PetStay - East Lancs & Bury - Dog Boarder and Pet Sitter in Rossendale, Lancashire

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PetStay - Home Dog Boarding in East Lincs and Bury

We are THE Alternative to Kennels, providing a safe, loving and secure environment for your dog.
At PetStay East Lancs & Bury we’ve carefully selected many caring and affectionate people who will care for your dog while you’re away on holiday. Our dog sitters in East Lancs and Bury who are all fully licensed (if required by the local council) and insured provide a far better experience for your dogs than kennels because we provide a home from home environment, a real alternative to kennels.

Here at PetStay East Lancs & Bury we offer an outstanding dog sitting service to families who want the peace of mind of knowing their dogs are happy and settled in a loving environment whilst they are away on holiday.

We will pair your dog with a suitable loving carer who will ensure that your dog will receive home from home care and won’t miss out on any home comforts they are used to. Our carer will match your dog’s daily routine to ensure they remain as settled as possible.

Since 2005 PetStay have gained an excellent reputation for providing a home dog boarding service second to none, far from the experience of dog boarding kennels. Now PetStay East Lancs & Bury are becoming known as the local dog sitters.

PetStay East Lancs & Bury

About Me
I’m Linda Healey, welcome to PetStay East Lancs & Bury. My two friends are Lex and Zena, who used to be well cared for at Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary but who have now found their forever home. Like Lex and Zena, most dogs would prefer to be in a home rather than a kennel. PetStay East Lancs & Bury has handpicked hosts who are home during the day and have secure, fenced gardens. All our carers are dog lovers who will look after your pet as if it was their own, giving it plenty of playtime and cuddles in a secure, caring environment. You can trust us to look after your pet and keep it safe and happy. If you are going away and need a holiday home for your dog, or if you would like to find out about becoming a carer, please get in touch.

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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
Including BB1 TO BB12 & BB18:
Blackburn, Darwen, Rossendale, Accrington, Clitheroe, Colne, Nelson, Burnley, Barnoldswick areas

BL0 & BL8 & BL9: Bury area

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“We contacted Linda with 3 weeks to go before our holiday and she was so understanding and went out of her way to help us with our little scotty boy 9 months old. Lucky for us a family had just had a cancellation and fitted the dates we needed. We met Peter and Xiaoling and I knew from the moment I walked through the door Radley would love his stay here. I was away for 16 days and daily i would get a report on his adventures , from shopping to a bbq to visiting friends and costa coffee the boy was truly on a very pampered holiday. My lively little pup even came home with a few more manners. He was truly loved like we love him. I would certainly use petstay again and would recommend to all. I can not thank Peter and Xiaoling and Linda for there amazing service. Carry on the great work”

- claire newton

“My husband and I have used petstay twice now while I had to go for overnight stays in hospital and have some resting time afterwards. Linda was very helpful and understanding both times despite the requests being awkward and both carers for our dog were great as they sent photos and updates the whole time which put my mind at rest. We were very worried about leaving our boy with anyone else, (we've never left him with anyone before, not even with family), but it had to be done and now we feel that we can confidently go away on holiday and leave him with the last carer (Jayne) who looked after him as she was absolutely amazing with him and us. It was obvious he had a fantastic time and it was like he got an actual holiday so we didn't feel guilty about leaving him with someone. We would recommend her to everyone and will only be booking a holiday for when she is available to look after our boy!”

- Emma

“Left our dogs lucas and Lexi with Frank and Louise and they had a great time , seemed a bit anxious at first but soon settled, would have them look after our dogs anytime ”

- Kathryn Holder

“We booked with petstay after reading all about them, we have 2 little furbabies who are treated like babies, we asked Linda to find us someone who would allow them to sleep on their bed coz thats what they do at home, and they didn't like being left alone due to anxiety. She couldn't of found us anyone better than Cath and Dennis Lynch, they was the perfect match for our babies. They treated sidney and benji like their own. Cath sent us daily pictures and messages, we could see how well our boys where being cared for, we couldn't of asked for more they are absolutely brilliant and we have already asked if they'd have them next time we go away. I would highly recommend petstay for anyone's furbabies and especially Cath and Dennis, I just want to say thankyou Linda for finding such a caring beautiful couple for sid and benji we will definitely be booking with them again and again coz they made us feel so at ease leaving our babys with them, our boys have truly fallen in love with them both and we feel we could leave them with Cath and Dennis anytime. Again thankyou petstay xxx”

- Tracy lynch

“Claire and Roger Watson ( from Padiham) provided excellent care for my 2 year old chihuahua Bella. I was initially anxious about leaving her, having never done so before. However Claire’s daily WhatsApp messages and photos reassured me Bella had settled very well. She enjoyed her daily walks with their dog Pudsey. The family treated Bella like a member of their own. Claire had a lovely manner and bond with Bella, I would have no reservations in leaving Bella with Claire and family again. ”

- Anna Blomfield

“Daisy stayed with Anne and Keith in Oswaldtwistle and they were absolutely fantastic. Daisy is a 14 month old Golden Doodle, full of fun and mischief. Daisy loved the garden and I think they even got holes they didn't want! I cannot thank them enough for looking after her just like we would. I won't hesitate asking if they could have Daisy again. Thankyou so much.”

- Nicola Day

“I would like to say a big thank you for matching Toff, my eight month old puppy with Geanette. I had regular updates and photos whilst in her care. She was treated like her own and would be happy to leave her again anytime.”

- Janette Gregson

“Our 2 dogs , Charlie & Doris have just returned from a fantastic holiday with Frank & Louise. From start to finish we were put at ease with how well our dogs were loooked after,so much so they didn't want to leave. We were kept updated with photos and text messages on how the dogs had settled. We highly recommend PetStay - EastLancs & Bury and would definitely book with Frank & Louise again. ”

- Stuart & Helen Eastham

“Fabulous service and a great match found for Seve with Jeanette, who I can’t thank enough. She showed Seve lots of love and attention and he was really content in her home. Jeanette sent me daily updates as I was anxious about leaving my fur baby and this helped me relax and enjoy my holiday. Thanks again Jeanette and Linda we will be back. ”

- Angela

“Toby was looked after so well by Lynne Entwistle and I am extremely grateful to her.”

- Diane Kelsall

“Dora went to stay with Cath and Denis for 17 days while we went to Cuba. I was very apprehensive about leaving her as she had only been left once for a few days and Dora had been a bit of a nightmare, We went to visit before she stayed with Cath and Denis and they are a lovely couple and some of my worries and concerns were answered immediately upon meeting them. During her stay I received WhatsApp messages and photos showing me how well Dora was settling in and enjoying her holiday which made me feel happy and able to enjoy my holiday. When I went to pick Dora up she was happy to see me but wasn't in a state of panic and was happy sitting between us while we were chatting. I would have no problem and no worries with leaving Dora with Cath and Denis again I feel they loved her as their own as the way they talked about her time spent with them. Thank you PetStay and a huge Thank you to Cath and Denis x”

- Gillian Allen

“We had a wonderful experience with Linda and PetStay in January 2023. Linda went above and beyond to rearrange a carer for our dog Samson when the original carer could no longer have him. Linda kept in touch with us and our emergency contact throughout our holiday so we could relax knowing Sam was in good hands. We decided to extend our holiday and again Linda put our minds at rest arranging extra food for Samson and keeping in touch thank you Linda we will definitely be using PetStay in the future. ”

- Anj and Dom

“I saw Pet Stay advertised, so I decided to give them a ring: Linda was really nice to talk to and you felt immediately like you were chatting to a friend, as she is a very friendly person. The couple Bella stayed with were really nice and looked after her very well. I know she will be looked after through Pet Stay and that she'll get her walks, which she loves and I can go away on a few days holiday and know I don't need to worry, she'll be taken good care of.”

- Caroline Higson

“Peter and Xiaoling were amazing! We will definitely be going back next time! Would highly recommend ”

- Bella & Milly

“The process of finding someone to care for our dog whilst we were away was really straightforward. The carers were so kind to her and took really good care of her. I think she was a bit disappointed come home! I would definitely recommend PetStay. Linda was really easy to work with and really helpful.”

- Jacquie

“I cannot thank Lynne enough for the care she gave to Winnie and Reggie for the 20 days we were on holiday. Think they are missing you x”

- Marie White

“Very happy with PetStay. The dog boarder was great and my dog was very happy. I received lots of photos which were very reassuring. ”

- Susan Ashmore

“We could not be more pleased than the way that Rachel looked after our dog Paris.Rightfrom initial meeting and including her stay,we had every confidence in Rachel who showed a caring and loving interest in Paris.She sent pictures to our phone whilst we were away on holiday,which is always reasssuring.We would have no hesitation in arranging a future boarding for Paris,she came back to us exactly as we left her.Thank you Rachel for your excellent care and attention from ourselves and Paris x Chris and Vanessa Hill”

- Chris Hill

“Would like to say a big thank you to Linda for matching us with Rachel . There was excellent communication and support from Linda and Rachel throughout. Bramble had a fantastic experience during her stay. We were able to relax on holiday knowing that she was being so well looked after by Rachel and her family. We would highly recommend Linda and Rachel.”

- kate

“After finding out about Petstay and having a good chat to Linda, our Cockerpom, Archie stayed with Jeanette while we went on holiday, Jeanette looked after Archie so well that we think he had a better time than we did abroad! she truly spoit him and looked after him like he was her own, we cannot express enough just how wonderful Jeanette is and how much we appreciate her looking after Archie while we were away on holiday. 100% fantastic service, definitely recommend and will being using petstay myself again when my next holiday comes around ”

- Tracy Kiely

“I have used PetStay in the past for my previous dog, so when I needed somewhere for my new rescue dog, Martha, to stay, I had no hesitation to contact PetStay. Linda was brilliant, and when I met the carer this continued. I got daily updates on how much Martha was enjoying herself, and I’m pretty sure she would have been happy staying! ”

- Laura

“Dexter has been well looked after Plenty of long walks and cuddles. Couldn’t have asked for anything more”

- Andrea Collinge

“Third time I have used Pet Stay now and although our dog Klaus was not with his usual carer the lady he stayed with (Jeanette) was equally as caring and judging by the pictures and whatsapp clips we received he enjoyed the experience just as much. I cannot recommend Linda and her team enough I would not trust anyone else to look after our dog and as I say Klaus is spoilt rotten everytime we go away. Thanks again to all involved at Pet Say you help make our holidays so much more relaxing knowing our dog is being very well looked after. ”


“Both my schnauzers have just spent 12 days with one of the homes that Pet Stay use. The care they received was impeccable!! I got daily photos and videos of walks and play times. They were made so welcome, it really was a home from home. I would 100% recommended and will definitely be using again. ”

- Melissa Dyer

“Our 2 year old pointer has had the best 2 weeks holiday whilst we were away. She has had countryside walks everyday, eaten and slept well and been fussed and played with. The daily pics and videos were reassuring and funny to watch as she played with the homeowners own dog. Would recommend this service as a better alternative to kennel boarding. ”

- Nat

“Our German Shepherd Skye has just had a week staying at David’s in Waterfoot. Skye was well looked after, enjoying evenings sat on the side of the river and early morning walks through the Glen. We received regular updates and photographs it was clear to see that she was settled and enjoying her stay. We would recommend David he really looked after her. ”

- Stephen Cooney

“My boy had a fabulous holiday that was fortunately arranged at the last minute. Jeanette made Blaze feel relaxed in her home, I received regular updates and was happy & confident that his every need would be catered for. 10/10! Highly recommend! Thanks again to Jeanette xx”

- Lisa

“Can’t thank Linda, at Petstay and our wonderful carers, Ann and Keithenough. Linda quickly found a perfect couple to look after our dog, Pip, who suffers with separation anxiety and can’t be left alone - at all. We had a lovely meet and greet and were immediately put at ease by Ann and Keith, who were so warm and welcoming. We had every confidence that they understood Pip’s needs and were happy to have him. Whilst we were away we received lots of photos of Pip and he was relaxed and content. We were more than happy with the excellent care and affection Ann and Keith gave Pip. He was obviously happy in their company! We would highly recommend PetStay and will definitely ask if Ann and Keith can have Pip again in the future. Thank you everyone, a wonderful service with loving and kind carers. ”

- Lindsey Ellis

“Buddy has his first stay with Lynne from Burnley, he really enjoyed his time with Lynne and she treated Buddy as if he was her own! She kindly updated me with videos and pictures as Buddy is only a Puppy! Lynne has been great and we have a second booking with her in August! Becky & Buddy ”

- Rebecca Newton

“We cannot rate petstay highly enough. From the first meet to us collecting our Springerpoo Daphne we had an excellent experience. We first made enquiries when Daphne was only 5 months old. We met Claire her sitter and arranged for her to have two sleepovers so that she could get used to the family. Every day for the whole of the holiday we had updates via WhatsApp of what she did that day. Claire and her family were lovely and we hope to use them again the next time we need a sitter. Thank you Linda for putting us in touch with her. ”

- Marie

“Claire, Chris & family have been absolutely superb in every way. We were very nervous at leaving our Goldador, Milo as he is always with us and is very attached! We cannot thank them enough as every step of the way they have looked after him with such great care, kindness and understanding. Dogs like humans can be anxious being away from home and they went out of their way to make sure he had his home comforts and cuddles. He soon got more confident and we were sent fab pictures of him lolling on their sofa and playing with his new friend Astral! Milo has a second home - cannot thank you enough; you're amazing : )”

- Anne & Mark

“Linda at Pet Stay organised for our Cockapoo Biscuit to stay with Cherri in Haslingden for 15 days. Cherri updated me daily with all of Biscuits activities and walks and regularly sent me lots of photos and videos so I was totally confident that he felt at home, was being well looked after and having lots of fun. I think he had a better holiday than I did! I wouldn't hesitate to use Pet Stay again.”

- Wendy

“From my initial enquiry the communication with Linda has been excellent. My dog, Lucy, was perfectly matched with her carers and had his first boarding with Fran & Louise last week. Lucy had a great time and looked so happy when I collected her. Thank you Team Pet Stay. ”

- Mike

“Linda and her team were great, Claire and her family were so good with my Westie Sophie that she hardly missed me and almost didn't want to leave them when I picked her up. Thank you all so much, would definitely recommend!”

- Mike Webster

“Milo loved his stay with Claire and Family. From the first time meeting them I knew they where the right people for Milo. Without a doubt we would happily leave Milo with them again. We can highly recommend this service. They daily message and pictures really made me feel at ease. Can't thank Claire enough ”

- Emma

“The dogs had a great stay with Frank & Louise who were totally accommodating to their needs. They were happy to be left and were settled and content when we returned to collect them. ”

- Stuart Woodcock

“Brilliant service I would definitely recommend our dogs loved it at their carers I’ve already booked again ”

- Emma Kirk

“Just recently returned from a two week holiday after having left Ivy our dog with Cherri based in haslingden for the first time . I was very upset when leaving her but Cherri sent me photos and videos from the first day she had a great time and was very well looked after mixing well with Cherri own dog . Will not hesitate to use again.”

- Maureen Bardell

“PetStay arranged for my dog to be boarded with Frank and Louise. Within minutes of meeting them I knew it was the right location for her to stay. They are so caring and made her feel at home. They are experienced Dog Owners which was very apparent. It certainly put my mind at rest and they are a great Boarders.”

- David Stenton

“Bodie and Doyle's mini break. Had a lovey stay with Anne & Keith, Doyle's not stayed away from home before so a bit worried, he settled really well and Bodie too, spoilt rotten while there. Happy boys when we collected them, hoping to book again for July, thankyou xxx ”

- Deborah Nutter

“Jasper really enjoyed his recent stay with Fran and David. He settled from the very first moment of meeting. They were lovely people who obviously are true dog lovers. Without doubt we would happily leave Jasper with them again. We can highly recommend this service.”

- Amanda Ansbro

“We left our Bully, Cody, for the first time with Olwen via Pet Stay for 7 days. He had a great time and we wouldn’t hesitate using Pet Stay again.”

- Phil Taylor

“Very proficient and professional service. We could not use our usual carer so contacted Linda and she helped us to find a carer for our dog on quite short notice. ”

- Slaw

“I contacted Linda at Pet Stay after I head read lots of excellent reviews about her service and how happy the clients were when their doggies went on holiday. My 5 year Old Westie George stayed with Peter and Xiaoling along with their doggie Tom. They were fantastic with Georgie from the first time they met him, I knew there and then that he would be OK with them. I was regularly kept up to date with pics and videos and I could tell he was settled. George was settled from day 1, ate everything he was given slept all night and got on great with little Tom. We will not hesitate to use Pet stay again and of course Peter and Xiaoling. Thank you Linda for providing a great service. ”

- Gillian Horrocks

“Really professional service. Linda is really helpful and the process of making a booking was simple. We are really happy with the sitters we used and have already enquired about another booking!”

- Violet Owen

“This was our dogs first stay away from home so we were very nervous. He stayed with a wonderful couple who treated him like he was their own. ”

- Nathalie

“We contacted Linda to arrange for our 1 year old springer spaniel Chester to be looked after for 3 days whilst we got married. Her usual career for our area was unavailable and Linda herself said she would take him. We met Linda for a walk so she could get to meet Chester and he was very happy with her. We got to see where Chester would be staying and very quickly he felt at home. It was the first time we had left Chester and I can honestly say I wasn't worried at all I knew he was in good hands. Chester settled in very quickly and we got daily updates, even photos. When picked him up he was very calm and relaxed and looked to have enjoyed his little holiday. Thank you Linda for taking such good care of our boy, we will definitely be using Pet stay again for any future holidays.”

- Liz

“Missy throughly enjoyed her stay with David. She come home smelling beautiful and photos showed how settled she was. Fantastic xx ”

- Emma

“My boy Leo who is a 20month old german shepherd stayed with Elaine for 4 nights last week. I am more than happy with the service from both Linda and Elaine, we were kept updated as I was nervous leaving Leo being our first time away from him. Everything was great and we will definitely be using pet stay again when we go away in the future x”

- Lauren

“Many thanks to Joy for taking care of Maddie earlier this year. This is the first time she has not been looked after by family but I couldn’t be happier with the way Joy looked after her. Joy kept me up to date with photos and videos so I knew how much Maddie was enjoying herself. I will have no hesitation I using Petstay again. ”

- Denise

“Thanks to Fran and Dave for looking after Ruby she was spoiled rotten and Fran sent emails and photos BRILLIANT ”

- Ken mckenna

“We have never left any dog with someone who is not family or friend so we had a feeling of great trepidation, the thought of leaving your precious girl with total strangers. But within minutes of our meeting with Tracy and Phil we were reassured that Willow would be taken good care of. When we dropped her off for her stay, she pulled my husband into their house! So we knew that she would be happy there. We were sent daily messages, photos and videos so that we could see that she was having a brilliant time and she made a new friend with their dog Millie. She also loved Millie’s bed, as we were sent a few photos of her sleeping in it. So now we have to buy her a bed just like Millie’s! We would have no hesitation in recommending Linda at Petstay and especially Tracy and Phil, a big thank you for making Willow’s stay such a relaxing experience for us all. Hopefully you will be able to have her stay the next time we go away. ”

- Steve & Ellen

“Thank you Chris, for looking after Pippa so well for me. You gave me total peace of mind and the photos you sent to me while I was away were much appreciated. ”

- Olwyn Sandham

“Our lovely spaniel Sophie has had two wonderful holidays with Alex and Neil Ormerod in May and August this year. I cannot thank them enough for giving Sophie such a lovely home from home and we would look forward to seeing them again in the future. We would also like to thank Linda for her expertise in finding such wonderful homes for our pet - this is our third break and we have been happy and relaxed about leaving Sophie on each occasion. Well done and we will be in touch in the future to use this excellent service again - thank you so much x”

- Trish Coutts

“Great service, Billy was so well looked after by Keith a d Anne, a proper home from home. Linda was great at liaising with us about Billy's needs and matching us to Keith and Anne. It was a 5* service throughout with everything from a pre-stay meeting for compatibility to regular communication leading up to and during the stay. Billy had a great time and we had a stress free vacation. Would highly recommend this service.”

- Noeleen

“Our dog had always been ok in kennels but now she is getting old the last time she went in she was very stressed. She also doesn't like other dogs so I was worried about the home boarder being able to handle her because of this. The home boarder was brilliant, she was happy to accommodate our pampered pooch and messaged me if she had any worries while we were away. ”

- Trudy Jones

“This is the first time we have used this service and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. We have never left our dog with anyone other than family before and were quite anxious but with absolutely no need. Stan had a great stay with Judith and was happy and bouncy when we picked him up. Would definitely use PetStay again in the future. Thank you!”

- Joanne Maudsley

“Thanks to Linda at Petstay for arranging George's stay with Philip. I was really impressed with the professional service and Philip's patience with a typical lively cocker spaniel ”

- Martin Sheridan

“A great experience with PetStay for our puppy’s holiday. Linda put us in touch with a lovely couple who looked after Buddy so well. We received regular updates and pictures which made such a difference. Would definitely recommend and will be using Petstay again. Thanks ”

- Julie Bradshaw

“We were soooo pleased with how well Daisy was cared for by Andrea. She came home so happy :) ”

- Rebecca Williams

“Bailey our 1 year old Cocker Spaniel was minded by Linda & Bob and we cannot praise them enough how he was looked after .In the future we would not hesitate to use them again and also have no hesitation in recommend them to anyone. Once again we cannot thank them enough how much they made Bailey's stay with them so enjoyable while we were on holiday . Thank You ”

- Neil & Denise Cowburn

“We would like to thank Olwen and Rochelle for taking such good care of our Rex. He had a great time and had plenty of walks on the moors. I would highly recommend Olwen and Rochelle knowing that any dog would be safe and secure and looked after just as they would be at home. Thank you both for your warm and friendly welcome to both ourselves and Rex . ”

- Stephanie & Graham

“We have used Pet Stay in York so it made sense to use them again over here in Lancashire. Linda was great and really helpful and managed to sort us a carer at last minute. Ann and Peter were the carers for the weekend and couldn't have been better for Hamilton our miniature doodle. They played with him all weekend and totally made him feel welcome and at home. He loved every second and came home tired and happy. I would really recommend Pet Stay as it is a home from home for your dog.”

- Charlotte

“Our lovely dog Rex stayed with Ian & Caron and was extremely well looked after. We received daily updates sometimes several a day and could see from those contacts the love, care and attention they gave our special boy. PetStay immediately set up arrangements and pre meets once we had chosen to use their services We are very grateful to all and it provides us with peace of mind so we can enjoy our holidays to. Thank you ”

- Graham & Stephanie Barker

“First time with petstay, so was a little bit apprehensive at first as it was the first time I had left my 8 month old puppy lucy for the week. It was like home from home and the couple who was looking after lucy were lovely, lucy appeared to be very relaxed and happy in herself when we came to pick her up. Would be using petstay again and would recommend then to anyone wanting somewhere for their pet.”

- susan

“I can’t speak highly enough of the service, love and care given to our Colin!! Linda and Allan are a lovely caring couple!! To Have our dog in such hands was such peace of mind whilst away, I Highly recommend as rather using kennels Your pet is in a loving home environment My Colin came back home looking fabulous healthy and Happy ”

- Gareth

“Same as most people this is the first time I have left the dogs with people other than family members. I contacted petstay and they introduced me to Anne. A meet was arrange at her house where she met Suggs and Mitty and obviously vice versa. Anne and her hubby were lovely people and I felt assured the dogs would be in good hands. Whilst on holiday Anne kept me posted with pictures of the dogs having a good time ! Definitely recommend and would use again ”

- Elaine Leach

“Fantastic care. Joey's carers really looked after him it was a home from home and we were able to enjoy our holiday without worrying. We got regular messages and photos to keep us updated. Will definitely use again. ”

- Eileen Hodder

“Joy looked after our Alfie (German Shepard) and she is just truly amazing. Alfie stays with Joy every holiday we have. Alfie is so happy 😀 when he stays, he eats well, enjoys the most amazing outdoor adventures. He sleeps in The most comfortable places. 🤗 We get pictures and videos which is so heart warming and reassuring when leaving our loved Alfie. I truly can’t recomend Joy enough. Thank you 😊 so much for such outstanding care. ”

- Michelle

“My dogs were appointed a PetStay sitter who was perfect for their needs. Joy was a kind and diligent cater and sent plenty of photos to me whilst they were in her care. The vetting process to ascertain my dogs needs was excellent and I would have no hesitation in using PetStay again. ”

- Kerry Hardman

“My puppy Prince stayed with Judith & her hubby in Bacup. We were so pleased that Judith could take him at short notice because we didn't want to put Prince in Kennels. Linda introduced us via Petstay & from the first few minutes we knew that Judith was the right person to take my boy. Judith was knowledgeable, kind, caring & firm. She made us feel relaxed about going away; up to then I was very nervous. I was so grateful to have Prince stay with such a lovely lady where he could play with her dogs & have fun for a week. I would recommend Petstay & Judith to all dog owners.”

- Maureen Mahon

“As a first time user of petstay with our cocker Sophie I would like to say how impressed and pleased we are with the entire service. Sophie stayed with Bob and Lyn and they have been exceptionally kind and good with her. Nothing has been too much trouble and they were very friendly and approachable. Sophie is back now and very content - a good sign that all has gone well. Thank you to Linda for booking us in so efficiently and of course to Bob and Lyn - we hope this is the start of a great partnership ! ”

- Trish Coutts

“Stanley’s few days with Pauline from PetStay was very successful from the outset. The initial intro meeting filled me with confidence that Stanley would be happy and made welcome at his PetStay B&B, and so it proved. Loved getting the text & photos updating me of his activities. All in all a very satisfying and stress free experience for all concerned”

- John Sirkett

“Thank you so much. Teddy came home happy and relaxed after a week with Chris in Haslingden and it helped us to have a lovely holiday with no worries about him.”

- Eileen

“Would highly recommend Karen she cared for our dog Ernie impeccably and treated him like her own. ”

- Paul

“Our little girl Poppy loved her mini break at Pauline's. It was plain to see that Pauline and her husband had looked after her so well and had given her lots of affection. I can't praise highly enough 😀”

- Lorraine Myers

“Brodie really enjoyed his stay even though he has a tendency to be overdependent on his family. The second visit was even better as he already recognised a friend and went into the house wagging his tail and making a fuss of both the carers. Bronwen”

- Bronwen Bunting

“Visited our dog carer prior to leaving her for 3 nights, she made herself at home straightaway by going upstairs, then proceeded in making herself comfortable on the rug!! Overall she was no trouble, a little bit stressed during the night. Our dog carer would be happy to have her stay again and we would gladly recommend PetStay.”

- Christine Stansfield

“This is the first time we have used this service and I would highly recommend anyone who wants their dog to be looked after to use Petstay. Billy the border collie loved his little holiday and I can't thank Linda enough for making her home his home. ”

- Nicola leishman

“My two dogs Alfie and Charlie recently stayed with Brian and Ian for 2 weeks. We got to meet them with the dogs prior to making the booking, this put us at ease as we could see where the dogs would be staying and meet the hosts in person. From the moment we met them you could tell that they clearly enjoyed looking after these pets. Througout our holiday we got regular updates and pictures via whatsapp, this put our mind at rest knowing they had settled well. Brian and Ian treated them like their own dogs, I couldn't have asked for better hosts. Linda was very helpful when I first contacted her, she made the process very easy and matched my dogs to hosts that were appropriate for them, there big dogs and need lots of exercise ! Would absolutely use them again and would highly recommend to family and friends. Thank you for taking such good care of our pets x Debbie and Matt ”


“Our dog Douggie has been staying with Linda and peter whilst we were on holiday. It was arranged easily and quickly through Linda @ petstay, we are over the moon with the care provided and are happy to give 10 out of 10 and cannot recommend highly enough! Many thanks Douggie and family x”

- Joanne

“Brilliant service and so easy to use the online booking service ”

- Sandra mccann

“We used Pet Stay for the first time last week and we couldn't be happier. Brent and his family took amazing care of Lola. Thank you. ”

- Lynne

“Linda arranged for our Frenchie, Percy, to spend 24 days with Brian and Ian. They were wonderful carers. When we collected him it was obvious that he had been very well looked after and properly fed and exercised. We were sent almost daily pictures of him with Brian and Ian, often on trips out to parks and doggy friendly cafe's etc. accompanied with their very patient Schnauzer, Lucy. It made a HUGE difference to our own holiday to know that Percy was being so well cared for. We cannot thank Linda, Brian and Ian enough!! We have just booked him back in for 20 days in Autumn. Look out Lucy! :-)”

- Chris Duckworth

“Myla, our Akita has just spent a wonderful week with Gerard. I feel soo lucky to have found him. He kept us updated throughout our holiday with info & pictures. Myla requires lots of medication which Gerard soon mastered the knack of administering. We’re all very much looking forward to her next stay. Thanks so much 5* service. ”

- Janet

“Archie was very well looked after by joy. He came back settled and very happy . So much so he’s already booked in later in the year. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to anyone this service so much better than kennels.”

- Ian Hills

“Will definitely use PetStay again and hopefully Hayley will be free to look after my girls next time. Would definitely recommend Hayley she is a wonderful carer, after initially feeling anxious about leaving my girls (one has lots of special needs) she put me at ease and I felt quite relaxed about leaving my girls with her. Five star service.”

- Suzanne

“Our 4 year old Bichon cross spent a week with Keith and Sue in Bolton. Sue kept me updated and on our return when picking lily up, after greeting me she then ran back to Sue! We could see how much they loved having her and looked after her so well, I think Lily was a bit fed up when we got her home!”

- Rita Boardall

“Another great stay experience for our dogs. Thank you Linda for organising.”

- Mr Beecham

“Would highly recommend Pet stay we have used Linda a number of times now and Brian & Ian look after her like there own Kimba has so much attention and fun on her holidays so glad I can go away knowing my dog is in such good hands Thank you ”

- laura roach

“Just returned from a holiday having left my dog ruby with Ian and Caron. I was delighted on my return to find a happy and very contented dog who had obviously really enjoyed her stay, I will definitely use petstay again and once again thank Linda and Ian and Caron for their expertise. Roy ”

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“Highly recommended. My chocolate Labrador is looked after like a family member.”

- Adele Walton

“Have used Pet Stay twice now for our Siberian Husky and would highly recommend. Both homes have been perfect for our dog (who is now too old for kennels). In particular we like how we get to go and visit the home with our dog first. Booking is really easy and communication with the carer is great whilst we were away. Would highly recommend. ”

- Ruth Cull

“We never hesitate to use Petstay for Truffles when we go on holiday. We can relax knowing that our lovely dog is well cared for and spoiled by her holiday parents just as we do at home.”

- Susie

“Third time we have used this service and I can't praise Ian and Carron who look after Bobby and Tia highly enough they make their home the dogs home send regular photos to reassure us the dogs are settled and we have already booked their next stay 🐶🐶🐾🐾❤️”

- Val shaughnessy

“Third time we have used this service and I can't praise Ian and Carron who look after Bobby and Tia highly enough they make their home the dogs home send regular photos to reassure us the dogs are settled and we have already booked their next stay 🐶🐶🐾🐾❤️”

- Val shaughnessy

“We were really happy with Petstay and would highly recommend! Linda put us in contact with Joy really quickly and everything was sorted out without any hassle.Our black Labrador Freddy had a great time, I don't think he wanted to come home. Joy kept us updated with photos, messages and videos and we didn't worry about him at all whilst we were away as we could see he was being taken great care of. Joy was absolutely brilliant and we'll definitely be booking him in again next time we go away. Thanks! ”

- Mel and Stephen

“Max has had his third stay with Caroline in Darwen, when we arrived he was so happy and excited to see Caroline again he settled in straight away. We know Max is in safe hands with Caroline and he is well cared for and had lots of walks and cuddles. Max enjoys his holiday just as much as we do and Caroline sent us some lovely photos and updates. Thank you Caroline and Petstay , we will definitely be booking Max a holiday again. ”

- Cath and Jeff

“Petstay have been great. We contacted them to have our 12 year old dog pip looked after whilst we got married we had been let down by another service.Linda sorted us out a sitter for Pip who is nervous with new people. The first careers fell through due to a tragic event in their lives. Linda rearranged for us to do another meet up visit with new carers which was successful. Pip stayed with Judith and John and their two staffi girls she was so settled and calm when we collected her. Judith messaged me during the stay as she knew how worried I was letting me know that pip was ok. It was such a success that we have already booked pip back in with Judith and John. Thank you to you all. Sue Andy and Pip xx x🐶”

- Sue and Andy

“Our 3 large dogs received excellent care whilst we were away. Lynda and Bryan provided a home from home. We were so pleased by how well they looked after and cared for our dogs. Would highly recommend them and PetStay. ”

- Catherine Rigby

“Our Curly Coated Retriever George loved his holiday with Janet and Colin in Burnley, and we certainly enjoyed ours knowing that he was in good hands. Many thanks for providing such excellent care.”

- Susan

“Oscar stayed with Hayley. He was well looked after and was clearly happy. I would certainly recommend PetStay and Hayley. ”


“Theo thoroughly enjoyed his mini break with Lynda! He was happy and well looked after. Lynda planned out what to do with a boisterous lab puppy and it obviously worked because he came back exhausted but very happy! Thank you.”

- Chris

“A big thank you to Keith and Anne for taking such wonderful care of our very much loved dog Matilda. This was the first time we have left her in 7 years with anyone other than family so we were understandably a little nervous but we need not have worried. The love and affection Keith and Anne showed Matilda was much appreciated by both us and Matilda. We couldn't have asked for anything more and are really greatful to them and would thoroughly recommend both them and the PetStay service.”

- Noel Sharpe

“Many thanks to janet & colin for looking after our Jax.I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone as a very caring couple as he certainly appears to have enjoyed his stay with them.Thanks Maria & Graham”

- graham bancroft

“We used PetStay for the first time recently and have booked in for another week, we will be able to go on holiday and feel at ease leaving our Border Collie Ben with Judith one of Linda's carers. On the initial meeting it was great to see Judith with her own dogs, they were very friendly and welcomed Ben into their home, even sharing their toys with him! I would recommend PetStay to all dog owners as a kinder alternative to kennels. ”

- Alex & Hannah Smith

“Bella the black Labrador always comes back from a Pet Stay visit happy and looking well groomed and cared for. Linda goes the extra mile to find suitable carers for her and we have been very happy with Pet Stay over the last few years. ”

- Kate Willis

“I can thoroughly recommend this service. It was the first time we had left our dogs with somebody who wasn't a family member. It was obvious that my two dogs had been well cared for and they showed no signs of distress when we picked them up It is so reassuring to know that they are being looked after in someone's home rather than being kennelled. What a wonderful service. I won't hesitate to use it again Marilyn Hedges ”

- Marilyn Hedges

“Third visit for our 2 dogs to Ian and Caron and I can't praise them highly enough. They are determined to follow the dogs normal routine to the extent of having their crates in their bedroom as we do at home. The dogs were so pleased to see them again and ran straight in. They were not at all bothered when we left and we could tell that they had very well cared for when we picked them up. Ian and Caron clearly love welcoming dogs into their home and it makes us feel that we can enjoy our holidays without worrying about their wellbeing. Already booked twice for 2017!”

- Claudine McSorlet

“Very impressed with the service and care provided for our dog George whilst we were away. We enjoyed our holiday so much more knowing that he was being wonderfully cared for. Thank you Linda for your help in arranging everything at such short notice, and a big thank you to Susan for looking after George.”

- Susan Fulton

“Our dog Ruby stayed with Chris in Haslingden . It is the first time she has been left with someone who is not family and obviously had a good time. Chris was very good with her and we were able to enjoy our holiday without worrying.”

- Karen Mealor

“We where so happy he looked so well when we got back from holiday after previous experiences will definitely be using Pet Stay again! Many thanks means so much.”

- Judith Newsham (Tobi)

“My cairn terrier, Murphy, had a wonderful time with Kris and Steve while we were away. We had some updates sent over and when we picked him up he barely realised we had arrived he was enjoying himself so much. I am so happy with how well he was treated and how relaxed Murphy was the whole way through. I will definitely be using them again.”

- Nicole Burnett

“I can't recommend pet stay enough.. my beautiful fur baby Ruby went to stay with the lovely Isabel from Clitheroe. I had to leave her for 2 whole weeks for the very first time. She was spoilt and had an amazing time.. Isabel was just lovely..a massive 10/10! ”

- mandy

“we have just been on holiday and our dog stayed with Anne & Keith, they are amazing carers and Coco was more than at home, they treated him just like there own which is what you want when leaving your beloved pet with someone, we had a wonderful holiday knowing that Coco was safe, happy and being well looked after. Would highly recommend using Petstay the best decision we have made - I have booked my next years holidays in to make sure he can be cared for by Anne & Keith again. thanks again Jackie& Paul”

- Jackie Travis

“Rolo is an elderly dog and was so ill with stress after his last kennel stay we needed an alternative. Pet stay proved a brilliant solution. Rolo stayed 2 weeks with Maureen in Blackburn and was spoiled rotten. He came home relaxed and happy. I wish we had discovered this service earlier.”

- Lesley Kennedy

“Miah had all home comforts during her stay with Olwen and Rochelle. I had peace of mind, and on my return, could see Miah was happy with her stay.”

- Eileen Webster

“This is the first time I have left my pooch with anyone other than family or friends. I have to say that Joy was absolutely fantastic and really looked after Ozzi, so much so I have had a sulky dog since she came home. I was a little worried due to my dog being blind and having lots of allergies but this didn't phase Joy at all and there were no problems. The whole booking process was straight forward and the meet and greet appointment does put your mind at ease. I will definitely use this Petsyay again.”

- Anne

“Would definitely recommend PetStay. Our Ludo isn't happy in kennels so we tried PetStay (Debi) for a recent weekend stay. Had a pre-meet to make sure everything would be fine. After the weekend you could tell Ludo had a great time and felt really at home with Debi. We so felt so much better leaving him this time and would definitely have Ludo stay there again.”

- Kitty Millard

“We highly recommend Pet Stay who put us in touch with Caroline from Darwen. She had our girls Dizzy and Jazz for a week, and we can honestly say she was brilliant with them and made us feel at ease when we saw how she interacted with them. She gave us daily updates and sent photos of them enjoying their holiday, which gave us peace of mind and enabled us to enjoy ours. We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Caroline and Linda at Pet Stay for their great service.”

- Pam and Darren Mills

“This is the best service ever! I would highly recommend Pet Stay. Our carers, Ian and Caron, are absolutely amazing; they are so loving with our dogs and our dogs adore them. Our dogs truly had a holiday and even had holiday blues for a couple of days after we collected them! We will definitely be using Pet Stay from now on and in fact, have booked two further sets of dates this year and two more in 2017. Linda at Pet Stay is fantastic - she can't do enough for you. This is the first time we have ever felt totally at ease leaving our dogs. Thank you all so much x”

- Anna and Keith

“My dog Ellie is an old lady and I have been reticent about leaving her with anyone whilst we are away. However, Ellie has stayed with Isabel twice and once with Joy and Lance. Both carers have been brilliant and Ellie has come back rejuvenated. Thanks to all. I would most definitely recommend Petstay as you can "vet" the carers before you commit to letting them look after your dog.”

- Janet

“Really pleased with Jennie who has looked after our dog Chester twice recently, a weekend and then for two weeks while we were on holiday. Had no worries at all leaving him as could tell she loved dogs and would look after him well, maybe even having more attention than he does at home. Jennie is a very friendly person who gave Chester lots of loving care and I think he was sorry to leave her. Linda was very helpful arranging our stay and I would be pleased to use the service again.”

- Anne

“Missy experienced a true home from home for the four weeks she was away on her holiday with Ian and Caron. We received regular messages, updates and photos which ensured we could relax on our holiday knowing an important part of our family was having a great time. The moment I saw her after such an extended separation I knew she was very happy, healthy and relaxed and content to be home again. Thank you for taking such great care of her.”

- Sarah Drake

“Thank you both very much Yvonne and Gerard, for taking such good care of me whilst my mum and dad took a short break. I really enjoyed myself with constant cuddles and lots of love. I enjoyed meeting your daughter and her family too. It really was a home from home and if my mum and dad ever leave me again, I know I will be in very good hands! Missing you. Thank you, Brenda B X ”

- Brenda Beagle

“Would recommend without a shadow of doubt first class George loved it and i am sure he will be back, many thanks Paul and George xx”

- Paul

“Max was a very lucky puppy when Linda matched us with Caroline in Darwen she looked after him as if he were her own. She sent us updates and pictures whilst we were away which was very reassuring that he had settled in . When we picked Max up he had been well cared for he was happy and he had grown in the two weeks we were away. We have already booked Max in to stay with Caroline again. We would highly recommend Caroline and PetStay .”

- Cath and Jeff

“We've used PetStay several times now for Maddie and have always been very happy with the service provided. Maddie is always well cared for and has now stayed a few times with a carer very local to us. Maddie is a very boisterous, energetic dog (due to breed and age) but the carer manages very well. Maddie is always happy and excited and enjoys the company of the carer's own dogs. We have no hesitation in making arrangements again in the future through PetStay.”

- Louise Witts

“Got the best service once again! My dog was ill while I was away. Linda and her cares treated my dog like their own. She took her to hospital and looked after her in the best way possible.I really appreciate all ur help! Many thanks! ”

- Olga

“Absolutely delighted with Milly and Molly's stay at pet stay.went on holiday for 11 days and Milly and Molly went to stay with Ryan Bennett_coupe of Rawtenstall.Not only did Ryan look after my 2 little borders but mum Michelle,dad Richard and Grandma also played a part in their care. It really was home from home for them and really had been taken care of . Was a bit apprehensive about leaving them as never had before but needn't have worried.while away got regular txt and photos off Ryan. Went to collect them on my arrival home and my dogs weren't bothered about coming home. I think that the care that Ryan and his family provided to my dogs while I was away was second to non.Well done to Ryan and family for a job well done we think your all brilliant and would not hesitate to leave Molly and Milly again.”

- Rachael farrelly

“We contacted Linda at Pet stay after a recommendation by a friend who was regularly using this service and was most pleased with the care his dogs had received whilst he was on holiday. Linda quickly found a carer who was willing to look after my dog and arranged a meeting. The carers were lovely, most welcoming and keen to provide my pet with a happy experience whilst we enjoyed our holiday. We returned from holiday and collected our dog, he seemed very at home and relaxed and thoroughly looked like he had really enjoyed his stay. His coat was soft and shiny and he had not lost any weight - a far cry from the usual state he comes home from the kennels. So very pleased with the service received cannot recommend enough will definitely be using Pet Stay every time we go away. Thank you ”

- Pam

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