Hastings dog boarding in East Sussex | Wagging Tails Tonbridge

Prices from £20.00 per day. Please contact Lesley to discuss your specific requirements

Tunbridge dog boarding franchisee Lesley Birch with her dogs Ted & Mabel

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.

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Dog boarding in East Sussex & Kent. Wagging Tails covers the entire TN postcode area.

Wagging Tails TN Branch: Lesley Birch

TN QR CodeTel: 01424 814 695
Mobile: 07480 896 720
Email: tn@waggingtailsuk.co.uk
Address: Chantry House, Workhouse Lane, Icklesham, East Sussex, TN36 4BJ


Lesley Birch owner of Tonbridge dog boarding franchise Wagging TailsMeet Ted and Mabel, a pair of collie crosses who live with me in the beautiful East Sussex countryside. Together we run the Kent and East Sussex branch of Wagging Tails to make sure that every local dog has the opportunity to have a home from home holiday whenever their owner needs to be away be it for work or pleasure.

Dogs have always been a part of my life and as a child whenever I complained that we never went on holiday my Dad always used to say that we had a choice – dogs or holidays but not both. Luckily today dog owners can have both thanks to the lovely Wagging Tails carers who welcome a dog into their home like a family member. As rescue dogs Ted and Mabel both started their lives in kennels and if they could talk I know they would say a home is much, much nicer! I am thrilled that I can now do a job that they can be an active part of. My previous career was in primary school teaching where I always felt part of a large family of children and parents.

These days my family are the TN area dogs, owners and carers and I look forward to welcoming you to the family soon.


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 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 Tonbridge and the surrounding areas and I would happily board my dogs 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 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!



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

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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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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!