Busy Weekend ahead

polo fieldfox cub not sunbathing sunbathing Looks like it’s all happening this weekend around the Catsash Kennels area. We’ve polo and cycle races happening on our doorstep. The last picture shows the polo ground being made ready this morning. Sunday sees Catsash Road close from 7am to 3pm – we have access before 8am and after 2pm for customers.

Even some of the natives were out for a look see on the Roman Road course – if you can spot the fury friend in the first picture.

With the sunshine on Thursday I thought the pictures of our dogs sunbathing ( or not) would remind us of the sun during the weekend’s forecast rain. That really is a westie lying on her back in the sun – while her sister would rather a paler complexion!

As the summer holiday season gets under-way we’d also like to remind customers to get their dates in as availability is getting tight especially at the weekends.


Now’s the time to book your dates.

For many people the next couple of months are when they start to book and plan their holidays, Someone called me yesterday as their employer asked for them to  book all their main holiday dates for the coming year now. That’s organised!

I was pleased that booking their dog’s boarding kennel dates was on the holiday planning to do list  of Mrs Organised. As much as possible I would  really recommend getting dates into the kennel booking diary now. With the main school holiday as major bottle necks the sooner everything is booked the sooner you can relax and look forward to the summer sun ( if that’s your thing!) However, unlike holiday companies our prices don’t go up during the peak season.

We’ve changed kennel layouts – so all kennels have an exercise run. This does mean we have less capacity ,so I would hate for regular customers to miss out if they leave booking too late. We’ll always try our best to fit around customer dates so please get in touch as soon as you have decided. You can download a booking form and read our terms and conditions here.

booked your holiday..don't forget to book your dog's holiday too.

booked your holiday..don’t forget to book your dog’s holiday too.

For details about how to book click here or to contact us click here


Not just holidays

wpid-20140518_075905.jpgOver the past couple of weeks we have welcomed a number of dogs into kennels for reasons other than holidays.

Building work is a regular reason for visits, as tradesman can’t really be expected to keep an eye on the family dog – especially if it’s an escape artist or likes to wander! And it seems that sometimes the workman turn up at short-notice then take a little longer than predicted to complete the jobs.

If this happens we’ll always try and step in as we understand that plans are difficult to make when there a number of factors at play. What you need to know is that your pet is safe while you concentrate on your grand design at home (pun intended)

The other reason popping up is that dogs left at home for longish stretches can become concerned. This may result in unwelcome barking, destructive behaviour or the dreaded welcome home poo! None of this is the dogs fault and they should never be blamed for it. Dogs Trust say that you shouldn’t leave your dog alone for longer than four hours at a time.

In these cases its better for the dog to be somewhere where there is company (human and animal), and slowly get used to the idea that the lovely person that feeds/walks them sometimes needs to work to pay for the home that they chew.

At Catsash Kennels we are able to offer daycare from £8 per day. This includes 20 minutes exercise and kennel accommodation. We also offer a Woodland Walk for £6 that lasts for 3/4 hour and includes drying off the dog in wet conditions.

To book get in touch via  our contact us page or call 01633 422049 or call/text 07775530940