A DOG creche service for owners who work during the day is due to be opened in Newton Aycliffe.

It will be run by two former workers at the dog rescue centre in Sadberge, and will also have an open day to launch the service.

Gill Crawford and Andrea Rogers will open K9 Pursuits, at Whitworth Avenue, Newton Aycliffe, on March 1.

Three days later, on March 3, the public will be invited to look round.

They set up the business to look after dogs whose owners could not look after them during the day.

The creche has room for 28 dogs, which can be left for full or half days.

For more information, call (01325) 301177 from March 1.