Kennels, Catteries and Pet Sitters
If you are going on holiday, away for the weekend, or need someone to look after your dog whilst you are at work, you may need to find a kennels or cattery. As with choosing any professional to care for your pet, you’ll need to do a little research to find the right person. Ask family and friends if they have any recommendations, or ask at Reception if they have used any of the businesses mentioned.
Consider whether you want a traditional kennels or cattery, or if you would prefer your pet to be looked after within a family home. House sitters may also be available to stay in your home.
Here are a few questions to ask when talking to a kennels or dog walker:
• Do you require dogs and cats to be vaccinated? (The answer should be yes!)
• Do you have insurance?
• What happens if my pet is ill whilst with you?
• What about feeding – do I bring my own food (can be a good idea to prevent upset tummies)?
• How often are the dogs walked? Are they let off the lead? Are they walked with other dogs?
• Can you give medication?
One of the most important things to do is to visit the kennels you are considering.
• Are the facilities clean and hygienic?
• Do the animals appear stressed or relaxed?
• Are the staff friendly and do they seem to enjoy their work?
• Are there outdoor exercise areas?
• Are the kennels dry, comfortable and free from draughts?
• Is water always available?
With pet sitters make sure to ask:
• How often will you visit?
• Will you water plants / close curtains etc.?
• Are you insured?
If you are worried about your dog being stressed whilst in kennels, consider using an ADAPTIL collar. It contains a chemical version of a dog pheromone, which is released by bitches when they feed their puppies. This helps them to relax. It continues to work for all stages of life. Alternatively, KalmAid may be useful for both dogs and cats. It comes in tablet form for dogs and cats, or as a gel for cats which they can lick off their paw.
Here is a list of some of the kennels, catteries and pet sitters in the area.
Our directory of local services is provided as a source of information to our clients. Listing in this directory is on request, and appearance here does not constitute endorsement of any business by Blue House Veterinary Centre.
Acre Farm CatteryAlison Millar and Polly MillarCrowborough RoadLask EdgeLeekStaffordshireST13 8QPTel: 01782 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fields Farm Boarding KennelsAnn StonierFields FarmBebbington RoadEatonCongletonCheshire, CW12 2NLTel: 01260 224221Mobile: 07974655009
Grove House Boarding KennelsSandra ShackletonGrove House FarmSomerford BoothsCongletonCheshire, CW12 2JSTel: 01260 224386Mobile: 07513 592764
Quintessential QuartersBoarding Kennels, cattery and groomersCraig and KarenQuintessential QuartersGrosey Lane CottageLower HattonCotes HeathStaffordshire, ST21 6SHTel: 01782 791070www.qqltd.co.uk
Moss Head Kennels and CatteryGaw End
Gawsworth, nr Macclesfield
Tel 01260 252343
Gun Moor Country Kennels & CatteryRushton Spencer,Macclesfield, SK11 0SRTel: 01260 226449
Ladymoor View Boarding KennelsHolehouse Lane
Staffordshire, ST6 8UB
Tel: 01782 505402
Holme from Home Ltd Boarding KennelsLittle Sugnall FarmEccleshallStaffordshireST21 6NFTel: 01785 850243www.hfhkennels.co.uk
Help with PetsDog minding/dog walkingMelany Davison-WestTel: 01260 227386
An alternative to kennelsHome boardingBelindaSomerford BoothsTel: 01260 224722
Scruffy MuttsHayleyTel: 07850 815969 / 01782 361535www.scruffymutts.co.uk
Poppins for PetsPet Care ServicesAngela Tonge53 Coronation RoadCongleton CW12 3HETel: 01260 276056Mob: 07709 email@example.com
Paws In BootsDog Walking Services covering Knypersley, Biddulph, Congleton and areaSherrie WoodwardTel: 07889 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dog DenHome Boarding / DaycareContact MichelleRock End Farm205 Park LaneKnypersleyStaffs ST8 7NRTel: 01782 513943 / 07770 email@example.com
A & A Animal HotelDogs, cats and small animalsMoss Cottage FarmHassall RoadWinterleySandbachCheshire, CW11 4RUTel: 01270 583018www.aandaanimalhotel.co.uk Charlottegarner14@yahoo.com
PawfectionPet sitting Dog WalkingRoseTel: 01260 297128Mobile: firstname.lastname@example.org
Boo Boo’s Bunny HotelThe Pump House
Cheshire CW12 4HF
Tel: 01260 273416
A1 Cattery6 Cross Lane
Winterley, Sandbach, CW11 4RW
Tel: 01270 761282
Grindlestone Edge Boarding Kennels and CatteryGraham Williams
Cobmoor Road, Kidsgrove, ST7 3PZ
Tel: 01782 771760
Moss Head Kennels and CatteryGaw Lane End
Gawsworth, nr Macclesfield
Tel: 01260 252343
FatCats CatteryClaphatch Farm
Purr-Fect Boarding CatteryVale View
31 Halls Road
Tel: 01782 517326
Barking MadAlternative to kennels015242 76476www.barkingmad.uk.com
Audley Lodge Boarding KennelsAndrew and Suzanne Langley Tel:01782 723320www.audleylodgekennels.co.uk
Poppins for PetsPet Care Services
53 Coronation Road
Congleton CW12 3HE
Tel: 01260 276056
Mob: 07709 245997
PetStayHome Dog BoardingJane PrinceTel: 01538 300225Mob: 07816865410www.petstay.net
Paw Pals Pet Care ServicesPet Care Services
David & Tammy Lugsden
Mob: 07919 403482