Franchise Owner:

Emma Croft


I’m Emma, I provide a dog home boarding service in Oldham, Chadderton, Royton, Lees, Moorside, Shaw, Clough and the surrounding areas.

At Digs for Dogs, we know from experience that traditional kennels can be a daunting and stressful place for many animals. We provide dog owners with the perfect alternative to kennels so you can be confident that your four-legged friend will receive the same amount of love and attention that they are used to at home.

With our Dog Home Boarding service, we expertly match your dog with one of our loving pet sitters to give you complete peace of mind that your pet is cared for whilst you’re away.

Me and my dogs

I live in Ramsbottom with my husband Phil and two children George and Oliver. I’m delighted to be part of the Digs for Dogs team, offering a wonderful and professional service. I’ve always adored dogs but never got to have one as a child. When I met Phil, we both worked full time and decided that we couldn’t commit to owning a dog – but we definitely needed four paws in our lives.

We started off by becoming a home boarding family for Digs for Dogs which was the perfect way to welcome dogs into our home on a regular basis. We wanted to go out walking at the weekends and school holidays and enjoy the countryside with our two dog-loving, energetic boys. We have had lots of wonderful dogs since and have never looked back!

My Digs for Dogs Business

My background is working with children as a teaching assistant in local primary schools. I first became a home boarder for Digs for Dogs in 2013 and knew instantly that this was what I wanted to do. When the opportunity came for me to run this fantastic business in Oldham I jumped at the chance! I know from my own experience how easily dogs can settle into a new home and how valuable it is to their happiness to be able to continue their normal feeding, walking and play routine, in the comfortable surroundings of a home.

My home boarding team

As a dog lover myself, I understand how difficult it can be to find the right care for your precious pooch while you are away.

Digs for Dogs is a great alternative to kennels and the dogs are always truly loved and cared for. I have a fantastic team of carefully chosen loving home boarding families who provide a one to one home from home environment.

I do everything I can to find out about your dog’s individual needs to ensure I match them with the perfect host family for them – and I can guarantee that your dog will be spoilt rotten!

We’re always on the lookout for people to become a home boarder and provide a loving home to one of our dogs in Oldham, Chadderton, Royton, Lees, Moorside, Shaw, Clough and the surrounding areas.


Home Boarding

£23.00 Per Day

Additional Dogs

£17.00 Per Day



Collection & Drop-off

£15.00 Each Way



How it works

Enquiry Form

Areas covered

I provide dog home boarding in the following areas:


Reviews about Emma Croft

A stress free experience with Digs for Dogs

A stress free experience with Digs for Dogs

When I used to place my dog Max in kennels for holidays he found it a stressful experience and I worried a lot about leaving him. Then by chance I discovered Digs for Dogs and decided to give them a try. It was a completely different experience. Max exhibited no stress and went off in the Digs for Dogs van without any bother and came back a happy chappy. The whole experience of booking and leaving Max was for both of us a stress free and worry free experience. I recommend anyone in a similar situation to give it a try.
A fantastic and caring service from Emma at Digs for Dogs

A fantastic and caring service from Emma at Digs for Dogs

What a great service, I found out about Digs for Dogs by word of mouth and then reading about the service in a free magazine. It was so comforting to know that my dog would be looked after by a loving and vetted family in a way that she’s looked after at home. On her return she didn’t have any of the traits she had previously shown after kennels. A fantastic, caring service.
We can’t speak highly enough of Emma Croft and Digs for Dogs

We can’t speak highly enough of Emma Croft and Digs for Dogs

We can’t speak highly enough of Emma Croft and Digs for Dogs. We have used the services of Digs for Dogs since getting our cockerpoo nearly 2 years ago. Initially we were anxious about leaving a young puppy but our fears were completely allayed when Emma housed him with a lovely family who have 2 young boys - similar to our family. The photos Emma sent whilst we were away reassured us that he was being well looked after and that he was getting plenty of cuddles. Thank you Emma and your team. We’ve already booked Oscar in for next summer!

Contact Emma Croft 07944 209437

Host Profiles...

Catherine & Kevin

Catherine & Kevin

Catherine and her partner Kevin live in an immaculate bungalow in a quiet area of Norden. Both lovers of dogs and the outdoors, they decided to combine their love of both and welcome visiting dogs into their lives to share their passion of walking.

Catherine is a maths tutor and is able to easily combine this with taking care of dogs in her own home. She owned dogs  throughout her childhood up until her University days and misses having dogs in her life. She frequently takes care of her mother’s dogs, a Cocker Spaniel and Jack Russell.

They have a large garden on 2 levels which is fully enclosed and immaculately kept providing lots of sniffing ground for their pooch visitors. When not in the garden, there are plenty of rural walks right on their doorstep…they really are spoiled for choice.

Your dogs will be given the warmest of welcomes with Catherine and Kevin.

Rosemary and Peter

Rosemary and Peter

Rosemary and Peter are an outgoing, travel loving couple who live in a beautiful and quiet area of Dobcross in Saddleworth. Their spacious well- kept home and garden is situated on a quiet road on an estate and is surrounded by beautiful countryside, providing a bountiful number of wonderful walks for your dog.

Peter and Rosemary have always owned dogs and have previously owned Collie’s as their family pet. After losing both their dogs, Rosemary and Peter miss the loving companionship of having a dog around the place. They are happy to welcome dogs of any shape and size into their home to share their day to day life and their love of the outdoors and walking.

Rosemary and Peter are a busy couple who love to travel the world whilst also managing their local Youth Brass Band. Whenever they are at home they would simply love to have a dog around. Your dog will have a very happy stay with this welcoming and friendly couple.



Moira lives with her husband Mike in an immaculate home in a lovely part of Norden, Rochdale. They are a lovely couple who are massive dog lovers, having owned 6 dogs previously, their last dog being a German Shepherd cross. They have owned rescue dogs in the past and are very experienced with a wide variety of dogs and all they have to offer.

Having lost their last dog only recently, Moira and Mike are very keen to continue enjoying the love, loyalty and companionship that having a dog come to stay can bring. They are also missing getting out on their walks in the surrounding countryside.

Your dog will be given the warmest of welcomes in this lovely home.