Only fully approved, current members are listed on our website.  Any establishments not on our website is not a member and is NOT approved by IBKCA.

The Irish Boarding Kennels & Cattery Association (IBKCA) was founded in late 2006 by a group of Kennels and Cattery owners who were concerned by the lack of standards and support within this Industry. The IBKCA is the only organisation representing Boarding Kennels and Catteries in Ireland.

Our mission:

To establish a standard of excellence in all IBKCA approved establishments.

Our Aim:

To support and encourage our members in their endeavours to provide top quality animal care. All approved registered IBKCA members undertake to commit to the IBKCA’s Code of Ethics and Defra’s Five Freedoms.

Meeting our customer’s needs:

If you need a dog or cat boarding kennels you want to be confident your pet will receive the best possible care in your absence. You need someone who will provide a high standard of care for your dog or cat – always being attentive to their safety, comfort and well-being. For your peace of mind an IBKCA approved and listed Boarding Kennels or Cattery must provide the service it proclaims to offer.




There is a SCAM targeting Boarding Kennels (I have personal experience) except I have been cautious.  It goes like this….. Contact will be made by a person coming to Ireland to work on contract and bring their dog with them, wishing to board, giving the dates etc., and asking for your contract and conditions. They will be very happy with your website and when all is fairly well in place a cheque will arrive for over and above the required amount.  Here is the catch….. The name and address of the Transport Company but no Tel. No. and (I AMA TELEPHONE PERSON)  will appear with the instructions that you will pay the Transport person via Western Union from your own Cr. Card and that immediately the little dog will start his journey to your Kennels, hence the over payment of the cheque.  Now to make it more plausable several emails all very friendly and seemingly above board will pass between you telling of how they are so worried regarding their little pet, they are not past using the EMOTIONS etc., Need I say the cheque is a fraud.  Fortunately I smelled a RAT when the payment to the Transport Co., had to be paid by me in advance. Normally the payment is at source.  By the way when I ‘phoned the Directory no Tel.No. was listed and the address was a made up one,  even the Town in England didn’t exist