Happy Pet, Happy Home, NI

Happy Pet, Happy Home, NI 🏑 Home-from-home boarding
🐾 Pet checks
🐢 Doggy daycare
✈️ Based in Templepatrick
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The dogs have a few messages for visitors!One of the reasons why I started home-from-home boarding: I had to take medica...
19/01/2024

The dogs have a few messages for visitors!

One of the reasons why I started home-from-home boarding: I had to take medical retirement from my emergency services job, and although I am not housebound, my life outside family events and our home is very limited. My mobility isn't always reliable because of the arthritis, especially in the cold, and I don't do well being away from home for long because of the Crohns Disease. Home is my safe space where I stress the least. So I'm home the majority of the time, which suits the dogs πŸ’™πŸΎ

This is also why I limit my boarding numbers, because being overwhelmed by dogs would cause me too much stress. It would upset the family balance. We love it when the dogs come in and just make themselves at home, fit in with our family, and life is easy for all of us and the visiting dog is happy and content and feeling at home.

We are now at a stage of having repeat regulars who know us and our home well, so we have found that we can introduce some of our regular clients to each other and be able to overlap bookings. It's nice for the dogs to meet like-minded pals, and it's great to be able to say yes to more of the requests for bookings. I'll always check this with both owners first for consent, there's nothing hidden with us - our home is open to our visitors and at the meet & greet you will be able to see exactly how things will be for your dog when it stays here.

So many requests coming through for boarding this year, and some next year, and I can't take them all because of limited capacity.

⚠️ To our regular clients: please message me provisional dates if you can πŸ™

To new clients: please read the attached guidelines for dog visitors to our home. We want dogs to be happy here, we want to maintain our happy home too, so we need to be the right fit for each other πŸ‘πŸΆπŸ’™πŸΎ

‼️VOTING CLOSES 12pm SUNDAY‼️Click on the post below to vote for your favourite photo in the Funniest Photo category kin...
18/01/2024

‼️VOTING CLOSES 12pm SUNDAY‼️

Click on the post below to vote for your favourite photo in the Funniest Photo category kindly which we are sponsoring - the one with the most likes will win!

Once you’ve done that, head over to the following sponsors pages to find the photos in their categories too !
Bonnie’s bites
Adventure Tails NI
Happy Tails Dog Grooming and Walking NI
Ruff Days Doggy Daycare
For The Love Of Greys N.I.
K9 Walker
Precious Petsitting
Lost Paws NI - Lost and Found Pets

Pages can be shared, people can be tagged, get the word out that your photo needs the most likes to win!!

It going to be such a fun week raising money in aid of a fantastic charity who help so many animals on a daily basis. You can also donate directly to Lost Paws NI through their page. Thanks for helping 🐾

Bailey the beautiful 10 month old cockapoo - what a wee star 🌟
17/01/2024

Bailey the beautiful 10 month old cockapoo - what a wee star 🌟

Repost - remember to like your favourite photo, share it and ask people to visit the post to vote πŸ’™πŸΎ
16/01/2024

Repost - remember to like your favourite photo, share it and ask people to visit the post to vote πŸ’™πŸΎ

Snow Day β„οΈπŸŒ¨οΈπŸ’™πŸΎ
15/01/2024

Snow Day β„οΈπŸŒ¨οΈπŸ’™πŸΎ

Vote for Bobby πŸ’™ it's easy just click on the post below and like Bobby's photo, we would be ever so grateful πŸ’™πŸΎ
15/01/2024

Vote for Bobby πŸ’™ it's easy just click on the post below and like Bobby's photo, we would be ever so grateful πŸ’™πŸΎ

K9 Walker has organised an Online Dog Show in aid of Lost Paws NI - Lost and Found PetsWe are very proud to sponsor the ...
15/01/2024

K9 Walker has organised an Online Dog Show in aid of Lost Paws NI - Lost and Found Pets

We are very proud to sponsor the Funniest Photo Category.

All 12 photo entries are posted now. To vote for your winner, simply like the photo - the photo with the most likes will win Funniest Photo and receive a prize voucher.

*TAG PEOPLE AND SHARE YOUR FAVE PHOTO IF YOU WANT THEM TO VOTE TOO*

Please share this post and encourage others to vote for their favourite. Simple!

Good luck to all the amazing entries, they have given us a good laugh and we hope they bring a giggle to you all.

Please do take the time to like and vote, the entrants have submitted their photos and paid the fee (and we have sponsored the category) to support Lost Paws NI, an amazing charity 🐾

Donations can also be made directly to Lost Paws NI via their page - every pound and penny helps. All details of the competition can be found on K9 Walker page - thank you so much Claire for organising πŸ’™πŸΎ

Piper the puppy πŸ’™πŸΎ
14/01/2024

Piper the puppy πŸ’™πŸΎ

Bobby - best brother and buddy there is πŸ’™πŸΎ
14/01/2024

Bobby - best brother and buddy there is πŸ’™πŸΎ

Eeek time is running out guys, get the entries in ASAP!
12/01/2024

Eeek time is running out guys, get the entries in ASAP!

Emergency πŸ₯πŸ’‰Our wee Lola - she had an accident today. We thought she was just stiff and sore with her arthritis and hip ...
12/01/2024

Emergency πŸ₯πŸ’‰

Our wee Lola - she had an accident today. We thought she was just stiff and sore with her arthritis and hip dysplasia. Turns out she must have had broken a nail, right up in the nail bed, which must have been so sore. Then she completely cracked it and all of a sudden we heard the yelps and saw the blood. We can and did administer First Aid, but she was in so much pain we couldn't quite see what was causing the blood - was it a nail piercing the paw pad, or a nail broken off? Hard to see with so much blood and a wee dog who was clinging to me for dear life. She is a real cling-on when she is sore.

Phoned Firmount Vets at 5pm when it happened, got seen at 5.30pm - by the time Lola got there she had ripped the nail off in the car, so at least we knew the cause of the problem and the vets were able to get her sorted quickly and easily and give her pain relief injection.

So we're having a night with lots of cuddles and rest. Didn't break the bank at the vet, she's happy and content. Firmount Vets have always been amazing with our dogs, John and the team are always reliable and on the ball, we are very grateful as always that they were there to help wee Lola tonight.

Thank you as always πŸ’™πŸΎ

Handsome boys on another day out πŸ’™πŸΎ
10/01/2024

Handsome boys on another day out πŸ’™πŸΎ

Get the entries in! Only Β£2 and for a great cause!
10/01/2024

Get the entries in! Only Β£2 and for a great cause!

2024 bookings - repeating this as I really hate having to say no to people, especially dogs that I have got to know and ...
06/01/2024

2024 bookings - repeating this as I really hate having to say no to people, especially dogs that I have got to know and would love to be able to say yes to!

Eeeek, I am already having to say no to bookings for 2024 😒. I run at a very limited capacity (as that's what the appeal is for Home-from-home Boarding - your dog gets to stay in a family home, no kennels, indoors, living the family life with all of its home comforts), which means the number of dogs in the house at any time is limited, otherwise they'd be overwhelmed and stressed and not really in a home-from-home.

I really do hate having to say no to anyone, especially regulars and repeat visitors, but unfortunately with so many bookings already in the diary I simply don't have much availability left for 2024. I can make recommendations for fellow home-boarders, but most of them are also booked up for a lot of this year, some even have 2025 diaries open, so you need to get your dog organised early on!

Please please please... If you are thinking of a holiday this year and might want your dog booked in for home-from-home boarding - message with the dates you want or might need so we can see what we can do. Don't be left stuck and panicking, you'll enjoy the run up to your holiday much more if you know your dog is being looked after πŸ’™πŸΎ

Our second Christmas present doodle from , our third altogether, we love them! This one was a gift to my parents. These ...
06/01/2024

Our second Christmas present doodle from , our third altogether, we love them! This one was a gift to my parents.

These are the three Cavalier King Charles spaniels we grew up with - Rosie we got when I was about 8/9 and it still makes me cry to think about her passing when I was 22, I had been living in Belfast for 3 years but I went home every weekend to visit my parents and Rosie. The house felt so empty when she was gone and we were all devastated as our family had revolved around her - Rosie made us dog-people, she was the first dog I had known and how she was such an integral part of our family is ultimately why I have ended up home-boarding.

My sister arrived home soon after with Charlie, who was so incredibly handsome and affectionate, and had separation anxiety - he's probably the reason why I love the velcro dogs so much who need lots of attention and constant companionship. I always loved the welcome Charlie gave when you walked into the family home.

Wee Molly joined Charlie's crew to keep him company. When Molly was 6 months old she jumped off the sofa and landed badly, she was so tiny the vet couldn't fix her wee front leg and it had to be amputated at the shoulder. She coped very well with being a tripod, she was so tiny she just liked to be carried about and snuggle, she was very cute. She's the reason I love to look after the little vulnerable dogs with medical issues.

managed to put all three of our family dogs into one picture, despite them not having all been alive at the same time. It was a lovely gift to be able to give to my parents and a beautiful way to remember them. Thank you 🫢🏻

Lovely doodle of the doggiesThose Wee Doodles
05/01/2024

Lovely doodle of the doggies
Those Wee Doodles

Christmas Guest Number 3The Absolute Queen - Miss Dixie πŸ’™
03/01/2024

Christmas Guest Number 3
The Absolute Queen - Miss Dixie πŸ’™

⚠️ New Event Alert ⚠️We are sponsoring the category of Funniest Photo in a new online charity pet show, set up by the am...
02/01/2024

⚠️ New Event Alert ⚠️

We are sponsoring the category of Funniest Photo in a new online charity pet show, set up by the amazing K9 Walker in aid of Lost Paws NI- Lost & Found Pets.

All details are on K9 Walker page, head over there to check it out!

There are some amazing categories sponsored by some wonderful businesses (including us 😜):

Adventure Tails NI - Adventure Action!!

Bonnie’s bites - Dramatic Pose

For The Love Of Greys N.I. - Best Dressed

K9 Walker - Muddy Mayhem

Lost Paws NI - Lost and Found Pets - Lost and Found Pets

- Best Friends

Happy Tails Dog Grooming and Walking NI

- Most In Love

Happy Pet, Happy Home, NI- Funniest Photo

Ruff Days Doggy Daycare - Best Watershot

I know for sure that some of the dogs we have looked after have some cracker photos that fit each of these categories! Why not enter and raise some money for a great animal charity.

Entries are Β£2 for each photo and there is no limit to how many photos or categories you enter.

PM your photo or email it to: [email protected]
Then pay the entry via PayPal using the same email address.

Once K9 Walker has the photo and payment, you’ll be entered into the competition.

Entries will be accepted from now until the 13th January then each business will put their category to the public to vote for their favourite!

Prize vouchers for the winners!

Entries are accepted from anywhere in the UK so please share and tag your friends so they know they can join in.

We can’t wait to see your entries πŸ’™πŸΎ

K9 Walker ia running another amazing dog show in aid of Lost Paws NI - Lost and Found Pets charity, this time online! We...
02/01/2024

K9 Walker ia running another amazing dog show in aid of Lost Paws NI - Lost and Found Pets charity, this time online! We are sponsoring the 'Funniest Photo' category - head over to the original post on K9 Walker page for all the details on how to enter. Good luck 🐾

Whoop whoop!!! 🐢🐾

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰Here we go!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
Our 2024 online charity pet show
In aid of Lost Paws NI- Lost & Found Pets

We have some amazing categories sponsored by some wonderful businesses.

Adventure Tails NI - Adventure Action!!

Bonnie’s bites- Dramatic Pose

For The Love Of Greys N.I.- Best Dressed

K9 Walker- Muddy Mayhem

Lost Paws NI - Lost and Found Pets
- Best Friends

Happy Tails Dog Grooming and Walking NI
- Most In Love

Happy Pet, Happy Home, NI- Funniest Photo

Ruff Days Doggy Daycare- Best Watershot

Entries are Β£2 for each photo & there is no limit to how many photos or categories you enter.
Quite simply, either PM me your photo or e mail it to [email protected] then pay the entry via PayPal using the same e mail address.
Once I’ve the photo & payment you’ll be entered into the competition.
Entries will be accepted from now until the 13th January then each business will put their category to the public to vote for their favourite!!
Vouchers for the winners!!!
Entries are accepted from anywhere in the UK so please share & tag your friends so they know they can join in!!
We can’t wait to see your entries!!!

01/01/2024

The Important Information for 2024 🐾

The boring but necessary details... You all know me by now and know I hate the money conversations, but have to keep reminding myself that Happy Pet, Happy Home is a business, and as much as I would love to do all this for free, time costs money πŸ’Έ

I'll always be as flexible as possible with arrangements and workarounds to fit everyone in and keep everyone happy, and as we get to know all the dogs better and have repeat/regular visitors, we are able to overlap and double up at times (if owners agree). But with being so small-scale and limited in our capacity and availability - which is one of the main attractions in booking with us I think! - I need try to be a bit more organised and business-minded in 2024... We organise our family plans around the boarding dogs so need to balance better!

Appreciate everyone's understanding and cooperation, the support and great feedback we receive means the world. I'm super proud of the business, we love having the dogs to stay and we love getting out to visit them. With increasing demand for our services, and bookings already up until the end of 2024, if I can streamline the admin side of things it will make it an even happier home for the doggies to come to πŸ‘πŸ•πŸ’™πŸΎ

Charlie the Gentleman πŸ’™
01/01/2024

Charlie the Gentleman πŸ’™

Chester - Christmas Guest Number 2 πŸ’™
01/01/2024

Chester - Christmas Guest Number 2 πŸ’™

Cookie - Christmas Guest Number 1 πŸ’ž
01/01/2024

Cookie - Christmas Guest Number 1 πŸ’ž

Bobby πŸ’™On a day for ducks β˜” Bobby got to try out his Christmas present, his new Equafleece, and he loved it and we loved...
30/12/2023

Bobby πŸ’™

On a day for ducks β˜” Bobby got to try out his Christmas present, his new Equafleece, and he loved it and we loved it - no hairdryer required after! Game changer...

We're going to start showing some of Bobby's adventures on his own wee account, he has so many bromances, romances, buddies and pals through our home-boarding, and he's such a handsome dude, he deserves his own squares. Coming soon! (Lola doesn't want one, she's camera shy and just wants to sleep in peace πŸ’€)

Happy New Year everyone, we'll be back properly next week πŸ’™πŸΎ

Thank you for all the support in 2023. We have loved getting to know the amazing dogs we have been trusted to care for. ...
21/12/2023

Thank you for all the support in 2023. We have loved getting to know the amazing dogs we have been trusted to care for. Thank you to everyone who placed a booking with us and to those who left us reviews and sent lovely messages and gifts, most of all thank you for letting us be part of your doggy's life πŸ’™πŸΎ

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year πŸŽ„πŸŽ‰πŸΎ

Bros on Tour
13/12/2023

Bros on Tour

Mixu 🫢🏻
12/12/2023

Mixu 🫢🏻

The lads πŸ’™πŸΎπŸ’™
11/12/2023

The lads πŸ’™πŸΎπŸ’™

πŸ’” Our hearts have broken a little today, we fell in love with you wee Benji, a very special wee man. Never to be forgott...
09/12/2023

πŸ’” Our hearts have broken a little today, we fell in love with you wee Benji, a very special wee man. Never to be forgotten πŸ’”

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