Dog Holidays

Facilities and what we do

We welcome fully vaccinated dogs and puppies from 12 weeks of age including older dogs who may need more time and care. We do, however, try to keep everything as much the same as at home for puppies with regard to food, routine, crates etc. and would advise that you come and talk to us so that we can provide the best possible care for your puppy. We also cater for dogs with special needs and would encourage you to come and chat to us if you think that your dog may fall into this category. We also provide a daytime crèche facility. We will ask you about your dog requirements, habits, likes and dislikes, health, medication, food etc. in order that we can get to know your dog(s) and make their stay the best possible.

The kennels have a heated inner section with a large outside run. Each section has a designated kitchen and specially designed grooming room. Free running in the paddocks along with play sessions and lots of cuddles are included. We maintain a high standard of cleanliness with frequent cleaning checks throughout the day.

All dogs are groomed, by our professional groomers, during their stay whether it be long or short. This ensures that his/her coat stays in good condition whilst improving the circulation and muscle tone - all very important for a sense of well-being.

Your dog will receive a daily health check where possible including eyes ears etc, so that any concerns can be monitored and addressed. In addition weight is monitored on a weekly basis for those in over 10 days and diet adjusted accordingly. We have secure grass paddocks, so that time can be enjoyed off lead with the opportunity to express natural behaviours.

We carry a variety of diets both dry and tinned but cannot hold all that are available on the market so please come and discuss your dog’s requirements. If your dog is on a special diet i.e. veterinary prescription please do come and talk to us about it. We aim to keep your dog’s feeding routine to very much as it is at home. We also do two treat runs a day but you are very welcome to bring additional treats if you would like to.

We do supply bedding but again some owners like to bring a blanket or something that smells of home. Toys are always very welcome but please make sure they are robust ones as soft toys tend to spend more time in our washing machines than out.

We have 24 hour veterinary cover and personnel on site 24 hours a day.

Free veterinary insurance cover is included but we do advise that you have your own as our insurance only covers up to a certain amount and excludes any condition deemed to be pre-existing or animals over a certain age.

We do provide a collection and delivery service.

Additional Information

Dog Vaccinations
We will only accept dogs that are and have been fully vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and parainfluenza within the last 12 months. The kennel cough vaccination against Infectious Bronchitis is also required and recommended. All vaccinations should be given at least 14 days prior to arrival (including the completion of new vaccination course).

Please discuss any medication at the time of booking. All medication including prescription food must be clearly marked with the pets name, surname, type of medication, strength and dose rate. Details of any pre-existing conditions must be disclosed at the time of booking.

We have our own vet but can use your vet where appropriate. All dogs are insured up to a set amount against veterinary fees. This does not include any pre-existing conditions, conditions that the insurance company consider preventable or animals over a certain age. We do advise that you take out additional insurance as treatment can exceed this amount and would not be covered under our policy. Please see terms and conditions of business, as any additional fees are the responsibility of the owner.


Rushwood Boarding Kennels and Cattery

Rushwood Boarding Kennels and Cattery

Rushwood Boarding Kennels and Cattery

Rushwood Boarding Kennels and Cattery

Thank you so much for the care you gave Jasper this week. It was very kind (and brave) to take him into your house. Vallerie & Alan

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