Do you live in the city of Nottingham in the East Midlands?
Are you looking for dog day care in Nottingham for your dog?
Below we’ve featured 6 providers of doggy day care services.
A family-run company, Cuddles-A-Plenty started out as a small dog sitter, which expanded into a dog daycare centre in 2016. The founder holds certificates that allow her to provide knowledgeable care and fun to the dogs. The centre is divided into small sections, so that the dogs can mingle with friends in a safe, controllable environment. An interactive puppy play area is available to the little ones, as well as other services. This daycare centre takes pride in providing professional, but homely conditions.
It costs £25 to leave your pet for a full day, but only £15 for a half day (any 5,5h of your choosing). If you’re going for a midday meeting, an hour stay will only cost you £5. Discounts are available for booking in advance or bringing more than just one dog – the more the merrier!
Prior requirements: It is essential that an assessment is run first to establish whether your dog is a good fit for the daycare centre – book one now. All dogs need to be vaccinated, treated for parasites and neutered (if male). In season, female dogs cannot attend.
2. Ruffles Dog Daycare
Just outside of central Nottingham, Ruffles offer a large indoor play area, where you can leave your dog. Depending on their age and activity levels, the dogs can be separated into smaller groups. Ruffles also offer spa facilities and training classes (which will resume post-renovation). If it’s your first time leaving your pooch with strangers, Ruffles offer to keep you updated on all their fun activities throughout the day – you’ll know they’re in good hands.
You can claim a free trial at Ruffles here. Daycare costs £30 for a full day and £18 for half (max. 5h). You can save money by purchasing monthly packages. Find out more here.
Prior requirements: New dogs need to go through an induction, where you can see how they’re interacting with others. Puppies are accepted from 8 weeks onwards, provided that they have been vaccinated. All owners need to vaccinate their pets before bringing them to Ruffles.
3. Colwick Frolics Doggy Daycare
This private daycare centre is located in Sneinton and run by a patient and caring dog lover Sarah. You can be sure your pet will receive a lot of personal attention there, go on long walks in the green surroundings and feel genuinely at home. You can take part in your dog’s day even when you’re not taking care of them – Sarah sends updates to owners and all walks can be tracked via an app. You can be sure there will be other dogs there too for company. Sarah is not only a dog sitter, as the elements of training she provides are tailored specifically to each dog, and can really help you see results.
A full day of care costs only £18, and according to reviews is something your dog can really benefit from in the long run – Sarah has a lot of happy, long-term customers.
Prior requirements: If you’d like to know how to prepare for your first visit at Colwick Frolics, message (email@example.com) or call Sarah directly at 07515401096.
4. Poochies Daycare and Boarding
Struggling to find a good doggie day care for the weekend? Poochies is opened throughout the entire week, and they provide both daycare and long-term boarding. Daycare includes woodland walks in Arnold, plenty of playtime and scheduled meals. If you’re leaving your pet for the night, Poochies will provide a homely atmosphere. The founder Kerri has been working with dogs for years, and judging from her 2018 DogFriendly Awards finalist title, your dog will be well taken care of.
A full day at Poochies is only £15, but you can also leave your dog for a shorter period of time (up to 5h) for £12. A 24h boarding starts at £25 (£14 for every other dog you bring).
Prior requirements: Apart from the dog’s ability to interact with other animals, there are no requirements listed.
5. Dexters Pet Pals
This daycare provider also prioritises a homely feel over often more anonymous kennels or large pet hotels. A home away from home for your pet, Dexters Pet Pals provide dog walking, daycare and overnight home boarding. The carer is trained and insured, so that your pooch can have fun in a safe environment. The dog walking option will be especially suitable for those leading a busy lifestyle, where a quick walk is all your dog is getting daily. Dexters Pet Pals can provide your pet with exercise and some fresh air while you’re working. It’s a perfect boredom cure, and your dog will surely thank you for it!
The price list starts at £10 for a 1,5h walk. Daycare costs £15, and to leave your dog overnight it is £22. Find out more by contacting Dexters Pet Pals here.
Prior requirements: All interested are first required to come for an introductory visit to create a personal care plan and get to know the surroundings. The dog needs to be vaccinated and protected against fleas and worms.
6. Little Lane Dog Daycare
Little Lane is a family-run business, where dogs have always been a priority. Located on a spacious Hoylands Farm in Tollerton, it’s a great offer for those wanting to provide their city dogs with a little taste of a country lifestyle. It’s the perfect place for your pooch to make new friends, get active and even take a well-deserved nap after all the fun. The play area is indoors, with plans to build a spacious outdoor paddock soon.
A full, 12h day at Little Lane is £25, half a day is £15. Booking more dates in advance will help you save money.
Prior requirements: Make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date. You also need to arrange a visit, where you and the carers can discuss what the daycare will look like and introduce the dog to the new place. Find out how to contact the team here.
Do you know any other providers of dog day care in Nottingham? Have you had experience of their services? Please tell us more in the comments box below!
Zofia Filipowicz is a freelance journalist living in Poland. She has graduated from De Montfort University in Britain, with a first class degree in Journalism and English Literature. Since then, she’s worked with different print and digital publications. Currently open for commission.