We rarely put our dogs into kennels, mainly because I have always been convinced that they 'wouldn't like it'. However, their recent trip to Derrings has changed my opinion completely.
When we called into kennels to look around unannounced, we were greeted warmly and shown round. The spacious kennels were spotless and the inmates were clearly quite content.
When we delivered our dogs there, (with much concern on my part) they left us without a backward glance, and were very happy to go off with their new minder. I found this reassuring.
When we collected them, although the dogs were pleased to see us, they were obviously fine and had been perfectly alright while we were away. Again the kennels were spotlessly clean and tidy (at 8am), and the dogs were cheerful and unperturbed. (They also were clean and didn't smell of kennels or disinfectant).
Above all, the impression is that Adrian and his staff like the dogs; to me that is essential.
I would not hesitate in recommending Derrings Kennels to any owner who is looking for a good quality boarding kennel and peace of mind while they are away.
Here at our dog boarding kennel we are all very passionate about dogs, I myself have owned and trained dogs for over 30 years! We currently have 3 gun dogs that live in our kennels.
The boarding kennels and grooming parlour give us the opportunity to meet a huge range of dog breeds, from Schipperke's (Belgian barge dogs) to Irish Wolf Hounds and Entlebucher Sennenhund's (swiss cart dogs) to Newfoundlands. The list goes on !
After a long search for the right property, I finally found 'New Derrings Farm' and knew straight away it was perfect for a small exclusive dog boarding kennel.
In 2002, Derrings Kennels was established. This wasn't and still isn't a diversification from another business. Looking after dogs is what we specialise in and enjoy doing all day, every day.
Our shop opened in 2007 and has been a great spin-off to the boarding kennels because many people buy from us rather than hauling their own. We stock a good range of food, toys, beds, dog grooming accessories, leads etc... at competitive prices. For example a few of the brands we stock are Wagg, Sneyds Wonderdog, Supadog and James Wellbeloved. We also keep stocked up with a large range of treats such as pigs ears, bonios and lots of rawhides.