Wagging Tails - Surrey & Hampshire in Godalming, Surrey | Dog Boarding & Pet Sitting

Wagging Tails - Surrey & Hampshire

  • Award winning home dog boarding
  • Exclusive holiday homes
  • Owner & Veterinary recommended
  • Fully insured & licensed dog carers
  • Across the GU postcode area
  • Because dogs deserve a holiday too!

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Wagging Tails - Dog Home Boarding covering the GU postcode across

Hampshire & Surrey

Family Run Dog Boarding Company
As a child growing up I was always desperate for a dog but with my parents working full time it would not have been fair so I had to be happy with my collection of cats, hamsters and tortoises. Fast forward twenty years or so to my first puppy - a handsome black Labrador we called Buddy and my love affair with dogs began! Since then we have been so fortunate and honoured to have shared our lives with a second Labrador, two cockers, two bearded collies, a poodle, Rottie, staffie and yorkie. We rescued the staffie aged 12 disgracefully malnourished and the yorkie aged 6 after he was abandoned tied to a lamp post. In their way they thanked us every minute of the day giving so much unconditional love and trust and this is why, whenever we consider going on holiday , my first concern is always "who will look after my babies". They would hate kennels and I need to know that who ever cares for them doesn't think I have lost the plot when I give them a list of their individual needs and quirks. I am fortunate to have some great like-minded friends and we help each other where possible but I am aware many people might not have this support.

Wagging Tails - Surrey & Hampshire

Five years ago my daughter qualified as a City and Guilds pet groomer and started her own business at home. As it became too successful for her to manage single handed I gave up my teaching post and joined her. I groomed everything from guinea pigs, rabbits and cats but primarily, of course, dogs. I built up wonderful relationships with owners and their pets over this time and they all had a common worry - where to put their dogs when they go away. I was frequently asked if I would have them!!

When I was recently looking into possible business opportunities and discovered Wagging Tails were looking for someone to take over the KT Territory in Surrey I became extremely interested and excited. Here was my chance to help these people find the most suitable holiday home for their own precious pets. I already have a team of dedicated, caring, dog-loving carers and I am looking forward to meeting more people wanting to join us and working with and supporting them 24/7 in their quest to give their doggy guests great holidays while their owners can relax and enjoy their own.

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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.

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Our Reputation
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
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!



“I was recommended to you by my puppy trainer so I had confidence in your services. I'm so grateful to you for finding the perfect holiday home for Barney. He's a dog who needs lots of attention and I was so happy you chose the lovely Rita to look after him. I will definitely use your services in the future. Kind regards, Seana”

- Seana

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you. Rita was amazing, such a lovely lady who Ollie adored. He had a great time and I was thrilled when Rita said she would have Ollie again. Thank you to you too – you made everything run so smoothly for Ollie and I. You offer a truly lovely service, in all his eight years Ollie has only ever been with me or my late Mum and I couldn't bear the thought of him being alone in a kennel (no disrespect to any kennel establishment at all). Being with Rita was like when he used to stay with Mum and as soon as I met Rita I knew he’d get lots of love and pampering. I really can’t say a big enough thank you, Ollie will definitely be back for his next holiday. Thank you again – lots of love, Karen and Ollie xxx”

- Karen

“Maisy and Dizzy (black cocker spaniels) had never been left with anyone other than family before, so we were very concerned about where they should stay whilst we attended our daughter's wedding abroad in November 2013. We need not have worried, as having seen Wagging Tails website they arranged for a nearby couple, Tina and her partner, to have them. Firstly we booked them in for a day to see how they all got on. We needn't have worried. Then we booked them in for a two week stay. They both seemed happy when we left them and we were told they settled in well and were thoroughly spoilt. We were so pleased that we are going to book them in for a short stay in October this year as we will be attending our son's wedding this time. It really does make it so much easier when you know your pets are well cared for and in safe hands.We really were very impressed with Wagging Tails and would highly recommend them. Thanks again, Stuart and Linda”

- Stuart and Linda

“Thank you for your letter & the pictures of Toby while he was with Kim. He seemed so happy there, I definitely wouldn't have any reservations about booking another stay. In fact when people have asked on our local Facebook dog owners page for recommendations I've been raving about you & linking your website! We had hoped to get away for a weekend in February for our anniversary but the death of the TV put an end to that. When we do eventually manage to organise getting away I'll contact you, I wouldn't want to leave Toby with anyone other than Wagging Tails. Lisa”

- Lisa

“Having reluctantly rung two other franchises regarding finding a suitable home from home situation in which to place our dog and been really unhappy with the response, I then contacted Clair at Wagging Tails, and what a different attitude to my questions and concerns regarding leaving my pet with strangers. She understood my anxiety regarding leaving our dog with strangers, as she has never been anywhere for longer than two days without us. Clair was empathetic and I felt reassured and more relaxed about the whole matter. We then met the carer, Brenda, with whom we might leave our Lottie. Somewhat apprehensively we duly went to visit and our fears were immediately quelled. Brenda was so good with Lottie and genuinely took to her so we agreed to let her have a sleep over. We have booked her again for a short break. What more can I say. We are so relieved to find Wagging Tails and of course Clair. Rosie and Lottie, Woking”

- Rosie and Lottie

“ What a first rate service you provide, I am so delighted with the whole experience of Wagging Tails, that is the first time I have ever enjoyed a holiday without Poppy! Ellen was absolutely wonderful, I could tell that Poppy had really enjoyed herself, she was very happy and felt really welcome and at home in Ellen's house. I only called once throughout my whole holiday and felt very relaxed that Poppy was in such good hands. Poppy has just transitioned back into family life again without batting an eyelid, so different from last year's experience, you and Ellen take the dog's and owner's feelings into consideration which is so important. Thanks again Clair, I will be in touch again to organise future holidays for Poppy, hopefully with Ellen again :-) With best wishes, Julie, Haslemere”

- Julie

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