Collar N Bone

Licensed by Derby City Council 2018

33 Matthew Street
DE24 0ES

Tel: 07981 201625
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About our Home Boarding

My name is Christine Rivers and I have had dogs for over 36 years. Since retiring from nursing and with the recent loss of our last dog I found I had a big hole to fill. The only problem I ever had with my dogs was worrying about them when I had to leave them for work, holiday or for that unexpected emergency. What I could have done with is someone like me to look after a dog whether it’s just for a few hours to a few weeks.

That’s when I had the idea for Collar N Bone, a personal dog care service where I would have been happy to leave my own dogs. Just know that with us your dog will be well cared for and have a holiday of its own.
Dogs like to be with people and that’s the service I provide at Collar and Bone. As we do not have kennels your dog will feel like it’s never left home.

To maintain professional standards and give some reassurance to dog lovers I have formed a Registered limited company with full pet insurance cover and have had a recent CRB check.

We are also fully licensed by Derby City Council.
Licence number 077505.


We treat all dogs like members of the family. Whilst we respect all owners instructions on their dogs sleeping arrangements, if you are happy for your dogs to sleep upstairs or on the bed then just let us know.


We have easy access to a local park but most of our longer walks are along the old Alvaston Canal path (Section 66). We walk the dogs in our care at least twice a day and on average about 4 times. There are no extra charges for these walks.

Health & Hygiene:

Before Collar and Bone can accept any dogs, we arrange to have a ‘Meet & Greet’. As part of our dog sitting service we like to check that we can provide the care your dog will need. There will be a questionnaire to be completed that covers your dog’s needs and habits and your contact details.

You will drop off and collect your dog from Collar N Bone at the times arranged at the initial booking.

You will need to inform me of any changes in your dog's health and behaviour since the initial questionnaire was completed or since your last stay with us.

To make your dog’s stay with us as stress free as possible we recommend you bring along the following:

All bedding, blankets, grooming brushes etc
Favourite toys
Feeding bowls and food and treats for the duration of their stay
Any daily additives and medicine
Leads and harness you normally use
Crates (If you use one)
Vaccination records (Must be up to date)
What Flea and worming treatment you have used (Must be done prior to your dog’s stay with us)

Home Boarding Prices

Full Time Dog Boarding - £20 a day.

If you have more than one dog then we do offer a discount for a second dog. Note that all dogs must be from the same home
Offers: Stays of over 7 days we offer a 10% discount
Stays of over 14 days we offer a 20% discount
Discounts for longer stays can be discussed.

Day Care Boarding - From £15 a day.

If less than a full day price can be discussed.
Dog day care is only available when we have no full time boarders.

Meet & Greet: At my home – No charge
Meet & Greet: At your home – £10 + 40p a mile both ways

Long Term 7 or more days.
25% of the full cost upon booking. This is non-refundable.
50% payable 2 weeks before the day I receive your dog.
On collection of your dog, the remaining balance of 25%, including any additional costs that have arisen E.g. vets bills incurred during the stay

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Reviews from Our Guests

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Thank you for looking after our dogs. I felt very happy leaving my dogs at your home. I had regular updates to keep my mind at ease. My dogs came home exhausted from their weekend away. We will be defiantly using again. Thanks again Beth

5 From Beth Goulding on

Collar n bone looked after my 2 Yorkshire terrier after having to find an emergency cover following being let down last minute by another boarder. Collar n bone stepped in to help and I have nothing but praise for the wonderful care they gave. If your dog is a pampered as my 2 are, they will love this home from home boarding. I went away feeling relaxed that my 2 Yorkies were well cared for in fact I don't think the pair of them wanted to leave to come home. Chris and ken keep you up to date with your pooches via text and photos of the dogs. Will be using collar and bone again in future. Thank you so much x

5 From Vanessa on

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Alvaston, Derby.
You drop your dog of to me.

Open Hours

Text me at anytime. Phone 8am to 8pm
If main number is engaged please try 01332 735837 or 07981 201626

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