Small Pet Holiday Boarding

Licensed by North West Leicestershire District Council

Mitchell Springs Farm
Long Whatton
LE12 5BX

Tel: 07973 890366
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About our Home Boarding

I have had dogs all of my life, they are a very important part of me.
I try to give your dog a comfortable home life that they are used to so they are treated like part of the family and sleep in the house (providing they are house trained and are not chewers).
Dogs that are kennelled can be accommodated too. They can play out all day and sleep in a kennel or stable at night.
They are not shut up all day like a lot of large kennels, and are treated like part of the family.
I now have nearly 100 regular house guests which is fabulous and the greetings I get when they get out of the car is praise enough that they have a great holiday here!!
I do take in other boarding dogs at the same time so there is always an abundance of socialising and play.
I am fully insured and hold a 5 star rating license with NW Leics council

Unfortunately due to a past experience I'm afraid I no longer offer boarding to certain breeds (staffs or crosses with.) I apologise for generalising on this specific breed but have to run with my heart on this one.


I live on a small holding farm of 10 acres which is available freely to dogs that are happy off a lead and will come when called!!
I have an ample sized kennel with an outside run and an inside area for a bedroom, or a stable on my secure horse yard for outdoor kennelled working dogs.
All areas are cleaned daily and sprayed with Trigene.

There is a heat lamp fitted in there for the colder days!

Because I have my own dogs I can only offer to house dogs that get on with mine. That is why I request for you to bring your dogs over to meet me and my motley crew prior to booking in!! Also I appreciate that you are leaving your precious cargo with me so want to meet me too!!
I would prefer that your dog is house trained if you want them to stay in the house at night, but appreciate they can all have an accident! I can't have chewers though I'm afraid.


I have a large stable yard and garden that is perfect for free play during the day. For dogs that are happy to stay off a lead and don't run off, they can be free with my dogs and me all day out and about in the fields.
We have some lovely wooded walks so exercise is a pleasure in all seasons!
There is certainly no shortage of stimulation and exercise when needed but for our older less mobile friends, the kitchen door is always open to go for a lie down!!
I can offer your dog daily walks if requested or for older dogs they may just want to be walked around the farm with me. Please ring to discuss your dogs requirements.

I will not accept dogs that are known to be aggressive in ANY way

Health & Hygiene:

I can only accept healthy dogs as I have my own here too.
I do not require kennel cough but up to date vaccination cards must be supplied (or a copy of) at the time of drop off please. This is a stipulation of my council license.

If your dog is on medication please ring to discuss their needs.
If your dog is due to come in season whilst in our care please let me know. This is not a problem and in season bitches can be catered for. I do for this reason NOT take in un-castrated dogs.

If your dog(s) become unwell whilst in my care I will take them for veterinary attention at my local vet (unless your vet is within reasonable distance). I will do my utmost to contact you to explain the situation PRIOR to vet visit but your dogs needs do come first.
Any veterinary bills incurred during their stay is the responsibility of the owner and must be paid in full on collection of the dog(s).


Home Boarding Prices

Please feel free to ring to check availability and to book a space for your pet.
Our prices are based per day that your dog stays with us, not per night. Drop off day is counted as day 1 and charged for accordingly.


If you collect your dog between 9am and 10am on pick up day you will not be charged for that day.

Payment is either cash, bank transfer or PayPal on ARRIVAL, with any additional costs incurred to be paid in full on collection of dog(s)

1 dog. £25
2 dogs £45

Day care only, £20
(8.30am - 6pm) or any part of day

Please ring to discuss other times by appointment only

Please provide all dog food as any change could cause upset tummies. If food needs to be bought by myself whilst you are away, you will be charged for food.

PLEASE NOTE An extra £10 per day applies for Xmas Eve, Xmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day

No monies will be refunded on early return.

Damages will be charged for and paid in full on collection.

Unfortunately due to some last minute cancellations I am now requiring a non refundable deposit to be paid to secure your booking.

Many thanks

Other Services

I can provide daycare for your dog if you are going out for the whole day, working, decorating, having a house full or even if you just want them walking and looking after for a few hours!!

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Reviews from Our Guests

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THANKYOU!!! Pip has such a great time. Tara's dogs are so amazing and she has a great social. DEFINATELY home from home!!! Xx

5 From Sara Clark on

Our two spaniels got a wonderfully warm welcome from Tara and her team and I'm sure they thoroughly enjoyed their stay. Lots of activity, company and cuddles meant they looked really happy and well when we collected them. Thanks a million Tara.

5 From Elaine Griffin on

Thank you so much, they had such an amazing time, not sure they really wanted to come home!! See you again next month!!

5 From Richard Stimson on

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Note: Map only shows approximate location.


We are 10 mins from M1 junction 23 and 24
5 mins from Loughborough
7 mins from East Midlands Airport

Open Hours

8.30am - 6pm Mon-Sat

4.30pm - 6pm Sun and bank holidays

To book a room for your pet 10am until 6pm

If you want to ring whilst you are away to see how your pet is 9.30am until 6pm

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