Hi my name is Lisa and I own Keepers Kennels. We moved here on the 31st August 2006. I had two dogs of my own at the time and had never been to a kennels or put my dogs in a kennels but I love dogs and knew that I would love it. To this day I still haven’t been to another kennels, even to compare it with mine. I run the Kennels with my two daughters Alix and Billie and I have a full time employee called Alice who has work for me about 4 years. She started as a Saturday Girl. Also my Mum Sue works part time at the weekends.
I am lucky that my husband John is a builder and has made a lot of changes to the kennels. We have put Astro Turf down in the runs to keep it cleaner and make it an all year round exercise run. When we moved here it was grass and it used to get really bad when it rained. It was a lot harder then as we had to clean the dogs down every time they came in from there playtime.
A day at the kennels starts at 8am when we go down the kennels and give the dogs their breakfast and let them out for a run around while we clean the kennel. They have about half an hour out and if they like other dogs we try to put them out together to play. Around 1pm we go down to check on the dogs and let them out again for a play. Again about half an hour. Then at 5pm we go down to give the dogs their dinner and another run around. When we come up we give the dogs a bonio and put them to bed for the evening.
Our opening times are 8am to 6pm. We ask that you pick up by 6pm but if you need to be a little later we can arrange this and put the dog in the holding kennel next to the grooming parlour but we ask that it’s no later than 7pm. We are open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. This is the only time we do not accept dogs or let them go home. Other than that we are open every day even Sundays. There is always someone here so the property is never left empty.
The grooming parlour is run by my Daughter Alix who has been grooming for 3yrs now and loves it. She has a price list on the wall in the parlour and she is open Monday to Friday with the occasional weekend. So you could have your dog washed and smelling lovely for when you pick up.
If you have any questions please ask one of us and we hope your dog enjoys their stay with us.