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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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‘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 December 2014

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We would like to say a big thank you for finding Pat to look after Freddy our Toy Poodle while we went on our holiday.

Freddy is 11 months old and this was the first time we have ever left him with anyone so we were a bit apprehensive about leaving him. However, we need not have worried as Pat looked after him very well.

Freddy had a great time!

Mr W, Essex - 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

This is the first time we have used Home from Home and we are really pleased with the service.

Registration was easy and our carers Rosalyn and Jenny were fantastic! They looked after our lovely old greyhound as if he were theirs and he came home relaxed and calm, having had their undivided attention for four days!

It made our holiday more enjoyable knowing he was being well looked after and Rosalyn's regular updates and photos were eagerly awaited by the whole family. We will definitely use again. Thank you.

Mrs T, London E14 - October 2014

Many thanks to Clive and Jim for looking after Snoopy so well.

He came home in very good shape and seemed extremely happy. Goodness knows what was wrong with him, but he is continuing to thrive. My husband and I very much appreciate them taking him on when he wasn’t very well. We were able to go away knowing he was in excellent hands which meant we could relax and enjoy our holiday.

He obviously had a fine old time and hasn’t had any more ‘funny turns’ - so fingers crossed!

Mrs P, London W8 - November 2014

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.