Looking for a reliable and caring doggy day care in Chelmsford? Look no further than Wagtails! Wagtails is the go-to destination for premium dog care services.

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Why Choose Wagtails for
CHELMSFORD Doggy Day Care?

Wagtails Doggy Day Care

Expert dog care.

At our Chelmsford doggy day care, our team comprises experienced and passionate dog enthusiasts who are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care for your dogs. With years of experience and a genuine love for dogs, you can trust us to keep your pooch happy and healthy while you're away.

Your dog will benefit from individualised care, exercise, and socialisation, ensuring they come back home happy and relaxed. With a dedication to safety and enjoyment, we aim to provide a comforting environment that feels like a second home for your beloved pet.

Safe and Secure Environment

Your dog's safety is our priority. With state-of-the-art security measures and attentive supervision, our facility guarantees a secure environment.

Tailored Activities

Each dog is unique! Enjoy tailored activities keeping your dog entertained all day. We cater to individual needs with play, toys, and rest.

Convenient Location

Conveniently located near Chelmsford, Wagtails offers hassle-free dog care. Drop off your pup on your way to work and pick them up later!

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Areas we cover.

Wagtails Doggy Day Care caters to Chelmsford, Wickford, Rayleigh, Danbury, South Woodham Ferrers, and the surrounding areas ensuring convenient access for a stress-free experience when entrusting your dog to our care!

The Wagtails Difference.

At Wagtails, we understand that your dog is more than just a pet—it's a beloved family member. That's why we treat every dog as if it were our own, providing it with the love, attention, and care it deserves.


Discover why pet parents love our doggy day care! Dive into our glowing reviews to see why we're the top choice for dogs in Chelmsford. From heartwarming stories to rave testimonials, our satisfied customers share their experiences of top-notch care, fun activities, and loving attention for their beloved dogs.

Don't just take our word for it – explore our reviews and join our community of happy pups and their owners. Our vibrant community is a testament to the exceptional care and enriching experiences we provide for dogs at our day care.

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Frequently Asked Questions

⁠We unfortunately do not offer weekend care at this time. Our opening hours are Monday to Friday, 8am til 6pm.

Our Doggy Shuttle Service covers a variety of local areas on different days, please get in touch with the team for more information on how we might accommodate your pup (subject to availability).

We are proud to be one of the only daycares in the area with a team of dedicated experts who build a nursery-style learning environment for your dog. Our team are fully trained, experienced and qualified in ‘all things dog’, so you can rest easy knowing that your pup is in safe and loving hands! Our daily schedule is not just a free-for-all, it’s specially designed to give your pup the most enriching experience possible. We do sensory activities, enrichment games, foundational sporting exercises, obedience, tricks, life skills and more with your dog. These activities, combined with a fun training approach and a unique, choice-based naptime set-up, mean your dog is getting the top-quality care they deserve.

⁠All of our team members are canine first aid trained and regularly complete emergency drills and scenario training for your peace of mind. We have a very close relationship with our emergency vet who is less than 10 minutes drive away from daycare, and we have robust policies in place to make sure nothing takes us by surprise!

Yes, our doggy day care is fully licensed by the local council and carries comprehensive insurance coverage, ensuring safety and compliance for your peace of mind.

We encourage regular attendance at our doggy day care in Chelmsford to maintain a stable environment where all dogs can familiarise themselves with each other. Consistency helps in staffing appropriately and maintaining a stress-free routine for the dogs. Please contact us if you require additional days; we strive to be flexible where possible.

At our doggy day care, we expect dogs to be sociable and respond to basic commands. However, don’t worry if your dog needs help with more complex training. Our trained staff are here to assist with advanced skills like loose lead walking and recall during their stay.

Our doggy shuttle offers convenient pick-up and drop-off services. We securely manage house keys, and our fully equipped vans ensure a safe and comfortable journey for your dog. Pick-ups are scheduled between 7:30 and 9:00 am, with returns between 4:30 and 6:00 pm. All drivers are DBS checked and skilled in animal care.

Before attending our doggy day care in Chelmsford, your dog should be vaccinated against Canine Parvovirus, Distemper, Leptospirosis, Hepatitis, and Kennel Cough. Please present your dog’s vaccination record on their first visit, or upload it via our Client Portal. We monitor and remind you of upcoming vaccination due dates.

Our doggy day care welcomes all breeds not listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. We provide a breed-specific enrichment plan to cater to each dog’s unique needs, ensuring they have the best possible experience.

Yes, our staff can feed your dog and administer any prescribed oral or topical medications during their day care stay, following veterinary guidelines. We manage food safely and return any uneaten kibble or wet food, except for raw food.

We conduct a thorough behavioural assessment to understand your dog’s temperament and social preferences. This evaluation helps us place your dog in a group that matches their play style and personality, ensuring they thrive in our care. This is part of the Free Taster session where you can also observe our facilities and staff in action.

It’s natural for dogs to initially feel a bit anxious, similar to children at school. However, our engaging activities at Wagtails Doggy Day Care in Chelmsford quickly become a place they love. Regular attendance helps alleviate separation anxiety, and many owners notice a positive change in their dogs.

they'll love you for it.

We have limited spaces at Wagtails Doggy Day Care Chelmsford. To ensure your dog gets the dedicated attention it deserves. Secure your dog's initial meet and greet now to avoid disappointment. Have questions? Contact our welcoming team today!​