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Hammerpond Kennels 


Hammerpond Kennels CleaningOur purpose built kennels are newly developed of brick construction, double glazed and fully insulated. Each unit has an individually controlled direct heat lamp for extra warmth if required in colder months. Security has also been key in our development, with security lighting and fencing providing a secure and safe environment. The beautifully tiled kennels are finished to a high standard and provide a warm, clean, dry and hygienic home for your pets during their stay. Our kennels are spacious and are designed as “large doubles” and can comfortably accommodate more than two dogs from the same household.


Each kennel has a covered outdoor run attached and your dogs are able to come and go as they please during daylight hours. Each kennel also has a direct heat lamp for extra warmth if required in colder months.


All dogs are exercised in our secure activity fields a minimum of 2 times daily, whatever the weather! The dogs love being able to run off lead and have a good sniff around and even play a few games! We do not mix dogs as a rule from different households for safety reasons but the dogs enjoy our undivided attention and we make a point of getting to know your pets and putting them at ease.

* However if you would prefer your dog to socialise with other like minded dogs in the play paddock area or on walks, please let us know upon arrival. We may have other owners that would wish for the same and we will do our level best to find a suitable friend during your pets stay. All owners that wish to socialise their pets will have to sign a consent form.

Cleaning Regime

The safety and welfare of all our boarders forms one of the cornerstones that our reputation is built upon. You can be assured that your pet will always be in a safe and clean environment where the highest standards of hygiene are maintained at all times.

Our Kennels are cleaned routinely twice a day and at any other times that are necessary. We use a specialist professional animal disinfectant which is also the preferred disinfectant for veterinary practices and other professional animal organisations. Not only does it kill germs effectively but it is non toxic and safe for all animals including the environment and water courses.

Unfortunately most other Kennels use bleach or other such derivatives when cleaning the accommodation, mainly because it is cheap, typically £2.50 per 5 Litres compared to £38 per 5 Litres of professional disinfectant. Bleach will be poured into a bucket and diluted and an area washed down using a household mop for speed.

Problems with this are;

1. Bleach is toxic.

2. Severe skin irritation can occur and cause distress and in some cases burning to the skin of the animal.

3. By mopping an area all you are effectively doing is diluting the urine and faetal matter with diluted bleach, whereupon your pet will re-enter the area and lie on a wet floor absorbing the remnants of this mix that can never be fully dried up with a mop alone. This is often why pets smell when leaving boarding facilities.

4. A progressively more contaminated mop and bucket now passes on any viral infections and germs onto the next and subsequent accommodation.

Our cleaning regime is entirely different. We never compromise our standards of hygiene for speed or cost. We have invested in a “professional scrubber drier machine” that dispenses clean safe disinfectant from a reservoir onto scrubber rollers. At a flick of a switch the applied dirty disinfectant mixture is sucked up into a separate reservoir ensuring that the kennel area is always dry and hygienically clean for the animals at all times.

You should insist on inspection of any Kennels that you are considering using and investigate how often cleaning is done, with what materials and by what processes.


Hammerpond Kennels Monitoring DogsDaily observations are made regarding food intake, water consumption, toileting, feeding requirements, and medication if required, amongst general observations on behaviour etc. These are recorded on a clip board at the front of the kennel providing instant referencing for all staff.

This process ensures that your pet’s wellbeing is continuously monitored, providing the highest standards of personalised one to one care.


We provide vet bedding for your pets which is warm, dry and hygienic for them. Bedding is changed as necessary and checked frequently throughout the day.  You do not need to bring your own bedding or toys with you - we provide everything necessary for your dogs to have a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us. 

Diet and medication

We supply a high quality complete dried food but should you wish us to feed your pet any other food please bring sufficient with you for their stay, clearly labelled, and we will willingly do so according to your instructions.

We can administer medication as necessary and will ask you to bring sufficient with you, clearly labelled, which will be given as per your instructions. In the case of invasive or time sensitive medication there may be a supplementary charge. Please discuss this with us prior to booking.


All boarders must have current vaccinations for the duration of their stay with us and we require you to bring the vaccination card with you on drop off. Any animal with lapsed vaccinations or without their vaccination card will not be admitted for boarding for the safety and wellbeing of all our boarders.

The Kennel Management reserve the right to refuse to board any animal that appears unwell at the time of boarding.

Puppies & Bitches in Season

Puppies must have their initial Primary vaccinations which include vaccination against Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitus and Leptospirosis.

Bitches in season will only be accepted with prior agreement of the management.


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