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Welcome to Just-Like-Home!

Just-Like-Home Residential Boarding & Dog Daycare offers you peace of mind. We offer Dog Daycare for those of you who work full time and also Boarding for carefree holidays.

***** 5 STAR RATING 

 from Fareham Borough Council

Licensed by Fareham Borough Council: License No. BOES/55/1

Fully Insured with Pet Business Insurance

Member of the Association of Dog Boarders (ADB)


Your dog(s) will be staying with me in my home. They will have full run of my huge garden, lots of games and chill-out time. We also walk on the massive field by Fareham Marina and Cams Rec.

I will send pictures of your pooch throughout the stay and you are always welcome to Skype with them at any time!


100ft secure Garden - Full central heated home - Air-Conditioning - Double Entry Gates

Hot/Cold Water Outdoor Shower 

NEW*** We now have a Sensory Garden for the dogs! This includes an outdoor activity centre with a digging pit - covered sand pit - 4 tunnels - raised wooden dog house - raised platforms - paddling pools.

We have planted dog-friendly plants for them to self select including Yarrow, Valerian, Meadowsweet, Thyme, Rosemary, Wheatgrass, Marigolds, Ornamental grasses, Mint, Catnip, Chamomile, Vervain and Lavender.

We have also got wooden windchimes and a running water feature which are natural sounds known to calm dogs! Photos of the Sensory Garden here

* We offer 2 FREE half day Daycare visits to all new dogs boarding with us for the first time. This allows your dog to settle in when he/she comes to stay for the first time. It imprints on the brain that my home is somewhere you come together - you leave - then you come back!

All dogs must visit us and pass a social skills test before we can accept them to stay with us.

Your dog(s) are supervised 24/7

We cannot accept entire males or unspayed bitches.

Safety: whilst your dog is staying with us I will attach a tag to his/her collar with my details.

Home Boarding

Home Boarding

Home boarding can be arranged for any dates. We book up early for popular dates so please check!

Dog Daycare

Dog Daycare

We are open from 07.30 - 19.00

Monday - Friday


Dog Walking

Solo Dog Walks

Hour long One-to-One dog walks for those of you who would like some extra excercise for your dog(s)

Monday - Friday


Pet Visits/Pop-Ins (PO16 Area)

Pop-In Visits which last for 30 minutes. The service includes feeding, toilet breaks, play and cuddles.


What Our Clients Say About Us!

I would like to thank Suzi for treating my Daisy as her own 🌼 my daisy had a wonderful fun time on her two weeks hols.

Suzi is amazing I highly recommend Just-Like-Home to everyone.

My Daisy made lots of friends & came home to me obedient & calm 😍

I was sent videos & pics on a daily basis they were wonderful to see her so happy playing & relaxed, it made my hols brilliant with no worries, I can't thank Suzi enough just perfect.

Daisy - Lesley Dumelow


We'd love to hear your feedback!

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Our 14 year old fur baby stayed with Suzi recently for 2 weeks, she had never stayed with anyone but family before and we were concerned about how she would be. Suzi and her team were absolutely amazing, Sasha had a fabulous time and we were sent regular pictures and videos of the fun she was having.

We cannot recommend Just Like Home enough, your fur baby will have a great time with Suzi.

Sasha - Gill Perkins


I would highly recommend Just Like Home to anyone! Suzi and her team are amazing. Our dog loved staying with her and was super calm when he came back, I think he was exhausted from all the playing and exercise he had! Also very flexible in fitting us in. Thank you Suzi!

Blue - Eve Lethbridge


When I told our vet how Suzi cared for Poppy ... the vet said she sounds wonderful... and she is!!

Poppy - Roy Enticott​


"Layla had a lovely time I didn't think she would want to come home with all the new friends she made I liked that Suzi kept in touch with photos and messages as this was my first time leaving her I can't thank Suzi enough for everything made it easier for me to be away .a big thank you"

Rating: 5 Stars

Layla - Debbie Sprately


My Dolly went to stay with Suzi from 17th December right through until News years Eve 2017 whilst I was away in South Africa. Prior to the stay Suzi invited Dolly, my nervous little Jack Russell over for a couple of trial runs. Because of Dollys separation anxiety we started with leaving her for an hour and worked up to half days and an overnight stay ( Suzi would not take any money for doing this)

Suzi cared for Dolly like her own, even allowed her to sleep with her on her bed! The dogs snuggle in front of log fires, get lots of cuddles, huge garden to play and have zoomies in. There’s even a digging pit and pots of grass that Dolly likes to eat. I got daily videos, pictures and updates of how Dolly was. I highly recommend Suzi, you can certainly trust your fur baby with her. With great affection and respect I have named her The Mad Dog Lady, she’s nuts about dogs! I will definitely send Dolly there again, especially when I relocate back to the area for dog walks, play days and Home Boarding.

Dolly - Julie Maker


My dog Baxter had such a lovely time. He had so much fun going on long walks and playing with the other boarding dogs while I was away on holiday. It really Is just like home. Suzi is very friendly and welcoming. It is also a nice touch to get updates on how he is settling in. I will definitely take him there again.

Baxter - Grace Le Besque


"If anyone is looking for complete confidence in trusting their dog or dogs to be looked after with total "Just like Home" pampered care and affection, then look no further because Suzi will give nothing less than 5 - star ☆☆☆☆☆ treatment from the moment you hand your precious pet over until you return, whether it be day care or boarding. For as long as she is in business, I will always use her to look after my Springer without the slightest hesitation. Thank you Suzi".


Lexy - Chris Lloyd


Suzi provides a wonderful, comfortable and loving environment for visiting pooches. My terrier girl is very much at home here after only few stays, and I find it so reassuring. Suzi sends picture updates and you can even have your pooch pampered - Katerina did a beautiful job of Dolly’s nails on her last visit. Thoroughly recommend.

Dolly - Sarah Langton


We left our two Basset Fauves with Suzi for the first time in January. They were there for a week and if they could speak I am sure they would say they had a lovely time! Suzi is totally dedicated to dogs and her house is so dog friendly. She kept in touch by sending  photos which was great. We have no hesitation in using her again and have already booked for the next time.

Clio & Ella - Kerry Taylor


Amazing day care for Rocky. We were on holidays in our caravan & wanted to go out for the day but we're reluctant to leave rocky. Found the advert in a shop & called at short notice. Dropped rocky off & we were sent a photo of him settled on the settee. Lovely ladies great care excellent dog care facilities & felt very comfortable leaving rocky.

Rocky - Jan Borges


Ernie had a great time over his weekend stay and we loved the Facebook updates every day. We would highly recommend just like home to anyone who wants to leave their precious cargo in great hands.

Ernie - Michael Madigan


What a lovely place to leave your dog. My puppy had a whale of a time and benefited hugely from socialising with similar dogs. They are very flexible and as I was unable to pick my pup up on the date arranged, they happily obliged to look after her untill I returned. Even provided her with their own dog food as mine had ran out. She came back happy and content. They had entertained her so much she was so tired when she got home I managed to get some time to myself. Can not recommend enough. Thank you so much​

Charlie - Melissa Smith

Locks Heath

I take my sweet (but needy!) Golden Retriever to Suzi at least twice a week. Buffy absolutely adores Suzi, you can see it in her eyes and her big Doggy smile! She always races to the door, eager to dive in and play with her furry chums all day. Best bit? Apart from peace of mind for me, she comes home immaculate every day. Not sure what magic this is, since Suzi has definitely sent photo evidence of Buffy playing in dirt!

Buffy - Melissa Wallace


Highly recommended doggie care 🐕

I wouldn’t use anyone else- Samwise adores going & is very happy & settled with these lovely people. Thank you for being such a lovely home from home for our boy 💕

Sam - Rose Christophersen


Our boys had the best time ever on their week holiday with Suzi. They made lots of new playmates. We are so happy to have found you!! Every time we visit we can’t believe how amazingly calm and quiet it is even though all the fur babies are playing and having fun, it’s like visiting a ‘nursery school’ with them all so happily playing and having so many friends to play with and different to things to do and explore. Suzi you are simply amazing, our boys have been so well behaved since they’ve been home and know they will thoroughly enjoy their next holiday with you. Thank you too Katerina for their beautiful haircuts 🐶😍 💕

Arthur & Oscar - Fiona Allen

 Dibden Purlieu

I cannot recommend 'Just-Like-Home' enough, it has been an absolute life saver for me. I have a Bichon Frise (Archie) who are genetically prone to separation anxiety, add to this that I work from home, I have a very attached dog and I am also very attached to him, I admit it, he's my baby! So when I got married, every person I would trust with my dog would be at the wedding, this is when 'Just-Like-Home' and the fabulous Suzi came into my life. Firstly I started Archie with weekly day care for him (and me) to get used to being there and he loved it! By the time my wedding came along I had no worries about Archie being there over night. Since then Archie goes to Just-Like-Home once a week and he loves it. Suzi is extremely competent looking after dogs, she understands them, she has a wonderful aura about her that all the dogs know who's in charge, so there are never any issues, its like leaving your dog with a family member you trust. Its the only time Archie is happy for me to leave him, I drop him off and he doesn't even look back, he runs straight into the garden to play! At the end of the day I pick up a very happy and tired boy. 5 star service, I wouldn't leave my fur baby with anyone else!

Archie - Melinda Annear

Fareham, Hampshire

Nipper and Rosie love spending time at Just-Like-Home. If you mention "Suzi" in our house they are instantly by the front door waiting to be dropped off! We cannot recommend Suzi's kindness and hospitality enough. Our doggies are stress free and so are we, relaxed in the knowledge that they are in safe and caring hands whilst having exciting days socialising, playing and roasting themselves in front of the fire when the weather turns cool. Nipper was recently taken ill whilst we were on holiday. Suzi took him back and forwards to the vet whilst keeping in regular contact with us. Nothing is too much trouble for her. Her home is truly doggy heaven and we, and Nipper and Rosie, are so lucky to have found her.

Nipper & Rosie - Susan & John Davies

Fareham, Hampshire

My Terrier/Shih Tzu cross Arthur has been staying with Suzi regularly since 2013 when he has just 6 months old. All I need to say is "We're going to Suzi and Pickle!" he is straight out the door! Her premises are a dog heaven and the dogs are really treated just like a member of her family. Suzi has also helped me train Arthur with some of his small issues. She is well versed in dog psychology and the dogs in her care all get along extremely well. She also accommodates any special feeding needs and medications. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Arthur - Valerie Keenan

 Fareham, Hampshre

Could not express how happy we were when Suzi looked after our beagle last year for 2 weeks. Rosie loved every minute of her stay and pops next door daily for a visit. It's just like home from home. 🐶🐶

Rosie - Richard West

areham, Hampshire

As a careful dog owner, there are very few people I would leave our Labrador with. He is only young and needs careful handling, training, exercise and socialisation. Suzi offers all these attributes as well as understanding, discipline and compassion. I am more than happy to leave Cooper in her care.

She has years of experience of caring for her own dogs and I know I could completely trust her. I would recommend talking to Suzi about your requirements before considering booking elsewhere.

Cooper - Julia Baker


I cannot speak highly enough of Just-Like-Home! My 7 month-old Cavapoo stayed for two weeks this summer and it is safe to say that he enjoyed his holiday just as much as I did mine! He spent two weeks making friends of all sizes, digging in the digging pit, swimming in the pool, going on long nature walks and taking lots of naps in between! As it was our first time apart, I especially appreciated all of the sweet photos and videos I was sent of him doing all of the above. Just-Like-Home is truly a 5-star resort for dogs! We have our next holiday dates booked in already--thank you so much, Suzi!

Watson - Ashl​ey Cooper


We were looking for someone to look after our 6 month old Sprocker, Presley for odd days when we were both working, and for the occasional holiday. The first place we tried said that our dog was too young. the next place met him and said he was a nervous dog (which he isn't at all, hes just a young dog that needs a little time to settle) and that they wouldn't take him.

Thankfully we then came across Suzi. Meeting her was a very different experience. Presley was shy at first, but it didnt take him long to start playing with her 3 friendly dogs. We left him for a few hours at first, then booked him in for some days, and then an overnight!. Presley had a great time! He loved the company of the other dogs and spent the whole day playing. Presley has endless energy, but he comes back totally worn out and we get a quiet evening too! He loves going for walks with Suzi and has recently stayed with her for 10 days. Im not sure he wanted to come home! Just-Like-Home are very experienced and knowledgeable I and trust them totally with our dog. We even get update pictures of his antics when we are away. Would totally recommend them :-)

Presley - Kate Knowlton


I desperately wanted to take my Jackapoo Dudley with me on holiday to France until I came across Just like home and realised he would be much happier staying here. It was a good decision Suzi and Caterina (forgive spelling) are so lovely and the way they look after the dogs it truly is just like home. They spoil the dogs just like we would and they have so much fun. They sent me lots of photos and videos to show me how happy he was so we could enjoy our holiday. I can't thank them enough and highly recommend them.

Dudley - Louise Gascoigne


Our 5 month old Sprocker Millie loves it at Suzi's! She always comes home knackered after a visit as she's had such a lovely time playing with the other doggies and digging in the pit! Suzi is also quite the 'dog whisperer' and I can definitely see behaviour improvements when Millie has spent time with Suzi.

I would certainly recommend Just Like Home and totally trust Suzi to look after my pup

Millie - Rachel Burton


Hi suzi

It has been a while since my trio of Shih Tzus have stayed with you , but I felt I should comment on how unnecessarily anxious I was about having to leave them. My dogs were home from home with you, they enjoyed themselves (photos thank you) and were so chilled like at home. I think for anybody walking through your front door with their dogs they will get that feeling you are all about the dogs, you are a proper and genuine

Person and I would always bring my dogs to you and have peace of mind.

Poppy, Jeep, Cassie -Karen Anderson


I was so worried about leaving my beautiful boys Ted and Bear while we went on holiday but after meeting Suzi I was absolutely convinced that they would have an amazing holiday too; and they certainly did!

Ted & Bear - Emma Craney


Suzi looked after our 2 dogs for 12 nights when we went on holiday. She was fantastic! We received daily updates on them both as well as videos of them playing in her garden, which was much appreciated. The dogs really did make themselves at home, and I felt reassured leaving them with her.

We will definitely use Just Like Home again when we next go away. :)

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