Home Boarding

Please note that boarding spaces for 2022 are extremely limited, and boarding priority is given to our guests that visit regularly (at least monthly) during this busy period.  Thak you for your understanding.


It can be difficult to leave your dog when you go away on holiday or on business, especially if they are young, nervous or elderly.

Toms Tails and Trails can take care of your dog in our home and treat them like one of the family.  Your dog will be able to have many of the same creature comforts that they are used to at home, and will also have the added benefit of our dogs for company during their stay.


For additional reassurance, we can keep in touch with you while you are away, sending either a text or posting some photos on our Facebook page to let you know what your dog is up to. 

Your dog’s regular routine is followed as much as possible and daily walks are free of charge; however as part of the family, your dog will come with us if we are having a day out visiting family or friends.  


Home Boarding Prices

The prices listed are based on a single adult dog:

£45 per day (not per night)

Puppies under 12 months:                                   +£5 per day

Intact (un-neutered) adults:                                   +£5 per day 

Dogs that attend regular (weekly) day care with Toms Tails and Trails receive a substantial discount off of the daily rate when booking home boarding.  Please contact us for a personalised quote. 

Please note that the minimum stay for Home Boarding is 2 days, the day of arrival and the day of departure. 

Home Boarding drop off and collection is by appointment only, and at specific times of the day.  Please contact us to discuss available drop off and collection times.

An initial meet and greet, and subsequent overnight trial is required prior to Toms Tails and Trails accepting a booking for a new Home Boarding customer.  Trials and assessment visits are charged at the standard home boarding rate.

Visiting dogs must be 100% dog friendly, and fully vaccinated.  Intact male and female dogs may be considered on a case by case basis subject to a successful trial.  Females in season cannot be accepted for Home Boarding.  Please ensure that you have an Emergency Contact on standby if you are boarding an intact female.

Please note that boarding spaces are very limited, and boarding priority is given to our guests that visit regularly throughout each month.


A full copy of our terms and conditions is available after a successful meet and greet.

Home Boarding Licence


5 Star Rated: Sevenoaks Council



Why Choose a Licensed Home Boarder?

Home Boarders in England are required to be inspected by their local council and to receive a star rating based on the outcome of their inspection.

The star rating is based on a number of animal welfare checks.  It is not related to customer service ratings, it is an assessment outcome from an animal welfare perspective. 

Inspections cover the safety and security of dogs in and around the residence, the experience and expertise of the licence holder, the daily activities and health checks that must be completed, and also the number of dogs allowed on the premises at any time.

This is a list licensed Home Boarders and Home Day Care providers for Sevenoaks Council:


Dog Home Boarding Tunbridge Wells – Dog Home Boarder Southborough – Dog Home Boarding Tonbridge – Dog Home Boarding Sevenoaks – Dog Home Boarding Westerham – Dog Home Boarder Sundridge – Dog Home Boarding Dutton Green – Dog Home Boarding Seal – Dog Home Boarder Otford – Dog Home Boarding Knockholt – Dog Home Boarding Halstead – Dog Home Boarding Shoreham – Dog Home Boarder Eynsford – Dog Home Boarding Sutton at Hone – Puppy Boarding Longfield  - Dog Home Boarding Instead Rise – Dog Home Boarding Cobham – Dog Home Boarder Meopham – Puppy Boarding New Ash Green – Dog Home Boarding Vigo Village – Dog Home Boarding Stansted – Dog Home Boarding Snodland – Dog Home Boarder Aylesford – Dog Home Boarding Maidstone – Dog Home Boarder Beasted – Dog Day Boarding  Hollingbourne – Dog Home Boarder Leeds – Dog Home Boarding Cranbrook – Dog Home Boarding Tenterden – Dog Home Boarder Lamberhurst – Dog Home Boarding Goludhurst – Dog Home Boarding Horsmonden – Dog Home Boarding Pembury – Dog Home Boarding Paddock Wood – Dog Home Boarding Hasting – Dog Home Boarding Shipbourne – Dog Home Boarder Penshurst – Dog Home Boarding  Hever – Dog Home Boarding Four Elms – Dog Home Boarding Ide Hill – Dog Home Boarding Paxtol – Dog Home Boarding Kings Hill – Dog Home Boarding Yalding – Dog Home Boarding Sutton Valence – Dog Home Boarding West Malling – Dog Home Boarding Headcorn – Dog Home Boarder Staplehurst – Dog Home Boarding Edinbridge – Dog Home Boarding West Kingsdown – Dog Home Boarding Hodsol Street – Dog Home Boarding Fawkham Green – Dog Home Boarding Horton Kirby – Dog Home Boarding Dartford – Dog Home Boarding Gravesend – Dog Home Boarding Bromley – Dog Home Boarding Croydon – Dog Home Boarding Rochester – Dog Home Boarding Chatham – Dog Home Boarder Bexley – Dog Home Boarding Orpington – Dog Home Boarding Fairseat – Dog Home Boarding Kemsing – Dog Home Boarder Heaverham – Dog Home Boarding Seal – Dog Home Boarding Sidcup – Dog Home Boarding East Hill – Dog Home Boarding Hartley – Dog Home Boarder Oxted