Doggy Daycare

Everyday fun at Rags & Bert's

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.

Open from 7.30am 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. Our daycare dynamic thrives on familiar friends!

Doggy daycare benefits

Socialising with furiends

Dogs love to meet up and be together and they thrive on daily stimulation

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. No more barking, chewing or lonely furbaby getting up to mischief or spending long hours alone at home. 

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. (Our puppy socialisation parties are a great way to introduce your little pup to daycare – read more here)

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!

Great alternative to dog walkers or home alone

Doggy day care is perfect for you and your dog

Our fully-licensed, insured, secure and supervised playground has both indoor and outside space. It is packed full of fun and games, splash pools and plentiful water for drinking. No more waiting around in the dog walker’s van. Instead, your dog will be in, out and about, doing what doggies do, making the best of friends, including our staff because we are there at all times. Love, affection and safety are our number one priorities.

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. And our fully air-conditioned indoor space allows for cool dogs in summer and cosy naps in winter when we turn on the indoor heating. No muddy paws either at Rags & Bert’s!

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Qualified staff

We make it our business to get to know your dog

All our team are Doggy Daycare Certified in dog socialisation, behaviour, canine first aid and CPR. Everyone goes through a 3-6 month induction and training is ongoing.

Our vast experience working with different dog breeds, sizes and personalities ensures that your dog will be well cared for. If we feel they are struggling, we’ll suggest they attend confidence building sessions with Tom, our resident animal behaviourist, or join our training classes. The welfare of the dogs under our care is paramount!

Owners often comment on their dog’s improved behaviour and socialisation skills since attending regular daycare. With gentle guidance from our team and the other dogs, they are learning all the time they are with us.

Award-winning doggy daycare

Prestigious industry-recognised award for best dog daycare business

Rags & Bert’s was voted BEST DOG DAYCARE BUSINESS in the annual Pet Industry Federation (PIF) Awards in December 2020. These national awards are voted on by a panel of industry experts and to say we were over the moon with our win would be understating our pride and happiness. Thanks goes to our pawsome team!

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You get so much more at Rags & Bert's

Dog hotel, dog bus, training, confidence building and grooming on site!

Our modern dog hotel is perfect for our daycare regulars who already feel at home. We’ll take good care of them and you’ll both enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. 

Our popular dog-friendly bus runs daily with morning, lunchtime and afternoon collections and drop offs outside peak traffic hours.  

Hair of the Dog is a well-established family-run grooming business who share our core values. They offer professional grooming services at our premises and keep our dogs clean and styling! 

For dogs that need a bit of help to build their confidence before or while attending doggy daycare, we offer 30 minute Confidence Building sessions with Tom, our resident animal behaviourist. We will also be restarting our popular dog training classes soon. Often daycare can be a great tool used in conjunction with training for some really positive results for certain dog behavioural problems. Read more here.

Bookings for all our services can be done online.

How do I sign up?

Book your dog in for a free 20-minute Play & Stay assessment and Tour (PAS) before you sign up for Doggy Day Care. We only have a few PAS appointments available each week and these are in high demand so please book as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out on a daycare slot.

We’ll make sure your dog’s play style and sociability works well within the group, giving you a worry free time, knowing your dog is in the safest of hands.

Register here for a Play & Stay Assessment and Tour and we’ll contact you to set up a time for you and your dog to visit. We look forward to meeting you both!

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Rags and Bert's Ltd
23 & 25 Loverock Road
RG30 1DZ