Dog carers wanted in Devon when owners holiday | Care for dogs at home

Dog carers wanted in Devon to care for dogs when their owners are away


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Wagging Tails are looking for experienced dog lovers in Devon in both the Torquay (TQ) and Exeter (EX) Postcode areas to welcome dogs into their home for a holiday. If you are at home all day, have no children under the age of six, have no more than one dog of your own and would like to enjoy the companionship of guest dogs contact Gary Shufflebotham now 01647 441 478 or click here to complete an application form.

"It is a great opportunity to meet so many different types of dogs and characters. It provides me with lots of long walks and I get to meet so many other dog owners when out and about, making lots of new friends in the process."

Sandra Reeves
Wagging Tails Carer


You will get all the benefits and companionship of a dog without the commitment of full time ownership. Think of yourself as a Granny or Grandpa, Auntie or Uncle to the dogs that come to stay! 

Healthier Lifestyle

Having a dog to stay obviously means walking, but in addition to this studies have shown that owning a dog can also improve mood, decrease stress, lower blood pressure, ease chronic pain such as migraines and arthritis and lowers cholesterol.


Giving a dog a holiday doesn't mean you only spend time with the dog. You will meet the owners of each dog who stays with you as well as other owners when out walking your guests - something that often leads to good friendships with fellow dog lovers!


In addition to the above benefits you will also receive a fee for welcoming your holiday guests into your home. While it must be stressed that this WILL NOT replace a full income it does provide our carers with enough to pay for a nice holiday of their own or (as in one case) help fund a child through university.

For further information about becoming a Wagging Tails carer please click here