Home Dog Boarding
Home Dog Boarding in Newcastle,
North Tyneside & South Northumberland
We are the alternative to kennels in Newcastle upon Tyne,
North Tyneside & South Northumberland.
Your local PetStay branch
Home Dog Boarding covering Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside & South Northumberland
We are the alternative to kennels in Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside & South Northumberland.

PetStay Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside & South Northumberland Branch

Hi, my name is Linda and I am very happy to bring the first branch of PetStay to the north east of England. PetStay are a national home boarding service that provide a loving and caring alternative to kennels for when you are away on holiday or business.

I live in North Shields with my husband, Mel, our daughter, Andrea, and our much loved Weimaraner, Tess. We’ve had Tess since she was 8 weeks old and after many tears and tantrums she finally has us trained exactly the way she wants. Or at least that’s how it feels!!! I decided to set up a PetStay branch as I know that I could never put Tess into kennels when I am away, it would be far too traumatic and distressing for her. I know that many dog owners feel the same way and PetStay offers the perfect alternative – bespoke home boarding for family dogs.

Why Choose PetStay Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside & South Northumberland
PetStay Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and South Northumberland covers the whole of Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and South Northumberland as far as Morpeth (postcodes up to and including NE65). We offer a home from home for your beloved dog or dogs, so that while you’re away, you can rest assured that your dog is being well cared for and is enjoying their own holiday. You can tailor make your dog’s stay with PetStay, meaning we can follow the routines you already have in place, including sleeping, feeding, exercise and anything else that your dog needs. As your dog will be staying in one of our carer’s homes, they will get lots of love and attention and will be treated as one of the family, which is important for your dog and for your peace of mind.

My host families
I have handpicked all of my carers, ensuring that I only employ the best. All carers are personally checked by me, licensed by the local authority and are fully insured, Without exception, they are all experienced dog owners and they all love dogs! Some of my carers have their own friendly dog, some do not, but will have owned dogs in the past. You can choose whether to board your dog alone or with a carer who already has a dog. A meeting would be set up to give you and your dog the opportunity to meet the carer and see your dog’s holiday home beforehand. We never board dogs from different families together, so the only dogs in the home would be your own and the carer’s dog, if you have chosen to board with a dog owning carer.

PetStay Newcastle - Linda

How it Works
Before you chose to home board with PetStay, I will take great care to get to know you and your dog(s), taking full details of your dog(s) so that I can match them with the perfect carer. I 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 doggie holiday with us or find out more about our service, please get in touch on the numbers or email below. I look forward to hearing from you and providing the very best home boarding that Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and South Northumberland have to offer.

Become a carer
If you would like to become a carer, I’d love to hear from you. All that is necessary is that you have experience in looking after dogs, are at home during the day, have no young children and have a secure garden. You could become part of the PetStay Team by caring for someone else’s family dog in your home with the added bonus of earning an income.

Linda, PetStay Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside and South Northumberland

Contact Details

To find out more or to arrange a visit to one of our carers in the Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside & South Northumberland area, please get in touch using the details below.


The Good Dog Guide

Tel: 0191 4862191

Mobile: 07756 145538

Email: lindabarnes@petstay.net

Areas coveredWe cover Newcastle, North Tyneside & South Northumberland area, including the following postcodes:

NE1 to NE7, NE12, NE13, NE15, NE18, NE19, NE20, NE22- NE30, NE61 to NE65

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Bedlington, Blyth, Whitley Bay, Wallsend, North Shields, Morpeth, Choppington, Ashington & Cramlington.

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 Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside & South Northumberland.

Home dog boarding and pet sitting services in Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside & South Northumberland

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 Newcastle area. PetStay offer a first class alternative to dog kennels – so you can be rest assured that your dog will be left in loving hands.

At PetStay Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside & South Northumberland we are committed to providing a service vastly different from that of dog kennels. Your dog will remain with the same caring pet sitter for the whole duration you are away and they’ll receive the same treatment they would normally get at home… attention, feeding and walking times – ensuring that dog sitting in the Newcastle area is a far better experience than dog kennels.

Over recent years PetStay have gained an excellent reputation for providing pets with a service second to none. We have become known as the local pet sitters in Newcastle and the surrounding areas.

Our guidelines will ensure that your dog is left in the most trusted, loving hands possible and we are recommended across the Newcastle, North Tyneside & South Northumberland 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 dogs from different households together
  • We don’t walk your dog/s off the lead
  • All our carers are licensed by the local council
  • Carers are fully insured and vetted
  • We are recommended by vets and our many, many customers

Our Prices

1 Dog £20.00 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.

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

Become a PetStay Carer

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 PetStay Newcastle upon Tyne, North Tyneside & South Northumberland 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 Linda for a friendly and informal chat.

Earn from £80.50 to £196.00 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.

Apply to be a carer

Please fill in the details below, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Our Reviews



“Just to let you know we’re back from Majorca and have picked up Bella from Jane. I think she had a nicer holiday than us. Really pleased with everything. I think Jane and Bella became quite fond of each other, bless them.

Anyway just wanted to say thank you to you and Jane, it’s a great relief to us to know Bella is well looked after by fellow dog lovers.

Thanks again.”

May 2018



“Petstay offer a very professional service. I was initially very anxious about leaving Bertie when away on holiday but after contacting Linda I was soon reassured.

Linda explained the process fully and ensured she had all the information needed to meet Bertie’s individual needs. She was so friendly throughout and put my mind at ease, understanding how I was feeling.

Linda then matched Bertie up with Sheila one if her home boarders. We took Bertie for a visit prior to our holiday and Sheila was lovely- she asked lots of questions about Bertie and again we felt reassured.

I cannot thank Sheila enough. When we were away she sent messages and photos of Bertie and it was obvious he was having a lovely time, he was very much part of Sheila’s family and he looked so happy!

Bertie was so well cared for and so happy when we collected him – both Linda and Sheila had followed all of my requests and his normal routine was followed- I couldn’t ask for anything more and I would recommend Petstay to anyone who is considering home boarding for their dog. A big thank you from Gillian, John and little Bertie.

May 2018



“Thanks for arranging Benji’s home boarding, he was very well cared for by Kerrie and her family. From the photos I could see Benji was very happy and made himself at home. Just like home he used the furniture instead of his bed. We will definitely use Kerrie when we have another holiday. Thanks again.”

May 2018

hoshi - newcastle


Hoshi had a lovely week with Julie and John so much so that he didn’t seem to want to come home and I think they missed having him to. Julie and John spent time going through all Hoshi’s likes and dislikes so that he would be as comfortable as possible on his holiday. They allowed Hoshi to have a look round there lovely house, he especially liked their sofa and garden. I missed Hoshi whilst we were away but regular updates and photos from Julie showed me he was having a whale of a time. I can’t recommend PetStay and Julie and John enough and I am happy to book Hoshi in again for future stays.

West Allotment
March 2018


We are thrilled with the quality of care Lily our Northern Inuit received from the wonderful Claire and her daughter Alysha while we were away for a few days! Lily has separation anxiety and can never be left on her own so to find carers who can give her 24 hour care and know Claire loves her and cares for her as we do is a huge relief! Claire sent us regular texts and photographs of Lily out on her walks and sleeping contentedly in her bed. We could see from the smile on Lily’s face in the photos just how happy she was! Thank you so much to Claire and Alysha for your star quality care of Lily and helping us to enjoy our trip and to Linda at PetStay for attention to detail and superb organisation. Highly recommend – we will be using PetStay again!

South Shields
March 2018

Newcastle Branch

Excellent communication and information provided by Linda before we met our carer. She found us an excellent carer whom we met and arranged a trial night. After that went well, our dog stayed with the host for 9 days. This was during the most awful weather we have had-(snow /blizzards etc)
We cannot praise our carer, Claire, enough ! She sent us texts and pics showing how our dog had settled and looked after her so well. She followed our care plan to the letter and she and her daughter built up an excellent relationship with our dog. Already booked for another holiday ! Highly recommend this service.

March 2018



Highly recommend PetStay lovely people who take care of your pet while you are away. Milo my Akita loved the home and people he stayed with who sent regular updates as to how he was keeping very glad to have found this service.

February 2018



We just wanted you to know that we collected Upton from Claire yesterday. We are again thrilled that she has taken so much care of him whilst we were away. She kept us updated with emails and photo’s which was very reassuring for us. We are so lucky to have found you, and subsequently been directed towards Claire. We will be settled at home for a while, but when we get itchy feet again we will check if Claire is free and book through yourself, if that is okay with you?

December 2017



Thank you for introducing Inca to Julie and John…we left her for 3 weeks confident that she was in good hands… and she was

November 2017



Linda, I just wanted to let you know how pleased I was that you set the meeting up with Jane at Killingworth. Holly had a trial couple of days and then stayed with Jane from 28th sept – 6th oct. I have never felt comfortable enough to leave Holly before but both Jane and her husband left me in no doubt that they were the ones. Would not hesitate to leave Holly again. Many Thanks

October 2017



One happy dog…
Seeing the carer to get a feel for where Arlo would be staying was a great idea, I was instantly put at ease that she would be happy here and the carer (Kerrie) was very dog friendly. Linda at PetStay was very knowledgable and matched the perfect carer with my dog. She is also very contactable and makes things easy – I would not hesitate to use PetStay again. Arlo came back very happy and relaxed – Thank you so much.

Geoff,North Sheilds
October 2017


Alfie & Holly

Just to let you know Holly and Alfie had a lovely time staying with Julie and John. She said they settled very quick and when we went to pick them up they seemed to have made themselves at home.

October 2017



My 2 year old male Shiba Inu dog can become unsettled when we go away on holiday. But he settled in straight away with Sheila his pet stay carer. Probably too well, finding his own spot on her sofa…From our initial contact with Linda my concerns and worries were put aside. They take the time to get to know you and your dog, their needs, likes and dislikes. I feel totally comfortable leaving Hoshi with Sheila and he is already booked in for his next visit.

Hoshi, September 2017



Reassured whilst on holiday
I was so worried about leaving Knoxie who is nearly 14, has arthritis and only one eye. Shouldn’t have worried Linda explained everything in detail and Sheila our dog sitter was wonderful taking Knoxie’s medicines and strange habits in her stride. I’d thoroughly recommend Pet Stay to any dog owner Thank you Linda and Sheila

Sara, August 2017



After having a bad experience at a kennel we decided to find some one who would look after Og in their own home as Og suffers with anxiety. I contacted Linda at pet stay who had a very lengthy conversation over the phone with me and put me in touch with a lovely lady called Yvonne. Og and I met Yvonne at her home and we booked for Og to stay. After returning home I collected Og and all I could say was wow. I knew straight away that Og had had a fantastic time with Yvonne and looked very happy.
Thank you Linda at pet stay and Thank you Yvonne. We will be recommending and a returning customer.

Rachel, August 2017



Thank you Claire so very much for taking such wonderful care of my beautiful Bonnie whilst we were away on holiday. This is the 1st time I have left Bonnie with anyone other than family & I have to be honest I was a little worried but I needn’t have been.. Claire was great from the word go with regular ‘pupdates’ & photographs so we could see Bonnie was having a fantastic time, totally relaxed & being well take care of…!! I’ll definitely be using PetStay again in the very near future. Thanks again🙂x.

Samantha, August 2017



Roxy’s first stay.
This was Roxy’s first stay with PetStay, communication were good and quick as it was quite a short notice booking. The carer was very nice and Roxy enjoyed her time with the carer and her pug George. We will definitely use again.

Paul, August 2017



Thank you so much for looking after Suzy during our wedding. Claire was absolutely lovely and nothing was a problem. I would highly recommend pet stay and will definitely use the company again. Don’t ever consider kennels- book pet stay you will not be disappointed and the peace of mind is priceless.

August 2017


Ollie & Oscar

“First of all sorry this is late I went straight back into work form holidays and haven’t had a chance untill now! What can I say the whole experience was amazing Linda went out of her way to find the right family to look after my boys we visited two couples and the second were perfect. The dogs fitted right in with her huge garden and lovely friendly atmosphere I knew our worries of leaving them for the first time with non family members had gone! The process was easy and relaxed in the lead up to our holiday which is always very stressful especially when owning your own business time just isn’t sonething I have a lot of! I was I totally worried as oscar is a very nervous dog and is scared of other dogs on the lead so was concerned he would be scared of new surroundings and that when he was out he would panic. However he had an amazing no worries at all! Ollie (west highland terrier) and oscar(jack Russel/Westie mix) both had so much fun we had daily updates from Julie of what they had been upto that day with pictures! Which my partner was overjoyed with…they are his first pets so he worries a lot! When we got back from holiday Julie had gone beyond what she had needed to buying another harness as the one we had didn’t work which was great to hear. The dogs were so happy and clean when we got them back and I think a little down for days after that they were home they had so much fun on their holiday! Please please if you are nervous about it which I was as they are strangers after all book with Julie her and her husband have spoiled our boys and now whenever we go away we will be booking with her. All I can say is book!! You will not regret it!”

Jasmine, July 2017



Gus has had a fantastic stay with Jane while our family went away for a long weekend. Both Jane and her husband really welcomed Gus into their home. We were worried as it was the first time we had left Gus and also worried as he has an excitable nature. Jane’s experience with dogs absolutely shone through and we wouldn’t hesitate to leave him with this lovely family again. Thank you both.

Kim, June 2017
(Picture supplied by Kim)



Great service with amazing host family. They treated Betty like part of their family and she had a fabulous time which meant I could have a wonderful holiday. Wonderful kind, genuine family and I would recommend any day

Nicola, June 2017


Chico & Chester

I was looking for a place for our boys to stay whilst we were on holiday in June when I came across Petstay North Tyneside.

I gave Linda a ring and she asked me a few questions about the boys nature and general day to day routines they have and she placed us with Julie and John Dunn.

We visited Julie and John just before the holiday so they could meet Chester and Chico and ask any questions about their care. They were a lovely couple, very approachable and absolutely loved the boys when they met them, so we felt totally at ease that they would be well looked after, with lots of cuddles in a home from home environment, whilst we were on holiday.

Julie kept us informed during their stay with updates and photos which was nice and very reassuring. When we picked them up they were totally at ease and it was as if they hadn’t missed us at all!!

We have already booked Julie and John for our holiday in August and I’m sure Chester and Chico will be looking forward to seeing them both again!

I would highly recommend Petstay to anyone who needs their beloved pooches looked after as the care and attention given by both Linda and her carers is second to none!

Thank you Petstay I will definitely be using you for future holidays!

Wendy, June 2017



We have an elderly GSD X and needed a sitter for a number of dates in June due to family commitments. Linda was wonderful at finding sitters to meet all of our necessary dates when lots of other services couldn’t help us. Communication was always prompt clear and friendly and Sharon our sitter was wonderful. On our second visit Bella our dog couldn’t wait to get through the door for her holiday, something we had never seen with her before. Very happy to recommend Linda and her services. Thank you Linda (and Sharon!)

Dave, June 2017



Doggy home from home!
We were absolutely delighted with the services provided, the communication methods and the overall care and attention to detail which ensured an excellent holiday for our little Schnauzer. Jane was wonderful with her and we look forward to using your services in the future. Many thanks, Linda, for organising things so well.

Charlie, June 2017



Linda placed Gyp with Julie and John, who were absolutely perfect. Our Gyp is a mature lady and she was given the care and love she receives at home. It was so reassuring to know that gyp was being looked after extremely well. We intend to use Linda`s service again and hope Julie and John are available. Thank you very much.

Alex, May 2017

NEwcastle - NIna


Nina is a 6 year old Dalmatian who went to stay with Gail for two days and had a wonderful time. Nina got lots of love, cuddles and walks and wouldn’t hesitate using Pet Stay again. Highly recommend.

May 2017

Newcastle - Millie & Dougal

Millie & Dougal

Home from home ….. Our very much loved Millie and Dougal went to stay with Jane for just a week, whilst we went on a holiday that sadly the dogs couldn’t come on! The service from booking in was very thorough and professional and filled us with confidence a lovely person would be identified to look after them. Jane was very friendly and welcoming and on the introduction Jane …made the dogs very welcome and put me at ease straight away.
Both dogs appeared to settle really well and Jane welcomed their little unique personalities and oddities!
I hope she loved having them as much as they appeared to enjoy their home from home and would very much recommend the service again:)

Alison, April 2017


Jasper was loved and very well looked after

Brenda, May 2017



Molly is a 7 month old Cockapoo puppy, full of energy and excitement and a little bit devilment! I was nervous about leaving her whilst I went on a family holiday as I had previously used a kennel for two nights and she came home nervous and smelly.
However from the moment I entered Gail’s home I felt totally at ease. I was very conscious that I needed a host that would be able to have the time to give Molly lots of attention and play time. Molly needs lots of walks and being out in the open as much as possible.
Gail gave me great confidence that she is more than equipped to look after a puppy. Molly was immediately very comfortable in Gail’s home. Receiving lots of attention and love.
On collection it was obvious that Molly had been very well taken care of and had enjoyed her stay. Gail was amazing and I will 100% use Pets stay again with total confidence.
The service gave me total piece of mind that Molly was in great hands and I can now enjoy family holidays with no concerns. I also think that the service is great value.
I would absolutely recommend Pet Stay to anyone looking for a great experience for their pet.

Lisa, April 2017



We knew kennels would not be right for our much loved Frug, Django; he is so active and adores attention. thank goodness we found Petstay! Linda was so professional and easy to deal with, and Jane, whom she selected to care for our dog was wonderful. Her calm, gentle but firm manner and obvious love of dogs, along with excellent experience at our filled us with confidence – and relief at our initial meeting. We could enjoy our holiday with no worries about Django, and when we collected him it was clear that the standard of care had been superb. We would recommend Petstay without reservation in the knowledge that Django will enjoy his break from us, in a caring and professional home from home.

Lesley, April 2017

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Tel: 0191 4862191

Mobile: 07756 145538

Email: lindabarnes@petstay.net

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