Bijou Home Boarding

Home boarding dog kennel and grooming palour

Home from Home for Bichon Frise & Other Small Dogs

Welcome to Bijou Home Boarding website

Hello and welcome to my dog friendly web site. My name is Gloria and I Home Board specializing in Bichon Frise and other small dogs in my dog friendly home in Llanelli, South Wales.

Winnie on a walk in bluebell woods at RSPB Dinas Nature Reserve, Rhandirmwyn - May 2013

Click on photo to go to RSPB website

My family has had dogs as pets for the last twenty six years, in 2008 a lovely Bichon Frise became our family pet, Winnie (or Carbrilean Georgette Girl to quote her posh KC name). Then along came a real lady - Kia who is nine years old and definitely prefers the finer things in life, like soft cushions, long snoozes and afternoon TV on the sofa.

Buttons & Revel on Millennium Coastal Path - March 2012


Click photo to go to Millennium Coastal Park web site.

In the past, when we needed to board our dogs we used a very good local kennel, they looked after our dogs basic needs and we were happy with this arrangement. Then we heard about home boarding and realised this was exactly what we wanted for our dogs.

Walk to Llyn-y-fan Fach August 2012 (l-r Winnie, Joey, Buster & Snowy) or (Katie, Gloria & Colin)


Click photo for link to Brecon Beacons National Park Information web site.

Why Home Boarding

With home boarding your dog becomes one of the family for the duration of their stay and is treated like a well loved family pet. They are taken for walks in the park, woods or to the beach; bathed, brushed and given loads of cuddles. 

This was ideal for our dogs and I decided to offer this service and started home boarding for a select number of small dogs. The response has been great and some customers book up to a year in advance. Dog owners go on holiday safe in the knowledge their pet is left in a friendly, loving home environment with other small dogs for company.

Only three small guest dogs are looked after at any one time. This ensures your pet receives the best attention any family home can offer.

With qualifications in animal care and previous experience as an RSPCA home checker you can be sure that your pet dog will receive the best care in my dog friendly home. 


Bichon Walk Llanelli Coastal Path close to Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

 Click photo for link to Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (Llanelli) web site.


Clean to go home is the other service available at Bijou Home Boarding for all small dogs, but especially the Bichon Frise. After completing a National Qualification at Bridgend College I have built up a loyal group of customers. Grooming is competetively priced and a warm welcome is always given for customers new and old.

We are able to brush and bath your dog with professional care and attention before they are due to go home. Service includes: Brushed, shampoo and condition, blow dried and fluffed dried. Please ask if you require your dog to have a bath.

Regular grooming of the Bichon Frise is recommended for cleanliness and comfort of your dog. You are most welcome to discuss the most appropriate grooming method, tips and types of equipment (Combs, brushes etc.) best suited to your particular dog. 

Please view the before and after grooming pictures in the PHOTO section.

Winnie on look-out for rabbits at RSPB Nature Reserve, Rhandirmwyn - May 2013

 Click on photo to go to Nature Reserve website


 How to Book

  • Home Boarding - Places are limited to three guest dogs so don't wait to long before deciding to book. Phone with your dates and I will confirm availability immediately. I require an initial visit before a dog is boarded for the first time. This enables owners to view our home and introduces your pet to our family, this ensures your dog is familiar with us and our home when they arrive for boarding.
  •  Grooming - Please call me to make an appointment.


Registration & Insurance

Bijou Home Boarding is Licenced as an Animal Boarding Establishment and inspected by Carmarthenshire County Council.

Bijou Home Boarding & Grooming is fully insured through Cliverton Insurance.

Thanks for Visiting

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Toby & Bubbles Two Guests Posing for the Camera





Bijou News

Sad news, Kia unfortunately passed away over Christmas after a short illness. She made us very happy over the last five years. Thanks to all those friends and customers who sent their sympathy. See my Blog for a great picture of Kia.

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