Valley Kennels is planned for space, freedom,
high activity levels, hygiene and safety. We seek to
adapt the environment and levels of human interaction to
meet the needs of each dog. The facilities are designed for safety and fun.
Our tariff is not affected by holiday period surcharges, or the size of
your dog. The smallest and the largest of breeds deserves the same
care and attention; and regular human interaction. Licenced only for
40 dogs, we provide a level of individual attention as close as we can
to that you provide yourself at home.
We offer 3 levels of accommodation:
(a) Bed & Breakfast
- This level covers approximately 2 acres of grounds (divided into 5
play areas) where the dogs are given as much time running, playing
or "just mooching around" as we feel they need.
If a dog is social, we will introduce a playmate or two of similar disposition.
If a dog prefers to be alone it is able to run and play in private
- the individual needs of the dog set the pattern of the holiday.
Sleeping units are the size of a single carport and are very sheltered
"outdoor type" accommodation.
We are exposed to full sun from sunlight to sunset, and
we are above the fog and frost lines in the Valley - with particularly
beautiful winter conditions.
(b) Executive Suite
- Suitable for the one or two-dog family, this is a tiled, private room. The suite is part of the
staff tearoom and adjacent to the reception area. There is
ready access to a large and sunny grassed run available throughout the day.
(The Executive Suite is in use nearly constantly, with some owners re-booking
from visit to visit)
(c) House Special
- this level of accommodation is available only to special guests,
usually by referral, and always with individual assessment in the first instance.
The ability to mix in sociably is an absolute requirement. We have several
guests who have been coming regularly for many years.
Above all, your dog must be somebody you could invite into your own home
- because that's what we frequently do.
We require proof of a C5 vaccination/booster (this is the regular
annual booster). This is your dog's passport to enter Valley
Kennels, and we need to sight it each time your dog comes
to stay with us.
We consider a minimum of 10-12 days
since vaccination is needed for it to take effect.
ALSO: with the move to triennial base vaccinations,
REMEMBER that the kennel cough component remains an annual booster.
We do not deviate from the above, for the health of all our guests.
There are in excess of 36 vets within 35 minutes of us (Coast
and the Highlands), and we will consult the vet of your choice
on any veterinary problem. If you come from farther afield, we
would use a vet of our choice in an emergency, who would consult
with your regular vet if required.
We have very extensive experience in handling dogs and can look
after dogs with special requirements including rehabilitation
from major surgery, diabetic injections, suture removal, and bitches
You need bring only your dog (and any medication required).
All bowls, bedding and toys are provided by us, but if YOU feel
better bringing something along, then by all means, do so -
it's most important that your dog knows YOU are happy with his holiday destination.