Every dog has its Day(Care)
When searching for someone to take care of your pup, the process bears many similarities to taking a child to nursery: you’re looking for a safe, clean environment; where you know your dog will be happy and cared for; fed and watered; stimulated; and will be excited to return to the next day. I noticed this endearing resemblance when I met with Managing Director of Ipswich Canine Creche, Clare Holmes, at her brand new premises in Farthing Road Industrial Estate.
Clare appreciates that a dog is just as much a family member as a child, which is why the unkennelled creche is fully equipped with everything a dog (and their owner) could possibly want: a fun-filled space with engaging activities, dedicated & fully trained staff, and enough entertainment to ensure a ‘tired, contented dog’ to collect at the end of the day! “All the dogs are temperament tested before we accept them into the creche,” Clare also tells me, “otherwise, it could cause problems for the other dogs, the staff, and the dog themselves.” In addition, the Creche is fully insured and licensed; something Clare is very proud of; “The safety and happiness of both the dogs and the creche staff is the most important thing.”
Doggies can visit the Creche for either a half or full day, and there are plenty of bulk pricing options for longer-term attendees. Clare also holds a bi-monthly Puppy Party – the next one taking place on Saturday 12th May – specifically for puppies up to the age of six months, where pups can play together while owners learn nail trimming, basic obedience tips, off-lead socialisation and more.
New dog registration is free, and no appointment is necessary to have a tour of the facilities – but if you would like to book your four-legged friend a day of fun at their new second home, call Clare on 01473 743737 quoting ‘Waterfront Life’. We guarantee you will find the Creche totally paw-some!