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Dog Day Care Centre With Loyal Customer Base

Ipswich, Suffolk
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B04450 / Rightbiz



Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market K9 Country Creche.

A family run business that was established by our clients in 2016, but due to family circumstances our client needs to sell.

K9 Country Creche is a day care centre for dogs, giving them the freedom of the open play area and enclosed courtyard to exercise during the day, along with attention at a maximum ratio of 10 dogs to 1 staff member whilst their ‘parents’ are at work etc.

There is a licence for up to 22 dogs at one time and there are approaching 80 dogs registered. Dogs stay for either a half day at £10 per session or full day at £20 per session and there are many who stay Monday – Friday. All sessions are paid for in advance and in full.

Since its inception the registered number of dogs coming from between Stowmarket and Ipswich has grown and it would be up to the new owner to look into extending the licence for more dogs to stay.

The business has many repeat customers, 5* Facebook reviews and is being sold with the website

However, there is plenty of scope for development as due to family commitments our client has not been able to take the business to the next level. The opportunities for development include:

•Utilise the first-floor puppy play area
•Create a dog grooming parlour with the premises
•Utilise and add to the 7 overnight boarding kennels
•Gain a licence for more dogs

Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.


K9 Country Creche is located in Needham Market a small town between Stowmarket and Ipswich just off the A14 in Suffolk.

Located on a main industrial park surrounded by many thriving businesses, there is parking for 2 vehicles on site and many others just outside.


Outside there is parking for 2 vehicles and a path to the entrance door which leads to the lobby with door to reception, storage cupboard and staff door to the main dog area.

Reception has soft seating area, desk, door to the main dog area and door to the dog kitchen and office area. Behind which are the toilets.

The main dog play area is accessed off a hall off the reception and is open plan with dog tread mill, baskets, TV and access to the large enclosed courtyard area.

On the first floor, which is currently not used. are 7 individual easy clean kennels all with CCTV and a drainage system running in front of them.

There is also a large area designated puppy play area, Kitchen/staff room, further room which can be used as overnight quarters for staff.

The premises are heated by electric radiators, has air conditioning and CCTV

Our client previously looked into the franchise route, but has since changed their mind, however, they do have a full franchise agreement which they would be willing to sell with the business if the new buyer is interested.


We are advised the business is being sold as a Leasehold business opportunity.

There is currently a rolling lease with an annual rent of just £6,600 plus £600 for buildings insurance. This is paid monthly.

Our client informs us that the landlord is open to suggestions about length of lease for the new owner.

The business is currently exempt from paying business rates.


The business opening hours:

Monday - Friday: 7 am – 6 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed


The business is run and managed by our husband and wife clients, with the help of a part time member of staff


K9 Country Creche generated an advised turnover of circa £47,716 as of the 2017 accounts, with a gross profit of 90%

There are assets being sold the business which are worth in the region of £1,500.

Listing Details
Leasehold Price: £32,500
Tenure: Leasehold
Sector: Dog Grooming Businesses
Annual Turnover: £47,716
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