Dog host families

We're looking for dog-loving people to become dog sitting hosts. 

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Dog home boarding at We Love Pets

A great alternative to owning a dog | Be part of a pet-loving community | Join a supportive great team 


Dog Home Boarding Brentwood


How does being a host family work?

You'll look after one dog or two dogs at a time, while their owner is on holiday. The aim is to welcome the dogs into your family and home and give them lots of cuddles and walks. You'll keep in touch with the local branch manager so they can provide support. We take care of the licensing, insurance and bookings so you can focus on caring for the dog. 


Benefits of being a host family 

  • Support from a local team and dedicated manager 
  • Team meetups and socials 
  • Join our pet-loving community 
  • Access to dog care courses and resources 
  • Daily exercise and fresh air
  • Can look after a dog without the full-time commitment 
  • Paid expenses for the dogs you look after

If you have a welcoming dog-friendly home and secure garden please get in touch for more information. 


Learn about dogs while you board 

We Love Pets is committed to staff development and offers a range of training and development opportunities, both within the branch and via our online training portal (We Love Training).

We really value our team and as part of this commitment we ensure all staff:

  • Have regular team get-togethers, meetups and dog walks
  • Are provided with a personal performance plan to support their career development
  • Have access to a wide range of training opportunities to help develop within their role
  • Are enrolled on our PAWs skills-based reward system

How to apply

If you're interested in becoming a host family then get in touch. 

Please fill in our short form to get the ball rolling. 


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Case study

Gordon from our Reading East branch 

Gordon is one of our host families and has been a valued member of the We Love Pets team in Reading for 4 years. We Love Pets manage the boarding licence process so that our branches are licensed with their local council, to give owners that extra peace of mind.

"When I got my license it really gave me a sense of purpose to be able to give customers the peace of mind that their dog was in a family home and it’s as happy as it can be. It’s really satisfying."

Gordon loves all the dogs he cares for and enjoys his daily walks with them. 

"They’ve almost become part of the family as we spend lots of time together, and I love the daily walks and make the most of being outdoors on the fresh air"

Jo from our Trowbridge branch 

Jo looks after dogs in her family home with her husband and twelve-year-old daughter. She loves the benefits of being a host family. 

You can look after dogs but you don't have the responsibility of ownership. I love meeting different breeds and forming relationships - when the owners drop them off they run straight into the house with excitement. 

It's helped bring the family together too. 

Boarding dogs have meant more family walks. My daughter is known as the "Chief Cuddler".


Christine and Tony from our Blackwood branch 

Christine and her husband Tony look after dogs in their home in Wales. 

They both adore dogs and their friendly Jack Russell Whizz loves to play with all the canine house guests. They look after one dog at a time or two dogs from the same family. 

They really enjoy building a relationship with the owners as well as the dogs. They have the same families back each time the owners go on holiday and often get lovely gifts and messages from owners when they return. 

Tony really enjoys the daily walks in the local woods and park. The social aspect, meeting other people and making friends with dogs are a huge part of it. 

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We Love Pets team home boarding

About us

We are a professional and award-winning dog walking and home boarding service that looks after thousands of dogs and other pets all over the UK. We Love Pets is family-owned, and operates from friendly local teams made up of animal lovers and pet owners.  

We are also an established business that has been helping owners take care of their pets for over 10 years. Our experienced teams are fully trained, insured and police checked for our customers' peace of mind.  

Our ethos is always pets first and we have a strict no pack walk policy. We guarantee the safety of the pets in our care, and their walkers or carers.

Our accolades include Emerging Franchisor of the Year in 2018 by the British Franchise Association and shortlists for the Top 100 Franchises in the UK rated by Elite Franchising for the last three years consecutively.