Home Boarding & Day Care

Home Boarding


Home from Home Boarding is exactly how it sounds. Your dogs will live in our warm cozy home and will be treated as one of the family.

As our VIP guest (Very Important Pooch) your dog(s) will recieve exercise daily, feeding, fresh water, a large garden to run around in, play time, lots of affection and belly rubs and of course plenty of home luxuries. The only thing is, they may not want to go home.

You and your dog(s) are welcome to come to our home to meet our family, human and canine and most importantly view our home and see where your dog(s) will be staying. Please call to make an appointment.

Our home is set within 7 acres and is based in Thurrock’s lovely rural location of Fobbing. During their stay your dog(s) are welcome to join in the daily activities in our doggy day care centre, and there are plenty of country parks nearby for your dog(s) to enjoy and explore.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our home boarding and not the quatity of dogs we look after. We prefer to only board a small number of dogs at a time, this means your dog(s) will recieve all the care and attention they need.

Solo guest can stay with one of my team members, for that extra special touch. Ideal for dogs who are shy, timid, fearful or older dogs or dogs who prefer to be on their own.

  • Most asked question

Are the dogs kept in kennels outside?

  • Answer
NO. There are absolutely NO kennels on our premises.
  • Other Benefits

We can offer in house training including obedience and fun agility for your dogs, which is available at an extra cost. Please ask for details.

Price Guide
  • One Dog £25.00 per day
  • Two Dogs £35.00 per day
  • Bank Holidays One Dog £35.00 (including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day)
  • Bank Holidays Two Dogs £45.00 (as above)

Doggy Day Care @ Hugo’s Lodge

The first modern Doggy Day Care Centre originated in New York in 1987. Since then it’s popularity has grown and grown and doggy day care centres all over the world are now in great demand. They provide a cage-free enviroment for dogs to play, interact and socialise under the supervision of trained staff/team members and all in a safe and contolled enviroment. The benefits to doggy day care are that dog owners can continue with their busy work and family schedules and are happy to know their dogs are being exercised and stimulated on a daily basis during their absence.

  • About our Day Care

We believe it’s important for all dogs to have lots of stimulation, socialisation, exercise, play, and rest during their day stay.

Set within seven acres, our doggy day care provides a safe, yet fun enviroment for your dog in a lovely rural location with easy access to the A13. Based in Thurrock, we hope to provide a much needed service where local dog owners can look forward to bringing their dogs.

  • Our aim

Is to ensure your dogs recieve lots of love, affection and personal attention from our professional team members as well as lots of all the above important ingredients to help your dog enjoy a fun filled day with lots of socialisation to encourage safe interaction with other friendly dogs. Can also help build confidence in shy, timid or fearful dogs.

We base your dogs play day on your dogs age, energy levels and individual needs.

Dogs are supervised at all times and never left alone. Day Care can help with unwanted bahavioural problems such as chewing, barking, digging and other anxiety problems associated with lack of exercise or boredom.

  • Our facilities

With safe and secure indoor facilities for those rainy days and outdoor play area totally mud free, as well as a further 5 acres to run around in with climbing frames, tunnels, water pools for splashing around in, balls, toys, trees, nice comfy sofas to lay on, relaxing zone and lots lots more, we are sure you dogs will LOVE our doggy day care and best of all, you will come home to a happy, content and tired dog.

Your welcome to come along and view our facilities. Please phone for an appointment.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of all dogs in our care, all we ask is:

  • Your dog must attend an initial assessment to ensure they are suitable for our day care.
  • Your dog is up to date with vaccinations, kennel cough and follow a strict flea control programme.
  • We reserve the right to turn away any dogs that are unsuitable for day care or are unwell on arrival.
  • We welcome dogs from 18months and over, however we are unable to offer day care to unneutered males and bitches in season.
  • A signed waiver must be filled in before attendance to our day care facilities.
Please note

We are closed Saturday and Sunday, Bank Holidays, Easter Weekend and two weeks for the Christmas and New Year,

Price Guide
  • One Dog £20.00 – anytime between 8am-5.30pm – Sunday: £25.00 8am-5pm
  • Two Dogs £30.00 – anytime between 8am-5.30pm – Sunday: £35.00 8am-5pm

PLEASE NOTE: Home Boarding is subject to availability. A 50% deposit is required when booking. No dates will be held without a home visit and a deposit. We do recommend an overnight stay as a trial before a long stay for first time boarders. Unfortunately we are unable to offer home boarding to bitches in season or unneutered dogs. We may be able to offer home boarding to younger puppies and dogs subject to a trial first. All dogs must be fully toilet trained. Diabetic dogs welcome.

In the interest of health and safety please ensure your dog(s) vaccinations are up to date including Kennel Cough, they are wormed regularly and follow a flea control programme (I have a dog with a severe flea allergy, no exeptions). All dogs must be well socialized with adults, children and other dogs. Owners please supply own food, Thank you.

License for Home Boarding

We are licensed by Thurrock Borough Council. The license allows us to have up to Six dogs to stay at our home for home boarding. Thurrock Borough Council will periodicall check to make sure our home meets the standards required for looking after dogs in our home. This includes safety, cleanliness, a secure garden, dog first aid kit, seperate cleaning area for food and drinking bowls, sealed food containers, fire extinguisher and smoke alarms.

PLEASE NOTE: Doggy Day Care is subject to availability. All payments must be made at the beginning of each week, not exeptions. Earlier drop off and later pick is available upon request and prior arrangement. There is no law or limit to the number of dogs you are allowed to care for under doggy day care, Unlike other companies offering the same service; we at Bella Paws do limit the number of dogs we look after for day care. This allows us to offer the best service around and give each dog the individual attention they need as spaces are limited and on a first come first serve basis.