Joey's Doggie Day Care is delighted to have been named The South England Prestige Awards 2021/22 - Pet Care Specialists of the Year
Sara & Tom Buxton, who run Joey’s Doggie Day Care based in Dorchester, won Pet Care Specialists of the Year – Dorset, after dedicating themselves to building their happy place for dogs.
Set on Dewflock Farm on the outskirts of Dorchester, the team spend their days making sure every tail is wagging with group activities, training and the opportunity to play with friends.
Tom explained: “From the very beginning, our goal has always been to create somewhere special for the pups of Dorchester to make new friends, explore & have a day dedicated to them.
Little did we know that Covid would hit so soon after we first opened so we really had to hang on to our dream with both hands and find a way to keep Joey’s going before we’d barely begun.
Starting a new business is hard at the best of times but to see how excited & happy the pups are & how much they enjoy being together, that’s what makes all the hard work worthwhile.
On top of that, to now be recognised with such a prestigious award for all the things that we feel make Joey’s such a special & unique place is fantastic.”
The judging panel, headed by Prestige Awards founder and chief executive Osmaan Mahmood, based its decision on areas such as service excellence, quality of the product/service provided, innovative practices, value, ethical or sustainable methods of working, as well as consistency in performance.
Sara added, “We couldn’t be more excited to have won such an amazing award. We didn’t quite believe it when they called to give us the good news!