Anne & Liam:
Memphis our Pug puppy has been coming to Doggy Den since he was just 12 weeks old. He enjoys socialising with his puppy friends and even joining in with the big boys occasionally, with supervision of course by the friendly team at Doggy Den.
As we both work 9 to 5 Doggy Den is a great option for us, giving us peace of mind that Memphis is both well looked after, getting key social interaction from a young age and not chewing a hole in the sofa at home whilst we are at work. He has learned to be a polite puppy and is fantastic with other dogs and people alike.
Most importantly, he absolutely loves it!
Our dog Pepper has been attending Tom’s day-care about once a week for 18 months since she was just 13 weeks old.
The day-care service that Tom provides has been a brilliant way to socialise Pepper with other dogs from that early age. Pepper loves going to Tom’s for the day – she is always excited to see the staff and the other dogs when she arrives. She then gets to play with her doggy friends all day – which she loves! It is reassuring to know that while at day-care she is happy, thoroughly entertained, socialised and is getting the exercise she needs.
Pepper is a lively Labrador who loves people and other dogs. It is great to have somewhere we can take her which satisfies her natural desire for social interaction. She is always very content when I pick her up at the end of the day.
Tom provides a totally reliable and friendly service. But equally importantly, he and his staff have a true understanding of dogs and their needs. I’m sure that attending Tom’s doggy creche has contributed to Pepper becoming a very well-rounded dog.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Tom’s Doggy Den to any dog owner.
I have no doubt or concern in whole heartedly recommending Tom and his company The Doggy Den to care for your dog. Tom is flexible, reliable and trustworthy and it has been a pleasure to make his acquaintance in looking after my dog Molly. When I decided to look for a dog walker I searched the internet and left messages with 4 different companies.
Tom was the fastest to respond and also when I met him it was clear he had a real understanding and love for the dogs he works with and out shone all other providers I met. Molly is a 6 year old rescue staff we have had for 9 months, although lovely with people she was a little feisty with other dogs when off the lead. Since spending time with Tom she is a different dog.
He has integrated her into his pack and she now behaves well, not only when at the Doggy Den but now when I take her out we can walk past other dogs, have a sniff with out any aggression! – something I’d never thought I’d be able to do before her time with Tom. The benefit to me is huge, knowing that not only is she out getting walked with Tom but she’s also picking up a few manners along the way! On occasion I have been at home when a member of the doggy team has come to collect Molly and its clear she is so excited and pleased to see him when he comes through the door and comes back clearly having been well exercised. Please don’t hesitate to call me if you want to verify this reference.
I would highly recommend The Doggy Den to look after your dog during the day.
He has been looking after my dog Enzo for approximately eighteen months now. Enzo goes twice a week and I know he enjoys Tom’s company and playing the other dogs. He runs up to Tom’s door and can’t wait to go inside. When I fetch him in the evening he always looks happy and content.
I rescued Enzo from a local sanctuary in November 2011. He had lived on a farm and been left to his own devices. Consequently he had not been socialized with other dogs and could be snappy and aggressive. With Tom’s expertise and some training classes Enzo has settled down and is good in Tom’s pack.
I tried two other services before finding Tom, neither showed any patience or willingness to try and help me or Enzo. I am so pleased with Tom and will certainly continue to take my little dog to his new day care den.