Licensed by Herefordshire Council Animal Boarding Establishment Act 1963 - Homeboarding
Dogs are only accepted at the discretion of Yvonne and Barry Mutton.
No dog registered under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 or dog hybrids registered under the Dangerous Wild Animal Act 1976 (e.g. wolf hybrids) will be accepted for boarding.
We prefer to accept dogs that are neutered, as because we quite often have six dogs staying, even if your dog is totally indifferent to the fact that they are entire, this can prove to be a problem for some of our other holidaymakers who may become over-interested and this can cause aggression. It must be appreciated that the dogs live in our home, with us, as would our family dogs and this would be an unnecessary complication! For this reason we will always consider the mix of dogs we have staying for the required holiday period before agreeing to accept any dogs.
Proof of vaccinations is always required (a photocopy is preferable) and also that the dog has been treated for fleas and wormed prior to their stay.
We like to meet the dog before agreeing to board as both parties need to be happy and comfortable with the arrangement. The dogs live with us and each other as our own pets would do, with group walks and and garden playtime, and for this reason we do not accept dogs with any aggressive tendencies.
Dogs that are not house trained, or incontinent, or likely to chew furniture, or in the case of large dogs that are boisterous or not under control are also not acceptable. We are mindful of our neighbours, and cannot accept chronic barking dogs, or those who are not used to sleeping without their owners
and do not settle at night.
Drop-off and collection times
We require that the dogs are dropped off for their holiday between 9 - 9.30a.m., and also on the morning of their collection we need them collected by 9.30a.m. otherwise we will charge another day, as we always have to get out for dog-walking. We will adjust timings to individual requirements, but a full days charge will
be made for later drop off times through the day if arranged. We always prefer to accept our holidaymakers in the mornings so that they can join our morning walk, and to give them time to adjust before bedtime. (Regular holidaymakers may be dropped off in the evenings once we know they will settle well, and no charge is incurred for that overnight stay.)