Welcome to Laburnum Kennels and Cattery. We are a small – medium-sized boarding kennels & Cattery, which is family run.
Jacqueline and Michael Rogerson started the business in May of 1991, dogs had always been a passion of theirs and it was Jacqueline’s dream of owning her own boarding kennels, but being Methley born and bred, she was reluctant to move out of a village that she loved so very much.
So when Laburnum Cottage came on the market, there was no stopping her pursuing her dream. Albeit it wasn’t the Laburnum you see today, it was extremely run down in every aspect, so it has been hard to bring it up to Jacqueline and Michaels desires and requirements over the last 30 years, but I think we can safely say that the time, effort and expense has definitely paid off.
We are now one of the best kennels and cattery in the area, with amazing reviews and wonderful customers.
We offer a fabulous facility where you can leave your furbabies with us, knowing that they are in a safe and warm, professional environment with 24hr cctv and 30+ years experience of anything dog or cat related.
Jacqueline and Michael are passionate about Golden Retrievers and have owned many over their lifetime so far including breeding and showing.
Jacqueline is now a Ticket giving judge at Golden Retriever dog shows.
Left: Champion stud dog Robbie
We have two kennels that are designated to Golden Retriever Rescue – Northern Area.
Left: William (one of Robbie sons), who is doing exceedingly well in the Hungarian show world.
FROM THE METHLEY ARCHIVE
Laburnam House, 1983-4
“A very isolated house. Access on track to Carr Houses and then through the railway bridge. Stands far side of railway track. Can also be approached by track from the top of Junction Hill.
Now a private residence, completely altered and modernised and bears no resemblance to the Isolation Hospital it used to be; then it was surrounded by a high wall. It was used for patients who had contracted once prevalent infectious diseases, such as scarlet fever, diptheria and maybe smallpox.”
We are grateful to the Methley Archive group for the image and description.
The Archive is a goldmine of information regarding our village, and can be found here;