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About us

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.

Our values

Our bigger purpose

We believe every dog should be social, happy and fulfilled

Our holy grail

Give every dog an amazing experience at every visit

Our mission

To be recognised and respected across the UK as the leader in dog care and socialisation

Bruce Casalis

Bruce's Doggy Day Care was founded by Bruce Casalis.  Bruce lives in Shepperton Surrey, with his wife, son, and two working Labradors, Rio and Roosha. 

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 do what he loves and create a market leading business and team in the process.

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Choosing the best day care for your dog is important. It can be tricky to know what's right. Here are some tips on what to look for when trying to separate the best from the rest. 

Awards & Acolades

 Federation of Small Business Awards - Business & Product Innovation Category - Area Winner SME National Business Awards - Best Small Business - National Winner Pet Industry Federation Awards - Best Dog Day Care - National Finalist Pet Industry Federation Awards - Best Dog Day Care - National Winner SME Business Awards - Best Customer Service - Winner 

 Toast Of Surrey Awards 2015 - Best Small Business - Winner Wandsworth Business Awards - Entrepreneur of the Year - Winner London Business Awards 2014 - Winner South London Business Awards 2012 - Finalist  Toast Of Surrey Business Awards - Finalist

8 reasons people choose us

MULTI AWARD WINNING: We are winners & finalists in numerous awards & are featured on HSBC business banking home page.
INDUSTRY LEADING: We have been in business for 10 years aare recognised as the market leading dog day care in the UK. Many imitators have followed, but we’re proud to lead the field!
BIG TEAM: With over 30 passionate staff there is plenty of individual love, care and attention for every dog.
HUGE SPACE: With 25 acres of private fields, we have the biggest play areas for your dog of any SW London or Surrey doggy day care.
SEE FOR YOURSELF: With 25 acres of private fields, we have the biggest play areas for your dog of any SW London or Surrey doggy day care.
STRICT ENTRANCE CRITERIA: We only accept social, friendly dogs and if we are not sure about a dog, we have a proven record of just saying no.
REGULARS ONLY: Your dog will always be with it’s buddies and will know every dog there.
FEE SYSTEM: We follow a children’s nursery model, so we’re never under pressure to fill a space with an unsuitable dog.
  • Federation of Small Business Award Winners
  • SME National Business Award Winners
  • Pet Industry Federation Award Winners
  • SME Surrey Business Award Winners
  • Toast of Surrey Business Award Winners
  • London Business Award Winners
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winners
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