We are Allison and Jeff and have over 20 years experience of caring for dogs. We started our dog care business is 2015 and it has gone from strength to strength since then. We have 2 of our own dogs, Olly and Mac ( a Springer spaniel and a Cocker spaniel) and 2 boys ages 15 and 12
We will look after your dog as if it's our own and they will enjoy a holiday with our family, and live with us in our home. We deal with multiple dogs on a daily basis and are confident in doing this, however we happily walk them on a 121 basis should you prefer.
We do ask you to visit with your dog for a meet and greet if we haven't met you and your dog before so that we can assess them for suitability for homeboarding and allow you to ask any questions you may have.
We will try and keep as close as possible to your dogs usual routine so as not to add any stress to them being away from you.
We are both Canine First Aid Trained. Jeff holds a certificate in Basic Canine Behaviour and Allison holds a level 4 diploma in Advanced Canine Behaviour.
Allison is currently studying for a Diploma in Canine Health, Nutrition and Holistic Health
We have been awarded 5/5 stars for meeting the new animal welfare conditions on our license at our 2019 inspection. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We live on an estate and have 2 enclosed gardens and have walks from the door through fields and countryside. Also access to beach within 10 min drive
Depending on what your dog is used to i can walk them as much or as little as you want. I have 2 spaniels who get 2 hours off lead walking each day so if they can keep up they are welcome to join in the fun or i can walk separately if you prefer
Health & Hygiene:
We ask that all dogs are neutered/spayed if they are over 1 year of age and fully vaccinated including kennel cough. Vaccinations need to be completed at least 4 weeks prior to boarding. We also can accept a valid titre test, however Lepto vaccine is still required as this is not covered by titre.
Kennel Cough Vaccine is recommended however it is not compulsory as kennel cough can be picked up anywhere as it is an airborne virus. If you do choose to give the vaccine please ensure it is done at least 2 weeks prior to boarding as it is a live vaccine and can spread the virus.
We do not accept any females in season.
All boarding dogs must be up to date with worming and flea treatments.
Home Boarding Prices
Walking... £8 for 30 minutes, £11 for one hour. (picked up and dropped off from owners home within 5 miles of NE32.. Additional miles are charged at 50p per mile.
Homeboarding... £30 per 24 hour period (1 dog). £45 For 2 dogs from same household.
Cat Visits.. within a 3 mile radius if NE32 4 is £8 for up to 30 minutes. Anything over 3 miles is an additional 50p per mile.
To secure dates a non returnable 40% deposit is required.
I can collect and return your dog from your home if you wish. This service is included in the boarding costs within a 5 mile radius from NE32. It is 50p per mile outside of that.
I can also visit puppies in your home while you're at work to let them have a toilet break and some company/playtime if they are too small to go for a walk until fully vaccinated. I
## New for 2018 ## We now offer a wedding package where we can collect your dog on the morning of your wedding, take to a groomer of your choice if required, bring them to ceremony or for photos afterwards, return them to a friend or relative or we can look after them for you in our own home overnight. This service is tailored to individual requirements so please contact us for a personalised quote or to discuss further.
## Cat Pop ins ## We offer a pop in service for cats while you're away. We will feed, change litter trays and ensure your cat is happy.
#Walking# We offer a walking service where your dog will be collected from your home, driven to a walk where it safe for fun and offlead exercise (with your permission), walked for 60 minutes and then returned home and happy and content. We will walk up to 6 dogs at one time if there are 2 handlers or 4 if there is just one. We do assess the dogs and match them as best as possible to a group suitable for their needs. We cover Jarrow, Hebburn and Bill Quay for walking.
I have recently left my 12-year-old Yorkie with Allison and her family for 3 weeks and could not be happier with his care. We got regular updates and pictures and came home to a very happy boy. He has loved playing with the other dogs and being made a fuss of by new people. I would certainly recommend AJ Dog Care and will certainly be using them again in the future - 5* service - thank you so much x
P.S. the photo is of Gyp making himself at home on Allison's knee :)
From Tracy Burgess on
Allison and Jeff were chosen by us after reading great reviews. After meeting them and introducing Fergus (our Scottish Terrier pup of 18 weeks) we felt 100% happy to go on holiday without any worries. Fergus had a great time and socialised with plenty of other dogs. Great daily walks and exercise, in all kinds of weather, also added to his holiday experience. We could see his daily antics via AJ Facebook page. Fergus was dropped off at our home with a goody bag. A big thanks to Allison and Jeff for looking after our dog so well. Will definitely be the first people to call if/when we have to go away. Very highly recommended.
From Gordon Allen on
I have just been away to Paris for 4 days and asked Alison if she could collect our two 9 month old cockapoos Jack and Annie from our home and walk them during the day whilst my other half was at work. They went out each day on a good walk with other dogs and then back to Alison's to run around in the garden. They had a great time playing with other dogs.
Alison let us know they were ok and updated us by posting pics of them on Instagram :)
Will definitely be using the service if I go away again and will be boarding over night when my partner and I go away together.
From Kate on
My cavapoo Harry stayed with Allison and Jeff for 1 night. He has never been left with anyone one before and I think I was more anxious than he was. I received a text from them saying he had settled well and that totally put my mind at ease. They cared for Harry like one of their own, took him to the Beach which he loves and brought him back, tail wagging. I can only presume he had a good time. I would have no problem leaving Harry again. Thank you Allison and Jeff.
From Debra on
Jesse is an older rescue dog who had been home for 9 months when I contacted Allison. He was unpredictable, especially around strangers, and I was worried about how he would take to an entire new family looking after him. I needn't have... allison and Jeff took the time to get to know Jesse first and week by week he grew to trust not only them, but as a result, just become generally more relaxed around other dogs and people. Jesse was treated like a king while we were on holiday and I was kept updated with daily photos by Allison. But aside from how well looked after he was while boarding, allison and her family have to take the credit for Jesse being a changed dog!! Jesse now sees his pals once a week and the biggest reflection of the quality of allisons service is how fast he bolts out the door to her car when she arrives!!! Couldn't recommend highly enough. Thanks so much Allison, Jeff and boys!!!
From Katherine on
Our Labrador Benji has spent 4 days with Allison and her family, she's been in touch via text to let us know how he is getting on daily. he's been well looked after and benefited from lots of exercises and attention.
From Maria and Ian on
Excellent reliable service.
Highly recommended as an alternative to a formal kennel environment.
Will use again.
From Alan Thomson on
We left our dog sully with Alison and Jeff and he's been so well looked after. He's come home with bright shining eyes and so calm, they are so professional and caring, without a doubt would leave him in their care again!
From Naomi campbell on
My Dog Milo stayed with Allison and Jeff and he absolutely loved it. They cared for Milo like one of their own, took him to the Beach and Walks. I would have no problem leaving Milo with AJ Dog Care again. Also Allison kept me informed how Milo was settling in, which took away any concerns I may have had. I would highly recommend this lovely Home Boarding facility.
From elaine blackburn on
My French Bulldog has just stayed the week with Allison whilst we were on holiday and we were very happy with the care he received. I would not hesitate to use AJ Dog Care again.
From Kelly Reay on
I had Alison and her family look after my 2 boys , and they were well looked after and got on very well with their 2 dogs as well. The boys were really spoilt and come back with little bags of goodies for Christmas . Would highly recommend them to anyone
From Karen and David on
Our border collie Toby stayed with Alison and her family and he was really well looked after. He came back happy and well adjusted which is testament to the great care he received. Thanks so much we would definitely recommend your service.
From Michaela and Steve on
Excellent boarding service in a lovely family home, our 15 week old puppy had a fabulous time where he was spoilt rotten, he even had a party bag to bring home with him. We will definitely be using Alison and Jeff again, in fact he's already got a few more overnight stays booked and can't wait to go back, nothing is too much trouble. Thanks again Lisa & Paul.