As featured on BBC South News
We are an exclusive home from home Dachshund hotel for boarding and specialise in taking care of all mini dachshunds including IVDD warriors, there are no kennels in this house! Here at the hotel we take mini sausages who may be senior, anxious, shy, nervous, suffer with IVDD, or have no issues at all and would like an enjoyable peaceful holiday with a low number of guests. We are based in a quiet, quaint little village near Basingstoke in Hampshire which is 10 mins from J6 or J7 on the M3.
We want to stress for IVDD pups that we are not a rehabilitation centre, we merely provide quiet holiday accommodation for dogs who have been through IVDD and have recovered.
Travelling Times from Long Dog Hotel:
Heathrow- 43 minutes
Gatwick- 1 hour
London (Luton) -1 hour 17 mins
Bournemouth- 1 hour
Farnborough- 30 minutes
My name is Lucy and I live with my husband Simon and our beautiful senior mini sausage dogs Millie Moo (13) and Dolly (10) in a stunning country village. As I am already a full time sausage mum with 11 yrs plus experience and being knowledgable of IVDD, I made a decision to start up the Long Dog Hotel and ignite my passion for the mini & IVDD daxi dogs.
Its never too early to look for boarding for your pup if you have holidays in mind, leaving it until a month or two before your holiday, dramaticaly reduces your chances of being able to book the dates you want because we only take a limited amount of sausages here at the hotel.
Unfortunately, we will not be suited to all dogs, and some dogs wont be suited to our environment, please do not be offended if we decide not to accept your pup, the decision is based solely on what is best not only for your own dog, but others in our care at the same time. Please remember, yes we care for other peoples' dogs but it is also our home.
Myself, Simon, Millie Moo, Dolly and volunteer Stephen really look forward to meeting you and your pup a the Long Dog Hotel where we hope you will join the VIP (very important pup) facebook group. Please read the below information to find out how to become a client.
Stage 1- Your Enquiry
Please read our website and T&Cs fully so you understand how we run things at the hotel. Once you have, do send us an email via our website to make your initial enquiry and provide your contact details. We will then ask you to complete our comprehensive Boarding Agreement via email and provide an up to date vaccination card and kennel cough proof.
Stage 2- Virtual Video Call Meet (free)
Once we receive your information back we can then arrange a free half hour meet meet via telephone video call where we will show you the inside of the house and the garden. We can also have a chat about the information you have provided on your form and you can ask any questions you may have- this is no cost. Virtuals are during the week in the morning or afternoon when its light outside (unless you are unable to work around these times)
Stage 3- Dog Meet & Greet (free)
If we are happy with things going forward, you will be invited down so we can meet your pup on his/her own for up to an 1 hour to get an idea of how your pup is. Meets are held during the week or weekends and are no cost. Please note we dont allow the humans in for a show around as we often have IVDD or medical pups here and you will appreciate that lots of new people coming in and out can bring stress or excitement on the dogs.
Stage 3- Trial Night
Following on from the hour meet, if we feel your pup would settle and fit in well, we can go ahead with a trial. We keep in touch throughout the trial and if your pup does not settle or any unwanted behaviours are displayed, we would ask you to collect your pup and this is non-refundable. We may need to consider extra settling time if your pup has not been to boarding before but this will be discussed if necessarry.
Stage 4- Book your holiday
If all is well following the overnight trial, you are then a VIP client and are free to book your holiday, you will be invited to our facebook VIP group. Your preferred holiday dates will be held for you until the trial process is complete as long as the process is completed within a short time frame.
Please make sure your holiday insurance or pet insurance covers any loss of boaring fees due to holiday cancellations for any reason.
The Legal & Other Bits:
- Long Dog Hotel 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
- Apple AirTag GPS tracker for each dog
- Heavy duty solid gates & lock
- Secure fencing all round
- Pups always with a human 24/7
- By Appointment Only, quiet village location
- Certified in Emmi Pet teeth cleaning
(Documents will be shown to you during your virtual meet & greet process)
Our client's come from all over....
Henley on Thames