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All About us!

Our Story

Established in December 2016 we brought the world of dog day care to Bury St Edmunds in a storm winning multiple awards along the way.


We quickly gained the trust and love of the community by caring for dogs big and small, providing valuable insight, advice and guidance on all things dog!

With charity iniatives and support within the local community we fast became the go to doggy experts.

Owner Jon established the widely recognised #DogFriendlyBSE scheme with the goal of making Bury St Edmunds the most dog friendly place in the country and us as dog owners and the businesses that support the initative, have seen the benefits ever since as it continues to grow in popularity.

(Find out more here)

May 2019 we evolved into Camp Tails Doggy Daycare looking again to break the mould with creative and fun ideas and themes to create the best environment for your dogs.

We Make Dogs Happy is our motto and we are proud to be an important part of our local community.

We love your dogs like they are our own and they fast become family members to the whole team of carers.

In 2020 we launched The Groom Cabin, a Camp tails spin on grooming. making sure we have happy pampered pooches!

In 2023 THE Hotel at Camp Tails opens. A luxury overnight option for your best family members but very much not a kennel... (read more)



Chief Camp Councillors

Jon, Loki and Freya!


About Jon and Loki (and now Freya!)

Jon started his dog journey mid 2014 when a young black labrador arrived at his home at 11 weeks old. This little puppy was to be named Loki and little did either of them know the journey they would start together...

As they learned more about each other they were soon recognised as a formidable team! Loki completed their family and soon became an integral part of the Kay household.

With reading and studying Jon soon found a natural ability to communicate with dogs and enjoyed the psychology and behavioural side of all canines.

Fast forward to 2016, after a traumatic year with multiple family losses there was a somewhat cliché epiphany moment of life's too short and it was time for a career change!

By chance Jon stumbled across an opportunity to start a dog daycare franchise and after careful consideration realised a dog business was a dream come true.

Our dog daycare was instantly well received in Bury St Edmunds, and the drive and passion of Jon accelerated the business to awards and accolades both locally and nationally. With a growing team that were testament to his vision and commitment to offering more than “daycare” we evolved into Camp Tails in 2019 as a fully independent small business and haven’t looked back!


In late 2022 we added Freya to our family, a sassy black lab that has reminded us of how hard puppies can be!

See blog for latest updates to our story.

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