Chingford Boarding Kennels and Cattery
Our team of well-trained and experienced staff, ensure that every pet is given first class care and attention, providing you peace of mind whilst you are away.
We are a fully licensed and local authority approved facility, with separate dog and cat boarding facilities and the additional benefit of a small animal block where rabbits, guinea pigs, and more exotic guests such as reptiles and birds can enjoy their stay.
We also have a unique benefit of having one of our veterinary practices on site, which means in an extremely rare event of a medical emergency, your pet can be treated without delay*.
*The costs of any veterinary treatment incurred are payable by the pet owner at the time of collecting their pet
If you require a quote for your pet’s stay or any other information please contact us by phone or email and we will be happy to help
Please come along and visit us Monday-Saturday 12:00pm to 4:00pm no appointment necessary.
Our dog boarding kennels offer spacious and comfortable accommodation for all ages, breeds and sizes of dog. The kennels are heated in the winter months and air conditioned during the summer for your pet’s comfort. All kennels have covered runs so boarders are able to stretch their legs and for those that are extra energetic, we can offer off-site walks during their stay.
We understand that some dogs can be a little fussy when it comes down to their diet, we offer a wide choice of wet and dried food for your dog. If, however, if you feed a specialised diet, we are more than happy for you to supply their own food to be fed during their stay.
All of our pet guests will have their own warm, soft bedding and baskets provided and owners are welcome to bring along their pet’s favourite toys and treats if they wish.
- We require all dogs to be vaccinated against Parvovirus, Distemper, Leptospirosis, Viral Hepatitis and Kennel Cough in order to protect them and other boarding dogs at our kennels.
- The standard vaccination consists of a primary course of two injections given over two to three weeks followed by a single annual ‘booster’ vaccination – we can even organise for your dog to have his annual booster with us during the stay.
- Dogs can board five days after the end of a primary course or the same day a booster vaccination has been given.
- The Kennel Cough vaccine is an intranasal vaccine, a single vaccine providing 12 months protection. Dogs can board three days after the vaccine is given.
- In special circumstances we may be able to board some unvaccinated dogs but they will be accommodated in an isolation area until they are fully immunised.
Cats are housed in the comfort of their own spacious split-level chalets, which are climate controlled to guarantee the cosiest of stays in all seasons. Each chalet has two runs joined with a cat flap and is designed with separate sleeping and playing areas so there is plenty of space to explore. Many of our cat chalets have covered outdoor runs for cats who enjoy a view! Our outdoor chalets are in great demand so we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment, especially for stays during the summer months.
There is no need to worry if your cat can be a little particular with what they eat, we offer a wide choice of wet and dried food. If, however, if you feed a specialised diet, we are more than happy for you to supply their own food to be fed during their stay.
All bedding and baskets are provided but owners are more than welcome to bring their own. Daily grooming is available, if required.
- We require all cats to be vaccinated against Feline Flu and Enteritis, however most cat vaccinations include protection against Feline Leukaemia for additional protection. The vaccination consists of a primary course of two injections given over a period of three weeks. Cats can board five days after the end of the primary course or on the same day as a booster vaccination.
- The primary course is followed by a single annual ‘booster’ vaccination and cats can board the same day as a ‘booster’ has been administered
- In special circumstances we may be able to board some unvaccinated cats but they will be accommodated in an isolation area until they are fully immunised.
Small Animals and Exotic Pets
Your rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, tortoises or other small furry or feathered friends are housed in their own climate controlled section and looked after by experienced, knowledgeable staff.
We offer a wide range of species specific diets for our small animal and exotic guests, including fresh fruit and vegetables prepared on a daily basis to ensure all of their nutritional needs are catered for. If, however, if you would rather supply their own food, we are more than happy to feed this during their stay.
We recommend rabbits are vaccinated against myxomatosis and Viral haemaorrhagic disease including the newly detected strain (RHDV2).
The myxomatosis and regular strain of viral haemorrhagic disease can be given in a combined vaccination and there is an additional vaccine available to protect your rabbit against the RHDV2 strain. Your veterinary surgeon will be able to advise further on the vaccinations available.
Veterinary Health Plan
We offer a health plan policy for dogs and cats boarding with us. The policy covers veterinary fees up to £1500 with no excess to pay, should your pet require veterinary attention during their stay offering you peace of mind whilst away. Cost per week or part week is only £9 per dog or cat.
The plan does not cover pre-existing conditions.
Dog Walking Service
For a small additional charge, members of staff will happily walk dogs on a lead once a day in the local park during their stay to provide extra exercise and opportunity for play.
During their stay, dogs of all sizes can be washed, dried and brushed in our purpose built shower facility and be returned to their owners looking and smelling better than ever!
If you can hear your dog’s claws clicking as they walk along hard ground they may be over-long and in need of a trim. Overgrown nails can easily catch and tear or even grow right back into the pads. Our staff can check your dog’s nails and clip them as necessary.
We are happy to administer any medication your pet requires during their stay to which there is a minimal charge. Please inform us should your pet require this service at the time of booking to allow us to discuss the treatment in further detail and inform you of any costs involved.
Sadly, more and more dogs and cats are straying or getting stolen. Microchipping your pet will ensure they are permanently identified as belonging to you. In the event of your pet getting lost or stolen they can be safely and rapidly returned to you if they are found and scanned.
Collection and Delivery
We are happy to arrange the collection and delivery of your pet from your home before and after their stay with us. Costs are dependent on distance from the kennels and we will be happy to give you a quotation on request.
Worming & Flea treatment
Should your dog or cat require their routine flea or worming treatment during their stay, we are happy to administer this, just mention at the time of booking.
Meet the TeamOur network of branches and hospitals have the support of an experienced management team as well as administrative backup.
Chingford Kennels General Manager & Non-Clinical Procurement Manager
Matt is a lifelong dog lover and joined Chingford Kennels as Kennels Manager in May 2005. He manages all aspects of the kennels as well as the pet cemetery near Waltham Abbey and our Hydrotherapy Centre. Matt is also responsible for all non-clinical procurement for the Group. As well as being a keen dog owner Matt enjoys the cinema, running marathons, and is the proud father of twin boys.
Tel: 020 8529 0979
Kennel Manager and Hydrotherapist
Kimberley joined the team as a Kennel Assistant in 2008 and was promoted to Kennel Manager in 2016. In this time Kimberley gained her Level 3 qualification as a canine hydrotherapist and Kimberley can be contacted directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer joined the kennels as a kennel assistant in 2016 and by working closely with the management has quickly progressed to being manager herself.
She has reluctantly limited her menagerie to 3 cats and 2 corn snakes but hopes that one day soon she will be able to adopt a dog.
Jennifer can be contacted directly on email@example.com
Chloe joined Chingford Kennels in 2007 as a work experience student whilst studying Animal Care/Management at Capel Manor College and became Office Manager in 2013.
Chloe is the proud owner of many dogs and a rabbit called Popeye.
You can contact Chloe directly on firstname.lastname@example.org