Doggy Day Care

If work or other commitments mean that you need to leave your dog alone for more than four hours a day, doggy daycare is one of the potential options that you can consider to provide care for them in your absence. It is infinitely preferable to leaving your dog unsupervised for long periods of time and provides your dog with more opportunities to socialise than, say, a once a day dog walking service.

Over the past year, so many young dogs have been denied the opportunity to socialise, which can lead to issues with aggression or other unwanted behaviour. If your dog is nervous, shy or not used to other dogs or wary of strangers, a gentle introduction to doggy day care may overcome some of these issues. We approach every dog individually. Doggy day care may be good for some dogs, others may find it stressful and not a good match. We will always work with what is right for you and your dog.

How does it work?

Book an appointment to bring your dog along so that your dog can meet us, see the environment and be assessed for suitability. As with overnight boarders, you will also  have to provide evidence of your dog’s vaccinations and health records. If your dog is prone to aggression or unpredictability, the chances are that they will not be a good candidate for doggy daycare, and will usually be refused a place. (We find the younger the dog, the better it works for socialisation).

Once both you, your dog and us are all happy to go ahead, your dog will be enrolled, and you can arrange your future bookings when it suits you. You may book your dog in well in advance, or set up a regular schedule for care during your working hours, or you may be able to phone up and take your dog in on short notice, if there is an available space. (Due to the fact that we have overnight boarders, a regular day or multi day slots booked well in advance is preferred). 

We will take doggy daycare clients from 8.30 am until 18.00pm for drop off (or earlier if prearranged).  If you wish us to pick up and drop off your pet, we may be able to do that as well.

How much does it cost?

Pricing right now is £12 per dog per day, based on a 9.5 hour day.  However, as we are planning to build more facilities for play, exercise and socialisation, this may increase with facilities. Pick up and drop off services is available within a 10 mile radius of the kennels at £1 per mile.

What are the benefits?
For friendly, sociable dogs, doggy daycare can provide a great opportunity to meet new people, play, socialise with other dogs, and work off excess energy! It can prove cheaper than hiring a dog walker or pet sitter within the home, and can offer a much greater range of opportunities for stimulus for your dog.