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Welcome to
Bruce’s Ditchling!

Award Winning Doggy Day Care. Let your dog live their best life!

Treat your dog to days filled with cuddles, fun and adventure. At Bruce’s, we’ve packed all our expertise into designing a dog world dedicated to unleashing happiness and enriching the lives of dogs and their families.

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Bruce’s Pal

£44 per day

1 full day per week

  • Expert dog care and off leash fun
  • Easy booking app
  • Weekly enrichment activities
  • 24hr emergency line
  • Photos of your dog


Bruce’s Champ

£36 per day

Saving £8 per day

2/3 full days per week

  • Expert dog care and off leash fun
  • Easy booking app
  • Weekly enrichment activities
  • 24hr emergency line
  • Weekly photos of your dog guaranteed
  • You can swap your days*

Bruce’s Superpooch

£31 per day

Saving £13 per day

4/5 full days per week

  • Experience all of the other great benefits plus…
  • 20% off dog training
  • Exclusive access to events and special offers
  • Half price doggy bus service

ADD our doggy bus service for only £4 per day

  • Home collection and drop off to and from doggy day care
  • Ultimate convenience with our doggy bus
  • No need to be home, we hold your keys securely
  • Air conditioning
  • Cosy bedding
  • Friendly DBS checked drivers
  • Pick-up and drop-off notifications

Billed in advance in addition to your regular day care services.

A 50% discount applies to regular services of 4 or 5 days.

20% discount is applied for each additional dog. Half days available for puppies under 6 months. Get in touch for details.

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Discover a world of dog happiness

Dogs are social creatures who rely on companionship and mental and physical stimulation for their health and happiness.

At Bruce’s Ditchling, your dog will enjoy a full calendar of enriching activities.

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Puppy Preschool

Everything a puppy needs to develop their social skills and nurture their journey into doghood.

Sniffing Safari

An exciting zone designed for curious noses and minds to explore with friends.

Zen Garden

Introducing natural aromas that encourage relaxation and offer calming properties.

Tiny Town

Designed with smaller paws in mind this space is perfect for enrichment and socialising with your little buddies.

Agility Adventures

It’s all about fun and agility. A little challenge keeps your dog on its paws mentally and physically.

Nature Trail

Get back to nature and unlock the senses with space that nurtures dogs natural talents.

Wild Wood

Having fun in nature, let dogs be dogs!

Dog agility at Bruce's doggy day care

Doggy Day Care

From the moment they arrive your dog will be in good company. We understand that every dog is different and we take our time to match individuals to the best group based on their size and play style.

  • Individualised dog induction
  • Up to 8 hours off leash fun
  • 1-2-1 expert dog care
  • Enrichment zones & activity
  • Photos of your dog
  • Warm home-time rinse
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The first six months of a puppy’s life are key in ensuring they gain those vital life and social skills

  • Puppy care & development
  • Individualised puppy induction
  • Tailored expert puppy advice
  • Key socialisation
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Dog Training & Advice

Learn to speak dog!

  • Come. Play. Train.
  • Puppy Training Classes
  • 121 Expert Advice
  • Dog Training Workshops
  • Online Booking

Sleepovers & Pet Sitting

Our sleepovers & pet sitting services are exclusively available to our regular day care customers.

  • Home environment
  • Day care throughout the week
  • Photos and updates
  • Fully licensed & DBS checked
  • 1-2-1 care
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The Bruce’s difference

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Passionate experts since 2008

We go beyond ‘woof’ to a deep understanding of what makes each tail wag.

Enrich every dog

We want to make every day the best day ever

We design fun ways to cater to and nurture their individual needs.

Celebrate friendships

Dogs love
dog company!

We support dogs and people to form enriching and long lasting friendships.

The bow-wow factor

We’re here to give dogs’ family members the best possible experience

Our app brings your dog’s day to life.

Dogs get more out of Bruce’s

Not all dogs wear capes but all dogs have superpowers! Our weekly enrichment is designed to nurture your dog’s natural abilities.

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Introducing our Charity Partner

Introducing our Charity Partner

Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare

Bruce’s Ditchling is proud to support Raystede.

Together we will continue to enrich the lives of more of our furry, four-legged friends.

For more information

Meet the Bruce’s Ditchling, Brighton team

If I was a dog I would be a…

Centre Manager at Doggy Day Care
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Warm, friendly and very knowledgeable staff always there to help. It’s clear my pup has so much fun at Bruce’s and I know she is in the best hands. Emma, Pet Parent

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Latest advice

Dog and Dog trainer

Latest advice

As passionate dog lovers and experts since 2008, Bruce’s is fluent in dog and we love to share a range of helpful advice for pawrents. 

Dog training tips are valuable to any new dog owner. Not only is it rewarding to see your pup do new tricks, they can help to create happier dogs or even be life saving in some circumstances. Read our helpful guide to find out our top dog training tips you can start with today!

Bruce’s Ditchling, Brighton
Middleton Common Farm, Middleton Common Lane, Hassocks, BN6 8SF
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Phone: 01273 658388
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 08:00 – 17:00

About Bruce’s Ditchling

Bruce’s Ditchling is situated on the scenic Middleton Common Lane right next to the Butterfly Gardens. Surrounded by stunning countryside, it’s a perfect spot for your dog to spend the day exploring and playing with their doggy friends.  Just a short drive away you will find the beautiful Ditchling Common country park. Covering 188 acres of land, it is the ideal place to spend some quiet time with nature. Activities you can do here include scenic woodland walks and lake fishing with plenty of open grasslands to stop and have a picnic. Another option is to visit the Artilium, the home of English wine. Offering food and drinks from their Tasting Room & Wine Bar as well as vineyard tours.