How Rags & Bert's Doggy Daycare started

As a lifetime dog lover, seeing my passion become my career is truly special, and seeing happy owners and happy dogs every day makes the job even more worth it.

When I lived in California, a friend asked me to take their dog to the local doggy daycare.

Luxury Dog Kennels and Dog Day Care - Rags and Berts
Founder Julia O'Gorman with Rags and Bert

The doggy daycare centre took my breath away. Sixty dogs of different shapes and sizes all running around having real fun. I just knew that I would return to England and open my own dog daycare in Berkshire. It works so well for the dogs!

When I returned to the UK, I thought that the doggy daycare concept was just too ground-breaking and went on to do something else. 

After working from home for a long while I felt guilty moving to a new job as my dogs were left at home alone for long periods. I tried a number of things but nothing worked.

With the rise of organised dog walking and dog sitting services, I remembered the Californian Doggy Daycare and it made me realise that the time was right to open my own dog daycare in the UK, enabling people like me to go to work without feeling guilty about leaving their dogs.  

Rags & Bert's Doggy Daycare is a different concept to what you're used to seeing in dog kennels or dog sitting services in the UK. It's an alternative solution to traditional dog sitters, dog walkers and dog kennels.

I wanted to make our centre personal because we provide personal experiences for every dog lover, so I named our place after my beloved best friends Rags (Regan was his full name) and Bert.

What makes my heart sing every day is dogs coming through our doors so excited to see what pals are in daycare for them to play with and watching them as a group having the best time ever.


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23 & 25 Loverock Road
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