Answering Your Questions

Caring for Your Best Friend

Leafields Dog Retreat offers both a day care and a home boarding experience as a superior alternative to kennels.

Yes. Leafields is insured with a specialist animal trade insurers.

Yes. Leafields has obtained all of the licenses that are required from Stafford Borough Council.

Yes. All dogs and owners, once we have had a chat about your requirements, will be invited via appointment only to visit for a familiarisation session, where you can come and see the place in action. See exactly where your dog will spend their day, who they’ll be with, and what they’ll be doing. We’re confident you will be impressed!

Leafields day care only operates from Monday-Friday. Weekend and Bank Holidays opening will be posted on our Facebook page.

We always do a preliminary assessment so we can see how your dog fits in with our family. At the end of the familiarisation session we will guide on next steps and all parties will sign on agreed way forward. Additionally we have separate secure paddocks, should need arise to exercise dog(s) separately.

Transport is offered on emergency bases only – we do not offer transport as a normal service. Reason cost!

Yes. Your dog will be under constant supervision during play.

There is an indoor open room which is accessible all day, so they can use it whenever they like! Your dog will have a choice of dog beds if they would like to escape the weather or have a snooze or listen to the radio!

Yes. The day care area is the perfect environment for your puppy to grow and socialise. We accept puppies from as young as 12 weeks old or once they are out of their vaccination period.

Leafields Retreat request all dogs travel to & from our facilities in accordance to the prevailing legal requirements, failure to do so will result in owners facing risk of penalty points on their driving licence and financial penalties. As a responsible dog owners Leafields Retreat can only express you follow the rules.

Yes. Leafields Retreat offer a home from home boarding experience to our daycare guests whom know us as their “second home” or dogs with frequent boarding needs (ie more than 5 weeks a year ) & agree to adhere to our criteria set by Stafford Borough Council.

We accept entire females, males must be neutered (by/at 12 months) unless prior discretionary arrangement based on age of dog has been agreed. Due to our licensing requirement, we understand a traditional kennel environment may be best suited if this is not your preference, Leafields Retreat will adhere to our licensing requirements.

Lunch, drying robe, towel all clearly labelled in a clearly labelled bag

No, females must have finished their season (approximately 3 week period) before they can visit.

Looking for More Answers?

Please send Claire an email or give us a call to chat about any other concerns you may have about our boarding or day care services.  We’d love to see you or have you  visit us, with your dog to have a sniff around.

We’ve received some lovely feedback

“What can I say about Leafields apart from the fact my dogs absolutely love going, every time we go in the car that’s where they hope we are going. The team at Leafields take time and care to get to know each dog individually and their needs and likes. I love the photos of seeing my dogs so happy with all their doggie friends. They always sleep so well after a fun day at Leafields. I could not recommend enough. Five star care for your fur babies”.
Amy, Fradswell, Staffordshire
“Bell joined Leafields doggie day care in 2021. Bell had a disruptive start as a pup, we wanted to make sure she had every opportunity to gain confidence and thrive into adolescence. Leafields offered a wide range of activities and freedom to interact with other dogs.
Since joining Leafields we have become part of an extended family. Thanks Claire, Andy and your amazing team who love each dog unconditionally. Bell has experienced all aspects of this brilliant place: doggie day care, boarding, and regular grooming. All wrapped up in a warm welcome.
As a dog parent we can be involved in get togethers  with other dogs and their owners, it’s amazing to see how it all works & how smoothly it all goes.
Claire and Andy have created a safe heaven. A real retreat, with all the play equipment and comfy sofas and safe secure areas for freedom of play.
I am confident that Bell is very happy to leave us with her bag packed with her towel & gown, ready for a day at doggie day care.”
Maggie , Lower Loxley, Staffordshire
“Leafields is an absolute dog oasis!!! Claire and her amazing team are clearly true dog lovers, and have created the ultimate doggy retreat. It’s clear to see on photos that our lab, Arthur, lives his best life whenever he stays. As soon as we turn into the drive at Leafields his excitement levels start to dramatically increase.. he’s been known to literally squeal as he runs inside to see his friends! I almost feel guilty when I collect him as I know he’d always be happy to stay a bit longer!!
It’s very reassuring to see how much the Leafields team genuinely love the dogs.. and Arthur loves them too!!”
Fiona, Yoxall, Staffordshire