Doggy Day Care
No two days at the Happy Tails doggy day care centre are the same, and your dog will have a great time rolling around and playing at our 4 acre centre with different dogs on different days. On site we have trampolines, tunnels, sand pits, pools and platforms – everything your dog could dream of.
What's great about the centre, is that we have separate areas or paddocks. This is ideal when we have a number of puppies or adolescents to look after and can ensure that each group of dogs can safely play with each other.
A great aspect of our doggy day care centre is our security. The 4 acre centre is situated in the middle of 118 acres of farmland making it completely secluded. Our doggy day care centre is surrounded by beautiful farmland, ponds, woods and lakes, which is perfect for us when dog walking. There's no need for us to travel with your dog for some exercise – we can just pop on a lead and go for a walk!
We're not like most doggy day care centres – we don't accept every dog that wants to join. Each dog that we look after has been carefully screened by us. So you can have total peace of mind that your dog will have a great time in a safe, secure environment with friendly and loveable dogs just like yours. If you're busy working or out and about, why not use Happy Tails doggy day care. We're an all in one, dog walker and dog sitter with a door to door service, and are a perfect solution for your dog!
All of our doggy day care includes a pick up and drop off service.
It's not fair to keep a dog penned up in our vans to only enjoy our doggy day care centre for a couple of hours, so half days are only available to dogs who live in our local area, within a 10 minute drive of our location.
Minimum 2 hours on site.
Minimum 5 hours on site.
Please get in touch with us at Happy Tails, if you're looking for a dog walker, dog sitter our dog day care service is perfect if you live in Sevenoaks, Orpington, Tonbridge, Edenbridge or surrounding areas.
Emily is our resident dog groomer. She has a number of dog grooming qualifications and provides a full dog grooming service in her mobile dog grooming vehicle. If your dog is already enjoying our doggy day care centre, schedule a dog grooming session, and you'll have one less thing to worry about. Prices depend on the breed, cut and coat, so please enquire if interested.
We only offer dog grooming services for dogs who attend our doggy day care.
We offer dog boarding services but only in emergencies. If you have a serious problem whilst your dog is at day care and are unable to look after your dog, we will be able to accommodate them.
Yes, We believe dog day care is essential to many dogs to combat separation anxiety and for companionship, whilst their owners are busy out of the home. Our dog day care is like an all in one, dog walker and dog sitter with a door to door service, so is a perfect solution for your dog!
Yes. A well run dog day care centre will screen new dogs joining checking for aggression, stress and anxiety. They will also separate dogs into smaller groups and have constant human supervisors in place to ensure they monitor behaviour at all times in those groups.
Yes. It's got to be better for all dogs to be with other dogs and humans, playing, running and exercising during the day rather than being left alone at home.
Yes. Puppies get to socialise with other puppies and older dogs. This allows puppies to play and build confidence and bond with other dogs. It helps teach puppies how to behave by understanding what behaviour is right and wrong.
Puppies can join our doggy day care after they have received their last round of vaccinations including kennel cough. Puppies normally join day care between the age of 12-14 weeks old.
The sooner a puppy starts training and learning what's right and wrong the better. Puppy training can start at home and move onto puppy classes which also helps owners as much as it does the puppies, to ensure the puppy grows up to be a well behaved and loving dog.
Yes. Happy Tails is insured with Pet Business Insurance, a specialist animal trade insurer. Our insurance covers public liability, day care, custody control and transportation of your dog.
Yes. We would expect you to do this, in fact we recommend it. You’re welcome to drop by and meet the team, you can ask questions and see where your dog will spend their day. You can witness first hand who they’re with, see what they’re doing and most importantly, you can see how much our dogs enjoy themselves. We’re confident you will be impressed!
It’s really important your dog gets on well with other dogs. Before accepting your dog into our community, a member of the Happy Tails team will meet you and your dog and assess their suitability. We only accept social dogs with no history of aggression, this ensures all of our dogs are happy mixing together. Once they’ve settled, the dogs usually form their own social groups and tend to stay with dogs who enjoy similar activities.
No. It helps but it’s not an essential. At Happy Tails we don’t provide specific training but if you speak to other dog owners they will tell you they have noticed marked improvement in their dog’s behaviour after attending our day care centre.
All our colleagues are dog first aid trained. It is very rare for us to have any type of emergency but just in case we hold a telephone list of all of our owners. In the event of an emergency we will call you immediately to discuss the situation. If we can’t get hold of you and urgent medical attention is required we will take your dog to our vets in Sevenoaks.
No two days are the same with different owners booking as well as local traffic conditions, so we don’t give specific pick up or drop off times. However, we endeavour to collect all our dogs by 09:30.
A full day at day care is a minimum of 5 hours from when they arrive on site and if you add on travel time between home and our centre, it means your dog is probably with us for around 6-7 hours. We have found this is more than enough time for dogs to get all the exercise and socialisation they need.
Our full day care service is £33 a day which includes pick up and drop off!
A doggy day care centre is very much like a child's nursery but where dogs can meet up with friends and spend their day playing and exercising in a safe, supervised and secure environment.
Yes. We love puppies joining us and enjoy watching them grow into confident social dogs. Puppies can join Happy Tails doggy day care as soon as their vaccinations (including kennel cough) are in place. Puppies normally join us between 12-14 weeks old and our doggy day care centre offers the perfect environment for your puppy to grow and socialise.
Are you looking for day care for your small dog? No problem as we have puppies and small dogs with us all the time and look after the smallest of our dogs with the utmost care and supervision.
Drop us an email with your postcode and we can let you know if we cover your area. If you are looking for dog day care in Sevenoaks, Tonbridge or Orpington we are ideally located. We also offer dog day care for these areas: • Sundridge/Chevening • Brasted • Westerham • Limpsfield • Edenbridge • Four Elms • Ide Hill • Orpington • Chelsfield • Halstead • Knockholt • Shoreham • Kemsing • Otford • Sevenoaks • Seal • Plaxtol • Shipbourne • Hildenborough • Leigh • Tonbridge • Southborough • Areas of Royal Tunbridge Wells
A day at Happy Tails involves a lot of fun and play, along with lovely dog walks around our site! Your dog will truly have a brilliant day, head over to our Facebook page or Instagram to see photos and videos of what the gang get up to!
No. In actual fact all our owners are busy or at work when we pick up and drop off dogs. We hold house keys for all our dogs homes and any of our Happy Tails colleagues who have access to our owner's homes are CRB checked and vetted thoroughly by us.
Yes. From the minute we pick your dog up in the morning until we return him or her in the afternoon your dog will be under constant supervision by the team.
We have a heated cabins where your dog can go to escape the weather or even to just have a rest if they feel tired. We provide every dog with a nice comfy bed. We find it's only us humans who moan about the weather! Dogs with their hairy coats do not worry about the weather like we do but we still ask in winter that you send your dog with a rain coat.
No, we are super flexible and you can book what ever you want through our booking system. This allows us to ensure we provide the correct level of supervisors to dogs.
No. We plan our pick ups and drop offs very carefully to reduce travel times for all our dogs. Our drivers are trained to carefully assess every dog in their care and to make sure that every dog is comfortable with the journey. Our crates vary in size and vet approved, and this ensures your dog has plenty of space. We very rarely find the dogs have issues with the travel or crates – they associate the travel with running around with their friends and that’s normally a positive.
No. Dogs cannot stay at the day care centre overnight. In cases of an emergency, if something unforeseen happened whilst we have your dog, one of our colleagues will take care of your dog in their home overnight. We can offer a pet sitting service via our colleagues, subject to availability.
No. Happy Tails only operate from Monday-Friday and we are closed on bank holidays and at Christmas, to allow our staff time to spend with their families.
During hot weather we always have our little pools out for your dogs to cool down and enjoy playing in!