With approximately 9 million dogs in the UK, the demand for dog home boarding is constantly increasing. People are looking for a home from home alternative to traditional kennels.
The main reason to become a dog home boarder is for the love of dogs! However, if you love dogs that much, why wouldn’t you get your dog fix by having your own furry best friend?
For some, full time dog ownership doesn’t suit their lifestyle. It could be that they have to travel sometimes for work, they are on holidays 3 or 4 times a year or they just don’t want the full time commitment a dog requires. However, if you are a dog lover and without a dog, becoming a home boarding host in Derby is the perfect way of getting your doggy cuddles without the full time commitment.
By becoming a dog home boarder in Derby, you can have the chance to have the company of dogs by caring for dogs whilst their owners are away. In most cases, you can meet the dog before accepting the booking to see if you get along. There is also the financial aspect (which for most boarders is a secondary reason for boarding). Boarding offers the chance to earn an extra income purely for looking after dogs in your own home.
There are various responsibilities that come with being a home boarder:
- You must be licenced by your local council (if you become a dog home boarder with Scamps and Champs, you will be covered by our licence. No lengthy paperwork for you to complete and submit – bonus!).
- You must have indemnity insurance (if you become a dog home boarder with Scamps and Champs – you will be covered by our insurance).
- You must care for the dog to the best of your ability and be able to take it to the vets should treatment be needed.
- Never leaving the dog(s) alone for more than 2-3 hours.
There are also several perks of being a dog home boarder including:
- Meeting lots of types and breeds of dogs
- The company of dogs – homes seem a cheerier place with dogs around
- The enjoyment of lovely walks with the dogs and the exercise that comes with it!
- Flexibility – you can board dogs only when it fits in with your schedule. If you are on holiday for 2-3 weeks, no problem, no bookings to be made for that period!
Becoming a dog home boarder is best suited to those who are retired, or who work from home part time. It is a rewarding role knowing that you have made a dog comfortable and at home whilst their owners are away. Owners are so grateful on their return when they find a happy and content dog!