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East London's all-in-one boutique dog care centre


What we do

Located in HAGGERSTON, we offer:

PUPPY PLAYGROUP

PP is a special place; more like a nursery than a standard daycare facility where pups have new experiences, learn how to socialise nicely and work on their own individual targets - whether that is toilet training, learning their names or recall.

HOME BOARDING:

Send your pooch on a holiday of their own while you are on vacation by joining the family at Hackney Hounds. They will attend Puppy Playgroup and accompany every errand and social event. Your dog will be Camille’s right-hand fido during their stay.

GROOMING SERVICES

We specialise in scissor cutting so the outcome is always very natural with no harsh lines, as clipper cuts often are.  Organic products suited to your dog's skin type are used. Grooms are by appointment only so that your pooch can be allowed time & feel calm without any threat of cages in sight. 

(There is currently a wait list for this service.)

DOGGY DAYCARE

Not a puppy? Need an expedition leader not a baby sitter? We organise walking, adventures and socialisation for smaller groups of dogs.

Puppy Playgroup

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Every Tuesday & Thursday

Check out our Puppy Power on our insta @hackney_hounds. Stories every Tuesday & Thursday

Puppy Playgroup is a special place; more like a nursery than a standard daycare facility where pups have new experiences, learn how to socialise nicely and work on their individual targets - whether that is toilet training, learning their names or recall. Run from a gorgeous home in Haggerston, puppies treat it as their home away from home and have the freedom to roam the large stone-floored kitchen, astro-turfed garden and grooming salon.   The day is structured so there is time for socialising, feeding, exploring toys and new stimuli, sleeping, cuddles, training and walking.


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Lots of toys to play with!

Lots of toys to play with!

Leo’s Christmas card for his parents. Excellent insta posing skills learnt this term! His mummy was very proud.

Leo’s Christmas card for his parents. Excellent insta posing skills learnt this term! His mummy was very proud.

The day that the first generation puppies (8-9months) welcomed in the 2nd generation (4-5months) into the family and showed them where all the best play and lounging spots were. All of a sudden they look grown up!

The day that the first generation puppies (8-9months) welcomed in the 2nd generation (4-5months) into the family and showed them where all the best play and lounging spots were. All of a sudden they look grown up!

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Puppies napping with their besties

Juno and Agatha 12 weeks old

The majority of puppy energy should be used for playing and learning, and so walks are tailored to the age of each individual puppy so they do not overexert themselves while growing.  They will complete the most fun parts of the walk and carried in a puppy pouch for the remaining part.  Local walks are to Haggerston Park exploring the woods, pond, looking at the animals in the farm and using the paddling pools.  half- termly school trips take us to exciting places to have new sniffs and experiences far away from roads.  On these trips, those who have successful completed of their off- lead- licence test, will be allowed the associated freedom!

 

Lunch is served in a variety of maze bowls or snuffle mats so that they are getting mental stimulation as well as physical.  Feeding is done in pairs away from the other dogs.  Puppies learn quickly to nap post-lunchtime in the presence of other dogs once they get used to the routine.

 

Drop off is between 8am & 9am at the house, or at 8:30am at Stonebridge Gardens. Collection time is dependent on the length of day enrolled for and is from the house. 

Owners are updated throughout the day, being tagged in stories on our Insta feed, with more specific updates in their puppies WhatsApp update group and a spoken handover at collection. The personalised insta story will serve as their proof of progress and growth throughout the year. Throughout the year we organise various photo shoots and projects for the puppies to take home as presents for their parents.  In the summer months, puppies will have access to paddling pools, with the winter months bringing agility equipment.

 

Similarly to a child starting nursery, the staff will nurture each puppy, treating it as an individual with different targets for development.  Support is given with toilet training, and lead walking as well as basics such as each puppy knowing their own name and how to sit.  We work on the puppies having good socialisation skills, for example understanding appropriate play based on their size and being able to share communal toys (no toys must be brought from home please). Puppies will also need to learn good manners with humans, and how to feel confident within a pack.  All of this and more, in return for cuddles for our dog-obsessed staff members 😉

“Dirty Dogs- Listen to me your leader!! I stand tall & tell you all to demand equal rights, demand that we go on school trips everyday, that we shouldn’t have to have a bath when we go back and DEMAND ALL THE TREATS!” howled Freddie the puppy (AKA leader of the pack)

“Dirty Dogs- Listen to me your leader!! I stand tall & tell you all to demand equal rights, demand that we go on school trips everyday, that we shouldn’t have to have a bath when we go back and DEMAND ALL THE TREATS!” howled Freddie the puppy (AKA leader of the pack)

Puppies tend to choose a friend their own size to have naps with. This is Remy & Wolfie both 6months young ;O)

Puppies tend to choose a friend their own size to have naps with. This is Remy & Wolfie both 6months young ;O)

Home Boarding

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Kennels are a thing of the past. 

Your dog will come and live with the owner of Hackney Hounds and be treated as part of the family.  Email to book your pooch in for their very own playcation!

from £45 per night

Prior to the stay, you will have a consultation where your dog gets to check the place out, find out where the frogs live in the garden and get to know the people who live here and the doggy day care members. (This is only necessary if their stay overlaps a Tuesday or Thursday.)  You will go through their usual routines, feeding schedule, sleeping patterns, rules and training that should be upheld to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible. Only house trained dogs can apply for home boarding.  Additional services during the stay can be arranged such as grooming.  Please enquire during initial woof & meet.

HH provides an environment where Isla is given unconditional love (by Cammy and team) and playmates for any scenario to socialise her while she is young. If you are looking for a daycare or boarding, we highly recommend HH!
— Chrissy Nakano
Our dog Muddy boarded with Camille for a week and clearly had a great time. Camille kept us up to date with pictures and stories on a daily basis which was great as we were a bit anxious leaving him for the first time. He even came home clean & fluffy after having a bath & blow dry after a muddy afternoon in the park. We could not recommend her highly enough.
— Gordon Geddes

DOGGY DAYCARE


Not a puppy? Need an expedition leader not a baby sitter? We organise walking, adventures and socialisation for smaller groups of dogs.

We match your dog with adventure buddies with similar socialisation styles so they can get the most out of their day.

Collection & drop off from your home included.

Events

Bring your hound to meet the rest of the pack!

2019

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De Beauvoir Dog Show 

Sunday 15th September 2019

Part of the Flower & Produce Show, only the first 60 applicants get to compete so turn up early!  This year, Richard Arnold from Good Morning Britain is hosting the event.  Goodie bags given to all doggies and winners of the Cutest Pup round will receive a free day at Puppy Playgroup.

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victoria park dog show

Sunday 8th September

Paws at the ready, All Dogs Matter and Tower Hamlets Dog Warden service are back at Victoria Park for the Victoria Park Dog Show!

Registration is from 11am on the day. No need to pre-register.

Please note, as Hackney Carnival is happening the same day please try and avoid Mare Street. We recommend accessing the park through the gate on Lauriston Road next to the Royal Inn on the Park pub.

We look forward to seeing you and our four legged friends there 

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visions dog show

Saturday 3rd August 2019

Come along on Saturday to watch & compete in Pup Fiction, Best Dog, Cutest Pup, Waggiest Tail & Best Trick. Pre-entry at dogshow@visionsfestival.com essential and all proceeds go to All Dogs Matter.

2018

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De Beauvoir Dog Show 

Sunday 16th September 2018

Part of the Flower & Produce Show, only the first 60 applicants get to compete so turn up early!  This year, Richard Arnold from Good Morning Britain is hosting the event.  Goodie bags given to doggies and the 2 winners (voted by crowd cheering) will be awarded a free groom at Hackney Hounds.  

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Victoria Park Dog Show

Sunday 9 September 2018

Arranged by the charity All Dogs Matter, this show is huge with up to 300 doggies taking part!  Excellent way for your dog to meet others and win some great prizes.

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Dogs Day Out

Saturday 15th September 2018

Battersea invites you (and your owners) for a family fun day like no other.Alongside a tombola, face painting and wheel of fortune-style quiz, you’ll find our Canine Behaviour and Community Engagement teams ready to offer advice on all things dog related. You can even test out your dog’s skills on our agility course, prove your dog is the best by entering them in our dog show, or simply come along and have a chat with Battersea.

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Albion Drive Summer St Shindig 

Sunday 15th July 2018

Take to the streets once more for a day of kiddies competitions, doggy trials, neighbours getting out the BBQs, the famous tug o' war competitions and a big old sound system to dance away the weekend. 

NOTE IF ENGLAND GET TO THE FINALS WE WILL FIND A WAY TO SHOW IT!

 

Wilton Way Wedding Dog Show

The royal Wedding Street Party @ Wilton Way 

Saturday 19th May 2018

Don your fascinator or tux and come to toast to the day when Harry met Meghan on Wilton Way E8.  Although most of the public's eyes will be on the happy couple we will be saving some limelight for our canine friends who will be vying for first place as:

Queen of the Canines

King of the Canines

Dog most like it's owner

Best Trick.

Dog of month

Meet Sniff

Sniff was a rescue dog until Gary took him into his home and made him royalty.

Sniff is loyal, well behaved and walks a mean heel.  He couldn't have hoped to be placed with an owner who took better care of him.  Sniff now even sends out his own personalised Christmas and Valentine's day cards!  He is a dream in the groom room too.  The only thing that Sniff and Gary do not see eye to eye on these days is...... FOXES.  Sniff despises the creatures.  And although Sniff can sit, stay, roll over, balance sausages on his nose, when a fox is in the vicinity he loses his mind and the fight response kicks in.  On every meeting Gary relayed the most recent fox- related action thriller story (like when Sniff cornered a fox in closed allotments which he had snuck into leaving Gary calling the park ranger desperately through the fence.) 

Last time I heard from Gary & Sniff the tone had changed from chuckles to suddenly not funny.  After weeks of quiet on the fox- front, they were taking a long walk on Hackney Marshes when Sniff got the scent and bolted.  Luckily Gary had the tracker on Sniff's collar and was able to locate him, but Sniff saw his owner was still in tow and disappeared down the fox hole and into the warren.  Poor Gary listened to the fight going on underground for an hour until all went quiet and a little later the tracker went dead.  The RSPCA attended saying they could not tell if it were a fox or badger hole but that he should pray for the former.  After 5 long, painful hours Gary had to come to terms with the fact that Sniff may have been defeated and asked the park rangers to dig out his body.  They advised that the digger would make the warren collapse in which event Sniff, if alive, would be crushed.  With a heavy heart Gary declined the offer of the digger and decided to carry on waiting.  

Twenty minutes later, a badly injured Sniff came limping slowly out of the warren.  You can imagine Gary's relief.   A couple of emergency operations, facial stitches and a cone for 4 weeks.  We all wondered if it had put Sniff off foxes for life or if he would just be wanting to get his own back on fox-kind.  Gary & Sniff are now moving out of London. To a place near the sea.  Where foxes are a rare sight.   

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Sniff before HH

 

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After a Visit to HH

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Happy Valentines!

Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

This dog needs a date Sniff 

And bad luck it's you!

Call 07503 630 927 from 9:30am – 6:30pm daily,

or send an email to hello@hackneyhounds.co.uk