I'm Eddy Morris, a dog father to two rescue dogs. You can meet my family, past and present on the gallery. The business is supported by my wife, Tania. As well as dog owners, we are actively involved in animal welfare.
We are licenced with Worcestershire Regulatory Services 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.
Following a freak accident with our lurcher Spooky Boo back in 2015 where she suffered a severe spinal injury, The DogFather Worcester was started so that we could manage our time to give her the extra care she needed. Since 2016, the business has developed from a dog walking service to offering fully licenced dog boarding and dog daycare.
We guarantee a professional and reliable dog home boarding and daycare service in Worcester, offering great value for money. We spend quality time with your dog, giving individual attention, reinforcing any training they may have and offering lots of added enrichment and activities during their stay (finding the treat in the sensory garden is a massive hit with the dogs). I only walk on-lead. This minimises any potential risk to the dogs in my care whilst still having great sniff and enrichment walks and off-lead exercise when back safely at HQ.
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.
Raising awareness on dog disability
Tania has worked with Four Paws Animal Rescue (South Wales) as part of their fostering team and also with an overseas rescue. She is also a rescue homechecker, acting on behalf of several dog rescue charities. She provides advice for first time adopters on behaviour (especially the initial settling in period) and has a particular interest in street dogs. She is also a photographer and offers pro bona photography services for dog rescue charities to assist dog adoption in the Worcester area. She has fundraised for dog rescue organisations, raising over £4,000 in two years and organised a 1/2 ton food donation for overseas rescue shelters. If you are a local Dog Rescue Charity based in Worcestershire please get in touch if we can help photograph your dogs for adoption, on a pro bono basis, subject to availability.
We've been dog owners for over 35 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.