Rags & Bert’s is full of activities to ensure a happy hound. Large or small, sensitive or shy, young or old, they all get individual attention, playtime, naps and exercise. Your dog will look forward to his regular daycare days where the emphasis is on doing what all doggies love to do: a bit of play, a lot of socialising, a little bit of obedience and time to chill out..and all with their furiends.
Doggy daycare allows your dog to connect with their true canine selves, run around or just hang with their buddies and talk about how weird their humans are! You’ll know how much they’ve loved their day at Rags & Bert’s as they excitedly greet you, tell you about their day and then snore all the way home! You’ll both have had a wonderful day!
Our confidence building sessions help dogs build their social skills and confidence before or while attending doggy daycare. Often daycare can be a great tool used in conjunction with training for some really positive results for certain dog behavioural problems.
Our regular daycare model
Open from 7am to 6.30pm, we offer half-day or full-day regular monthly subscriptions with a minimum commitment of one half-day or one full-day session per week. Just like a children’s nursery, you need to be prepared to commit for the sake of your dog. Your monthly daycare subscription gives you guilt-free time off each week, knowing your dog is getting mental stimulation and play with their furry friends and our caring and passionate team.
Our daycare dynamic thrives on familiar friends!
Monthly subscription pricing
FULL DAY Monday-Friday
From 7am-6.30pm. Closed on bank holidays.
HALF DAY Monday-Friday
From 7am-12.30pm or 1pm-6.30pm. Closed on bank holidays.
For regular customers only - subject to availability
Join the daycare programme for our hotel boarders from 9am-2pm followed by relaxation time and rest.
Strictly by appointment only.
Our dog-friendly dog bus operates Mondays through Friday: Morning collections between 9.15am-10.30am | Lunchtime collection or drop off between 12.15pm-1.15pm | Afternoon drop off between 4pm-5.30pm.
If there's no-one at home, you can organise a key to be held with us or a key-safe at your home.
We can collect/drop off outside the above hours and at weekends by appointment only. The cost will depend on where you live (mileage @ £1.75/mile) and is a minimum of £25 for each trip.
If you’re new to daycare, we can arrange for you to visit our doggy daycare centre in Reading, Berkshire and for you and your dog to have a free 30-minute Play & Stay Assessment and Tour before your place is confirmed. We only have a few PAS appointments available each week and these are in high demand so please plan to visit us as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out on a daycare slot. Register your dog HERE and we'll contact you automatically to set up a visit.
We’ll make sure your dog’s play style and sociability works well with other dogs, giving you a worry free time, knowing your dog is in the safest of hands.
Browse our FAQs below and if you still have more questions, please get in touch!
Rest and relaxation is a crucial part of a dog’s day and it’s no different at doggy daycare. At regular intervals, the dogs are able to snooze comfortably in our indoor area where they can relax on the raised dog beds or recharge in one of our hotel rooms to the sounds of classical music. Outside, the dogs also enjoy chilling on our large training platform watching all the goings on or finding a playhouse to curl up in (often with a furry friend!).
Play time, enrichment and rest time are repeated throughout the day.
Your dog will have plenty of opportunity to socialise, play and rest in our carefully managed groups. We have separate play areas for puppies until they are ready to join our older or more socially mature dogs. Our regular dogs are wonderful with newcomers and our experienced team is always there to supervise.
Confidence building sessions can also make the world of difference for a nervous or timid dog, building their social skills and growing their confidence until they are ready to join daycare. Our weekly puppy socialisation parties are a great way to introduce your little pup to new smells, dogs, toys and people.