Owning a dog is a 24/7 responsibility; there will always be occasions when work or social commitments mean we have to leave our four-legged friends behind. Dachshunds Daycare was set up specifically to enable you to go out guilt-free, safe in the knowledge that in our care, your sausage dog will be supervised by someone who knows and loves the breed. They'll enjoy fun and fuss as one of our family with Frankie & Benji.
Here at Dachshunds Daycare, we aim to give you peace of mind. Leaving your dachshund is never easy, but our goal is to let you go about your daily business knowing that your dachshund/s will be welcomed and cared for within a safe, stimulating home-away-from-home environment.
Your precious pooches will not only have the benefit of Paul and Kathryn's company (their very own Furbaby Godmother), but also enjoy the companionship of our resident sausage dogs, Frankie & Benji, as well as any other guest dogs in our care. They'll soon be great friends and running around our garden in their own 'sausage dog posse'.
Because the maximum number of guest dogs we look after at any one time is four (and typically two), Dachshunds Daycare is very much a 'premium' service. Your dog will have our full attention, be given lots of love and a jam-packed entertainment schedule. We take pride in offering a true 'home from home', where your pet is genuinely treated as one of our family. Don't just take our word for it though, please take a look at our recommendations.
During the day, under supervision, your dog/s will be able to explore the ground floor of our home and enclosed garden (which has two locked gates to exit). A supply of fresh water, regularly checked, is available in ground floor every room. More to the point, our home and facilities are designed to meet the needs of dachshunds, so there are plenty of stair gates and pet stairs to reduce some of the hazards that may result in injury. Within the hallway, an additional gate has been installed to create a second barrier to the front door.
Your pet/s will have plenty of opportunities to play, go for walks, rest and relax. We will tailor exercise to your dog and can go for long 1-hour strolls or short energetic 30-minute walks twice-a-day (in the morning and afternoon). These are complemented by structured games, which may be anything from ball throwing and tug-of-war (played safely) to water chase, bursting bubbles, hide and 'go seek' or find the treat. Our conservatory has been kitted out to provide a light, cosy den with covered seating and controlled heating (via an air conditioning unit), while the dining room offers an alternative, shaded nap area with comfortable dog baskets and soft crates. And, if your dachshund likes a little love and attention, The Furbaby Godmother is only too willing to give free cuddles and care (subject to making sure Frankie & Benji get some too of course!).
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Dachshunds only. All dogs must be non-aggressive, comfortable in a group situation and able to socialise with other dogs. We can take intact females (out of season) and males (provided they do not mark or mount other dogs excessively). We are used to dealing with nervous dachshunds and love to watch them overcome their initial anxiety, learning to play and have fun with the other sausage dogs.
If you need to do some shopping, just fancy some 'me time' or feel your pup would enjoy some company, why not book a half day? Our half-day (4-5 hours) daycare is charged at £20 per dog. We offer morning or afternoon sessions. Drop-off in the mornings between 8am-9am and afternoons from 12pm-1pm. Please note, however, we can be flexible on timings.
Please note that you will be expected to provide your own food for your dog/s if they are due a feed during their visit. To help prevent stomach upset, we require you to bring the food your dog is used to eating whenever possible. Please also provide complete feeding instructions on the customer registration form. We have a small kitchen with a refrigerator and can accommodate a wide variety of diets and preparations. We have a separate fridge and freezer for dog food, should you require it for a raw diet. If you wish your dogs to be fed Lily's Kitchen dry food (which Frankie & Benji eat), an additional charge will apply. All treats are provided free of charge.
If a friend or family member normally looks after your dog, chances are there may be days when they are unable to (for whatever reason). And, even if you're lucky enough to work from home, you may need to pop into the office or visit clients on occasion. Our weekday daycare is charged at £25 per dog per 24 hours. Weekends, Bank Holidays and the Christmas period are charged at £35 per dog per 24 hours. Standard drop-off and pick-up times are 7am and 7pm, though we will always try to be flexible.
We kindly request that you please give us 7 DAYS notice if you wish to cancel daycare. Please note that failure to do so may result in you being charged the full rate.
5 Rye Close
Kettering NN15 5YW
+44 (0) 1536 725701
+44 (0) 7423 067721
Fully insured & local authority licensed for home boarding of up to four guest dogs
Licence number: 19/02744/AWCDB
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