dog day care

05 Apr Little Dog Lodgings – Our first month of Doggie Day Care

Well, that went past in a blur!  Our first month of doggie day care and overnight boarding has come and gone and we have been somewhat overwhelmed by the support we have received and the level of interest that is out there for good quality day care for the dogs of Milton Keynes.

On our very first day Ruby arrived as her owner wanted to give Ruby the opportunity to spend time with other dogs so that she could learn to socialize and gain confidence around other dogs, well that was 6 weeks ago and as I look up from my seat in the garden I can see Ruby chilling out on one of the doggie day beds after a morning of running around with the other dogs that are here with us at the Lodge today. Ruby is a beautiful little poochon who we look forward to seeing each week.

Our aim here at Little Dog Lodgings is to give a safe and fun place for lovely little hounds, well we say little but that doesn’t have to mean tiny. Our own cockerpoo Walter has just turned one and he has grown much bigger than we thought possible (!) so he has become our benchmark,so long as your dog isn’t bigger than Walter then they are welcome to stay with us.

So what have we learnt:

Regardless of what food you put down, every dog has to check out each others feast to make sure they aren’t being shortchanged in the kibble department !

Long extending leads guarantee you will be twirling round and unravelling your self throughout the walk, time to buy some fixed length leads I think… although, they do love the freedom that the extending leads offer.

Even the prettiest girly dogs can have a significant wind problem!

Walter is turned out to be the most generous host!  He shares everything with each guest here and has got used to seeing mummy and daddy cuddle every hound as if they were our own.

That you can fall in love in a heartbeat! All of our guests have been delightful, but we had a tiny little girl called Rosa arrive for a weeks holiday and she became an instant best friend.

That a superkingsized bed is just about big enough for Walter to lay width ways and still have space for a little guest who is used to sleeping with people.

The road to a harmonious day starts with a lovely long walk around either Lodge Lake or the Tear Drop lakes.  Any new visitors join us on the walk and it gives everyone a chance to meet one another in a neutral space. By the time we get home the pack has been formed and we are good to go for the day ahead.

So if you are looking for doggie day care in Milton Keynes and want to give your dog a home from experience whilst you are away on business or holiday, then give us a call. We are limited by our license with the Milton Keynes council to have 6 dogs here so places will become more limited as time goes on, certainly if the number of enquires we are already receiving is anything to go by.  We look forward to hearing from you.  07747 811866 or by email to:

Catch up again soon.
Sally and Don.