Leading the way in Superior Dog Care in Cork
Creedons Dog Care offers elite dog care services for busy dog owners to help them provide their dogs with the very best of dog care in an environment where your dog is our primary care and truly becomes part of the Creedons family.
How it all began…
Nanci, was already working in the pet care industry, running Doggie W.A.G.S., a very successful dog walking and grooming service. She was in such demand that she was turning away dogs, and dispite three walks daily, her huskys still had energy to burn off at the end of the day. That’s when she came up with the idea of a designated indoor play centre for dogs. Through the internet she quickly found out that doggie daycare was a booming industry stateside, and after talking to lots of Cork based dog owners she quickly learned that there was a massive demand for a similar service in Ireland.
After seven long years of planning, researching, saving, and furthering her own education, Nanci took the plunge and opened the doors to Creedons Doggie Daycare, Munster’s first and only dedicated dog care centre with complimentary services.
One of the most important priorities to Creedons is that positive reinforcement and gentle handling of all dogs was of the utmost priorities. There are a lot of old school theories and thoughts to dog handling, but thanks to life long learning, Nanci is keen to maintain forward thinking, progressive dog handling practices, and help to educate the general public on why old school methods should be forgotten, and why modern positive techniques work!
The team at Creedons has grown to include:
Nanci Creedon – Behaviour consultant
Nanci Creedon M.Sc IAABC-CDBC, AABP-CDBC, CPDT-KA, APDT(Ire) NTA(Pet Psy.).
Nanci’s right-hand dog is Daisy, an eight year old Siberian Husky, who has always been the first to welcome the numerous foster dogs Nanci has helped rehabilitate over the years.
Nanci has a Masters degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare focusing on clinical dog behaviour from Newcastle University and currently teaches dog behaviour courses at Creedons College.
Jessica Long – Assistant Manager
Jessica Long BA, MA, H. Dip, PDE
Jess is our Assistant Manager, who can be found anywhere from reception to daycare. A background in fostering gave her the push to pursue a lifelong love of dogs and combine her extensive administrative and education experience with a role in Creedons Dog Care and Creedons College. Jess was adopted by Ziggy and Archer; the vet assures her that they are dogs but
cannot be more specific!
Claire Ryan – Head Trainer
Claire joined Creedons Doggie Daycare after successfully graduating as a dog trainer from Creedons College. The team were super impressed with Claire’s passion for learning, commitment to providing the best care possible for dogs, and her winning positive attitude.
Claire also works in daycare at Creedons, helping to mind our wonderful dogs.
Sarah Hennessey – Creedons Dog Daycare Supervisor
Sarah has spent all her life around animals, personally and professionally. She began her career with horses and has expanded into working with dogs. Her experience has benefitted more than one of the dogs under her supervision in daycare. She is a qualified animal physiotherapist, dog trainer, canine masseuse and is currently studying to be a professional dog groomer. Her doggie
family includes Archie the retriever cross, Nell the collie, Rex the collie, Benson the staffie and Guinness the Rottweiler.
Nicole Bruton – Front of House
Nicole joined the Creedons team in 2018, bringing a wealth of administrative experience and a lifelong love of dogs. She has never been without a dog at home and recently adopted Luna the Labrador cross. She plans to pursue her education in dog care, with a focus on grooming. Although her role here is largely administrative, she makes sure that she gets lots of quality time with our resident floofs!
Emma Cansdale – Front of House, Daycare Assistant and Hotel Supervisor
Emma joined us for an internship and we simply couldn’t let her go! Her love of dogs was evident from day one and she has been studying grooming in her spare time. She minds our hotel guests over the weekends and ensures they get the Creedons’ VIP treatment, from playtime to cuddles. She also assists in the Daycare during the week and goes home to Zeus, the collie labrador cross!
Sarah Murphy – Front of House, Daycare Assistant and Hotel Supervisor
Sarah started in Creedons as an intern but it soon became apparent that she was here to stay. She took to dog care like a duck to water, and is also studying it in her spare time. She has her own fur-baby at home, Dobby the Yorkie. Sarah caters to our hotel guests at the weekends, assists in the Daycare and helps out with administration.