I started offering small animal boarding around 5 years ago for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters etc and also home visits for animals that prefer to stay in their own home such as cats, hens etc. I then started to offer a service for dog boarding in our own home where dogs can come and stay with us as part of our family. We own 2 chocolate Labradors ourselves and all we ask is that your dog is friendly with other dogs, fully vaccinated and housetrained. I have a qualification in Dog Psychology and also Dog Behaviour.
We live in a Victorian house with large gardens and attached woodland with secure boundaries all around which is great for all dogs to run around (or potter depending on age) in and explore.
Dogs are exercised twice daily either on local walks or with owner's permission we take them to woodland, moorland and a nature reserve just 5 minutes drive away. We tailor your dogs walk to suit their fitness/age etc. We will only let your dogs off their lead if you have signed a disclaimer to allow us to do this.
Health & Hygiene:
All dogs are fed separately and if staying overnight with us sleep in separate rooms. We can crate your dog at night if this is what they are used to at home. We ask owners to bring their own food (to avoid upset tummies) and their own bedding so that they have something familiar with them. We do ask to see written proof of up to date vaccinations. We are happy to administer oral medication when necessary.
Home Boarding Prices
Our charges are £20.00 per day (or part thereof) for day/overnight stays. For small animal boarding the charges are £6.00 per hutch per day for either guinea pigs or rabbits. Our cancellation policy is as follows: 50% payment due for cancellations up to 60 days prior to booking. 100% payment due for cancellations up to 30 days prior to booking.
We offer Holiday Home Boarding and Dog Daycare (subject to availability) in the comfort of our own home. Home visits available for cats, hens etc. Holiday cover for rabbits, guinea pigs etc.
We are located 2 miles from the centre of Halifax, I am happy to cover most areas for home visits in and around Halifax within a radius of around 5 miles, please contact me if you don't quite fit in with this area though as I am happy to do home visits also for cats, hens etc. We can arrange for dogs to be collected/dropped off within 5 miles of HX3 9LH at a cost of £10 per trip.
We are open to visitors as follows: Monday to Friday - 8.00 am - 6.00 pm Saturday & Sunday - 9.00 am - 3.00 pm I can be contacted on my mobile number at any time.
Comments from Our Guests
"We knew our Golden Retriever Bella would never cope in standard Kennels so send her to Bush Boarding. She loves it and is literally a home away from home for her. Mandy takes great care of her as if she was her own dog. She also knows that Bella has bad hips so will only give her steady walks and adapts to the needs of your dog.
We wouldn't send Bella anywhere else and have used many times the past 12 months.
You want to have peace of mind that your dog is going to be looked after and with Mandy you get that."
From Liam Calland on
"Our young dog clearly had a good time and she loved Mandy! The house is relaxed and a perfect home-from-home. "
From Heather on
"Annie has become a regular boarder with Mandy at Bush Boarding. Annie is always eager to get out of the car and into the house and go exploring.
I can leave her in the confidence that she will be well looked after, have a great time on walks and not miss me at all."
From Janet on
"Our experience of Home boarding our dogs at Bush Boarding has been excellent. Mandy Bush has an inherent natural talent on how to care for and communicate with dogs.She has a very significant wide knowledge and understanding of all types of dogs.
We highly recommend Bush Boarding."
From Paul & Brenda Monkman on
"Our lively golden retriever has stayed with Mandy on two occasions and is booked in next month for a week. The second time she stayed with Mandy she ran into the house, tail wagging and very excited to be back. She obviously felt very comfortable there and it was very reassuring to know our cherished pet was going to be happy on her holiday too. We feel very lucky to have found Mandy and her family to look after our pet for us."
From Janet keighley on
"Olive had a great time last week on her first holiday at Bush Boarding. Mandy sent us a photo of Olive whilst we were away. We have already booked her in for another holiday. "
From Alan & Jean on
"After days of internet exploring and viewing other home kennel/boarding, I came across Mandy and Simon (my saviours). Went to visit and knew immediately this was my little puppies temporary home whilst we went away for a week. Mickey had a ball, doggie holiday with knew fiends, lots of walks and even sleeps on the Sofa. Before leaving booked him in for next holiday. They are fab, so friendly and knowledge. "
From Sam Owens on
"Our Cocker Spaniel Flossie stayed With Mandy for the first time in June.We felt much happier going away knowing she would be staying in a homely environment. We would definitely use Bush Boarding again."
From Sandra Jeffs on
"Very anxious first time leaving our little puppy Teddy with Mandy. But there was no need for worry, Mandy is lovely and looked after Ted like he was her own, kept us updated (which put me at ease) and Ted loved it, making new furry friends. He knows where he is going now as we approach the house, gets all excited. Can't ask for more really. Highly recommend and we won't board him anywhere else now."
From Caroline on
"Ella our Labrador has stopped with Mandy and Simon 4 times now and would probably like to go more often !
Our holidays are now worry-free knowing Ella is in having a great time with the best possible care.
I would totally recommend this home from home to all dog lovers. "
From Vickie Gill on
"Its a year since Holly first stayed with Mandy and Simon,since then she has stayed another 4 times.I can leave her with total confidence knowing she is very well cared for,this is confirmed by Holly as she jumps out of the car and rushes up to the door,she cant wait to see her old friends and meet some new ones !"
From elaine scott on
"I left my 10 month old pug puppy Archie with Mandy while we went to Mexico for 2 weeks. I was nervous leaving him for the first time, but I shouldn't of worried. Mandy was great! She kept me updated with texts and photos as requested and he was well cared for while we were away. I would highly recommend Bush Boarding. I immediately booked Archie in again for our holidays next year as I know he will be in good hands!"
From Joanne on
"From the moment we met Mandy we knew it was the right environment for our puppy. We just got back off a 10 day holiday and our Pappi (his name, mot a typo!) a 10 month blond labrador has had an equally wonderful holiday. His boundless energy was no match for Mandy and her brood...the moment we saw him on pick up we knew he had had an awesome time. He looked miffed at having to leave!! 100% recommend Bush Boarding...excellent service and uber friendly. Definitely a 2nd home. Jennie"
From Jennie on
"Domino our Dally has stayed with Mandy three times now. He is extremely well looked after and enjoys all his walks whilst there. Mandy and her husband are lovely people obviously real animal lovers. I would thoroughly recommend them."
From Sue Bowe on
"Our 9 month old Holly (cockapoo) had never been away from home before so we were rather anxious at leaving her for the weekend ! We had no need to worry ,she had a brilliant time and came back healthy and happy and very tired after all the long walks .She had obviously been loved and treated as one of the family , already booked in for her next visit . thankyou !"
From elaine scott on
"6 month old Harley stayed with Mandy and her family for a week from the 1st July 2014. We were slightly apprehensive leaving Harley with someone whilst we went on holiday but Harley loved it, he had plenty of long dog walks with his new friends, and he looked very sad when it was time to go home. Even managed to get Harley to sleep in past 5.30 in the morning and he was actually quite well behaved when he got home. Would definitely recommend and I will be getting Harley booked in for his next holiday xx"
From Kirsty on
"Archie stayed with Mandy in April. We had a pre-stay visit and Mandy was great with him which meant we were really happy to leave him. Mandy sent us a picture whilst we were away of Archie enjoying a walk in the woods which was great and very thoughtful. Will definitely be giving Archie another holiday there!"
From Michala on
"Met Mandy today for a pre boarding visit with my three little cavs. Lovely location and a lovely lady. Obviously a great animal lover too. So pleased to have found her, and she's really local too. I can now go on holiday with the peace of mind that my boys will be properly looked after in a family environment :)"