About Us

We believe that every dog has the right to good health, natural behaviour, companionship, a healthy diet and the best environment.

 

Put simply, we are dog people.

 

Bruno, our founder is the epitome of a dog person. In fact, he gave up a successful career as an interior designer to turn his passion for dogs into South London's most trusted doggy day care business.

Now, he gives more than 100 London-based pups the chance to run and play for hours in the beautiful Kent countryside, while their owners are at work or away from home. 

How it all began

In 2004, Bruno (who moved to London from Brazil in 2003), was suffering with work stress and depression. His GP suggested he find a hobby; something positive to focus on. As he walked home from his appointment, thinking about what that hobby might be, he got talking to a lovely old lady walking her dog just a couple of minutes from his house.

“I stopped to chat to her and as I bent down to cuddle her little Terrier, I realised it was dogs that were missing from my life.

“I spent the next two months walking friends’ dogs, and it was clear this was no longer just a hobby but a passion business. There were no dog day care services near me that I felt really offered dogs more than a quick walk on a lead.

  • 2004 – Bruno set up Bruno’s Dog Care, a pet-care service based in Clapham, south west London.
  • 2008 – He started providing full-time dog care in South London
  • 2010 – He aquired the farmland in Kent that his pup pack now call home whenever they’re with him.

Where we are today

Over the past 15 years, Bruno and his team of conscientious and highly-trained dog minders have been fortunate enough to look after over 500 dogs and have created a daycare service that’s trusted by happy dog owners across South London. 

“I feel so privileged to meet and look after so many gorgeous dogs; they bring me so much joy. And my loyal dog owners are much more than clients, they’re my friends. I’m one very lucky dog lover.”

Happy customers

Lucy

"We have been using Bruno & his team for about 10 years to look after Lucy - we trust them totally with her & really like that she spends her days out in the countryside playing with lots of other dogs. Thank you Bruno!"

Sarah Ingram - Clapham Common

Wurzel

"Bruno's has been the second home for our little sausage dog Wurzel for 5 years now - since he was a wee pup of 10 weeks old! He loves going to daycare, and trots happily out of the door each morning. It is great for us to know that he is being loved and looked after with Bruno and the gang. And Bruno ALWAYS goes the extra mile and is like a member of our family too."

Becci Collacott - Clapham Common

Cleo

"Bruno and his team have been looking after our Cavachon Cleo since she was a puppy. Cleo is now 4 years old and goes to Bruno whenever we are away on holiday and for all of her grooming needs. She adores Bruno and is very happy when she is there as she is very well looked after and loves all the other doggies. She has always been groomed exactly how I have asked and smells delicious when she comes home!"

Georgina Pickering - Wandsworth

Bobby

"Huge thanks to Bruno and his team for looking after Bobby, our Cockerpoo, while we were away for a week. He loves staying with Bruno and it’s great to know he’s happy and in a loving home. He even had a birthday party! He goes to daycare on Wednesdays and is so excited when Cristian arrives to pick him up - he leaves without a backward glance! So thanks again Bruno for daycare, boarding and grooming too - don’t know what we’d do without you!!"

Stephen Eade - Clapham Common

Ikon & Mamba

Bruno and his team have been looking after my two precious boys Ikon and Mamba( miniature schnauzers) for the past 4 years. Bruno‘s nickname is “Uncle Bruno” - this says it all. He is an extension of the family...a dog whisperer, carer, lover... I know my little men are in great care with him. I would strongly recommend Bruno to anyone who considers their dogs/pets as their family. He offers a one stop shop: dog care, boarding, grooming, food delivery.. Merci Bruno and team.. you are amazing!"

Virginie Voyvere - Wandsworth

Chewy

"My dog Chewy has been looked after by Bruno and his team for the last year. I have never seen my dog look more eager to leave the house as when Bruno comes to collect him. When Chewy returns home, he looks so happy and is exhausted, which means he had plenty of exercise. When Bruno grooms Chewy, he looks and smells fabulous. I cannot recommend Bruno enough because my dog being happy when I cannot care for him, is so important to me."

Habib Chharawala - Dulwich

Coco, Luna & Ezora

"Our three dogs are looked after by Bruno when we are at work and holidays. He loves them as his own and has helped with training, injections, feeding routines - he has gone above and beyond. When our Boston Terrier fell pregnant he couldn’t have been more incredible - helping at the birth and training us around what to do. Bruno will be there even at short notice to collect the dogs if there is an emergency and we can’t get home. On behalf of my three beautiful dogs - we couldn’t recommend a more thoughtful, patient, experienced and loving dog carer. Children and dogs alike - we all love Bruno!"

Penny Lovell - Clapham Common

Poppy

Poppy has been going to Bruno's for over 2 years and I can honestly say she absolutely loves it! Since day one the team have always gone above and beyond in making sure that she has a lovely time and I always know she is in safe hands! Also, Bruno has given me wonderful advice over the years on how to give Poppy the best possible care! I always know she has had an amazing day I always come home to a very tired dog in the evenings!"

Kathleen Down - Clapham Common

Lola

"My lovely Lola as been going to Bruno's for over 3 years and Bruno and his team are just fabulous. I am that kind of person that makes decisions to go away or change schedule but Bruno is always there for me and Lola, could not wish a better team. Well done and thank you for helping me out! And most importantly my Lola always comes home with the best smile in her face."

Tania Vasconcelos - Streatham

Izzy & Axl

"Bruno has been like an extended member of our family for about 10 years now. It is like a 2nd home for our 2 mini daxies, Izzy & Axl. They absolutely love going to Uncle Bruno and playing with all their friends. Bruno and the team love and care for Izzy and Axl like they are their own. I wouldnt trust anyone else with our little sausages. Thank you so much Bruno and team. We love you!"

Cheryl Cook - Clapham Common

Albert

"Bruno and his team are our dog’s second family. I know Albert is well looked after and he clearly loves going, judging by how quickly he exits our house when it’s pick up time!
Brilliant dog care service we have used for almost a decade!"

Kirsten Percival - Balham

Nutella

"Bruno has been looking after my cockapoo for the past 5 years and we have never been disappointed. He really cares about dogs and is always willing to help when we need extra care, even at the last minute. We are very lucky and grateful to have found him."

Ilaria Gregotti - Wandsworth

Kohanya

"Kohanya has been looked after by Bruno and his amazing team for nearly a decade. I feel so blessed to have found an organisation that truly loves and care for our precious little dog. Reliable, sensitive, calm, with years of experience to share with his team and with his clients, Bruno offers an excellent service. I am often travelling for work and appreciate the flexibility he offers stepping in at short notice. Bruno is not just incredibly professional, this job is his mission and he goes an extra mile to ensure the well-being of your dog while in his care. Thank you so much Bruno, to you and your team for being so awesome and offering not only a service, but a second home to our little friends!!!"

Daniela Corti - Tooting

Bella, Hamish & Max

"Bella, Hamish and Max have been going to Bruno for almost five years, Hamish from 12 weeks old, and athey absolutely love being with Bruno and his team. They have great adventures and, importantly for us, are loved and looked after as if they were at home. Bruno is excellent with dogs - he knows what he's doing.
He is always helpful, flexible and accommodating. We have peace of mind knowing Bella and Hamish are safe but also that they are having fun. They come home at night happy and tired from a day spent playing with their friends. We can’t recommend Bruno and his team highly enough. We feel very lucky to have found Bruno."

Becks Nicholson - Battersea

Lincoln

"Lincoln has been spending one day a week with Bruno since he was 6 months old. He always comes home happy and well exercised, and beautifully groomed when he needs it. Bruno and his team clearly adore the dogs and are extremely reliable, trustworthy, professional and friendly when it comes to dealing with owners. I really value the service, and highly recommend it to anyone looking for doggie day care."

Jayne Black - Dulwich

Monty

"When Monty hears his friend outside, he practically breaks down the door to get into the van! He LOVES playing with all his friends, human and animal, at Bruno's Dog Care."

Rhoda Koenig - Streatham Hill

Orlando

Orlando has the best time with Bruno and his team. He is always excited to go with them and comes home tired but so happy. Bruno's Team look after him beautifully, I wouldn't let anyone else to look after him.

Mr Jhonson - Wandsworth