Are you looking for places to Board your dog?
Are you boarding your dog for the first time?
Do you want the best boarding kennels for your dog or your cat.
We at Fircroft Dog Boarding Kennels are established 27 years. Our aim is and has always been to care for our boarding dogs and cats as we would like our own pets to be cared for. Our staff are long term, experienced and devoted to our pet boarders. We provide happy, safe country dog boarding. Our dog boarding kennels are set on three and a half acres in the peaceful countryside of Rathangan, Co. Kildare. We live here at Fircroft Dog Boarding, Dog Training Kennels and Cattery Ltd., and for our peace of mind and the safety of your pet and our own animals Fircroft is attended 24/7. Most of our boarding animals come to us by way of Veterinary referral.
Visitors: We are happy to welcome visitors to Fircroft, to meet you and your pet and to show you around. If you would like to have a chat about boarding your dog or boarding your cat please do call us 045 524250 or make an appointment to come and see for yourself how we take care of our boarding pets.
Fircroft Dog Boarding Kennels and Cat boarding kennels was established by Irish dog trainers Mary Owens and Rita Moloney. Both Mary and Rita are experienced Irish Kennel Club Judges. Mary is the first person outside of the UK to be awarded the prestigious accreditation of Kennel Club Accredited advanced Companion Dog and Competition Obedience Dog Instructor by The Kennel Club, London. This accreditation is based on the individual’s years of hands-on experience working with dogs and also on their level of theoretical knowledge of dog behaviour and welfare.
Fircroft Dog boarders service:
At Fircroft Dog Boarding Kennels we provide dog boarding long term, dog boarding short term and dog daycare boarding. We offer affordable dog boarding, our boarding fees for dogs depend on which service you require. Our standard cost of boarding a dog per day is €16.50 inclusive. We provide a collection and delivery service to and from Dublin and surrounding counties. This service is by appointment and cost dependent on location.
Dog walking – all our boarding dogs are walked individually (unless otherwise requested) twice daily in our private field. These walks are great stress busters and build a happy bond between our boarding dogs and our staff.
Dog boarding kennels facilities:
Each of our boarding dogs has its own individual indoor kennel unit. These units are in block of six on shuttered corridors around our enclosed courtyard. Each dog enjoys its own individual private unit. We do not mix dogs except for dogs from the same family and at the request of their owner. Boarding dogs do not make eye to eye or nose to nose contact with their neighbouring dogs which reduces both stress and the risk of infection. Each unit has a raised, draught free bed and separate floor area. Each bedding area has a thermal mat underlay and fluffy shredded paper. The dogs love this bedding, it dries them off after their walks and is then replaced ensuring a dry comfortable bed at all times. Owners may also provide their dog’s own bedding if they so wish.
Fircroft Boarding Kennels’ outdoor facilities:
Apart from our private field we have a secure sand arena and secure training paddock for free exercise. We also have large covered outdoor runs which allow for free playtime during the day.
Fircroft Cat boarding services:
At Fircroft Cat Boarding Kennels we offer cat boarding, short term and long term. Our standard cost of boarding a cat with us is €12.50 inclusive per day. Discounted rates apply for more than one cat per family. We provide a collection and delivery service to and from Dublin and surrounding counties. This service is by appointment and cost dependent on location.
Fircroft Cat Boarding Facilities:
At Fircroft boarding Kennels & Cattery we provide cosy safe individual accommodation for your cat. Each cat boarding kennel unit is designed for privacy and comfort. Cats do not make eye to eye or nose to nose contact with neighbouring cats thereby reducing stress and the risk of infection. Each cat has its own completely enclosed private bedding area. Each unit has a climbing shelf and top platform for sitting and watching the outside world go by. The units are indoors on a 10 meter corridor with double safety doors at each end which allows for safe free individual exercise periods.
Pet Boarding Kennels; At Fircroft Kennels we offer other animal boarding. The pet boarders we cater for would be small animal pets and birds. All are welcome and we care for them according to their individual needs.
Animal kennel care: At Fircroft Pet Boarding Kennels our staff are certified in Canine First Aid and holders of Canine First Responders Certificates. This is the only certified Canine First Aid course recognised by the Veterinary Union of Ireland.
Fircroft Dog Training Kennels boarding school for dogs:
All our training at Fircroft is motivational, we actively teach our canine pupils to really enjoy learning. Through years of practical hands-on experience and extensive study of the latest most enlightened methods we make it easy for the dogs to learn and easy for their owners to teach them . Our training is residential and courses last twelve days, each course is tailored to meet the individual needs of each dog and owner.
Fircroft Dog training DVD & Puppy Guidance Programme
with Mary Owens, K.C.A.I. C.D.adv., C.O.adv. ‘Probably the best dog training DVD I have seen’ says John Rogerson, world renowned dog trainer and behaviourist.
Fircroft Dog Training Film & T.V. work
Visit website at www.animalactors.ie
Our personal dogs and other animals together with those trained at Fircroft are well known to film and tv audiences throughout Ireland, Uk and USA. If you would like to add your pet to our database please let us have details and a jpeg photo. This service is free to Fircroft clients.