We have recently refurbished and expanded our kennels, nursery and cattery. They offer high quality accommodation for your loved ones while they stay with us. You are welcome to visit and look around and also leave you pet for a trial period before leaving them for longer periods of time. Please get in touch for more information.
Valentines Kennels have recently been awarded the highest rating for animal boarding and welfare from Dorset County Council
Each kennel is self-contained and has its own outside run.
Please pass on our big thanks to the girls who cared for Sprocket, Nala and Groot this week.
Although I know you all have excellent care skills and will always treat our dogs as your own in any emergency, but I was still quite nervous about leaving Groot with you for his first time...Sprocket is an old hand and Nala is such a diva she’ll settle anywhere as long as there’s somebody she can love, but Groot is a big wuss! However we’ve collected them and taken them for a big run and they’ve all been amazing...Groot actually seems to have grown in confidence as he actually approached a stranger to say hi!! They’re now flopped as if nothing unusual has ever happened!
See you all again soon :):)
My rescue Patterdale x border terrier is an extremely nervous little girl, I was very concerned about leaving her in Kennels. I telephoned the owner Sue, explaining my concerns and was immediately put at ease. A pre-visit was suggested with Summer, once we arrived she was made a fuss of, shown around the kennels and introduced to all of the staff who would be caring for her. Summer is not too great with other dogs, Sue suggested we bring her to the kennels for a couple of weeks before boarding her, so that Summer gets used to the noises, smells and close proximity of other boarding dogs, all of this with no extra charge. We were extremely pleased with the service we received and Summer spent an enjoyable weekend at Valentines. I would have no hesitation in recommending the kennels to anyone (they are regularly inspected by the Council).
Boarded my dog here on numerous occasions, never had any problems with either the staff or the accommodation. My dog is very nervous about new things and especially around dogs, but the staff made her feel welcome right from the beginning. Would definitely recommend these boarding kennels.
I was very anxious about boarding my Jack Russell Puppy as she is tiny and very hyper. However the team at Valentines Boarding Kennels completely put my mind at rest. I was able to ring and speak to them about my concerns before booking. Once booked the team reassured me she would be fine. We dropped of Holly and she was greeted as if she was a long lost friend, they made such a fuss of her! I was able to explain Holly's diet and I pre-warned the staff that she was very hyper, none of this seemed to phase them at all.
When we collected Holly, she looked so relaxed, like she was the one who'd had a holiday! I would absolutely recommend Valentines, the team are lovely and have years and years worth of experience between them. In fact we are booking in again for our next break away.
I have repeatedly used these boarding kennels and will continue to do so. My dog is a happy and well balanced spaniel and loves to visit this holiday home. He is very well cared for by all the staff and always returns home well and happy. I would have no problem in recommending this caring, fairly priced service.