Welcome to Penshaw Dog Boarding

Penshaw Dog Boarding, Walking and Sitting is a family business specialising in looking after dogs in a warm friendly family environment.

My wife & I (Caroline and Peter) have owned 2 dogs for over 25 years & have also been looking after friends' dogs for many years.

Our boarders stay in our home as part of our family, sleeping downstairs in a comfortable room off the lounge.

We will also walk dogs either from the owner's home or our own.

Our love of dogs and experience in looking after dogs ensures owners have peace of mind while they are away; we know what owners need when they leave their pets with other people.

Insured & licensed until March 2022 by Sunderland City Council to board up to 2 dogs; license number 001.

You will never see us walking more than 2 dogs.


  • Dog Boarding in our home

  • Daily Walks

  • Dog Sitting and cleaning up after walks!

  • Daily walking - as often as you wish.

  • Arthur and Ted are lovely labs and we had some lovely walks during their stay.

Coronavirus Just a quick update regarding the Coronavirus.

We are running business as usual for boarding & walks with a few tweaks to avoid infection. Our main guideline is that virus carriers may be asymptomatic.

We have been advised to use our own leads, which we will clean before & after walks.

We will rinse our hands thoroughly after washing to ensure there are no traces of anti viral cleaning products when we play with the dog, go for walks or feed.

For walks if the owner is at home, we'll stay outside to collect the dog & return afterwards.

When boarding, we will collect the dog and belongings from the owner outdoors.

Any of us may be fine but unknowingly be carrying the virus.

Thank you for the kind words of support. We do our best to help look after your beautiful dogs as best we can when you need us to. Stay safe x. Peter and Caroline

Dog Boarding

The bedroom is on the ground floor next to the living room. It is warm, spotless and well ventilated with soft low wattage lighting. You are welcome to come to our home to meet us and we can get to know your dog. Then while you are away we will send you WhatsApp photos so you can see your pet is content. Your dog will be part of our family; the grandchildren love dogs and love meeting new friends. Food management is thorough from preparation through to the safe handling of waste.

Daily Walks

We live close to great walks in Lambton Woods, Biddick Woods, Elba Park, James Steel Park and Herrington Park. We are reliable, responsible and punctual and you will never see us walking more than 2 dogs. We can walk dogs from your home or as part of a dog sitting service we will walk your dog from our home.

Dog Sitting

We will look after your dog during the day, including as many walks as you like. We live close to great walks in Lambton Woods, Biddick Woods, Elba Park, James Steel Park and Herrington Park.