Home Dog Boarding
Home Dog Boarding
in Peterborough
We are the alternative to kennels in the
Peterborough and South West Lincolnshire area
Your local PetStay branch
Home Dog Boarding in Peterborough
We are the alternative to kennels in
the Peterborough and South West Lincolnshire area

PetStay Peterborough & South West Lincolnshire Branch

We’re Yvonne and Chris and we run the Peterborough and South-West Lincolnshire Branch of PetStay. We are passionate about dogs, with four in our pack at the moment – Lucy’s a 13-year-old crossbred Staffie, Skipper’s a Jack Russell, and Star and Alfie are sensitive, delicate ‘diva’ whippets. With their different needs and personalities they’re all very special – just like your dogs! They’re part of our family and we never put them into kennels when we go away. They like their home comforts too much! This is why we love the idea of PetStay, so that your dog can be looked after in a home from home while you enjoy a guilt-free holiday.

Why choose PetStay Peterborough and South-West Lincs
PetStay Peterborough and SW Lincs covers Sleaford, Grantham, Stamford, Bourne, Spalding, Wisbech, March, Chatteris, Peterborough, Huntingdon, St Ives and all the surrounding villages. Our host families will offer your dog a loving home whilst you’re away for a short break, a fortnight abroad, a business trip … we can match your dog to the best carer for his or her individual needs. Whether it’s daily walks, individual cuddles, special toys, favourite TV programmes … staying in a dog-lover’s home means your dog will get lots of love and attention. And that means you can relax and stop worrying!

Our host families
We carefully check our host families to ensure that they are the very best. All carers are experienced dog owners and most importantly – love dogs! You can choose to board your dog(s) alone or, if your dog enjoys doggie company, with a carer who has a friendly dog of their own. We never mix boarding dogs from different families. Safety is very important to us, and all hosts are personally checked by us, licensed by the local authority and fully insured.

How it Works
We take great care in getting to know you and your dog before they home board with PetStay. We will take full details of your dog’s routines, likes and dislikes so that we can find the perfect carer for him or her. We will guide you through the booking process and you can rest assured that all the necessary paperwork, licensing and insurance will be dealt with. We arrange for you and your dog to meet your carer and see where your dog will be staying before you go away. We also provide a ‘holiday list’ of essential items that will need to be packed to make sure your dog(s) have their favourite things with them. If you would like to book a holiday with us or find out more about our service, please do get in touch on the numbers or email below. We look forward to hearing from you and providing the very best home boarding that Peterborough and SW Lincs have to offer.

Chris & Yvonne - PetStay Peterborough

Become a carer
If you would like to apply to become a carer, we’d love to hear from you. All that is necessary is that you have experience of looking after dogs, are at home during the day, have a secure garden and no children under the age of 7. 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.

Yvonne and Chris, Petstay Peterborough and South-West Lincolnshire

Contact Details

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

Tel: 01733 590089

Mobile: 07538 364513

Email: yvonne@petstay.net

Areas coveredWe cover the Peterborough & South West Lincs area, including the following postcodes:

NG31, NG32, NG33, NG34
PE1 to PE19, PE26, PE27, PE28, PE29

Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, St Neots, Huntingdon, St Ives, Grantham, Sleaford, Spalding, Holbeach, Wisbech, March, Chatteris.

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 Peterborough or the South West Lincolnshire area.

Home dog boarding and pet sitting services in the Peterborough and South West Lincs

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 Peterborough and South West Lincolnshire. 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 Peterborough and South West Lincs 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 they’ll receive the same treatment they would normally get at home… attention, feeding and walking times – ensuring that dog sitting in Peterborough is a far better experience than 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 pet sitters in Peterborough and South West Lincs.

Our guidelines will ensure that your dog is left in the most trusted, loving hands possible and we are recommended across the Peterborough & South West Lincolnshire 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 £19.00 a day
2 Dogs £29.00 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

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 Peterborough & South West Lincs 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 Yvonne or Chris for a friendly and informal chat.

Earn from £77.00 to £192.50 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.

Apply to be a carer

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

Our Reviews



I was very happy with Tebbe’s care while I was on holiday. Tebbe’s pet carers took great care of him – they were caring, gentle and understanding of his fears. He was so settled when I came to collect him, he didn’t seem to want to leave! He had received lots of love and walks. Will definitely use again and recommend.

September 2017



Attached picture shows Tyler relaxing back home after his ‘family holiday’ – as arranged by PetStay.
This was the first time we have used PetStay and everything worked out fine.
We took Tyler to meet his ‘holiday’ family a couple of weeks before he joined them for his 10-day stay. That was important, and reassuring for all parties.

We hope to use PetStay again in 2018, as we prefer not to use kennels. Tyler seems much happier in a family home.

Thanks again Yvonne and Chris for your help.

Keith & Chris
September 2017



The service provided by PetStay was faultless – everything worked exactly as you said it would & without any hiccups at all.
Pearl & Ben were absolutely great – in fact it was difficult to get Jazzie back into the car after she had stayed with them.
Jazzie decided to get a viral infection prior to her stay, which required a fair amount of medication at differing times & dates – naturally as owners we were concerned for her health – but we needn’t have worried. Everything was administered exactly as it should have been, so we were very relieved & naturally Jazzie got better – eventually!
Summing everything up – we were delighted with the service and will definitely be using you again. It is very reassuring for us to know that Jazzie is being looked after in the home of responsible dog carers, rather than spending time alone in kennels surrounded by other dogs that voice their feelings when being parted from their owners – Jazzie came back happy, which was brilliant.
Thanks once again and please pass our grateful thanks over to Pearl & Ben.


September 2017



It was lovely to go away and know that Charlie was being well cared for. He is missing his playmate but has now settled back into our routine. Jacqui was a lovely lady and I knew he was in a safe and loving household. Many thanks from the both of us and I would not hesitate to use you again and have told many people of the excellent service I received.

Yours Sue and Charlie. Xx


August 2017



Just to let you know that my lovely dog, Bob, had his trial 3 days with Pat and they both got along very well indeed. Pat kept me updated and sent me photos too. I cannot thank her enough for taking such good care of him and will not be worried at leaving him with her again. Please thank her again on our behalf and kisses from Bob too.

August 2017



Thank you so much for arranging for Boo Boo to stay with Pat. We really couldn’t have asked for a better service. From making the first enquiry to collecting Boo on our return was very simple.
What can I say about Pat? From the first meeting I knew that Boo would be spoilt rotten and cared for like she was one of her own. She kept me updated whilst away with pictures (including one of Boo sprawled on her bed) and she was very flexible with the short notice rearrangement of pick up times when my flight was delayed.
I’ve attached some picture of Boo Boo making herself at home around Pat’s house!
I would not hesitate to use Petstay (and Pat) again.

August 2017


Tessa & Poppy

Picked my two up on Saturday from Pat and Barry. They were happy and settled and had clearly had a fabulous mini-break of their own. So happy with this service – Pat and Barry were interested in the dogs and their normal routines and seemed to genuinely enjoy having them – it meant I could enjoy my daughters wedding without worrying about them. I had been so stressed at the idea of leaving them in kennels, I cannot emphasise enough what a blessing finding pet stay was and how wonderful Pat and Barry were with them xx

August 2017



I just wanted to say how delighted we are to have found Petstay and how much of a relief it was when we met Peter and Christine – we went away with no worries about leaving Louis with them. They are so patient, calm and caring and as a result, he was just so happy being in their care. The emails and photograph updates kept us updated and allowed us to continue enjoying our time away without worrying. Although he was thrilled to see me when I collected him, I could see how happy and settled he was in their care. I will definitely be using them again, our puppy happy is us happy.

Thanks again for all your help and for matching us with them.

August 2017


Madge & Harry

Thank you very much for helping us find some where for our two dogs, Madge and Harry. Rita was lovely, and both Madge and Harry liked her and were happy to stay. I wouldn’t put my dogs into kennels because I don’t like them, but this was great living with someone who wants to have them and make a fuss of them. Both my dogs were happy when we went to get them. Thanks once again for all your help.

August 2017



This was our first time using PetStay and I had concerns as the previous company we tried sent us to people who didn’t meet any of our requirements which becomes awkward.

This was so different. They listened carefully to our detailed wish list and came up with three people for us to choose from. We visited the first couple that weekend and they were everything we wanted.They seemed to form an instant bond with our dog and we left feeling really relaxed about going away. We will definitely use them again.

I would say be totally honest about your dog’s needs and any behaviour problems to make sure you are paired with the best home.

July 2017



It was lovely to hear that Rubee had not been a problem to Clive and Karen. She is not a problem dog but you never know how a dog will be with someone new and we had never left her with a boarder before. We are very happy with the service you have provided along with Clive and Karens care of Rubee. They sent her home with a DVD of pictures and she has not even been in a bad mood with us since our return from holiday 🙂

We will be using your services again in the future and would be happy to confirm this to any future customers on your behalf.

Many thanks again

July 2017



It is a pleasure to send you a review, in fact meant to sooner. I couldn’t have been more happy with Clive & Karen. They were wonderful with Bailey & kept me up to date with her progress as it was the first time I had left her. Bailey loved them from her first introduction. I would have no hesitation in using your service again & have recommended you to friends.

Joni & Bailey.
July 2017

Bruno and Lexi

Bruno & Lexi

Hi Yvonne and Chris,
Just wanted to let you know how delighted we have been with your company’s service. Very efficient and helpful and Jacky was absolutely lovely with our dogs. I don’t think they wanted to come home. I will recommend you and especially Jacky to all my friends. Thank you for such great service

Kind regards
Kay (Bruno & Lexi) x
July 2017



I would like to say a huge thankyou from Fudge 🐾🐾 to Jacky, one of the dog carers from Petstay Peterborough and South West Lincolnshire. Fudge had a fabulous holiday with you whilst we were away Jacky. Thanks for putting up with her obsession with balls and water, and the long walks .The regular updates with photos were so reassuring that she was settled in and greatly appreciated. Many thanks. You’re a fantastic doggy carer .We will definitely will be using you services again 😀🐾🐾x

June 2017



I would like to thank you for organising such a great stay for Merlin.

Jacky was an absolute star. She informed me everyday what Merlin was doing and how he settled in. She made me feel like I just left Merlin with a family member. She is a lovely, caring person whom I needed for my furry baby.

I had a great short break without worrying about Merlin first time in almost 5 years.

Once again, thank you

June 2017



Merlin had a fantastic stay with Lesley. As soon as we arrived he settled down in the dining room and didn’t seem to worry when we left. Lesley kept in contact with us over the weekend with updates and he thoroughly enjoyed his countryside long walks and sunbathing in her lovely garden.

We would love to book again please. We will definitely book for next summer in plenty of time, hopefully in the next few months x

Thank you for the care and attention you gave to finding the right person for Merlin and to Lesley for her kindness and care of Merlin.

Lara, Will, Lily and Merlin
June 2017


Lennox & Gracie

Firstly, a big thank you to you for matching us up with Jacky.

If I could have only have one word to say about her it would be that she is “wonderful”. But one word is not enough. She is such a lovely, caring and amazing person. We couldn’t have wished for a nicer person to look after our babies.

She has looked after our dogs as if they are her own. Nothing has been too much trouble. I can honestly say that we all love her and that we will definitely be in touch when we go away again. It is such a shame that she doesn’t live closer as I feel that we have made a friend for life. That being said we are happy to travel that extra mile just so we can see her again.

Please pass on our thanks again and I promise that we will be in touch soon.

June 2017



“We would like to highly recommend Petstay for their efficient and excellent service
Since adopting Daisy this was the first time we had left her for a holiday. We were impressed by the efficiency with which Yvonne recognised our needs and organised for us to meet Jacky, the potential carer. After meeting Jacky we went through a very easy booking process.
Daisy had a wonderful time with Jacky with plenty of walks and lots of loving care. She came home a very happy doggy – in fact we are not sure she missed us at all! Jacky was just wonderful, a real dog lover who cared for Daisy as if she was her own. We are very happy dog owners and will use Petstay again, particularly Jacky if she is available.
Thank you both Yvonne and Jacky again.”

Heather and Tony and of course Daisy
May 2017



I would like to thank PetStay for helping me find a loving home for my dog to stay with when I had a last minute cancellation by a friend. From my first phone call with Yvonne all the way through to picking Bonnie up was seamless and I always felt Bonnie was in safe and secure hands. I couldn’t recommend PetStay enough as I never had a doubt that Bonnie would be safe and happy whilst I was away, and picking her up when I got back confirmed this as she was very happy but sleepy from all the fun she’d been having. I’ll definitely be using again!

April 2017

Peterborough_Bertie & Buzz

Buzz & Bertie

PetStay Peterborough & South West Lincs has received a paw’some 5⭐️ review:
Petstay found us fabulous pet carers for our beautiful boys!
An excellent efficient all round service. Excellent quality pet carers and fabulous attention to detail. I will have no hesitation about using the service again. Our boys were loved and cared for and made to feel part of the family. Which for any pet owner is the key to happy pets, happy holidays and a relaxed stay. Well done Dave and Lynda you are amazing.

March 2017



We would highly recommend PetStay to anyone and particularly Linda in Grantham. She looked after Ebony very well enabling us to have a stress free journey down South. We will certainly be contacting her again (through PetStay) if and when the need arises.

Wendy & John
February 2017

Peterborough-Florence & Daphne

Florence & Daphne

“This is the first time I have used anyone other than family to look after Florence and Daphne and was keen to make sure I was matched with the right carers. Yvonne introduced us to Mike and Bev and I immediately liked them, as did the pups!! Although they only stayed for one night as a trial run I could clearly see they had been spoilt rotten! Yvonne, Bev and Mike also knew that this was the first time I had left my dogs and was slightly worried and sent me regular updates with pictures to reassure me they were happy. I would have no hesitation in recommending Petstay and will certainly use Bev and Mike again. Thank you.”

February 2017



“This is the first time we have used PetStay and am only too please to write a first class review. We have a 9 year old golden retriever, Bella, who has never stayed in kennels. She loves her home comforts including cuddles and plenty of fuss. Through Yvonne and Chris we were introduced to Christine and Peter who had just signed up with PetStay as dog carers. We had an initial meeting with them at their home and immediately they made Bella feel welcome. Bella stayed with them for a week and was so relaxed with them, she was almost reluctant to come home! It is so comforting to know that we can go away knowing that Bella is so happy and well looked after and her routine is not disrupted.
We will certainly be using PetStay again in the future.”

Gill & Ray
February 2017


Christine & Peter

Christine and Peter became PetStay carers in January 2017

“Having spent many years with either cats or dogs as part of our families, or helping out with the local Vet, we were looking to fill a space left when our last dear cat passed away. We are retired and did not want to take in another pet on a permanent basis. Home boarding of dogs seemed the ideal way to go.
Our Franchise leaders. Yvonne and Chris, have our books filling up nicely and we are already having repeat visits. Having them to support us, and take away all the admin, is a real bonus……and they obviously enjoy what they are doing.
The experience of having doggie guests in our own home is very rewarding. It’s amazing how the dogs respond once they realise they are in a caring and friendly environment. Yes, we have had to clear up muddy footprints, tidy toys, vacuum more often, remember our guests medication, build our timetable around our guests, but it is really is worthwhile considering the companionship they offer. They each have a character of their own and we have learnt to adapt to the idiosyncrasies of the individual……..following you around like a shadow, jumping with pure joy when you come home, lying and watching as you do gardening, sitting resolutely until you agree with them which direction to walk.

We know we have made the right choice in joining PetStay and will renew our licence next December simply because we are having fun. We are meeting so many different dogs, many having already been booked ahead into our busy diary………..now when can Christine and I manage to get another caravan trip fitted in I wonder ?”

Contact PetStay NottinghamContact Details

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

Tel: 01733 590089

Mobile: 07538 364513

Email: yvonne@petstay.net

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