Established in 2009, Waterloo is the brainchild of Liz Savery who set up a few kennels in her garage to try out something different and give dogs the holidays they deserve. These guests loved getting plenty of walks and playtime with other dogs and it was soon apparent that this different attitude to dog ‘kennels’ was valued and Waterloo became very popular. Within a year Liz and her husband Phil decided to redevelop an old mill shed on the farm into custom-built kennels and the rest is history.
Our initial, solely family-run business has, over the past eight years, expanded and we now employ a small team of devoted dog lovers. Our philosophy has always been and still remains to provide our dog guests with exactly what they need – appropriate exercise, playtime, comfort and love. We all work hard to ensure that we deliver the top level of care for your dog and make sure that your dog has the best stay away from home.
"I've always had a dog in my home & my passion for dogs made me opt for a career change. After 20 years in publishing I turned my hobby into my business and created a unique place which treats dogs to wonderful holidays & days out on our farm that they deserve!"
"Whenever I get chance, I will always choose to take a break from the farm and go out with the dogs!"
"I've grown up surrounded by dogs and I absolutely love getting to know each individual character, big and small! I'm currently on sabbatical working a ski season in France but will be back in May."
"After spending 3 months working with challenging dogs in Thailand, I realised that dogs are my calling! I'm a hyperactive, big kid vegan with a lot of love for chocolate Labradors!"
"Recently graduated from University of Nottingham (Animal Science) I have found the perfect job at Waterloo working with such lovely dogs! I have two black labradors, Queenie & Lottie whom I enjoy walking around our family farm."
"My aim is to become a veterinary surgeon, working at Waterloo is giving me the hands on experience I need. We do get very muddy and mucky but I wouldn't change that for anything, because what is better than being surrounded by dogs all day?!"
"After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a degree in History, I have been lucky enough to find the most rewarding job at Waterloo. I’m sport loving, dog crazy and have a real soft spot for border terriers!"
Just to name a few of our delightful dog-crazy part time staff who help us in the holidays when they're not in school.
And meet the real bosses of Waterloo... Jasmine, Maisie, Poppy Pug and Jetta! "Woof, woof!"
Though we are not recruiting at the moment we are always keen to meet fellow dog lovers who may want to join our team. If you think you have relevant experience with dogs then we would love to hear from you. Please email us with your CV and why you think you would be well suited to Waterloo.