I have owned dogs all my life (over 30 years) and started FFDC 2015. Fully licensed and insured and hold a first aid for dogs certificate Licence Number 1178/4 We are happy to take dogs that need specialist care including, lead exercise for dogs that are recuperating from injury/post op, diabetic dogs needing daily injections etc
We are on a small holding that has lots of well fenced space. Dogs live with us in the farm house as part of our family. We have cctv for additional security.
Dogs have the opportunity of lots of outdoor time with us. We match this to individual needs i.e. young, old or very energetic. We exercise dogs in our fields so they are very secure whilst staying with us. Your dog will be off lead at all times with lots of well supervised freedom and fun.
Health & Hygiene:
FFDC is fully licensed and takes the utmost care of your dog(s) whilst you're away. Dogs must be up to date with their vaccinations inc kennel cough. We cater for all shapes and sizes inc dogs that need medication or specialist care along with puppies that need extra supervision. Male dogs over 9 months must be castrated to come.
Home Boarding Prices
Day care 1 dog £25 2 dogs £45 (from same household) Holiday care 1 dog £30 per 24hrs 2 dogs £55 per 24 hrs (same household) Additional cost for puppies under 12 months and specialist care, including diabetic dogs.
We are open for daycare and holiday boarding with strict Covid-19 guidelines in place to minimise risk of cross contamination
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Reviews from Our Guests
Our dog Daisy loves turning up at Clare's and doesn't look back. We use her for holidays and times away or just when we need to. Clare is a great all round animal person and cares professionally for all. Always polite and helpful to us but makes sure things are done properly.
From Ted on
Our Cocker Spaniel, Teddy started to stay with Clare before he turned 1 years old. Clare is professional, knowledgeable and lovely to deal with. Teddy is happy to go to Clares and most importantly we never have to worry one bit about his care or safety. Teddy being our first ever dog, Clare has offered us valuable advice on where we could improve his behavior, eating habits and general helpful tips. We have another 2 holidays booked this year, safe in the knowledge that Teds will be happy and content at Forest Farm Dog Care - Thank you Clare !X
From Amy Upson on
Max goes to Claire twice a week while I work and has also stayed over night when I've been away. He's gone to Claire since he was a puppy. As soon as we arrive at the farm in the morning, Max can't wait to jump out of the car to join his playmates. He always sleeps well at the end of the day from being out on the farm, playing with the other dogs. Claire runs a professional dog care service and always updates me on how he's been that day, offering help and advice along the way. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Claire and Forest Farm.
From Carol Clasby on
Poppy goes to Clare once a week as well as for holidays. We feel completely confident leaving her knowing she is going to be happy and have a lovely holiday herself. She always runs in with excitement to see her doggy friends. When she comes home at the end of the day she is contended and tired. Clare always sends me videos of Poppy while we are away on holiday which are always lovely to see. Thoroughly recommended!!!
From Rachel Andrews on
I'm absolutely delighted I found Clare, the farm is an amazing place for Hugo to go whether for just daycare or for a longer stay whilst I'm away. I know he's 100% safe, well cared for & most importantly happy when he's there! Thank you.
From Rachel Smith on
I'm so pleased we found Forest Farm. It is a great place for Alfie to spend time and we know he is very well
looked after. He has freedom, space, the opportunity to socialise with lots of different dogs and the comfort of Clare's home. Clare's commitment to the dogs and their wellbeing is exceptional. Would definitely recommend to anyone.
From Emily on
Our dogs absolutely love going to Clare we never have any worries with them staying with her.
Lovely facilities in a caring clean loving household.
Plenty of room for exercise for them but limitations if needed.
They always come home clean, groomed and smelling lovely so we always know they have been very well looked after.
We have used Clare on many occasions and wouldn't want our dogs to go anywhere else now.
Clare is easy to keep in touch with whilst you are away and never minds you enquiring on how they are doing.
Our Border Terrier even went to her six weeks post op from a crutiate ligament operation and she kept all his physio exercises up to date whilst we were away.
Couldn't recommend her services enough.
From Sue Wilde on
This is a real home from home for our much loved Golden Retriever, Kobi. He absolutely loves going to Clare's and always comes home nicely tired from playing with all the other dogs. Nothing is too much trouble and Clare and her helpers are all lovely. Clare is very knowledgeable and the environment is perfect for the dogs. I am 100% confident my boy is in the best hands possible for the three days a week I'm at work and all of our holidays. When Kobi is with Clare he has first class care and I have total peace of mind I cannot recommend this place highly enough.
From Sue Birch on
Boarders Response:Thank you Sue. Cx
I used Forest farm for 2yrs once a week for my whippet. This is a really clean well run business. Claire takes care to look after your dogs needs. Reassuring to know she holds a dog first aid certificate as well. ðŸ˜Š
From Littlescruffs dog grooming on
Boarders Response:Hi Tracy, thank you for the lovely review. We do miss the lovely Fifi. Clare x