Welcome to In The Dog House East Linton where lots of love and peace of mind are guaranteed

In The Dog House was established in 2016 by Jenni & Gordon to offer and peaceful and cosy alternative to kennels.

All four legged guests stay in their family home along with their two dogs - Marley & Lily - and thier daughter.  Sometimes Sofie the cat makes and appearence but she prefers to be curled up on a bed away from the dogs!

Dog boarding

home comforts

We do not offer outdoor kennel type accommodation. All our guests stay in our house, with our family and are treated like one of our own.
We pride ourselves on providing a 5 star service for our guests and making them as comfortable as you would expect us to.

A tailored service

nothing is too much trouble

We ask that you provide us with a detailed plan of your dogs daily routine and care so that the transition from their home to ours is as smooth and stress free for them as possible.
We like to think it is as comprehensive as the instruction you would leave with a child minder. These are your fur babies after all.

Guaranteed love

you might not get them back!!

We love dogs. It’s that simple and it’s why we do what we do. We can’t guarantee that we will happily hand over your babies at the end of their stay but we can guarantee that we will love them whilst they are here.
Check out our reviews left by clients who return time after time

Who lives in the dog house?

Well it’s a family affair - why would you want to let anyone else in on the action when you can have all the fun and cuddles to yourselves?!


I’m Jenni and with the help of my husband Gordon and our daughter Georgia we own and manage In The Dog House.


Our permanent furry residents are Marley our labrador, Lily our rottie pup and Sophie our cat who has her own wing in the house away from the dogs.

We are all mad about dogs. When I was a little I was that child who couldn’t walk past a dog, cat, horse or anything with four legs without going over for a stroke. Georgia is just the same and I’m sure it won’t be long before she starts bringing strays home like I did!!

Feel the love

Why choose our service?

Peace of mind & lots of love are guaranteed

You want to know that your dog is going to be cared for as if they were at home with you.

You want them to be comfortable, comforted and loved.

You want them to be safe.


That’s what we all want as parents of dogs.  


I look upon the service we provide a lot like those days when I was looking for a reliable childminder and why wouldn’t  you? Our four legged friends are our fur babies and they deserve to be looked after with the same level of care.


My background is in nursing and law and, I think, that’s where my high standards and level head come from. I’m also a certified canine first responder so you can be sure your dog is in safe hands.


So just like no childminder worth their salt would leave a nervous child standing in the corner alone we have the same attitude to our guests. If they need extra cuddles, attention, a few treats and a spot on the sofa with us to help them settle in then that’s what they will get.


Our guests are like part of our family and they love staying with us. They often don’t want to leave and their owners love the regular updates whilst they are away. It just gives them total peace of mind.

"Our two labs settled very quickly with Jenni. Truly a loving caring environment for your dogs. A home from home and absolutely no concerns whilst you are away.
I couldn't recommend them highly enough"

       Fiona Johnstone


"Can't say how highly I recommend In the dog house. My dog Ben loved being with this lovely family and their dogs. They made me feel so comfortable about leaving him with them. He will be back with them whenever I decide on another break. Thank so much."

Richard Koch


"Excellent! Everything we were looking for from a dog boarding service. A real home from home experience with a friendly, caring family. Our dog, Amber, can be timid, but on our visit to meet Jenni it was clear that she felt very much at home, and we felt very happy leaving her in Jenni' s capable care. So lucky to have found 'In The Dog House’"

Julie Wood


At In The Dog House we give lots of love to every guest. We consider it an honour that people choose to trust us with their precious furry friends.

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Do you take multiple dogs from the same household?

Yes we do and we offer a special rate.

Are you licensed and insured.

We are licensed to board dogs in our home by East Lothian Council which means we are also fully Police checked.

Please be aware of establishments or individuals who claim to be licensed - some are not. Always ask to see a copy of it or check with East Lothian Council.

We are covered by specialist animal business insurance however this does not replace individual dog insurance which we highly recommend you have.

My dog requires regular medication. Is this something you can facilitate?

We are happy to administer medication. Any visits to your vet can be accommodated at an extra charge depending on distance. We are also trained in canine emergency first aid so you can be sure your dog is in the safest of hands.

Do you have a list of terms and conditions?

We have a comprehensive boarding agreement and we would be happy to send it via email along with our rates. Simply give us a call or complete the ‘Contact Us’ form.

How do I book?

Simply call us so we can check our diary.
Spaces fill up fast, especially during school holidays so early booking is essential. We require a 30% non-refundable deposit to secure any booking.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

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12 Langside, East Linton,EH40 3AN


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