Below is some information you need to know.
All dogs boarding with us must have a current up-to-date vaccination record which you should bring with you on every visit.
We only require the yearly boosters - we do not require kennel cough.
If your dog is due a kennel cough immunisation or they are having it for the first time, please allow at least 14 days between vaccination and your kennel visit.
We cannot board your dog without sight of their vaccination records.
Remember - your dog is at the most risk if they are not vaccinated.
We are open between 8 - 11am and 4.30 - 6pm for drop off and booking in or out.
Dogs may only be booked in or picked up within these hours unless by prior arrangement.
We are open for visits between 12 noon and 3pm any day. If you would like to arrange a visit please call and we can make an appointment.
2023 - DUE TO THE HIGH VOLUME OF BOOKINGS THIS YEAR WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO UNDERTAKE VISITS. PLEASE CALL IN THE AUTUMN.
We can supply food. We feed a good quality dried working dog food. If you dog requires any different type of food then you are more than welcome to bring their own.
We supply beds and fleecy vet bedding. If you prefer to bring your own dogs bed, extra blankets or a crate then you are welcome to do so.
Current charges as as follows:
1 dog per kennel per day - £12.00
2 dogs sharing a kennel per day - £20.00
3 dogs sharing a kennel per day - £28.00
Please remember we charge per day not per night.
Payment is by CASH OR CHEQUE ONLY.
Payment can be made either at drop off or pickup.
We can give your dog any oral medication they need. We cannot administer injection or intrusive medication. Please be aware we cannot give late night medication as this would disturb the other boarders so please seek advice from your vet as to other acceptable dosing periods for their medical condition prior to your visit.
ONE FINAL THING...
We are always busy with the kennels during the day so may not always be available to answer the phone if you call but please leave a message and we will get back to you as we are always monitoring calls. You are always welcome to email us. We are generally available up until 7pm. if your call is after this then we will get back to you the following day.
BE DOG SMART - 10 EASY TIPS TO REMIND KIDS
HOW TO STAY SAFE AROUND DOGS
1 Beware of disturbing dogs that are eating or sleeping
2 Even if for fun, don't ever tease a dog please
3 Don't approach a dog with no owner around
4 Only stroke a dog when the owner says "Yes, you can."
5 Get the dog to sniff your hand first, then stroke gently
6 Strange dog approaching? Stand still, look away, cross your arms
7 Move calmly and quietly around any dog
8 All that hugging and kissing - you might like it, dogs don't!
9 Remember that dogs have teeth
10 Treat dogs with respect and they will respect you!
There are many regulations governing dog control and behaviour in the UK so it is even more important to make sure your dog is safe and correctly trained. It’s against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere, eg: in a public place, in a private place
(eg a neighbour’s house or garden), in the owner’s home. This applies to all dogs.
Your dog is considered dangerously out of control if it injures someone, makes someone worried that it might injure them. A court could also decide that your dog is dangerously out of control if it injures someone’s animal or the owner of the animal thinks they could be injured if they tried to stop your dog attacking their animals.
A farmer is allowed to kill your dog if it’s worrying their livestock.
You can be fined up to £20,000 or sent to prison for up to 6 months (or both) if your dog is dangerously out of control. You may not be allowed to own a dog in the future and your dog may be destroyed. If you let your dog injure someone you can be sent to prison for up to 5 years or fined (or both). If you deliberately use your dog to injure someone you could be charged with ‘malicious wounding’. and if you allow your dog to kill someone you can be sent to prison for up to 14 years or get an unlimited fine (or both). If you allow your dog to injure a guide dog you can be sent to prison for up to 3 years or fined (or both).
It is so important for you and your dog to be trained correctly to help avoid this.
THE DOGGY DO CODE
DO prevent your dog from chasing wildlife and farm animals
DO protect nesting birds: during Feb-Aug on heaths, downs and wetlands,
keep to the paths and use a short lead
DO respect other visitors and keep your dog in sight
DO follow requests on signs
DO bag it and bin it
Did you know that new legislation was introduced in England in April 2016 that requires all dogs to be microchipped? This includes puppies at eight weeks, before they go to their new homes. There are a number of microchips and databases available through vets and implanters. More information on this is available through the Kennel Club website: www.thekennelclub.org.uk