Meet The Team


Caring for dogs in Sussex since 2007

Due to COVID 19 -We are taking bookings for April 2021 and beyond -please email for current information


We would like to introduce you to the team that is

Black Dog Home Boarding Sussex

They are caring and committed to providing the service that we know you and your dogs value so much.

A bit of background about Black Dog Home Boarding Sussex

My name is Jane Palmer and I started running a dog care business in Heathield in the Spring of 2007.  This came about by the arrival of Charley my black labrador.  I wanted to spend more time with him and decided that I really needed to have a lifestyle change in order to facilitate it.  After many years on the road as a sales rep driving the length and breadth of the UK, the change couldn't come soon enough!!  I knew I had the skills to run a business, and I realised there were lots of people like me who needed great care for their dogs when they were on holiday away from a kennel environment.  I wanted the opportunity to build up a reliable bank of trusted sitters who I would be happy to use myself for my own dog/s and recommend to prospective clients.  This is the key to our success, as we spend a lot of time and resources searching for the perfect people to join our team.  I have put together a portfolio of reliable, trustworthy, dog loving people who we know we can rely on to provide a first rate service to our clients.

Home Boarding has always been our core service and is the most popular way of give your dog a great holiday whilst you are off enjoying yours!  We are happy to discuss other add on services should you require them and subject to availability, we welcome requests!!  Essentially we do the hard work so all you have to do is meet the sitter we recommend, you know all the "boxes" have been ticked - see our Home Boarding page for more info.

The Sitters Who Make Black Dog Home Boarding Sussex a wonderful service

Carefully selected, experienced, insured and licensed, BDHBS sitters are the best people you could wish to trust your pets with whilst you are unable to be with them yourselves. They have owned dogs themselves, but now prefer to have the flexibilty of enjoying looking after other people's dogs. BDHBS train the sitters, provide support and 24 hour backup, should it be required. The sitters are situated all over the Sussex area, have secure gardens and a variety of walks within easy reach. We aim to match you to the best possible sitter, specialising in providing one to one care where required. You will always meet your sitter before your pet is left in their care and we try to maintain that relationship where we can, because you and your pets appreciate this continuity.


Black Dog Home Boarding Sussex

Pineridge, Sandy Cross, Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 8BS

Telephone: 01435 866845

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