Boarding Kennels


In 2002 we decided to realise our dream of owning and running a quality boarding kennels so set about the task of looking at every kennel in Kent that was up for sale at the time.  Our only criteria was that it should be “a business where we would be happy to place our own dogs”.

After two years of looking and not finding anything suitable, we came across Bogshole Farm in Whitstable. The property is ideally located with no close neighbours to upset if dogs bark and with 6.5 acres there is plenty of land to exercise the dogs.

After falling in love with the place, we made the decision to purchase the property and to design and build our own kennels from scratch. The building works commenced in the June of 2005 and we opened to our first guests in January 2006.  Since opening we have built up a client base of 3400+ customers owning between them in excess of 5,050 dogs.

Working with us in the kennels there is 1 full time and 3 part time members of staff with additional staffing in the peak holiday periods which ensures all dogs have a walk at least twice a day. We have a fantastic team of long term staff and we all pride ourselves on the outstanding reputation we have gained.


Pet Lodge has 4 blocks of 10 kennels, an isolation block of 3 and are fully licenced by Canterbury City Council . Every Kennel is larger than the minimum requirement which means they are all large enough to cater for two medium / large size dogs . All kennels have their own individual covered runs …

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Daily Routine

At Petlodge we believe a regular daily routine benefits our guests. Adrian opens up all the kennels early in the morning by greeting our guests with their breakfast. This allows the dogs to digest their food before the staff arrive and take the dogs out for the first of their daily walks/exercise. Every guest is …

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There are a number of dried complete feeds on the market and due to the sheer volume of choice it is not possible to offer every make and range. However, we do offer our guests the quality complete range of Beta (Puppy, Adult Lamb & Rice, Adult Chicken, Sensitive, etc) and along with this Bakers …

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We are happy to administer all forms of medication – by either ointment, tablet, powder, drops or injection. At Pet Lodge, we use a system which records and lists all our guests medication requirements. Upon arrival, previous historical information is updated and the system then produces a medication chart, which we ask the owner to …

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Requirements to board

To board at Pet Lodge your dogs will need to have been vaccinated and you will need to show your certificates upon arrival so that we can record the date and batch numbers of the vaccines given. These must include: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirous, Para Influenza, Leptospirosis &  Kennel Cough DHPPI & Lepto form part of …

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What are your normal opening times? Opening times are as follows: Monday to Saturday              9.30am    –   5.30pm Sundays & Bank Holidays      9.30am    –  12 pm Both day of arrival and day of departure are chargeable ( ie charges are for any part of any day.) or for the period booked if collected prior to booked …

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From 1st January 2019 our kennel charges at Pet Lodge are £18.00 per dog per day (inclusive of VAT) for any breed or size of dog. If more than one dog from the same family is sharing a kennel then the second dogs get a reduction in price making it a total of £32.40 for …

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