Hi there! I'm Eddy Morris, a dog lover and a proud owner to two adorable rescue dogs. They are my family and you can see their cute pictures on the gallery. My wife, Tania (Tan), helps me run this business. We have a lot of experience with dogs of different sizes and breeds, and we care deeply about animal welfare. We have rescued many dogs over the years and given them a loving home.
We are absolutely thrilled to have been named the Dog Boarding Company of the Year 2023/24 for Worcestershire by Prestige Awards.
We are licenced with Worcestershire Regulatory Services 22/06365/ANIACT, for dog home boarding and daycare, achieving the Higher Standards of Welfare rating. We both hold OFQUAL Qualification Level 3 in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare together with Canine First Aid and CPR and have undertaken various courses on Dog Law, Dog Nutrition and Behaviour and Training. A DBS/CRB check is also available. The business is insured with Protectivity. Tan also holds a Higher Diploma in Photography and can also offer photo shoots and loves nothing better than being with dogs and a Nikon camera.
The DogFather Worcester was founded in 2016. We started as a dog walking service to accommodate our deaf lurcher Spooky Boo, who had a spinal injury from a slip in 2015. As she was initially paralyzed from the waist down, we used all the annual leave from our day jobs to give her 24/7 care, spreading the caregiving between us. As months went on it became clear that a permanent solution was needed, so The DogFather began. Becoming self-employed allowed me to spend more time with Spooky and I could work around her needs. It was the ideal solution and the business has grown from strength to strength.
We've been dog owners for over 40 years, owning and walking quite a selection of dogs from toy to giant breeds (and everything in between), abled and 'differently abled'. Dog rescue and animal welfare has formed a large part of mine and Tania's lives and we were delighted to have fostered for Evesham Greyhound & Lurcher Rescue. Our latest rescue is Sally and despite training her to use a front wheelchair and prosthetic legs, she prefers to ride in style in her own dog buggy. Sally's forelegs were severely damaged due to gunshot whilst she was on the streets in Tunisia leaving her permanently disabled (or as we like to say differently abled)!
Highlights have been teaching sign language to our deaf rescue Spooky Boo and rehabilitating her with my wife Tania, to walk again following a fall and a severe spinal injury. Also finally getting nervous Ozzy to come out from under the bed (he was there for 3 months popping out when no-one was looking) to becoming a fun loving dog with a huge personality. We've also been involved with ground breaking stem cell therapy for Peg, in an attempt to relieve her crippling osteoarthritis.
Our family past and present
I'm an animal lover and a strong supporter of animal welfare. To me, all animals have the right to live and be treated kindly. I detest any form of animal abuse. Having spent many years in the caring profession, I have applied my knowledge to our furry friends. I hold OFQUAL Levels 2 & 3 in Professional Dog Boarding and Daycare.
Dog and camera crazy! Tan holds OFQUAL Level 3 in Canine Care, Behaviour and Welfare together with an Advanced Diploma in Photography. She has fund raised over £4,000 of donations in two years for overseas dog rescue and organised a half ton food donation for shelter dogs.
In 2015 after a fall she became paralysed from the waist down (only 10% of her spinal cord was working). After months of rehab she managed to walk again (in a fashion). She used a wheelchair to run again and had more shoes than Tan to protect her paws.
Rescued from a kill shelter in Romania having only three legs and one eye. In later years Peg suffered with severe arthritis and we undertook revolutionary stem cell treatment to try to maintain a good quality of life for as long as we could.
A Podenco cross from southern Spain. His formative years were spent in a shelter where he had very little experience of the outside world. Everything was scary when he first came to us, but now he is a fun loving dog (although strangers and traffic still worry him a little)
Sally is a Tunisian street dog who was shot when the municipal police were clearing the streets of dogs before the tourist season. Her forelegs were destroyed by gunshot, leaving her unable to use them. She gets around by using her elbows and a dog buggy for her outside 'walks'.
A Romanian rescue with no bottom jaw (quite literally) and no teeth. Scrappy suffered from laryngeal paralysis and on three occasions we provided mouth to nose CPR to keep him breathing. He lived to be 15 years old and was an amazing little chap.
Half brother and sister and raised from pups until old age took it's toll. We'd groom them every 7 weeks, but would never win any awards - they looked ridiculous but were comfortable and loved. We have a soft spot for anything 'doodle' and know where it comes from.
If you are looking for a trustworthy and affordable dog home boarding and daycare service in Worcester, look no further than us. We guarantee a professional and reliable service that meets your dog's needs. We provide individual attention to your dog, including medications and supplements if needed, and reinforce their training.
We also offer fun and stimulating activities for your dog, such as treat hunting in the sensory garden. We only walk on-lead to ensure your dog's safety and well-being. Your dog will get lots of cuddles and fuss if they are happy with the attention, or left to chill quietly if they prefer to be separate - each dog dictates the approach we take on an individual basis.
Raising awareness on dog disability
Tania is a passionate dog lover who has dedicated her time and skills to help rescue dogs find their forever homes. She has fostered and home checked dogs for various charities, both in the UK and abroad, and has a special affinity for street dogs. She is also a talented photographer who offers her services for free to dog rescue charities in Worcestershire, helping them showcase their dogs in the best light. She has also raised funds and donated food for dog shelters in need.