Home Dog Boarding
Home Dog Boarding
in York
We are the alternative to kennels
in the York area.
Your local PetStay branch
Home Dog Boarding in York
We are a loving alternative to kennels
in the York area.

PetStay York Branch

Hi, I’m Tracy and this is our family dog Tilly. Welcome to PetStay York, Harrogate & North Leeds branch which I have the great delight to bring ‘home dog boarding’ to the area of York, Harrogate & North Leeds. Like myself Tilly likes her home comforts and would prefer to be lying on a loving knee rather than alone in a kennel. I have been a dog carer with PetStay for nearly 4 years now, enjoying every minute of it to the extent that when an opportunity came along to buy the York, Harrogate & North Leeds Branch I could not wait to get started and work closely with other dog lovers like myself as I strongly believe that a dog is better in an home environment rather than a kennel.

If you’re looking for a holiday home for your beloved dog/s then look no further then PetStay I can match her/him to one of our team of lovely carers who are all vetted by me and are council licensed and fully insured.

If you would be interested in being one of our dog carers then give me a ring for an informal chat.

Tracy – PetStay York

PetStay North Harrogate & Leeds - Tracy

Contact Details

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

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Tel: 01904 341000

Mobile: 07517 670530

Email: tracyellen@petstay.net

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If you hate to leave your dog in kennels then why not consider our home dog boarding and pet sitting service in York

Home dog boarding and dog sitting services in York

At PetStay we provide a service second to none that will ensure your dog receives a one to one carer whilst you are away on holiday. We are one of the largest dog sitting service in York and are well known for providing a loving, caring and stress free alternative to dog kennels.

Your pet will be matched with one of our fully licensed and insured carefully selected carers who will look after your dog for the whole duration of your time away and will treat your dog as part of the family, following all normal routines and providing a loving home from home environment

Your dog will live in a carer’s home with their own bed and toys so they’ll hardly know the difference, which is why dog sitting from PetStay York is a far less stressful experience than dog kennels. Over many years we have gained a brilliant reputation for providing a first-class home dog boarding service and we are now well known as your local York dog sitters.

PetStay are recommended by pet companies across York as they know that we have every safe guard in place. You can go away and relax on holiday, having peace of mind that your pet is being very well cared for.

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 £18.00 a day
2 Dogs £28.50 a day
3 Dogs £38.00 a day

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

Here are the few simple stages of booking with PetStay.

Animal Aiders1st: 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 £77 to £189 per week

Please call Tracy 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

York-Lottie

Lottie

My border terrier, Lottie who is 10 months old, has just spent 12 nights with Tracy from PetStay. I was put at ease straight away with a message to say Lottie was settling okay and a picture too. I was kept informed on Lottie whilst I was on holiday and felt relaxed knowing that I had left her in good care. Lottie must have enjoyed herself as she came home just the same as she went…a happy little dog (and a little more well behaved, thank you Tracy).

June 2017

Moss

‘Moss had a great holiday with Tracy in York. Tracy took on board all Moss’s likes and dislikes and slightly neurotic tendencies. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending PetStay and hope to book in with Tracy again in the future.’

June 2017

York-Jess

Jess

Our little girl Jess had a bad start in life and in the five years we have had her have never wanted to go away without her. Our friends treated us to a holiday in Portugal and the thought of leaving her in kennels was not appealing. So when our vet suggested Pet stay I rang Tracy and liked her immediately. We visited her with Jess and she could not have been nicer talking thru our dogs daily routine and I felt very reassured. Tracy kindly kept me updated with texts while we were away . Collecting Jess today you could see that she had been well cared for and was a very happy little dog. I will not hesitate to use Pet stay again

May 2017

York-Daisy & Bella

Daisy & Bella

Picked up two very happy puppies from Steve and Shirley in York. Although Bella and Daisy were pleased to see us it was obvious they were very well cared for and pampered during their holiday. They’ll be looking forward to their next stay in April – think Steve looking forward to it too which is lovely.

January 2017

York-Joe

Joe

Our dog sitter Carol agreed at quite short notice to take our dog over Christmas. She was warm and welcoming and made a great fuss of our dog. She followed our instructions to the letter and even sent us photos of our dog having a wonderful time. Although the cost was double over the bank holidays it was worth every penny to know he was so well cared for.

December 2016

York-Honey

Honey

Honey loved staying with Cat and her family and I’m sure she was spoilt!! Never left Honey before with anybody so new experience for us all and it was very reassuring that PetStay could offer her a lovely family which made us feel more relaxed about leaving her.
Will be using this service again in the future.

December 2016

York-Rocket

Rocket

Our young dog had never been left with anyone else as I work part time so there’s not really a need. Being his first stay elsewhere we were apprehensive but on meeting our carers, John and Francis, immediately that changed. They were really a home from home for him. The very next day and he has settled back in at home which we credit to how easy they made the process. We wouldn’t hesitate to use Pet Stay again and to recommend to others. In fact we already have! Our friends in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire are gutted there’s no local branch for them to use too.

October 2016

York-Zippy

Zippy

We felt at ease while we were away in the knowledge that Zippy was being well looked after in a lovely home environment by Brenda & Ken. What a lovely couple they are – you couldn’t wish to meet a nicer couple in my opinion.

Zippy has come home absolutely fine, straight back into routine and he looks very well after his week away! I’m sure if he could speak he would say he’s had a lovely time with Brenda & Ken! They only had good comments about him which was a relief and nice to hear.

So yes we are all extremely happy with the service from Petstay from beginning to end, we will use you again I’m sure (we would want Brenda & Ken again of course!) and I would highly recommend your services.

Diane & Leon, Selby, July 2016

York-Phoebe

Pheobe

Just wanted to let you know how pleased my husband and I were when we collected Phoebe yesterday. It was the first time using your service and what a wonderful one it was. From the booking to meeting her carers nothing was too much trouble. It was wonderful to get updates whilst we were away which really helped put our minds at rest. When we picked Phoebe up she couldn’t have been more relaxed and we will definitely be using you again ?

Joanna, Selby, July 2016

Lucy

Lucy

I’m really pleased with the service we received from Petstay. Helen and Andy were wonderful and Lucy loved them! I hadn’t left her with anyone before so was a bit nervous but they really set my mind at ease. They are obviously dog lovers and took great care of Lucy. I wouldn’t hesitate to use PetStay again and I’d definitely recommend the service.

Chantal, York, July 2016

York-Milo&Pippa

Milo & Pippa

I’m sure Milo and Pippa had a lovely time with Carol, who made us feel welcome from our very first meeting.
I think Carol had her hands full with them being terriers and she handled them very well.
Carol sent us pictures showing the dogs enjoying themselves which was very reassuring.
I will certainly use your service again in the future and recommend you to family and friends.

Sandra, Selby, June 2016

York-Charlie

Charlie

Charlie had a fantastic time staying with Jill and her husband and there’s nothing I’d change about your service.

I was really worried about leaving him as it’s the first time he’s stayed with anyone other than my parents. Right from the first meeting Jill reassured me and I could see he would be settled and well looked after. When I went to pick him up it was clear he’d had a great week and Jill said she loved looking after him.

I’m just so glad I’ve found someone I can trust to look after Charlie and next time I go away I’ll be much more relaxed knowing he’s in safe hands. Thanks for finding the perfect family to look after him and thanks Jill for taking such good care of him!

Rachel, Leeds, April 2016

Pippin

Pippin

We were very pleased with the service we received from PetStay right from the friendly initial enquiry stage and our first meeting with the carer. We appreciated being able to leave Pippin for a trial night before we left her for her first week away from home, especially as she was only 10 months old. We felt sure she would be well cared for by Catherine and her family. She was able to make herself very much at home and clearly enjoyed all the attention that they were able to give her. We also loved receiving the email updates and photographs that Catherine sent to us whilst we were away. We could see that Pippin was happy, relaxed and having fun!
We would highly recommend PetStay and hope that Pippin can stay with Catherine again in the future.

Lynn, Leeds, April 2016

Ziggy

Ziggy

We were completely happy with the Petstay service. Catherine and her family are absolutely lovely and looked after Ziggy brilliantly. I can tell he had a great time and had made himself totally at home. Catherine emailed us some lovely photos while we were away. We would definitely be very happy to leave Ziggy in their care anytime.
Thank you so much Cat!

Anne, York, March 2016

Ozzie

Ozzie

We were very happy leaving Ozzie with Catherine and she sent us a couple of texts while we were away to let us know how he was and what he was doing. She also took some lovely photos of him, which certainly showed how happy and content he was. Our only concern was that he may not want to come home with us after having such a good week!! We would certainly have no hesitation in recommending Catherine and PetStay and would definitely leave Ozzie with Catherine again.

Linda, York, March 2016

Benson

Benson

I was so happy with the care Tracy gave Benson as he is quite a character and more like a baby than a dog! He is very fussy with his food and Tracy stuck with it until he ate his food. Tracy also texted me every day which was great. I think he had 5 star treatment.

I would highly recommend Tracy and would definitely use her again through Petstay.

Thanks for providing a fantastic service.

Katie, York, December 2015

Roxy

Roxy

Ken and Brenda are an excellent couple that you can tell just love dogs. They gave Roxy (our Jack Russell) a very warm welcome and a home for a few days. When we picked Roxy up I’m sure she was more interested in staying, or it just might be the fact she knew she had a car journey home. The whole process with PetStay was very easy from initial enquiry, finding us a suitable dog sitter to payment and all communication was answered very very well. Would we use PetStay again…. Simple answer is, we would be stupid not to. Thank you PetStay and thank you Brenda and Ken and at least they have now found all the balls all the other dogs had buried previously before Roxy had arrived.

Mr & Mrs Mitchell, York, September 2015

Poppy & Paddy

Poppy & Paddy

I just wanted to let you know how well Susan looked after our furry friends.
When we met Susan on Thursday it was clear she was very calm and experienced and filled us with confidence.
As you know, we were going to an emotionally taxing event, so to feel comfortable about the dogs was a great boon.
When we went to collect them today they were happy and pleased to see us, but in no hurry to leave Susan’s.
She had clearly shown great patience with Paddy, as it took time for him to settle, and then he tunnelled in her bed and disturbed her sleep!
We wanted to say a very big thank you for introducing us, and our dogs, to such a special person.

Sarah, York, September 2015

Colin and Fergal

Colin & Fergal

Just a few words to say how grateful I am to Helen and Andy for looking after Colin and Fergal so well. We had a relaxing holiday without worrying about the welfare of the dogs because we knew they were having their holiday too! It is such a great alternative to kennels!

Geraldine, York, July 2015

Bertie

Bertie

I would just like to thank you for all your help in securing Bertie a ‘home from home’ experience whilst we were on holiday for two weeks. Bertie is a very gentle and loving dog who doesn’t suit kennels, so when we were unable to find someone to care for him, you came to our rescue. From the outset you were diligent in finding the right carer for our Pointer and arranged a meeting so that we felt comfortable in where he would be staying. The carer was perfect and Bertie was happy and relaxed when we went to collect him. He had had such a brilliant time I think he wanted to stay! Thank you so much and I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending PetStay.

Fiona, York, June 2015

Gemma

Gemma

Just to say a big ‘thank you’ for finding me Brenda and Ken dog sitters. They were marvellous and I recommend them highly. Gemma loved her stay and received lots of attention and cuddles.

Gillian – York, June 2015

Diggerly

Diggerley

Just to let you know that Brenda and Ken were absolutely amazing. Diggerley adored them. Thank you so much for organising

May 2015

Amber

Amber

I am so pleased with Petstay it was everything and more I could have hoped for. Amber was well cared for and exercised, and it would appear when I came in I was surplus to requirements! Patti and Amber had bonded so well.
I cannot thank you enough and we will be using your service in the future.

Margaret September 2014

Misty & Farley

Misty & Farley

Just a quick email with some feedback about my babies’ stay at Catherine’s. I was extremely happy with my dogs when we got back. They looked happy and healthy and I was extremely impressed with the fact that Catherine took my Farley to the vets as he was gnawing his paw a lot. She is an excellent carer and I would not hesitate to put my dogs with her again.

Pauline, September 2014

Bentley

Bentley

Thank you soooooooo much for sorting out the care of Bentley despite such a short notice. We had a great holiday and so did Bentley! Helen and Andrew were amazing with Bentley since the day we met them. During our holiday, Helen kept us updated via text message on how Bentley was settling in, which definitely reassured us.
Since I first contacted you, the whole process was very simple and straightforward. I would definitely rely on PetStay again to take care of Bentley next time we go away. We would definitely use PetStay again in preference to kennels.

Maria, August 2014

Tank

Tank

I was extremely satisfied with the service from you I don’t know how you could improve it. Cat and her family were lovely and made us feel very welcome, I would have no hesitation in leaving Tank in Cat’s care again she was very professional and caring and when we explained his health problems and anxieties she instinctively knew the best way to handle him. I can’t thank Cat and her family enough for giving us the peace of mind to enjoy our son’s wedding without having to worry that Tank was ok.

Daisy

Daisy

We just wanted to say how impressed we were with Cat, who looked after Daisy for us last week. She is very organised, caring and obviously loves dogs. We received daily e mails and photos which showed that Daisy was having a lovely time and was very happy. She is a credit to Petstay.

Martin & Sophie August 2014

Ozzy

Ozzy

It was the first time I’d gone away without Ozzy and I was a wreck leaving him. I felt so guilty leaving him with strangers but Helen and Andy were lovely, they texted to let me know Ozzy had settled well and when I returned to collect him he was clearly very happy. I can’t wait for my next holiday and I’m sure Ozzy will be absolutely thrilled to return to Helen and Andy.

Claire August 2014

Amber

Amber

Just to say thank you for all your help at PetStay and for finding a family to look after Amber while we were away. We had a great holiday and Amber seemed to be very happy staying with Catherine! Both she and her family were very caring and friendly and I think Amber was truly given lots of love and attention while there. Catherine emailed us every few days with updates while we were away and also sent photos of Amber which was really reassuring.

We were really impressed with the service Petstay provided from start to finish. Our initial enquiry was responded to very quickly and although at that time you didn’t have any availability, you very helpfully contacted me shortly thereafter to let me know you had some new carers available whom we visited along with Amber before finalising the booking. We were really relieved to know she would be staying with a family and not in kennels as she was just a puppy (age 6 months).

We would definitely use PetStay again in preference to kennels.

Rosie

Rosie

Thank you for putting me in touch with Tracy to look after Rosie yesterday. Our pet was very well cared for and she even ate her food which meant she was not at all stressed out in Tracy’s care. I have already passed on your details to a friend and will not hesitate to tell them and others what an excellent service you provide.

Jane Clark – July 2014

Alfie

Alfie

I decided to use PetStay as Alfie has never really enjoyed staying at kennels as he doesn’t like other dogs, especially all the noise of the barking and he doesn’t like being locked in. I can honestly say that the whole booking process was so easy and from the start was put at ease – also just to make sure that Alfie, and his carers were happy, we went to meet them before Alfie was booked to stay.

Andrew and Helen treated Alfie like their own dog and he was able to treat their home like his own. He seemed very happy and I think really enjoyed his stay.

I was extremely happy using PetStay and am already planning my next holiday and Alfie’s at PetStay!!

A big thank you to all and especially Helen and Andrew.

Caroline Archer – June 2014

Tinker

Tinker

We had a lovely few days away and so did Tink!

Thank you so much for setting us up with her ‘extra family’. She was more than happy there and we felt that she was safe and spoilt at all times! We had daily contact with them and received updates on how she was doing.

We would not hesitate to place her with her ‘extra family’ at any time or recommend Petstay. It’s an invaluable service for anyone who wants their pet to stay in a safe and loved environment.

Maggie

Maggie

We found the thought of leaving Maggie, our Border Terrier, really difficult when going on holiday. We looked at kennels but didn’t feel comfortable in leaving her in such a different environment. We decided to look at Petstay and that’s where we met Sally and Garrod. Sally and Garrod have been exceptional. They have made sure Maggie’s every whim is catered for: from giving her porridge in the morning, to ensuring that she has at least an hours exercise each day. Not only that, they have sent us regular e-mails and pictures to keep us up to date with how she’s getting on.

I now no longer worry about leaving her when we’re away. I know she is happy – the tell-tale sign is her tail wagging as she arrives, which makes the whole process easy for us. They are fantastic!

Paula North

Bruno

Bruno

It’s always a worry leaving your family pet when you go away so I was delighted when we found a “Home from Home” for Bruno, our 10 year old Italian Spinone.

Sally & Garrod were keen to understand what he enjoyed and clearly had a lot of experience of caring for dogs. They requested relevant contact numbers, including our vet, and made me feel confident that he was in good hands.

Bruno really took to them and has now been to stay on several occasions. He is always pleased to see them – and happy for me to go! When I collect him he is calm and relaxed and I can tell by the tales Garrod tells that he has had a great time.I therefore have no hesitation in recommending Sally & Garrod Cooper to care for your dog!

Penny

Daisy

Daisy

It will be the fourth year that Daisy has stayed with carers Ken and Sue while we visit our son and family in South Africa. We can leave her behind with the confidence that the care she will receive is second to none. We know from past years that she enjoys her “holiday”, the way she greets Ken and Sue plus her first dash to the “treat cupboard” is a good testimony to this. We would never have been happy leaving Daisy in kennels and from our first meeting with her future careers our peace of mind was assured, we would wholeheartedly recommend PetStay to anyone looking for a kennel alternative.

Pat, York, North Yorkshire

Pepper

Pepper

Just to say a big thank you to yourself and Garrod for your help in organising Pepper somewhere to stay while we were away.I have no doubt at all that Pepper thoroughly enjoyed her holiday with Shelley and her family, and it was a massive relief for us to know that we were leaving her in safe hands.

Stephanie, Selby

Tarka and Casper

Tarka & Casper

I just wanted to write to say how thankful we were for the PetStay facility which has allowed us to go to my son’s wedding/take a holiday in the USA knowing that our two dogs were so brilliantly looked after. You probably remember we booked Tarka and Casper for two short stays with Hilary for them to get used to her (and she them) followed by our longer trip. She did an absolutely wonderful job, especially as our dogs have various health issues. It made all the difference to us knowing that she was there looking after them so well in our absence.

Gill Clark, Harrogate

Beau

Beau

Just to let you know that Beau was very well looked after by Kathy, they have a lovely home and gardens, he even made friends with Oscar the parrot!They are a credit to Petstay, Beau was very happy with them and I think he is missing them. I would certainly take him again.

Sasha

Sasha

Thank you to Tracy Linfoot, York carer, who gave my elderly dog Sasha a first class holiday for the 11 days I was away. She is 14 years old, hard of hearing and her eyes are failing. When I collected her from Tracy’s home yesterday, Sasha looked happy and healthy. She had received the same attention she receives at home, and even a few extra treats! I will certainly be recommending Petstay to others. Thanks again.

Jake

Jake

We were so pleased with the way Patti had cared for Jake. In between booking the stay and Jake going to stay, he had been diagnosed with a mild form of dementia which is managed with medication. Patti was very understanding in the odd moment he was confused and was able to phone the person whose number I had left for some advice on one occasion. He was extremely well cared for and Patti said he was a ‘real gentleman’. I was so relieved to find such good care.

Gill

Billy

Billy

I am absolutely thrilled with the quality of care, love and attention Billy received during our week away. As I stated in my original email, I was really reluctant to leave Billy and very nearly didn’t go on holiday. However, even before we went Kathy and Mike were able to give us reassurance that it would be like home from home for Billy, and a holiday for him too, and it certainly was. I contacted them everyday and they readily told me all what Billy had been up to. They described to me lots of the little unique things that Billy does when he’s happy, excited or having his ‘crazy hour,’ and this really settled us as we knew Billy must be content to be behaving in the same way as he does at home. On picking Billy up, he had a shiny wet nose, a glossy coat, twinkly eyes and his usual boundless energy. I only had one remaining worry, would he want to come home with us!

Rebecca Redmond, May 2014

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Tel: 01904 341000

Mobile: 07517 670530

Email: tracyellen@petstay.net

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