Choosing The Right Kennels: What To Look For

When you’re going away on holiday, you want to be sure that your pet is going to be happy in the kennels you leave them in. Feeling confident that your pet is having as great a time as you are can be a huge weight off your mind, allowing you to relax and enjoy your time away.

When searching for a kennels facility for your pet, follow our handy tips below for what to look for to make sure your pet has the best experience possible.

Boarding Kennel Considerations:


Of course, looking around the kennel facilities is one of the most important things to help aid your decision. Look for clean, hygienic facilities with lots of light and space. Ideally the kennels should have access to grass as well so your dog can enjoy the outdoors when being walked.


Not all kennels will be the same size, so it’s important to consider what will best suit your pet. For example, a large kennel facility can mean longer walks for your dog and more to look at, but can also mean staff are more stretched with their time to give to each individual dog. Think about your pet’s needs and what they will feel most comfortable with.


Some dogs need a lot of exercise to stay happy and relaxed, and if they are kept in their kennel for most of the day, can quickly become anxious or unhappy. If you know your pet will enjoy frequent walks, ask the kennels about their exercise regimes, and where they take the dogs e.g. on concrete, grass etc.


Meeting the staff at the kennels your pet will stay at can help reassure you that your dog will be happy during his stay. Make sure the staff are experienced, and ask how often they are on hand to care for your dog. Here at Jaycliffe Pets, our team live on-site, ensuring they can provide round-the-clock care for all the animals staying with us.

Additional services

A great kennel facility will offer optional extras for your pet during their stay. For example, we offer an expert dog grooming service at affordable prices, so your dog stays looking great for when you return!

Home comforts

You know your pet better than anyone, so you’ll know what food they’re most likely to eat, and what favourite toys, bed etc will keep them calm while you’re away. Make sure the kennels you choose will allow you to bring home comforts for your pet, as some facilities could have different rules on this.


Here at Jaycliffe Pets, we know the importance of having the right facilities for your pet while you’re away. That’s why our facility is run by experts, with years of experience caring for dogs and cats. Our team are on hand 24 hours a day, providing your pet with frequent attention, walks, and high quality food to ensure they have a great experience with us. For more information about our kennel facility, or to make an enquiry about your pet’s stay with us, feel free to contact us today – we’ll be happy to help.