Why use Doggy Day Care

Top 10 Reasons

In recent years, we have become more aware, through increased research, the damage we can cause to our dogs by leaving them alone for long periods of time (more than 4 hours).

This should not mean if we work, that we can’t experience the immense pleasure that a dog can bring to our home and family.

Precious Paws can ensure that your dog is loved and well cared for when you are busy with the other important aspects of your life.

We can support you to give your dog all the things that they need: mental, physical and social enrichment. In turn your dog will be a pleasure to have around, they will be obedient, well socialised, confident and happy.

Puppies will develop into happy and enthusiastic teenagers and adults. Older dogs will have someone to monitor them, give them cuddles, play with them in a way that meets their needs, and provide an environment that offers them the opportunity to experience mental, physical and social enrichment that is right for them.


Clean, reliable and high-quality care.


No more lonely days at home while everyone is at work or school


Lots of toys and friends to play with.


No more boredom, reduced destructive behaviour.


Learning with friends – basic training and tricks to improve alertness and behaviour.


Mental, physical stimulation and enrichment.


Exceptional value for money – many hours of constant supervision and welfare monitoring.


Trained, passionate and experienced staff.


Fully insured, superb facilities, supported by an exceptionally talented Veterinary Surgeon.


Its the best experience for your dog.. and they will thank you for it!


  • How do I book?
    Call us on 07925 283873 to arrange an assessment visit to our play centre with your dog. You can meet the team and see how happy the other dogs are.
    You can also contact us via  social media (@preciouspawsliverpool) or via the contact page on our website
  • Are you insured?
    Yes. Precious Paws is fully insured with specialist animal trade insurers. Our insurance covers public and employers liability.
  • Are you licensed?

    We are licensed through Liverpool City Council and have achieved the highest rating possible of 5 Stars, meeting all the higher-level criteria for Dog Day Care Provision.

  • Will my dog be supervised at all times?
    Yes. No dogs will be left unattended at any time.
  • Do you only accept well trained dogs?
    No. In fact one of the reasons people bring their dogs to day care is to help with training and socialisation. Many owners have noticed an improvement in their dog’s behaviour after attending daycare.
    We also improve behaviour through our structured environment and in our roles as team leaders. This means lots of fun that doesn’t get out of hand, and everyone plays nicely.

    We do not accept dogs that are reactive to other dogs, or dogs that are very anxious. We do, however, offer support and training for both of these issues, to enable potential admission to daycare (if it is the right thing for the dog).

  • I have a puppy or small dog, can they come to daycare?
    Research has shown, that young puppies under the age of 6 months, need 18-20 hours sleep a day to develop physically and to optimise behavior.

    It is essential with young puppies, that we protect their growing bones, joints and ligaments, as well as ensure that they do not have long periods of over stimulation. for this reason, we do not accept puppies any younger than 18 weeks into the daycare, they are then able to participate in nursery sessions, these last one hour. We are able to gradually increase this time, and once they are 24 weeks, we can start to build to half a day (up to twice a week), pups under 1yr are not able to attend for full days.

  • What happens if my dog doesn’t get on with other dogs?
    Precious paws are extremely strict in only accepting social dogs, which means there is less likelihood of hostile encounters
  • What happens in a medical emergency?
    Our staff are fully qualified in canine first aid and CPR, for emergency situations. We are also registered with a local veterinarian. We would of course always try to take your dog to your own vet, and would contact you and/or your emergency contact immediately.

A Day in the Life at Doggy Day Care in Liverpool

7:30 -10:00

Dogs arrive for full or half-day of fun and enrichment. Gentle play to allow breakfast to digest. This enables safe digestion and preparation for the fun of the day.

All dogs have a full check on arrival

9:30 -10:00

Dogs are grouped appropriately for free play time. Staff are allocated for each play area and final arrival checks

10:00 – 10:30

Free play in groups to allow dogs time to get to know each other

10:30 – 12:00

Play in groups, rotating across indoor, outdoor free play, agility , basic training/obedience and structured play e.g scent work.

12:00 – 13:30

Dogs who require feeding are given their lunch (we do not encourage feeding during the day). All dogs then have calm time, where they can sleep, rest, chew toys, be given cuddles and relax.

14:30 – 15:30

Structure games, including ball play, chew and chill time, training and calm down
New dog assessments and/or puppy nursery sessions take place during the afternoon


15:00 – 16:30

Calm down time. All dogs are checked before handing back to owners at collection with a report of their day.

16:30 – 17:30

Calm time continues, final dogs are checked and handed over to owners for final collections at 5.45

17:15 – 17:30

Relaxation etc

17:30 – 18:00

Grooming, and relaxation , calm and rested for collection.

17:45 – 18:00

Home Time