I am Nicola Hopley and I am the founder and owner of The Newcastle K9 Group which includes Newcastle K9 Hydrotherapy, Newcastle K9 Day Care and Newcastle K9 Nutrition.
Founded in 2009 my aim was to to provide dogs and their owners with a bespoke, friendly, professional and reliable service helping to bridge the gap between a dog owner’s work and holiday commitments and their need for a high standard of dog care. After all dogs are a part of our families, and we all want the very best for them.
In 2014 I was joined by my husband Stuart and my brother James, making us truly a family business. We have three dogs of our own a 9 yr old German Shepherd called Lottie, an 8 yr old Westie, Snowy and our latest addition a 1 yr old German Shepherd, Lila.
We are all experienced dog owners with over 40 years living with dogs and we have even been fortunate enough to also have experience with cats, horses and a range of small animals such as guinea pigs etc.
All of us are interested in all aspects of canine welfare including psychology, evolution, training, nutrition, health and rehabilitation. I have a PhD in human psychology and I’m currently acquiring accredited qualifications in canine psychology and nutrition. I am a fully qualified canine hydrotherapist holding an accredited ABC level 3 certificate in hydrotherapy for small animals.
All of us and our staff are certified first aiders and we only employ force free, positive reward based techniques when training or dealing with both our dogs and yours.
Newcastle K9 Day Care is licensed with both Newcastle City and North Tyneside Councils as a dog boarding establishment and a day care centre. We are also fully insured. Our dedicated day care centre is the epitome of dog luxury with its comfortable sofas, chairs and dog beds, toys and mental stimulation games, it’s the the ultimate in dog day care, combining physical and mental activity with all the comforts of home. It’s a very special place to us and we hope you will find it a place to leave your dog(s) knowing that they are
safe and well cared for by our dedicated family team.
Our main aim at Newcastle K9 Day Care is Whether you leave your dog with us whilst on holiday or at work, our goal is to make sure you return home with a happy, healthy and content dog.
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