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About us

Our Holy Grail

To love your dog as much as you do and be the best for your dog. 

Our Mission

To offer a reliable, convenient service that sets the standard for facilities and care, while helping make our dogs genuinely happy, healthy and balanced.

Our Vision

To become the UK's most respected and recognised dog day care service.

Our story

Bruce's Doggy Day Care was founded in 2008. After settling in London, it was a natural progression for Bruce to combine his passion for dogs with his entrepreneurial ambitions to build a business that delivered an extraordinary concept and service to the London pet care market. 

Bruce canvassing Clapham Common with home printed business cards and a market research survey soon resulted in the first client. Twelve months later Bruce realised his dream of launching a doggy day care centre that offered a innovative, superior alternative to the typical London dog walking service that was available at the time. 

Over the years, Bruce has gone on to continually improve, upgrade and innovate their facilities and service, ensuring Bruce's Doggy Day Care remains the UK's leading dog day care service.

Bruce & Jo

Bruce Casalis

Bruce's Doggy Day Care was founded by Bruce Casalis.  Bruce is a lifetime dog owner and dog lover. From his early days as a toddler found sleeping in a crate with the litter of puppies, Bruce has been genuinely passionate about dogs, their behaviour and dog psychology.

Bruce has always aspired to successfully run his own business and started his first company when he was 20 and still at university in Australia. After settling in London, it was a natural progression for Bruce to combine his passion for dogs with his entrepreneurial ambitions to build a business by delivering an extraordinary concept and service to the London pet care market. Bruce lives in Shepperton Surrey, with his wife, son and two working labradors, Rio and Roosha. 

Jo Godsmark

Jo is the longest serving member of the Bruce’s Doggy Day Care team and is an integral part of the pack. An animal lover since childhood, Jo grew up surrounded by dogs and cats in her home and has always wanted to work with animals.

After following her passion for food, Jo became a chef and worked her way up to become a senior pastry chef at renowned establishments such as Harvey Nichols’ Fifth Floor Restaurant.  However, her passion for animals bubbled to the service and Jo joined Bruce’s Doggy Day Care as the first member of staff. Jo is now Bruce’s right hand lady, responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the business.

Awards & Acolades

Best UK Pet Services

Pet Industry Federation Awards, 2016

Winner

Best Customer Service

SME Surrey Business Awards, 2016

Finalist

Best Business for Innovation

SME Surrey Business Awards, 2016

Finalist

Best Small Business

Toast of Surrey Awards, 2015

Winner

Best Small Business

London Business Awards, 2014

Winner

Entrepreneur of the Year

Wandsworth Business Awards, 2014

Winner

Best Small Business

Wandsworth Business Awards, 2014

Highly Commended

Best Business for Customer Service

Wandsworth Business Awards, 2014

Finalist

HSBC featured entrepreneur

Homepage of the HSBC business banking website, 2014

Best Small Business

London Business Awards, 2011

Finalist

Best Business for Innovation

South London Business Awards, 2010

Finalist

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