Home Dog Boarding
Home Dog Boarding Edinburgh,
East & South Lothian
We are a loving alternative to kennels
in the Edinburgh, Dalkeith, Musselburgh,
Penicuik, Peebles, North Berwick & surrounding areas
Your local PetStay branch
Home Dog Boarding Edinburgh, East & South Lothian
We are a loving alternative to kennels
in the Edinburgh, Dalkeith, Musselburgh,
Penicuik, Peebles, North Berwick & surrounding areas

PetStay Edinburgh, East & South Lothian Branch

“PetStay Edinburgh, East and South Lothian had a great first year in 2017 and bookings are now flowing in for 2018! PetStay has built up a great team of carers in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas and now concentrating on expanding further into the countryside towards Peebles and Innerleithen. In 2017, we received excellent reviews from satisfied customers and many returning customers throughout which is great to see. PetStay has home boarded many fantastic dogs of different breeds and the carers have been delighted to look after your four legged friends.

My name is Alice, I am obsessed with dogs and have always loved living around them. These are my Labradors Abby and Bree, two of four that enjoy living down in the country. I moved to Edinburgh to pursue my studies in Event Management and since have decided to settle in this fantastic area. Following the completion of my degree, I have decided to combine my business and organisational skills with my lifelong passion and experience in looking after dogs. It is the perfect solution!”

Home boarding your dog is the perfect alternative to kennels to ensure that both you and your dog are happy. I could never stand the thought of leaving my dogs locked up in kennels when I am away and I want to ensure they enjoy themselves just as much as I am. With PetStay it is ensured that your dog will be in the most comfortable environment and being well looked after by one of our carefully considered and handpicked carers. It is very important to us that we match your dog and the carer accordingly to ensure they are both right for each other. Most importantly we make sure that the carer can adapt to the dogs daily routine, rather than the opposite way around. Our carers are the most reliable and trustworthy in the area and all are interviewed in their own homes, fully licensed and insured.

Before your dog officially boards with PetStay and you set off on your holidays, we will have an initial meet and greet where you and your dog will be introduced to the carer in their home. This will give you the peace of mind and know that your dog will be in safe hands and happy. Then everyone can relax!

Alice - PetStay Edinburgh

If you would like to book your dog in for their holiday, get more information about our service or are interested in becoming one of our carers then please don’t hesitate and get in touch now. I look forward to hearing from you and your doggy! PetStay is the future for the comfort of your dog.

Alice King – PetStay Edinburgh, East and South Lothian.

Contact Details

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

FacebookTel: 01316 292934

Mobile: 07555 567385

Email: alice@petstay.net

Areas coveredWe cover the Edinburgh, East & South Lothian area including:

EH1 – EH26,
EH31 – EH46

Why not avoid the stress your dog faces in kennels and give them an experience of a lifetime with a loving PetStay dog carer in Edinburgh.

Here at PetStay we have hand-picked all of our carers to ensure that your dog will have the best care possible whilst you’re away on holiday, whether it be for a weekend or two weeks. We are the largest dog sitting service in the Edinburgh, East & South Lothian area. PetStay offer a first class alternative to dog kennels – so you can be rest assured your dog will be left in loving hands.

At PetStay we are adamant to provide a service far from that of dog kennels. Your dog will remain with the same caring pet sitter for the whole duration you are away and will be given the same treatment they would normally get at home, ensuring that our home dog boarding service is a far better experience for your dog than traditional dog kennels.

Over recent years PetStay have gained an excellent reputation for providing pets a service second to none. We have become known as the local dog sitters in the Edinburgh, East & South Lothian area.

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

Home Boarding for Dogs

Home Dog Boarding

  • Your dog/s stay in one of our loving carers’ homes
  • Meet your carer before you book
  • Kinder and less stressful for your dog
  • All routines kept
  • We don’t mix different dogs together
  • We don’t walk your dog/s off the lead
  • All our carers are licensed by the local council (if required)
  • Carers are fully insured and vetted
  • We are recommended by vets and our many, many customers

Our Prices

1 Dog £21.00 a day
2 Dogs £31.50 a day
3 Dogs £42.00 a day

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

Here are the few simple stages of booking with PetStay.

1st: Ring or email your local branch to discuss your dogs requirements and dates.
2nd: We will explain all about PetStay and what your next steps would be.
3rd: We then take all details about your dog and then match them to the most suitable carer.
4th: A meeting will be organised for you and your dog to meet the carer.
5th: If you are 100% happy with your carer you would then be ready to book with PetStay.
6th: No later than 5 days after your initial meeting, complete our on-line booking form and pay the booking fee.
7th: An email confirmation will be sent to you.
8th: You’re all booked in and don’t have to worry about anything.
9th: When you drop your dog/s off for their holiday you then pay the remaining balance to the carer.
10th: Go away with complete peace of mind and have a wonderful holiday.

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“Alice looked after our dog, Iris, herself and did an amazing job. She sent us pictures and updates while we were away and we came home to a very happy dog. I would highly recommend PetStay as a friendlier and happier alternative to kennels.”

April 2018


“Just wanted to send a wee note to thank you for arranging Luna’s stay with Stewart and Sandra. She was very well looked after and I was able to relax on hols because I wasn’t worrying about her!
We had a disaster coming home because our flight was cancelled and we didn’t get back until after midnight but Stewart and Sandra were kind enough to keep Luna until the morning. We were very grateful.
Thanks again and I’ll be in touch when I need another home stay for Luna.”

February 2018

Edin-Angus & Dugald

Angus & Dugald

“Prior to using PetStay I worried about booking holidays now I do not. Alice has found the most special people who look after our dogs even better than we do! “It’s amazing.”

Diane – North Berwick
October 2017



“PetStay were absolutely wonderful and Alice could not have been more helpful or understanding. She placed Tess with the perfect hosts. Bob and Irene formed an instant bond with Tess and we were able to go on holiday with confidence that she would be well cared for and happy. It was very reassuring for us and Tess to meet Bob and Irene before we left her with them. When we picked her up, it was very clear that she’d had a wonderful time and during our holiday they were in touch to reassure us that she’d settled well.”

Gillian – Edinburgh City

October 2017



“Thank you so much for finding such a lovely family for Bella to stay with. Sandra and Stewart welcomed her into their home, looked after her health needs, walked and played with her. Such a relief to know that she was having a good time whilst we were away. Very efficient service from Alice as well.”

Maggie, Edinburgh
October 2017


Roxy & Ruby

Me and my family went to Florida for 2 weeks, and to start with we were a bit concerned on where to put our pugs (Roxy and Ruby) but after researching I looked into PetStay, I decided to put my pugs there and it was honestly the best thing ever for them as they got their own wee holiday. We got constant updates by videos and picture. Alice couldn’t have made it any better for the pugs either and I would highly recommend for anyone who is unsure my pugs were not the happiest to come home! I think they enjoyed it there that much that they didn’t want to come home. I cannot thank Alice enough for watching them and I appreciate everything that she done for them.

Graeme & Lisa,
July 2017



‘PetStay matched our Dalmatian Zeus with an ideal host family. He had a great time staying with Ruth and Alistair, got lots of exercise and attention and settled well. We are really pleased and have already booked him in for another stay.’

June 2017



We would certainly recommend Petstay as a reassuring alternative to using kennels . Our dog Archie had a fabulous stay with Ruth and Alastair . He really became part of the family when he stayed with them for a week’s holiday and had a wonderful time with lots of walks and their undivided attention of course!! It was very reassuring to have visited the couple in their home with Archie so he could meet them beforehand and vice versa.

We also found Alice very professional but equally friendly and approachable in organising everything for us!

June 2017

Become a PetStay Carer

If you love dogs and want to work from home doing something that fits around your lifestyle then why not become one of our many dog carers for the Edinburgh, East & South Lothian area. All you need is a passion for dogs, a secure garden and to be home during the day with no children under the age of 7. Please call Alice on 01316 292934 for a friendly and informal chat.

Earn from £87.50 to £206.50 per week

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.

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Contact PetStay EdinburghContact Details

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

Tel: 01316 292934

Mobile: 07555 567385

Email: alice@petstay.net

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