Wagging Tails - Cheltenham
- Award winning home dog boarding
- Across the GL postcode area
- Exclusive holiday homes
- Owner & Veterinary recommended
- Fully insured & licensed dog carers
- Because dogs deserve a holiday too!
Wagging Tails - Dog Home Boarding across Gloucestershire
Family Run Dog Boarding Company
Cheltenham dog boarding Wagging Tails franchise is run by Alexis Bennett and her puppy Brea.
I grew up in Wales and Warwickshire so am a country girl at heart. I enjoyed the freedom of the countryside and we had many pets, including four lovely family dogs.
My ambition, when I was a little girl, was to work with children or animals. Yes, I know... they say never do either! I qualified as a teacher in 1996 and spent nineteen very happy years teaching children of all ages in the Midlands, London and even had a short stint in Sydney, Australia. My most recent role was as Headmistress of a wonderful preparatory school in North West London. Although I loved my years as a teacher, I have missed the countryside and animals, especially for the last fourteen years whilst living in London. In particular, dogs were missing from my life.
In April, my partner and I decided it was time for us country bumpkins to return to our roots and move back to the countryside where I hoped I could fulfil my second ambition of working with animals.
I am delighted to have taken on the GL Branch of Wagging Tails and cannot wait to launch in January 2016. I can now work from home, have time to look after my veggie patch and chickens, get to know my new local area and, most importantly, be with my dog every day.
Our baby beagle Brea - which means ‘beauty’ - came into our lives in November and wormed her way into our hearts within a matter of minutes. If I thought I understood the bond families have with their dogs I really had no idea until Brea bounded into our lives. I cannot imagine leaving her with anyone but a carefully vetted, licenced and insured carer.
Wagging Tails has changed our lives for the better in many ways. I hope the assurance of a safe and loving ‘Home from Home’ family holiday for your dog will enhance your life too, giving you the peace of mind to be able to leave your four-footed family member within a loving home and enjoy your well earned holiday or break away.''
About Our Carers
All our carers come from various walks of life and are experienced with different breeds of dogs they have all been vetted, interviewed and assessed. Where necessary our Carers are licensed by their local Council to comply with the Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 and are fully insured through Wagging Tails Pet Business Insurance. I match each owner's dogs with the most suitable carers and insist on a 'sniffing out meeting' taking place at the Carers home before the board. I believe it is very important for owners to meet the chosen carer to gain peace of mind and feel confident their best friend will have a great holiday! I always aim to place dogs back with the same carer for subsequent holidays as the dogs and Carers build a strong bond.
We are very proud to be recommended by many Vets, Dog Trainers, Groomers and Owners.
Our caliber of Carers and dedication to giving owner's dogs a stress free alternative to kennels makes Wagging Tails the ideal holiday home for all dogs including rescue dogs, puppies and elderly dogs.
Our Aim is to ensure that owners can go away safe in the knowledge that their dogs are being loved and cared for and for all dogs boarding with Wagging Tails Carers to get a holiday of their own, full of love, exercise and those all important cuddles!
“An excellent home from home service. From start to finish, we have had excellent service. We felt really comfortable leaving 'Arnie' while we had a long weekend away. Knowing he was going into someone's home and being cared for by our selected carer made all our worries disappear. We felt very comfortable leaving him and from feedback we know he had a great stay! It was lovely to receive photos of Arnie too, seeing what he got up to while we were away. We will definitely use again and recommend to others. Thank you! Anna, Cheltenham”
“Dear Alexis, A very big thank you for arranging at short notice for Gooshie to stay with Tina and Bailey. Gooshie had a wonderful time and was looked after so well by Tina and Bailey. Gooshie was so welcomed into their home and received so much love - I will definitely book with Tina again. It was fabulous Alexis that you and Tina were able to help at such short notice. This was the first time that I have used Wagging Tails (though I do have some bookings already in place for the summer) and the service was excellent. I did not worry about Gooshie on my short break away as I knew he was in wonderful hands. Thank you, Suzy & Gooshie, Gloucester”
“Having never left Ella and Bailey anywhere before other than at home with family or friends we were extremely anxious when we needed to find somewhere new for our Goldies to go while we were away. We need not have worried because as soon as we met Helen, John and their Goldie Molly we knew Ella and Bailey were going to be in very safe and caring hands. I think they had a better holiday than we did! Helen and John were great at keeping us updated with messages and photographs. Would definitely go back there again - if they are allowed :-) and would highly recommend them." Kind regards, Jacqui, Gloucestershire”