What my customers say… 


Ceredigion Home Boarding with Jill Sampson: a lovely, safe environment and excellent care, just like home, for your dog!

Our Labrador has recently become a home boarder at Jill Sampson’s Ceredigion Dog Boarding. We have used kennels for her in the past but as we needed to be away for more than a week, we were concerned that would be distressing for a dog who started her life with us when we were all just emerging from  Lockdown, so has been used to our pretty constant companionship. Then we found to our surprise that less than ten minutes away was a place she could home board.

Jill is very careful to make sure that any dog she boards will get on well with her and her two lovely rescue dogs, so she insists on an initial trial two hours stay, then if that is successful, an overnight stay to be sure that the guest dog will be happy and the hosts too.

This meant that when we left her for this longer period away from us, for almost two weeks, she was very happy to stay. In fact, she bounded out of the car without a look back, so keen was she to play with her new friends! As she is our only dog, this chance to play with other dogs while being looked after is a bonus.

Jill has a very safe environment for the dogs; a lawned enclosed area big enough to chase a ball at speed and a huge paddock where even bigger chases and games can take place. Daisy is a young working stock Lab so absolutely needs exercise, play and tasks, so she was very happy to race around with Jill’s older Lab Eve, as was evidence when Jill posted lovely videos of their play together every few days whilst we were away. This was a pleasure to see and so reassuring. When we returned to collect her Daisy was of course delighted and excited to see us, but we could also see that she was very happy and relaxed. Kennels, no matter how good, can be a somewhat stressful environment for dogs not used to noise and many other animals.

It does cost more to home board a dog but that seems fair when she has individual attention, a peaceful safe environment as near to her normal home conditions as possible, the companionship of two other friendly dogs and a caring, knowledgeable person looking after her. We are so glad to have discovered that we can leave Daisy in very warm and caring circumstances when we need to: thankyou Jill!


Our dog Mali has stayed with Jill at Ceredigion Dog Boarding on several
days and then overnights and also for an extended period while we were on holiday.
I can wholeheartedly say that we are fully relaxed knowing our pooch
is safe and looked after to the highest standard as we would provide
her at home. Meeting Jill, it is clear that Animal Welfare is her highest
Our dog is a little on the shy side so having a limited number
of dogs Boarding at one time suits her perfectly. Another plus point
for Jill at Ceredigion Dog Boarding is that the dogs can free roam in a
secure environment.
I know our dog would not be suitable for kennels, so this type of Boarding is ideal, a real home from home.
We can not thank Jill enough for the care and attention she provides.
She is meticulous with the paperwork and ensuring dogs
are healthy and also that they are suitable for Boarding.
We are so thankful to have found Jill and would 100% recommend
her services. We will definitely be using her Boarding services in the future.


Dee Ian and Mali


Dear Jill 

Just wanted to say thank you for looking after Murphy again for us
this last week, and for the video and photos too. When we dropped him
off he was obviously so pleased to be back with you – racing off
without a backward glance at us! We love the fact that you board dogs
in your home with your own pets and that they’re able to socialise all
day long – perfect for Murphy, who loves a good play but is sometimes
nervous meeting new dogs. Learning from other dogs is brilliant for
We often take Murphy with us when we go away, but knowing there is
somewhere and someone we can happily leave him with when we do leave
him takes all the worry out of dog boarding.
Thank you again

Roz, Niel and Murphy


My dog Bailey stayed with Jill for a week in May 22 and I feel that she had the best time, she came home happy and content with no signs of stress like she has when staying at other boarding facilities.
She will be staying with Jill again for 2 weeks in May 23 as I feel that this is one of the only places I would be happy to leave her for a long period of time due to staying in a homely environment and receiving the full attention she needs

Thanks, Cara


We can only say thank you to Jill.  We have used her Dog Boarding Service
on numerous occasions and it is obvious how happy our dog is during his stay. Beautiful location, plenty of open space to exercise and a perfect host.
Thank you
Sharon xx

We had no hesitation in leaving Tango for his first stay with Jill. He was obviously well cared for and we would highly recommend using the services of Ceredigion Dog Boarding.

Martha: Dog Behaviour

Jill has really helped with our dog Martha’s behaviour issues. Jill was really helpful and patient and took time to explain the processes and instruct me on the best way forward for Martha. Martha is really Improving and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jill.
Thanks a lot!


Dexter and Milo

Highly recommended! Dexter & Milo love staying with Jill,  it’s like their own little holiday!

Hayley and Josh


Milo has been going to Jill for several weeks now and has even had an over night stay, I really can’t express how amazing her service is.
Milo loves going there, I would highly recommend Ceredigion Dog Boarding.



It’s so great to have somewhere safe, friendly and relaxed to leave the dog where he can be a member of the pack free to wander inside and out, regular walks, plenty of play time as well as time to chill.  Highly recommended.


Sybil, Rocky, Nana, Eric and Ernie

We have five dogs.
Sybil, Rocky, Nana, Eric and Ernie.
All Skiathos rescue hounds.
Sybil is the nervous one, however even she wags her tail when she arrives with Jill.
They are all keen to go which says a lot.
They have the most caring and loving stay.
It is a real home from home for all five.

Keith and Sarah

Jose and Connie

If you want to go away and not worry about your dogs, then this is the place! We cannot recommend it highly enough!  We were away for over three weeks, during which time Jill sent us photos and information as to how they were getting on.  We collected our dogs and they were healthy and happy – they had obviously been very settled!  Not sure they were too bothered about seeing us!  Thank you Jill!

Sandy and Richard


Otis appeared to have thoroughly enjoyed himself, playing in all the open spaces with new friends. Would definitely recommend



Rufus spent a few days with Jill last week and as always, had great time. We will be using Ceredigion Dog Boarding again.



It was Home from home for Chilli.
Thank you for looking after and loving Chilli like she’s your own.

Claire and Matt

Chalkie and Poppy

Thank you again for looking after Chalkie and Poppy so well.  Chalkie and Poppy had a fab time and Chalkie even came back smiling!  They have returned relaxed and invigorated from their stay with you and are looking forward to their next visit.  Thank you so much for keeping us updated when we asked how they were doing, it’s always a comfort to know they’re ok.

Many thanks again
Gerri and Colin


It’s wonderful to know that when you go away that you can leave your best friend in safe hands.  Nellie had a ball – you can tell by the photos!  Jill  obviously loves her work and cared for Nellie as if she was her own. Highly recommended.



Ozzy enjoyed his home from home holiday, from running around the spacious fields to making new friends.  Thankyou Jill for taking care of him. Xx



A really home from home place for dogs.  Safe and plenty of grounds to exercise and lovely walks.  Friendly honest lady who loves dogs!



My Flo loved her weeks stay here.  She was completely spoilt and loved to bits. Thank you Jill.  See you again soon. 5 stars . Recommended



Just signed up Sky for her first stay and so impressed that Jill visited our home to meet our Staffie and then took her back to her home to check that she would be happy – which she was 🙂  So pleased and relieved that we have found somewhere happy and safe for Sky to stay when we are away.


Sammie and Bella

Sammie and Bella love going to stay with Jill, fun and games with new friends also calm and snozzie time🐕źzzzzz  great to know that they are safe and secure and having fun, can’t rate Jill enough, Bella and Sammie will be back soon.



Jill is the absolute best.  Otto absolutely loves being with her!


Dorset Testimonials

Doogie and Dillan

Jill regularly looked after my two Tibetan Terriers Doogie and Dillan before she moved to Wales.  They are extremely clever dogs who gave away how they felt when Jill came to collect them.  They literally couldn’t wait to get their wagging tails into the van!  Jill is one of those lovely people who genuinely make the world a better place.  Dorset’s loss is Wales’s gain!



My wife and I have been extremely pleased with the fantastic care and attention given to our Labrador Jazz, whilst staying with Jill.

Between her and her dogs Maya and Sam, she has provided Jazz with a secure, friendly and stimulating environment and Jazz really enjoys her breaks away and has a holiday just as much as we do!  Jazz cannot wait to get in Jill’s car when she arrives to collect her!  Jill is a  genuine animal lover and gives Jazz lots of fuss and attention.

Jill is great with her communication, keeping us informed via text or email before and during Jazz’s stay with her.

Until we met Jill we hadn’t found a suitable dog boarder for Jazz but she  has given us the peace of mind to go away, knowing that Jazz is staying in a safe and fun environment and we would be more than happy to recommend her.

Barry and Nikki

Jenga is a very laid back dog for a rescue hound and enjoys his home comforts. I always feel confident that when he stays with Jill he settles in and feels at home very quickly. He becomes part of the family and I know Jill spends a lot of time with her dogs, so they never feel lonely. Jill takes the dogs to her local woods and they all have fun walking together. It is also somewhere that Jenga knows and feels familiar with.

When I went to collect Jenga from his trial visit, he was stretched out on a sofa in the conservatory like a lord!  Jill is so thorough in finding out all a dog’s preferences that they can’t fail to be happy with her.

We were so pleased to find Jill to look after our lovely Holly. Jill visited us and took details to reassure us that she knew all about Holly. We are sure that she met all Holly’s needs and gave her lots of love and walks while we were away. We would not hesitate to ask her to help us out again. We know that we can leave Holly and have peace of mind.

Poppy always has an amazing time with Jill.  When Jill comes to collect Poppy, she can’t wait to leave!!  We’re able to go away safe in the knowledge that poppy is probably having more fun than us!  Poppy also loves Jill’s own dogs.  I trust Jill 100% with Poppy and her collection and delivery of your dog is a really big help. I wouldn’t want Poppy to stay anywhere else while I’m away.

Jill looked after Roque for just over 10 days, he came back home exuberant (I think he had had a better holiday than us – and we had a great time!!!). He had been walked everyday, played with, had doggy friends to tumble around with, got to share Jill’s home (and couch!!!!) and was loved and cuddled.

She was super, clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about dogs welfare. We felt Roque was in safe loving hands from the outset, we could tell when he bounced back in from his trial period with Jill. Also when we were away and we needed to hear how he was doing she always got back to us letting us know he was having a ball!

I would recommend Jill to anyone, we will certainly be using her whenever we go away. She’s a charming lovely lady who will nurture your best friend.

Adam, Emma and Roque, November 2010

Binty and Daisy
We have used Jill a few times now for our 2 dogs Binty, a Lurcher and Daisy, a Lakeland Terrier.  Jill has been excellent in everyway.  We were so worried the first time we had to leave the girls but Jill kept us informed via texts and sending pictures which put us at ease whilst away.  The girls were clearly so well looked after, we were not too sure they would want to come home!!  We would recommend Jill to anyone and can honestly say we will never use anyone else. Thanks Jill!

Murphy is an eight and a half stone (56 kilo) German Shepherd dog. A large animal by any standards for someone to cope with. Jill was not at all fazed by him. It helps that Murphy is stupidly friendly but he IS big. He has stayed with Jill a few times and now leaps straight into her collection van without even bothering to say ‘please’ or ‘goodbye’! I would have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone.


Jill is all about dogs, not only her own dogs but my dog and your dog. Holly has been boarding with Jill for over six years and we wouldn’t entrust her care to anyone else. We leave Holly, feeling relaxed that she is having the care she needs, even though now she has only three legs. Jill is loyal, dependable, and goes out of her way to help with a standard of care second to none. It speaks volumes that even though she has re-located to Wales, she still loves and treats Holly as one of her own dogs – she collects her, looks after her and returns her to us as part of her service, all the way to and from Bournemouth. My husband and I highly recommend Jill.

Love Gill