As featured on BBC South News
We are a home from home unique boutique Dachshund hotel for boarding and IVDD care. Here at the hotel we take mini sausages who would like an enjoyable peaceful holiday with a low number of guests. We own our beautiful house based in the quaint little village of Oakley, Basingstoke in Hampshire which is 10 mins from J6 or J7 on the M3.
My name is Lucy Light and I live with my husband Simon Light and our beautiful mini sausage dogs Millie Moo and Dolly in a stunning country village. As I am already a full time sausage dog mum with 11 yrs plus experience and knowledgable of IVDD, I made a decision to start up the Long Dog Hotel and ignite my passion for the mini & IVDD daxi dogs even further.
Its never too early to look for boarding for your pup, leaving it until a month or two before your holiday dramaticaly reduces your chances of being able to book the dates you want in the future as we only take a limited amount of sausages here at the hotel. We therefore recommend getting in touch as early as possible, even if you don't have a holiday booked just yet to start the process of becoming a client. If you've gone through the stages below, it means you are then a VIP guest and can book any future holiday straightaway with no stress or worry
(if the dates are available).
Myself, Millie Moo and Dolly really look forward to meeting you and your pup at
the Long Dog Hotel where we hope you will join the VIP (very important pup) guest list.
DATES NOT AVAILABLE- 2022
01-07 July (Full)
21-25 July (My Holiday)
17-25 August (Full)
07-19 Sept (My Holiday)
19-31 Dec (One Space Left)
DATES NOT AVAILABLE -2023
25-29 March (My Holiday)
07-12 May (My Holiday)
01-11 June (My Holiday)
02-10 September (My Holiday)
No holiday is secure until the stages below have been completed & you & your pup become VIP clients.
Stage 1- Meet
Pleae read all of the 'do and dont' page and if all is well, a meet and greet at our house would be next as the Directors, (aka Millie Moo & Dolly) like to know who is coming in to play. This is vital for both your pup(s), and you, to meet us and see where they will be having fun and being pampered, and to make sure all the dogs get along, especially if your pup has IVDD like our Director, Millie Moo.
Stage 2- Test Nights
A two night trial with drop off in the morning to see how your pup(s) settles in. We keep in touch throughout the trial and if your pup(s) does not settle or any dogs become uncomfortabe towards one another in any way, the trial would be terminated with no refund and we would ask you to collect your pup(s). You will also need to fill out the comprehensive Boarding Agreement and provide an up to date vaccination card/kennel cough proof.
Stage 3- Book
If all is well following the overnight trials, you are then a VIP client and are free to book your holiday. The dates you require will be held for you until the trial is complete but after that, all dates are first come first served.
(Please read my prices page. Extra charges for Bank Holiday weekends)
(Xmas week and New Year are for long standing repeat clients only)
Please make sure your holiday insurance or pet insurance covers any loss of boaring fees due to holiday cancellations for any reason.
The Legal Bits:
- 5 star License from Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council- Licence No: 20/00176/AWAAL
- Ofqual Regulated Level 3 Professional Day Care and Boarding
- Full Liability Insurance
- First Aid trained
- DBS checked
(Please ask to see my documents)
Our client's come from all over....
Henley on Thames