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Merrist Wood Dog Day Care Centre is Now Open!

Posted on 05 December 2018
Merrist Wood Dog Day Care Centre is now open

Merrist Wood Dog Day Care Centre has recently been granted its license by Guildford Borough Council, and is now open to the general public and their furry canine friends!

The Dog Day Care Centre is located just three miles from Guildford Town Centre, and is nestled amongst woodlands on Merrist Wood College’s 400 acre estate. The Centre, which is run by fully qualified staff with Pet First Aid certificates, includes a secure area with double entry and buzzer gate system for additional security, and heated indoor and outdoor cabins. Visitors will benefit from a ‘home from home’ experience and spend their days socialising with other dogs, partaking in fun activities with basic training and enjoying some well-earned rest and relaxation on comfortable sofas and beds within specially designed lounge areas.

Merrist Wood College has an excellent track record of successfully caring for a range of domestic animals, and actively contributes to animal care through its range of Animal Management qualifications, which are available up to degree level. This license will allow the College’s students to further develop their skills by offering them real-life work experience of caring for domestic animals.

Customers can book their dogs in to be looked after for half or full days, and the Centre with its secure fenced field area can be privately hired during evenings and weekends for training purposes or off leash exercise.

Dog Day Care Supervisor, Victoria Campbell, commented: “We’re very excited to open our Dog Day Care Centre to our canine friends. Students and staff have worked incredibly hard to make sure we meet the highest of standards to obtain our license. The team and I cannot wait to meet our new four legged friends and their owners!”

Associate Principal of Merrist Wood College, Richard Dewing, said: “We are really pleased to have obtained our license which will enrich the learning opportunities of our students, and provide a safe caring environment for dog owners in the local area. This is an exciting time for Merrist Wood College, and staff have worked hard to ensure that the criteria for the license has been met to the highest standard.”

For more information about Merrist Wood Dog Day Care Centre or to book, please visit: or email:

01483 88 40 00

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