The Year of the Staycation – 2020

Pet Sitting Staycation 2020

It has come to that time of year when the sun is shining, nights are longer and summer holidays are being booked and planned. With Covid-19 still affecting travel and holidays- this year is the perfect time to explore your home country and have a staycation!

Your 2020 Staycation

Although this year may have disrupted some of your original summer holiday plans, there is no reason you can’t venture to another part of the UK and make it the holiday of a lifetime. Take a beach holiday to the coast; explore the countryside or an adventure in the mountains, wherever your staycation takes you, use the time to appreciate your home country.

Who doesn’t love a summer holiday? Whether it’s a romantic getaway or a busy family holiday, find time to escape reality and the home you have been in throughout lockdown and have a change of scenery. Enjoy your time away by having a non-stop active holiday or a relaxing one, and don’t worry about a thing!

Our Pet Sitting Services

Whilst you embark on your holiday adventures, whether it’s to the coast, mountains or countryside, take the time to be worry free, unwind and relax while we look after your pets.

Not only can you relax once on your holiday, but also beforehand by not having to worry about asking your family, friends, or a kennel to look after your pets.

When you go away, we can keep your pet relaxed in the comfort of your own home whilst being looked after, because Scamps and Champs offer a pawsome pet sitting service! We have a range of experienced pet sitters who will take excellent care of your pets, keeping them in your own home, allowing them to remain in familiar surroundings and ensuring that all of your pet’s usual routines are maintained.

When looking after your beloved pets, we can visit as many times a day as you need or stay overnight if you prefer, depending on your furry-friends’ individual needs. We complete feedback reports after every single visit, to update you and allow you complete peace of mind. These reports will include updates and photos.

In addition, all visits are tracked by GPS to again reassure you that your beloved pets are receiving the service we promise.

If you are looking to go away on a staycation Scamps and Champs Chichester can look after your pets. Check out our Puppy Sitting Service. If you have any questions or queries don’t hesitate to contact Scamps & Champs Chichester for further support and advice by emailing, calling our Branch Manager Sarah Young on 07931 526514 or contacting us via our Facebook Page.

Dog Home Boarding In Bristol

Dog home boarding in Bristol

Why choose dog home boarding in Bristol?

Finding a pet carer to care for your dog in their own home in Bristol allows your dog to stay in the comfort of a family home receiving lots of love and undivided attention, individual walks and complete care. No kennels or crates are used and your dog is treated as one of the family, experiencing a home from home experience.

What are the benefits of dog home boarding in Bristol?

You will always know who is caring for your dog. You and your dog will have visited the host family before the home boarding takes place to see where your dog will be staying and who will be caring for him ensuring you are completely happy with the arrangement. You are in complete control over which host family your dog stays with.

Dog home boarding allows your pet to stay in the same routine. A plan is made before the home boarding takes place as a result of discussions with you about your dogs daily routine, feeding requirements, meal times, walks and administration of any medicines. Your dog would be walked on the lead unless written consent is obtained from you that you are happy for him to be taken off the lead and that he has a solid recall.

When you drop your dog off for home boarding you will take your dogs bed, toys, blankets, food (to minimise the chance of a stomach upset), treats and anything else you feel would help him settle into the host families home.

Why home board with a Scamps and Champs Bristol host family?

You will always drop off and pick your dog up from the host family so you know exactly where your dog is being cared. The dog home boarding host family in Bristol will have been selected according to your individual requirements.

All our Scamps and Champs Bristol dog home boarding host families are fully vetted, insured and registered with the local council. They all have secure gardens and are covered by our company insurance policy.

Only dogs from one family are cared for at the same time so your dog will receive all the love and attention he deserves. He will never be left alone for longer than 2 to 3 hours maximum per day so will have lots of company.

Feedback and photos are sent to you at least daily providing reassurance whilst you are away as we understand how stressful it can be leaving your beloved furry family member behind when you go away.

Contact Anne at Bristol on to check availability or ask for further information.

Scamps and Champs Chichester is Growing!

In the last 2 months Chichester Scamps and Champs has taken on 4 new team members. Requests for services are increasing weekly and with great reviews and plenty of happy pet lovers it can only get better.  If you are looking for a reliable premium per service then look no further that Sarah and her team at Scamps and Champs Chichester.

‘I am really pleased that Scamps and Champs Chichester has taken off so well and this is due to great service from the team of pet lovers that we have and the great brand that is Scamps and Champs.’

Sarah Davies – Branch owner

The current team at Scamps and Champs Chichester can cover your dog boarding, pet sitting and pet visit needs all over Chichester, Bognor Regis and the surrounding area.  We have a great team in place to look after your pets and treat them as part of the family. 

Our team members so are:

Mike Parham – East Wittering

Mikes is the name, dog boarding our game!

We are a family of three, Mike, Ksenia and Anarella (7) we live in West Sussex.

We have a great passion for our four-legged friends, as a child I grew up always with a German Shepard around and in adult life, until recently, there has always been one or even two at times, with the occasional Irish Wolf and even a Cavalier King Charles (slight diversity there!)

I have to admit that we currently do not have any dogs of our own. I have been reluctant despite family pressure to own another dog as the memories of losing one’s best friend is always so heart breaking, something you, animal lovers, no doubt will appreciate

So here we are! Scamps & Champs dog boarders! 

Cyra Shepherd – Fishbourne

Cyra has just joined our home boarding team at Scamps and Champs Chichester. She has a lovely home that she shares with Ernie, her lovely golden Labrador and her family.  We are thrilled she has come on board and know that she will be a real team player. Cyra says: 

“I love dogs. This is an ideal job for me where I look forward to welcoming them into our home, in a safe and loving environment for them to enjoy, so the owners can relax and feel confident that their dog is well cared for while they are away.” 

Carla Campbell – Nutbourne

My name is Carla and a really excited to join Sarah at Scamps and Champs Chichester. I am a very happy, friendly and energetic person. I’m a big animal enthusiast and have studied animal care at college to achieve my higher national certificate. I love all animals but my main passion is for dogs.

Having grown up with a variety of dogs from Rottweiler’s and German Shepherds to Dachshunds and Chihuahuas. I couldn’t imagine my life without them. I have a little Cockapoo called Daisy who is my world. We enjoy lovely walks around the local villages where we live. Emsworth, Nutbourne and Bosham are among our favourites. I love walking and exploring new places for dog walks. 

I can’t wait to start looking after your pets in Chichester and bring Scamps and Champs to the South Coast.

Jane Mason – Pagham

I’m Jane and I have lived with and cared for animals of all types and sizes for over half a century!

I teach animal care and management at a local college and have a particular interest in animal/owner bonding.

I am happy to be working with Sarah and her team and look forward to getting to meet new pets and their owners around the South Downs area.

If you think you might need one of our premium pet services then drop me an email here

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We would love to hear from you!

NEW Dog Home Boarding and Doggy Daycare Services – Launching in Reading and Windsor!

We are excited to introduce yet another NEW animal care branch to you! Scamps and Champs Reading and Scamps and Champs Windsor, are both set to launch next month in August 2019!

The two branches will be offering our most popular Dog Home Boarding Service and a Doggy Daycare Service to Reading, Windsor and the surrounding areas! Marina is our new branch manager and she will be running pet care services via both branches, alongside a dedicated animal care team.

Hi, I’m Marina and I run the Reading & Windsor branches of Scamps & Champs!

I am absolutely thrilled to be offering professional pet care services in and around ReadingWindsor and Slough. Whether you are looking for regular or one-off care, you can rest assured that we will look after your pet like our own giving them all the love and attention, exercise and cuddles they are used to!

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Marina – Scamps and Champs Reading and Windsor Branch Manager

My professional background as a Software Consultant has enabled me to work from home in recent years which meant I could finally have a dog of my own. My first pet as a child however was a budgie called Bobby. I taught him to speak and he ended up being bilingual!  I also love horses and as a teenager rode as much as I could and looked after a local pony.

I can’t wait to hear all about your pets and pet care needs! With our online booking system everything is quick and easy, you will always get to meet your carer before you book and we will send you regular updates and photos so you can see what your pet has been getting up to whilst you’re away.

We would like to extend a walk welcome to the Scamps and Champs family Marina! It’s clear how dedicated you are and how much you love animals and we are delighted to have you on board!

Marina will be looking to recruit caring Dog Home Boarding families, as well a dedicated animal care team. If you are passionate about animals and this opportunity interests you then please contact Scamps and Champs Reading via their web page.

If you are interested in booking Scamps and Champs Reading or Windsor Pet Care Services; Doggy Daycare or Dog Home Boarding, please do contact us via our online enquiry form.
Or alternatively email

Dog Home Boarding in Stockport

What Is Home Boarding For Dogs?

Dog home boarding is when you take your dog to the pet sitter’s home where he/she will stay while you are away.

We have a number of experienced dog carers around the Stockport area. We would carefully match your dog to a suitable dog carer and first of all we would arrange for you to take your dog to meet the dog carer and look around the home and garden. Only once you are happy will we proceed to take a deposit and confirm the booking.

While many Stockport home boarding companies look after numerous dogs at once, including their own, we have opted to provide a very personal one to one level of care where there will only ever be the dog carers own dog in the home. Many of our Stockport home boarding families don’t have a dog of their own.    They will have had extensive experience with dogs, but they may be retired now and don’t want the full-time commitment of their own dog or are not ready to get another since the loss of their own dog.

Our Stockport families are typically retired, semi-retired, work from home or are stay at home Mum’s with older children at school.   Your dog will never be left alone for longer than two to three hours maximum.

The pet sitter will care for your dog according to your specification instructions and will send you updates every day.

Scamps & Champs Stockport only look after dogs from one family at a time.   We never mix different family’s dogs together.

With dog home boarding in Stockport, your dog will get to stay in the comfort of a home rather than in kennels.

Your dog will receive plenty of one-on-one attention and will enjoy regular walks as well as lots of cuddles.

Our Stockport dog home boarders will be easy to contact and will keep you updated as to how your dog is doing with regular service reports and photographs.

All of our home boarding families have been carefully vetted, have secure gardens are covered under our company insurance policy, have been inspected by the local council and are listed on our dog home boarders’ arrangers’ licence with Stockport MBC.

Your dog will be walked and fed according to his usual routine.   We ask you to bring your dogs usual food and treats with you to minimise the risk of any tummy upsets. Your dog will never be walked off the lead unless you have given your written permission and your dog can demonstrate a solid recall.

If this sounds like the kind of Home from Home environment, you would love for your pets then we would love to hear from you and see if we can match you with one of our Stockport dog home boarding families.

How Much Does Stockport Dog Home Boarding Cost?

The cost can vary depending on how many dogs you have and how many nights you are going away for but prices start at £19.50 per day for 1 dog.

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If we can help you with a home boarding enquiry or question please do contact us via our online form. You can also find out more about our Dog Home Boarding Service via our Scamps and Champs Website.

Send Your Dog on Holiday this Summer!

As summer approaches it is time to start planning our family holidays and whilst we always endeavour to take our precious pooches with us, this is not always possible. Particularly when we chose to holiday abroad. Until now we have had to either rely on a family member to take care of our furry-friends or place them into the local dog kennels for a week or two. But is this the fairest option for your beloved dogs?

We know that you are a huge animal lover and that you only want the very best for your pets!  So why settle for traditional kennels when your pampered pooch could be going on their very own holiday? – Find out more about dog home boarding here

For some, finding a kennel for your pet can be the easiest and quickest option. But is it always the best?

Taking an animal out of its environment and placing it in a kennel can be really distressing and scary for them!

Kennels can be extremely noisy places. Your dog will be kept in an enclosed and often caged environment with no company or home comforts. It can be a breeding zone for parasites and fleas which can be harmful to your dog. 

In addition, dog kennels often pack walk dogs as they simply don’t have the staff ratio or time to take your dog on the usual scenic one-on-one walk that they are used to. 

So what is another alternative? Well here at Scamps and Champs we recommend dog boarding. Here are 3 super important reasons why you should choose dog boarding holidays over a traditional dog kennel:

1) Your pet will be staying in a family home 

Your dog will be staying in a home-from-home family environment with other animal lovers. Where they will be safe, cared for and loved. 

2) They will have 24/7 company

24/7 care means they will be able to maintain their usual routine including; meal times, toilet trips and walks. They will also have loads of love care and attention in a caring friendly environment. 

3) They will be comfortable and cosy

Your dog can take their own cosy bed which smells of home ensuring they can get the best night’s sleep snuggled up with their home comforts. They will be warm and will always have access to the home they are staying in without being confined in one space. They can roam freely and thoroughly enjoy their dog home boarding home and family. 

Check availability for your dogs holiday here

Did you know that Scamps and Champs Dog Home Boarding Holidays  offer a fresh new perspective on dog care and place your pet best friend at the centre of its notion.

 Providing your canine companion with the following luxuries:

  • You select exactly which home boarding family you would like your dog to home board with.
  • You and your dog get to meet your home boarding host family to ensure that everyone gets along and that you are all happy.
  • You dog will be staying in a family home whilst you are away, providing a home-from-home environment.
  • Dog home boarding allows your dog to remain in their usual routine, including walks and meal times.
  • Your dog will always have company with a home boarding family.

The best bit is if you send your Dog on Holiday with us you are in complete control of who they stay with and where they stay. It’s just like selecting their very own holiday destination!

Then all you need to do is start packing your Dog’s suitcase and all look forward to your summer holiday break

Contact us to check availability and make an enquiry via our online form.

Dog Home Boarding Holidays – The Latest Trend to Rival Traditional Dog Kennels

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As summer approaches it is time to start planning our family holidays and whilst we always endeavour to take our precious pooches with us, this is not always possible. Particularly when we chose to holiday abroad. Until now we have had to either rely on a family member to take care of our furry-friends or place them into the local dog kennels for a week or two.

However, there is a new canine camp in town ready to rival the traditional set up of dog kennels! Dog home boarding holidays’ offer a fresh new perspective on dog care and place your pet best friend at the centre of its notion. It is now not merely suggested that you are taking off on your jolly holidays and having to find a ‘space’ for your dogs to go whilst you are away, completely fitting in around your plans! Now it is suggested that in fact your dog can go on their own holiday break, leaving your plans rendered almost insignificant!

Your dog is likely to be at the centre of your family life, in fact many of us admit to preferring dogs to humans! So it feels only right that your dog gets to go on their very own home boarding holiday and that it’s as big an event as our own planned break! Dog home boarding offers many benefits to that of traditional kennels such as:

  • You select exactly which home boarding family you would like your dog to home board with.
  • You and your dog get to meet your home boarding host family to ensure that everyone gets along and that you are all happy.
  • You dog will be staying in a family home whilst you are away, providing a home-from-home environment.
  • Dog home boarding allows your dog to remain in their usual routine, including walks and meal times.
  • Your dog will always have company with a home boarding family.

Scamps and Champs offer Dog Home Boarding Holiday’s within their services. The best bit is if you send your Dog on Holiday with us you are in complete control of who they stay with and where they stay. It’s just like selecting their very own holiday destination!

For your peace of mind all of our dog home boarding families are DBS checked. In addition, unless your dog is crate trained and you wish them to sleep in a crate, Scamps and Champs will NEVER use crates or cages for our dog home boarding holidays.

So if you love your dog and you would love to book them their very own Dog Home Boarding Holiday get in touch with Scamps and Champs via our online enquiry form.

NEW Dog Walking and Pet Care Services Available in Chichester

We have some really exciting news here at Scamps and Champs! Not only have we recently opened a new branch in Halifax but now we have a brand new Scamps and Champs branch opening in Chichester! That’s two new pet care service locations in one month!

Pet care services in Chichester will include; dog sitting, dog walking, cat sitting, dog home boarding and a wedding pet chaperone service.

Scamps and Champs Chichester will be managed by Sarah, who is extremely passionate about animals and keen to work hard to provide you with an excellent service. She owns two gorgeous pets of her own and therefore completely understands how important it is, to have pet care services that you can rely on and trust.

My name is Sarah and I am passionate about bringing you and your pet a personal high-quality pet service.

I have owned and rescued dogs, cats and small animals all my adult life and right now have a German Shepherd called Shaka and British Shorthair cat called Hero.

You want your pet to be cared for, relaxed and comfortable within your own home or with one of our selected pet carers and we do to!

Our personal approach and real love of animals will make your Scamp or Champs feel safe and secure in our care.  Whether that’s in your own home, with one of our home boarders, going for daily walks, being visited for a cuddle or one of our many other services.

We are fully insured, DBS checked and completely committed to your animals’ welfare. We will come and introduce ourselves to you and most importantly your pets.  We know that every pet is an individual and we can tailor our service to meet your needs.

Please do give me or one of our enthusiastic team a call or drop us an email.  Our number is a national number and there is always someone ready to answer your call. All messages are passed onto me personally and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Best of luck Sarah! – Welcome to the Scamps and Champs family!

It’s not too early to enquire and book pet care services in Chichester. For details of how to book; dog sitting, dog walking, cat sitting, dog home boarding and a wedding pet chaperone service, see below.

To ask Scamps and Champs Chichester a question, check pet care service availability or to get in touch, simply complete our online form.

To enquire about joining the Chichester team as a dog walker, pet sitter or dog home boarder simply complete our online application.

Check Out Scamps and Champs Chichester Webpage for More Information on Pet Care Services

Dog Boarding in Dartford

Having a dog is great until you want to go away for a few days and then there is the dilemma of who is going to look after your dog and the even bigger dilemma of whether you trust them. If you live in and around the Dartford area we have the perfect solution for you.

At Scamps & Champs Dartford we have a number of lovely individuals, couples and families that will board your dog in their home and treat them as if they were their own. All our home dog boarders are CRB checked and have gone through a rigorous selection process to ensure your dog is well looked after and has as much fun as you do when you are away.

A lot of thought goes in to matching each dog to one of our home boarders in and around the Dartford area. This matching process is very important to us as we want your dog to have the most enjoyable stay and you to have peace of mind in where you board your dog. All our home boarders are local and so you won’t have far to travel around the Dartford area. You will always know exactly where your dog is staying and you will also get to meet the home boarders before your dogs stay, so you can feel reassured your dog is going to be well looked after.

This is also the perfect solution for dogs that really struggle being boarded in a kennel environment. For some spoilt dogs they just don’t cope well with this, as they are so used to the comforts of being at home. You can rest assured they will receive all the usual home comforts they are used to if they stay with one of our trusted home boarders in Dartford, from frequent walks and lots of cuddles to sleeping on the bed if that’s what your dog prefers.

We will take extra care to get to know you are your dog prior to any home boarding booking, as here at Scamps and Champs Dartford we know the needs of each dog is different and knowing your dog is vital to making them comfortable during any home boarding stay. Our home boarders will keep their routine as normal as possible and will happily cater to any quirks they may have.

If you are going away and would like to use our home boarding service in and around the Dartford area please do get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Contact us to ask a question, make an enquiry and to check availability for dog home boarding in your local area.

Promoting Excellence in the Pet Industry

Pet, Industry, Federation, Member, 2019,

We have some exciting news here at Scamps and Champs, we have become members of a professional accredited body! We are now proud to announce that Scamps and Champs are members of the Pet Industry Federation

So who are the Pet Industry Federation?

The Pet Industry Federation is a professional organisation that are leaders within pet industry. Offering companies specialist support and training in the following areas; dog  grooming, pet retail, kennel and cattery management and assistance with pet trade events. 

The Pet Industry Federation are the top pet-industry specialists in the United Kingdom and therefore we are extremely proud to let you all know about our new membership.

Now that Scamps and Champs are members of the Pet Industry Federation, this means that as pet care providers we must abide by pet industry sector charters and demonstrate excellent practice.

In short, we must demonstrate a hallmark of quality within everything we do!

So what does this mean for Scamps and Champs?

As a new member we agree as a business to abide by the following pet industry charter:

1. Strive to improve industry standards

2. Promote responsible pet ownership

3. Strive to ensure customer satisfaction at all times

4. Always provide customers with clear and current information about products and services in a polite and professional manner

5. Ensure all staff are appropriately trained to carry out their job role and that they have a comprehensive understanding of company products, services and procedures

6. Minimise the environmental impact of the business wherever possible

7. Promote best practice in animal welfare by observing the Five Welfare Needs: Diet; Accommodation; Wellness; Sociability; Behaviour

8. Maintain the working environment to ensure it is fit for purpose

9. Abide by all current legislation relative to the business

10. Not bring the pet industry, the Pet Industry Federation or divisional association into disrepute

So basically you can look forward to recieving our usual high-level of professional pet care services, just with the secured knowledge that we are working to pet industry leader standards and that we now have access to additional specialist training and support. 

We are very excited about our new membership with the nationally accredited Pet Industry Federation and we hope that you will be too!

Check out Scamps and Champs full range of pet care services, check availability and contact us via our online form.