About Us

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 is Irelands first certified canine behaviourist (CDBC – IAABC), leading the way in the dog training industry here in Ireland. She has a degree in Zoology and a masters degree in Animal Behaviour.
She has also appeared as expert witness in the district court in Cork City providing expert opinion in relation to a dog bite case.
Nanci has been a regular contributor on RTE’s Today with Maura and Daithi since 2013, covering topics as varied as DNA identifying mongrel dogs, to dealing with serious aggression and everything in between, and was a long term regular contributor on 2FM’s Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene.
“I started Creedons Dog Care in 2010 with one aim, provide the dogs of Cork with the very best care possible, whether it be rehabilitating dogs who are scared of being groomed, or giving dogs a safe and secure place to play, and much more. My vision and my passion has and always will be about striving to be the best I can be.
I’ve somehow gathered the most amazingly wonderful team along the way, sharing my vision and passion. Our love for dogs unites us and motivates us to continue to grow and develop while supporting each other through good and bad days. Every day I thank my lucky stars that stubbornness and hard work has brought Creedons, and the Creedons team, to where we are today.”

 

Sarah Murphy – Assistant Manager

Sarah is our Assistant Manager. She 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 has her own fur-baby at home, Dobby the jorkie. Since joining the Creedons family, Sarah has completed a QQI Level 6 Certificate in Canine Obedience and Training and a Certificate in Practical Dog Care with Creedons College, she is a qualified Canine First Aid Responder and has a Certificate in Recognising Medical Abnormalities. She also has Certificates in Comprehensive Canine Communication and Dog Evaluations. Sarah is also a qualified Manual Handling Instructor. She is currently training to become a Qualified Canine Massage Therapist with the The College of Animal Physiotherapy.
“I can honestly say that coming to work for Creedons is one of the best things I’ve done. Starting as an intern it was always apparent how invested Creedons is in their staff. Constantly pushing you to be the best you can be. I went from being stuck in a job I hated to loving coming in to work every day. Every day I’m learning something new and with Creedons college there is no limit to where I can go with my new career.
It’s true what they say ‘Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life'”

 

Jessica Long – Senior Administration

Jessica Long BA, MA, H. Dip, PDE
Jess is our Senior Administrator, 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 has a BA, H. Dip Professional Diploma in Education, MA and with her education background, she is passionate about educating future dog care workers with Creedons College and she makes sure the college runs smoothly and efficiently. Jess was adopted by Ziggy and Archer; the vet assures her that they are dogs but cannot be more specific! Jess has certificates in both practical dog care and recognising medical abnormalities.
“Joining the Creedons team was an absolute dream come true, where every day is bring your dog to work day and I get to see my favourite Daycare 2.0 floofs every day! I love that I learn something new every day and even office work generally comes with a furry accomplice! What’s not to love?”

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 Claires passion for learning, commitment to providing the best care possible for dogs, and her winning positive attitude. Claire is a certified puppy expert with the School of Canine Science and has a QQI Level 6 Certificate in Canine Obedience and Training. She completed a course in Animal Behaviour Consulting: Principles and Practice and is currently studying a certificate in canine science.

“After many years working in the skin care industry I was looking for a career change. Creedons college offered a dog training course that I couldn’t pass up. I was easily able to study and transition into a new career with the flexibility Creedons college offered. Upon successfully completion of the course I was offered a position with Creedons dog care and I haven’t looked back since. Creedons has taken me under their wing and guided me into a profession that is more fulfilling than I could have ever imagined. I am always looking for the opportunity to upskill and learn more about dog training and Creedons gives me that. I have successfully completed a number of courses while working with Creedons and the learning isn’t going to stop there.”

 

Lianne Clancy – Daycare Assistant

Lianne came to the Creedons Family in 2018 as an intern and we simply could not let her go. Lianne comes from a farming background so she grew up with animals of all different sizes. Her love for dogs and her work ethic is inspiring. She is always eager and willing to learn. She has a QQI Level 6 Certificate in Dog Grooming, QQI Level 5 Certificate in Canine husbandry and QQI Level 6 in Canine studies and management. She also has certificates in Comprehensive Canine Communication, Recognising Medical Abnormalities and Understanding Pet Dogs. Lianne works in our daycare and caters to our hotel guests at the weekend. She hopes to own her own boarding service in the future.

“I got a collie and started training her to work on the farm. This is where my interest to become a dog trainer and have a career in the canine industry came from. I heard about Creedons doing internships so I applied. I learned so much during the internship and now i am member of the family!”

                                               

Jodie Healy – Daycare Assistant and Front of House

Jodie is the newest member of the Creedons Family! She joined the team in 2020 and instantly became a wonderful asset. Jodie has a degree in Zoology and is currently enrolled in numerous online Creedons College courses including Comprehensive Canine Communication and Understanding Pet Dogs. Jodie can be found in our daycare and in our Front of House. She plans to go on to become a Professional Dog Trainer.