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Dog Boarding & Daycare
In a Cosy Country Cottage

Call: 07749 971457

Hockerton, Nr Southwell, Nottinghamshire

N&SDC 5 Star licence No. 20/00039/COMM/HB/20
DBS Checked
Canine First Aid Certificate
Dog Behaviour & Training Certificate

We offer a safe and secure home away from home, where your dog becomes part of the family.
There are sofas and dog beds galore for them to snuggle on, wood burner and AGA for the chilly nights and paddling pool in the secure walled garden for the hotter days.

They will be walked and exercised to meet their particular needs, interacted with for mental stimulation and basic training is offered if required.

We have fantastic walks locally across fields and some great tracks where your dog can be walked safely on or off lead.
They get to play and have fun with other boarders and of course they will get lots of love & cuddles.


£35 Overnight Stay


Adult (9 months & over) : £35 overnight (up to 24hrs)

Puppies (under 9 months): £40 overnight (up to 24hrs)


Adult (9 months & over): £25 for the day (up to 12 hrs)

Puppies (under 9 months) : £25 for the day (up to 12hrs)


£10 for a pick up or drop off within a 5 mile radius of Hockerton plus £1 per mile thereafter



My girls poppy and Daisy went for a trial day and sleepover and they were so happy and at home. Rebecca makes this a complete home away from home and takes them for long walks and gives them lots of cuddles and sends lovely pictures of them and we call her our fairy dog mother !! Could not recommend enough. Such a great feeling to know your dogs are so happy. The girls can’t wait to come back. Thanks again Rebecca xxAli xx
Elle Stevenson
Rebecca is brilliant with our elderly dog and his special needs. We wouldn’t use anybody else.xxx
Tracey Worthington
We were really concerned about our two dogs , as it was the first time we had left them , and we wanted something like home ,we needn't have worried , they loved it and made friends with Dennis the lab , can't recommend Becs enough , neither can the boys , they didn't want to come home !!!
Andrew Aris

A Little About Me

I think I’ve always had a love of dogs, well at least as far back as I can remember and I’d like to think it was mutual.

I volunteered at the RSPCA as a teenager, and would have brought home many dogs each weekend if it weren’t for my Mum being firm and saying no.

Nearly always having a dog of my own and if I had a spell without would steal /borrow friends’ dogs.

In 2018 I went through a tough time and was unable to work very much so helped all my friends who lived nearby by walking or looking after their dogs often testing the patience of my old faithful Labrador, but who I think secretly loved having other canine company but not always keen on sharing my lap.

That year made me realise what life should be about and my life I decided should be about spending time with dogs, so decided to start Barkers… Barkers referring to me being Barking mad about dogs and not the sound emanating from Daisy’s Cottage.


Where We Are

Barkers Boarding
Daisy Cottage
Kirklington Rd
NG25 0PJ

Call: 07749 971457

Email: rebecca.barkers@yahoo.com

Within easy reach From Newark, Worksop, Lincoln,  Grantham, Sleaford and Nottingham

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    Dates Required

    Bookings & Cancellations

    We require a non-refundable deposit of 50% to be paid at the point of booking to reserve a boarding space (we cannot hold a boarding space without a deposit).

    The remaining balance is to be paid 7 days prior to the first day of boarding. If a client cancels boarding after this time the full balance of the boarding will be charged.

    A £15 supplement for each dog will be charged on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

    Changes to return date

    Barkers carefully schedules time to serve you and other clients, therefore, there are no refunds or credits for early returns or last minute changes.

    In the event that the client is delayed on return, they must inform Barkers immediately, and Barkers will use its best endeavours to continue with care or make alternative arrangements for continued cover.

    ©Barkers Boarding 2020 

    Daisy Cottage, Kirklington Rd, Hockerton, Southwell NG25 0PJ

    Call: 07749 971457