly looked after by Karen. She’s a lovely caring lady and I knew straight away that it would be a home from home for them. We had a wonderful and stress-free time with our grandson knowing that our fur babies were being perfectly taken care of.
Sue and Dennis
We left it late to organise our summer holiday and had previously used PetStay twice …Our local carer was unavailable and we managed to find an absolutely lovely lady through PetStay to look after our dog. Brilliant service and communications from the company and the carer – they really do care about your beloved pet. Many thanks PetStay and Sue – really appreciate your service. Well recommended.
Ebony recently stayed with Lorraine and Jamie. She was well cared for and from the photos we received it looks like she really made herself at home! My children were delighted to receive regular updates of what Ebony was up to. This is the second time we have used PetStay and we will certainly use them again, it is certainly a much kinder option than kennels, we have been so pleased with the service offered. Thank you!
Its the first time that I have used the service. My dogs carers were kind, considerate, and provided excellent care. Would recommend. Many thanks.
I had high hopes for this service and wow did it over-deliver. Very reassuring and helpful carer, my little puppy was given better care for a week than I could give her myself. A++++ would absolutely recommend.
Poppy spent 10 days with Hayley. We met up with Hayley prior to her stay, and she completely eased my anxiety. I was kept up to date with messages and pictures, which put my mind at rest. Poppy had a fantastic time, I’m not sure she wanted to leave!.
Robbie & Poppy
Hi Sue and Simon….yet again Robbie and Poppy had a wonderful holiday with Dee and Tony. It was the first time we’d left them for two weeks and it was no surprise to find they’d had a great time without us ! We had a lovely restful holiday knowing they were in the very best of care. I can’t recommend your service highly enough. All the carers are fantastic and have treated our much loved Shih Tzu’s as if they were their own. We have already arranged our next little break in August !
Thanks again and kindest regards,
Sue and Dennis
I have been using PetStay for a number of years, my experience has always been very positive and I highly recommend pet stay. It’s very reassuring to know my dog is well looked after while I’m away. I will continue to use in the future
Fudge was looked after like he was their own! He is walked twice a day, given lots of affection and their home and garden is a great place for pets to play and get exercise! They are a loving family and we all get on very well! We missed Fudge so much but Sue sent us lots of photos and updates. Fudge would love to stay with them again. Thank you so much Sue and Simon, you made our trip that much easier! Hope you are all well! X.
Sox & Sweep
Sue and family were amazing with our two dogs, Sox and Sweep. Sweep has had a lot of anxiety lately and Sue made him relax and even got him out and about walking which he had been refusing to do lately. I honestly think both dogs didn’t want to come home. It’s so nice knowing we now have a safe and friendly place we can leave the dogs when we go away. I honestly felt so relaxed knowing Sue had them. Excellent service by excellent people.
Angela and Chris in Tamworth were a lovely couple, with a great empathy for dogs.
It’s always difficult entrusting your ‘best friend’ to another person, however we are glad to recommend Angela and Chris.
Poppy was curled up relaxed and snoozing when we picked her up, and didn’t seem at all fazed at the change of surroundings.
This is the second time we’ve used Petstay (also Elaine in Walsall) and have been very happy on both occasions.
Thanks once again
Jerry & Jane
Tilly & Autumn
Home from home!!
We have just picked up our 2 rescue greyhounds and they have obviously been very well cared for. During our holiday, we received a photo and update which was lovely and reassuring. Our girls were made to feel so welcome and we were very happy leaving them with their Petstay family. We will definitely be using Petstay again, thank you
To all Dog owners, I can highly recommend PetStay, I own a 22 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback, she stayed with Pet Stay for 18 days, cared for by Ninette, who took care of Jupiter, impeccably. I have used Kennels before, but I wouldn’t ever again, Pet Stay, provides a home from home care service.
“I have used PetStay for a while now, so I thought it was about time I left this wonderful company and Buster’s favourite carer Lorraine a review. I couldn’t ever imagine putting Buster in kennels so this is the perfect alternative and we get to go on holiday without having to worry about Buster. Buster loves going to Lorraine’s he actually pulls me to get up to her house and you can see that Lorraine loves her job so much. Booking is so easy and there is no stress at all with anything. It will always be my number one!”
Gibbs has stayed with Elaine at Pet Stay on a few occasions now and its home from for him. He gets spoilt with walks in the park and lots of cuddles. Most of all we can go away and feel reassured he is in the best hands. Elaine is understanding of his quirky and nervous ways. I would highly recommand Pet Stay who I have been using now for several years.
We were rather anxious to be leaving our 14 year old dog, Toby, for four weeks but having met and used the carers before (for a shorter stay), we knew that he would be in very good hands. Our thanks to Sue at Petstay North for taking Toby for the first couple of days when the holiday dates of our carer clashed with ours and safely delivering him to them. We have found all Petstay organisers to be very helpful in overcoming any logistical problems. We returned to find a very contented Toby who had clearly enjoyed his stay in a kind and friendly environment.
Rosie had a wonderful time with Sue her sitter. Although I missed her so much I was 110% confident that she was looked after amazingly at all times.
Wonderful service and sitters.
We would like to thank Elaine and Bob, who looked after our two darlings (dogs) over the bank holiday August. Elaine and Bob made Alfie and Ralph very comfortable and spoilt with their walks and interaction, I don’t think Alfie and Ralph wanted to leave them, they settled in immediately. Excellent boarders, who took on board our and the dogs needs and will certainly recommend them to look after your dog/s.
As she is only 6 months old we were nervous of leaving Tilly, but Carol was so good with her and it was clear that she had a really happy time while we were away. Carol did everything possible to stick to Tilly’s routine and we were pleased to see photos of her having lovely walks and happy playtimes. We would have no hesitation in recommending both the Petstay Service or Carol and we will not feel at all guilty about going away without her in future.
We found PetStay on the internet and was very happy with the service, Skye stayed with Lorraine in Great Barr. She kept us informed while we were away on holiday that Skye was okay and enjoying herself which really put our minds at rest as it was Sykes first time away. Lorraine was lovely and we definitely use PetStay and Lorraine again.
This is the first time using PetStay. We took bart to ninette and he has really enjoyed his stay. We had plenty of updates and photos of him enjoying himself and it put our minds to rest. He really fitted in well with the whole family. I would recommend it to anybody.
“I left Maisie with Christine for 3 days the first time whilst I was away and was very pleased with the care given. Christine has just looked after Maisie again for a week and has had a ball! She was treated like one of the family being taken on outings and spoiled rotten. I will definitely put Maisie with Christine again when I am away – it was very touching to see how emotional she was when I collected her which shows she loves her as much as I do. Thank you PetStay and particularly Christine”
I have just used PetStay for the first time and will definitely use them again. My initial enquiry to Sue and Simon was dealt with very quickly and efficiently. My Shih tzu Alfie was very well looked after by his carer Sheila who was happy to keep me updated while I was away. Would definitely recommend.
Our dog Fudge, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen, stayed with Anthony and Jane for 9 nights recently and was looked after exceptionally! We booked through Sue at Petstay which was easy and the match with Anthony and Jane was perfect. This is the first time Fudge has stayed with anyone but family and Anthony and Jane were as warm and welcoming as family! We received photos of Fudge which helped us enjoy our holiday more as we knew he was having his own little holiday, with 3 walks a day and lots of care and affection which he loves. We can’t thank Anthony and Jane enough but we hope to see them very soon as we feel so very grateful to have met a couple who care for Fudge like we do! All the very best! Xxxx.
We couldn’t have been happier with the love and care shown to our puppy George. A true home from home! We were sent daily pictures and videos that showed us what fun he was having! Will definitely use Pet Stay again!.
My two dogs Barney and Baxter stayed once again with Elaine and Bob. I never worry about them when I’m away as I know they look after them just as much as I do. I leave my dogs with Elaine and Bob rather than family as I know they get their undivided attention. Five star service.
Just to say we are always happy to recommend PetStay to family and friends. We always know that Molly’s being well looked after when she stays with her career Dee. Home from home for her and peace of mind for us.
We always use PetStay to care for Max whenever we need to leave him for holidays or just a short break. Sue is lovely to deal with and it is very easy to book with her and receive a prompt reply. Max always goes to stay with PetStay carers Roger & Gill, he loves them both and is always happy and excited when he arrives at their home. They care for his every need just as we would and this is exactly what we are looking for, a home from home for him. We are then able to enjoy our holidays knowing he is in their care. We can happily recommend PetStay to everyone. A big thank you to Sue and Roger & Gill. xx
Best wishes from Bob & Rosemarie
Bob & Rosemarie
Lovely home with 1:1 attention. Our dog really happy when we left her and when we collected her.
Dexter & Pepper
I would just like to say thank you for looking after Dexter & Pepper while I was on a resent holiday break.
Gwen & Claire done a great job looking after them. I was very relaxed leaving the dogs with them because I could detect when I first meet them that they were true genuine dog lovers. And of course Dexter & Pepper picked up on this and were very happy all through their 14 day stay.
I am very happy with the service you have provided and would be very happy to use your service again in the future if you are happy to have the boys stay with you again.
Beryl and Harvey
“A big thank you to Jenny at PetStay West Midlands North branch who did a fabulous job looking after my two dogs when I was away. It made the break that much more relaxing as I was reassured about the care and attention my dogs were getting in my absence – just like I would give them at home. I would definitely recommend Jenny to any dog owners out there, and would use the PetStay service again”
Elizabeth – Moseley
“Jenny was fantastic and found Jessica our puppy Labrador a home for a few days in May with Gwen and Claire, they looked after her so well she didn’t want to come home. We were so happy with the service and will certainly use the service again. Thanks to all.”
Peter and Yvonne – Drayton Bassett – Tamworth
“I was very happy when Simon went to stay with you and I know that Simon enjoyed his stay.”
Lynda – Walsall
“Just wanted to let you know that I thought Angela and David were brilliant. They seemed to really let Doug into their family unit and he was very happy each time he stayed with them. I only have positive things to say.”
Alan – Sutton Coldfield
“We had a good trip, and felt happy in the knowledge that Oscar was OK. Thank you for the photographs etc., it was comforting to know he had settled. Think he missed Angela and Stuart to begin with, but seems back in the routine now”
Lorraine – Aldridge
“We used PetStay on the recommendations of some friends and we have found them to be superb in all aspects from the original phone call to collecting cola after our holidays, we must say a special thanks to Pam and Bryan who are two of the nicest people you could meet and they are genuine dog lovers and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending PetStay”
Sarah and Alan – Bloxwich
“The service we have received from Jenny has been outstanding, professional yet personnel. Kez has just had his first stay with Linda & Jess and he was very happy and content, they loved him, I truly couldn’t ask for more xxx”
Kirsty – Tamworth
“We were very pleased with the service that you provided, and the care taken to respond to our queries, as a first time user it was good to see the attention to detail. We were also made to feel very welcome by Elaine and Bob, I’m sure Pippa was very happy there. Thanks again”
Jo and Alan – Sutton Coldfield
“I am really impressed with Petstay. I used the West Midlands North branch and our Miniature Schnauzer Cassie had a lovely time with one of their sitters Angela. It was the day of my son’s wedding, so I was delighted to know that Cassie would be looked after so that we could enjoy the day without worrying about her. This was the first time Cassie had spent any length of time away from us, and I know she had lots of attention and a good run around, which is what she loves the most”
Rose – West Yorkshire
Thank you so much for looking after Bailey so well for us. What a fantastic service you offer and we would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who worries about the welfare of their dog whilst they are away. You and your family completely put our minds at rest and enabled us to go away without worrying about Bailey and he had such a wonderful time. It meant so much to us, thank you once again.
Lynne – Great Barr
We were over the moon with the service we had from PetStay. Pam and Bryan were lovely and we know Bonnie was very well looked after. We have since recommended our friends to you, who have also been matched to Pam and Bryan. We will definitely use your service again, knowing Pam and Bryan are stars. We would give 5 paws.
Kirsty and Richard – Clayhanger
Bill & Ben
We were very happy with everything. Elaine was lovely and the boys were happy and relaxed when we picked them up. We won’t ever be using kennels again, as this is a much less stressful option for them.
Linda – Sutton Coldfield
Hi Jenny, I just wanted to send a quick message to say thank you for having Foster over Christmas. You and your business has helped us a couple of times this year and I can’t fault the service one bit. Not only is it nice knowing Foster is being cared for by a lovely family/home but you even went the extra mile and brought Foster back to us, saving my wife the trip. It’s the little details that make the business so special, such as sending update messages to let you know how they are getting on. Thank you again and I look forward to dealing with you in 2015.
Dave and Anna – Great Barr
Hi Jenny, Ted appeared to have had a lovely weekend, so much so we didn’t think he wanted to come home! I am happy to recommend PetStay to anyone.
Debbie – Four Oaks
Ted & Lola
Hi Jenny, I just wanted to thank you for arranging the care for Ted and Lola last week. I knew that they would be happy and safe with Elaine and her husband, who not only went out of their way to stick to the dogs’ routines, but also fetched and carried them when transport became a problem! The fact that you made arrangements at short notice was so helpful, and everything went smoothly.
Liz Donnelly – Sutton Coldfield
Jenny, I’m so glad that Cassie was okay, and when I first met you I didn’t feel worried at leaving Cassie with you, I knew when we picked her up she had enjoyed herself with you. It’s so nice to meet someone who cares for the dogs like they are your own, if anyone asks me about a dog sitter I will most definitely recommend you.
Lynda Turner – Nether Whitacre
Home from home for our Blue…we think it is a brilliant idea, we can relax and enjoy our holiday knowing or furry friend is being cared for.
Thank you for looking after me so well, walking me regularly and allowing me to stay. Blue
Emma Kingscote-Birch – Birch Conton in the Elms
Cleo has had a fantastic stay with Jenny and her family. After the initial meeting, we knew Cleo would be made welcome and feel part of the family! Jenny sent a photo of her to show how well she had settled in and put me at ease. She came back home happy and exhausted after much love and many long walks! Thank you so much! Nicola xx.
Nicola Ryall – Erdington
My dog Mabel has had a great time with her PetStay carer. I’ve been very happy with the service and will use them again!
Rachel Stacey – Four Oaks
Mo & Tramp
Just dropping you an email to let you know how pleased we were with your service. Mo and Tramp were taken care of by Julie and her family very well while we had our holiday for a week and seemed happy and contented when we collected them. Can you thank Julie on our behalf and we shall certainly use you again if we need to and recommend your service to others.
Kind Regards Alison Hindley – Brewood, Staffordshire
We were very pleased with the service poppy received.
Regards Stewart – Walsall
Thank you for the pictures of his highness, they are his typical poses. He certainly seemed to enjoy being with you and the fact that you had no trouble with his eating was great. Sometimes he can show his annoyance by not eating his dinner.
I know he enjoyed being with you as he was about to come home with Martin when he dropped by. That is a good sign. Tom and I are absolutely thrilled that he has taken to you as this means we have a little more freedom.
I like the fact that you only take one dog at a time, Charlie is ok with others as you found but he is really a people dog. It is nice that he is in the home environment so it is home from home for him and he was very chilled out when we came to pick him up. Thank you all as a family for the love and attention you gave to our Charlie.
We would highly recommend this form of pet residency especially for dogs like Charlie who are used to being part of the family.
He is looking forward to his next stay in October.
Carol and Tom – Perry Barr
I would unreservedly recommend Jenny as being the ideal sitter and the service both her and her family provides is to the highest standards. During our first preliminary visit our dog Presley made himself at home and even played football in Jenny’s rear garden with her son. We knew immediately that our dog would be staying in a home from home and left him without hesitation. Jenny is a wonderful ambassador for Pet Stay and Presley is already looking forward to his next holiday with this lovely family.
Many thanks Bill, Jan & Presley!!! – Water Orton
Hi Jenny, just wanted to say thanks for looking after Burt for us. Scott said you loved him. We will definitely be using you again and will be recommending you to everyone. Thanks again.
Donna Preece – Bloxwich
To find out more or to arrange a visit to one of our carers in the West Midlands – North area, please get in touch using the details below.
Tel: 0121 769 2706
Mobile: 07724 212 204
New Customer Enquiry
PetStay will only use the information you give us for the purpose of responding to your enquiry, which we aim to do by email or phone as quickly as is possible.
New Carer Enquiry
PetStay will only use the information you give us for the purpose of responding to your enquiry, which we aim to do by email or phone as quickly as is possible.
Privacy and Cookies
At PetStay, we take your privacy seriously and this privacy statement explains what personal data or information we collect from you and from people who visit our website and how we use it.
Who are we?
PetStay West Midlands – North office address is 22 Redacre Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5EA. For the purposes of data protection PetStay is a data controller (ZA311331).
What personal date or information do we collect?
The personal information we collect may include your name, address, email address, IP address and information regarding what pages you access on this website and when.
How do we collect data or information from you?
We collect data or information about you when you use our website, or when you make an enquiry about home dog boarding, enquire about a job opportunity, or if you have registered to be sent an email news update.
How is your information used?
We collect your personal data or information to operate our business effectively and provide you with the best home boarding services that PetStay can offer.
We may use your information:
- To answer enquiries that you make prior to boarding a dog with one of our carers
- To keep you informed about our services if you have opted-in to receive these communications.
- To process a job application
- To maintain security of our office and IT infrastructure
We believe that all these purposes are justified on the basis of our legitimate interests in running and promoting the business, our contractual requirements to deliver the agreed dog boarding services to you, and our legal obligations, both as a business and responsible employer. If you would like to know more, please read below:
- Customers / Prospective Customers
- Pet Carers
- Job Applicants
|Type of Data Held||Length of Time Held||How Data Held|
|Customers / Prospective Customers||· Name, address and contact information (telephone, mobile).
· Email address
· Holiday dates
· Emergency contact details
· Pets details (name, breed and age and vet details)
· Demographic information such as postcode
· Billing and payment information.
|We will retain information about you for the duration of our relationship with you, then 3 years.
Prospective customer data is retained for no more than 3 years.
We will retain financial records for 6 years, following the end of the current financial year.
|Data is stored in the PetStay Booking system which is hosted on secure servers in the EEA.
|· Name, address and contact information (i.e. email, telephone, mobile).
· Application form
· Demographic information such as postcode
· Home Dog Boarding Licence
|We will retain information about you for the duration of our relationship with you, then 12-months.
|Data is stored on secure EEA-based servers and stored in manual records in locked filing cabinets.
|Job Applicants||· Name and contact information
· CV and application form.
· Interview notes (for those short-listed)
|We will retain information about you for the duration of the recruitment campaign, then one year.||Data is stored on secure UK-based servers and stored in manual records in locked filing cabinets.
|Suppliers||· Contact details
· Bank details
· Tax details
|We retain financial records for 6 years, following the end of the current financial year.
|Data is stored on secure EEA-based servers.
Who has access to your information?
We do not sell or rent your personal data or information to any third party or share your information with third parties for their marketing purposes.
We will disclose your data or information if required by law, for example by a court order or for the prevention of fraud or other crime.
We may pass your information on to our third-party service providers, agents or subcontractors for the purposes of completing a task or providing services to you on our behalf (for example commercial accountants who manage our accounts). However, we disclose only the personal information necessary to deliver that service and have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own marketing purposes.
Transfers outside of the European Economic Area
Personal information in the European Union is protected by data protection laws but other countries do not necessarily protect your personal information in the same way. The European Economic Area (EEA) covers all countries in the EU plus, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland. Some of the third-party providers we use to help us manage our business and services may involve data transferring to the United States or other countries outside of the EEA.
Your Choices and Rights
We understand that you trust us with your personal information and we are committed to ensuring you can manage the privacy and security of your personal information yourself.
With respect to the information relating to you that ends up in our possession, and recognising that it is your choice to provide us with your personally identifiable information, we commit to giving you the ability to do all of the following:
- You can verify the details you have submitted to PetStay by contacting us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by post at PetStay, 22 Redacre Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5EA. Alternatively, you can telephone us on0121 7692706.
- You can also contact us by the same method to change, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by PetStay at any time.
- You can always feel free to update us on your details at any point by sending an email to email@example.com.
- You can unsubscribe from receiving marketing emails from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email. Once you do this, you will no longer receive any direct marketing emails from us.
- You can request a readable copy of the personal data we hold on you at any time. To do this, please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing with the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (hyperlink https://ico.org.uk/).
Keeping your data secure
When you give us personal information we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely and strive to protect it on our internal systems. We ensure that:
- Up to date antivirus and antimalware is installed on all endpoints across the PetStay franchise and franchisee network.
- Security updates and patches are regularly applied to all components of the PetStay system.
- Access to physical and digital systems within PetStay are restricted to only personal who explicitly need these rights to do their job.
We use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt and protect email traffic in line with government standards. If your email service does not support TLS, you should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit.
We will also monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law.
Visitors to our Website
When you visit our website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to various parts of the website. The information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.
To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Unless you have set your browser to block cookies, this site will place the following cookies on your computer.
|Google Analytics gathers information allowing us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately refine that experience to better serve you.|
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for our website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
Changes to this privacy notice: We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 22/05/2018.