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Home Boarding Template Packs


Our English pack follows the DEFRA standard requirements for Home Boarding and Home Day Care.   We are happy to offer a pack for home boarders in Wales or Scotland on request, these take a little more customisation as the local authorities do not follow a standard guidance template, however we are happy to help write a pack that meets the requirements of your local council. 

English Home Boarding Pack:   £45

Welsh Home Boarding Pack:     £60

Scottish Home Boarding Pack: £60

Documents within the pack:


A PROCEDURE MANUAL template.  This is around 150 questions that make you think about your business from the perspective of the new guidance and helps you to make a statement about every subject that DEFRA have a view on.  It is structured into a handbook format and has headings and subjects grouped together already.  Whilst a little bit daunting to get started, lots of the answers are written in the DEFRA guidance itself, so you just need to tick off the guidance as you go.  You are already doing most of these things (as they are common sense) but DEFRA want a ‘handbook’ to prove that you understand the rules, and also for someone to follow and look after the dogs if (God forbid) something happens and you cannot be at home as planned.

A SERVICE AGREEMENT and client policies for you to tweak or amend to suit your business.  This covers many of the mandatory consents.  The instructions on how to make ‘find’ and ‘replace’ quick updates on the agreement are on our Facebook page.

​​There are the following forms that cover all of the DEFRA requirements written into the guidance in terms of consent. 

They are all ready to go, they just need your logo and your company name:

  • REGISTRATION FORM including consents

  • BOOKING FORM for boarding including and inventory list

  • HOLIDAY CHECKLIST for owners (to help them remember what to pack)

  • A WELFARE LOG for recording behavioural, medical and general issues 

  • A NEW DOG ASSESSMENT FORM for trial assessments


  • A master DOG REGISTER


  • A HEALTHCARE statement template

  • A RISK ASSESSMENT template

  • There are also some OPTIONAL VERSIONS OF FORMS for those who do a lot of day care and for those who aren’t keen on spreadsheets.



What isn’t in the pack:

  • The floor plan of your house.  I can draw these for an additional fee if you want to send through a rough drawing with measurements, but most people find a house for sale on Rightmove and pinch the floorplan… adjusting to make it match their house exactly.

  • Your CV of relevant experience, list of training completed or method of proving your knowledge and experience.  I am happy to look your CV over once complete, and will give pointers if it needs padding out.

  • Appraisal and training record forms for staff.

“Thank you so much for the paperwork.  Our inspector has given us 4 stars due to being a new business and said that we are 5 stars but cannot give that to us as this stage."  VV, Romford

“Thank you!  Ifound the risk assessment and the policies really helpful."  LE, South Molton

“This service has been an absolute life saver. I wasn’t sure to start with but having all the forms ready at my inspection and my inspector being impressed made it worth every penny. It’s just an exceptional service. I’d highly recommend this to everyone in the home boarding industry. ”

MW, Mortimer

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