Bruce’s doggy day care has announced the acquisition of Buddies, the second largest doggy day care in the UK for an undisclosed amount.
The acquisition brings the total number of Bruce’s sites to eight, with further openings planned for 2022.
All current Buddies staff have been retained as part of the deal and will continue to operate independently under the Buddies name during the initial transition period.
The acquisition comes after a busy 18-months for Bruce’s with the opening of five new sites throughout the Southeast in Tunbridge Wells, Horsham, Ditchling (Brighton), Woodcote Green and Wellington Country Park.
Tom Senior, owner of Buddies said: “As I know Bruce personally, I know that he and the rest of his team, like us, have the best interests of the dogs at heart.
“I am extremely proud of everything that Buddies has become and achieved over the years, the absolutely wonderful and caring team of people we have and all of the joy we bring to our dogs’ lives. I’m delighted that Bruce’s will be taking over the steering of the ship alongside our existing team.”
Bruce Casalis, founder and owner, added: “This marks the next phase of growth in our journey. We’re really excited about the prospect of being able to take Bruce’s philosophy and ethos to even more dogs and their families.
“Having known and worked closely with Tom over the last eight years, his passion and dedication to dogs makes this the perfect fit and we can’t wait to welcome Buddies to the Bruce’s family.”