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... for the deserving dog in your life... for the deserving dog in your life
... for the deserving dog in your life

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such  devotion.” - Unknown


A superior alternative to dog boarding kennels, Hounds On Holiday provides the best in cage-free, kennel-free boarding for your dog. This popular concept is a companionship dog sitting service designed to offer pet owners peace of mind when they travel away from home. Check out our Client Testimonials under the Holidays tab! You can also view our more recent testimonials on Google. 


Our service caters to a variety of dogs with special needs around kenneling or those dogs new to being away from home, including: seniors, rescue survivors, on medication, shy or pampered. Pick-up and delivery of the pets door-to-door ensures minimum stress to the pet or owner.


Dog kennels, boarding houses and pet sitters can't compete with our unique private-home services that offer cosy, cage-free environments with around-the-clock, one-on-one human contact with loving host families. Unlike a kennel or boarding house, our service also prevents exposure to a host of diseases and illnesses.


We arrange for dogs to stay with loving host families who can match the sort of environment and routine the dogs are used to. We select the ideal host family from our portfolio of trusted dog sitters who meet our extremely high standards.


It goes without saying that our hosts are all dog-lovers, who provide genuine affection and one-to-one attention, and who are chosen based on their attitudes and values towards dogs. Some are active retired people who have had dogs before and miss the routine and exercise, others are at home during the day with businesses or children and can provide around the clock companionship - many have pets of their own for their guest to make friends with.


Accommodation is arranged in a warm, friendly home environment similar to your own. Exercise and feeding routines are maintained just as your dog is used to, they can even take their own bed and favourite toys! There are no hidden charges in our rates for play time, cuddles or walking.


Many of our senior clients have been visiting with the same host family since they were just young pups and regard their hosts as extended family members. 


  • Guelph Mercury/Trib Readers' Choice 2017
  • Guelph Mercury/Trib Readers' Choice 2016
  • Guelph Mercury Readers' Choice 2015
  • Guelph Mercury Readers' Choice 2013
  • Business Of The Year Award 2011, BEC
  • Small Business Of The Year Award 2012, (2nd Place), Guelph Chamber of Commerce

  happy dog on holiday with Hounds On Holiday