How To Get Home-From-Home Dog Boarding Starting With A FREE Session

Discover How You Can Get Affordable Dog Boarding From A Trusted Dog Lover Without Worrying If Your Dog Will Settle

Dog boarding near Rufford Abbey

FREE trial session

Home-from-home experience

Enriching activities

Daily updates about your dogs day

Loving, family environment

Dear Dog Parent,

Going away for a little while? Finding a dog boarding provider you can trust can be difficult. And putting your beloved pet in kennels may feel like a last resort. The very last thing you want is to go away on holiday only to spend the whole time worrying that your dog isn't settling in with the person you left them with.


What you want is to be able to go on holiday knowing that your pet is in safe hands, and is even having a little holiday of their own!


That's why, as a caring dog parent you are entitled to a FREE trial session at our location near Rufford Abbey. This is a short visit where your dog can explore and settle into a new location. Your dog and I spend a few hours together and your dog gets some time to get familiar with the new sights and smells of where they will be staying.


Setting up a trusting relationship between you, your dog and I is the most important part of ensuring that everything runs smoothly and you can enjoy your holiday with peace of mind!

What Does A Typical Day Of Dog Boarding Entail

We offer a home-from-home experience in a loving, family environment and will be sure to keep your dog safe and happy while you're away. Every effort is made to ensure that your dogs established routines (feeding times, sleeping arrangements, etc.) are maintained throughout their stay.

A typical day would go like this:

  • First thing in the morning is a long walk around the Rufford Abbey Country Park grounds, into Sherwood Pines or down a nearby trail.

  • Then it's your dogs' second favourite activity... feeding time!

  • After breakfast is the first enrichment activity of the day. A puzzle or sniffer hunt in the garden that mentally stimulates your dog or gets them in touch with their canine instincts

  • Throughout the day your dog is encouraged to go out and play in the garden, when the weather is appropriate, and given the free space to roam about and safely explore

  • After midday is usually a little socialising. Your dog comes on one of our dog adventures with other dogs to play with and burn off some energy!

  • After a day of activity is a quick afternoon nap followed by...

  • Dinner!

  • Finally, it's time to end the day by settling down into a cosy spot in front of the fireplace to end a day of fun and adventure.

Just to put your mind at ease while you're away I'll make sure to send over some daily updates and photos about what we got up to together!

But Our Services Aren't For Everyone

Wonder Walks was founded with the aim of creating a home from home experience that maximises the well-being of your dog. We at Wonder Walks are absolutely crazy about animals and treat each dog as if they were our own!

Each dog has its own personality, its own habits and peculiarities and therefore there is not a one size fits all approach. We take the time to get to know the dogs in our care so that each one gets the most from their boarding experience.

But I know that our approach isn't for everyone. If you want these services at the lowest price, by a dog boarder whose services are convenient to them or to a kennel where the focus is on quantity over quality, then our services probably aren't for you.

You've Got Nothing To Lose!

If for any reason you're uncertain about having your dog stay with us then why not take advantage of our FREE trial session and put your mind at ease. You can find out if we're right for each other. 

But hurry!

Our spots book up fast. Because we focus on quality over quantity our spaces are limited. Get in touch! Click on the green button below to send me an email and I'll be sure to get back to you:

Or call me on the number below if you have any questions.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Rachel Pickering