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Wagging Tails North London dog boarding: Gary Spencer-Todd

N QR CodeTel: 020 8352 3404
Mobile: 07930 558 128
Address: 10 Forestdale, London, N14 7DP
Council License Number: ANDOGS/18/58384

N Branch franchisee, Gary Spencer-Todd with his dog Copper

I have been a dog owner for a number of years and we currently have a Collie Cross, Copper, who has come from a rescue centre. Having arrived as a puppy, he was rather excitable and chased our two cats around. He has, however, now been well trained by them, to the extent that he would not dare approach their food bowls. He may still occasionally chase them up or down the stairs. Well, it does keep them on their toes!

Before Copper, we had a Cocker Spaniel, Jo-Jo. When we went away on holiday, we often found it a difficult and frustrating experience to find a carer for him. There was no Wagging Tails in North London then. It took a number of tries before we found an excellent carer, who was not local, but loved to take Jo-Jo into her family and in whom we had total trust.

So, when the opportunity arose to join Wagging Tails in the North London area, I knew that I was joining a business genuinely devoted to ensuring that you can have total trust in the carer looking after your dog while you are away.

All of my carers are carefully selected dog lovers, who, I know, will provide you with the peace of mind while you are away. They know that I am always available to them and together, we will provide the perfect home from home for your dog(s).



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

I hold a Diploma from The Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour having undertaken and passed their 'Understanding What Makes Dogs Tick' course.

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


About Our Carers

All 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 visitng dogs. Coming from various walks of life and experienced with different breeds of dogs they have all been vetted, interviewed and assessed and I would happily board Copper 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 Pet Business Insurance. 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 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!