About Us

Learn what we do and how we started!

The HollyWoof Hotel offers professional dog daycare and luxury hotel facilities that exceed all industry standards, because it’s not just you that deserves a holiday!

Each and everyone of our VIP’s ( very important pup’s) will benefit from their very own care plan to ensure a healthy, active fun filled staycation with well chosen playmates.

Our Spa and Daycare services include :

  • Doggie Spa Treatments
  • Professional Dog Grooming
  • Doggie Daycare (full day only) and Sleepovers
  • Bespoke Doggie Dental Hygiene Treatments

At The HollyWoof Hotel we have sourced the very best natural and sustainable products to ensure luxury is added to every grooming appointment, and benefits your companions health and well being.

Our Story

Passionate about her own dogs welfare, and knowing her standard of care was unavailable locally, 2014 saw Kathy welcome a small number of lucky dogs into the first Home from Home dog daycare facility that actively promoted a healthy holistic lifestyle.

Unrivalled in every way, this successful business grew too big for one little lady to manage, and Kathy sold her business in October 2019.

Following the sale, Kathy spent some time abroad practising Ultrasonic teeth cleaning on Australian dogs suffering varying degrees of tooth decay and gum disease, achieving amazing results.

Helping dog flourish in a safe and secure environment.

On return, Kathy took some time out and began working with The Dogs Trust, fostering all breeds of homeless hounds and giving them one to one care. This allowed them to flourish in a safe, secure and loving home environment. This is what gives Kathy a real joy.

During this time, she went on to pursue more canine qualifications in nutrition and oral hygiene whilst working with Exeter City Council and local veterinarians in preparation of opening The HollyWoof Hotel.

Qualifications :

  • Emmi-Pet Dental Certification.
  • Professional Pet Groomers Covid 19 certification.
  • City & Guilds Level 2 Dog Groomer certification.
  • Canine First Aid Certificate.
  • Enhanced DBS certification.
  • Veterinary and Exeter City Council approved, license no AB013
  • Fully licensed and insured.
  • Numerous glowing references available on request.

What our Pawrents are saying

We are fairly new to the HollyWoof Hotel and Kathy and Hannah are brilliant. I’m confident my dog will have a great time and have 5 star care. They give the full package, love, care, great walks, dog groom and top dog pampering, we highly recommend The HollyWoof Hotel.

Katy Dixon

The HollyWoof Hotel is the best thing we could have done for our super sociable, loving every dog and person jack russel terrier, Crackers. She loves every moment she is there and Kathy is beyond amazing with her and every dog she looks after. We couldn’t be happier with the flexibility, care, love and attention that she gives.

Georgina E

Our working cocker Wilf is groomed here by Kathy regularly and his groom is always great. He loves Kathy and is an overnight guest whenever we have been away and not been able to take him with us. He’s given wonderful walks and a real home from home experience. I can highly recommend The HollyWoof Hotel, and so can Wilf!

Carolyn Jarvis

Visited Hollywoof with my two mini sausages, put at ease as soon as we arrived by Kathy, sausages needed a little dental TLC and what an amazing outcome, better than anticipated. Would happily recommend Hollywoof to any owners.

Terry Evans

Hannah looked after our working cocker for a weekend at short notice and we were extremely happy with the care and walks she received.


Kathy and Hannah are so professional and caring. They looked after my lurchers Buddy and Marvin for a long weekend and it was obvious that they both had a fabulous time. I was regularly updated with all the lovely excursions that they went on with photos and videos and I can honestly say that nothing was too much trouble where my dogs were concerned. I would definitely recommend The Hollywoof Hotel to anyone looking for dog daycare, grooming and/or dog dental care….. and we’ll be back!

Dave Ellis

Excellent service. I have a cockerpoo who does not like sitting still whilst being groomed. Kathy is so good with him and manages to put him at ease. Would highly recommend!

Christina Harris

My goldador Ronnie has started attending daycare here. I was blown away by the service received. My boy had a wonderful day visiting local scenery and natural water pools, playing, and training. Kathy and Hannah took the time to show me the training they’d been doing so that I can carry it on.

Ronnie had a luxury groom and returned from his day smelling and looking gorgeous, very happy and sleepy. The place is a real home from home and it’s great knowing that he gets lots of love and cuddles still when I’m working. They sent me photographs throughout the day and it was wonderful seeing how much fun he was having. Highly recommend.

Georgina Lewis

What a fantastic service this is! All dogs love Kathy and her staff and my Greyhound Ronnie loves going to see Kathy. He totally trusts her and is happy to stay with her overnight or all day for walks and cuddles. Kathy understand dogs totally and creates a trusting relationship with any dog very quickly.

I have no hesitation in recommending The Hollywoof Hotel to any dog owner for doggy day care or for any grooming needs. Ronnie frequently has his teeth cleaned and his nails clipped at The Hollywoof Hotel and it won’t be long before the twice yearly bath in the grooming parlour is due.

If you want to give your dog the best, then this is the place to go.

Bev Smitheram

Kathy and Hannah are truly amazing and their passion for dogs is evident in all that they do. They are both professional, reliable and nothing is too much trouble. They go above and beyond to ensure all dogs in their care are extremely well looked after.

My dog loves spending time with them and he always comes home worn out and with a belly full of yummy treats!

I would not hesitate recommending The HollyWoof Hotel!

Joanna Gorrod

Buddy’s teeth have never been so clean! Kathy worked wonders with him and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Georgia H

Kathy was fantastic with our dog. Good company too!
Her teeth are so clean she has a smile like Simon Cowell ! Seriously her teeth are amazing, I cannot recommend her highly enough. She put our dog at ease and had a lovely way with her. Great service.

Helen L

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