Wecome to the Yorkie Retreat website, we are a home from home type dog boarding and pet-sitting service offered within my own home for all medium, miniture, small and toy dogs including yorkies, bichon frise, cairn terrier, chihuahua, dachshund, miniture schnauzers, cocker spaniels to name just a few. We only accept dogs that are vaccinated, flea and worm treated. We are licenced by Milton Keynes Council and are fully insured with Cliverton.
The Yorkie Retreat is located in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. We are situated close to the A5, the A421, the M1(J13 & J14) and the A422. We are vet recommended and are also a current member of Narps. (National Association of Registered Pet Sitters.)
If you are a dog owner or you know someone who is looking for reliable small dogs home from home type boarding, where you can safely leave your dog whilst you go away whether for the day, the night or longer then look no further. See our services page for further details.
I wanted to find a home boarding service that catered just for small dogs, one where my dogs would be treated as part of the family, where the people who looked after them where licenced by the local council, where they only looked after dogs who had been vaccinated, dogs who were also flea and worm treated. Someone who was insured. Someone who could prove that they had the required paperwork, someone who wanted me to complete an information sheet on my dogs so that they were fully informed of my dogs background, their likes, their medical history and the name of my vet. Also I wanted to be sure that they only overnight boarded one family dogs and did not have mulitple of dogs from different owners, at the time of looking no one offered that level of service. I wanted a daily text message and prehaps a picture message to ease my mind that my dogs where ok, someone who didn't mind if I called them to check that my dogs were ok.
I am lucky that I have family to look after my dogs but I felt bad having to rely on them if I wanted to go out for the day or overnight. What happens if they already have plans themselves or that it they are unwilling to look after you dogs but didn't want to hurt my feelings by saying no. I felt that a better solution should be out there for other dog owners in the same situation.
I decided to open the Yorkie Retreat. Since then I haven't looked back and have indeed continued to enjoy looking after both yorkies and other small type of breeds of dogs, whilst their owners are away. I researched information on licencing laws, got in contact with various pet sitting associations, animal welfare including the RSPCA, Dogs Trust, I spoke to local vets, dog trainers to gather as much knowledge as possible to ensure that I knew that I was fully informed that what I was doing was going to be in the best interest of the animals in my care. I'm pleased to say that I am vet recommended, a member of NARPS and am insured with Cliverton.
As some small dogs have special diet requirements which may mean that freshly cooked food such as rice and chicken is required we are able to provide this service. An additional fee is required to cover the cost of the food as this is offered as an optional extra. We would normally however ask that the owner of the dogs who require feeding provide their usual food to avoid any upset stomachs.
Your dog will be given walks, play time and lots of cuddles. A dog bed is available to hide in when they want quiet times but they will be able to have company when they want it and always on their terms.
We are also able to offer an optional collection and return service within 25 miles of the retreat (in special cases we may be able to extend the travel area). This service does incur a petrol charge based on mileage.
We are competitively priced with other home boarders in our area. Home boarding may be more expensive than boarding kennels but we believe its money well spent, less stressful for your dog and for you as the owner knowing your dog is being giving a holiday of its own, whilst you are away enjoying your holiday.
If my retreat sounds like the place for your dog and you are a like minded owner who are looking for the same level of care for your best friend as they receive at home then please do not hesitate to contact me.