Dog carers wanted | Give dogs a holiday in your own home
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We love dogs in any shape and form! So we just love having them in the house. Never a dull moment and helps to keep us active.

Jenny, Wagging Tails Carer

Wagging Tails Dog Carers

Dog carers wanted to give dogs a home based holiday! Join our family of dog sitters. 

Being a Wagging Tails dog carer is very rewarding and allows you to enjoy the company of dogs without the full time commitment of ownership.

Dog carer with guest dog

"I love earning the trust of each new dog I board and looking after and learning about different breeds is a delight. Walking in the fields and woods around my home with a visiting dog is a joy."

David, Wagging Tails Carer.



If you have experience of owning a dog, but now find yourself without any pets, then providing a loving home by becoming a Wagging Tails carer can be both a fun and rewarding time for you and the dogs in your care. Alternatively perhaps you own one dog who would enjoy the company of a holiday guest!

Please click on your relevant postcode area below for more information about becoming a Wagging Tails dog boarding carer.

St Albans Dog Carers

Covering the AL Postcode area in Hertfordshire.  Contact Kevin for further information on joining our famliy of dog carers in St Albans, Harpenden, Welwyn, Welwyn Garden City and the surrounding areas. Welcome dogs to stay with you for a holiday! 

Hertfordshire dog carers

Brighton Dog Carers

Contact Emily Deacon to find out about joining our team of Sussex Dog Carers and welcome guest dogs to stay with you in Brighton, Hove, Lancing, Steyning, Worthing and the surrounding areas. Enjoy the loving companionship of four-legged holiday guests! 

Brighton & Hove Dog Carers 

Cardiff Dog Carers

Covering the CF Postcode area in South Wales we are looking for dog carers in Barry, Bridgend, Cardiff, Llantwit Major, Penarth and the surrounding areas to welcome friendly guest dogs to stay for a holiday. Get in touch with Rhian Sexton for further information. 

South Wales Dog Carers

Warwickshire Dog Hosts

We are looking for dog lovers in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Rugby, Coventry and the surrounding areas to welcome friendly guest dogs to stay with them for a holiday. If this is you get please get in touch with Sarah Evans to find out more about this opportunity. 

Warwickshire Dog Carers

Gloucestershire Dog Carers

Covering the GL Postcode area in Gloucestershire we are looking for loving dog carers in Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester, Stroud, Tetbury, Tewkesbury and the surrounding areas to welcome guest dogs to stay. Get in touch with Alexis Bennett for further information. 

Gloucestershire Dog Carers

Dog Carers Guildford

We offer dog boarding in the the GU Postcode area in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex and are currently looking for loving Dog Carers in Guildford, Woking, Farnham, Alton, Petersfield, and the surrounding areas. Contact Roz Bourne for further details. 

Guildford Dog Carers

Buckinghamshire Dog Carers

Covering the HP Postcode area in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire we offer home dog boarding for dog owners in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Beaconsfield, Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding areas and are looking for loving dog carers in these locations. Contact Simon Eccles for further information. 

Buckinghamshire Dog Carers

Kingston Dog Carers

We are looking for loving Dog Carers in the the KT Postcode area in Greater London and Surrey to welcome friendly guest dogs for a holiday. If you are in Kingston upon Thames, Weybridge, Esher, Cobham, Leatherhead, Epsom and the surrounding areas and think this is you please get in touch with Roz Bourne.

Surrey Dog Carers

North London Dog Carers

Covering the N and NW Postcode areas offering dog boarding in North London we are looking for dog lovers in Islington, Hackney, Camden, Barnet, Enfield, Westminster and the surrounding areas to welcome friendly guest dogs to stay for a holiday. Please get in touch with Gary Spencer-Todd to discuss this opportunity in further.

North London Dog Carers

Oxfordshire Dog Carers

Join us as one of our loving Oxfordshire Dog Carers and help us offer home dog boarding for dog owners in Oxford, Banbury, Bicester, Burford, Abingdon, Wantage, Thame and the surrounding areas. Contact Teresa Bowers for further information on joining our team. 

Oxfordshire Dog Carers

Peterborough Dog Carers

We are looking for dog lovers in the PE Postcode area in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Northamptonshire to offer home dog boarding for dog owners in Peterborough, Huntingdon, Chatteris and the surrounding areas. Contact Shirley Lilley for more details. 

Cambridgeshire Dog Carers

Portsmouth Dog Carers

Covering the PO Postcode area in Hampshire we are looking for dog lovers to join us as Carers in Portsmouth, Southsea, Gosport, Waterlooville, Fareham, Havant, Chichester and the surrounding areas. Get in touch with Rosemarey Gooch for further information. 

Hampshire dog carers

Reading Dog Carers

Covering the RG Postcode area in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire we are looking for dog carers to offer home dog boarding in Reading, Henley-on-Thames, Basingstoke, Newbury and the surrounding areas. Contact Teresa Bowers for further information. 

Berkshire Dog Carers

Surrey Dog Carers

Covering the RH Postcode area in Surrey and West Sussex we are looking for Dog Carers in Redhill, Dorking, Gatwick, Hayward's Heath, Horsham, Billingshurst and the surrounding areas. Please get in touch with Sue Day to discuss this opportunity in more detail. 

Surrey & West Sussex Dog Carers

Berkshire Dog Carers

Covering the SL Postcode area in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. We are keen to hear from prospective Dog Carers in Marlow, Maidenhead, Slough, Windsor, Ascot and the surrounding areas. Get in touch with us now for further information on our service. 

Buckinghamshire Dog Carers

Wiltshire Dog Carers

Covering the SN Postcode area in Wiltshire we are looking for dog lovers to join us as Carers in Swindon, Chippenham, Corsham, Melksham, Devizes, Calne, Marlborough and the surrounding areas. Please get in touch with Hilary Coates for further information about this opportunity.  

Swindon Dog Carers

Tonbridge Dog Carers

Covering the TN Postcode area in East Sussex and Kent we would love to hear from dog lovers who would like to join our team of carers in Bexhill-on-Sea, Hastings, Heathfield, Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and the surrounding areas. Have a chat with Emily Deacon for further information. 

East Sussex Dog Carers

York Dog Carers

Covering the YO Postcode area in Yorkshire we are looking for dog lovers to join us as Dog Carers and welcome friendly dogs for a holiday in Alne, Haxby, Thirsk, Boroughbridge, Easingwold, York, Pocklington, Selby and the surrounding areas. Have a chat with Jane Bamford for further information. 

Yorkshire Dog Carers


Pet Franchise Opportunity

There are thousands of dogs in your area in need of loving holiday homes when their owners are away and this is your chance to deliver that service! A Wagging Tails franchise offers you the opportunity to run your own business working from home with your dog by your side - what could be better?! 


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Let us know you are interested in joining us by completing the form below and telling us a little bit about yourself. If we like what we hear we'll be in touch!

Who we are looking for...

We are looking for dog owners who want to work from home and enjoy all the benefits of working with their dog by their side in an exciting and enjoyable role.

You will need to have a strong work ethic, excellent organisation and communication skills and most importantly a love of dogs!

If you cannot answer yes to the following questions please don't apply!

- Do you love dogs?
- Are you sociable, outgoing and empathetic? 
- Can you show us that you are highly motivated, organised, hard working and keen to learn? 
- Are you looking for a new challenge and have the means to invest in a business? 
- Does the thought of leaving your dog in kennels put you off going on holiday?!!!  


Wagging Tails franchisee Emily Deacon with her dog Barkley

"I feel very lucky to have such a great job!"
Emily Deacon, Wagging Tails franchisee


5 reasons Wagging Tails is the business for dog lovers:

1. Dogs at our heart

Wagging Tails was set up to provide the service that dog owners actually want for their faithful friends and to ensure the happiness of all the dogs who holiday with us. If you are a genuine dog lover this is the business for you!

2. Profitable

Its not just a lovely service to be offering owners, a Wagging Tails  franchise is also profitable. We launched our first franchise in December 2010 with Teresa in Oxfordshire who, along with the rest of our growing network, continues to operate successfully today and is the market leading home dog company in her area!

3. Ethical & Professional

Wagging Tails is the ONLY pet care franchise which is Trading Standards Approved and a full bfa member. All of our Dog Carers are licensed by their local council meaning that every area of our business has been independently inspected, assessed and approved to ensure the best service to owners and the best overall business opportunity to those wishing to work in this area.

4. The very best training and support from people who have run the business

As a Wagging Tails franchisee you will receive initial training and ongoing award winning support directly from a team of people who have have actually established and run the business themselves; and can provide practical advice and guidance in every area of operations - what more could you ask for?!

5. Lifestyle

As a Wagging Tails franchisee you are genuinely home based and in complete control of planning your daily schedule - there is no walking dogs, mucking out stables, feeding fish or operating a dog taxi service here! (other than for your own pets of course!) You choose when you are out and about and you take your dog/s with you to meet Dog Carers, attend local shows and build local business relationships. It is sociable, flexible, enjoyable and at the end of it all you get thanked for providing a wonderful service!


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