Set to open its doors early next year, our eagerly anticipated Whitley Bay centre is poised to become a beacon of pet paradise. Nestled in the heart of Whitley Bay, this brand-new facility spans an impressive 3,000 square feet, offering a sprawling haven for our furry friends.
Much like our esteemed Morpeth and Alnwick centres, Whitley Bay boasts a wealth of top-notch amenities. Two expansive indoor areas, each fully enclosed and heated, provide ample space for play and relaxation. Snuggle and sleeping zones are thoughtfully designed for ultimate comfort, ensuring every pet feels right at home.

Stepping outside, two all-weather outdoor spaces beckon, inviting dogs to explore and frolic in the fresh air. Equipped with state-of-the-art dog agility gear, our centre encourages physical and mental stimulation. Engaging activities are abound, and for those with a penchant for play, a ball pit awaits their boundless energy.
For the utmost convenience, a fully insured air-conditioned pet taxi service is on standby, ready to chauffeur your beloved pets to and from their delightful day at the centre.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates on our website, as we prepare to unveil the full array of offerings at our sensational new Whitley Bay centre!

Picture: Charlie - Alnwick Day Care


The Hawl-o-ween Pawties were absolutely amazing! They took place on Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st October at both our Morpeth and Alnwick centres. The atmosphere was filled with spooky delight as skeletons, pumpkins, cobwebs, and various other eerie props adorned the venue, setting the perfect Halloween mood.
One of the highlights from each party was the opportunity for dogs to get into the spirit by dressing up in Halloween costumes. It was a sight to behold, with pups donning a variety of creative and spooky outfits. The competition for Best Costume and Most Creative Costume added an extra layer of excitement, as the furry attendees strutted their stuff in style.

Without further ado, let's get to the results.

(This was not an easy decision)



Best Costume


Dressed as a Witch

Most Creative Costume


Dressed as Chucky


Best Costume


Dressed as a Pumpkin

Most Creative Costume


Dressed as Sulley from Monsters Inc.
A big thank you & wags of appreciation to each and every one of you who joined in on our Howl-o-ween Pawties. It wouldn't have been the same without your pawsitive energy and adorable pups!
Seeing your furry friends all decked out in their spook-tacular costumes was an absolute treat. We couldn't help but snap a bunch of pictures—be sure to check out our social media channels for some serious cuteness overload!


Alnwick Christmas Fayre

On Friday 17th November we're back on the road with another Doggy Pop-up Stand, this time at Alnwick Christmas Fayre.

Located within the Northumberland Hall, Alnwick Market Place, the Christmas Fayre will have lots of festive arts, crafts, gifts, food & drinks and this time we'll be there with our Christmas Pop-up.
Your pet can visit our festive photo booth, be involved in some of our Christmas themed games including...

Sniffing for Sprouts!

Finlay McKidd (2022)
You'll also get an opportunity to meet some of our team, discuss tips and tricks for training at home as well as discussing daycare opportunities for newbies.
We'll be at Northumberland Hall from 4pm - 8pm
Hope to see you there!


As the last traces of British summertime fade away, and the colder months approach, it's time for dog owners to prepare their furry friends for the winter season.
Just like us, our beloved pups need some extra care and attention during this time. So, let’s delve into some essential tips to keep your four-legged companion happy, healthy, and cozy throughout the winter months.

First and foremost, keeping your dog warm is crucial. Invest in a comfortable and well-fitting jacket or sweater to protect them from the chilly temperatures during walks. Certain breeds, like smaller dogs or those with short fur, may require extra layers to stay warm.

With winter comes shorter daylight hours, so ensuring your dog's safety during nighttime walks is very important. A Dog GPS Tracker could just be what you need...
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Maintaining a consistent exercise routine is equally important. While it may be tempting to reduce outdoor activities due to the cold, regular exercise is essential for your dog's mental and physical well-being. Choose the warmer parts of the day and opt for shorter, brisk walks to prevent overexposure to the cold. Engaging indoor activities, such as puzzle toys or hide-and-seek, can also provide mental stimulation on days when venturing outside isn't ideal.

As the temperature drops, remember that dogs may need a little extra fuel to stay warm and maintain their energy levels. Integrated weighing-scale bowls are an excellent way for you to maintain your pets feeding plan.
The PitPat Weighing Bowl has integrated scales meaning that you know exactly how much you’re feeding your dog. PitPat offer our subscribers a 10% DISCOUNT using discount code: DDCC10
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(Consult with your veterinarian to determine if adjusting their diet or increasing portion sizes is necessary)
Lastly, don't forget about the power of snuggles! Dogs are social creatures and love being close to their humans. Create cozy spaces in your home with warm blankets or beds near a heat source, allowing your pup to relax and unwind after their outdoor adventures.

By following these simple tips, you can ensure your furry friend has a delightful winter season filled with warmth, care, and endless tail wags. Embrace the changing season and make it a magical time for both you and your beloved canine companion!


Tackling Tail-Wagging Troubles of Anxiety and Stress

Dogs, beloved companions and loyal friends, are not immune to anxiety and stress. These emotions can arise from various sources, including loud noises, separation from their owners, changes in routine, or past traumas. Recognising the signs of canine anxiety is crucial for providing them with the care they need.

Common signs of anxiety in dogs include excessive barking, trembling, panting, pacing, and destructive behaviour. Some may withdraw or display aggression. Identifying these cues early can help prevent further distress.

To alleviate anxiety, it's essential to create a calming environment. Establishing a consistent routine and providing a safe space can offer a sense of security. Interactive toys and mental stimulation can redirect their focus and alleviate stress.

To help with anxiety, we've teamed up with Buddy & Lola to offer their plant based - Peaceful Pooch Calming Chews for Anxious Dogs.
They can help manage anxiety during events like travel, vet visits or being left alone .
Buddy & Lola are kindly offering our subscribers a one-time use, site-wide 15% DISCOUNT using code: DOGGYDAY15 make the most of it!
Regular exercise is paramount for a healthy, balanced canine. Engaging in physical activities not only promotes their physical well-being but also releases endorphins, reducing anxiety levels.

Additionally, consider techniques like desensitisation and counter-conditioning for specific triggers. Gradually exposing your dog to feared situations in a controlled manner can help them build confidence.
In severe cases, consulting a professional, such as a veterinarian or a certified dog behaviourist, is recommended. They can offer tailored advice and, if necessary, recommend medication to manage extreme anxiety.
By understanding and addressing canine anxiety, we can ensure our furry companions lead happier, healthier lives filled with love and security.


Did you know that spaniels are excellent swimmers? Their love for water is deeply ingrained in their history as hunting dogs. They were originally bred to retrieve waterfowl for hunters, and their webbed feet and water-resistant coats make them natural swimmers. So, if you have a spaniel, don't be surprised if they're drawn to lakes, rivers, or even a good old-fashioned puddle!
Picture: Bruno & Archie - Morpeth Day Care



Hello, I'm Daisy! I work as a Daycare Assistant & Pet Taxi driver at the Alnwick doggy day care centre.
I've been a part of The Doggy Day Care Centre team since March 2022.
I hold qualifications in animal care and welfare, along with canine first aid. I take great pleasure in applying these skills during daycare activities like agility, snuffle mats, treat puzzles, and spending valuable one-on-one time with the dogs.
In addition to enjoying quality time with the dogs during the day, I also have the privilege of being the pet taxi driver for our Alnwick centre.

"It's heartwarming to witness their excitement when I arrive to pick them up in the morning!"

When it comes to favourite breeds, I have a soft spot for labradoodles and Great Danes. I'm a proud owner of my own Labradoodle - Arthur, and I dream of one day having a Great Dane as well.

Daisy & Arthur
Outside of work, you'll find me taking leisurely strolls with my furry companion and exploring new creative activities to incorporate into daycare.


Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Calming Dog Treats


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter (unsalted, unsweetened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger (ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (optional, for its anti-inflammatory properties)


Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin puree, peanut butter, and eggs. Mix until the ingredients are well incorporated.
    2. Gradually add the whole wheat flour, ginger, cinnamon, and turmeric (if using) to the wet mixture. Stir until a dough forms.
    3. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead it until it's no longer sticky. If needed, add a bit more flour.
    4. Roll out the dough to about 1/4-inch thickness and cut out some fun shaped treats.
    5. Place the cut-out treats onto the prepared baking sheet.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes, or until the treats are golden brown and firm.
    7. Allow the treats to cool completely before serving them to your pup.
These Calming Cookies incorporate ingredients like pumpkin, which is rich in fibre and known to aid in digestion, and peanut butter, a source of healthy fats and protein. The combination of ginger, cinnamon, and optional turmeric provides a flavourful and potentially calming blend. Enjoy these delightful, calming treats around bonfire time with your furry friend!
Remember, always consult your vet before introducing new treats to your dog's diet, especially if they have specific dietary requirements or allergies.



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