Bella Paws - doggy daycare and puppy creche

Puppy creche in Essex

We are extremely happy to say we have been awarded ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ by Thurrock Borough Council under the new Animal Welfare Regulations

Our Puppy Crèche was introduced in 2019 and has been a huge success and we are happy to say we are 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rated.

We are excited about our puppy crèche and so will your puppie 😃

Specifically designed for all your puppy’s needs. There are lots of exciting experiences for your puppy to enjoy such as climbing, searching, paddling in a pool, playing in a ball pool, sand to hide things in, mentally stimulating games to play and lots more.

We also have a sleep area so puppy’s can rest during their stay. We can give a lunchtime feed if needed for puppies up to 6 months of age.

Puppy play with one of our experienced team allows your puppy to learn to socialise with other puppies, junior and older dogs in our care in a safe manner and in a safe environment.
We do prefer to encourage play with dogs of all ages and sizes. It’s important for puppies to learn how to communicate with more experienced junior and adult dogs, such as body language, when to stop play and lots more. Sadly puppies can’t teach each other the vital cues and manners they need to learn.
We also recommend mixing dogs of all sizes so puppies don’t become fearful of larger dogs. Larger dogs will naturally handicap themselves to be able to play and interact with smaller and younger dogs.

Puppy Play Area

Puppies have their own outdoor play section with artificial grass, play items and beds to lay on, an area which is fully covered to allow plenty of shade and ideal for rainy days and a larger area where they can greet adult dogs safely with barriers. Both areas are connected to an indoor area for puppies with further play equipment, sofa and puppy sized beds. They are able to see and say hello to our adult dogs in a safe manner so they can learn to become familiar with our older dogs and to allow puppies to interact safely at a safe distance. Puppies also have access to our larger artificial grass paddock once or twice a day which they all love to run around.

This service is available for puppy’s as soon as they have had their injections (Roughly 12-14 weeks of age) and are allowed to go out, up to 6-10months depending on the breed and size your puppy will become.

After attending our Puppy Crèche your puppy will be able to join in with our adult daycare dogs, which I’m sure they will love, with bigger climbing frames and 2 larger paddocks to play in. Male dogs will need to be neutered before being integrated with the adults.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all puppies in our care, all we ask is:

  • Your puppy will need to attend an initial assessment of 2hrs, with a follow up 4 hour session to ease the gently into our puppy crèche.
  • Your puppy has had all their initial vaccinations, kennel cough (is optional but advisable) and follow a flea control program. Proof of which must be given and kept on file.
  • We reserve the right to turn away any puppies that show any signs of being unwell upon arrival. If your puppy does have diarrhoea or sickness they will not able to attend until they have seen a vet.
  • Puppies must attend our daycare at least once a week to register for our puppy crèche. Holidays are an exception, T&C’s apply.
  • We welcome puppies up to 12 months of age, depending on the breed and size of your puppy. Male puppies will need to be neutered as they grow, we can help you with choosing the right for this to be done but this is usually around 12months for small/medium dogs and 18months for larger dogs, depending on breed and size your dog will become. However, if we feel young males need to be neutered sooner we will advise you of this and as to the reasons why but we understand it is each clients own personal choice. Bitches do not need to be spayed; however they are unable to attend daycare while in season.
  • Puppies are supervised at all times and never left alone.
  • T&C’s and forms must be filled in and signed before attendance to our doggy daycare & puppy crèche facilities.
  • We have a strict 48hr late cancellation policy in place.

Your welcome to come along and view our facilities (no viewing aloud during Covid lockdown) To book an appointment please call 07894 555705 or 07507 601106

Please note

Our puppy crèche is open 8am-5pm weekdays. Collection and drop off is available upon request and is charged accordingly depending on your location.

We are closed Bank Holidays, Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday and for two weeks over Christmas and New Year.

Due to the busy nature of our daycare adhoc days are subject to availability.

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