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Fear-Free Certified Doggy Day Care

Amity Pet Care provide Fear Free Doggy Day Care & Home Boarding for dogs in the Redhill, Reigate, and Horley area of East Surrey.


Doggy Day Care & Home Boarding has the potential to be stressful for many dogs, but pet owners need not fear when their dog visits Amity Pet Care. That’s because we are part of an impactful initiative known as Fear Free, which is designed to ease the fear, anxiety, and stress (also known as FAS) so many pets experience while at Doggy Day Care or Boarding.

Fear Free’s Boarding & Day Care certification program teaches professionals how to utilise positive training methods to ensure that the home boarding and dog day care experience is as enjoyable as possible for every dog, every time

Laura says "I adore the Fear Free ethos, and have found great value in the extensive Day Care and Boarding certification course, as well as the ongoing education and professional development I have carried out, as part of my annual requirements. I have always worked in a kind, humane way with animals, but the Fear Free certification programme has given me additional tools to use within my work, as well as assessing my knowledge."

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Temperament Assessments

We carry out a detailed Temperament Assessment to ensure every dog is a suitable match for our environment, and with other attending dogs.

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Rest Times

We implement adequate rest times for each of the dogs, allowing them to replenish and recoup from their daily adventures, and each dog has access to a quiet room.

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Small Number Of Dogs

We only accept a very small number of dogs, with a ratio of 3:1 of dogs to staff members, allowing for very individualised care, attention, and monitoring.

Founded by Dr. Marty Becker and developed by hundreds of experts in behaviour, medicine, and handling, Fear Free® offers online and in-person education to veterinary professionals, the pet professional community, animal rescue staff and volunteers, and pet owners. Fear Free provides both professionals and pet lovers alike with the knowledge and tools to look after a pet’s physical and emotional wellbeing.


“Providing pet professionals with the tools they need to ease this burden of fear and anxiety for pets is the pinnacle of my decades-long veterinary career,” said Dr. Becker.


Pet professionals are hungry for this information. Animals and their humans need and deserve it. To become certified, dog boarding and dog day care professionals are required to complete a comprehensive educational course and exam. They also have to take continuing education to remain certified.​


A final word from Laura: "The Fear Free Dog Day Care & Boarding programme has helped us work in a thoughtful and considered way, as well as think how we set our environment up, manage introductions and daily interactions, avoid over-exuberance, support shy or anxious dogs, and vitally avoiding FAS (fear, anxiety, and stress) for the lovely dogs who join us each week!"

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