Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the most common questions we get asked at Country Kennels Dorset.

If you have any other queries that haven’t been answered here please don’t hesitate to contact us with your question. We are always happy to help.

What's the daily routine for the dogs?

The day begins at around 8am when all the dogs are walked (individually on leads), kennels and runs are thoroughly cleaned and dogs are fed.  All the dogs have permanent access to an individual outside run from their kennel. The dogs are exercised, cleaned and fed again in the afternoon. Dogs are put to bed at dusk, after they have received a final clean and a bed time biscuit.

Can I bring my pet's own bedding or blanket?

Yes, of course provided it can be laundered.

Can I bring my pet's own toys?

Yes, we want your pet to be as comfortable and happy as they can be during their stay with us but please do not bring anything too valuable or precious.

Do your prices include VAT?

Yes they do. All prices published are inclusive of VAT and food.

What age to you take cats and dogs from?

We take pets from 4 months old, no dogs under 16 weeks of age.

Do you take diabetic dogs?

No, sorry we don’t accept diabetic dogs.

What time can I drop off/pick up?

Monday to Saturday
9:30 – 12:30 and 13:30 – 16:00

9:00 – 13:00

We can sometimes be more flexible but by arrangement only.

Do you walk the dogs?

Yes, we do. The dogs are walked daily. We have our own  walking field where our guests are walked individually (or together, if they are from the same home, with the owner’s permission). We also have a secure, fenced paddock where dogs can enjoy  off lead exercise and one-to-one play time  during their stay.

Can I bring along my own pet food for my cat or dog?

Yes, of course we are more than happy for you to bring along your own pet food. Please ensure it’s clearly labelled  with the name of your pet and is in an suitable container for safe storage. Please be aware that we cannot take any raw food.

What if my dog is on medication?

All our staff are competent in and used to administering general medication. Please ensure all meds. are named, have clear instructions, and are in a suitable container. There is no extra charge for this service.