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Wicklow Kennels & Cattery

dogs get hours of supervised exercise and playing each day
Wicklow Kennels and Cattery is a small, family run pet minding facility located near Wicklow town and Arklow, only 2mins off the N11.
We know what it is to be passionate about our dogs & cats; we are passionate about minding your pet, so that you can have a stress free holiday, reassured that your dog or cat is in the best pet minding facility available. Here at Wicklow Kennels and Cattery our philosophy is that access to the outdoors for both cats and dogs is vital for their health and wellbeing. Four nearby based vets have been happy to leave their dogs with us since we set up in 2009

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Wicklow Kennels and Cattery is a small, family run pet minding facility located near Wicklow town and Arklow, only 2mins off the N11.

We know what it is to be passionate about our dogs & cats; we are passionate about minding your pet, so that you can have a stress free holiday, reassured that your dog or cat is in the best pet minding facility available.

Here at Wicklow Kennels and Cattery our philosophy is that access to the outdoors for both cats and dogs is vital for their health and wellbeing. Four nearby based vets have been happy to leave their dogs with us since we set up in 2009

  • All dogs and cats have their own personal outdoor area.
  • All kennels and cat suites are tiled and fully heated.
  • ROYAL CANIN food included free for all dogs & Cats
  • Our rates start from €16 per night/day for dogs and €8 per night/day for cats
  • We are located on 30 mins from Sandyford.
  • Established in 2009, a new modern, purpose built kennels based on UK and American Kennel and Cattery design
  • No unneutered male dogs or dogs on the ‘Dangerous Dog’ List accepted
  • All dogs must be fully vaccinated including Canine Cough
  • All cats must be fully vaccinated
  • Dogs are mixed together under supervision for hours of fun & games
  • Updates on Facebook with photos of your pets while you are away

Dog Boarding Kennels

We have 10 kennels for boarding dogs. The kennels are built in our back garden so the dogs are very close to the house. These are of various sizes, but the smallest is a spacious 1.5m x 2m inside. Each kennel is fully tiled – both floor and wall. It has its own wall mounted radiator – specifically designed for dog kennels. They emit a low level of heat on a constant basis, keeping the sleeping area at a constant temperature during the night so that your dog will not be too hot or too cold. Heating is turned on from the early afternoon when necessary but always at night during the autumn, winter and even cold spring nights. We have our own dogs and so know that most dogs are house pets and used to the heat in a home. Our doggie guests settle very well in their kennels due to the warmth.

Each kennel has a sliding hatch system from the inside to the outside covered run. Each run has a smooth concrete base which can easily be power hosed to ensure high levels of hygiene. The run is completely covered so that even on wet days your dog can go in and out of their run and sleeping area. The hatches are closed last thing at night (after late night ‘do your business’ run around). This ensures your dog is cosy in his sleeping area for the night. The hatches are opened first thing in the morning at approx 7am to allow doggies out to their run. Size of our large covered run is 4m x 2m.

Play Time

Here at Wicklow Kennels we mix the dog staying together for free play and socialisation each day. We have a number of different areas so dogs are matched up with other dogs of a similar size or temperament.

We keep smaller dogs or dogs that may be a little nervous just outside our kitchen on a lawn. So for example, we will allow the boisterous labs and collies all run around together but wouldn’t put an older dog with them as the oldies just want to potter. So they often come around with us as we doing our cleaning and then watch as the crazy youngsters play ball.

Likewise with puppies and young dogs, we are careful to mix them with dogs that are not too big, as they are only learning how to play. With Puppies we ensure they get all the rest they need after their activities.

Most Kennels do not allow dogs to mix like this, for this reason we are very popular with people who send their dogs to Doggy Day Care and people who realise that a few hours of running and chasing with other dogs can be much more tiring than a number of short walks. However, we are very careful about which dogs we take. Although we do not wish to tar certain breeds with the same brush we do not accept any dogs on the restricted breed list (dangerous dog list) – See our website for more info

We also do not accept any unneutered male dogs over the age of 8 months. We do accept females in heat/season.

Your dogs routine while staying at Wicklow Kennels & Cattery

  • 7am – sliding hatches opened so that doggie guests can access their outdoor areas***** Morning feeds – if your dog is on a morning feed it is given during this time.
  • 8.30 – 9am: dogs are mixed together in our various play areas. we mix the dogs together so that they can play and socialise. This is only done under supervision.
  • 10am : New guests arrive and others leave. We limit our drop off and collection time to 10am because after this we can then continue with our play time activities (if we are dealing with dogs coming and going all morning  we would not be able to supervise the dogs playing)
  • 1.30 -2pm: Everyone back to their kennels and runs, by this stage everyone is tired and glad to have a rest. There is classical music playing all day in the kennels and the dogs chill out and sleep for an hour or two. The dogs can sleep inside in their sleeping area or in their run, which most do on sunnydays.
  • 4pm-5.30pm: Play time again. Dogs are all out again for a run around before evening dinner time
  • 5.30-6pm: Dinner time – We include ROYAL CANIN dry food free for all dogs staying with us. If you would like to bring your dogs own food that’s no problem. Dogs must rest for at least two hours after their meal to ensure it is fully digested.
  • 6pm: drop off and collection time. For a dogs first visit we really do prefer to have him dropped off on our morning drop off slot so that he has the full day to exercise and settle into his new surroundings.
  • 9 pm -10pm: Late night run around. We let the dogs out for a short run around before they are put into their sleeping areas. This is to allow them to do their ‘business’ and for us to then put them all in safe and sound with a small treat (with owner’s permission). The sliding hatches are closed and the dogs settle down for the night. They are usually so tired they all sleep soundly

Note: – the kennels are designed so that no dog’s run is beside another one – so if a dog happens to bark they will not disturb any other dogs, this is the more modern way to layout kennels as opposed to the large shed or single building design where all the dogs can hear each other and one barker can disturb everyone’s peace.

Note: we use top quality plastic dog beds for each dog. We use Vet Bed bedding which is used in Vets practices – this is highly absorbent bedding which is warm. If a dog lies on with wet paws or a wet coat the moisture soaks through and the dog will always feel dry.

 

Cattery

We have two cat boarding options available – our very popular Original Cattery and our ne 5 * Cat Cabins with gardens. Prices very competitive starting at €8 per night/day.

*All cats staying with us have their own indoor and outdoor space*

We believe that having 24 hour access to the outdoors is most important for cats – to climb, jump and generally use their muscles. As well as allowing them to follow their natural instincts to go out at night. We are owned by two cats ourselves and love the company of cats, so your feline friend will get lots of attention and affection.

  • All cat suites heated
  • All cat suites have at least 3 different sleeping areas – all high off the ground
  • Cat cabins there are over 6 different areas
  • Each cat suite has a window with window seat
  • Lots of different textures – mini duvets, vetbed, fluffy blankets, cushions
  • All painted and decorated with curtains
  • Classical music playing all day
  • Each has cat flap (kept open) to their outdoor area
  • Outdoor areas have ladders and branches for climbing
  • Cattery right beside our home
  • Separate entrances to kennels – cats do not see any dogs boarding with us
  • Royal Canin Cat food included free for all cats staying with us
  • All cats must be fully vaccinated – cards checked
  • All cattery areas have double security safety corridors
  • All cat suites are locked on keys – both indoor and outdoor gates
  • Entire cattery areas locked at all times

We have a very active Facebook page with hundreds of photos, as well as our website – check us out at www.wicklowkennels.com

Viewings recommended and welcome

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Address Details:
Ireland, Wicklow
Phone: 087 1375155
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Drop off/Collect times:
Mon - Sat 10am and 6pm
Sun/Bank Hols: 6pm only

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