The Home of Wagging Tails!

Country Hounds’ exclusive Daycare Membership Club is a unique service providing the very best of care, attention and fun!

I grew up with dogs – they’ve always been a part of my family and I just know what they love.

I’ve made sure that Country Hounds daycare has everything that dogs live for!

The outdoor play area is a huge field where dogs love to socialise, run, play, sniff – even a spot of digging if it takes their fancy!

Play is seasonal too. Expect water-fun in hot weather and indoor toys and stimulating activities when the weather turns colder – and wetter!

I’m around to supervise, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

We welcome up to 9 sociable dogs in any one session allowing us to provide them with the attention they deserve and to structure their day with optimum play, learning and rest.

Dog Lounge

Our homely dog lounge is in our cosy stable area. Perfect for keeping out of the sun in summer and keeping warm in the colder months. The insulated dog lounge has all the home comforts your dog deserves, things like squishy beds and toys.

Pick-up & Drop-off

We started Country Hounds to make lives easier for you, the busy dog owner, as well as create the perfect environment for your best friends. Carrie, Country Hounds’ Pack Leader, will collect your dog in the morning after they’ve had their breakfast with you and bring them back to you later in the day.

Safe & Secure

The safety of the dogs is of paramount importance to us at Country Hounds. Our 6ft secure fence which surrounds the outdoor adventure playground will keep even the springiest of springers secure. But, when your dog sees how amazing our space is, escaping will be the last thing on their mind.

Socialisation & Making Friends

We believe the best way for puppies and older dogs to learn to socialise is through play with other dogs. Their supervised play here at Country Hounds will improve a dog’s temperament and learning.

Work, Rest & Play

While you get on with your day your dog will be spending their time carrying out very important tasks too. You know, things like sniffing, playing, running, hunting out lost balls, the usual stuff they love. But they’ll also have time to rest in our warm and safe stable area.

The Fun Zones

Just like the British weather, our activities change with the seasons. Expect to see water play, sand pits, digging areas and agility equipment in the warmer months and more outdoor running and indoor play when it gets colder.

A day in the life...


Pick ups in the Country Hounds van!


The day starts with lots of play as the dogs get reacquainted with their friends and get to know any new faces. This kind of morning greeting certainly burns off lots of energy!


For the younger and older members of the group it’s rest time in the cosy dog lounge. For the others, it’s now time for some calmer play with structure and learning.


Another chance for a blast around the field or some more sniffing and digging.


After lots of play involving running, sniffing and chasing it’s time for rest and a well-earned nap. Lunch will be served to the puppies and dogs who need it and who’s owners have supplied food.


The final wash and brush with plenty of cuddles and calm before home time.


Drop-offs and goodbyes.


Following our meet and greet we will provide further details to you so you can pay via BACS for your 4 week trial period. If you decide you’d like to join us after that you will be provided with a link to set up your direct debit. All payments are taken via direct debit.

We’ve thought of everything your dog will need during the day, but we’re happy for you to bring in something from home: a coat, a blanket, toys (if they are happy to share!). If you have a puppy that needs a ‘calorie top up’ during the day just let us know and provide us with their preferred food.

Yes. As part of our service Carrie will pick your dog up in the morning and drop off later that afternoon. Our dedicated van has been kitted out with individual comfortable crates to make the journey stress free.

All we ask is that your dog is used to travelling in a car and doesn’t get over anxious or travel sick.

Unfortunately not, not only might we be out picking up other dogs when you arrive but we also find that having other people coming and going disrupts the dogs and causes unnecessary excitement/ stress so that is why we offer a pick-up and drop-off service.

We will attempt to contact you on the numbers provided by you during our initial consultation. If we cannot get hold of you and believe the problem to be serious enough we will take your dog to the vet – we are not liable for any costs of veterinary care.

We ask that if you are not going to be home on a regular basis that you leave a key out for us. Some of our customers have a secure key box fitted to the outside of the house so they can provide the code to us to get the key out.

Dog Daycare licensing is not currently a requirement within Wales. We have familiarised ourselves with the English licence so we are aware of what an outstanding dog daycare facility needs to have and do. We aim to follow this until guidance for Welsh businesses is provided.

Yes, we don’t have any dogs join us before we meet them and their owners. If we are unhappy with anything and feel that your dog will not fit in then we always maintain the right to refuse any dog. If you don’t feel that we are the right fit for you and your dog then that is fine also.

Yes there will always be a member of the team on-site at all times. We have a maximum of 9 dogs in our care and can’t watch each individual dog constantly but they will be under supervision.

Yes all dogs must stay up to date with their vaccinations – proof must be provided.

As we only take up to 9 dogs a day we ask that we are given weeks’ notice, on the odd occasion we may have spaces available for last-minute bookings but this is very rare!

Be mindful that we are not open over the weekend (unless by prior arrangement) so if you would like daycare on a Monday we will need to know the week before – please don’t leave it to the weekend to book.

Yes, but we ask that you give us as much notice as possible. You must use your regular number of days within each week. If you cancel and want to re-book another day within the same week we cannot guarantee that the day will be available.

We welcome puppies from 12 weeks old providing they have had all of their vaccinations, we love to watch them explore everything new, develop and learn.

One of our puppy’s owners said: “My young pup’s behaviour has really improved since meeting the other dogs at Country Hounds, he’s made some great doggy friends there.”

As puppies need feeding more regularly than the older dogs please provide us with their preferred food so they can continue to grow big and strong!

When it’s wet it’s inevitable that your dog will end up with muddy paws, legs and tummies. We don’t want all of our mud going home with your dog, so we’ll give them a quick wash down and dry before bringing them back to you.

This does not guarantee that they won’t get muddy paws again whilst getting in and out of the van before arriving at your home!

In order to provide that very highest of standards and keep the environment fun and friendly for all dogs we need to keep the number of dogs attending on a daily basis low. This unfortunately means that we cannot take ad-hoc booking unless you are a regular member.

We have an indoor play area that can accommodate 9 dogs, for dogs that don’t want to go outside in the rain they are welcome to play indoors or have a snooze in the cozy stable area.

There is a minimum booking of one day per week, it does not need to be the same day each week and you can add on additional days (subject to availability). We need at least one weeks’ notice for bookings, the earlier you book the higher chance of being able to book specific days. Our customers that have the same days each week have priority over those days.

No, we don’t. We do have some contacts that offer this service so please get in touch to find out more but we are a daycare only centre.

We can arrange this for our members-only on the odd occasion but we don’t offer it every weekend.

Yes! We do accept puppies that have not been neutered or spayed but we would need females to be spayed after their first season if not before, at the earliest opportunity and males to be neutered before they are 12 months old.

If you have a puppy then we understand that they need to be eating more often, in which case then yes of course we can!

If your adult dog is used to having’ lunch’ then we can feed them but we often find that in the daycare environment most do not want to eat as there are far more exciting things going on and they don’t want to be separated from friends. For obvious reasons we have to separate dogs whilst they are being fed.

What People Say About Us!

Based on 8 reviews.
Viv Ashton
Viv Ashton
My dog loves going to see Carrie, she truly cares about the dogs and clearly enjoys having them around. My dog loves it there, playing with all her friends and always comes back content and ready for a well earned rest!
Emma Arditti
Emma Arditti
Country Hounds get a huge 10/10 from me. My dogs are my babies, and I wouldn't leave them with just anyone, and I feel lucky to say that I have someone that I 100% trust. From the moment I first made contact they have been nothing but super helpful, and the love and passion for animals shines through. Highly recommend!
Jo Moorcroft
Jo Moorcroft
OMG what can I say! I absolutely LOVE this place! Carrie is so amazing with the dogs and I can see that they have an absolutely awesome time when they're there. If you're looking for someone who is trustworthy, reliable and cares a lot about dogs, then look no further! Your dog will have the absolute best time here, so much so that they may not want to come back home haha 🙂 Far exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend to everyone
Carina Hodson
Carina Hodson
Lavender Garden Dog Walking & Puppy Training, Derby
Lavender Garden Dog Walking & Puppy Training, Derby
If you want the best quality and trustworthy daycare for your beloved pooch, look no further than Country Hounds. Carrie has thought of everything you need for your dog to live their best lives whilst in her care. From pups to older dogs, their services are adapted based upon the needs of each dog. What more could you want?!
Elaine Ison
Elaine Ison
We have 1 dalmatian who i wanted to socialise with other dogs and have someone i trust 100% to look after her. We came and met Carrie and Rolo and we knew this was perfect. Large safe and secure areas to run around. Converted stables to chill.outnin in the summer.or.with heatlamps and cosy blankets in the winter. This is ideal for me when I'm.working and then fact that Carrie.collects her and is perfect for us. The excitement Rolo shows on the day that doorbell rings is so funny shes so excited to go. I would have my precious girl.anywhere else.
Amanda Bate
Amanda Bate