Blackburn Council and Hyndburn Council have granted five-star awards to home dog boarding service PetStay.

The East Lancashire branch of the national dog boarding company, PetStay, has just been awarded the top rating by local authorities after strict new regulations were introduced last year.PetStay - East Lancs & Bury - Linda

Since launching in 2005, PetStay has arranged dog boarding with local carers, offering an alternative to kennels and multi-dog pet sitters across the country. The East Lancashire and Bury branch has been offering home dog boarding in the area since 2014.

Linda Healey, who owns PetStay East Lancs & Bury said: “We’re already rated as a five-star service by the owners of the dogs which stay with us, due to the exceptional care PetStay hosts take of their doggy guests.   The 5-star rating from the council confirms the excellence service PetStay provides and I’m delighted that the council has recognised this.”

New laws, which came into force in October 2018, amended previously outdated regulations regarding animal welfare and now mean that businesses involved in animal activities must be licensed by the local Council.

Carole Davy, managing director of PetStay said: “This is a fantastic result for Linda and a testament to the care and attention each individual guest dog receives by her PetStay branch.

“It has always been important to us that PetStay be licensed and insured to care for pets, and these new licensing laws and regulations are an excellent step to reassure our customers that their pet’s welfare is our top priority.”

For more information about home boarding for dogs or to join her team of home boarding dog carers, contact Linda at PetStay East Lancs & Bury on 01706 538038 or email her at


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