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 40,000 dogs in his career in terms of dog numbers managed through daycare and loves every one of them!
While British born, Chris has lived in Australia for over 12 years, and emigrated for life with his pooch Calley. 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!
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 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 Supervisor. Aimee's dog Millie is a chocolate lab and comes to daycare to join in the fun weekly too.
katKat joined 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!
brooke brings a wealth of experience with her to Dog Royalty, having worked for several years in various daycares, rescues and dog walking businesses. Brooke's long term career goal is to become an RSPCA Inspector and she is working towards getting the qualifications and appropriate experience to fulfil this dream. Brooke has her own beautiful Neapolitan Mastiff puppy Hubie who loves to come to Dog Royalty and rumble with the other big pups.
tyler joined us on a placement but quickly made a big impression at Dog Royalty and is now with us permanently. Tyler has completed her Certificate 2 in Companion Animal Studies and is training to become a fully qualified trainer through the National Dog Training Federation. Tyler brings her own dog Bibble the cavoodle in to daycare regularly who enjoys rumbling with the smaller puppy group.
craig Craig is our resident power ranger (!) with many years experience as a Ranger in Sydney where he has experienced more than his fair share of dogs that were less well behaved than our Dog Royalty pups! He is married to his Korean wife and plans to one day move to Korea and manage his own dog business there.