Here at Just.Like.Home we endeavour to treat our guests like an extension of the family. We understand that time away can be stressful for both our beloved pets and us humans too. It is for this reason we have launched J. L. H, to provide a safe, healthy and homely environment so you can leave your pet and know he or she is in the best possible care

My partner and I came up with the concept for J. L. H from a longstanding and, mutual love for all animals. Here in the rural idyll of Marchenilla, 9km from the pretty white village of Jimena de la Frontera  and set in 3000m2 of  land we have devoted our home to provide a safe haven to our animals and felt with our combined experience we were well set to share this paradise with others and provide a valuable resource to other like minded dog owners.

We provide one to one care, treating each guest as an individual with individual needs and requirements.

We provide full board for 7 - 9 guests at any one time and thus ensure attention is not 'spread too thin' and each dog's needs are met with the detail and care they deserve

We want our guest to want to return, not just because they have found a good facility but because they can see their dogs enjoying themselves whilst here.



We belive dogs benefit from interaction and play with other dogs and here at J.L.H we encorage safe, social interaction and have the advantage of six of our own well socialised dogs of various ages to aid any and all of our guests to improve their social skills and learn to play safely under our supervision.

We often use the 'buddy system' to extend and improve our guest experience by tagging them to one of our own experience dogs so they may experience the countryside 'off leash' without the fear of them running away or getting hurt during our daily country walks.



 Our Philosophy

Here at J. L. H we aim to provide a home from home experience for your dog

Lots of daily exercise and playtime without the confines of a traditional kennel setting

"Play groups" (groups of 4 to 5 dogs who have been previously evaluated for compatibility) so your dog makes new friends further easing the time away from his or her family

Continuous care -  because the "kennel" is actually our home, we are here with your dog during their stay, on hand at any time day or night. A maximum of 7 - 9 guests at any one time, allowing us to provide the individual attention and time needed by each of our guests.

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Coming from Gibraltar;

1-Leave La Linea on the CA-34 towards San Roque,

2.Join the A-7 going past San Roque, direction Algeciras and take exit 116 – Castellar, Jimena de la Frontera on the A-405

3.Continue on the A-405 for approx, 25km, past Castellar, taking the following right exit after km 28

4.Drive through the village of Marchenilla, not leaving the track continue down the lane, passing six electrical pylons on your right. Follow the lane over and down a small hill and we are the first black gate on your left. There is a small blue enamel J.L.H sign on the left-hand column

Coming from Sotogrande;

1.Take exit 130 on the A-7

2.Take the 3rd exit at the first roundabout and come under the motorway

3.Take the 3rd exit again at this second roundabout onto the A-2100

4.Take a right at the T-junction, sign posted, A-405, Jimena de la Frontera/ San Roque

5.Take a right again once over the bridge

6. Follow same directions as above from point 3.