We are both very passionate about caring for all canine friends and so decided to open Pooches at Oakwood as a way of providing a service that we would find useful if we were going away and wanted to leave our dog in the care of someone else.
Every dog is special and unique to us and will certainly be treated as such. Before your dog's first stay, we will invite you to visit our home so we can get acquainted with your dog(s) and give you the opportunity to ask us any questions.
Your dog(s) will have access to a large secure garden to play or relax in, or - if they prefer - to snuggle up inside on one of our sofas. As they will be treated as part of our family, your dog(s) will be able to use most of the rooms downstairs and will have frequent contact with us.
We are licensed to board up to three dogs from the same owner alongside our own Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Scarlet. By only taking in dog(s) from the same owner at a time, we are able to adapt to your dog(s) needs and dedicate our time to settling them in and getting to know them.
In addition to their access to our garden, your dog(s) will be taken for as many walks as is usual for them: staying as close to their normal routine as possible.
We have many beautiful walks in our local area and further afield, including numerous dog friendly beaches.
Health & Hygiene:
We are registered with our local vet and Wendy holds a certificate in Canine First Aid.
All dogs must be fully vaccinated (including Kennel Cough) and their certificate must be held on our premises for their entire stay. They must also be up-to-date with flea and worming treatments.
Home Boarding Prices
Please feel free to email or telephone us for further information.
Boarding Facility Images
Reviews from Our Guests
Wilf immediately made himself at home at Oakwood, I was feeling guilty leaving him over Christmas but need not have worried. He was very well cared for as part of the family and was kept to his normal routine. Peter and Wendy kept me informed of how he was, which was very reassuring. I highly recommend Pooches at Oakwood and will definitely be using them again.
From Julie on
I think this is the first time we have been on holiday and not worried about the dogs. Peter and Wendy welcomed both Pluto and George into their home and it truly was a home from home - they didn't even mind Pluto's slobber! We live in Essex but well worth the journey knowing we have peace of mind that our babies are being so well cared for. Thank you
From Cassy Stanford on
Fantastic place for our puppies to stay; friendly welcoming & so nice for the pups to stay in a house not a kennel, which we've done previously. Great big garden for them to run about in like our home, so they could feel staying at a home from home! Highly recommended & will use again.
From Julian Phelps on
Felt comfortable leaving Rocky with you. When we picked him up he looked fit,happy and healthy just like his normal self.
From Sue!ester on
I can't recommend Pooches at Oakwood enough. As one of my dogs is anxious, kennels were not an option. Wendy and Peter provided a home from home. My dogs were given an excellent level of care. Will definitely use again.
From Gemma Goodrum on
Bertie returned home obviously well cared for. Beautifully clean house and great attention to detail. Bertie got on well with the resident dog, Scarlet. We shall certainly book Bertie in at Pooches again.
From Karen Moore on
Berry's first stay with Peter and Wendy was a resounding success. She was made very welcome into the family and settled down quickly. Peter and Wendy took time to get to know Berry and her every need (including medical requirements) was met with thought, care and kindness. They took her for some lovely walks with their own dog, Scarlet, she had lots of space to play in their beautiful garden and had free run of the downstairs part of the house, which is well organised for dog visitors. Peter and Wendy kept us up to date with photos and messages every day and Berry was very happy. We can't recommend Pooches highly enough and have already booked for another stay.
From Liz Sankey on
From the moment we took Holly and Amber to meet Peter and Wendy, we knew they would be well looked after. For the first time we went away feeling they were in safe hands. Their daily routine was kept exactly the same, they were lovely and clean and got on well with the house dog, Scarlet. We were sent photo updates while away which was very reassuring. Thank you Peter and Wendy and looking forward to our next Holiday.
From Caroline Newman on
Millie had such a lovely stay with Peter & Wendy. She had never stayed away from home before, but she couldn't have been in better hands. Peter & Wendy were so welcoming and lovely, I didn't have to worry about Millie at all while I was away. Would definitely recommend! 5 stars
From Jade Iddon on
Delighted to find a safe secure home for my two girls to stay in while we're away. Peter and Wendy are lovely and the dogs came home happy and relaxed. We received photos during our week away so we could see how they were getting on. Plenty of space for a lively Labrador and a cosy sofa for the sleepy schnauzer. Already have them booked in for our next trip!
From Helen Anderson on
Our girls Marnie & Grace we're very much at home when staying with Peter and Wendy, such a weight was lifted as we had no need to worry about them while we were away. Highly recommend, lovely people, will be using again.
From Alison Stroud on
Bertie had a lovely stay with Wendy and Peter. It was his first night away and they took such good care of home. Bertie is a â€˜full of beans' puppy with much energy and they really embraced him. It is so lovely to know that, should we need to go anywhere without him, if he can stay at Pooches, he will be really well cared for, as if he we're their own. Thank you Wendy and Peter
From Kate Estlea on
Peter and Wendy are fantastic . When they look after your pet it is like home from home . Close attention to detail and show much care . I am very grateful for the excellent care that sparkle received whilst we were away and would certainly recommend Pooches !
From Rebecca Turner on
Our Yorkie Lola has stayed twice at Pooches and thoroughly enjoyed both visits. Peter and Wendy went to great trouble to find out Lola's routine to ensure she was comfortable and happy in their home. We were delighted with the care and attention that they gave to Lola and will have no hesitation in using Pooches again, and in recommending them. Lola is already looking forward to her next holiday with them.
From Hugh Nicholas Unwin on
Fantastic service.very professional friendly couple who are very helpful
Will use again
From SARAH MCVITIE on
Dennis has stayed at Pooches and his stays were lovely Excellent accommodation can Highly recommend, with 3 walks a day lots of toys and treated like one of the family he loves going and we have complete piece of mind.
From Mr & Mrs George on
We knew that our much loved and ,possibly, a little spoiled two year old whippet would be ok when we arrived at Peter and Wendy's house and Lucy was very keen to go in and see her new friends who she had met at a pre stay visit. We were a little concerned about leaving her but were put at ease immediately and made to feel very welcome. We received an email to let us know that she had settled in which was appreciated and when we collected her she was happy and relaxed. Thank you for looking after her so well and we feel relieved to know that we have found somewhere so lovely to leave her next time we are away.
From richard beaumont on
Boarders Response:Thank you very much for your kind comments. We look forward to Lucy staying with us again in the future. Peter and Wendy Cox