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Apply to Become a Dog Carer

Home from Home was established in 1996 and was the first home dog boarding agency in the UK. We are the largest agency in London and throughout Essex, Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

Clients who use Home from Home prefer not to put their dogs into traditional boarding kennels and are looking to board their dog in a safe, clean, caring family home. We pride ourselves on the service we offer and have an excellent reputation within the pet industry and veterinary surgeons.

Dogs that are placed by Home from Home are housetrained and non-aggressive. We only accept large dogs that have a calm, placid nature and are well behaved. We do not generally consider very young puppies, but you can state if you are happy to do so. You will be able to specify which breeds of dogs fit in with your lifestyle best.

We are very flexible and will be happy for you to take just an occasional dog or we can approach you with as many bookings as you wish. Carers do have regular dogs that they care for time and time again however, this is not regular work; some of our bookings are just for weekends and others can be for over a month at a time.

As a carer, you will be expected to feed, walk and care for the dogs as would their owners. The questionnaire the owner completes gives lots of information about their dog's temperament and habits. This information is passed onto you. You will get to meet the dog before the booking starts to ensure that you are happy. You have the option to reject the booking once you have met the dog if you feel uncomfortable.

We provide you with a full emergency back up service 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, so that should any problems occur you can contact us at any time.

If you think you would like to become a carer and join the Home from Home team, please complete the application form below. Once the agency has received your application, you will be contacted and interviewed at home. If successful, you will be placed on our register and we will contact you with bookings.

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‘Home from Home’ prefers to recruit carers who are flexible about the size and type of the dog which they are boarding. Could you fill in the following questions giving as much details as possible to help us ensure that we place the right dogs with the right carers.
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31 August 2015

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We have just picked Onyx up from Richard and Gill. We have been delighted with the love and care he received while he stayed in their home. We had regular updates which helped us relax on holiday and Onyx was obviously very taken with them both.

We will definitely be asking you to get in touch with them next time we go away. Thank you again.

Mrs K, Middlesex - January 2015

Just had to say a huge thank you to Uncle Dennis for looking after me so perfectly. I have been to stay a few times and so am familiar with the facilities and I know exactly how to get special cuddles from Aunty.

Home from Home is the only way to describe this service because I am always so happy for my owners to go away (I can't get out of the car quickly enough) and `cos I get to stay with another special Mum and Dad (literally). In fact I am still sulking because I miss Dennis`s special walkies and am sooo looking forward to going back to see him later in the year. I am so pleased my owners would NOT put me anywhere else - THANK YOU all so much.

Mrs C, Kent - May 2015

Just wanted to say a big thank you to yourselves for finding such lovely people to look after our two dogs Frank and Harvey. They both came back happy and tired.

Please pass on a big thank you to Liz and her husband for taking care of them so well.

Mrs O, Hampshire - May 2015

I would like to say a great big thank you once again for finding a lovely home for my Mavis, my very special Wirehaired Daschund. I know Mavis had such a wonderful time staying with Denise and her husband. Mavis does like to make the decisions sometimes, especially when it comes to her walks, so thank you Denise for all your patience and hard work. I know for sure that Mavis was very much at home with you. Mavis sends a big, big thank you.

Mrs M, London N20 - August 2015

Would you like to become a carer?

Become a carer

We are always looking for dog lovers to take care of our client's dogs is your home.

Just click here and complete the application form. We will be in touch as soon as we have received it.