Posted 2 months ago ago
(Image: No More Kennels pet Porsche)
By Bethan Shufflebotham
A former Big Brother contestant runs a doggy daycare said to be the UK’s most luxurious dog hotel.
Pooches are made to feel like celebrities for a day with blueberry facials, breakfast in bed, and being chauffeured around in their own private Porsche.
No More Kennels was launched by Rebeckah Vaughan and offers pets next level luxury.
Rebeckah, 38, from Liverpool says she enjoys nothing more than seeing rescue dogs rehabilitated and loving life at the daycare.
She said: “For me it’s all about the dogs who have been rescued and making them feel like a celebrity for the day.”
Rebeckah first launched the business in 2008 and has hit next level luxury with the pet Porsche, which was initially brought in to pamper pooches before their parents got married.
(Rebeckah Vaughan - Getty Images)
In the morning dogs are collected from home in the No More Kennels pet Porsche, which comes kitted out with a water fountain and ham canapes.
They also get a personal chauffeur to ferry them to the Warrington-based hotel.
The dogs can stay in a luxurious bedroom each with its own TV, air conditioning and central heating, real beds with comfy bedding and a choice of tasty treats from their Yappetizers menu.
Rebeckah, who has four dogs, added: “On the morning of the wedding the lucky doggo will visit the in-house spa at No More Kennels where they will have a lovely bath and trim all ready for the big day, they will smell all fresh after a spritz of pawfume.
"They will be dressed in a bow tie or outfit of their owner's choice and taken in the Pet Porsche to the wedding venue.
“The dog handler will stay with the dog all day acting as dog handler, poop picker upper and nanny.
"They will use treats to gain the dog's attention for pictures and guide them down the aisle if they are ring bearers.
“At the end of the wedding they can take the dog back to No More Kennels whilst their parents go off on their honeymoon or leave them to party all night long. Hopefully they won’t feel too 'ruff' in the morning!”
(One of the rooms at No More Kennels)
The business launched in 2008 after Rebeckah faced the tough choice to rehome her two dogs, as she couldn’t bear to put them in kennels.
She said: “I was working away a lot and kennels at the time weren’t anything like you see today.
“They were all outdoors with a drain running through to hose down and they were all sopping wet and soaking. I couldn't leave my dogs there. I ended up rehoming my dogs because I had no choice but to go to work and it was heartbreaking.
“I thought, what if I can mind dogs at my house when I wasn't at work?”
Rebeckah’s phone was quickly ringing off the hook, and before long, her three-storey, seven bedroom pad was full to capacity caring for pets.
Now No More Kennels can take up to 75 dogs per day, and has a waiting list of 20 pups hoping to get a cancellation spot.
Rebeckah added: “Every day I pinch myself over the fact I get to treat other people’s dogs with the Porsche and a blueberry facial and just make them feel special during their time with us!”