Our Service – Home Boarding
My Best Friend provides safe, secure and fun home boarding through a network of carefully selected carers and franchisees.
As an alternative to dog boarding kennels, your best friend really does become part of the family when in the care of My Best Friend.
When you want to take that well-deserved holiday, weekend away or just spend some dog-less time with family and friends, then My Best Friend will give your best friend a home-from-home experience.
Our home dog boarding service enables you to do whatever you want whenever you want to do it. We promise that your best friend will never be left in a kennel!
My Best Friend are very careful when it comes to choosing carers, they all undergo an indepth interview at their home to make sure they’re suitable.
Above all else our carers are certified dog lovers!
How it works
- Initial consultation for us to get to know you and your best friend.
- Find a perfect match for your best friend from our network of carers.
- Send you regular “pup” dates during your best friend’s stay.
Yes of course!. We strongly encourage a pre-board meeting at the Carers home prior to any home boarding stay and in fact this is a requirement if the carer has a resident dog. These can be arranged at a time convenient for you.
Yes, we can arrange transport for an extra charge. Please give us a call and we can give you a quote.
Before we confirm any booking we go through a very detailed face to face consultation to find out all about your best friend. This allows us to make sure that we find him the ideal Carer to ensure his home boarding experience is fun and stress free.
We follow your dogs’ routines as much as possible so if he has 3 hours of walks a day that’s what we try to do!
This is up to you but we will ask for your specific consent to walk your dog off the lead although this is certainly our preference. We believe that your dog will get far more out of a walk if he is able to run and play with the other dogs in the pack but regardless of consent we only let dogs off lead where we believe it is safe and sensible to do so.
Yes, we can administer medication but just ask for detailed instructions and an overview of his medical history. We are happy to discuss any requirements that your best friend may have and generally we can meet most requirements.
We are fully insured in case of anything happening to your dog due to our negligence and are licenced by the relevant local authority. For more information please read our terms and conditions of business.
We ask that you provide his bed and clean bedding, food and water bowls, lead and harness (if used) toys and his favourite treats and we provide the fuss and fun!
Yes we can but we do charge a little extra for dogs under 6 months old.
We send you regular “pup dates” throughout his stay so you can see that he’s having a better time than you!
Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information.
Braith had an awesome weekend with Jo as she is now snoring in her bed, thank you and will be back and would defiantly recommend. – Alex Ferguson
We were really pleased with the Home Boarding service as they looked after him while we were at the Fairford Air Tattoo as we were camping & could not leave him in the van. Would definitely recommend & will use again if we need to next year. Just wish we they were closer to Cornwall!! – Angie Layzell
Highly recommend , Jon has found some brilliant carers to have our dogs when we are away , they have always been well looked after and have had a great time , Put your trust in Jon if you are looking for dog boarding when you are away , he will match you and your dogs to the right people. Always professional with booking the dogs in to meeting the carers and sending out invoices. We have used “My best friend dog care” 3 times now and will continue to do so as we are very happy with the service provided. – Martin
Poppy adores Jon and Clara and loves being picked up by them in her special taxi.
At just over a year old she loves to play and always comes home having had a wonderful time. She’s a regular now with day care and has spent some nights there too. We have every faith in Jon and Clara as she is looked after so well, as if she were their own dog.
Today she had her first groom with Clara and has come home looking beautiful and clean, which is remarkable with the lifestyle she has of getting as wet and dirty as she possibly can.
I cannot rate them highly enough. They are like Poppy’s Super Nannies.
We would have no worries leaving Poppy with them if we went away on holiday and we are so happy that we’ve found them. Thank you. And high five from Poppy. – Pippa Shay
We were assured Molly, our black Labrador, would be well cared for when home boarding and this certainly was the case – thank you! Would have no hesitation of booking her again with My Best Friend – Sarah
Brilliant very caring proprietors . We are so glad they have this nearby as we can leave our naughty Labrador in safe hands when we are away.
When we come home our lab is groomed and happy and so are we!
No more worrying how she is and we can enjoy our holidays.
Very professional service.
And highly recommend.
– Mark Taylor
Cooper just home and asleep from a few days at magnolia cottage. Thanks for taking good care of him. – Arlene Margaret