A Home from Home Boarding Experience

Saluki relaxing in chairAt Happy Hounds Home Boarding, we’re dedicated to providing your dog with the best care, while you’re away. With our dog boarding (overnight stays) service; our aim is to make sure that your dog feels right at home when staying with us.

Your dog(s) will be treated as part of our family, and will enjoy the benefits of living in the lovely Lincolnshire village of South Kelsey. We only take dogs from the same household (up to maximum of 3 dogs) and are fully licensed by West Lindsey District Council (licence number: ABO031).

Happy Hounds Home Boarding is run by Susan McKeon, a fully qualified, insured, and professional dog behaviourist and trainer. Susan is also supported by her husband, Sean, and her resident dogs (the original ‘happy hounds’) Ava (Greyhound) and Sherlock (Saluki).

Why choose home boarding?

A kennel environment is not always suitable for some dogs. Many dogs can experience kennel stress due to confinement, boredom, lack of exercise and mental stimulation, and an absence of human and canine companionship. Some dogs even find a kennel environment so stressful that they won’t eat, and they often end up losing weight while you’re away.

At Happy Hounds Home Boarding we treat all dogs with kindness and respect.  We accept dogs of all ages and breeds, and specialise in providing holiday care for retired racing greyhounds.  We also provide an additional identification tag, containing our details, for the duration of your dog’s stay – whether it is for one day or one month!

Off lead time for Wags, Ava & Sherlock

Wags, enjoying an off-lead run with our resident dogs – Sherlock & Ava

Your dog(s) will stay in our home and be surrounded by home comforts.  We actively encourage you to bring you dog’s favourite bed, toys, food and anything that will help your dog feel more at home. Your dog’s exercise, nutritional, and emotional needs will be catered for – whether it’s on lead walks, brain games, off lead running in an enclosed field*, Scentwork games in the garden, food sensitivities, or gentle cuddles.  Susan’s knowledge and expertise will mean that your dog’s needs are met.

*Off lead running requires written consent from dog’s owner. 

Where are we?

We’re located in the quiet village of South Kelsey. Our dog home boarding services are within easy driving distance of Grimsby, Brigg, Market Rasen, Gainsborough, Scunthorpe, and Lincoln.

Availability and reservation enquiries

To check availability and make a reservation request, simply complete the ‘reservations requests’ form below.. Please provide details of your dog’s name, breed and age, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.


Rates & Bookings

You’ll find details of our rates and how to book on our Booking & Rates page.

Contact us Now with your Home Boarding Enquiry

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