Mary Puppins

School of
and Woofery


About us

Mary Puppins School of Bitchcraft and Woofery is a doggy daycare established in 2018. Initially founded as a dog walking and sitting service in 2014, the business has evolved to accommodate more of your petcare needs. ‘The Puppins Palace’, as it is affectionately known, is located in a spacious Vredehoek home which houses many beloved doggos and one very happy founder/headmistress Ivana. Holly joined in 2020 as the defence against the dog arts teacher and the adventures have never been better. We have curated this environment so as to create a culture of love and family for your furbabies. A home away from home. All aboard the Dogwarts Express!

Our Philosophy

Freedom for your pets

This is Dogwarts, not Azkaban – that means no pens or cages! The dogs choose whether they want to play outside in our big garden or lounge around inside. At night all the dogs sleep inside the main house, sometimes even in our beds 😉

Daily excursions

We’re not talking around the block, we’re talking adventures on the mountain, to the beach and sometimes even the Forbidden Forest!

Individual Attention

Each pup is given the individual attention it needs, so as to ease their anxiety and make them feel safe and loved. Even the introverted Hufflefluffs are comfortable in our space.

A spoon full of sugar

The happiness of your furbaby is of paramount importance here. Their experience must be comfortable, stimulating, and fun. For as long as they are with us, this is our promise.

Motherly Love

This a business built by women and run by women. Motherly love is the magic we provide.


We have helped many anxious pups integrate into a pack dynamic. With a little bit of encouragement and space, it is amazing to see how a scared dog can blossom into a confident and playful one. Bring on them lockdown puppies!

Our Services

Doggy daycare


House sitting


Straight from the Pawrents’ Mouth

Dean MacphersonDean Macpherson
12:25 31 Mar 22
Ivana and Holly love the dogs like their own. The amount of love and care they show them is something you won’t find at another daycare. The dogs absolutely love their daily outings and simply can’t wait to be at Puppins. My miniature schnauzer, Finn has absolutely thrived with them!
jean meeranjean meeran
16:51 17 Feb 22
Truly talented pup governesses. Your hound will be enriched mind body and soul and what’s more have a rip roaring time. As another dog walker I met on the mountain said, “Mary Puppins dogs are fun dogs.”
Greg Ramsay-KealGreg Ramsay-Keal
12:33 09 Feb 22
So grateful to have found Mary Puppins. Our little pug pups love their walks on the mountain and the beach days. The highlight of our year is without doubt the Mary Puppins Grad ceremony where we get to meet the other pup-parents and Mary Puppins staff. Ivana, Holly and the MP team have created a home-from-home for our pups and a community of kind, lovely humans surrounding it. Couldn't recommend them more.
Amanda MillarAmanda Millar
10:37 09 Feb 22
Our Velcro pooch has attached herself to Mary Puppins and is always super excited for her sleepovers. We love the updates, pics and knowing she’s having a ball while we’re away. Highly recommended!
David WilkeDavid Wilke
17:39 24 Sep 21
Such a happy place for my puppies. They have such an amazing time here and I feel so calm knowing they are in such good hands.


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