We are a local independent, family orientated, friendly dog creche, dog groomers and pet photography studio, run and owned by husband & wife team – Clare & Danny Holmes. Established on Farthing Road Industrial Estate in February 2018.
Clare , or ‘Aunty Clare’ as she is fondly known as at creche has been a dog lover all her life and grew up in West Yorkshire. Her first love was her families dogs, Border Collies, and hiking over the Dales was a passion. She completed all 3 Duke Of Edinburgh Awards, the Gold with her dog over the Lake District Fells.
After moving to Suffolk in her late teens she trained as a Horse Riding instructor at Poplar Park in Woodbridge before turning freelance at instruction.
After many years working in the shipping & logistics industry at the Port of Felixstowe she decided to look for an alternative and more rewarding career.
A life style change took her down the route of dog day care and now she puts her heart and soul into looking after your much loved dogs and providing them with the best day care around.
Husband Danny, is ex Household Cavalry/ Military. After spending 13 years serving Her Majesty he worked in may sectors before joining Clare to help her set up and run the amazing IDDCC. Danny himself is a right leg amputee but does not let this stop him from leading a fully active life along side his wife Clare. They regularly attend garden parties at Buckingham Palace, St James Palace and are both heavily supportive of the amputee charity ‘BLESMA’ (https://blesma.org/ ) which has provided lots of support to both Danny & Clare.
Both Clare & Danny are ‘owned’ by 9 year old Alfie or ‘Mr Moo’ – an English Bull Terrier. Mr Moo can often be seen at creche taking part in all the activities and welcoming in new creche buddies!
Clare has worked in the past with rehabilitating ‘Bait’ Dogs and has both trained and prepared them for their new lives following sometimes horrendous injuries. Daisy the Bull Terrier came to Clare & Danny with a very sad background, broken teeth, scars and mental issues. They worked hard to rehabilitate and she moved onto a single dog home when she was ready.
The love, compassion and patience Clare has shown these dogs is tantamount to the care and extremely high standards she provides all the dogs in her care at creche.
“Clare will always do everything she can to make your dogs day special at Ipswich Dog Daycare Creche and always ensures that her creche is a place ‘Where Your Dog Loves To Be”