Nitty Gritty

Here at Hounds, we pride ourselves on providing a safe environment for your hound.  See below for information on what we have put in place to ensure your hound is in safe hands.


Our policy includes:

  • Day Care
  • Home Boarding
  • Home insurance
  • Vetinary cover
  • Dog walking, individually and in groups
  • Key holder
  • Pet transport
  • Pet Sitting
  • Public Liability

All hound team members are fully qualified in Canine CPR & First Aid Level 2.  Attending refresher courses.

We are licensed for Day care & Home Boarding through Cotswold District Council

DBS checks are carried out on all team members.

We are proud members of the Pet Industry Federation.

The Kit:

Hounds Pet Care use a specifically designed loose lead belt system when the hounds are on the lead – loose lead walking.

Our leads that fit to our loose lead belt system- these are wipeable/easy clean, strong and durable

Branded Hounds Pet Care dog tags are provided for each hound in our care with our name and contact details on.

Our van has bespoke fitted crates made from galvanised steel, fitted with pressure locks to provide high levels of strength. Surfaces are easy clean.

The Crates are fitted out with vet bedding and non spill water bowls for your hounds comfort during their travels.

ECO friendly and compostable towels, drying coats, brushes, shampoo and a portable dog washing unit is carried in the van for the post walk wash down.

Water is always carried, we use ECO friendly BPA free water bottles.

The van is fitted out with an air vent and panel sliding windows for allow for constant air flow through the van. Helping keep the hounds cool and allowing fresh air to move through the van helping to remove pathogens.

Is Hounds Pet Care right for you and your hound?

Hounds Pet Care can only accept dogs that are:

  • Friendly & Sociable
  • Happy and well behaved around other dogs
  • Can be in a pack environment
  • Travel well ( to and from walks)
  • Have sociable skills around other dogs and people
  • Can be off lead for walks and have a good recall
  • Do not have any behavioural issues that will effective them being in a different home
  • Dogs must be toilet trained

In providing care in our home we will require dogs in our care to have good sociable skills and manors.

We can not accept dogs that are food or item aggressive, or that mark in the house. Although dogs are welcome on the sofa we do not accept dogs that climb on the back of the sofa.

We do not accept dogs that are know to chew furniture, house fixtures and fittings.

We can not accept dogs on the Dangerous Dogs Act list.

A note from Becky

Our set up and service at Hounds Pet Care works well for our ethos and we enjoy hearing repeated feedback of how our clients dogs are enjoying their time at Hounds Pet Care.
We pride ourselves on providing a professional and knowledgeable pet care service where we really focus on the personal touch.
Our service and set up might not suit your needs. We are not able to alter or change what we provide to accommodate this.
We do however hold a list of reputable home boarding and day care providers. Along with dog walkers, pet sitters, dog trainers and behaviourists and will happily pass contact details on to you.


Hounds Pet Care is always learning, growing and progressing. Dedicated to completing Continual Professional Develop each year.

Covering skills such as canine behaviour, enrichment, training and socialisation.

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