PetStay - Highland & Moray - Dog Boarder and Pet Sitter in Inverness, The Highlands

PetStay - Highland & Moray

The Highlands
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  • Home dog boarding in Highlands & Moray
  • A safe & secure alternative to kennels
  • Local carers, insured & licensed
  • No registration fee
  • Very competitive rates
  • Recommended by vets


PetStay - Dog Home Boarding Covering Highland & Moray

PetStay - Highland & Moray home boarding for dogs is an alternative to kennels, providing a less stressful environment for your dog and peace of mind for you whilst you are away on holiday. Home boarding is about your dog being in a comfortable, happy environment in a home with lots of safeguards in place, but without kennels or cages.

When we receive an enquiry we take details about your dog(s) and then carefully match them to one of our trusted dog carers who have been hand-picked by us, interviewed, licensed and insured. We try to find a carer who lives close to you, but more importantly we choose one who will be most suitable for your dog(s). Next, we organise a no-obligation meeting for you to visit the carer to make sure you and your dog are happy with the carer we have chosen.

While staying with one of our carers, your dog will be treated as one of the family, and all your dog’s normal routines will be kept. Only dogs from the same household are boarded together.

PetStay - Highland & Moray

About Me
Hello there, I’m Catriona. Welcome to your local PetStay branch for the Scottish Highlands and Moray areas.

Truffle lives next door, albeit, a mile away! I have always loved dogs but sadly don’t have any living at home just now, so going for walks with doggie friends and their owners is the next best thing.

I am delighted I found PetStay and am really looking forward to finding your dog(s) the perfect carer whilst you enjoy your holiday, safe in the knowledge they are well cared for and happy in a ‘home from home’ environment.

At PetStay we offer a loving home from home for your dog/s with one of our carefully selected carers who you get to meet first before you book giving you peace of mind whilst you are away. We don’t mix different dogs from other households and never let a dog off the lead, we have many safeguards in place so you can rest assured your dog/s are safe and are also having a wonderful holiday with their PetStay dog carer.

Please also get in touch with me as I’m now looking for new carers to join my team so if you love dogs, have a secure garden, are at home during the day and want to earn a little extra then give me a ring for an informal chat.

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Home Boarding for Dogs
Your dog/s stay in one of our loving carers’ homes
Meet your carer before you book
Kinder and less stressful for your dog
All routines kept
We don’t mix different dogs together
We don’t walk your dog/s off the lead
All our carers are licensed by the local council
Carers are fully insured and vetted
We are recommended by vets and our many, many customers

Areas Covered
Inverness, Nairn, Forres, Elgin, Dingwall, Dornoch, Tain, Thurso, Wick, Ullapool, Portree, Fort William, Spean Bridge, Fort Augustus, Aviemore and the Spey Valley.

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“We were looking for somewhere to take our 14 month old lab. We were very resistant to leaving him in kennels and had seen Petstay advertised in one of the local magazines. Catriona put us in touch with Jo and James. We knew our dog would be well looked after, as James played with him. It was the first time we'd left him with anyone else, and the occasional Whatsapp message from Jo while we were away gave us reassurance he was settled. Definitely would recommend Petstay to anyone looking for a home environment for their dog to be looked after in”

- Susan

“This is the first time I have left my Husky with anybody and I was quite worried about the thought of it, but when I met Angela, she came across as a lovely, happy person with a lot of experience in doggy sitting, I was so relived that I knew Alaska would be in great hands, When I collected her she was spotlessly clean and happy, she had been going on amazingly long walks and had the run of a well fenced garden, I would not hesitate to place her in Angela's care again, I'm really pleased I came across this pet service online xx ”

- Alyson Gibb

“The best idea for any dog! PetStay really is 'home from home' and gives me such freedom to go on holiday knowing BaaBaa is being spoilt! BaaBaa is safe, loved and amongst people which is all we could ever ask for! If your dog is a people dog who just loves human contact then PetStay is the answer! Id be lost without PetStay. So THANK YOU!! ”

- Claire Linda Towns

“Catriona kindly took on our two labs – Tambo (5 yrs) and Kibo (6 months) at relatively short notice for 10 days while we went to East Africa over New Year. We had photos almost immediately, showing total devotion to their new carers, and they were clearly relaxed and happy when we picked them up. Catriona was only positive about them (I can’t believe they were as angelic as she implied!) and she was very flexible when our return flights were delayed and we missed connections. An excellent service, there is no substitute for being invited to be part of, and welcomed into, a household, for family pets. Thank you. We will be back…”

- Marisa

“We have used 'PetStay' a number of times, twice with Janice, and very recently with James, Jo and their family. Catriona is wonderful to deal with, she is quick and efficient. Each time our dog has come back in great shape. He is treated like one of the family, routines are followed and I have regular contact with the carers whilst we're away. I honestly cannot recommend this fantastic service higher. If you are going on holiday and need your dog cared for without any worrying, give 'PetStay' a go, you wont regret it!”

- Stuart Thain

“It was a much more enjoyable holiday for our family knowing our dogs were in the safe care of Pete and Lynne for 2 weeks at Christmas. We really appreciated the regular updates and the photos of Connie and Dusty making themselves at home on the sofa!! This is a great service and would highly recommend it.”

- Kirsten Shiells

“From start to finish let stay have been wonderful. Our Jack Russell 'benton' stayed with Maureen and Jack and they took fabulous care of him. Our children don't like leaving our dog behind when we go on holidays so it was a lovely surprise to receive an email from Maureen with photos of Benton looking very relaxed and happy. Will definitely be using this service again.”

- Lisa

“Our dog, Holly, does not do too well in kennels and, over the Christmas period, we were finding it difficult to find her accommodation whilst we were away for a family gathering. A call to PetStay quickly put us in touch with a carer in Nairn and, following the necessary meeting, I was confident that Holly was going to be in good hands. When we picked her up, she looked happy and was not hoarse from barking, as she usually is after a spell in kennels. She had clearly been well looked after as a member of the household. I would highly recommend PetStay, and we will certainly be using them again.”

- Andrew Hickie

“My dog's just been for his second stay with Angela in Flodderty, booked through PetStay. When I dropped him off, he was beside himself with excitement when he realised where we were. I was gone for 5 days and I had regular texts from Angela letting me know how he was getting on. It's a such a relief to know one's dog isn't pining. He's sulked a bit since I collected him on Sunday but it's not because I went away, I'm pretty sure it's because I came back! ”

- Paul Frecker

“PetStay is a wonderful service and I was so happy to find out it existed. Flora, my Scottie, is just a puppy and I couldn't imagine putting her into kennels. So Flora and I met with Janice and immediately found that she was just perfect. I left Flora with Janice and went off on holiday with peace of mind that she was going to be looked after just as though she was at home. On my return I found a very happy Flora. Janice was wonderful and I would be very happy to leave Flora with her again. The whole setup is so well managed. Thank you for existing. ”

- Bev. Grant

“Pongo our much loved Dalmation went to stay with Phyllis Lemoncello in Nairn and we couldn't have wished for anything more. From the outset Phyllis bonded with Pongo and treated him like he was her own. Pongo had long walks twice sometimes three times a day and even went out on a night out with Phyllis and her husband. The care Pongo received was second to none. Not only have we found an amazing boarder for Pongo but a friend as well. Well done Pet Stay. ”

- Paul and Sonia Milton

“This was the first time we had looked into anyone other than family looking after our dog Holmes and we couldn't have been more delighted to meet and use Janice. We could see from the first meeting that she was going to look after him as though he was her dog. I would highly recommend PetStay and in particular Janice and will certainly be looking to book her again when we go away. A big thank you to Janice for making it so easy for us and enjoyable for Holmes!”

- Avril

“Our dog Doj spent 2 weeks with petstay whilst we were on holiday. It was our first time going away without him and were a little apprehensive about how he would fare without us. I needn't have worried!!. He had a fabulous time. His days were spent playing with the 2 resident dogs and had free reign of the amazing garden. He was exercised daily and had loads of love and attention. We to were regularily updated on his time there with photos too. They were received with much excitement by our 4 boys!! I would have no hesitation in using Petstay again and would urge all dog lovers who feel that their precious pooches deserve a real home from home experience ”

- Deirdre Paterson

“Having tried to book our dog Mungo into kennels at half term, at late notice to attend a funeral, I happened on Petstay. Catriona was most helpful and quickly arranged for us to meet a carer, Tanya and her dog. The meeting went well and Mungo stayed with Tanya for four days. Tanya was also flexible when the date of the funeral was uncertain. This gave us peace of mind that Mungo was happy and cared for and we will definitely use the service again. Thank you.
Joan, November 2015

I was very nervous about leaving Roxy with strangers but after our first meeting with Maureen and Jack, felt quite confident that she would be very well looked after. I was right! We left her with them for a weekend just to see how she settled and waited by the phone for the call to say she was missing us so much we'd have to pick her up early! No call, just a text message from Maureen to say she was getting on great and not even crying for us! When we went to pick her up she was curled up on the sofa having cuddles with their grandson and looking very much at home. This is an invaluable service and the whole selection process really does put your mind at ease. We are now looking forward to booking a holiday knowing that Roxy will be looked after just like she is at home
Lyndsay, November 2015

We were not going on holiday if Fergus had to go into kennels, so PetStay saved the day. Lynne was friendly, noted all his little foibles without raising an eyebrow and was very flexible when we asked for last minute changes in dates and times. I am pretty sure Fergus was not over thrilled to come home having enjoyed Lynne's family so much!
Gordon, October 2015

Ollie is our 1 year old rescue dog who we've had for 6 months. He's a great dog but needs attention and a lot of exercise. We chose Petstay so he could have his needs met as we felt a kennel would make him unhappy. I'm delighted to say Pat was an excellent carer for Ollie while we were away. He came home happy and Pat had continued his obedience training. Ollie will look forward to going back and seeing his buddy Bella and of course Pat for many more long walks.
Helen, September 2015

Dolly and Duffy were so well looked after by Jack and Maureen. A really lovely couple who treated my dogs like their own. I would recommend Petstay to all my friends.
Leona, September 2015

Would like to recommend PetStay as our much loved lab spent a couple of weeks with Lynne and her family in Inverness this summer and was very well looked after. It was so nice and reassuring to have updates / photos of Bonnie sent to us while we were away. We will definitely consider using again.
Sasha, September 2015

Just want to say thank you for picking Janice to keep Nanook. He had a great time and was so well looked after. Janice was great. Big thank you.
Cathy, September 2015

Janice looked after Meg as if she was her own dog, Meg even slept on Janice's bed which was quite a treat for her. We were able to have 4 days holiday with peace of mind that Meg would be well looked after.
Hilary, August 2015
Tanya looked after Libby very well and set my mind at peace by putting pictures up for me to see whilst I was away. Libby was very happy and comfortable around her and her own pet. I was glad to hear all of the updates on our return of how she'd been. I would gladly recommend Tanya to anyone thinking of using PetStay.
Sian, August 2015

Janice was lovely with Sasha and even let her sleep in the bed as she wouldn't settle, that would have made Sasha very happy I would definitely recommend you, Janice and the service to anyone and I wouldn't even look at a Kennels now that I know Sasha can stay in a home as she is used to. Definitely cuts out the stress (although I did still manage to cry after I dropped her off!)
Christine, August 2015

I have just picked up Mani and Forbie after their stay with Maureen and Jack. I am absolutely delighted that my boys were so well looked after and obviously loved by them both. As I said after meeting them for the first time how lovely I thought they were, I still think that and then some! I took my daughter with me to collect the boys and she felt the same as me. I would not hesitate in booking Maureen and Jack again whenever I need Mani and Forbie looked after, they really are a fantastic couple and a great asset to your business. Thank you so much for matching us up with them.
Amanda, August 2015”

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