Welcome to Happy Dogs Aigle, a boarding and daycare centre 5 minutes above Aigle village (10 minutes from the motorway) in the heart of the Swiss countryside. Surrounded by forest and mountains in a beautiful, peaceful setting, our farm has been renovated to offer state of the art boarding and daycare for dogs.
?Our promise is simple and genuine - we will look after your dog as if they are one of our own. That means lots of walks, fun and belly rubs, homely accommodation with plenty of family contact, stimulation, exercise and quality quiet time. Our goal is that every dog feels safe, secure and happy staying with us.
?Owned and operated by Aileen Woulfe, an Irish expat living in Switzerland with husband Ronan since 2004. Originally a nurse, later a sales and marketing career girl who swapped business suits for wellington boots, lifelong animal lover and now Swiss qualified with a diplôme cynologique in breeding, grooming and kennel management.
?We have three very friendly adopted dogs, Perro (6 years), Gracie (13) and Zuma (1 year), an enormous fully enclosed garden, individual, underfloor heated "home style" sleeping rooms and the dogs that stay with us are out and about with us all day. We also cater for dogs needing daycare. The only pre-requisite is that the dogs get on well together (and male adult dogs must be castrated) so please call to make an appointment to visit any day at your convenience (except Sunday).
One of the reasons we set up Happy Dogs Aigle was for dogs like ours. Over the years in Switzerland, we found it difficult to find a boarding facility that catered to the individual needs of the various dogs with whom we have shared our lives. Jessie, our first and much missed clever, gentle Cairn/Yorkie terrier cross who needed loads of mental stimulation and plenty of human contact but not so much of the touchy-feely stuff. Our lovely Bruno, a nervous and hyper Irish terrier cross who needed exercise and reassurance in equal measure. Sid, our adorable golden oldie coton de tulear who literally snoozed all day, preferably in the sunshine. Perro, a griffon mix rescued from Spain as a puppy in 2014, playful, energetic, friendly and an outdoors addict. If he was human he would be a super cool snowboarding/kitesurfing dude. And our newest addition, Gracie, an elderly lab adopted in time for Christmas 2017, gentle, calm and a bit "matronly" with the younger dogs in the best possible way! And the latest addition to the family, puppy Zuma who needs structure, positive guidance, play and plenty of sleep.
The solution we were happiest with was home care (where our dogs stayed in the minder's house). Our constant issue, however, was the lack of availability. We both travelled a lot, for work and leisure, so this was a major problem. So, having struggled to find a solution for our dogs, we decided to set something up for people like us! Our goal is to offer the best of both worlds - the personal touch found in home care, combined with higher capacity of a small professional facility.
?Every dog differs regarding physical exercise, mental stimulation, playtime, sleep & human contact. With an average capacity of 12 dogs we can focus on the individual needs of each dog that stays. We know we cannot replicate home for your dog, but our promise is to treat each dog individually, to make them feel as comfortable as they can be away from home, in a place where they feel safe and cared for in your absence.