Meet the team

Hi, we are The Award Winning Team who make Claire's Comfy Canine's possible. 

As people who are passionate about dogs, we know how important it is to make sure your dog get’s the care, attention and love it deserves when you aren’t around to provide it.

I set up Claire’s Comfy Canines for one reason – I love dogs (well all animals really) and I believe I can provide the high standard of care your dog needs when you aren’t around, but also with a professional service so you can rely on us when you need to.
I have owned and cared for dogs, horses, pigs, cats, chickens and various other animals my whole life so you can be sure your dog is being left with someone who understands them and will provide them with the best care and plenty of love.

Here is an opportunity to find out a bit about the people who make this all possible.  But if you would like to know more then please just ask.

Hi, I am Claire
Founder, Owner and Managing Director
I live with my husband Tom, son Archie and Bertha our Chocolate lab
Although I have had many dogs and horses my whole life, my passion for dogs started when my husband and I decided to get our first dog together.

We picked up Belle, our first English Bull Terrier when she was 12 weeks old and we were both smitten immediately.
It was when we decided we needed a dog walker once a week that I realised I couldn't trust anyone with my dog and also didn't want to leave her when I was at work.
Looking back over 11 years ago it seems mad that I decided to leave a fantastic career in recruitment to walk dogs for a living.  But a decision I will never regret.
Soon after I started dog walking, I knew I wanted to offer dog owners, like me, something better for their dogs but it took a while to put the plan in place and eventually "Doggy Day Care" was born.  A safe and secure place where dogs are supervised all day and their owners can go to work in the knowledge their beloved dogs will be here, happy and content when they pick them up.
My specific interests lie within dog nutrition and I am constantly speaking with manufacturers, nutritionists and suppliers to broaden my horizons and knowledge.  So if you have any questions or concerns relating to your dogs diet please don't hesitate to ask.
I have been priviledge to offer guidance to DEFRA on the new animal activities licensing which came into force in 2018.

Hi I’m Laura!
General Manager

Previously I was working as a Health club Manager and Personal Trainer for the Hilton hotel, however when an opportunity arrived with Claire I jumped at the chance.  I have always loved dogs and enjoyed training my own dog in agility and field dog trials.

Working a lot with trainers to help raise my first beautiful but very naughty Labrador Puppy called Poppy. I  learnt that the best way to help raise and keep a well mannered dog was to give them plenty of exercise, mental stimulation, be very patient with them and to both have lots of fun!  All of which happens every day at Claires Comfy Canines and I absolutely love being a part of it.

My role as General Manager covers many things, including planning and running play time, providing important feedback to owners, managing bookings and the on-going job of making sure our facility is kept clean and smelling lovely.

Hi I’m Gemma
Doggy Day Care Assistant & PAWs

After completing Uniformed Public Service at college I set up my own business childminding for 3 years covering the early years foundation stage required by OFSTED.
I knew my love for animals had to be part of my career so moved on to a Kennels and Cattery with hydrotherapy and grooming.
Since then I could not refuse an opportunity to join Claire's Comfy Canines and the lovely team in which my previous experiences both professionally and personally have been a great fit in the values here.
My love for animals started when I was very young, having everything from snails and stick insects to chipmunks and cats.
But my real passion for dogs started when we bought home our first puppy, Lola, a Japanese Shiba Inu.
Since then we have added two more to our family and have spent most of my spare time training, grooming and attending dog shows and have been lucky enough to qualifying for Crufts the last few years.
I enjoy furthering my education about dogs and have completed 50 Points of the Dog, Stewarding and Conformation and Movement and I am currently studying a Level 3 accredited Canine Behaviour Diploma from British College of Canine Studies. I am also interested in dog law.
Gemma also holds the very important role of Puppy Awareness Supervisor, you can find out more about this here.

My name is Sam
Doggy Day Care Assistant

My love of dogs comes from having my own dogs for the past 27 years. I have had 2 Border Collies and currently have a Cockerpoo.
I have worked in an office environment for most of my working life but for the past 3 1/2 years I have worked at Doggy Daycare.  I love working with dogs and enjoy getting to know their individual personalities and needs. The best part is having fun and bonding with them and all the cuddles and affection I receive in return so when a chance to work at Claire's arose I jumped at it.

My name is Georgia
Doggy Day Care Assistant & BARK

From a young age I have always wanted to work with animals, but my love for dogs grew when we rescued our family dog, Freddie, a border collie.
I studied Animal Management Level 3 extended diploma at Berkshire College of Agriculture and I am currently completing a course in Dog Training with the Centre of Excellence.
When the job opportunity came up at Claire’s Comfy Canines I thought it sounded exactly what I was looking for. I love working with all the dogs ,making sure their days are full of fun and they enjoy themselves .        
I am also the BARK here at CCCs,  please click here to find out more about it.           

My name is Charlotte
Junior Doggy Day Care Assistant

I have always loved being around animals, especially dogs. I knew I wanted my career to involve animals so I studied Animal Management Level 3 extended Diploma at Berkshire College of Agriculture and loved every second of it. At home, I have a family dog, Buddy, an energetic cocker spaniel who’s almost 3 years old! When the opportunity came to work at Claire’s, I decided it was meant to be.


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