• The Devon Dog Boarding Crew The Devon Dog Boarding Crew
  • Relaxing after a long walk - Much nicer than kennels! Relaxing after a long walk - Much nicer than kennels!
  • Ted enjoys the Devon countryside Ted enjoys the Devon countryside

Welcome to Devon Dog Boarding

We are a family run home dog boarding service in Devon and Exmoor.  We believe that a dog is the heart of the home. Our aim is simply to provide a first class service which gives you peace of mind and your dog a great stay in a happy holiday home. We understand that you see your dog as part of the family, and that kennels are not suitable for all dogs. We carefully match your dog with a loving, responsible host family who cares for your dog as if they were their own.
Devon Dog Boarding customer - enjoys a happy holiday in DartmoorNone of our dogs has EVER seen the inside of a kennel! When we go on holiday or take business trips, they go to their ‘home away from home‘, where they’re looked after as part of the family plus…have great walks too! They love going on THEIR breaks…which allows us to relax and enjoy going on ours! We wholeheartedly recommend Devon Dog Boarding. More testimonials…

Our families at Devon Dog Boarding

Our host families are carefully chosen and have to meet our strict criteria. The basic requirements are that they are based at home, have a secure garden, and love dogs. On top of this we then look for people who are responsible and dedicated, who have a good knowledge of dogs and how to care for them. Our host families also have to be licenced by their local council for home dog boarding. We look for happy homes, where the dog will feel at ease quickly, and settle into a similar routine to that which they are used to. We have a range of families who will suit a different breeds and energy levels, and we aim to match the right dog to the right family.

We are lucky to live in the beautiful countryside of Exmoor, and many of our host families are based in stunning locations throughout Exmoor and Devon with fantastic dog walks, such as on Dartmoor or by the beach.

Devon Dog Boarding host family with their guestUnlike some dog boarding services, at Devon Dog Boarding we believe it is important for you to meet the family who will be caring for your dog. We would not want to send our dogs off to an unknown location, and we don’t expect you to either! If either party is not happy, we will  arrange for you to meet another family. We aim to introduce you to a family that is geographically close to you, but we will prioritise getting the right match over the closest.

We provide 24 hour emergency support for our families, 365 days per year, so you can relax knowing there is a system in place should your dog’s host family have an emergency.


Apply to be a host family

If you feel you meet our criteria and would like to be considered as a host family for Devon Dog Boarding we would love to hear from you as we are currently recruiting.
Please apply to be a Devon Dog Boarding host family here.

Areas we cover include: AshburtonAxminsterBarnstapleBideford,
Bovey TraceyBrixhamDartmoorDartmouthExeterExmouthHolsworthyHoniton,
IlfracombeIvybridgeKingsbridgeMineheadMoretonhampsteadNewton AbbotOkehamptonOttery St MaryPaigntonPlymouthSalcombeSouth MoltonTauntonTavistockTeign ValleyTivertonTopshamTorquay and many more!