Castle Donington, Derby


Pawsome Days

Doggy Day Care & Dog Walking in and around
Castle Donington, Derby

About us

Hi, my name is Kirstie and I‘m the proud owner of Pawsome Days.  I set the company up in July of 2018 after talking about doing so for a number of years. I finally realised my dream!

I have always loved animals and was lucky enough to grow up with horses and dogs. My first dog being a beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Sam. 

I first started my career working with horses. I trained and became a qualified riding instructor (BHS AI). Whilst living and working at the stables, I got my first dog, Bounty. A white Boxer. She was the first dog I had as an adult.   After working as a riding instructor for a while, I went freelance, working evenings and weekends so that I could pursue another dream, helping animals. I joined a veterinary practice as a trainee veterinary nurse and worked there for near 3 years. I loved it. But I was given an opportunity I couldn’t turn down. To move to Portugal and work with a professional show jumper. Bounty came with me of course!  

When I came home I wasn’t sure what to do and fell in to a marketing role. They allowed me to take Bounty to work with me so I accepted the job. 

I spent the next 8 years climbing the corporate ladder. Each job allowing me to take Bounty with me, lucky huh!! 

When I sadly lost Bounty, it broke my heart and my husband and I said we would wait a year before getting another dog, I lasted 2 months! My life just wasnt the same without a dog in it. That’s when I got Twix. My fawn Boxer. 

I had been talking about going back to working with animals on and off for years, I missed it terribly. So when I was made redundant, I thought now or never. And I am so pleased I did. 

Twix and I adore looking after your best friend when you can’t. It’s the best decision I ever made. 

When we have a free weekend, Twix and I do a bit of agility and advanced obedience, just for fun. She is fantastic at it and most importantly, she loves it! 

Twix and I at a local dog show

Twix and I at a local dog show