As a young industry, there is no formal regulatory body for doggy daycares in the UK. So we at Vet in the City have created our own set of Standards. We assess daycare staff, the environment, dog safety, health and behaviour measures and proudly endorse the daycares that meet or exceed these guidelines.
The dog foods we recommend will never contain meat meal or animal derivatives, such as pigs hooves or chicken feathers. Many are organic and grain-free, source human-grade ingredients and use free-range or wild roaming animals where possible. We have visited kitchens, seen the certifications and listened to our biggest critics – our own dogs! If it doesn’t pass their Paws of Approval, it just doesn’t make the final cut.
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Set in 16 acres of private and secure countryside, just 35 minutes from Central London, Buddies Doggy Day Care is the ultimate place for your four legged friend to spend their days. We pick our dogs up in the morning and whisk them out to their adventure playground where they get to spend a fun filled day running and playing with their buddies in the meadows. Catering for puppies from as young as 10 weeks old, right up to the golden oldies and from tiny to giant (and everything in between), our awesome team make sure they all have the best day, every day! If your dog could choose their daycare, they’d choose Buddies!
We cover the vast majority of North, West, North West and Central London. From Kensington to Hampstead Garden Suburb, Harlesden to Canonbury- and everything in between!
Capital Dog Care
Here at Capital Dog Care, we think dogs need just a few things to keep them happy, and they include exercise, stimulation and socialisation. Giving all of this to a dog in North London can be difficult, what with too little time, a lack of green space and concerns about safety. Capital Dog Care was set up in 2009 to help dog owners in Highbury and Stoke Newington overcome these issues and give their dogs capital lives. And we’ve been doing so ever since.
We cover Highbury and Stoke Newington.
City Paws Club
Born from a love of dogs and the great outdoors, we are the UK’s first activity centre dedicated to dogs and their humans. Dedicated to giving your four legged friend the chance to enjoy a dog’s life in the city, our mission is to take the Urban dog back to his roots just as nature intended. Young or old, slow or speedy, we can cater for any of your dog’s needs with our expert human pack leaders on hand for guidance throughout.
We cover Barnes, Battersea, Chelsea, Chessington, Chiswick, Clapham, Earlsfield, Fulham, Hammersmith, Kensington, Kingston, Putney, Roehampton, Sloane Square, Wandsworth, Wimbledon.
Our doggy day care centre prides itself in offering that little bit extra. Our secure field is surrounded by lovely countryside to take your dogs out for woodland walks. Your dog will have a structured day and not left to their own devices. We are not just a walk in the field.
We cover Wimbledon, Putney, East Putney, Southfields, Earlsfield, Raynes Park, Wandsworth, Roehampton.
We cook and deliver boxes of fresh dog food to homes across the UK. All of our food is cooked-to-order in weekly batches and we tailor each box to the needs of each individual dog. We make all of our meals ourselves in our own human grade kitchen in London. Everything we do feeds back into our company motto, ‘Real good food, Real good times’.
Huxley Hound is an ethical British manufacturer of traceable organic veggies snacks for dogs (and owners). Most people will know that dogs need some vegetable nutrients for a balanced diet but many are unaware they can’t get these vitamins and minerals from a raw vegetable. Our snacks are 100% organic vegetable but are dehydrated to allow dogs to get at these necessary nutrients whilst enjoying delicious chewy treat. The goodness from over 300g or organic vegetables goes into each 30g pack – they really are “Better Than Raw”.
The Better Than Raw range is available online and from select independent pet stores across the UK.
Kyon Natural Dog Food
Kyon Natural Dog Food, is a Greek company, founded with an important purpose: to feed dogs, using only natural, 100% human grade ingredients of the highest quality. Every Kyon treat is hand-made in Athens, using selected suppliers from all over Greece. All of Kyon’s recipes and flavour combinations are inspired by one of the world’s healthiest diets; the Mediterranean diet.
Available directly on our website.
McAdams care deeply about the welfare of all animals. This is why we have created the first pet foods made with whole British free range chicken, supporting ethical and cruelty free British farming. But above all else, we put our emphasis on canine health. This is why we don’t use meat-meal and why we keep our food grain-free. We simply blend our fresh ingredients and bake them in warm air ovens, before cutting and hand sorting. The result is a uniquely aromatic kibble, made with as little interference as possible in the cooking process and you can smell the difference when you open the bag.
Available directly on our website and from leading independent pet shops.
For All DogKind
For All DogKind is a range of award-winning natural grooming products. Using healthy and healing essential oils, our products are ethically sourced and luxuriously kind to hounds and humans. We believe in doing what is best for our pets, because every dog deserves to look, feel and smell great – naturally! Our collection of four shampoos cater for breeds of all needs and our Daily freshener scent spray will mask those unwanted odours, anytime, anywhere!
Available directly on our website and from most independent pet shops and veterinary practices.
HOWND is an award-winning ethical UK brand that manufactures high quality natural pet care products and accessories. We offer an eye-catching shelf-ready grooming range comprised of natural conditioning shampoos, body mists, travel wipes and balms for dog owners and professional groomers. HOWND grooming products are premium, yet affordable; certified by Cruelty Free International, and endorsed by the Nature Watch Foundation. You will find the official Leaping Bunny stamp of approval on all packaging.
Available directly on our website and through Amazon, Ocado and Fetch. Select products from our range can also be found at all Pets at Home stores nationwide and select independent retailers.
Dogrobes are practical dog drying coats that are perfect to use after outdoor adventures, swimming, training, bathing and working. Simple to fit and more effective than a quick towel rub, dogs dry quicker in Dogrobes. Thanks to the super-absorbent towelling fabric, dogs are usually dry in around 30 minutes. Dogrobes help protect surroundings from wet, muddy shake off, saving you time and effort cleaning up. Trusted by dog lovers since 2004, Dogrobes are proud to be made in Britain.
Dogrobes are available online and from select independent retailers nationwide.
Vet in the City offers a holistic approach to your dog’s health and wellness at doggy daycare. We visit a select number of doggy daycares, providing proactive and preventative healthcare.