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Expat Woof

Fuel your dog’s appetite for adventure
Keep your canine companion active in the great outdoors - even when you’re tied up elsewhere

Our active dogcations support your dog to: 

Maintain a healthy weight and muscle tone

Stay mentally agile and happy

Experience the diverse Swiss / French landscape

What is Expat Woof?

The new top dog of Swiss animal boarding, Expat Woof is led by our team of dedicated dog-boarders and sitters who are just crazy about canines! We provide care from our own homes, plus explorations of the surrounding area with lots of walks in fields, baths in lakes and rivers, mountain hikes, road trips, cuddles, weekly meet-ups with other doggies, video chats with owners and daily updates with photos, plus pickup and drop-off direct to your door. Pet-sitting at your home is available on request.

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Dog boarding with a difference

Traditional dog boarding in kennels can be a difficult or even traumatic experience for some dogs. Being kept for most of the day in small rooms can cause a range of issues, from fighting and aggression to depression and anxiety, meaning you can return to an unhappy and stressed pet. When you have to go away for work, or even a much-needed holiday, you want to know that your furry friend is not just safe and well, but also having so much fun that they’ve forgotten they miss you at all!

How we help you and your pet

For a totally unbiased view, we’re going to hand you over now to our resident expert on Expat Woof, Gigi:

“Hi there! My name is Gigi and I’m the Chief Barking Officer for LLS’s newest expat support service: Expat Woof. My human, Lara, and her team are barking mad about dogs, so we’re welcoming expat pets with open arms (and paws) to our homes in Gex and Aubonne for the canine vacay of their dreams. (We also offer home-sitting in Vaud.)

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Our VIP (Very Important Pet) dog boarding and dog-sitting service includes:

 

3 long walks a day, either in the forest, beach, mountains and general countryside (many good things to roll in)

Cuddles (humans are the best pillows)

Lake baths (a must for goldies and labs!)

Relaxing massages (great for de-stressing after chasing squirrels)

Daily meaty bone treat (with permission from owner)

Video chat with owners in the evening (“HUMAN, I’M HAVING THE BEST TIME!”)

Photos and selfies of holiday bliss (3-2-1, everyone say “Good doggieeeee!”)

Meet ups with other doggy friends for sniffs, boops and hangouts (with permission from owner)

 

While your furry friend is living their best doggy life, you can relax and enjoy your human holiday or focus on your work (gotta pay for those pup-treats somehow)!

 

One human will look after no more than 2 dogs at the same time to ensure the best care and attention possible. (For multi-doggy playdates that same ratio applies.) Plus to save you time and effort, we pick up and drop off with our doggy-to-door chauffeur service.

 

Your precious pupper will become our new best friend and experience the canine holiday of a lifetime, surrounded by nature and exciting outdoor adventures.”

 

Thank you, Gigi. Couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

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As you may have guessed, we’re big fans of getting out in nature with our dogs, so we’ve teamed up with Swiss doggy outdoor supplies store Pat’à Pattes.

Equip your adventurous pups with the right outfit and accessories for exploring with Pat’à Pattes’ high-quality range of carriers, coats, collars, shoes and more.

 

Use code EXPATWOOF for 5% off your order!

Minimum order 50 CHF. For large orders contact us and we’ll see if we can work some mutt magic for an extra special discount!

Our talented team of doggy devotees will

Pamper, pet and generally fuss over your perfect pooch

Ensure they’re engaged and entertained with treats and fun outdoor explorations

Reassure you with regular contact via videos, photos and videocalls

Have a chat with us about your upcoming pet boarding needs, or come and meet us!

What our clients say

"Best dog care ever! My Jack is sooo happy with you! Top class service! Long walks, cuddles and love!"

Fanny Kosynsky-Martinet

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"Bunny had a wonderful weekend and has come home exhausted and happy! She loved all her wonderful walks and we enjoyed seeing the videos and pictures of them. Thank you for taking such wonderful care of her!!"


- Lucy Jones

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"Expat Woof is such a wonderful VIP service for your furry loved ones. It was so nice to have someone come to pick up our dog before we left for our trip and we loved getting pictures and updates during our vacation! I immediately felt comfortable and knew that our dog was being given the best care."


- Anna Spray

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"Ruby had the most wonderful week exploring rivers and beaches, long walks in the countryside and playing with her beloved ball whilst in the care of the Expat Woof team. Lara and Lloyd provide first-class care and are always available to provide video and photo updates of all of their adventures. Brilliant service from pickup to drop off and Ruby is already looking forward to her next holiday!"


- Emma Jarvis-Ward

Bored with dog boarding? Try Expat Woof for your doggo’s dream vacation

As dog owners ourselves, we understand the importance of quality care, activities and attention. After all, they’re part of the family! We are committed to helping expats integrate into Swiss life and make the most of their time here – which includes looking after your furry friends!

LLS offers care for expat pups as part of our expat support services – read more about what we offer for expats here.

To meet us or book your space, chat to Lara on 076 560 35 71 or expatwoof@lemanlanguageservices.com

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Photo credits for this page : Lloyd Scarff