Looking for the best doggy day care in Rayleigh? Look no further! At Wagtails Doggy Day Care, we provide exceptional care and endless fun for your beloved dogs.

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Why Choose Wagtails for
Rayleigh Doggy Day Care?

Wagtails Doggy Day Care

Expert care.

At our Rayleigh doggy day care, our team of dedicated dog enthusiasts, with their years of experience and genuine love for dogs, is committed to providing the highest level of care for your dogs. You can be confident that your dog is in the best hands at Wagtails Doggy Day Care.

Your furry friend will enjoy individualised care, ample exercise, and social interaction, ensuring they come home fulfilled and relaxed. Committed to both safety and enjoyment, we aim to create a comforting retreat for your dog when you're away.

Protected and Secure Environment

Your dog's safety is our main concern. Our facility has top-notch security to keep all our dogs safe. With supervised play and cosy rest spots, we ensure your dog is always well.

Customised Activities

We understand that every dog has unique preferences and needs. That's why we offer a variety of activities tailored to suit your dog's individual personality.

Easily Accessible Location

Situated conveniently near Rayleigh, Wagtails Doggy Day Care is easily accessible for busy dog parents.

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Areas we cover.

Wagtails Doggy Day Care serves Chelmsford, Wickford, Rayleigh, Danbury, South Woodham Ferrers, and nearby areas. We make it easy for you to bring your dog to us for a relaxed experience!

The Wagtails Difference.

At Wagtails Doggy Day Care, we understand that your dog is more than just a pet - they're a cherished family member. That's why we go above and beyond to provide a safe, stimulating, and loving environment for your pooch to thrive in.


Find out why dog parents love our doggy day care! Explore our positive reviews to see why we're the top pick for dogs in Rayleigh. From heartwarming tales to excited feedback, our satisfied customers share their experiences of excellent care, enjoyable activities, and plenty of affection for their dogs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Unfortunately, we do not currently provide care on weekends. Our hours are Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm.

Our Doggy Shuttle Service operates in various local areas on different days. Please contact our team for more details on how we can accommodate your pup (subject to availability).

We take pride in being one of the few daycares in the area with a dedicated team of experts who create a nursery-style learning environment for your dog. Our team members are fully trained, experienced, and qualified in all aspects of dog care, ensuring your pup is in safe and caring hands! Our daily schedule is carefully designed to provide your dog with the most enriching experience possible. We offer sensory activities, enrichment games, foundational sporting exercises, obedience training, tricks, life skills, and more. These activities, along with a fun training approach and a unique, choice-based nap time setup, ensure your dog receives the top-quality care they deserve.

All our team members are trained in canine first aid and regularly participate in emergency drills and scenario training to provide you with peace of mind. We have a close relationship with our emergency vet, who is less than a 10-minute drive from our daycare facility, and we have robust policies in place to ensure that we are always prepared for any unexpected situations.

Yes, our doggy day care in Rayleigh meets all the necessary licensing requirements set forth by the local council and is fully insured. This ensures a safe and professional setting for your dog.

While we advocate for regular visits to our doggy day care in Rayleigh to help dogs establish a consistent routine and familiarise themselves with their peers, we do offer flexibility for occasional extra sessions. Please contact us to discuss your requirements; we are here to accommodate where possible.

At Wagtails Doggy Day Care Rayleigh, we expect all dogs to be sociable and responsive to basic commands. For dogs needing further training, our skilled staff are on hand to assist with advanced training techniques throughout their time with us.

Our doggy shuttle service in Rayleigh offers convenient home pickups and drop-offs. Our vehicles are equipped with safety crates and climate control for comfort. Our pickup window is from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m., and we return dogs between 4:30 and 6:00 p.m. All our drivers are experienced in animal care and have passed DBS checks.

Dogs must be vaccinated against Canine Parvovirus, Distemper, Leptospirosis, Hepatitis, and Kennel Cough to attend our doggy day care in Rayleigh. We require a copy of your dog’s vaccination records prior to their first session. Our system will also remind you annually to renew these vaccinations.

Our doggy day care in Rayleigh is open to all dog breeds, with the exception of those specified under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991. We ensure each dog receives care tailored to their specific needs and breed characteristics for a rewarding day care experience.

Yes, we can administer both food and prescribed medications at specific times as per your dog’s routine in our doggy day care in Rayleigh. We handle all dietary and medical requirements with utmost care, adhering to veterinary guidelines.

We conduct a detailed behavioural assessment to understand how your dog interacts with new people and other dogs. This helps us integrate your dog into the most suitable group, ensuring a positive experience. This assessment is part of the Free Taster session, where you can tour our facilities and meet our staff.

It’s normal for dogs to feel a bit anxious initially, much like children on their first day of school. However, Wagtails Doggy Day Care Rayleigh is designed to engage dogs in a variety of enjoyable activities that help them quickly adapt and enjoy their time away from home, often alleviating symptoms of separation anxiety.


We have limited spaces at Wagtails Doggy Day Care Rayleigh. 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!