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Little Darling Dogs Booking & Payment

The first step is to call/text/whatsapp on 07891 791421 or 01279 659362, or email with your requirements to Then we must arrange a convenient time for you to come for an introductory consultation meeting and check us out. The meeting is mandatory under 2019 DEFRA regulations.

From your initial enquiry

  1. Book introductory consultation meeting with Little Darling Dogs.
  2. Little Darling Dogs will email you their questionnaire prior to consultation date.
  3. On date of consultation, please bring your dog and all necessary documents when you come, including your dog's vaccination record.
    1. Your dog must be vaccinated, and have received all flea and worming treatments by a registered veterinarian (where possible), prior to any stay.
    2. Your dog must have received Kennel Cough vaccination more than 2 weeks prior to boarding or daycare.
  4. If the introductory consultation is successful, Little Darling Dogs will email a booking form, terms and conditions and our privacy policy, all of which need to be completed, signed and returned.
    1. If the consultation is not successful, this is usually because your dog is not compatible in our environment. We will then direct you to other licensed home boarders as our duty of care to you and your dog.
  5. If you feel comfortable and your dog is happy, we will proceed to confirm your booking when you have paid the deposit.
    1. We do not take dogs in emergencies, except in extreme circumstances
    2. We do not board dogs who have not been through our consultation process.
    3. We do not board dogs who have not been spayed or neutered.
    4. We do not board dogs under 6 months old.
    5. We do not board dogs weighing over 10kgs.
    6. We do not board dogs who have not been socialised or are badly behaved in any way.

Our service

Your dogs will be provided with comfy bedding, bowls, toys and all home-from-home comforts, indoors, in our home. We have a selection of dog crates if your dog is used to sleeping in one. The only things you need to bring are your dog's bed and food and any medication. If the weather is wet or cold and your dog has a coat, please bring that, too.

Your dogs will have 2 one hour walks a day, weather permitting and according to the age and ability of your dogs, at our discretion. Your dogs will also enjoy company, cuddles, playing and yummy treats.

Our boarding rates

Until December 31, 2020

£20 a day for 1 dog
£35 a day for 2 dogs from the same family
£50 a day for 3 dogs from the same family

From January 1, 2021

£25 a day for 1 dog
£45 a day for 2 dogs from the same family
£65 a day for 3 dogs from the same family

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day are charged at double rate.

Deposit and payment

A deposit is required for stays of more than 5 days. Deposits can be paid by cash, bank transfer or by cheque (payable to KW Seegar), and should be returned with your completed Booking Form. Your booking is NOT confirmed until your deposit has been received. For stays of one week the deposit is £50 per dog, for 2 weeks, £100, for 3 weeks, £150, etc.

The balance of payment is due on the day your little darling dog is dropped off at the beginning of their stay.

Little darling dogs only

We don't accept large dogs (bigger than 10kg.), un-neutered male dogs, un-spayed female dogs or bitches in season or about to be in season. Puppies are only accepted at our discretion if they are VERY well-behaved.

Vaccinations, fleas and worms, insurance

We are unable to accept any dog unless it has been vaccinated against, and has had annual boosters for, Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Leptospira canicola, Leptospira icterohaemorrhaigiae, and Kennel Cough, been wormed within the last 3 months, is up to date with flea and tick treatments and has no undisclosed medical history.

We are unable to accept any uninsured dogs.

If your dog becomes ill

If your dog becomes ill or suffers an accident, every effort will be made to contact you, the Owner, for instructions.

If this proves impossible or impracticable, Little Darling Dogs reserves the right, in emergencies, to use the services, at the expense of the Owner, of Bishops Stortford Veterinary Hospital, Rye Street, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2HA,Tel: 01279 654108.