We are a day care centre for dogs with a 350sqm indoor and over 100sqm of outdoor space where your dog can safely and securely roam free. Our indoor space is divided into 3 main areas; a main arena with lots of apparatus and toys for dogs to play with; a small dog area where we can separate small breeds from larger dog breeds; and a chill-out area where your dog can go to get some rest in a homelike environment that is carpeted and has sofas and lots of dog beds. Our Large outdoor area has AstroTurf allowing us to use it in all weather. In the summer we put out paddling pools and hose pipes so that your dog can enjoy water play and cool off. We also have several other small areas where we can separate your dog completely if they become ill or if playtime gets too much. Because we are large we nearly always have space for your dog, we only ask you to book in advance so that we can arrange to have a good ratio of staff to dogs. All of our day care staff love dogs and have dogs of their own. They are all trained in pet first aid so that they can act quickly should the worst happen.We are the only dog care provider its kind in the Daventry area.
We believe that dogs shouldn't be left alone for long periods. As pack animals they need companionship. Most dogs will become anxious and stressed from being left alone and require constant stimulation and attention to be happy. At day care your dog will always have company and lots to do. Because we have a large centre, we always have lots of different dogs with us at any one time, so your dog will have the opportunity to socialise with lots of different breeds, allowing them to grow in confidence. By letting your dog mix with other dogs on a regular basis your dog will become more relaxed around other dogs. Intelligent breeds such as Border Collie & Poodle will get the stimulation they need throughout the day making them calmer. Energetic breeds such as Retrievers or Terriers will tire themselves out, allowing you to have a relaxing evening. Nervous dogs will get used to being around other dogs. Day Care is great if you need somewhere for your dog to go whilst you work, have the day out planned, have renovation work going on at home, if they can't manage a walk but you want them to have the stimulation and interaction they need or if you just want them to come and play and socialise with other dogs.
Large, Roam free space with lots of apparatus.
Large outdoor area.
Separate areas for play, rest & small dogs.
Recovery areas for if you dog becomes ill and needs separating.
We take most breeds.
We ensure the day care centre is suitable for your dog before they attend.
We are fully licenced by the council.
We nearly always have a space for your dog.
Book and manage your bookings 24/7 online or via the app.
Party for your dog when it's their birthday.
Discounts for full time & regular customers.
Bring your dog as often as you like.
All day or Morning sessions available Mon-Friday
MEET THE TEAM
Derrick & Chris
Husband and Wife Team Both have years of experience with dogs. Set up Doggies Friend back in 2012 taking in dogs for home boarding, daycare and providing a dog walking service working from home. Due to the popularity of daycare we had to move to a larger space in 2016. The Daventry daycare centre was founded and we have never looked back. We love looking after all your fur babies and doing it as a full time job is a dream.
Dog Care Expert
Sophie joined Doggies Friend in March 2017 as an Apprentice. Sophie studied Animal Welfare at Moulton College as part of her Apprenticeship and did so well she completed her Apprenticeship in a year. She now has a City & Guilds in Animal Welfare and has been fully trained in animal First Aid. Sophie is now a valued member of our team. She is a natural with the dogs and they all love her.
Dog Care Expert
Sarah started off as one of our Customers with her little dog Milo. Sarah works for us on a self employed basis and helps us out often at very short notice. She often covers holidays, sickness and when we are really busy. Sarah has a very keen interest in her role here and once again is a valued member of our team who is also dog first aid trained.
MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:30 - 18:00
SATURDAY (OCT-APR) 11:00 -13:00
SATURDAY (APR-OCT) - CLOSED
SUNDAY - CLOSED