Sandies Pet Retreat

Licensed by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

West Midlands

Tel: 07552218541

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About our Home Boarding

Home Boarding 4* Licence No. 22/01501/ALACT, Solihull Council.

I am dog first aid trained and I hold public liability insurance.

I only take small - medium sized dogs over 12 months old that have been spayed/castrated and no bull terriers.

Unfortunately we are unable to take last minute bookings and we have a 2 night minimum stay policy.

I have extensive experience of diabetic/blind dogs that need daily injections and special diets.


I live in Shirley with my husband and our 2 1/2 yr old Jagdterrier. We have a large secure garden with plenty of space. In good weather the garden door is always open.

I will update owners daily or as required with photos/videos of your dogs stay.


There are many good local walking areas within a few minutes of our home, open spaces and woodland. I also have a walking pass for Olton Mere which is a 1.5mile circular walk, taking just 5 minutes in the car to access.
I have business insurance for all dogs that travel with me.

There are plenty of dog toys, fuss, cuddles and plenty of play/fun!

For older dogs that can not walk so far, I do have stimulation toys.

A dog tag will be fitted on your dogs collar on arrival with my contact details in the unlikely event that we become separated.

Health & Hygiene:

In order for your dog to board at Sandies Pet Retreat your dog will need to have had all their vaccinations, be neutered and flea/wormed. You will need to provide me with your dogs vaccination card and it will need to be left with your dog during the stay. I am registered at a local Vet.

Home Boarding Prices

A meet and greet with my own dog is required before any bookings are accepted, this is compulsory and if all okay then completion of forms with a non refundable deposit.

Current Availability

December 2022 - Fully booked
Christmas & New Year 2022 & 2023 - Fully booked
January 2023 - Fully booked
February 2023 - Half term is available - one week only
March 2023 - Fully booked
April 2023 - Some availability- short breaks only
May 2023 - Whitsun week only available - one week only
June - July 2023 - Partial availability
Aug 2023 - Fully booked
Sept 2023 - Partial availability

You are more than welcome to call me but I may not have my diary with me. When emailing/messaging please state dates required, your dogs name, breed, age and confirm neutered. This will save time as I am receiving 6-10 enquires a week. Thank you.

I charge £30 per night, minimum 2 nights stay. Very early/late drop offs incur an extra charge of £5.

Please contact me on or Tel: 07552218541.

Reviews from Our Guests

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Sandie looked after my shih-tzu Lady for 12 days while we were on holiday. We met beforehand, which was good as we were able to discuss Lady's routine and personality(all the little likes and dislikes). Sandie was very professional and I had absolutely no qualms about Lady staying with her. Lady really did have a home away from home with Sandie. Sandie sent photos and a video of Lady too. Thank you Sandie!

5 From Hazel Treanor on

Boarders Response:Hazel, thank you for your kind review. Lady was an absolute pleasure! she is such a lovely dog and we enjoyed our time together very much. Lady loved her walks and playtime but especially being brushed and cuddled, such a sweetheart. Thanks Sandie x

My Cockapoo Paddy spent 6 days with Sandie. I was very pleased with the accommodation & Sandie's attention to detail, enabled us to be happy leaving Paddy in her care. He was taken out for 2 long walks daily and was treated as part of the family. He was soon best friends with Luna, the family dog. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Sandies Pet Retreat and have already booked Paddy in for his next stay.

5 From Karen on

Boarders Response:Thank you Karen for your kind review, it means a lot. We so enjoyed having Paddy come to stay, he is such a lovely dog and a fabulous playmate for Luna. We are already looking forward to the next stay. Many thanks Sandie x

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Shirley B90

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