The leading dog boarding agency covering London and the Home Counties
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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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The Dogs
‘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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19 September 2014

Has your pet got the X Factor?

Make your Dog a Star!

Would you like to see your beloved dog’s picture in print? Of course you would, and we can make it happen!

We are in the process of organising our 2015 Calendar, and we thought it would be nice if we gave our clients' pets the chance to feature for a month.

To enter your pet, simply submit their picture to us at info@homefromhomedog

Any proceeds from the calendar will be donated to Battersea Dogs Home.

Deadline for entries is 31st October 2014.


We collected Scruffy yesterday from Chris and it was a complete success. I felt that Scruffy was extremely well looked after and would absolutely recommend Chris for future bookings.

Thanks again!

Ms H, Berkshire - August 2013

I used the Home From Home services once as a matter of urgency and was very pleased with their prompt reaction. Georgina the dog carer, was very helpful in meeting and welcoming Gadget on such short notice. Communication was excellent, thus reassuring me about Gadget's well being and he seemed very happy with his Home From Home holiday. I will certainly use this service again, should it be needed!

Miss C, London SW8 - May 2014

I would like to say a big thank you to you all, and especially Carole, who looked after Ruby while we were away. Thanks for the great service.

Mrs H, Surrey - June 2014

I just wanted to say how very pleased we were with the care and attention that Cody received from Laura and her family. They truly went far beyond the extra mile to ensure that Cody was happy and cared for. It was great to get updates from Laura regarding Cody, which gave us peace of mind to enjoy our trip. We will definitely want to leave Cody with Laura and her family when we need to in future. Thank you for offering us such a great service!

Ms C, Middlesex - July 2014