The Perfect Alternative to Kennels

As devoted dog owners, the Digs for Dogs team truly understand the challenges you will face in finding the best possible care for your pooch while you’re away from home. We know from experience that traditional kennels can be a daunting and stressful place for many animals. You need to be confident that your four- legged friend will receive the same amount of love and attention that they are used to.

Offering locations across the UK, Digs for Dogs provides the perfect alternative to kennels with our dog home boarding service, expertly matching your dog with a loving home boarder to give you complete peace of mind that your pet is cared for while you’re away.

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Why home boarding?

When you are away from home, you can rest assured that your dog is also having a ball with a loving Digs for Dogs Home Boarding family.

We’ve built a community of committed and devoted dog lovers who will provide a perfect home from home environment – and they need to be very special to make the grade.

All of our home boarders do what they do simply because they love dogs. Some have their own dogs, while others have previously owned animals but now choose to simply care for an occasional house guest. Either way, you can be confident that your dog will enjoy a happy holiday stay with their usual home comforts and lots of love and attention.

They’ll get to follow their normal daily routines, with their regular food, walks and favourite toys.

You can rest easy, knowing your pet is being looked after by a fully licensed and insured, affectionate home boarder.

Why home boarding?

How does it work?

At Digs for Dogs, we work hard to match your dog with the right Dog Home Boarding family. Our tried and tested process ensures we’ll make the perfect match for your pooch.

  1. Initial enquiry: Contact us either by email or phone – and we’ll get to work
  2. Meet and greet: We’ll visit you and your dog in your own home to take detailed information on daily routines, exercise, sleeping, feeding and any quirky behaviour
  3. The match – Just like people, every dog has an individual personality with different requirements and we take these in to consideration when making a match. Whether you have a puppy, an OAP or a dog that needs regular medication, their needs will be met as our home boarders provide round the clock care and are always at home during the day.
  4. The introduction – we’ll take time to show you the best matched Home Boarder for your dog.
  5. Collection – we’ll collect your dog with all their belongings and transport them to their home boarding family in an air conditioned, dog friendly, fully insured vehicle. Experience tells us that this helps your dog settle far more quickly than they would if you drop them off yourself.
  6. Keeping in touch – The Digs for Dogs team will keep you updated during your time away with anything you need to know. Feeling nervous? We’ll even send pictures to let you know how your dog is settling in with their home boarding family.
How does it work?


We’ll visit you at home and create a bespoke schedule for your pet, detailing where they like to sleep, what they like to eat and how many walks a day they’re used to. This allows us to make the perfect match with one of our home boarding families.

Registration for one dog:

Registration for two dogs:

Home boarding


£32.00 Home boarding for one dog per day

£60.00 Home boarding for two dogs per day

£20.00 Each Way to chauffeur your dog/s to and from their holiday home

£12.00 Per Day supplement for Christmas, New Year, Bank Holidays etc.

Our hours for collections and drop-offs are:
Mon-Fri – 09:00am – 17:00pm
Sat – 09:00am – 12:30pm

*prices and opening times may vary depending on your local franchise


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Absolutely love Digs for Dogs!

Absolutely love Digs for Dogs! I was so nervous to send my dog somewhere whilst we were away, but I couldn't be more impressed, I had regular updates and pictures putting my mind at ease! Now our baby's just come home from his holidays with a waggy tail and happy face! Thank you Digs for Dogs, Chase can't wait for his next holiday!!

Chase, Oldham