Animal Ark Pet Care
- Dog home boarders in Berkshire
- Fabulous alternative to boarding kennels
- Your dog gets to stay in a normal home
- Insured & licenced with local authority
- Flexible & caring service
- We match your dog with the perfect host
We have the most fabulous alternative to boarding kennels: we find local dog loving families and we match them with dog owners who want to go on holiday.
The dogs get to stay in a normal home, the hosts get to have dogs when their schedule allows and the owners skip the guilt trip of kennels. Everybody wins and it has been a run away success!
Call us, let us find the perfect host for your pooch!
Henley - Reading - Maidenhead - Wokingham - Bracknell
Dog Home Boarding
Dogs need their pack. They don't care how pretty the kennel girls are at the local boarding kennels (although the husbands have been known to be swayed by this). What use is pretty if you cannot lie on her feet whilst she's watching TV in the evening? If you were going to design a dog prison what would it look like? A boarding kennel of course. Come on, these guys are family, we can do better than that!
We match dog owners with families who want to board dogs. Sometimes families whose kids' are desperate to have a dog. Sometimes families who are retired and love to have dogs in for short periods as a treat. Always people who are dotty over dogs and will not shut up talking about them if you give them half a chance.
“I have been using Animal Ark for many years and love the fact that my boisterous cairn terrier will be so well looked after whilst we’re away. The hosts are wonderful and Jane always makes sure that Ziggy is well matched with those looking after him. There’s the added reassurance that should a crisis occur and the host can’t look after him, Jane is always there to step in and continue his care. But best of all I love the fact that I can holiday abroad without any guilt, as I know Ziggy will be enjoying his holiday too. ”
“She is consummately professional and deeply caring of the dogs she boards and she was hugely helpful and considerate to us as owners. Then carers with whom we boarded our 9month old Golden Retriever had only positive and kind things to say about her. They were warm and welcoming with us and our puppy. Jane takes great care in placing the right dog with the right carer and if there is any problem she steps in and takes care of the dog. That is fantastic service and gives great peace of mind. I would, and have, always and highly recommend them. ”
- Marjory Morris
“We are SO VERY PLEASED WE FOUND YOU ...." ANIMAL ARK" Our cocker spaniel LUCY , has a HOLIDAY TOO ! ..She is so VERY well cared for by " ALL HER HOSTS " ! ❤️ The organisation of Animal ARK covers every eventuality! .i am amazed how much CARE is readily available Thank you Jane , ....YOU ARE A STAR ! .”
- Marje. Carson
“Animal Ark provides a professional and reliable service. Jane made sure she understood our dogs needs, the family match was excellent which made us very happy to leave her and enjoy our holiday. ”
- Paul -Reading
“We have used Animal Ark for several years now and would definitely recommend them. Buster has always enjoyed his stay with his foster families, he is a person doggy not a doggy doggy and likes his creature comforts, all of which he gets with his host family. Jane matches the dog with the foster family so that his needs are always met, no matter what they are. They go above and beyond expectation, they truly love dogs. Buster always recognises where he is going and pulls on the lead like crazy to get in to see his host family again. I don't think you could have a better recommendation than that. ”
- Jacqueline Dunne
“We were very impressed by the service provided, and we were delighted and reassured by the host family. The service provided is professional and comprehensive, we have total confidence that our dog will be well cared-for. Animal Ark is a very professional, knowledgeable, dedicated and genuinely caring service, the perfect place for a beloved pet to be cared for when we are away. We are so lucky to have found Animal Ark, and we would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family. We have already made new bookings for 2020. ”
- Bob, Bracknell
“We’ve been using Animal Ark for 3years now, always a very efficient friendly service from Jane. Our beloved little dog has always had a healthy & happy stay with her ‘Foster family’, so we can go on holiday knowing she’s in safe hands.”
- Joyce Mitchell
“I have been boarding my labrador with Animal Ark for a number of years and have, without fail, been completely happy with the management and care of the company. My dog enjoys every visit with Jane and her hosts and I have every confidence that she is cared for as if she were the host's own dog. Jane is an efficient business manager and always responds to requests promptly and honestly. I have recommended Animal Ark to a number of friends and will remain a regular customer. ”
“A chance conversation in a supermarket queue resulted in an introduction to Animal Ark Pet Care. When Tina Turner sang "You're simply the best!" she was singing about this company. Highly recommended ”
- Elizabeth Hunter
“Lua, my Labrador puppy, stayed with Animal Ark last Xmas. She had a wonderful time. She loved playing with her friend and getting cuddles on the sofa. We loved getting the pics and see how happy she was. Thank you for taking care of Lua. Marina”
“Animal Ark are caring and professional. From the start Jane took time to learn about us and our dog so she could match us with the right pet sitter. Jane’s team of pet sitters offer a home from home, I can leave Monty knowing that he is safe, comfortable and very well looked after, they even send a photo so we don’t miss him too much. Jane always responds quickly to our requests even at short notice, we would highly recommend Animal Ark. ”
“We have been using Jane at Animal Ark for over 2 years now. She has always gone above and beyond to help us with our King Charles spaniel, even at the very last minute. I always feel at ease going away when she stays with Jane because she really puts the welfare of your pet above everything else. We have just got a new puppy and have already registered her with Animal Ark. I couldn’t recommend them enough!”
- Nicola Meiring
“A brilliant service offered by Jane at Animal Ark for both daycare and boarding: they find, research and coordinate a group of ‘host’ households fitted and matched to your requirements and more importantly the requirements of your dog. Mine, Nala, has stayed with Jane and other host 20-30 times over the last couple of years and is well matched especially into families with well-behaved dogs and active and lively children (she’s a Golden Retriever, so loves it busy!!). A thoroughly professional service, that is reliable, always on time, and gives me peace of mind when I leave Nala in their care. I would highly recommend.”
- David Castle
“I've used animal ark twice now, and had a great experience. Jane is very responsive and very organised. My dog Sam has been with 2 of the petsitters, and had a repeat visit to one of them, and loved going back! Both families were warm and welcoming. I plan on using Animal Ark for all of my holidays inthe future! ”
“I can’t praise Animal Ark highly enough . Alfie is a sensitive soul and does not settle easily . But Jane has found 3 fantastic carers for him. Jane tries to match dog and carer. Alfie loves going on his holidays and I know that he is loved and cared for . Alfie has, on occasion, needed to go to the vet whilst away and Animal Ark took him . They go above and beyond in their duty of care. My reservation in singing their praises is that they get so popular I can’t get a space for Alfie! ”
“Contacted them by phone and email, no reply, then discovered my friend used them so she got in touch with them. 'Jane' contacted me, was obnoxious from the start! She spoke over me, every time I tried to explain cut me dead, ended up terminating the call. The carers hers are apparently very very good but even they complain about Jane who runs it. ”
- Andrew Reading