Welcome to Country Kennels Dorset

Country Kennels is based in a stunning countryside location in West Moors Dorset. We provide the very best home from home individually tailored care for both cats and dogs.

Providing dog and cat holiday accomdation

Our kennels and cattery are located in West Moors which is within easy reach of Wimborne, Poole, Ferndown and Bournemouth. Set within our own private land and surrounded by acres of beautiful unspoilt Dorset countryside.

A home from home for your dog

Set in wonderful countryside in the heart of the Dorset.

 Dog Kennels in Dorset

Welcome to Country Kennels dog boarding and cattery in Dorset. We are a family business who offer the very best temporary care for cats and dogs.

Our well appointed kennel blocks provide individual chalets with permanent outside access for our furry guests. We also offer shared accommodation for dogs that usually live together and would prefer not to be separated during their stay.

NOW OPEN! Our new, luxury Acorn block which has  been designed by a specialist kennel architect is now receiving guests. The new block provides state of the art,  individual, double glazed kennel suites with underfloor heating and optional raised beds. There are a range of single, double, and extra large kennels and some which can be adjoined to offer the flexibility of super-sized family kennels for dogs who want to holiday together! Now available for pre-booking – see our prices page for details.

Having avoided increasing our prices for as long as possible we are reculantly introducing a small price rise from the 1st May 2022 to cover the ever increasing cost of our overheads. All bookings already in place will not be subject to any increase; the new prices will only apply to new bookings from May 1st 2022. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our lovely, loyal customers for their continued support, we love all your dogs!

Our cattery is currently still under refurbishment and we are hoping to open some time next year – apologies for any inconvenience.

November – December 2022

We are just giving advanced notice that we are closing on Wednesday 30th November 2022 and reopening on Friday 9th December 2022, ready to receive our four legged guests that weekend. We are sorry for any inconvience caused, but after nearly 3 years without, we do need a short holiday! We have deliberately avoided closing for 2 weekends to try to reduce the disruption for all our lovely customers.




How to Find Us

Our Address

Newman’s Lane,
BH22 0LW,

Our dog kennels and cattery are located in a beautiful, rural location at the end of Newman’s Lane in West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset. Please continue right to the end of Newman’s Lane. As you can see in the map below we are located when it appears you can go no further! Please note, after periods of wet weather, the lane can be very “potholey”. If you choose, you can always park in the free car park at West Moors Memorial Hall and walk up the Castleman Trailway to reach us. It takes between 5-10 mins on foot and we are the first right after the wooden bridge (wellies are advisable in wet weather!).

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Here’s what our guest owners have to say about Country Kennels Dorset.

Barry Northern

My dogs stayed here and returned very happy. The drop of and pick up procedures were very well organised.

Dave Harris

Clean and my dog was well looked after.

Rev Barry Harding-Rathbone

Our 4 hounds simply loved their stay - highly recommended

Shereen Lawford

A great place I feel safe leaving my dog there the staff are friendly and Dastan always comes home happy.

Matthew Cole

Amazing family friendly kennels. My dogs have been going there for a long time but recently country kennels went above and beyond to help me in a time of need. I would rate them 10 stars if possible. My dogs are always so well looked after and all the staff are amazing.


by Country Kennels.

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