I had a wonderful childhood with our family dogs, like so many people I desperately wanted to share my life with a dog of my own. However, having enjoyed a successful career in Education for 15 years as a PE teacher, my work commitments didn't allow me to provide the time and care I wanted for my own dog. One day whilst surfing the net, I stumbled across a website offering 'Doggy Day Care'; until then, I had no idea such a service existed. This discovery, followed by the realisation that I could indeed fulfill my dream of sharing my life with my own dog, was fantastic!
With the introduction of Henry into my life I was happiest at the weekends taking him on fantastic countryside walks, often picking up friends' dogs. During school holidays I started spending days with Henry at his Doggy Day Care, enjoying their walks and caring for Henry's pals, I absolutely loved it; it combined my love of animals with my active outdoor lifestyle that I'd enjoyed as a PE teacher.
It was then in 2012 I made the decision to quit my career, move from Oxfordshire to beautiful West Yorkshire, and set up my own Doggy Day Care and Home Boarding service.
I couldn't be happier, everyday I am rewarded by the love and gratitude from the dogs who are so grateful for their fun walks, play times and cuddles. Most importantly, I provide a service for those people who like me, either who longed to own their own dog but didn't feel their lifestyle catered for it, or who struggle to juggle their hectic work and family schedule with giving their dog exercise, socialisation and attention to keep them happy, well behaved and contented.
Faye has been a massive asset to the business. She has a Level 3 Btec National Diploma in Animal Management together with 5 years experience working with dogs. She has had various dog breeds over the years, currently having a 7 year old Great Dane and three cats.
We take the responsibility of the safety of the dogs in our care very seriously. As such there is always two of us on every walk, we do not distribute dogs to other people to walk and for your peace of mind we are both Animal First Aid Trained.