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Kennel cough vaccine

It is of paramount importance that all dogs should be immunised against kennel cough. There are many cases being reported to local vets, especially in the Holme Hall area of Chesterfield. Please be aware.

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Limited availability for daycare

Due to overwhelming demand there are only a few spaces left for doggy day care. Unsocial hours at work Day trips Hospital visits Visiting elderly relatives Visiting friends / relatives with very young families Visiting Chatsworth, Haddon Hall or another attraction for the day Party / BBQ / Wedding Staying at a campsite where your

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Hurry …. limited spaces left for some weeks in June, July and August

Do not delay  ….  only a few spaces left for your beloved pooch to have their holiday with us at Divine Dog Care over the coming summer months

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Feeling guilty about leaving your dog all day due to an extra long shift? Hospital stays that cannot be avoided? Business trips or last minute travel? Too tired or ill to take care of your dog? Fancying a care free weekend away but missing out because you can’t take your dog? Planning a holiday, cruise

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What our clients say

I have recently boarded my two border collies with Julie for 2 weeks. I found her home very dog friendly,fully enclosed with a park at the back of the property. Julie treats the dogs as part of her family and really cares for each of them and their individual needs. She gets to know your dogs beforehand and even has them for a sleepover. You are kept updated on their wellbeing by text and feel at ease and happy for them to be so lovingly looked after. My dogs came back happy and well. I will use Julie again

Julie treats the dogs as part of her family

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Julie has recently looked after my 4yr old Heinz variety dog, Max, a sort of jack Russell on stilts! She took him at very short notice, literally a day as my usual dog sitter was poorly. As soon as I spoke to her on the phone I was confident Max would be fine with her, and he really was. In fact I think he would have been more than happy to stay much longer, so ive promised him I'll take him back! Julie absolutely knows dogs, you can tell how they interact with her. Her house is lovely, not a hint of a doggy smell (how does she manage that?!) and totally dog friendly, a fab safe and spacious garden and settees esp for canine visitors. Max thought Christmas had arrived! Julie messaged me to reassure me he had settled and also the next day to let me know he was ok, tho as soon as I met Julie I had no concerns at all. I would recommend her 100%, what a lovely person. Thanku Julie again to you and ur family

He would have been more than happy to stay much longer

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My dog Hiddles stayed with Julie and her family for 4 days, after a family member was unable to look after her. We had never used anyone outside of the family before, so I was quite worried about finding someone last minute, especially with my dog suffering from separation anxiety. Julie listened to my concerns and suggested a trial stop over, she was very sensible and it was clear she was putting my dogs needs first to make sure she would be happy and that more than one day wouldn't be too stressful. I was then remeasured that she would be okay. Whilst away Julie kept in daily contact, answering all my concerns about any problems, which enabled me to enjoy my week away. When collecting Hiddles it was clear how much Hiddles had enjoyed being there and had made a friend in Julie. Even after collecting Hiddles, Julie was happy to help with queries and showed a genuine interest and care for Hiddles. I would definitely recommend Divine Dog Care and would return if needed. Definitely a home from home experience for Hiddles. Thank you.

Definitely a home from home experience for Hiddles.

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Julie looks after both my Dad and our dogs. Both dogs cannot wait to see Julie every week and I’ve always found animals to be good judges of character. The dogs always have a great time and knowing your dog is well looked after and safe is priceless. Julie herself is a wonderful person, extremely accommodating and very flexible when it comes to dropping off and picking up our dogs. I could not be happier with Julie and her doggy daycare. I would, and do, recommend her to anyone who will listen. Thank you Julie.

I could not be happier with Julie and her doggy daycare

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We had to leave our dog Bobby in someone else's care for the first time, as our family were all flying out to Crete for a wedding. We found Julie after many recommendations on Facebook. Bobby is a very likely dog but is also extremely friendly and loveable. Julie was keen to meet him before booking him in, which we liked. She wanted to see how he would fit in with the other dogs that she cares for regularly, and asked us lots of questions about his temperament and routines. Some people that we contacted were just happy to take our business! She kept in touch with us whilst we were away - we enjoyed receiving our pictures and updates - and we returned home to a happy dog.

Returned home to a happy dog

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There are many that advertise home boarding but Julie does 'what it says on the tin'. She took my 11 yr old westie Oscar at very short notice while I went on a house hunting trip. Oscar has a few health problems and I didn't want to leave him in a kennel environment as any stress can make him poorly. He has returned home happy, healthy and well cared for and I'm certain he enjoyed his short holiday and would have been quite happy to stay longer. Julie also provides daily updates which again is very reassuring. Nothing is too much trouble.. I will definitely be using Julie again and I can truly say that if you have any doubts about leaving your best friend give Julie a try, you won't be disappointed, it really is home from home boarding. Many many thanks Julie from Pauline and Oscar x

Returned home happy, healthy and well cared for

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Julie looked after our two Shih-Tzus whilst our entire family was away for our wedding in June. Back in 2016 when we made the booking we couldn't believe Julie's professionalism and care. She was the only person who wanted to get to know our dogs were comfortable with her house prior to them staying and she actually wanted to build a bond with them so they could feel perfectly at home. She was actually too good at her job, our dogs were miserable after staying with her for 9 nights and they seems to miss her for ages!!

Professionalism and care

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I recently boarded my Border Collie Max with Julie and I think he enjoyed the experience. Julie is definitely a dog person which is what I look for. Large garden for the dogs to play in with a park within yards of her property. Perfect

Julie is definitely a dog person

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I left my Westie "Willow" with Julie the first two weeks in June 2017. As soon as I took Willow for her "interview' with Julie - I immediately felt comfortable with both the environment and Julie and Willow also made herself at home very quickly. I am very pleased to say that Julie accepted Willow. Whilst I was away Julie sent photos of Willow and was mindful of her need for a special diet. I have no hesitation in recommending Divine Dog Care

I have no hesitation in recommending Divine Dog Care

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My name is Lucy and I am a Podenco, rescued from Spain in August 2015. I stayed with Julie and her family at Divine Dog Care from 8th May to 16th May 2016. It was my second holiday here and I loved it. It was nice to see Poppy (Julie's dog ) again and to meet other doggie friends throughout the week. I was taken a lovely long walk twice a day by Julie like my mummy had asked her too and I ran round her large garden playing with my friends. I had lots of cuddles and one day I even showed Julie's husband who was the boss by climbing onto his knee (think he thought I wouldn't manage to do it as I'm a big girl ha ha ) it was nice to see my mummy again when she came back off her holidays but I was sad too because I had to leave Julie's and I'd had such a good holiday too but mummy said she was so happy that I'd been looked after so well and she would let me go to Julie's lots more times for a holiday so that cheered me up. Oh and before I go I want to say sorry to Poppy for keep pinching her bed! Finally I'd like to say if any doggies or their mummies and daddies are looking for somewhere for their doggies to go for their holidays go to Julie's at Divine Dog Care because I recommend it ( and so does my mummy )

Julie’s at Divine Dog Care because I recommend it

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My cockapoo Alfie has spent quality time with Julie, I have to work long hours and thankfully Julie accepts Alfie very early in the morning. Alfie is always excited to see Julie and I can see this is reciprocated. I have no hesitation in recommending Divine Dog Care

Alfie has spent quality time with Julie

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Charlie really enjoys his stays with Julie. He jumps out of our car, runs down her path, scratches and barks at the door to get in and is welcomed with plenty of attention. Julie always sends an update so we know Charlie is ok. When we arrive to pick him up, he gives us a sniff and gets in his bed in protest of leaving. Highly recommended doggy care.

Charlie really enjoys his stays with Julie

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I highly recommend Julie. My two Cockapoo girls have enjoyed going 2/3 days a week for the past few months and they love it. If Julie doesn't open her door quick enough they start crying and scratching at it.... I generally have to drag them up the drive when it comes to going home. They've spent time overnight and for weekend stays too and I hate to admit it they didn't miss me one bit..Julie keeps me updated with photos and messages however long there stay is. She is very patient even when they decide to have a chew at her shoes and help her dig up the bulbs she had just planted! Thanks Julie love Kay, Rosie and Pippa xx

I highly recommend Julie

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I used Divine Dog Care for four nights boarding for my pug Hugo. Julie from the off was such a lovely person to talk to and was keen to know and understand Hugo. I met some of the other doggie boarders who were all very happy dogs and they had plenty of space to play and rest. Julie was really reassuring and sent me updates and texts every day whilst I was away. It was a really great experience for both me and my gorgeous Hugo. Hugo had a great time! I will definitely use Divine Dog Care again. Thanks so much Julie!

It was a really great experience

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Eva our whippet stayed with Julie for 2 weeks, we can't thank her enough for all the updates and lovely photos, we new she was in good hands, and being well cared for, so we could relax and enjoy our holiday. We are so glad that we have found Divine Dog care.

We new she was in good hands

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Absolutely lovely family, secure, safe and clean home and garden. Can't thank Julie enough for the excellent care of our boarder collie-Izzie, especially when she was observed to be in pain whenpooing(past problem). Julie was quick to take her the vets and have the problem solved.It was the first time we'd gone on hols and left Izzie but felt at ease. Julie is wonderful with all the doggies. She sent messages and photos everyday. This made our hols that much more relaxing knowing Izzie was cared for and spoilt. Will definitely be contacting when booking next hols. Thankyou once again to Julie's and family. xxx

Julie is wonderful with all the doggies.

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My little Molly had the time of her life with Julie and the new doggy friends she met whilst in Julies care. Regular text or email updates put me at ease on my holiday knowing she was happy. I'm grateful for the quirk of fate which brought Divine Dog Care to my attention. Little Moll now has a fabulous new home from home filled with love and fun whenever I go away for a few nights or couple of weeks. She's home with me now sat making the most of the October sunshine, , , and playing with her favourite tennis ball. Ooooo, my little precious.

My little Molly had the time of her life

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Well, what can I say. After dreading leaving my dog in the hands of someone else for 2 nights, I really had nothing to fear. What a wonderful environment for dogs to be in. A loving home with plenty of love and care. Fantastic, Julie was great, sending photos and updates to reassure us. Would highly recommend Divine Dog Care.

A loving home with plenty of love

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Our 9 month old Whippet, Fergus, stayed with Julie for two nights. Its a lovely safe house for dogs with an enclosed garden and right next to a park! Fergus is very friendly and affectionate but is suffering from separation anxiety in his early months so we were worried about leaving him for the first time. Julie was great with him from the off which put us at ease straight away. We were kept informed by text on what he was up to which helped us relax and enjoy our time away. When we collected Fergus, Julie gave us a few tips to help deal with his anxiety and we've now booked him in with a dog behaviourist. Hopefully next time he stays he'll be nice and quiet overnight!

lovely safe house for dogs

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Left our Benji with Julie and her family Friday and picked him up Saturday night, it's the first time we've left him and I was worried but I needn't have been. He's had a wonderful time, Julie was constantly texting me keeping me up to date of all his activities and he had a fantastic time. I would recommend her for anyone who needs to leave their dog and won't hesitate to use her again.

He’s had a wonderful time

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I picked up my two dogs today (Max & Jess), after an overnight stay with Julie, her family & all the other doggy visitors @ divine dog care. It was Jess's first time away from home, & Max is blind, but I didn't need to be worried. I got several text keeping me informed about both dogs, during there overnight stay & when I picked them up the next day, they looked so comfy, chilled & relaxed with Julie (after the mad excitable greeting I recieved, when I collected them). And I'm sure they'll be happy to go back for another visit & I'll be more than happy to take them again, knowing that they'll be happy, well cared for & given the love & attention that they both crave for. Thankyou Julie

They looked so comfy, chilled & relaxed with Julie

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We took our elderly boxer dog Missy to Julie at short notice, after being let down by our previous boarders. We couldn't have wished for any one better! Julie takes time to get to know your dog from the moment she meets you. Its obvious she adores dogs, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Thank you Julie for your love and attention to Missy, Alan & Jane x

Its obvious she adores dogs

( Alan & Jane - Missy - July 2016 )

Just collected Nancy our Chiweenie puppy from her week long stay with Julie. it really is a home from home for your dog. Julie really took the very best care of our little one and picked up on all of her little quirky ways. Would absolutely recommend we had total peace of mind whilst we were away and the little updates and pictures Julie sends were much appreciated.

So glad we found this place

( Kirstin - Nancy - july 2016 )

“I have used Divine Dog Care several times now and I can say that Julie and her family are genuine dog lovers and my miniature daschund loves to visit. Julie does not have too many boarders together which is nice and each dog gets the attention they need. Nothing is too much trouble for Julie and her family and when leaving for long periods Julie sends nice messages and photos of your dogs experience. I am 100% happy with the care my dog receives and would not hesitate to recommend Divine Dog Care to owners.”

Genuine dog lovers

( Amanda - Ruby - June 2016 )

My dog Miles enjoyed his holiday staying with Julie. A lovely end house with a beautiful big and secure garden and a big field at the side of the house. Miles enjoyed staying with Poppy, Julie's own friendly little dog. It was a perfect place for my beloved Miles to stay. I went on my holiday happy and with peace of mind knowing Miles would be well cared for in good hands. Julie also went the extra mile to reassure me with daily pictures and text updates. I will also say that Julie is very easy to contact and responds very quickly. This really is a perfect place for dogs. Thank you Julie, family & Poppy. Jan - March 2016

Perfect place for my beloved Miles

( Jan - March 2016 )

My little cockapoo has been staying with Julie every week for several months now. Julie has always been very warm and welcoming to Molly dog and my family too. We receive a daily update on what molly has been up to on her walks too, which is very reassuring. Molly is always excitied to go and her ears perk up when we pull into the road and she rushes out of the car for cuddles and to meet her friends and of course Julie. Mollys reaction in itself proves what a fantastic service Julie supplies and how very well she cares and loves each dog she looks after. I would highly recommend this service if you want peace of mind that your loved ones are being cared for to a very high standard. Angie P. X

Very warm & welcoming!

( Angie P - Feb 2016 )

We have left our dog Bruce, with Julie and family on several occasions. He has always been well looked after, and comes home seeming content. He runs in, and makes a big fuss of Julie, so I feel sure he is very happy to go to her house. She loves dogs and that shows by the way she looks after him. Rose x

Highly Recommended

( Rose - Mar 2016 )

This is such a fantastic, unbelievably brilliant home to board your dog, where they are looked after by Julie in a caring, clean, loving and secure environment. Our two dogs thoroughly enjoyed themselves and came home happy and contented after being walked regularly and given lots of love and fuss. At the time one of our dogs had an ear infection requiring ear drops to be administered twice daily and also takes regular medication for an underactive thyroid. None of this was a problem for Julie who is a real animal lover. I'm so relieved to have found somewhere we can leave the dogs and know they are properly cared for. I can’t recommend Julie enough and have already booked our dogs in for another holiday with her. Lesley

Fantastic & unbelievably brilliant!

( Lesley - March 2016 )