Dishys K9 Care

Licensed by Southampton City Council

99 Gerard Crescent
SO19 6EJ

Tel: 07960423833
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About our Home Boarding

My name is Tracey Ordish and I am the Pack Leader/Top Dog for our family business Dishy's K9 Care.  Part time team members are my husband Mike and our sons Craig & Luke.  We have been running our small business since May 2017.
We have all found a love of dogs through our own furry friend, a black Labrador named Joey whom we have had since he was a puppy.  Mike has also had dogs in his family growing up and states that no home is complete without a doggy companion!  So True!

I have almost completed a Level 2 Dog Care Course and upon completion I will be Accredited.  This course has given me another look into the world of dogs and I feel that I understand them better.  This has definitely assisted me in providing a safe, friendly and doggy appropriate care service for them. 

I have also attended a Tellington T Touch course and a CIPD dog First Aid course as I like to better my skills and learn even more about dogs and how to best look after them.

I have attended the National Dog Behaviour Conference in May 2019 by the well known Trainer, Author and TV presenter (Its Me or the Dog) Victoria Stillwell. It helped me to broaden my knowledge and skills in dog care and I intend to learn more by attending more conferences and courses.

We also have another dog boarder & dog walker. Sheena is a licensed boarder and Claire is a dog walker & dog sitter. They have both completed a Dog First Aid course and a certified dog walking course.

Both myself and Sheena are licensed for dog boarding and daycare. I am licensed with Southampton City Council and have been given 3 stars, apparently this is the most I can receive as I have been in business less than 3 years. Sheena is licensed with Test Valley Council and according to them we are 5 stars.

Councils interpret the rules differently per area.


In our home the dogs will have access to the whole ground floor and the garden of our 3 bedroom house. The garden is large and secured with a high fence and locked gate.

For sleeping arrangements, we have beds made up in crates or gated rooms if they are not crate trained. They can sleep on our sofa or on their own bed in our lounge or alternatively in our bed, if this is what they are used to. We ask that their own beds or blankets are brought along too to give them homely comfort.

In Sheena's house the dogs will have access to her 2 bedroom bungalow with lovely garden in North Baddesley, which she shares with her partner, Keith. Both Sheena and Keith have completed a Dog First Aid course. Dogs can sleep in crates if needed or on their own beds or blankets.


We all tend to walk in the morning and/or afternoon in local woods, parks and country parks as well as lots of playtime and mental agility exercises in the lounge or garden.

Most walks are on lead however if you consent to off lead walking and we feel that their recall is good, then we will walk off lead away from roads and entrances/exits.

Health & Hygiene:

We require all dogs to be up to date with their vaccinations and will administer any medication if necessary.

All dogs must be up to date with flea, worming & kennel cough treatments too.

Our local vet is Adelaide Vetinary Centre who is our vet for Joey (our own Labrador) so if needed, they should be able to help.

However our registration form asks for your Vets information so that if needed, we can take your pal to their own vet. This would probably be the best situation as your own vet would have your dog history.

Home Boarding Prices

Price for Doggy Day Care:-
Mon-Fri Full Day is £18 per day
Weekends Full Day is £22 per day
Bank Holidays Full Day is £25 per day
Mon-Fri Half Day is £10 per day
Weekends Half Day is £15 per day
Bank Holidays Full Day is £18 per day

Dog Boarding is £22.50 per night
Bank Holidays is £27 per night

Dog Walking is £8 per half hour and £12 per hour
Weekends is £10 per half hour and £14 per hour
Bank Holidays is £12 per half hour and £16 per hour

Dog/Puppy visits are £8 per half hour and £15 per hour
Weekend visits are £10 per half hour and £17 per hour
Bank Holiday visits are £12 per half hour and £20 per hour


A £20 deposit is required at time of booking dog boarding, which will be deducted from the total bill. If you cancel your booking at any time after the initial meetings, this deposit will be non-refundable. The outstanding balance must be paid a month before your dogs stay with us.

Daycare payments can be made either on a daily basis or in advance (i.e block bookings)

Payment is to be made via bank transfer, paypal or cash.

Due to spaces being limited we need to charge for cancellations as follows:-
Cancellation within one month of your booking start date will incur a 25% fee of the total stay.
Cancellation within one week of your booking start date will incur a 100% fee of the total stay.

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Reviews from Our Guests

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What can I say! So pleased with Dishys K9 Care. As a first time dog owner I was so nervous leaving my puppy for the first time. Tracey and her family welcomed him and put me at ease. He loves his walks and playtime with the resident lab Joey. It’s a real home from Home experience and Bisto bounces up to the door for his days of fun! Highly recommended if you are looking for a personable, relaxed but safe environment for your dog.

5 From Louise & Bisto on

Boarders Response:Thank you so much for your review Louise. We have loved watching and being part of Bisto's transformation from young pup to energetic teen and look forward to continue watching him mature into adulthood xxx See you both soon :-)

My two dogs went to stay at Dishys K9 Care for two weeks this summer whilst I went on holiday. They had a great time, Tracey and her family treat your dogs as one of their own. They had some really lovely walks and also lots of playtime in the garden and paddling pool etc and of course also lots of tlc and cuddles. Thank you Tracey and Mike

5 From sue gregory on

Boarders Response:Thank you so much for your review Sue and we look forward to seeing Alfie and Harvey for their next holiday in July xxx

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5 mins from J7 M27 and 10 mins from Southampton Airport. Covering all parts of Southampton and surrounding areas.

Open Hours

Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm
Sat/Sun/BH 9am - 5pm

Available every day & evening for contact.

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