Samantha and Michael are experienced dog owners (over 20 years experience) with one small dog (Westie) whom they cherish and he is very well looked after. He gets on well with other dogs. We are specifically for small breeds who want a boutique hotel experience. We have recently been awarded a 5 star rating on our council inspection. We only take a maximum of 3 to 5 guest dogs. We have also attended a pet first aid course. We are fully insured and licenced with the local authority. We will try and replicate your dogs routine. We can also provide you with text and email updates as well as a doggie diary.
The dogs can have access to our home and large garden which is secure. Our dog sleeps in his bed in our room. Your dog can sleep where he/she prefers downstairs.
The dogs will have regular walks of 2 x 20 minutes (minimum) each day and we have a lovely river walk close-by. They will also have interaction with us and play.
Health & Hygiene:
Dogs will need to have up to date vaccinations, worm and flea treatments. We have vets available locally if needed. We can care for pets if they are on medication. Owners will need to provide food and treats along with clean bedding and any favourite toys. We can also offer a bath and brush service.
Home Boarding Prices
£23.00 per dog per day for home boarding. Walks only from £10.00. Doggy daycare from £10 weekdays and £15 weekends . Bath and brush £10.00. 50% deposit payable on booking, balance of payment upon delivery of dog in cash, credit transfer or cheque. Supplements apply at Xmas, New Year and Bank Holidays. Prices for these times upon enquiry.
We can arrange transport and grooming services at an extra cost with our local groomer. Bath and brush service by us is £10.00
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Reviews from Our Guests
Pip has been staying with Sam and Mick for the past 4 years. He is quite a nervous dog but gets on well with their Westie Robbie. We are very pleased with the care he gets whilst there and it is a home from home for him. Highly recommended definately 5 star.
From Anisha Kistapur on
We have been bringing Wilson our Minature Schnauzer to Homelydogcare for the past 4 years and have just booked him in for another 17 nights for next year. He always has a lovely time there, enjoying his walks and outings and comes back healthy and happy. We enjoy receiving the daily whats app updates on his stay. Sam and Mick always ensure that they provide a great tailored service. Highly recommended.
From Lisa Priest on
Sam and Mick recently looked after our dog Ozzy a Chug whilst we had a long weekend to Spain during October half term. It was the first time we had left him so we were naturally anxious but he was really well looked after. Highly recommend Homelydogcare.
From Claire Connell on
Sam and Mick have looked after my Miniature Schnauzer, Wilson for the past 3 years. He will be returning to them this year for his fourth year running.
It is lovely to be on holiday and receive daily updates and to see that he is safe, well cared for and happy. He goes out in the car, out for a coffee and even to the pub. He loves Sam's dog Robbie and they play lovely together.
Sam takes his food and keeps his meal times and walk pattern similar to our own. Sam invites Wilson over before we go away so that he doesn't forget them and he is always happy to return.
When we get home from our holiday, Wilson is clean, happy and healthy. I deffinetly recommend Homely Dog Care.
From Lisa priest on
Sam and Mick looked after my daughters dog Sid, a Chihuahua cross for 2.5 weeks whilst my daughter was on holiday and I was having building work completed. Sid had a lovely time with regular walks and cuddles on the sofa. They sent regular Whatsapp updates so I could see he was having a great time. Highly recommended.
From Ann Griffin on
Homelydogcare have been looking after our dog(s) since 2016 when we initially had one. We now have 5 who Sam and Mick look after for us when we go on our holidays. We can relax knowing they are all well looked after and having nice walks and cuddles on the sofa whilst we are away. Totally recommend them.
From Lloyd Henderson on
Sam and Mick looked after Dolly our Westie for 8 nights at quite short notice, whilst we attended a family wedding abroad. We were really pleased with the way she was looked after especially as she unexpectedly came into season. She had 2 walks a day and enjoyed spending time on the sofa with Robbie. Sam kept in regular contact via whats app messages and photos. We would definitely use them again should the need arise.
From Karli Draper on
Thank you Homely Dog Care care for providing a 5 star dog sitting service to my little Westie.Both Mick and Sam are caring warm people who leave you in no doubt that your dog will be happy and safe in their care and she absolutely was.
I picked up my very happy dog yesterday and would recommend the service to anyone looking for a homely dog sitting service.
From Linda on
Truffle stayed with Mick and Sam in August 2016 and 2017. I have just booked her in for 2018 too as she is so well looked after and has fun staying with Robbie and meeting the other guests.
From Anne Squires on
I have been taking my dachshund to Sam and Mick for the last 2yrs while I've been on holiday and I can say she has been well cared for.
My dog is 14 yrs and is happiest when asleep on your lap or beside you on the sofa and I know that's where she is each night when I'm away.
I can highly recommend Homely dog care and I have booked my dog for 4 more Holidays with Sam and Mick this year with confidence that she will be well looked after.
From Rita on
I can drop Eddy off and enjoy my day or holiday knowing there is a warm welcome and a home from home experience. Robbie makes a chummy companion.
From Michael Stow on
Have boarded Bobby a couple of times at Homelydogcare, and are very happy with the way Sam And Mike look after our dog, They send daily updates via whatâ€™s app. Bobby can not wait to go through there door, and I would highly recommend them.
From Ivy and David on
Fantastic home stay boarding. Jess always knows where we are as soon as we pull up outside and can't wait to get through the door. Mick and Sam are wonderful hosts who send us updates throughout our dogs stay and treat her as one of their own. Can't recommend highly enough!
From Kate Onions on
Have used Homelydogcare to look after my dog Poppy whilst on holiday and was very pleased with the service and care provided. Poppy enjoyed her stay and Sam & Mike are clearly dog lovers. Highly recomended as a home from home for your pet and as dog walkers as required. A+++
From Mike on
Our dippy absolutely loves goin to spend time with sam, mick & Robbie. She is always very excited to stay with them all. They look after dippy just like she is there own dog. One happy dippy xx
From Laura jones on
Our Jack Russell/Yorkshire terrier cross has stayed with Mick and Sam several times during the last year. Ruby was extremely well looked after and we would have no hesitation in recommending Homelydogcare to any of our doggie friends.
From kem ryder on
Arnie has been to stay with Sam,Mick and Robbie on a few occasions.we are totally rest assured that when we are on holiday, Arnie is on his holidays too with Robbie.we would recommend this service, as you get daily pup dates and also a diary of your furry child's adventures while you have been away.Thanks Sam Mick,Robbie
From Lucy and Lloyd on
We booked our 5 year old JRT cross, Jess, for a week of day care during some building work taking place at home. We extended this with a weekend over night stay at the end of the week whilst we escaped the noise and dust ourselves for a few days. Jess clearly enjoyed her time with Mick and Sam and came home every night well exercised and socialised. It was lovely to receive update texts while we were away and know that she was in such good care. Staying with Mick and Sam our dog was clearly 'part of the family' and she will definitely miss the company of Robbie and the rest of the various homely dog care guests. We will definitely use this service again and can't recommend it highly enough.
From Kate on
Our 5 month old Cavapoo puppy Bailey was well looked after and had a wonderful time. Sam and Mick make it a real home from home experience for the dogs and we think Bailey probably had more fun than at home as he got to socialise with a couple of other dogs and on their walks. We will definitely use them again and recommend to other dog owners.
From Caroline on
Our dog Wilson was very well looked after during his sixteen night stay. It was lovely to receive daily pictures meaning that we could enjoy our holiday knowing that he was safe and happy. Wilson loves to play with other dogs and it was good to know that he had doggy company whilst we were away. My daughter really enjoyed reading the doggy diary upon our return.
Sam took great care in getting to know Wilson before his stay and was happy to feed him his chicken and dental stix. We wI'll definitely be asking if he can stay again next time we go away.
Thank you Sam
From Lisa on
Jessie our cocker spaniel had a lovely weekend at Homelydogcare whilst we attended our sons wedding.
She was very well looked after and enjoyed her riverside walks as well as getting wet in the river!
Regular text updates were very helpful letting us know she was fine.
We would definitely recommend their services.
From lisa Eales on
It was Lovely to know that while I was on holiday my dog Truffle was also having a good time and being well cared for at Homely Dog Care. The daily texts and photos were fun and reassuring for me and I'm sure she will miss the company of the other "guests" now she's home again.
From Anne Squires on
I had a lovely holiday at homelydogcare with Sam and Robbie. Home from home and here I am relaxing on the sofa with Robbie. Looking forward to my next holiday.
From Rita on
This was the first time we have used a dog sitter.we are extremely happy and satisfied to find dog sitters that loved cared for our dog as much as we do.its like Arnies second home.we got daily updates and pictures which was very reassuring.We also got a lovely diary of he's week without us which sounded more adventurous than our holiday.100 % satisfaction.
From Lucy roberts on
Our mini schnauzer had a lovely few days with Homelydogcare, knowing she is treated just the same as Sam's own dog Robbie reassures us. We can feel confident that our treasured pet is safe and having a fun time. She has riverside walks and cuddles in the evening, Sam keeps us well informed with regular texts and photos and a doggie diary, it these little touches that means a lot for peace of mind.
From Stephanie on
Homelydogcare is very friendly & accommodating, Ted enjoyed his sleep over and wanted to stay and play with Robbie when we collected him, I would certainly recommend them as a holiday home for your dog.
From Jane and Rick on
Perfect, our mini schnauzer had a home from home experience, so good in fact, she didn't really want to come back home!
From Michael & Stephanie on
Here is our cav looking very happy boarding at homelydogcare xx
From Laura & Ricky jones on
Absolutely amazing stay for our cav she settled in very well loved goin back she was made to feel part of the family
Close to Witham station we can cover all of Essex and can also arrange a collection and delivery service if required.
Telephone Enquiries 9.00am to 9.00pm weekdays and weekends- viewings available by prior appointment. For a quick response please call, text or email email@example.com We are exclusive to small dogs and will only take a maximum of 3 dogs at a time as we offer a tailored service for your special dog.
We verified the following licence information on: 14/01/2019
Licensing Authority: Braintree District Council
Licensing Holder: Mr & Mrs M Hott
Licence No: AAL/07
Ask to view the current licence certificate when visiting this boarder's premises.