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.
  • 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 have obtained all necessary licenses that are available to the business and have planning permission from our local Borough Council.
  • 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 improvement in their dogs behaviour after attending day care. 
    We also improve behaviour through our structured environment, and in our role as pack leader. This means lots of fun that doesn’t get out of hand, and everyone plays nicely
  • I have a puppy or small dog, can they come to day care?
    Of course. Day care is the perfect environment for your puppy as it ensures they will get the socialisation skills they need. We accept puppies from 12 weeks old, or once they are out of vaccination period. Regarding small dogs; if you do not wish your small dog to be around the bigger dogs then we have a separate area for them to play in.
  • 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.

9:30 -10:00

Dogs will be grouped, for them to have their playmates for the day. This ensures that all dogs receive a lot of focused attention in small groups, rather than one large group. We have a high ratio of staff to dogs, and additional staff for puppy socialisation

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 – 14:30

Lunchtime for those dogs that have lunch. Then rest time to allow for digestion, and for all dogs to have the rest and calm that they need to flourish and thrive mentally, physically and socially. Music therapy, cuddles and sleeps

14:30 – 15:30

Structured games and agility

15:30 – 16:30

Free Play

16:30 – 17:30

Tea time, for those that have food with us. Rest and gentle playtime.

17:15 – 17:30

Relaxation etc

17:30 – 18:00

Grooming, and relaxation , calm and rested for collection.

17:45 – 18:00

Home Time