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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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02 August 2014

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We left our dog Gracie with Lorraine and Gary in June. They were amazing; she was so well looked after like she was their own. I felt really confident that she would be fine while we were away and that made our trip so much better. If you are like me, your dog is like one of your children and it felt like we were leaving her with family.

Thank you!

Ms M, Hertfordshire - August 2013

Melanie was great. Max loved staying with the family so much, that he was a bit upset to come back home. I think that sums up the lovely time he had there. Melanie also kept me updated about Max's progress throughout my holiday with emails and photos which was more than I expected. Can't thank her enough.

Dr P, Middlesex - March 2014

Thank you so much for finding Rowena and organising this at such short notice. My partner, Orla and I are incredibly grateful. I will of course pass on your details to our doggie friends and family, and leave feedback for Rowena - she sounds lovely.

Mrs C, London SW14 - June 2014

I am delighted to write and say what an outstanding service you provide. David and Tara were the perfect couple to look after our two beagles. They were kind and responsible and I did not have a second's doubt that our hounds would be well cared for. David and Tara fully understood how we might feel and kept us updated with photos of happy beagles and even offer facetime with the dogs. The dogs came back in great shape properly exercised and fed and they did not pull the wool over David's eyes about how much food they wanted. I cannot recumbent David and Tara specifically, or Home from Home generally enough. A huge thank you.

Mr S, Buckinghamshire - June 2014