Boarding Kennels and Cattery

Near Bishops Stortford and Harlow on the Herts/Essex border

  • Boarding of dogs, cats and other small animals
  • Dog training
  • Grooming
  • Problem solving
  • Microchipping, Identity tags engraved
We are veterinary inspected, approved and recommended.


Take a look round our new Play Barn!

Our play barn is for boarding and day care dogs to enjoy when they stay.

We're sure they'll love it!

Our new swimming pool is on the way!


We're really looking forward to having our own swimming pool for dogs who are boarding with us or who are day care visitors.

It should be great fun, and we'll have more information here as the date gets nearer. Watch this space!

Normandale kennels

Our kennels are larger than average, giving your dog more room to relax and move around. Each one has a covered run attached so your dog will be able to stay warm and dry, even when the weather is bad.

We really want your pet to feel part of our family whilst he or she is with us.

Every kennel has its own treat pot hanging on the door, which is always full of treats, whether you bring in your own or not. Toys and playthings galore are supplied by us and if your pet chooses a particular favourite, she is allowed to take it home with her.

If your pet's with us for Christmas, she will receive a Christmas stocking and if your pet is in on her birthday, tell us and she will have a birthday present to take home.

We have cooling mats, cold air blowers and paddling pools to keep your pets cool in hot weather. More ...

Normandale kennels

While they're staying with us, we will look after your pets as if they were our own.

We make their stay comfortable and enjoyable, by adding those little touches that matter.

In our kitchen, we can offer fresh meat from our local butcher, as an optional extra. This includes beef, heart, liver, lamb, kidney etc. We are happy to serve raw meals to dogs used to a natural diet, or we will cook for your dog. We serve the meat with vegetables if required. All meat is human quality. Just ask for this service when you book your dog in.

All dogs are insured while staying with us, to cover vets' bills, for example.  Full details are available on request.

Please note that all dogs must have up-to-date vaccinations and must be inoculated against kennel cough. Bring your vaccination cards with you when you book in.

Celebrating birthdays!

We love to celebrate our visitors' birthdays, and give them a really special day. Here are two of the dogs enjoying their birthday with us.

Opie enjoying a birthday whle staying with us

Our day care service

Dog with ball

Day care is available for dogs and cats, for just £10.00 a day per animal, regardless of size or breed.

Maybe you work full-time Monday to Friday, and you don't want your pet to be left alone all day. Perhaps you're off to a wedding, shopping or other event that takes you away from home all day. Or has your pet never been away from home before and you want to introduce him to the kennels gently?

We will look after your pet and there's no need to book! Just phone and let us know you're coming. You may bring your pet in from 9am, and take him home the same day between 5pm and 6pm.

We charge only £10.00 per day, as long as your pet goes home the same day. If your pet stays overnight, we shall have to charge a boarding rate. Please ask for details, as overnight rates vary from breed to breed.

Please note that dogs must be fully vaccinated and have had a kennel cough preventative in order to stay for the day.

Fun and games for our boarders

Dog in ball bath

While the dogs are enjoying their stay here, we like to treat them as if they were our own.

Our latest addition for playtime is our ball bath. The dogs love it and really enjoy the chance to climb in and have fun.

Small dog in tunnel Small dog in ball bath

And the little ones won't miss out on some fun, either. We've created a new play area specifically for small dogs.