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Making your pet
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We give your pet a home away from home.

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What we do

Merrylegs is a family run pet hotel operating from it's previous location for 7 years.
In 2013 we relocated to our current purpose built luxury facility.
The business is owned by Laura Browne Rocha and Clare Donica Browne who are sisters.
Laura and her husband Logan (ralquei) run the business together along with a wonderful team of staff.
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PET HOTEL

Open 7 days: 9 am - 12 noon and 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm. We welcome dogs, cats and small animals. Come and visit our facilities

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Daycare

Don´t leave your dog home alone. They can spend the day with us and receive lots of attention, play and exercise.

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Dog Training

Private or group training classes our experienced dog trainers can help you with any behavioural or training problems with your furry friend. Contact Us!

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Delivery & Collection

To make life easier for you we can collect your pet from your house and then deliver them back to you at the end of their stay.

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PET HOTEL & DAYCARE

Our apartments provide a safe, comfortable, and calm environment for your pet to stay in. Separated with a solid dividing wall to give privacy creating a real home environment.

CAT HOTEL

Our cattery has been designed to give each cat a safe and calm environment so they can feel totally relaxed during their stay. Every enclosure is completely enclosed and secure.

DELIVERY & COLLECTION

To make life easier for you we can collect your pet from your house in our doggy van and then deliver them back to you at the end of their stay. Please contact us for a quote.

DOG TRAINING

We offer private or group training classes. Laura is an experienced dog trainer and can help you with any behavioral or training problems.

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We think it's very important for you to visit our centre before making a booking.
This gives you the opportunity to see the facilities, meet the team and ask any questions.
You don't need to make a booking, just turn up between our opening hours
and our staff will be on hand to take you on a tour.

Facilities

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Dog Apartments

Dog Apartments

Purpose built, safe, comfortable, and calm environment. No traditional metal bars in our dog apartments. One apartment can house up to 4 dogs (depending on size). We have 4 apartments with inter connecting doors for a larger family of dogs. Each dog apartment is cleaned daily and at the end of a dogs stay each apartment along with the bed and bedding are fully cleaned and disinfected so they are clean and ready for the next dog. During their stay with us your dog can either be fed our own dry complete food or if you prefer you can bring your own food and you will receive a 5% discount.

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Outdoor Dog Exercise

Exercise & Care

Exercise is important for your dogs well being, the dogs are exercised in fully fenced grass paddocks, they are let out into these paddocks at frequent intervals throughout the day. Extra walks can be provided for an extra cost. You are very welcome to bring any treats, toys, bedding, blankets etc with your dog, whatever it takes to make them feel at home. We can also administer any medication your dog may need at no extra cost, and we take great care with medication as we understand how important this is.

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Cattery

Cattery

In our cattery each cat finds a safe and calm environment divided by a solid partition with shelves at different heights and ramps keep them active. There is a scratch post, toys to play with and a lovely comfy bed to relax in. There is background music played all day.

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Meet the team

TOGETHER WE MAKE AN EXCEPTIONAL TEAM!
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Laura studied Animal Care at Bishop Burton Agricultural College for four years and graduated with a National Diploma in Animal Care and a Higher National Diploma in animal care (zoology and behavioural science). While working in a prestigious boarding kennel establishment in England she became a qualified dog hydrotherapist and opened a very successful pool.

Laura Browne

CEO & Founder
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Logan joined the team in 2011 and has had on-site work training and has become a strong team member. He has a love of dogs and has also built up a good rapport with our clients.

Logan Rocha

Manager
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Raldrei Rocha

Pet Care Operative
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Our Story

Laura owns a horse, which she has owned for 20 years. Sunny is his name but Laura gave him a nickname of Merrylegs after the little cheeky pony on black beauty. The name stuck and when the family were trying to think of a name for the business they decided to name it after Sunny aka Merrylegs. 

Merrylegs Logo is a picture of one of Laura´s water dogs Harry. He is an amazing dog and is champion in over 10 different countries.

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Courses & Certification

Laura studied Animal Care at Bishop Burton Agricultural College for four years and graduated with a National Diploma in Animal Care and a Higher National Diploma in Animal Care (Zoology and Behavioural Science). She became a qualified dog hydrotherapist and opened a very successful pool in the North East of England. Laura also completed various dog behavioral and training courses as well as a Diploma in Kennel Management.

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Dogs Apartments

Our dog apartments are purpose built. We built three rooms each with 7 apartments in, the doors are Perspex with a half glass feature on the top to allow the dogs to see out. The apartments create a real home from home environment for your beloved dog with a suitably sized bed and a nice piece of fluffy vet bed. The Dogs are exercised in fully fenced grass paddocks, and they are let out into these paddocks at frequent intervals throughout the day.

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Testimonials from our amazing clients

Testimonials from our amazing clients

Our names are Bodie and Ella, two rescue dogs (one from Merrylegs) and we spend many happy holidays at Merrylegs when our mum and dad travel back to the Uk, about 3 or 4 times a year. We just wanted you to know that we cannot wait to visit your new home sometime soon and wish you masses of good luck in your move. Keep up the good work.

The Hudson Family

Testimonials from our amazing clients

We just wanted to send this quick e mail to let you know how very grateful we are for all the care and attention given to cleo and caesar during their stay. We cannot begin to tell you how glad we were to see them when they arrived and it was obvious to us that they had been well cared for, you do a great job and you went above and beyond what was required of a kennel facility. your help with their relocation was amazing and we just wanted you to know that we would not hesitate to use merrylegs again and we would recommend your services to anyone. Thank you once again. with the kindest regards
Liam and Anne Marie

Testimonials from our amazing clients

We would like to express on our pets behalf as well as our own , how Happy we are with the Merrylegs Hotel. Two dogs and one cat always look forward to us going away !!! They are looked after so well but above all are happy to go which speaks for itself.
Bruno, Nina and Fatness!!x

Testimonials from our amazing clients

Good evening all. Just want to say a very big thank you to everyone involved in the boarding and transportation of Alfie and Lulu to Doncaster. The dogs are really happy and very excited, obviously. Hopefully, we will resettle here permenantly, but we would not hesitate to recommend you or book your services again. The dogs grooming was a first class job aswell, they both smell delicious still. Once again, thank you all. Kindest regards
Suzanne, Alfie and Lulu Whitehouse xx

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