A company is only as good as the people that work for it, and we like to think our team is the best in the business, combining a genuine love for all things canine plus an ability to handle a lively pack in the best possible manner.

 

We are:

Amy - Manager

Dog history?

I have worked with dogs of all shapes and sizes for around 6 years now and I absolutely love working in day cares. This is where dogs have the most fun and we are lucky to get to witness it.

Best moment at Capital?

My best moment at Capital so far is an ongoing thing really; I love how many dogs’ lives we are a part of. I look after these little fur babies like they are my own and they play such a huge part in my life.

Fave breed?

Husky. Silly, bouncy, noisy, big cuddles, super energetic. Plus, I own one!

Which breed of dog are you most similar to?

Golden Retriever. Outgoing, trustworthy and with a happy approach to life!

Interests outside of work?

I spend a lot of time with my Husky, Ghost, as he makes me so happy, but when I’m not out and about with him, I’m either at the gym or seeing friends.

Chloe - Day Care Assistant

Dog history?

I owned a Westie called Bonnie when I was growing up, who I love and miss dearly to this day. Before working at Capital, I was a dog walker.

Best moment at Capital?

Dressing up as the Easter bunny for our Easter party and cuddling all the dogs!

Favourite breed?

Cavapoo. They have such funny personalities and are so playful and affectionate. What’s not to love?

Which breed of dog are you most like?

Springer Spaniel. I’m always on the go and I love an adventure.

Interests outside of work?

Justin Bieber. Nothing else matters. Apart from Arsenal, obviously.

Gemma - Day Care Assistant

Dog history?

My family have always had dogs; I grew up with a rescue Lurcher who I was glued to throughout my childhood. I would love another but – until then – that gap is filled seeing all the dogs every day!

Best moment at Capital?

Snow day, seeing the dogs go crazy rolling around in the snow was amazing, especially the puppies that hadn’t experienced it before.

Fave breed?

Viszla: Super smart, hilarious characters and absolutely crazy!

Which breed of dog are you most similar to?

Dachshund: Small, noisy, energetic and love nothing more than wrapping in a warm blanket.

Interests outside of work?

I love to go on long hikes and travelling. I’m also a big gamer.

Heather - Day Care Assistant

Dog history?

I started working with dogs in 2015 and owned a dog walking and pet sitting business for 6 years and I also completed an accredited diploma in dog care to increase my knowledge. In 2022, I made the change to doggy day-care, aptly on Valentine’s Day as it’s the job I love!

Best moment at Capital?

Every time I see a nervous newbie come out of his / her shell and start to play with new besties.

Favourite breed?

Miniature Schnauzer. I love their spirit and intelligence.

Which breed of dog are you most like?

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Laid back, equally happy to sit on the sofa or go out for the day, love a cuddle (and snacks..) and to be around people. I also have the wavy hair!

Interests outside of work?

I love reading and can often be found with an audiobook on in my dog van! Weekends are spent with friends and family, exploring London, and hunting for quirky bars and restaurants.

Jake - Field Manager

Dog history?

My family have always been dog people, owning several rescue dogs throughout my life and having a general love for the outdoors. Currently, we have a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and a French Bulldog.

Best moment at Capital?

The best moment I’ve had at Capital so far must be our Halloween photo shoot. Taking pictures of the dogs in the hilarious outfits that their owners sent them in with was amazing! A personal favourite was our beloved Mabel dressed as Chucky (spooky stuff).

Fave breed?

French Bulldog. Sometimes I wonder if they are dogs at all; they make funny noises unlike any other breed and have a crazy sense of humour which I never get bored of.

Which breed of dog are you most similar to?

I think I’m most like a Lagotto Romagnolo as they have wooly curls and are affectionate with family. Despite their teddy bear looks they are rugged workers of true strength and endurance.

Interests outside of work?

Eating out, cooking food, music production, charity shopping and seeing friends and family.

Kayleigh - Day Care Assistant

Dog history?

Before I joined Capital, I was a dog groomer. I’ve always loved working with animals, making them look adorable and seeing the smiles on their owners faces after a big transformation haircut was a bonus!

Best moment at Capital?

Arriving at the fields every morning and being greeted by all the excitable dogs who are so happy to see me and can’t wait to run around with their friends all day!

Favourite breed?

I think it would have to be Cavapoo! They’re affectionate, always want cuddles and are as cute as a button!

Which breed of dog are you most like?

Corgis. I’m not the most athletic in the bunch but I’m outgoing, full of character and love being friends with everyone! Not to mention, just like Corgi’s, I’m always hungry!

Interests outside of work?

If I’m not gaming or reading a book, I love relaxing with my feet up on the sofa with a good film and takeaway.

Lola - Day Care Assistant

Dog history?

I have always loved and been surrounded by dogs. I had a rescue lurcher when I was younger, and we were inseparable. I’ve always wanted a career working with dogs and after studying animal management at university it inspired me to get into the doggy day-care life, and I will never look back!

Best moment at Capital?

My best moment so far has been at Christmas when Santa came to visit all the doggos. It was a spectacle for sure.

Favourite breed of dog?

Hungarian Vizla – so affectionate and loving but also hilarious in the way they play and sit so awkwardly.

Which breed of dog are you most similar to?

I think I’m most like a Borzoi, as they’re very tall, long, and energetic. They also love Pringle’s like me.

Interests outside of work?

I enjoy wildlife, nature and traveling.

Seb Byrd - Proprietor / Founder

Dog history?

I grew up with family dogs and then volunteered in a dog sanctuary which led to me – inevitably! – adopting 2 unwanted pooches. I stepped out of the corporate world to start Capital way back in 2009; a way of combining a job with a real passion. The novelty has never worn off.

Best moment at Capital?

Undoubtedly founding the company. Doing so has enabled me to care for fantastic dogs of all shapes and size, and to work with some great people.

Favourite breed?

Working Labradors. Granted, I’m honour bound to say this as I have one. Peekay is genuinely the world’s worst retriever, but he is a lovable beast, and he never fails to make me laugh.

Which breed of dog are you most like?

Beagle. Friendly, outgoing, wilful & occasionally noisy!

Interests outside of work?

Running Capital and being a family man does not leave much time for anything else!

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