Welcome to Valentines Kennels

Hello from Sue and Don

My name is Susan Oldridge, myself and my husband Don have been proud owners of Valentines for over ten years. Our team of fully qualified staff continue to work hard to make our kennels excellent and to make it a great place for your pets to visit.

We are situated just outside Weymouth in the heart of the Jurassic coast. We have a large enclosed field, overlooking Chesil beach and the sea and all of our dogs receive regular outside exercise, on or off the lead.

We are fully licenced with the local authority and have full insurance cover. We have great links with all of the vets’ practices in Weymouth. We pride ourselves on looking after your loved ones on a daily, weekly or monthly period, with care, consideration and kindness.


Valentines Kennels have recently been awarded the highest rating for animal boarding and welfare from Dorset County Council

A star rating system has recently been introduced for all animal related businesses. We are happy to be able to announce we have complied with all the new regulations and we and our very experienced staff have achieved the maximum five star rating for boarding both cats and dogs.

DEFRA has taken over the licencing of animals both kennels and catteries and also all businesses involving animals. Every home boarder, breeder, horse riding establishment as well as many others will require a licence. This will involve regular inspections in order to comply with the rules. When Valentines were inspected, we were very happy to be one of the few establishments in Dorset to receive the maximum 5 star ratings and we will continue to improve all aspects of our business.

We are always happy for day visits. Your can drop your dog off in the morning and pick them up in the evening so that you can make the most of your visit to the area if there are attractions where you can’t take your dog. Please remember to bring your vaccination certificate or your vets contact details.

Opening hours & contact details

We are open from 9:00 - 12:00 and 16:00 – 17:00 everyday. We are situated near Weymouth at:

Valentines Kennels
Knights in the Bottom, Chickerell
Weymouth, Dorset

Call us on 01305 776 556
or 07825 767 601 for bookings, advice and further information.

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We are pleased to look after your loved ones.

  • Dogs: £15.00 per day for dogs staying 2 days or longer.
  • Dogs: £15.00 for day visitors.
  • Cats: £10.00 per day.

We provide free heated kennels and the cattery is also heated. Please feel free to bring your own food if your pet would prefer.

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Useful Information

Please read our useful information section for frequently asked questions about Valentines kennels and cattery. They should answer all your questions.

There are also some ideas about where to take your dog for a walk while in Weymouth and also some local attractions that are happy to have dogs visiting.

We look forward to meeting you.

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We have recently updated our office and seating area. It’s a great new space to work in and for people to use. Feel free to sit down and have a look round.

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While you are visiting Weymouth, Portland and Dorset there are many great attractions and days out for all the family. If the attraction is not open for dogs to visit why not leave you loved one with us for the day, you can drop them off in the morning and pick them up later. Give us a ring for availability and don’t forget to bring your vaccination certificate.

You can get some great ideas for day out on our local attractions page and our local beaches page.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Dog boarding kennels Dorset

Heres some advice from Sues dog Nellie about coming to stay at Valentines kennels.

This is Pepper, who has been coming to the kennels regularly for many years and we will all miss him,

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