FOR DOG OWNERS
BY DOG OWNERS
At Dog Royalty our aim is simple:
To provide the easiest, most convenient and stressfree service possible for owners, and to maximise your dog's happiness every day, no matter what size dog
Creating a better dog day care
Dog Royalty came to be because of an owner's love for their dog Calley, and the passion to give her a fun and fulfilled life despite the challenges of juggling the busy-ness of every day life. Relocating back to Sydney from the UK with Calley in tow, it was quickly apparent that to give Calley the stimulation and exercise she needed whilst juggling a busy life was difficult if relying on the existing dog day care / dog walking options available in Sydney. Speaking to more and more dog owners it became apparent this was a problem shared by many, and so the business idea was born.
Dog Royalty is evolved from the successful day care models practiced widely in the US and UK that utilise home pick up services far more widely than in Australia to-date. However, the business aims to go further than this, with the goal of meeting as many of the (often currently unmet) needs of both dogs and owners as possible, including for dogs of all sizes.
The business model is designed in such a way as to allow home pick up for ALL dogs, and enable transport them to a premises that is bigger, better and ticks more boxes than city-based shopfront day cares, such as having outside space and water features.
The other area Dog Royalty aims to address is how to make it as easy and as stress-free for owners as possible. That's why we have invested in technologies and processes to alleviate the stresses we hear when we talk to dog owners. Our custom-built app makes viewing, managing and changing your day care services as easy as pie online, while check-in alerts and live webcams, are just some of the ways we are trying to make Dog Royalty the future of dog day care!
Why the name?
What else could or should inspire a dog business name but a dog itself?! Calley is the owners' own beautiful dog - a German Short-Haired Pointer x Hungarian Vizsla, bred in Yorkshire, brought up in London, and now emigrated to Australia!
Calley's regal demeanour was the direct inspiration for the business, while the name is also a nod to our British influence and reflects our ambitions to make every aspect of our business fit for a king or queen, so to speak.
Chris owns and runs Dog Royalty. A long-time dog owner with experience in dog walking, training and minding, Chris undertook an extensive dog day care management and training course in the UK, and continues to pursue further training in Sydney. He has handled over 50,000 dogs through his daycare and training days and looks forward to the next 50,000!
While British born, Chris has lived in Australia since 2009. His passions include teaching Calley new tricks, pretty much all sports, and also charity work, including adventures such a UNICEF Andes to Amazon bike ride through the Peruvian mountains, and a Senegalese village outreach programme coaching football. As a sports enthusiast he has played football at a semi-professional level (that’s English football a.k.a. soccer!) which stands him in good stead when trying to keep up with the dogs!
OUR SENIOR TEAM
Holly has a vast amount of professional dog experience, spanning years in rescue shelters, boarding establishments and managing a UK dog daycare, before becoming Dog Royalty's Daycare Manager. Holly's dog Bert is a lively rescue Jack Russell x Maltese and often attends daycare, with his preferred position perched up on the slide monitoring the younger pups playing as if he were a Baywatch lifeguard!
AIMEE studied criminology and policing at university, and had a career in retail before deciding to follow her passion and enter the wonderful world of pooches. She is a fully qualified trainer through the National Dog Training Federation and is our Daycare Operations Manager. Aimee's dog Millie is a chocolate lab and comes to daycare to join in the fun weekly too.
katjoined us following 6 years at Monika’s Dog Rescue and brings with her a wealth of experience, especially in the rescue area. She also has recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in Ancient History, but managed to keep dogs at the centre of this by writing a thesis on the role of dogs in Ancient Greek society!
Vanessa is one of our lead trainers and is National Dog Training Federation qualified. A massive Star Wars fan, Vanessa's German Shepherd Ahsoka joins us regularly at daycare, while her cat Jupiter is one of the most dog-friendly cats around and regularly plays with suitable dogs that board with Vanessa as part of our in-home boarding service.