Holiday & Overnight Stays

Holiday & Overnight Stays

Will follow the same daily routine as our Day Care Services with the added bonus of staying on to enjoy a comfortable family environment.

Dogs will be living in a fully centrally heated environment, with access to the lower floor of the house and garden.

An assortment of memory foam beds are provided by us for each dog. These are hoovered daily and washed and sprayed weekly. Bowls and leads are also provided. Owners will need to provide their dogs food.

Frequently Asked Questions
Where will my dog sleep?

All dogs that are staying sleep in the kitchen together with my dog Ruby, who I rehomed last year.  An assortment of memory foam beds are provided by us.

Do I need to provide a bed, bowl or toys?

No, everything is provided by us. Beds are hoovered daily and washed and sprayed weekly. Bowls, toys, leads and towels are provided by us. Owners will need to provide their dog’s food only.

What happens if my dog is unwell during their stay?

The emergency contact number recorded will be contacted to discuss the situation, before a consultation or visit to your veterinary practice.

What vaccinations does my dog need before staying with Gone To The Dogs?

All annual boosters are required for Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis with the addition of Kennel Cough before using any of Gone To The dogs services.

Do you take all dogs for your services?

No, all dogs are accessed before any of our services are provided. Dogs will not be considered for the following reasons: aggressive in nature, unruly and disruptive, entire adult males, bitches that are in season and dogs that are not fully vaccinated.


Thank you Emma for 8 years of walking and holidaying for Jack and Tilly and now Jack and Daisy. All three of these rescue dogs came with their own ‘personalities’ which you have embraced. I have total confidence in leaving my dogs in your care. Knowing they live in your home as part of your dog family is great.

Eleanor Bird with Jack her Collie cross and Daisy her Springer Spaniel


We have been using Emma Brown’s Gone To The Dogs now over a period of 4 years for stays from 1 to 14 days at a time. The one best placed however to give this testimonial is our 5 year old Springer Spaniel Sprocket, but in the absence of a common language, we will speak on her behalf!

  • When we say ‘Going to Emma!’ she dashes to the car in great anticipation.
  • She excitedly rushes into Emma’s home without a backward glance to us when we leave.
  • She eats better at Emma’s than she does at home
  • When we pick her up she’s as happy as when we left her.
  • We give not thought to her when we are away because we know she is in safe and loving hands.

Dennis and Susanne Cavaghan with Sprocket their Springer Spaniel


My wife and I are absolutely confident that we can go away with peace of mind, knowing that our dogs will be happy with Emma. The dogs always go into Emma’s care willingly, without fuss and come home happy and cared for. Emma clearly love the dogs in her care, which combined with her knowledge of them, makes this a great place to leave them. Highly recommended.

Paul and Sally Diment with Joker our Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Lab and Ruby our Patterdale Terrier


Many thanks Emma for looking after Bailey for the last 2 weeks – I think he is now catching up on his sleep! I’ve said it before but it is a great feeling to go away with no worries that he is being well cared for in an environment that reflects his own home – kennels would never provide him with the same comforts and security. Although we miss him whilst we are away we appreciate he is well cared for. Thanks again.

John Goodey with Bailey his Labrador


We always feel very happy to leave Tess with Emma knowing she is in a very homely and stress-free environment. Always well cared for!

Andy and Elaine Hayman with Tess our Labrador