Home Dog Boarding
Home Dog Boarding in
Huddersfield, Halifax & Barnsley
We are the alternative to kennels in
Huddersfield, Halifax & Barnsley.
Your local PetStay branch
Home Dog Boarding in Huddersfield, Halifax & Barnsley
We are a loving alternative to kennels
in Huddersfield, Halifax & Barnsley.

PetStay Huddersfield, Halifax & Barnsley Branch

My name is Lauren and I am delighted to bring the national brand of PetStay to Huddersfield, Halifax and Barnsley – helping dog owners find a loving and caring alternative to kennels whilst they enjoy their much deserved holidays. Our carers will provide that home from home for your beloved friend and treat your dog like their own.

Having been a carer for many years and the last 12 months through PetStay, I understand the importance of finding the perfect carers for your beloved four legged friends so you can relax in the knowledge that your precious pet is in the safest of hands.

At PetStay we follow the principle that your dog will be happier and more settled when sticking to their daily routine and through our network of carers, it is my job to find the carer that will be able to meet your dog’s needs. Any stay will be exclusive to your dog, we never mix dogs from different households. Our carers have secure gardens and the dogs are always walked on the lead.

I will arrange a no obligation meeting for you and your dog to visit your potential carer, so you will see the home your dog will holiday in and you can discuss all elements of the stay and ask any questions you might have. Following the initial meeting, if both carer and owner are 100% happy we will secure dates and a booking will be agreed.

Our carers are very carefully selected and referenced and only the most suitable people will be approved to become PetStay carers. All carers and their property are further approved by the local council to have a “Home Boarding Licence” At PetStay a deep routed principle of ours is communication and therefore we will guide you through every single stage of the booking process, providing written confirmation for both carer and owner to refer to. We also provide a “holiday list” of essential items that will need to be packed to make your dog’s holiday the most comfortable and stress free as possible, so toys, food, lead, bowls and not forgetting their favourite treats. Our carers will provide the love, the hugs and cuddles.

So if you want to find the perfect holiday home for your precious pet or would like to find out more about joining our team, I’d love to hear from you. Being one of lovely Carers can earn from £77 To £189 per week.

Lauren Slack – PetStay Huddersfield, Halifax & Barnsley

PetStay Huddersfield, Halifax & Barnsley

Contact Details

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


The Good Dog Guide

Tel: 03337 720924

Mobile: 07717 296666

Email: lauren@petstay.net

Areas coveredWe cover the whole of Huddersfield, Halifax & Barnsley postcode area including:

HD1 to HD9: Huddersfield, Brighouse, Holmfirth
HX1 to HX7: Halifax, Elland, Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge
S70 to S75: Barnsley

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 the Huddersfield, Halifax & Barnsley area.

At PetStay we have carefully selected many caring and affectionate people who can care for your dog whilst you are away on holiday. Our pet sitters in the Huddersfield, Halifax & Barnsley area provide a better experience than dog kennels because we provide dogs with a home from home environment.

Here at PetStay we offer an outstanding dog sitting service in Huddersfield and surrounding areas to dogs and families to ensure that whilst owners are away on holiday whether it is for a weekend or two weeks they will remain unsettled.

We will pair your dog with a suitable loving carer who will ensure that your dog will receive home from home care and won’t miss out on any home comforts they are used to. Our carer will match your dog’s daily routine to ensure they remain as settled as possible.

Since 2005 PetStay have gained an excellent reputation for providing pets a service second to none, far preferable to dog kennels. We have become known as the local pet sitters in Huddersfield, Halifax & Barnsley.

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 £19.50 a day
2 Dogs £30.00 a day
3 Dogs £40.00 a day

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

Here are the few simple stages of booking with PetStay.

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 £80 to £203 per week

Please call Lauren 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



“”We would highly recommend Lauren and the services PetStay have to offer. We were let down by our original home boarder a few weeks before our holiday. I rang Lauren in a panic and she assured me she could help and came back to me straight away with a variety of home boarders who could look after our dog. We are so pleased we used PetStay as our carer Amanda was absolutely brilliant. We had a meet and greet with Amanda and her dogs before our holiday so that we knew our dog, Trent would be in safe hands. In fact, when we got back I don’t think he wanted to come home as he got to spend time with two wonderful greyhounds at Amanda’s home. We would highly recommend PetStay to anyone looking for home boarding. Thank you again Lauren”

January 2017

Hudd-Lola 3


We left our very bouncy and spoilt boxer, Lola with Joanne for 12 days.  Lola was well cared for and spoilt by Joanne and her husband.  I would be very happy to leave her again with PetStay.  

November 2017



“Joanne and Darren treated Oscar as if he was their own. Oscar felt totally at peace, I got regular updates and was pleased to hear he would be missed when the week was over, it just proved Joanne and Darren are completely devoted. I have no hesitation in recommending Joanne and Darren. Thank you for taking the worry out of him being away from home. ”
November 2017



Just wanted to send you a quick e-mail to say that Russ absolutely loved staying with Audrey. I would highly recommend Audrey to anyone looking for someone to care for their dog. As soon as we arrived we knew that Russ would be very happy with his new surroundings – he settled in straight away (and this is not normal for him at all). Audrey is a lovely lady (and her family too!) who is very personable, kind and a great carer. We will definitely be recommending Audrey to others and we are hoping to book Russ in to stay with her next year. Audrey you were amazing and gave us peace of mind as soon as we met you – thank you. Thank you Lauren for recommending us to this lovely family. Kindest regards Dee and Mark ”

Dee& Mark
November 2017



Just wanted to drop a quick email to say thanks for finding Peter to look after Pepper.

He has done a great job, Pepper was well taken care of and had a great stay at Peters, was also good for us as Peter kept us up to date with photo’s so we didn’t miss her as much.

I’d recommend Peter and would most certainly use him again.

Many Thanks

Frank, Georgina & Pepper
November 2017



Just wanted to say thank you for finding us the most perfect carer for Nala we have been absolutely overjoyed with the care given. Geraldine’s looked after her like we do and they are the most loveliest family. The updates and photos meant the world to me. You’ve one excellent carer in Geraldine and her family. We will certainly be booking with you for Geraldine and family from here forth.
Thank you for a fabulous service. Thank you so much.



October 2017



“We have used PetStay on 3 occasions now, the latest carer being Zoe in the Barnsley branch. We have a very large stubborn Labrador, Bailey, who has very particular routines and habits. Zoe absolutely kept to Bailey’s routine throughout the two weeks we left him with her and more importantly, she was very loving towards him. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending PetStay, they are extremely well organised, professional and worth every penny for the peace of mind I get when I’m away.”



October 2017


Thank you so much for recommending Mandy Keeble as a carer for our dog, Marley. It was the first time we had gone away without him and we were extremely anxious, but after our initial meeting with Mandy our minds were put completely at ease. She was very welcoming to us along with her dog, Max, and I had no worries leaving Marley with her as he seemed totally relaxedthere from our initial meeting. Whilst we were away she sent me frequent updates about him so we were able to enjoy our holiday without feeling guilty about leaving him behind. On our return,it was obvious that Marley was very happy there and Mandy teased us that they were keeping him!

Thank you again for everything, I will have no hesitation in asking Mandy to look after him again.



September 2017



“Heidi stayed with Marie Bond and her family in August. It was the first time we had left her with anyone. Setting it up with Pet Stay was easy, Lauren is very helpful. We were apprehensive about leaving Heidi with a carer at first, however, Marie put our minds at ease during our initial look-see visit. It was obvious to us that Heidi would be well looked after during her stay. When we went back to collect her, it was clear to us that Heidi had had a great time and we would not hesitate to have Heidi stay with Marie again in the future. Thank you to Marie and her family.”


September 2017


“Just wanted to say what a wonderful job Mandy did looking after Freddie. He really settled in well at Mandy’s house and treated it like his own.

Mandy was great at keeping us up to date with how well Freddie had settled and sent us texts on a regular basis. Overall we couldn’t have wished for anyone better Mandy did a fantastic job.

We were so pleased with Mandy’s care, could we book Freddie in with Mandy again for our holidays in 2018”



September 2017


“I was very anxious at the thought of leaving Pippi (our beloved Sproodle) with people she didn’t know as she is quite the fuss pot and very energetic . Lauren was very careful to find out as much as she could about Pippi before hand and matched her with Jackie and Ian. We went to meet them before our holiday which was very important to me and made me feel more comfortable about leaving her. I have just booked Pippi’s 3rd stay with Jackie and Ian so can very happily say that all went very well indeed. Jackie and Ian have been brilliant with Pippi giving her the run of their house and putting up with her obsession with sitting in the window watching rabbits and the long walks…. I feel very confident leaving her in their excellent care. Thank you Petstay. ”


September 2017


“Our fur baby Bella stayed with Sue and Eddie in July / August – I was worried as this was the first time she wasn’t staying with family and didn’t know how she’d get on – but I needn’t have worried – from our first meeting Sue and Eddie put our worries to rest and I think everyone (dog and humans) had a lovely time – if we go away again Sue and Eddie would be my first call to see if Bella could stay again – thank you so much ”



September 2017


Molly, Poppy, Cookie & Darcie

“After worrying about placing my 4 furbabies in a strangers care for the first time ever after contacting Lauren I was really put at ease. I met each of my girls carers (had to go to 2 different homes due to council regulations) and I was happy. They both contacted me throughout my holiday to let me know my girls were ok. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Would defo recommend and will defo use them again. ”

August 2017



“Our little man Elliot usually stays with family or a friend when we go away but as a PetStay carer knowing the high standards we have to meet I was more than happy to use a fellow colleague Dawn when we needed some one to care for him. Elliot loved his stay and had lots of care, attention and long walks from Dawn and her girls, our little man came home a very happy chappy!!”

August 2017



“Our adorable 9 year old black Labrador Bess has stayed with Marie and her family 3 times this year. Bess became part of the family and seemed very relaxed when we left her and picked her up. The first meeting with carer and thorough form filling to explain your pets preferences and needs are beneficial. I would thoroughly recommend using PetStay. For us it made our holidays more enjoyable knowing Bess was enjoying herself and being cared for in a family as she loves being with people. ”

August 2017


“I booked for my dog through Lauren at PetStay to stay with Joanne. Lauren was very helpful and matched our dog to stay with Joanne. The whole process was very smooth and easy. I met Joanne and Darren before our holiday, I was very happy to leave my dog, I had no worries at all, we were made very welcome and I could tell they were excited to be taking care of her. Joanne is an amazing carer, we had photos and messages showing what a lovely time she was having. I knew she was in the best hands and we were able to relax and enjoy our holiday. I would definitely use PetStay again and would hope Joanne and a Darren would have Jessie again”

August 2017



“My dog Jess had a lovely time with Mike her career while I was away for a week – she settled in really well. Mike showed me photos on his phone of Jess when I came back she was sooo relaxed !!!! Thankyou Lauren and Mike ”

July 2017



“Maggie has stayed with her carers Sue and Eddie twice now and will be going on her holiday again at Sue & Eddies in August. The 2nd time she stayed she ran into their house which goes to show how happy and settled she was. We really worried about leaving her the first time but never again. Couldn’t recommend this Service more. Thanks Sue & Eddie and of course, Lauren.”

July 2017


Sparky & Molly

““We have two dogs Sparky and Molly. Sparky is an old chap now so needs a little extra care, they have just been to stay with Lauren and I can not recommend them highly enough. Their service is brilliant, it’s really like a home from home. Lauren and husband Jez work like a team and I would recommend them to anyone going on holiday, feeling your dogs are in safe hands is priceless, many thanks.””

July 2017



“Daisy our sheltiepoo had a lovely time with Joanne and her family, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend PetStay. We are on holiday again in July and know we will have confidence and peace of mind while away.”

June 2017


“We’re usually fortunate to be able to leave Molly with family or friends, but as it was our wedding all our usual helpers were with us. I wasn’t keen on the idea of leaving her in a kennels as she’s a very socialble dog and loves being with people, so thankfully i came across Petstay. Lauren was fantastic at explaining the process and we went to meet with Shirley. I couldn’t have wished for a more caring person to look after my Molly. Shirley was so friendly and Molly (who can be a bit nervous of new people) was instantly relaxed with her. Her house and garden were totally secure and it was great to know that my dog was in great hands. when we collected Molly she was very relaxed and happy – something I doubt we’d have seen if she’s been in a kennels. I’d 100% recommend this service and especially Shirley. ”

June 2017

Alfie & Ted

“Our Cav (Alfie) and cava poo (Ted) stayed with Ian and Jackie recently. all I can say is that their home and garden is fantastic for the dogs. They really enjoyed their stay. How do we know you might ask. well when we went to pick them up, Alfie said a very quick hello and then ran out into the garden to explore. They are staying again in Sept and we go on our holidays in the knowledge that our dogs will be spoilt and well looked after. thanks”

June 2017



“We were quite nervous about leaving Penn as she has never been left alone, or with anyone else in the six years we have had her. However, as soon as we spoke with Lauren, her knowledge and professionalism gave us the confidence to use PetStay. We were introduced to Joanne and her partner and the first visit to their home went well. Joanne and Darren really are friendly, accommodating and genuinely passionate and caring about all things canine, they did far more than we expected to ensure that Penn would be happy and content during her stay. The reception we received from Joanne and her family meant that we were able to go away and relax, confident in the knowledge that Penn would be well looked after. When we picked her up on our return we weren’t even sure that she wanted to come home with us she seemed to have enjoyed herself so much! We would have absolutely no hesitation in highly recommending PetStay. In Joanne and her family they have exceptionally caring, marvellous people who will go the extra mile to ensure that your pet has the very best care and treatment. Go on and use them, we guarantee you will not be disappointed, we have already booked Penn in for another three visits this year. Thank you to you all at PetStay.”

Gary & Leona,
Carlton, Barnsley
May 2017


Pippa & Gemma

“A friend recommend Petstay when I was looking for someone to care for my two young dogs when I was going on a three week holiday. My girls are quite spoilt and was apprehensive about putting them in Kennels. I contacted Lauren at Petstay and she was exceptionally helpfull and put me in touch with one of her ‘home carers’ Joanne. We visited her prior to our holiday and was put at ease straight away, I had no more worries about leaving them and went on holiday feeling so relaxed. She updated me every week with a report on how well they where doing. I highly recommend the service I received and Joanne and her family for the love and care they gave to my girls.

April 2017



Hello Lauren – thank you both so much for having Dylan – he obviously loves you both very much & is very happy to be with you. He isn’t at all unsettled when he comes home after being with you – that’s a sure sign to us that he’s happy – which is a great comfort to us!

March 2017



“We left our 3 year old Welsh Springer Spaniel in the loving care of Joanne, Darren and their family for a week in January 2017. We were quite apprehensive about it but we could not have been more delighted with how happy and well Spencer looked when we picked him up. He was made to feel completely at home and was even allowed to sleep on the bedroom floor, as he does at home. Joanne bent over backwards to accommodate all of his needs and we would highly recommend her to anyone. We will definitely be using Petstay and Joanne again in the future…….”

Andrea & Steve
February 2017



Alfie stayed with Lauren and Jeremy his first stay away from home. I was nervous of leaving him as only 6 months old. However no need to worry he was loved and so well cared for. His own doggy holiday

January 2016



“Tazley had been to the best kennels but always came home fretful and thin, I then found Petstay (thank the lord) Tazley stayed with Lauren and Jeremy over the festive season and by the looks of her was treated like a queen, in fact next holiday she can go with her Dad and I’ll stay there 😉 Thank you so much for taking excellent care of her, would recommend Petstay without a doubt. ”

Cawthorne, Barnsley
January 2016



“I have used Petstay twice now and both times I’ve been super pleased with how well my lovely Bruno has been looked after. He is a typical daft choc lab but is such a special boy to me that only the very best will do. I will definitely use again when required. ”

December 2016



“What can I say absolutely fantastic. Gizmo went to stay at the most welcoming home & I can honestly say he was treated like a king. Lauren & Jeremy couldn’t have done enough to make it as easy as possible. I would highly recommend PetStay & Gizmo can’t wait to go back. ”

December 2016



This was our 1st time using PetStay, I’m sure it will not be my last, I would just like to share our experience with anyone wishing to use petstay, from the 1st phone call, lauren the lady who I delt with was, friendly and helpful, full of information, they offer a fantastic service, I was really pleased, my dog henry came home relaxed and happy after his stay.
I would give PetStay 5 stars and would recommend there service to anyone.

Zoe, Barnsley
October 2016



Just wanted to let you know how wonderful Pauline and Malcolm were with Harvey. I was more than happy with the service they provided. I could tell when I picked Harvey up that he was relaxed and felt at home in their home. Next time I need someone to care for Harvey I hope Pauline and Malcolm are available.
Thanks so much for finding Harvey such a wonderful place to stay, which in turn made our holiday really enjoyable.




I just wanted to drop you a line to say how pleased I was with the care Hollie received last week while staying with Carol and Barry. I also wanted to thank you for all your efforts in arranging it. It has totally put my mind at ease about leaving Hollie with carers and I wouldn’t hesitate to use your service again. I was so happy with the service that I have booked a two week holiday next year and would be grateful if you could check if they would be available.




Just to say I am thrilled about discovering PetStay – giving me the peace of mind that Edith has as good a holiday as I do!

Mrs Brown

Dog sitting services in Huddersfield, Halifax & BarnsleyContact Details

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

Tel: 03337 720924

Mobile: 07717 296666

Email: lauren@petstay.net

New Customer Enquiry

Name (required)


Email (required)


Pet Information

Dog 1



Dog 2



Holiday Dates

Any other Information

Please enter the message you see in the box below

New Carer Enquiry

Name (required)


Email (required)


Information that you think would help us with your enquiry.

Please enter the message you see in the box below