laburnum Dog Boarding

Dog Boarding

The Laburnum Boarding Kennels and Cattery is a family-run business established in 1991.

  • Professional staff you can trust.
  • Fully heated spacious kennels 12′ 6″ X 6′.
  • Kennels and chalets all cleaned twice daily.
  • Fresh water twice daily.
  • All pets fully insured through Pet Plan during their stay.
  • Competent Medical Pet Care.
  • Individual menus catered for with “treats” if required.
  • The kennels are designed with corridor access to the rear sleeping quarters (which also have window lighting).
  • We pay fanatical attention to cleanliness and the kennels and cat chalets are maintained to the hygienic and comfortable standard that makes us proud and you and them happy and secure.
  • Our Kennels are spacious with a covered in external run attached, that your pets (our guests) have access to all day.

Heated Kennels
Our kennels are fully central heated which is set to come on after their final walk on an evening and the shutter to the external part of the kennel is closed. The heating remains on until the following morning, when your pets have their first walk and the shutter to the external run is lifted.

We provide most popular brands of dry and wet dog food from James wellbeloved to pedigree chum, but if these are not adequate for your furbaby then we advise that you bring your own.

We also have an exercise area for those who are very bouncy and playful and the two field walks don’t just cut it, so this allows them to be off the lead and we throw and kick balls about in the for them.

As well as the two walks that are included in your nightly fee, we do offer extra field walk option, this costs £1.50 extra however many times you require them throughout their stay, also we offer extra long walks, these are charged at £3.50 per dog, or £5 for a family of two or more and again, can be offered as much as requested by the customer, one every day, or one every other day, once a week you choose.

We also have a full enrichment programme that means we are constantly in the kennels with our guests playing and interacting with them, they are not just placed in a kennel and left.


Free Trial Day
We also offer a free trial day, for those of you that are unsure if a kennel environment would be the best for your fur baby, then give us a ring and take advantage of our free trial day, ( kennel space permitting) , bring them along to us, and leave them with us for a few hours, while you go shopping or a bit of lunch out, and we will give you our true opinion on whether we think kennels would be best and that they were fine within our care, when you return to collect them.

We are happy to administer medication free of charge if it can be given with meals or administered throughout the day, medications that need to be given in an evening or injected will be charged at a £1 per day administration fee.

NB: All Animals MUST be up to date with their yearly vaccinations or be within a year of a clear titer test, and evidence of this MUST be shown when you first come along to book in your fur babies stay with us.

Have a look at some of our recent doggy guests in the image gallery below. Click on the images to expand.

Doggie Image Gallery

Frequently Asked Questions

This is the first time I've put my dog in a kennels and I don't want him to get stressed.

Staying in boarding kennels can be stressful for any dog but even more so for dog who is anxious and nervy.

We suggest that you and your dog visit the kennels a few times before you actually leave your pet with us.  You can introduce him/her to us and we can meet him. We may even play a little ball game together to relax him. For very nervous dogs, we suggest a second visit where the owner leaves the dog with us for an hour or so.

Some dogs may not be suitable to be left at all. In all cases we advise you to do what you think is best for your pet.

I'm more nervous than my dog, can I visit to put my mind at rest?

Yes of course. We would just ask that you ring first so that you don’t arrive when all the staff are busy on their day-to-day duties caring for our other guests.

We also have a kennel tour video that can view before you come to get a better idea about Laburnum Kennels. In the top menu go to Facilities > Kennel Tour page.

We have two dogs, can they be kept together?

Yes of course. We have double kennels just for this eventuality. If two or more pets are sharing the same accommodation, we may have to have the partition in the kennel closed with a pet at either side of it for safety when feeding, if deemed necessary. We will only do this with your permission.