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Home Boarding by Ollie’s Petcare

If you’re going away on holidays and feel that pet sitting or kennels are not suitable for your dog then home boarding could be the choice for you. Home boarding is when your pet comes and stays with us in our home with our dogs (Ollie & Penny) and is part of our family for their stay!

Let’s take a look at our home boarding service in greater detail. Similer to our pet sitting services, we offer two types – day to day and consecutive. Day to day caters for short breaks or unexpected days here and there; where as consecutive offers greater value on longer periods such as holidays. If you are any doubt which you need just pop us an enquiry and we’d be happy to help.

Dogs are social animals… and lets face it so are we! We try to share photos & videos of our daily activities including our home boarding on a number of popular social platforms, including Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. You can click in and keep up with your dogs busy daily activities & their fupals!

So let’s take a look at our home boarding services. We’ve tried to break the details down into bite-size sections that are easier to read and get the information you need quickly. If you’re interested in booking your dog in to come stay with us then just click on any of the links and email us your details!


We're based in Ratoath in county Meath, just outside Dublin. We are perfectly situated for our home boarding clients to pop there dog in for their holidays!

Type: Day to day and consecutive.
Suitable for: Friendly small to medium size dogs only.
Days: Monday – Sunday.
Times: 365 day a year

A home from home for your pet when you go on holidays! Unlike noisey kennels home boarding can offer a reassurance to your dog that kennels can't, especially for a dog that is a little bit more nervous or anxious. Your dog will get personal care in our home, play in our back garden and sleep on our couch in the evenings in front of the fire with our dachshunds Ollie & Penny.


We are based in Ratoath, Co. Meath. It's the perfect location for providing all our four legged clients home boardng services across East Meath & North Dublin . Here are some of the locations we offer home boarding to:

- Ratoath, Co. Meath
- Ashbournes, Co. Meath
- Swords, Co. Dublin
- Finglas, Co. Dublin
- Santry, Co. Dublin
- Glasnevin, Co. Dublin
- Drumcondra, Co. Dublin
- Dublin City Centre
- Phibsboro, Co. Dublin
You can find us every day on dog walks in the Dublin area, or you can pop on to our social accounts to find photos & videos from our furry home boarding clients!

+ Day to Day & Consecutive Home Boarding

Home boarding for those that are new to the concept is when your dog can go and stay in another home, usually with another dog owner and their own dogs. Home boarding is a fantastic alternative to kennels for many dogs that find kennels a little unsettling or stressful. Home boarding means your dog can stay in a family environment surrounded by humans as well as a few other dogs that they know well.

With us your dog will sleep indoors, join us for our daily routine & walks and have their own toys, bowls, food, blankets and bed from your home with them. That's why we say it's a 'home from home' - because it really is! We try to make it as stressless as possible for you and your dog!

Like our pet sitting services, day to day is designed for short breaks or weekend stays, whereas our consecutive boardng for longer stays takes pricing into consideration, with reduced rates for longer bookings.

+ Individual Care & Attention

Every dog is different, home boarding allows you to ensure your dog needs are getting met while your away. Whilst in our care your dog will enjoy walks with us at least twice a day, have access to our enclosed, hazard free garden, sleep indoors, play with our sausages and be part of our family for their stay!

We provide:

– Personal one on one care for your dog
– Exercise & Attention on an individual basis
– Professional care 24 hours a day - your dog will never be left alone!
– Clean, friendily, family environment
– Daily feeding routines can be maintained
– Grooming, walks, medications can all be accommodated

It’s good for you too! It’s not just the dogs that can benefit from home boarding, because you can relax more and enjoy your break knowing your dog is happy and is being well looked after by someone you know and trust. The stress of leaving a dog in kennels can be very overwhelming, but seeing your dog happy in our family home with Ollie & Penny and all their home from home comforts is very reassuring.

+ Requirements & Guidelines

Unfortunately we do have a few requirements for our home boarding dogs. This is for the well being of both our own dogs and our clients dogs coming to stay. We would appreciate your co-operation with these.

– We only board 2 dogs in addition to our own! If we say we’re fully booked, we are.
– Dogs must be socialised well: with other dogs & people.
– Dogs must be well-behaved & of course house trained.
– We do requre all dogs to be neutered & not in heat
– Vaccinations must be up-to-date. Incl. kennel cough, worms & fleas. (We will ask for records.)
– Our home is not open to the public; you can not drop by. We will arrange pick-up/drop-off of your dog from your home.
– A trial sleep over may be required.


As we only board two dogs at a time availability is at a premium. We book on a first come first serve basis and we ask all our customers & clients to honour this and book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Do note: home boarding is currently only available to dogs that we are familiar with through our other services. – Jonathan, Ollie’s Petcare
Note: All services require an initial meeting before commencement. When booking, please allow time for this to take place. All services are dependent on availability. It is advised to book as early as possible for holiday periods and home boarding. You can read more about the initial meeting below.

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We also provide our four pawed clients with lots of unique products & tasty treats in our online store - Ollie's Pet Boutique; stocking new brands to Ireland like Fellipet, Pooch & Mutt, Fat Cat plus supporting Irish brands Soopa & EcoMutt; plus many more!

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