Petstay South Essex - Dog Home Boarding
Featured Hot

Please mention The Good Vet and Pet Guide when contacting this business - Thankyou! 


Petstay South Essex - Dog Home Boarding

5.0 (9)
South Benfleet, Essex, United Kingdom
01268 462173 / 07469 247860
Write a review

Home Dog Boarding & Dog Sitting in South Essex

THE alternative to kennels in the South Essex area including Wickford, Hockley, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, Benfleet, Canvey, Basildon, Billericay, Brentwood, Ingatestone, Blackmore and Fryerning

Hello, we are Jo & Emma, mother and daughter, and proud owners of the South Essex branch of Petstay. We are lifelong dog lovers and after 14 very happy years with our Tibetan Terrier, Ollie, we chose to become carers. Nearly two years on, after caring for many beloved dogs in our home the opportunity arose to take our involvement to the next level and we are now owners of Petstay South Essex. Whilst we will be running Petstay South Essex from home we will still offer our services as carers as this remains our overriding passion.

if you are looking for a holiday home for your canine family member with people that adore dogs and who will give them all their home comforts whilst you are away or if you would enjoy having doggie guests in your home and would like to become a Petstay carer then please get in touch.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Jo & Emma Stratton – PetStay South Essex

petstay essex


Do you hate having to put your dog in kennels?… Well there is a better way!

PetStay Essex is THE home-from-home alternative to kennels, they provide a safe, loving and secure home environment for your dog. All of their carers are licensed and insured, so you can relax and enjoy your holiday knowing that your dog is in safe, loving, caring hands.


The PetStay service is ALL about your dog being happy in a safe and comfortable environment. Unlike kennels, your dog will live in the carer's home as one of the family, this means that their normal everyday routines can be maintained and there are plenty of safeguards in place so there is no need for cages.


petstay licensed and insured


Your dog will be matched with a carer best suited to their individual needs and requirements, you will then be invited to visit with the chosen carer for a 'first date' this is done before any bookings are confirmed or payments made. PetStay will only board dog(s) from the same home with a carer.

Dogs really do enjoy their PetStay holidays, and always return home happy and relaxed.

Kobe 2017


Benefits of Boarding Your Dog With PetStay

• 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

• They don’t mix different dogs together

• They don’t walk your dog/s off the lead

• All of their carers are licensed by the local council

• Carers are fully insured and vetted

IMG 0845


Recommended by Vets, Groomers and Dog Trainers

Vets, dog groomers, dog trainers and those in the profession of dog care recommend PetStay knowing that we have every safe guard in place. Dogs just love staying with PetStay and can’t wait to come back to stay leaving their owners peace of mind while they are on holiday.


IMG 0654


Would you like to become a Dog Carer?

Do you love dogs, have a secure garden and want to work from home? If you answered yes to all of these questions then you might be the next PetStay carer!

If you meet all of the requirements, PetStay will do the rest! They will follow up a reference, arrange public liability insurance and help you apply to the council for a home boarding licence.

Earn from £87.50 - £196 p/w


To find out more or to arrange a visit to one of our carers in the South Essex area, please get in touch using the details below.

Tel: 01268 462173

Mobile: 07469 247860

IMG 0345

Having a doze
Beach walk
Move Map
Swap Start/End

User reviews

9 reviews

4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
View most helpful
Already have an account?
Ratings (the higher the better)
How satisfied were you with the service you received?
How satisfied were you with the level of communication?
Overall experience
Would you recommend
Interested in
You will be able to upload media right after you submit your review.
Overall rating 

Loved my hoilday

Very pleased that I found a home from home for miley, was looking for a sitter that only had my dog which was hard to find, she was very happy with ray in fact was in no rush to come home,already book again for our next trip.,

Was this review helpful to you? 
Overall rating 

Chesters stay with Maureen

I thought I would be really worried about leaving Chester with a stranger but Maureen, the lady who he stayed with, put my mind completely at ease. She is a lovely lady and made me feel very comfortable with leaving him with her. I could tell straight from the first meeting that she is a big dog lover and would treat Chester extremely well! When I collected him he seemed very happy and content with his stay and I would definitely use pet stay again!

Was this review helpful to you? 
Overall rating 

Rested and happy dog!

We have been so pleased with the service provided, we were nervous about leaving Marley as he'd only stayed with family before but he had a great stay with Maureen, we had a delayed return from holiday due to illness and Maureen was so accommodating in keeping him longer for us.

Was this review helpful to you? 
Overall rating 

First time user!

This was our very first time leaving our Jack Russell Missie with the pet sitters, our verdict is excellent, could not ask for better, from contacting Pet Stay, booking, arranging , meeting and finally leaving and collecting Missie was a hassle free, pleasant experience and one which we will certainly do again, a very big thank you to Derrick and Vivian, who looked after Missie just as we would do, can't ask for better than that.
Missie is a nervous little dog and we were very anxious leaving her, but we need not have worried, she came home happy with a waggy tail and am sure she will not mind a repeat performance. Thank yo to all concerned. x

Was this review helpful to you? 
Overall rating 

Layla love Joe

Thank you so much again for looking after Layla, very spoilt very happy with all family, is a big piece of mind knowing she is in a happy family and well look after ???

Was this review helpful to you? 
Overall rating 


This is the second time we have used this service both times we have been totally satisfied with service from pet stay and the care of Dillon by Derek & Vivien who totally put our minds at rest knowing that he would be looked after just as if he was at home, allowing us to enjoy our holiday even more.
Thank you

Was this review helpful to you? 
Overall rating 

Home from home

I can not recommended Jo highly enough, for her total devotion to our precious Angus during his recent "holiday" with her. He was so at home and obviously very content when we went to collect him, and I actually think he stole a small piece if Jo's heart as we left. We would not hesitate in sending Angus here again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much Jo.

Was this review helpful to you? 
Overall rating 

Millie holiday with Dawn

I left my dog Millie with Dawn for near on 3 weeks while I went on a cruise. I was a bit nervous at first as I hadn't left her for that long before.
My nerves disappeared as soon as I got to the house as Dawn made Millie welcomed and comfortable. I could see straight aw at that Millie was going to have a good holiday as well as me.
I was sent pictures on regular occasions on how Millie was doing and where she had gone for walks.
Millie is a nervous, sensitive dog but was treated very well and looked after as well as I look after her. I would highly recommend Petstay and their carers.

Having a doze
Beach walk
Was this review helpful to you? 
Overall rating 

Loki's holiday

Jo was incredible from start to finish. Our boy is a big dog, and we were initially apprehensive about leaving him with strangers. He is a rescue that has only been with us for a few months, and we wanted to ensure he did not feel abandoned again. Jo and her family put our fears to rest immediately, really making an effort to get to know Loki and all his rescue dog quirks. Being such a large dog, they knew how to handle him brilliantly. Jo took notes throughout the whole of the first meeting to ensure all our training efforts continued over the weekend. He had an amazing big garden to play in all weekend, and was not left a second without a bit of attention. Jo and family are the best dog sitters by far, and we look forward to using them again in the near future.

Was this review helpful to you? 

Home from Home

I used Pet Stay Essex for the first time last September. From the time i spoke to Kate things fell into place very quickly. I met Jo who would be looking after our dog Kye. She was lovely and made Kye and myself feel very much at home. From the time i left Kye with Jo i had no worries as i knew he would be looked after like a king. He was happy for me to leave him which helped me. I was offered to have photos sent to me of Kye while we were away. I had peace of mind that Kye would be well looked after. I could not fault Jo and her family they were excellant in looking after Kye. When i picked him up he was a very happy dog and i could tell he had enjoyed his stay. I have booked to use Pet Stay Essex this May. Kye and his new brother are going to stay with \jo and family again. Thank you Jo and Pet Stay Essex for helping put my mind at ease when leaving my dogs for us to have a holiday as its like home from home for them. I would highly recommend Pet Stay Essex without hesitation.

Was this review helpful to you? 

Katie and Steve Pet Stay

Absolutely brilliant and we would recommend 100%. They do all they can to place your dog and accommodate you and the pet carers are just wonderful. The care attention and love they give is fantastic.

Was this review helpful to you? 

jazz and indys holiday

We was looking for someone to look after our 2 springer spaniels whilst we went on our summer holiday and got in contact with Katie and Steve who were very professional and helpful and understood how anxious I was about leaving them for the first time. We was put in contact with one of the carers and had a very successful meeting and things were put into place for our dogs stay. Whilst we were on holiday we were sent emails and pictures which was a very nice touch and left us feeling very relieved knowing they were happy and being very well cared for. I would definitely recommend Petstay they are so helpful and offer a fantastic service we are using them again next month and hopefully later on in the year ,fingers crossed they will have a carer avaliable .

Was this review helpful to you? 

Pet stay

Excellent in every way, from my first phone call to meeting the person who would be caring for my dogs. Loads of information given,helpful friendly owner.
First time I have been on holiday and not worried about my pets.
Would highly recommend them.

Was this review helpful to you? 

Peace Of Mind Guaranteed

I've used Petstay a couple of times last year, and already have booked for my two dogs to stay with carers three times this year!
We would never put our girls into Kennels and was apprehensive about home boarding - however PetStay matched us with a perfect couple who we met before we finalised the girls first stay, and it's been an absolute success. We know they are well cared for, loved and safe while we are away.
PetStay have made it easy to organise, and we know that the carers have been checked, their house checked and that everything is safe.
I highly recommend if you need to leave your pets behind - knowing they will be safe in a loving home. 5 Stars! Thank you PetStay

Was this review helpful to you?