Dog boarding London

You’re going on holiday for a few days or have an unexpected work trip scheduled that takes you away from London for a while? Or you would like your pet to have company while you’re working long hours? There are several options available in your city to make sure that your pet gets the best care during your absence.

What is dog boarding?

Pet sitting, no matter if it’s for cats or dogs, can be the perfect solution for your pets. Options in London include inviting a pet sitter to your home to take care of your pet or dropping your pet off at the pet sitter’s home during your absence. Dog boarding is when dogs stay overnight, for a few days or weeks at a pet lodging facility.

There are several dog boarding options near you if you’re considering boarding your dog while you’re away. The trick is to find the one that works best for your dog and that fits your budget. Not all dogs are comfortable staying with other dogs, especially if they’re shy or disabled. Remember to think carefully about the options before booking.

Dog boarding services in London

Below, we will outline the various dog boarding options available to you in London.

Family or friends

If you can, why not turn to someone close to you? Your family, friends or a neighbour may be happy to keep an eye on your pet while you are away. Entrusting your dog to someone you know is usually the easiest option as you don´t need to worry about a stranger coming into your home. It also makes things easier for your dog as it probably already knows the person.

Dog boarding in your home

Staying home and being cared for in their familiar environment is the best solution for dogs in most cases. There are a great number of pet sitters in London offering dog sitting in the pet owner’s home. Holidog allows you to easily find the perfect pet sitter in your area in a few clicks. Simply visit our website and browse through our list of London-based dog sitters.

Dog boarding with a host family

If you can’t have someone you know to come to your house and take care of your pet while you’re away, if you don´t feel comfortable with having a stranger live at your place during your absence or if a kennel doesn’t feel right for you, then dog boarding with a host family is what you need! Your pet will be looked after in the home of an experienced pet sitter. But remember to start looking for the right person as soon as you can.


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Dog boarding kennels

Not all dog boarding kennels in London offer the same quality of service. You must do your research to pick the right one starting with visiting the place and meet the employees. Feel free to visit the place several times and at different moments of the day. Ask to see the dogs, inspect their booths and check the play areas and the garden. You should also always make sure that the kennel has a dog boarding license, as this is legally required!


The costs for dog boarding in London will depend on the service in itself. If the dog sitter comes to your home, you can estimate a rate of about £20.00 per day. Keep in mind that you’ll also have to pay for the dog sitter’s travel costs which depend on the tram and travel fares in London. The level of experience of the dog sitter can also influence the price.

Using a company that specialises on pet sitting services in cities like London is the best way to find a reliable and trustworthy pet sitter for your pet. Holidog offers pet sitters at affordable rates and lets you get in touch with our registered sitters within just a few clicks. Our dog sitters’ rates are displayed on their profile so you can easily choose the perfect person for your needs. Simply enter your London postal code and be sure to take your time to compare rates and experiences when browsing our database. We always recommend getting in touch with the pet sitter before finalising the booking.

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