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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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06 March 2015

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Osca stayed with Wendy near Camberley and he had a lovely time - we will not hesitate to use you and her again.

I offered her a bit of extra money as we were a few hours late collecting him and she absolutely wouldn't accept it. Fantastic dog loving people.

Thanks all round.

Mrs T, Hampshire - September 2014


I just wanted to let you know how incredible Catherine was the last week - going way beyond what could be expected of a dog carer,

Catherine is an absolute gem and a real credit to Home From Home.

Thank you.

Mr P, London SE15 - August 2014

Lindsey looked after our two girls Livvy and Grace while we went away for over 3 weeks.

This was the first time we had used your company and your carer. We needn't have worried, the girls were extremely well looked after. I telephoned Lindsey once a week from Florida and she kept me informed. On one occasion I couldn't get hold of her so I left a message and she phoned me back, which was great. We had a lovely relaxing holiday and so did our girls.

Thank you for recommending her, she was the right choice for us and our girls.

Mrs M, Buckinghamshire - October 2014

I have been meaning to write to let you know how well Bella was looked after while we were away in November. Bella, our Cocker Spaniel, spent 3 weeks with Clare and although she was glad to see us she was very comfortable with Clare! Bella has obviously been well cared for and loved, she came home and settled as if she had never been away. Thank you Clare and Home from Home.

Mrs T, London N6 - January 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.