New canine creche holds grand opening with town mayor

PUBLISHED: 12:00 25 February 2018

"Who's a good boy?" One customer gets the luxury treatment at the grand opening of the Harpenden Canine Creche.


A new dog day care centre has opened for business in Harpenden.

Harpenden town mayor Rosemary Farmer opens the Canine Creche on Lower Luton Road.Harpenden town mayor Rosemary Farmer opens the Canine Creche on Lower Luton Road.

Harpenden Canine Creche at Batford Mill on Lower Luton Road was opened by the town’s mayor Rosemary Farmer last weekend.

Group operations manager Valerie Friend said: “The mayor was delighted to be there. I think she’s a great dog lover!
“The creche is in a great location as it’s very near to a dog-walking area.”

She said one of the challenges for the business was helping people understand it’s not a kennel.

“It’s dog day care. All the dogs are together in a room and we entertain them throughout the day.”

Dogs are tested first to see how they react and if they do well, owners can leave them for full or half days while they’re busy.

The creche is open between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

To find out more visit

More news stories

Personal debt levels in Harpenden rose by 11 per cent in the three months leading up to October.


A retirement development in St Albans held a Remembrance Day lunch to mark 100 years since the end of World War I.


Court results published by the Herts Ad are taken from St Albans, Stevenage and Hatfield Magistrates Court and are published without prejudice.

Yesterday, 17:00

Two St Albans mums are hosting a one day pop-up vintage clothes shop to help fund a charity fashion show next year.


Recently we, as a family (minus two of the kids), visited The Lodge RSPB reserve in Sandy, Bedfordshire. I had never been before, which is perhaps amiss of me as a birdwatcher as it is the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds or RSPB and only 45 minutes drive from home.

Digital Edition

Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards