Welcome to
Sandbarks Dogs!

Fully licensed doggy daycare and home boarding based in Upper Parkstone, Poole.
Licence number AAL 157099


Doggy Daycare: £30 per day
Home Boarding: £40 per 24 hours
1 hour group walk: £14


Upper Parkstone, Poole

About me

Hi! I’m Keri, your dog’s new best friend. My husband Dan and I love welcoming doggies of all shapes and sizes into our home, and take pride in caring for them as if they were members of our own family.

The safety and wellbeing of your dog is our primary concern, which is why we are both trained in canine first aid and CPR. We carefully vet all dogs before they come to stay, with all home boarding dogs completing a 24 hour trial stay before any longer booking is confirmed. This is to ensure that they are happy in our home, can settle at night, and are relaxed and not anxious, stressed or reactive when around a group of other dogs.

A typical day starts off with a group walk which may be in a variety of locations. New doggies will be kept on a long line initially and may be walked in an enclosed area until a good level of recall is established. Then we spend the afternoon at home together with lots of playtime and cuddles for the rest of the day. I communicate regularly with clients throughout the day, so you will always know what adventures your dog is getting up to!

We have two of our own dogs, Tina who is a Bedlington Terrier, and Lyra who is a Romanian rescue dog. These two join in on group walks throughout the week, and their calmness and confidence at home can set the tone for new and uncertain dogs, helping them to settle in more quickly.

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How It Works

The first stage is for me to meet you and your dog for a little ‘get to know you’ session. This takes place at your home, as I like to meet doggies for the first time in an environment where they are calm and comfortable. During this session I will ask for information on your dog’s health and behaviour. I will also need to see a copy of their up to date vaccination record at this time.

After the initial meeting, then we will book your dog in for a trial day for daycare clients, or a trial overnight stay for boarders. It is important that you are contactable during this time, in case of the unlikely event that the dog needs to be taken home early from the trial. This would only generally occur in situations where I feel there is a safety issue, or if there is incessant barking which can be very difficult to manage.

Following a successful trial stay, your doggy will be an official part of the Sandbarks family! Due to high demand, it is highly recommended that dates are booked in as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

What Our Clients Say About Us

A selection of recent reviews from happy owners!

"I have great confidence"

Milo thoroughly enjoys his group walks with Keri and the Sandbarks dogs. I have great confidence that he will be kept safe during his walks and be in good hands. He's a very young and energetic dog and Keri handles him well. He gets scrummy, healthy treats and a lovely variety of walks.

Milo’s Owner

"I know Bonnie is in very safe hands"

Keri is so passionate about dogs and their care, and always ensures that they have fun too. She is always conscious of their needs and my dog has a lovely time with her. I know Bonnie is in very safe hands, thanks Keri

Bonnie's owner

"Keri is brilliant at what she does."

Our dogs (who are our babies!) have been for 2 stays and have loved it! This last time they ran in to hers and didn’t give us a second glance! Keri is a great communicator, giving us photos and updates throughout the days the dogs are with her. She’s quick to respond to any queries. More importantly she’s trustworthy and you can see she truly loves dogs! It’s a home from home for our two and we will use her services for years to come.

Daisy and Bertie’s Owner

"Fantastic experience from start to finish."

Could not have asked for a better day care for Queenie and Prince. Communication was great with pics of walks, play and snooze time. I would recommend to anyone!
Thank you

Queenie and Prince’s Owner

"I can not recommend Keri & Sandbarks Dogs enough"

Keri has been looking after our little dog now for several months and he loves his walks, playtime and cuddles. Keri is so knowledgeable and has been great with all aspects of care. Thank you Keri

Iggy’s Owner

"Absolutely brilliant service"

My collie’s first stay away boarding and all went fantastically. Keri is brilliant with dogs and Mason can't wait to go back.

Mason’s Owner

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