Home Dog Boarding
Home Dog Boarding
in Wakefield & Castleford
We are the alternative to kennels in
the Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract
and Dewsbury area.
Your local PetStay branch
Home Dog Boarding in Wakefield & Castleford
We are the alternative to kennels in the Wakefield, Castleford, Pontefract and Dewsbury area.

PetStay Wakefield & Castleford Branch

Hi, my name is Rachel and I run the PetStay Wakefield & Castleford branch. I live in West Yorkshire with my husband Jason, our three children and our two cocker spaniels, Buddy and Tess.

After collecting Buddy and Tess from the kennels one day I was completely ignored for a week. They had made it very clear that an alternative arrangement must be found! I discovered home dog boarding was a happier alternative for my dogs, and that’s where PetStay came in.

Your beloved dog would have its every wish and command met by one of our lovely licensed carers, resulting in peace of mind for you and a very happy and content dog upon your return. Be it from a fortnight abroad to a sneaky weekend break, we care for your dog exactly as you would at home with all routines kept to throughout their stay.

Home from home boarding is the preferred alternative for many dog owners looking to go on holiday without their dog, and PetStay offers a loving and caring environment for your pet while you’re away.

Why Choose PetStay Wakefield & Castleford

PetStay Wakefield covers the whole of the WF post codes and offers a “home from home” environment for your loved pet while you are away on holiday. We will stick to the routines that you already have in place for your pet, shower them with love and attention, and on your return will hand back a happy and relaxed dog.

My Carers

All our carers love dogs. They are experienced dog owners who will provide the very best care for your pet while you are away. Each host carer is personally interviewed by PetStay to make sure that they are happy with the environment your pet will stay in. The host families are also covered by our public liability insurance. Some of the carers may have a dog of their own, and if you have a pooch that is happy to be placed with another dog we will arrange a meet up for a bit of a sniff.

How it Works

When you get in touch I will ask you lots of questions about your dog to make sure that I will be able to match them up with the most suitable carer. We ask that all new clients along with their dogs have a meet and greet with the carer so that everyone is happy. That way we know everyone’s going to get along with each other. Then you can go away, whether business, holiday, or quick get-away, confident that your pooch will have a holiday of their own.


If you’d like to book a doggy holiday please get in touch using the numbers or email below. We look forward to hearing from you.

I am also on the lookout to add to my lovely team of licensed and insured carers. So if you love dogs and have time on your hands get in touch this could just be your perfect job!

Rachel, PetStay Wakefield & Castleford.

Contact Details

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


Mobile: 07963 732653

Email: rachel@petstay.net

Areas coveredWe cover the whole of WF postcode area including:

all WF1 TO WF17.

Including: Wakefield, Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford, Knottingley, Batley, Dewsbury, Ossett, Heckmondwike, Liversedge, Mirfield, Outwood

Are you worried about leaving your dog in kennels? Have you ever considered a dog sitting or home boarding service in the Wakefield & Castleford area?

At PetStay Wakefield & Castleford we’ve carefully selected many caring and affectionate people who will care for your dog while you’re away on holiday. Our dog sitters in Wakefield who are all fully licensed and insured provide a far better experience for your dogs than kennels because we provide a home from home environment, a real alternative to kennels in Castleford.

Here at PetStay Wakefield & Castleford we offer an outstanding dog sitting service to families who want the peace of mind of knowing their dogs are happy and settled in a loving environment whilst they are away on holiday.

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 a dog home boarding service second to none, far from the experience of dog boarding kennels. Now PetStay Wakefield & Castleford are becoming known as your local dog sitters.

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
  • 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.

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: Drop your dog off at the carer’s house with food, a bed. toys and anything else you think they might need.
10th: Go away with complete peace of mind and have a wonderful holiday.

Become a PetStay Carer

If you’re a dog lover and would like to start a new hobby caring for dogs in your own home, we could have the opportunity for you!

Our home boarding dog carers are dedicated dog lovers who have the time to spend with our fantastic guest dogs, but may not be able to take on the full-time responsibility of a dog. Whether you’re unable to take on the full-time commitment of a pet or you’d like to have a friend for your own dog, PetStay can match you with the perfect guest dog to suit your lifestyle!

We do all the hard work! Don’t worry about bookings as we will take care of them. We think it’s important for you to concentrate on all the fun of caring for a guest dog. As a PetStay dog carer, you will be covered by our licence and insurance meaning you can enjoy all the benefits of pet sitting our wonderful guest dogs without the headache of running a business!

Please call Rachel for more information and an informal chat

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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.

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.

Will I be paid?

You will receive a daily allowance starting from £11.50 per day.

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 have used PetStay before but our usual sitter was unavailable and we were booked to have our dog stay with Carol. From our first meeting with her, through to picking up Penn after our short break, we found everything to be exceptional. Carol is a friendly, caring and compassionate lady who clearly loves dogs. Her home environment is calm and pet friendly and full of love. We would have no hesitation in recommending Carol and PetStay and will definitely use again. Thank you.

November 2018


Here is the review: Oscar was happy when we picked him up from Steve I hope they enjoyed having him. I did tell them that he was a rescue and how he had been since we got him but he is getting better all of the time. Thank you for running this service and I will use you again and recommend you to friends and family thanks again Kim and Ian

Kim & Ian
November 2018


This is the first time we have left our lovely old girl, Maddie, with carers at Petstay but we will not hesitate to do this again. From the moment we met Geoff and Sharon we knew she would be well cared for whilst we were away. Their attention to Maddie’s needs were second to none and it was obvious that they treated Maddie as they would their own dog. Geoff sent us updates and photos while we were away, this was lovely and so reassuring for us to see her settled and happy. Geoff and Sharon are a lovely couple who clearly love having dogs in their lives, we would not hesitate in asking for them again and would highly recommend them.

September 2018


We have used Petstay several times over the past few years for our chocolate Labrador, Bailey. We would never dream of putting Bailey in kennels as he is a very sociable dog who loves to interact with people. We have been delighted with all the carers we have placed Bailey with. Geoff was our most recent PetStay carer. Geoff was very thorough and detailed at our initial meeting, and we were confident that Geoff would look after Bailey with compassion, care and according to our instructions. Geoff and his wife Sharon were brilliant at sending us photos via a Whats App group whilst we were away and kept us updated with how Bailey was doing. This was over and above the call of duty, but it was lovely to get regular updates and pictures. Bailey can be quite a stubborn dog and he’s very set in his ways, liking routine. He’s also a very big dog to look after, but Geoff coped brilliantly with him. Bailey had a lovely holiday with them, and we would recommend PetStay to any dog owner who needs peace of mind that their pet is being cared for thoroughly.

Annabel & Andrew
June 2018


Kody recently stayed with Lauren and her husband in Ossett. I felt the service provided was brilliant , this put us at ease knowing we could go away leaving Kody in good hands. We would definitely use PetStay again.

May 2018


My border terrier Max recently stayed with Joy in Ossett. He clearly loved it – he was happy, at ease and felt very much at home. I was reassured by the text updates at the beginning of his stay and it was great to pick up a very relaxed dog when I returned from holiday. I would definitely use PetStay again.

May 2018


I was extremely happy with how my dog Archie was looked after while I was away. As he’s only 9 months old this was his first time away from home, so I was a bit worried about how he was going to be. But we met up with joy in ossett before I went away, who was so lovely and she loved Archie straight away. She kept us up to date with txts how Archie was doing which was reassuring. Archie is going back to joy at the end of Sept and I know he will be well looked after.

April 2018



Sam, our 6 year old black labrador stayed wuth Marie and her family, over Easter.
He had been to a dog boarders before, but was over a year ago, so was a bit worried how he would settle.
Marie up dated us on how he was doing and we could tell he was been spoilt by all the family. …even sending us a photo of him playing in the snow.
Cathy, was professional finding us the family and during the booking process.
We will hopefully be booking again soon. Thank you.


April 2018


We used Petstay for the first time this year Marie looked after our two dogs and it was very clear when we picked them up that they had a great time. The whole family were wonderful and ensured they knew everything about our dogs to meet their own personal needs. Already booked for two more stays this year thoroughly recommend this service.

March 2018



Never had any issues with the pet sitting service. Our pup is a bit of a sucker for company and couldn’t handle a kennel. This is the best solution available for a happy pup.


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Lily & Jasmin

We had concerns never using the service before but from start to finish very happy with all involved with the service provided.

Steve – July 2017

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I used PetStay for the first time in April and was a little apprehensive at first but I needn’t have worried.
We met our carer for Barney our Labrador first and got to know him a little and he met Barney. We warmed to him straight away.
The whole process from enquiring to boarding was very professional as they found out everything they could about our dogs needs.
Barney settled well and enjoyed his stay.
I can highly recommend PetStay for anyone who wishes to go away feeling settled in the knowledge their pet will be well looked after.
We booked again on our return for September.

Claire – July 2017


Rufus & Millie

Rufus and Millie had a great time. They were obviously very well looked after. It was home from home for them. Rufus remembered where the treats were! We had no worries leaving them or when we were away. We will definitely be taking them there again for their holidays.

John – March 2017



Ruby is often anxious, but from the first visit, she quickly calmed in the company of Jane and her lovely two dogs, Muffin and Reggie. It is the first time when staying away from home that she has been calm enough to eat on the first day of her visit, testament to the love and care that she received during her stay which helped her to feel comfortable and secure. As an added and unexpected bonus, Jane even kept her well brushed and looking beautiful. There was no frantic ‘hello’ when I came to collect her, just a very happy wagging tail. I cannot praise Jane enough for the care with which she planned for Ruby’s first stay, and the efforts she make her stay a very happy one. I know that Ruby has never been happier away from home and of course I can now have worry free arrangements for the future. Thank you Jane, Muffin and Reggie!

Katrina – September 2016


Rufus & Millie

“We left Rufus and Millie for the first time. Diane and her daughter were fantastic right from the start. They treated our dogs like their own and they settled in immediately. They obviously love dogs as much as we do. They took lots of photos to show us when we picked the dogs up. We would recommend them highly and we will definitely be booking again. Thank you very much.”

John – July 2016



We used Pet Stay for the first time last week and left our precious Jack Russell “Patch” in the very capable hands of Jane. We felt totally at ease and knew straight away that Patch would be well looked after and treated the same as at home. Jane was very friendly and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend Pet Stay and also Jane for the Wakefield area.

Louise – June 2016



Jake had a lovely time staying with Pauline while we were away. She took the time to find out about his routine and made him feel very welcome and at home. It was good to know he was with someone who was taking such good care of him and I would recommend her excellent service as it’s clear she loves dogs.

Judith – May 2016


Gemma & Daisy

This was first time we have used home boarding service. The arrangements from PetStay were efficient and smooth. We were introduced to Diane and her daughter (sorry forgot your name), they were fantastic, you immediately know they are dog lovers. They made Gemma and Daisy feel at home with loads of fuss and loves. Plenty of toys for them to play with. I was kept well informed throughout our holiday how they were. Will be using Diane and daughter again

Neil – May 2016



This is the first time we have used PetStay. We got to meet the carers in their own home first which was great.
We don’t often leave our dog and we were a bit nervous about how he would be. Jeremy and Lauren from PetStay in Ossett were wonderful with him and he was very well looked after. He was allowed to stick to his normal routine and he was treated like one of the family.
I have recommended PetStay to all our friends and we will use them again without hesitation.

Gary – December 2015



We felt reassured leaving our dog after an initial meeting with his carers before we committed. They left us feeling confident he would be looked after well, which he was. In fact, we’ve never seen him so exhausted when we returned to pick him up so we know he had a great time. We’d never use a kennels and happily pay more for a dog lover to look after our dog, though it is only marginally more and worth every penny!

Liz – December 2015

Charlie & Cooper

Charlie & Cooper

We are Charlie and Cooper and our mummy and daddy are Gail and Craig. They recently went on holiday and were determined not to put us into kennels. After some research they found Tracy Linfoot at PetStay. Tracy put them in touch with Fiona P who lives locally and we all went to visit her at her house to see if we would all get on. Turns out that Fiona P (who is now known as auntie fifi by all of us) knows how to look after and entertain us on a daily basis with trips out every day which included, the sculpture park, the woods, the fields and nice long walks.
One of us is partially blind and auntie fifi took extra special care and even moved her furniture to make things easier.
We were treated like members of her family and shown nothing but love, care and attention. We can’t wait to go back.
Thank you auntie fifi.

Craig – November 2015



My dog Molly was very happy with Diane and family. This was the first time I had used Petstay and I was impressed with the level of care she received. She came home with more toys than she went with!

– September 2015

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Well pleased with our dog carer. Poppy was well cared for and would highly recommend She has slipped straight back into our normal routine. Having a look at owners home and checking safety before your pet stays totally puts your mind at rest. Our carer even text us while on holiday. Brilliant.

Dawn & Poppy



I have used Petstay many times over the past few years and have found the company and the carers dedicated to the customer -and pet-. My elderly dog has just stayed with Caroline in Ossett and she has been well cared for and they are a lovely family. It’s a great help now that there are more carers in my area. Will definitely use Caroline again.

Liz – May 2015

June 2016

PetStay – Wakefield & Castleford will be attending this year’s Horbury Show on Sunday 26th June. Why not come and visit our stand and have a chat with us, whether you are interested in becoming one of our customers or a carer we will have lots of information for you.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dog sitting services in the Stockport areaContact Details

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

Mobile: 07963 732653


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Privacy and Cookies


At PetStay, we take your privacy seriously and this privacy statement explains what personal data or information we collect from you and from people who visit our website and how we use it.


Who are we?

PetStay Wakefield & Castleford office address is 21 Moorfield Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 4EE.    For the purposes of data protection PetStay is a data controller (ZA218744).


What personal date or information do we collect?

The personal information we collect may include your name, address, email address, IP address and information regarding what pages you access on this website and when.


How do we collect data or information from you?

We collect data or information about you when you use our website, or when you make an enquiry about home dog boarding, enquire about a job opportunity, or if you have registered to be sent an email news update.


How is your information used?

We collect your personal data or information to operate our business effectively and provide you with the best home boarding services that PetStay can offer.


We may use your information:


  • To answer enquiries that you make prior to boarding a dog with one of our carers
  • To keep you informed about our services if you have opted-in to receive these communications.
  • To process a job application
  • To maintain security of our office and IT infrastructure


We believe that all these purposes are justified on the basis of our legitimate interests in running and promoting the business, our contractual requirements to deliver the agreed dog boarding services to you, and our legal obligations, both as a business and responsible employer.  If you would like to know more, please read below:


  • Customers / Prospective Customers
  • Pet Carers
  • Job Applicants
  • Suppliers







Type of Data Held Length of Time Held How Data Held
Customers / Prospective Customers ·         Name, address and contact information (telephone, mobile).

·         Email address

·         Holiday dates

·         Emergency contact details

·         Pets details (name, breed and age and vet details)

·         Demographic information such as postcode

·         Billing and payment information.


We will retain information about you for the duration of our relationship with you, then 3 years.


Prospective customer data is retained for no more than 3 years.


We will retain financial records for 6 years, following the end of the current financial year.


Data is stored in the PetStay Booking system which is hosted on secure servers in the EEA.



Payment details are stored in PayPal, that uses servers that are hosted outside of the EEA.  You can view their privacy policy here.

Pet Carer


·         Name, address and contact information (i.e. email, telephone, mobile).

·         Application form

·         References

·         Demographic information such as postcode

·         Home Dog Boarding Licence


We will retain information about you for the duration of our relationship with you, then 12-months.


Data is stored on secure EEA-based servers and stored in manual records in locked filing cabinets.


Job Applicants ·         Name and contact information

·         CV and application form.

·         Interview notes (for those short-listed)


We will retain information about you for the duration of the recruitment campaign, then one year. Data is stored on secure UK-based servers and stored in manual records in locked filing cabinets.


Suppliers ·         Contact details

·         Bank details

·         Tax details

We retain financial records for 6 years, following the end of the current financial year.


Data is stored on secure EEA-based servers.




Who has access to your information?

We do not sell or rent your personal data or information to any third party or share your information with third parties for their marketing purposes.


We will disclose your data or information if required by law, for example by a court order or for the prevention of fraud or other crime.


We may pass your information on to our third-party service providers, agents or subcontractors for the purposes of completing a task or providing services to you on our behalf (for example commercial accountants who manage our accounts).  However, we disclose only the personal information necessary to deliver that service and have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own marketing purposes.



Transfers outside of the European Economic Area

Personal information in the European Union is protected by data protection laws but other countries do not necessarily protect your personal information in the same way.  The European Economic Area (EEA) covers all countries in the EU plus, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland.  Some of the third-party providers we use to help us manage our business and services may involve data transferring to the United States or other countries outside of the EEA.



Your Choices and Rights

We understand that you trust us with your personal information and we are committed to ensuring you can manage the privacy and security of your personal information yourself.


With respect to the information relating to you that ends up in our possession, and recognising that it is your choice to provide us with your personally identifiable information, we commit to giving you the ability to do all of the following:

  • You can verify the details you have submitted to PetStay by contacting us by email cathy@petstay.net or by post at PetStay, 21 Moorfield Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 4EE. Alternatively, you can telephone us on 07776 212772.


  • You can also contact us by the same method to change, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by PetStay at any time.


  • You can always feel free to update us on your details at any point by sending an email to cathy@petstay.net.


  • You can unsubscribe from receiving marketing emails from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email. Once you do this, you will no longer receive any direct marketing emails from us.


  • You can request a readable copy of the personal data we hold on you at any time. To do this, please contact us via email cathy@petstay.net.


You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing with the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (hyperlink https://ico.org.uk/).



Keeping your data secure

When you give us personal information we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely and strive to protect it on our internal systems.  We ensure that:


  • Up to date antivirus and antimalware is installed on all endpoints across the PetStay franchise and franchisee network.
  • Security updates and patches are regularly applied to all components of the PetStay system.
  • Access to physical and digital systems within PetStay are restricted to only personal who explicitly need these rights to do their job.



Emailing us

We use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt and protect email traffic in line with government standards. If your email service does not support TLS, you should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit.


We will also monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law.






Visitors to our Website

When you visit our website we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.  We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to various parts of the website.  The information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.


To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.



Use of Cookies by this website

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Google Analytics gathers information allowing us to understand interactions with our websites and ultimately refine that experience to better serve you.


Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.  To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.


Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for our website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.


Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.


To opt-out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout


Changes to this privacy notice: We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 22/05/2018.