Portsmouth dog boarding | Wagging Tails



Dog boarding in Portsmouth. Wagging Tails covers the entire PO postcode area.

Wagging Tails PO Branch: Rosemary Gooch

PO QR CodeTel: 02393 150 012
Mobile: 07501 085 366
Email: po@waggingtailsuk.co.uk
Address: 20 Highfield Gardens, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 7NQ
Council License Number: 88019


Rosemary Gooch owner of Portsmouth dog boarding franchise Wagging TailsI come from an animal mad family background having had various dogs, cats, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks, goldfish, etc. but we had been animal free for several years following a spell working abroad, then travelling extensively. In 2010 we found ourselves back in England without any furry friends until Coco came into our lives in the spring and completely took over!

We've had a lot of fun at obedience & agility classes, walking the South Downs Way and parts of the South West Coastal Path.

Then in 2012 my friend who used to look after Coco if we went overseas, emigrated to Australia, taking her Sheltie - Phoebe, (whom I used to look after) with her. So I had to find new holiday arrangements for Coco.

Wagging Tails arranged 2 holidays for Coco, and I was impressed with the efforts made to place Coco in the right family home with another dog about the same age so they could play together.

I thought I can do this - why don't I become a carer as Coco & I had always enjoyed having Phoebe to stay?

Over the past year we have had different dogs to stay, several returning 2 or 3 times, so they must have enjoyed themselves. Coco enjoys their company and during the sunny weather this summer she and whichever furry holiday maker was staying, ran & played, chasing round and round our garden.

During the autumn I decided to take our involvement a stage further & work as a franchisee in addition to boarding our little furry friends. And thus, the PO franchise became ours. Coco is fully involved in this enterprise and comes everywhere with me. All the Wagging Tails people I have met - as an owner boarding Coco, and as a carer boarding other people's dogs - have been so nice and such committed dog lovers intent on providing carefree, happy holidays for dogs whilst their owners are away.



I am trained in Canine First Aid and have successfully completed the Animal Aiders Dog First Aid Training Course.

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I am also fully insured with Third Party Liability Insurance from Pet Business Insurance.



About Our Dog Carers

Portsmouth Dog Carer Eileen with guest Poppy and her own dog HamishAll our carers are experienced past dog owners who sadly no longer have dogs of their own or have one dog who enjoys the company of visiting dogs. Coming from various walks of life and experienced with different breeds of dogs they have all been vetted, interviewed and assessed to provide home dog boarding to owners in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas and I would happily board Coco with each of them. Where necessary our carers are licensed by their local Council to comply with the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 and are fully insured through Wagging Tails.

I match each owner's dogs with the most suitable carers and insist on a 'sniffing out meeting' taking place at the carers home before the board. I believe it is very important for owners to meet the chosen carer to gain peace of mind and feel confident their best friend will have a great dog holiday! I always aim to place dogs back with the same carer for subsequent holidays as the dogs and carers build a strong bond. Many owners have told me their dogs have dragged them to the carers door knowing exactly where they are and that it's holiday time!


Our Reputation

We are very proud to be recommended by many Vets, Dog Trainers, Groomers and Owners (as can be seen on our Testimonials page).

Our calibre of carers and dedication to giving owner's dogs a stress free alternative to kennels makes Wagging Tails the ideal holiday home for all dogs including rescue dogs, puppies and elderly dogs.


Our Aim

Our Aim is to ensure that owners can go away safe in the knowledge that their dogs are being loved and cared for and for all dogs boarding with Wagging Tails carers to get a holiday of their own, full of love, exercise and those all important cuddles!