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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‘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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25 November 2014

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

We ask that you have no pets of your own, a secure garden, no pre-school children and have a lifestyle that means dogs will not be left for more than 4 hours at any one time.

It is a great chance to meet some lovely people, fabulous dogs, have full support from the longest established agency in the country and be paid! We offer a one to one service and you will always meet the dog prior to the booking starting to make sure you are happy.

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


Just to say thanks for arranging Peaches' stay with Valerie and her husband. They are both very nice and Peaches came home happy and well groomed. I really hope Valerie is available next time I go on holiday.
Thanks again.

Mrs F, London SE13 - March 2014

Great service. Always very happy to know that my dog gets the best care.

Mrs T, London SE14 - April 2014

I would like to thank you for your excellent service, also I was extremely happy about Russell being with Rosalyn and her daughter. Not only were then very understanding of my personal situation, but mainly they cared for my darling dog with love. Their home was truly Russell's home for 2 weeks of his stay. I will be more than happy to recommend your services and great carer Rosalyn.

Ms T, London SE14 - May 2014

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