My name is Julia Dixon, Mum to 2 grown children, my two dogs , Watson and Max and grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter.

Having worked in the dental profession since 1974, I needed a new direction in which to pour my energy and enthusiasm. I have owned dogs all my life, worked as a veterinary assistant and cared for other people's dogs in my spare time.

How Pet Recess Began
When I moved to the south shore in December of 2006, I was unable to find doggie daycare for Jasper and Zoe, the two Labradoodles I had at the time. I realized that there was a need for a facility where owners can leave their dogs in a safe environment to be exercised, socialized and have fun. Thus, Pet Recess was born.

I purchased a small house on rte 44 in Middleboro with enough land to provide for outdoor play areas and a basement for an indoor play and sleep room.

Pet Recess opened in June of 2007 with 1 dog growing to 20 dogs a day over the next two years. We moved into the larger facility in August of 2010 and became a Corporation in October 2010.

Our new Facility
In June of 2015 Pet Recess Inc bought K9 Country Club on rte 105 in Lakeville. The Starr family had owned the business for 19 years providing grooming and boarding services. They retired.

Construction of the new indoor play facility began immediately. The building offers 3,000sq ft climate controlled play space divided up for different sizes, energy levels and breeds of dogs. The daycare moved from the Middleboro location to Lakeville on Sept 23rd 2015.

Since occupying the Lakeville location many upgrades and improvements have been carried out. The boarding kennels have central air and heat. The grooming room has been expanded allowing space for an addtional groomer and assistant and updated equipment. New fencing has been installed providing totally secure and spacious play areas.

More improvements are planned for the future......stay tuned!!

At Pet Recess we pride ourselves on providing outstanding care for all dogs who visit whether it be for grooming, boarding or daycare.

We welcome visitors by appointment. We look forward to meeting you and your pup!!