Full time boarding

We need volunteers to look after a dog if their trainer or client is on holiday or is unwell.

How long for? Can range from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

Full support is given and all dog food and equipment is provided. All of our dogs are insured in the event of any vet care being necessary.

“I wasn’t quite sure how I would deal with saying goodbye. The dogs are all so amazing with a unique personality; you can’t help but love them all. The first time I watched the result of the training and absolute commitment from the trainers, I had a tear in my eye and it all made sense.”

Alison, temporary boarder

B&B boarding

You look after one of our dogs in training at home every weekday evening and during the weekends. Monday – Friday you bring the dog into our Banbury centre in the morning and pick them up at the end of the day, taking them home to have a well earned rest from their training.

How long for? Around 18 weeks.

This role is perfect if you are unable to have a dog of your own due to working full time or other commitments.

Watch the recent feature on ITV Meridian about needing boarders.


You need to:

  • Live close to the centre in Banbury or Bristol for daily drop off’s and collections
  • Have a fully enclosed, secure garden, with a fence/wall measuring 5ft minimum
  • Have no more than two pet dogs
  • Not leave the dog for more than a four hour period
  • Be prepared to spend time each day exercising the dog as per the Trainer’s instructions

Next steps

If you are interested in volunteering for us, we would love to hear from you and are still taking applications for most of our volunteering roles.  However, please be aware that due to the number of recent enquiries during the coronavirus pandemic, we are unable to take further applications for ‘B&B boarding’ temporary boarders but if you can keep a dog or puppy at home on a ‘full time’ basis please still enquire.  At present we cannot carry out the final stage of the application which is for our staff to visit you at home but may be able to partially complete this by video call.  This means that we may be unable to place puppies and dogs with new volunteers until the restrictions of movement are changed.

If you are interested in joining our team, please complete the form and apply to become a temporary boarder.