Our doggy day care takes the dogs of picture perfect commute town St Albans out into the Hertfordshire countryside for the entire day! Here at Buddies, we want to make life as easy as possible for you- we include a personal front door pick up and collection service every morning and evening. Your dog will get to spend the day playing with their new friends and our team of adoring staff in acres of private and secure meadows, leaving you to get on with your busy day!
Even Mondays are fun days at Buddies! Our land is completely secure, meaning that your dog will be off their leash all day, free to play and explore with their friends under our watchful eye no matter how good (or bad!) their recall is. Your dog can spend a fun filled day climbing on the tree trunks, digging in the sand pits or just chasing their buddies round the acres of meadows. Our team value the importance of familiarity and bonding, and all dogs in our care are regulars so that we can build a nurturing relationship.
Is your excitable pup ready to run free in some open space and start socialising with other dogs? Those little legs can’t walk too far yet so we’ll pick them up in our GPS tracked, spacious van for the ride to our day care facility. Once there, your puppy will team up with their pals to explore and gain new experiences – picking up some basic training along the way. Sleepy puppies can curl up on a warm lap for a puppy power nap to recharge ready for their next activity. We have a special puppy program and they can start from as young as 10 weeks old!
Meet Ania, best friend to the dogs of St Albans!
“Growing up around dogs had me hooked on them from an early age. I spent my time volunteering in various rescue shelters and I knew that working with dogs was the career I wanted to pursue and I feel so lucky to have found a job that I look forward to going to everyday. One of the best things about working for Buddies is seeing a dog’s confidence grow as they spend more time with us and all the other dogs.”
Philippa with Lola
Buddies has been such a wonderful thing for us. Our dog has been going since she was 12 weeks old and absolutely loves it (so much so she waits by the door on weekends for Buddies). Every single person we have met is kind and clearly just loves what they do. We would completely recommend them and feel so lucky to have found them.
Kate with Finn
My dog Finn has been with Buddies for the last 3.5 years right after we arrived from CA. I know that Finn is living his best life at Buddies, with smiling faces picking him up every am and then off to spend his day traipsing the fields with his dog and human friends. It’s such a relief not to worry about him. The staff at Buddies take such great care of my boy, I couldn’t be more pleased.
Charlie with Ubi & Oke
The team at Buddies are second-to-none. We have sent both of our high-maintenance Frenchies to them since they were puppies. Nothing is ever too much trouble for the team at Buddies and I have no doubt in my mind that the care and welfare of my pups is always their number one priority. It’s pretty clear that they love it too- coming home tired, happy and content 🙂