Melissa Powell Dog Boarding In My Home

Licensed by Wiltshire Council


Tel: 07546 665550

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About our Home Boarding

I have been boarding dogs in my home since 2006.

My own dogs are Molly a petite collie cross rescued from euthanasia in an Irish dog pound. We think she was born in June 2015 and as she is young and lively loves having friends to play with. Simba is a young at heart 14 year old lab originally a guest who we adopted recently when his owner relocated abroad.

I have been awarded the highest rating of 5 stars by Wiltshire Council, am trained in Canine First Aid, have specialist pet minding insurance and am currently studying for a diploma in Dog Behaviour. Certificates are displayed in the kitchen. Licence No: 000015232


We live in an old Cotswold stone house with a light, airy kitchen. The underfloor heating and Aga means it is always warm on even the coldest nights.

There is a 1 1/2 acre garden and orchard for romping around. It provides ideal exercise for the elderly and injured who cannot manage a full walk.


Our morning walks are at least an hour and we have a huge variety on footpaths, through open fields, along brooks and in woods. Westonbirt Arboretum is 10 minutes away and occasionally we go further afield to the beach at Breen.

Throughout the day the dogs have supervised access to the garden and love nothing more than helping maintain it!

Health & Hygiene:

Vaccinations including kennel cough, worming, flea and tick treatments need to be up to date. Recent legislation means that Titre tests covering the period of stay are also acceptable.

I am registered with The George Veterinary Group in Malmesbury who will be used in an emergency.

Pets on medication are welcome.

Dry food is kept in clean vermin proof containers in my utility room. Wet and raw food is kept in the fridge or freezer.

Your dog will wear a tag with my address and telephone numbers for added security.

I am trained in canine first aid and have first aid and grooming kits.

Home Boarding Prices

From £35 per night.

£100 deposit to confirm booking will be deducted from final bill. Should you need to cancel your booking and the space can be filled then I will return your deposit.

Payment can be by BACS, cheque or cash upon receipt of invoice.

Other Services

All dogs visit before confirming their booking to ensure they and their owners are happy with my set up.

Dogs bring their own food but I supply daily treats of Dentasticks and Fish4Dogs twists. Carrots are supplied for dogs who cannot tolerate these treats.

I do not walk non-resident dogs or do pet visits so your dog and their companions are my priority.

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Absolutely brilliant service. Our Spaniel although 11, had never been away from home for any length of time. Melissa certainly went the distance to ensure our dog was not only welcomed but enjoyed her 3 days stay. In a rural environment our dog enjoyed long walks around the Westonbirt area. We will definitely use the services of Melissa again.

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Note: Map only shows approximate location.


We are 15 minutes from M4 Junctions 17 & 18.
20 minutes from Chippenham and 15 minutes from Tetbury and Malmesbury.

Open Hours

Dogs may be dropped off and collected Monday to Saturday between 8am and 7pm by arrangement.

Sunday is a quiet day with no drop offs or collections.

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