Boarding

It's great to have a holiday with your dog,  but for those times when you can't take them with you, we'd love to have them for a sleep over or holiday with us. They shouldn't have to miss out. Oxford Pet Whisperers will give them a holiday of their own. Our Pet Whisperers will help keep their usual home routine, only they get to come to our daycare everyday. This makes sure they have so much fun that time will fly by for them until you come to collect them.

  • During the day they get the same care and enrichment as our daycare dogs.

  • They get to stay in one of our dog beds, or their own if you want them to.

  • They get free run of the daycare areas.

  • Trained Pet Whisperers on hand 24hrs a day.

  • You can receive regular updates and peace of mind that your dogs are in safe hands.

We're not a kennels, we're technically not home boarding, so what are we?

 

We have licenses for Daycare and Boarding in Kennels, but that's because there is no suitable law or licence in place (at the moment) for overnight stays in purpose built dog rooms attached to a purpose built daycare.

Below we have highlighted some of the differences between the licensing conditions, for kennels, home boarding (and daycare), daycare (not in a home) and the rules that we apply to our daycare and kennel licences.

The conditions are lengthy and there are many more besides those below which are generic across each license and the purpose of the below is by no means to criticise other professionals. We also started as home boarding and there is a need for each option depending on your's and your dog's need.  We just want to highlight some differences, for example many people may not know that it is only a none home based daycare where you are not allowed to leave the dogs alone for any period of time.

  1. Businesses which provide accommodation for dogs in a home environment (both for day care and overnight accommodation

  2. where external kennel accommodation is used, this would fall under the scope of providing boarding in kennels for dogs

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Responsible person must visit the dogs at regular intervals (of no more than 4 hours apart during the working day

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"Each dog must be exercised at least once daily away from its kennel" 

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continuous access to a run for toileting or the dog must be taken out of the kennel unit to toilet at least 4 times at intervals throughout the day

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Higher standard

 All individual dogs must be inspected at least once at an appropriate interval during the out of hours period (e.g. 1800-0800)

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"A designated key holder with access to all animal areas must at all times be within reasonable travel distance of the premises and available to attend in an emergency"

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have a floor area of at least 1.9 square metres

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Supervised enrichment opportunities must be offered to each dog at least daily under supervision.

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Supervised enrichment opportunities must be offered to each dog at least daily under supervision.

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"Dogs must not be routinely left alone for more than 3 hours"

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"Opportunities to exercise must involve at least one walk per day"

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"Dogs must have regular opportunities throughout the day for toileting in the secure area...They must have at least 4 opportunities per day"

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Dogs must have regular opportunities throughout the day for toileting in the secure area and / or during exercise, taking into account individual needs. They must have at least 4 opportunities per day

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  • Each area must have a minimum floor area of 6m2.

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  1. Businesses which provide accommodation for dogs in a home environment (both for day care and overnight accommodation

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The dogs must be supervised at all times

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opportunities to exercise which benefit the animals’ physical and mental health must be provided

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Dogs will attend our daycare

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Dogs will never be left alone for 3 hours, or for any period of time.

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Abingdon, Didcot and surrounding areas

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