At Rose Cottage Doggy Day Care and Luxury Doggy Hotel our philosophy is to provide a happy, healthy, stress-free experience for your canine companion and to provide them with a luxury boarding experience that feels just like home, with all the home comforts such as TV’s, heating, air conditioning, chill out lounge, agility paddock, splash pool and much more. We offer each pooch the freedom, love and security they have with you. We believe that socialisation is vital to the happiness of dogs, therefore we have a rule at RC where the dogs are only allowed in the kennels to sleep! After a day playing and socialising with our staff and other dog’s getting in their comfy bed is where they will want to be ready to have a great night’s sleep not howl and bark like traditional kennels! ‘We take the bored out of boarding’.
Pet parents can rest assured that their fur baby is in a relaxing, fun and safe environment. Everything happens on site at RC so the added piece of mind is knowing your dog is not going anywhere else, we have everything they need and more right here even a grooming salon to get them looking their very best for when you return.
We know your pooch will not want to leave RC HQ and be barking for more!
I am the owner of Rose Cottage Doggy Day care and luxury doggy hotel. I have several years of experience in the dog care sector, working alongside all different dog breeds and working alongside their owners to gain a better understanding of the care needs of their beloved pet in order for me to deliver the highest standard of care possible.
I’m passionate about dogs always have been all my life since I volunteered in a boarding kennels at the age of 13 and I got all the ‘poo jobs’ literally but I loved it!!
After studying dog behaviour and completing a grooming course and other dog related courses and working for other kennel owners I have a broad range of knowledge and I have applied this at RC. I only took the best bits from the other kennels. I empower my staff to work and think as I do. They are just as passionate about their roles with in RC as I am and they all strive daily to provide each and every dog with the love and care they all need.
We take the Board out of boarding by allowing all our dogs to be outside playing and socialising with other canine companions they are only in kennels to sleep! We have designed RC around the dogs desires to be free and the need for play in a safe secure environment monitored by trained loving staff. Here are my staff members and their take on RC. Please watch their video bio’s.
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Hi, I’m Rachel, General Manager at Rose Cottage. I support Dawn with the overall running of Rose Cottage.
My previous career has been in the corporate world, after joining Rose Cottage earlier in 2023, I now don’t feel like I’m at work. The team is one big family. It really is a magical place where you feel at ease when here. I love it.
Out of work, I have 2 beautiful daughters who I love spending time with.
I have always had a love for dogs, and we have always wanted a dog, but my previous careers have meant I have been unable to so we will be welcoming our new fur babies soon.
Hi I’m Gemma, I joined the Rose Cottage team in July 2019 and I have loved every minute since. My main role is Office Manager.
I make sure all the paperwork and enquiries are up to date and dealt with in a timely manner. I manage all the dog profile’s which include all the relevant information we require to meet council regulations. I help with any other paperwork needed within the business.
As well as Managing the office I also offer any assistance needed to my colleagues working alongside the dogs with walking, bathing and feeding etc.
I really do love my job, the fact that the dogs are not kept in all day really makes it a much happier place to be, for staff and doggy’s alike.
Hi, My name is Dawn aka Big Dawn. I am the lady you will see on entering and leaving Rose Cottage. I maintain the security of the top gate.
I love working at Rose Cottage as I am a massive animal lover having had horses and dogs all my life, I prefer working with animals over people.
I currently have 3 Jack Russells of my own Roxy, Betty, and Minnie.
I am known as the Mother of Rose Cottage so if you can smell some home cooking that will be me feeding the clan
Hi, my name is Sharon (Shaz), I was fortunate to get a job at Rose Cottage as Marketing and Admin Assistant in 2022.
My duties include running the Social media, Dogland Deals shop, customer relations and assisting Gemma in any admin tasks required. I also love to help out on the yard giving out cuddles to all the doggies.
I’m animal mad and love spending time with my Jack Russell Minx Moo Monroe and Miniature Dachshund Pixie Pip.
My background is Managing Gyms but my passion has always been animals, especially Dogs, so I have found my dream job.
The team is amazing and so are all the fantastic facilities, seeing the dogs arrive all excited to see their furry friends here is so heartwarming.
Hi i’m Chris, one of the animal care assistants here at Rose Cottage.
I love to exercise your dogs in all weather by taking them out in small manageable packs to burn off energy around the 5 1/2 acres at Rose Cottage.
My love for dogs has always been there since I was young. Dogs are family and I love that my job is spending all day with them.
Outside work, I love Watching/playing all sports.
I am a massive Sheffield Wednesday fan! I love being outside walking and spending time with my 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys who are my absolute world.
Hi I’m Helen, one of the animal care assistants, it’s my responsibility to make sure the dogs here at Rose Cottage are kept happy.
When I’m not playing, walking and cleaning up after the dogs here, I have three dogs of my own. Two spaniels and a german shepherd. I must be mad because i also have two children at home that keep me very busy.
When I find some free time, I enjoy painting, and because dogs are my passion in life I often find myself doing doggy doodles, and display and sell them at local art shows.
Hi, I’m Sarah
I had been a volunteer here at Rose Cottage for a while and then was offered a job as a Kennel assistant.
I love working here and spending time with all the dogs, the best bit is all the cuddles I get.
I have a cat called Henry and my Guinea pig was called Bendi.
I am proud to say I have built some great bonds with staff and dogs and love keeping the dogs entertained.
Hi, I’m Melissa I work here as an animal care assistant, it’s my job to ensure your fur babies have an excellent time whilst here.
I have studied level 3 animal management for 2 years and I worked at another boarding kennel and cattery for 7 and 1/2 years. I was proud to work my way up to Kennel Manager.
I am quite quiet and reserved but love a dog whistle and never take my eyes off our dogs.
I love spending time with all the dogs and especially the nervous dogs and seeing them come out of their shell.
When I’m not at work I have my own Jack Russel to take care of as well as 2 guinea pigs and 2 snakes. I also enjoy getting out into nature.
Hi, my name is Eleanor and I am one of the animal care assistants here at Rose Cottage.
I love seeing everyones dogs and being able to make their day as happy and funfilled as possible. Ive always had a passion for animals big or small ever since I was a child! I love all dogs but I have a real soft spot for sighthounds or anything big and fluffy.
I enjoy spending my free time either with my own dog Emil and my cat or being up at my local riding school helping out with the horses and riding.
Working at Rose Cottage isnt just a job to me its my lifestyle!