MANSFIELD DOGGY DAY CARE
EXPERT AND CARING DOGGY DAY CARE SERVICE IN MANSFIELD
Trust the care of your pet to our pawsome and friendly doggy day care service!
DOGGY DAY CARE
We run a specialist doggy day care centre in Mansfield, run by a family-oriented team with experience in dog agility training, obedience training, and dog boarding. We're also dog lovers with adorable and energetic bundles of fun of our own and we'd love to take care of your dogs for you while you get on with your day.
Our centre is purpose built with two large units, with room for dogs of all sizes. Our main daycare room, nicknamed “Big Paws” is split into two separate areas, both equipped with all kinds of fun play equipment such as ball pools, beds and rest areas, doggy safe swings and other comfortable furniture for all dogs to enjoy. Each area has access to outdoor space where the dogs can enjoy fresh air during their stay, exciting outdoor equipment such as paddling pools and sand pits, plus space to do their business and continue their usual good toiletting routine.
In addition to the Big Paws room, we also have “Small Paws” which is the home of our fabulous canine hydrotherapy centre, opening late 2021.
Our centre also consists of a dedicated feeding area for lunchtime for our doggy day care guests, an isolation room in case any dogs get sick during their stay and a reception area.
We have also taken great lengths to ensure the security of our centre. We have CCTV covering all areas both indoors and outdoors, a locked reception door with an intercom system and a process to positively identify visitors to the centre who are collecting dogs.
We have a smaller room for assessments to ensure your dog will enjoy themselves with all the other dogs in our centre, and an isolation room to take care of any dogs that get sick.
We're sure we've covered everything to give your dog a great time until they get to go home with you, and our aims are to make sure your pooch is safe and well cared for, and gets all the time they need to play, rest and run free.
We’re delighted to reveal that we have been given the maximum star rating we can currently be awarded by the DEFRA licensing authorities of Mansfield District Council, of 4 stars! We have left no stone unturned to ensure we have done everything to ensure our centre excels in all areas so that you and your dog are getting the absolute best service. Once we have been open for 3 years or more, we will then be eligible to possibly receive a 5 star rating which we are confident of achieving.
Get in touch with Doggy Day Care today for peace of mind for you and endless fun for your dog.
DOGGY DAY CARE
MEET THE TEAM
Owners - Nathan and Emma
For many years it has been Nathan and Emma’s absolute dream to work with and care for dogs. By putting together Nathan’s business background and Emma’s experience in dog training, the Mansfield Doggy Day Care Centre was born. The pair spent just shy of 2 years searching Mansfield and surrounding areas extensively to find that perfect location and premises, with the centre opening its doors for the first time in February 2020. From day one it has been their mission to provide a unique and exciting new service to the area where quality of care is the absolute priority, whilst also boosting the local economy by providing jobs for local people in a fantastic industry. Dogs have been a vital part of Emmas life growing up as she enjoyed high levels of both participating and leading agility sessions, a hobby which she continued alongside her studies to become a staff nurse. Emma then spent over 5 years working hard for our national health service however always had the desire to follow her dreams to work with dogs, she consequently completed the level 3 in dog day care and boarding and is currently training towards becoming a certified Pro Dog Trainer.
General Manager - Cathy
Cathy has much experience having previously ran her own successful home based dog boarding and day care business, which she eventually had to give up following the birth of her daughter, however it has always been her ambition to return to the job that she loves and has especially always had a passion to bring a centre based doggy day care to the area. Since being a little girl, Cathy has always had a real love for all animals especially dogs. During her later childhood years, she was often out on dog walks in her spare time, whether it be voluntary or simply for a pound, and also spent time in her teens working at a pet shop, before then going on to gain valuable knowledge and experience whilst working at K9 magazine. This eventually lead her into starting up her own dog walking and boarding business where she focused on reward based training and was able to help many dogs with social anxiety, recall, toilet training and much more.
Doggy Day Care Supervisor - Janet
Janet not only has worked wonders with her own dogs but also has a very impressive list of canine related qualifications which she puts in to very good practice at the centre. With specific expertise in canine behaviours, a level 3 in animal care related qualification in small animal hydrotherapy, as well as being a fully certified Absolute Dogs Pro Dog Trainer. Using her knowledge and via the power of positive reinforcement training techniques, Janet has been able to produce fantastic results both on a personal level with her dog Pip who faces her own complex medical and social challenges, as well as supporting dogs at our centre, proving that we are so much more than just a day care.
Doggy Day Care Assistant - Laura
Laura has always been a keen lover of all animals and has had a variety of different pets from a young age. Although Laura is yet to have a dog of her own at home thus far, she has always had an absolute love for them, and has always been that person who friends and family rely upon for care of their dogs when they are away. Before joining the team at Mansfield Doggy Day Care, Laura had gained some great hands-on experience volunteering at a local veterinary practice where she assisted in caring for animals, in addition to undertaking other transferable skills used at daycare such as adhering to important cleaning regimes. Laura has two young boys at home who keep her very busy however she often dedicates her spare time to expand her knowledge on canine behaviours and understanding body language.
Doggy Day Care Assistant - Betty
Betty, who is originally from California, USA, grew up in a large family surrounded by animals such as dogs, cats, birds, goats and fish. From a young age, Betty not only has had a love for animals but she’s always had the inner passion to care for then too which lead her to dedicate her life working in the profession. From a schoolgirl, Betty was trusted enough to volunteer at local animal-rescues and shelters, where her roles were to keep everyone clean, watered, fed, exercised and happy. After graduating from high school, Betty pursued a career in the veterinary field, training at college to become a veterinary technician in the state of California, where she gained expertise in medicine, behaviour and massage therapy, and spent many years in the profession before moving to Mansfield to start her new life with her Husband and then shortly after became a valuable member of the Mansfield Doggy Day Care team.
Doggy Day Care Assistant - Amy
Amy has also had a great passion for caring for animals from a young age, growing up with all kinds of different pets, however it was in her teens where Amy found her real desire to work with animals as a career after her enjoyment and success in training her dogs to participate in fun activities such as flyball. Amy soon went on to Nottingham Trent University, at the Brackenhurst Farm Campus, studying a BSc in Zoo Biology, with a focus on the conservation of large canids and felids. In addition to this, Amy attended several seminars by leading professionals and experts in the carnivore sector, covering a diverse range of topics from Siberian wolf packs through to the less dramatic, but arguably more important, aggression in domestic dogs.
Amy’s degree covered important topics, such as rehabilitation, mental stimulation, disease, anatomy, nutrition, legislation, and behaviour, which is great knowledge which can be applied to support dogs attending daycare. In addition to Amy’s studies, she has also completed additional training in animal nutrition, specialising in Raw Feeding for canines as well as a variety of CPD courses covering canine law, nutrition, first-aid, canine behaviour and psychology. This is along with hands on experience provided at Nottingham Trent University’s farm along as well as time spent working at White Post Farm, all of which ensures that doggy day care dogs are in the best hands with Amy and the rest of the Mansfield Doggy Day Care Team.
Doggy Day Care Assistant - Jenny
Jenny has always had a huge passion for animals, especially dogs and working breeds. Since moving to a farm, Jenny has expanded her animal family with 2 dogs, 13 chickens and 4 ducks. In addition to her love for animals, Jenny has also completed her diploma in canine behaviours and is currently working on a diploma for canine anxiety. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys heading out on adventurous walks with her 2 dogs, whilst also doing games based training techniques on her garden. Alongside Janet, who is also qualified as a Pro Dog Trainer, Jenny has worked incredibly hard throughout the past year to successfully address some behavioural issues with one of her dogs at home.
Doggy Day Care Assistant - Sarah
Sarah completed her Bachelors Degree of Science in Animal Biology at Brackenhurst, Nottingham Trent University, primarily focusing on domestic animal and welfare. Throughout her course, Sarah covered behaviour, welfare, nutrition and health of domestic animals and conservation, with her knowledge put into good practice at daycare. Along with her studies, Sarah also completed behaviour research projects and had a keen interest in anatomy and human animal interactions. Sarah has always been a loving owner of German Shepherds throughout her life and has enjoyed gaining vital experience volunteering on farms, at stables and at local veterinarian practices.
Doggy Day Care Assistant - Melisa
Melisa has always loved animals and has cared for family pets from a young child, fully embracing the responsibility. From the age of 16 Melisa has studied in the animal field and has gained her Level 2 and 3 Animal Management qualification at Broomfield Hall, where she is still currently enrolled to further her studies, working towards a degree in Animal Management FdSc. HER qualifications have covered and will continue to cover various elements that Melisa can put into good practice at the centre. Working with dogs has especially been an interest of Melisa’s for a long time and her passion certainly shines through whilst working at Mansfield Doggy Day Care. Over her years of studying Melisa has gained great experience working with various species during her practical lessons and placements, as well as a once in a lifetime experience staying on a nature reserve in South Africa where their main aim is to protect the rhino. At home Melisa is the loving owner of a dog, 2 cats and a rabbit, and spends her spare time pursuing her interest in various aspects of domestic, wild and animal conservation.
Doggy Day Care Assistant - Laura
Laura has always had a passion for animals, particularly dogs, which has led her to not only have several dogs of her own but also turn her passion into a life long career. She spent many years volunteering and then working at a local kennel and cattery providing first class care and love to all the animals in her charge. During this time she took it upon herself to broaden her skill base by completing several courses including canine behaviour, kennel assistant and management, pet first aid and CPR and Animal Care all at level 3. In her spare time Laura loves nothing more than spending time with her own dog exploring the Derbyshire countryside.
LET YOUR POOCH ENJOY OUR DOGGY DAY CARE SERVICE WHILE YOU WORK
Book your dog’s place at our purpose-built centre and enjoy complete peace of mind when you need to take care of work or errands.
HAVE A QUESTION?
A: There are so many ways for your pet to have fun at our centre while you get on with your busy day. You can book full or part time day care, stay and play, pick up and play, dog walking, our doggy taxi service or even book our venue just for your pooch’s birthday party.
A: Yes, we offer 50% off for additional dogs from the same household, 10% discount for 3 or more bookings within the same week and up to 25% discount on block bookings of at least 4 weeks in advance.
A: Once your dog has completed their registration and attended an assessment, you will then be able to book via our customer portal where you can request daycare dates, view and amend upcoming bookings, safely and securely pay online and much more.