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Home Boarding

It can be a very worrying time both for you and your dog when you have to leave them, whether it be while you go to work, attend a Family occasion, a well earned holiday or a stay in hospital. For many dogs the unfamiliarity of kennels can add to their stress, so why not leave them in a home from home?

Instead of a lonely kennel, they will be warm & cosy indoors with plenty of both human & doggy company.

They will be treated as part of the Family, to join in on Family walks, cuddles by the television, fun in the garden and whatever else is going on at Sunnyoak.  They will have such a good time, time will fly for your dog while you’re away and they’ll be waiting and wagging to come back next time.

If you feel we may be able to help you enjoy your stay away, please feel free to contact us to discuss your arrangements. We will then arrange a time for your dog to come on a trial visit, so that we can check your dog feels completely happy & relaxed before their stay.

We are licensed & top 5 Star rated by the Borough of Poole. Licence No. M/009537.  


“I am so incredibly impressed with Sunnyoak Dog Services. I have used their services many times to look after my dog Rolo when we go on holiday. The things I love about Sunnyoak are:

  • Punctuality – they collect & drop off exactly at the agreed time.
  • My dog is well taken care of & doesn’t suffer any anxiety while I’m away -he’s part of their family. o I know he’s taken for long walks everyday, groomed & cared for whilst in their care & any medication or dietary requirements Jennifer knows exactly what to do.
  • Jennifer keeps a log of what they have done & also took pictures of Rolo having a fantastic time whilst on holiday with them. Really great to know he’s so happy whilst we’re away & means we can relax knowing he’s getting the best possible care.
  • The first time Sunnyoak looked after him, he came back much better behaved – more obedient & didn’t pull so much on the lead. THANK YOU! I can honestly say my dog Rolo loves staying with them, in fact he sulks when we come back – that’s testament to the fantastic love & care he gets from Sunnyoak. I can highly recommend them to anyone in need of an affordable, reliable, compassionate, animal loving dog services.” (Emma Wright, Poole)

“Can’t recommend these amazing people enough, Olive LOVES her holidays here!  (Trudi Johnson, Oakdale)

“Thank you to Jen, Matt and Family who recently looked after our fur baby Meg.  Home from home care and friends to play with too, what more could you want? xxx” (Julia Preston, Hamworthy)

“Was worried about leaving Bella as she was rehomed with us, and I didn’t want her to think it was happening again.  I needn’t of worried, she has come home happy and settled straight into her normal craziness.  We had some pictures and videos of her while we were away, so lovely to see her playing and happy.  Would definitely recommend, thank you Jenny.” (Sally Travers, Upton)

“We’ve home boarded our two dogs at Sunnyoak a couple of times.  They have lots of fun, and we get sent photos/videos of them which helps us (we do miss our girls a lot).  It also helps that Sunnyoak are happy to feed the raw diet they are on.  We’ve also had them walked before from home which was also great.  Highly recommended.” (Louise Bunce, Poole)

“Have used these guys a few times so far and already have some more dates booked in.  They adore Lily our Newfoundland and she’s always happy when it comes to collecting her.  If Lily is on any medications or recovering they’re always happy to still take good care of her.  Wouldn’t find anyone who adores other people’s dogs like their own.”  (Natasha Gemski, Ferndown)

“I would highly recommend homeboarding with Sunnyoak Dog Services.  My Golden Retriever stayed with them for 2 weeks in February 2018 when I was on holiday and he came back home very happy and you could tell that he was very well looked after.  I received regular updates with photos and videos of my boy having fun which was lovely and very reassuring.  I wouldn’t trust anyone as much as I trust Jenny who runs this business when it comes to looking after my boy.  Great service! Thank you.”  (Kasia Waters, Southampton)

“Wonderful – took great care over my Gordon and sent photos while I was away.  Also having training lessons for Gordon who is 5 months old and what a difference.  Thank you so much x (Sarah Hunt, Bournemouth)

“Sunnyoak walk our Golden Retriever Alfie twice a week – he’s always really excited to see Jenny and has a lovely time walking with her other dogs.  Sunnyoak have always been 100% reliable.  We recently left Alfie with Sunnyoak for homeboarding while we went on holiday for 10 days.  I don’t think he wanted to come home, as he had a lovely time with his other doggy friends.  We were able to enjoy our holiday, confident that he was being well cared for.  We did miss him, but Jenny sent us some videos and pictures so we knew he was happy and healthy.  We would highly recommend Sunnyoak Dog Services.”  (Denise Tarrant, Corfe Mullen)

“Our 10 month old Golden Beau has been a regular day boarder  at Sunnyoak since he was 4 months and he is fantastically looked after, we couldn’t ask for better service.  Matt & Jenny are experienced dog trainers, we are very grateful for all their help & expertise, they have sorted Beau’s phobia in one hour when we have been struggling for days.  We are grateful for their ad hoc help with Beau when we need it.  Matt & Jenny, thank you both very much.”  (Steve & Ellie Lewis, Hamworthy)

“Thank you for taking such good care of Finley for us this year.  We know he always loves coming to see you.” (Gill & Kevin Tyler, Hamworthy)

“Thank you for taking such wonderful care of Bonnie. She loves coming to play, walk & snooze (plus all the cuddles!)” (Katy & Sam Brunton, Poole)

“Thanks for all you do for us & Reggie.  Don’t know what we’d do without you.” (Olivia Ellis, Wareham)