Combine your love of dogs with a fulfilling part-time job at your own home.
Have a sociable dog that enjoys doggy companions?
Like to earn money for doing something you love?
Get in touch today!
We’re looking for people across our network to host dogs in their own home while their owners can’t. It might be for a day, a couple of nights or even a fortnight. If you love dogs and you’re at home for most of the day you could be just the person we’re looking for.
How it works
This really depends on the council but generally yes. We arrange all of this for you and just ask that you cover 50% of the costs which will usually be between £40 and £75.
Yes you do but again don’t worry, we provide this for you.
If you have a resident dog or other domestic animal then yes as generally a condition of the Home Boarding Licence is that any dog coming to stay must complete a pre stay Familiarisation visit. Regardless of that My Best Friend give all their customers the opportunity to meet with the Carers before the stay. In the event that a meeting is required we will provide you with the contact details and ask that you call them to arrange the visit at a mutually convenient time.
Yes. Dogs will come with their food along with food and water bowls, their leads and harness if used, their favourite toy and treats, and of course their bedding.
In some instances a dog will be on daily medication and Carers will need to ensure this is administered, any medication requirements will be clearly document.
For non-emergencies please contact My Best Friend for advice. If you cannot get hold of My Best Friend then contact the dog’s usual vet. For Emergencies contact your nearest vet, details of which can be found in the Carer Pack. Please record any illness or accidents on the Illness and Accident Form.
Yes but they must be restrained either in the boot with a dog guard or cage or alternatively on the back seat using a seat belt harness.
Yes, the dog must wear a collar at all times during their stay with a My Best Friend tag attached.
Only where the dog’s owner has given consent. Even with consent we do not advise walking off lead for the first 1 or 2 walks.
We use a piece of Software called Pet Sitter Plus (PSP) to which you have access and this is where all of the information about the dog can be found. We ask that you read this and make sure you are familiar before the start of any stay.
Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information.
What our carers say
Being a dog carer for My Best Friend is like being part of an extended dog family. They make sure that the dogs we board fit in with our lifestyle, our home and our own pooch, which means that all of our boarders can be part of our family from the moment they arrive. We get fantastic support if we have a problem (which is rare) and nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend being a Carer My Best Friend to anyone as the welfare and happiness of the dogs is the most important part of what they do.
– Lance and Leanne Miller
We both grew up with dogs and have always enjoyed their company. We are not able to commit on a full-time basis to a dog, so this is the very next best thing, looking after someone else’s pet on a flexible basis. It’s great having the patter of paws around the house again and of course the tummy rubs and welly walks that all dogs just love!
– Heather and Simon Hawkins
We registered with My Best Friend in the summer of 2016 and gradually, have cared for more & more dogs, for either long or short stays. We really enjoy having the dogs as it gets us out walking where we meet other people with their dogs. It is a great way to be involved with dogs, especially, if one is unable to own one, oneself.
– Sue and Guy Mainard