About Us

Whats our Story?


I am Heather Collier and Boardwalk Dogs is my business.  I am an experienced dog owner with two beloved Labradors that I cherish.   Every dog is as important to me as my own so you are in the best possible hands!  I live with my husband and dogs in an exquisite chocolate box cottage surrounded by acres of fields that we would love to share with your dogs(s).

Whether you choose us for Home Boarding or a regular dog walking service, I take every measure to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your little friend at all times which means they return home healthy and happy.  As you can see from our five star testimonials we are animal lovers and I am passionate about providing an excellent service.

You and your dog are welcome to visit Meadowcroft Cottage for a tour of our location, please get in touch today

AVDC licence no. LC201711-938


What our Customers Say…

"We have a rather large wolfhound who can be off putting to some. Heather immediately bonded with him and gave him not only a walk but love and attention. She was available at short notice and was professional and diligent. I'm glad we found her."
Julian Taylor, East Claydon
“While we had been pining for our dog, she had quite obviously been having a holiday of a lifetime! So for anyone hoping for a scene reminiscent of the climactic moments of ‘The Incredible Journey’, or ‘Lassie come home’, Boardwalk is not the service for you! We couldn’t wait to see our little Staffie on return from our holidays. She walked through our front door with the nonchalance of a teenager after a great weekend away and she looked so well! She had enjoyed such lovely, long countryside walks every day and found a new playmate and bed-sharing companion in Heather’s Labrador. We had received emails and photos during the 12 days of her stay with Heather and we will not be looking for anywhere else for her stay in the future. I cannot recommend Heather more highly: the dogs and their well-being are her absolute priority”.
Katie Rudaz, North Oxford

“For Heather, this looking after dogs is a joy. Her natural love for dogs is clear to them and this quality quickly puts them at ease in her company. She understands their behaviour and she applies this knowledge when in her care. All of the dogs we have had, absolutely loved Heather and she was a great help when we had a litter of 5 Labrador puppies last year. We would highly recommend Heather to care for other people’s dogs, they could not be in better hands. She is sensitive, loving and completely trustworthy”.
Diana & Terry Pemberton-Pigott, North Oxford
“I would have no hesitation in recommending Heather at Meadowcroft to regularly walk your dog if you are out for the day or home board when you are on holiday. She is such a lover of all dogs . Our beloved Scottie has been walked by Heather and stayed with her many times and he has always returned home well and happy. She has two lovely dogs herself and takes great care of them; they are an integral part of her family and I know she would make your dog part of her family too!”.
Vicki Laithwaite, Begbroke

Meet the team

The Friendliest People

Canine Entertainment

'Board' Director

Likes to play and have fun with other dogs. Keeps our guests occupied and is sensitive enough to leave guests to relax after a long walk. Loves to sniff and run in open fields. Has a goofy, happy nature so will become a great friend for your pet. Bed sharing is accommodated if your dog is lonely!

Heather Collier

Business owner and pack leader

A caring, loving type who is committed to the welfare of dogs. Well organised with a strong attention to detail. Is passionate about good customer service.

Canine Liaison

'Board' Director

A loyal companion who loves people and all dogs. His calming, sensible nature ensures that our guests settle in quickly. Loves ‘puddle surfing', swimming, rolling and carrying large sticks.

Reliable, Trusted, Safe