Dovecote Kennels ,Cattery and Grooming Parlour is situated in a rural location between Donaghcloney and Waringstown.
We are a committed family business established since 1988.
It is important for us and our customers to share that we are Approved and Licenced by DAERA (Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs) and can confirm the regulations required to operate Kennels and Catteries are fully adhered to and we are FULLY INSURED. (DAERA) is responsible under the Welfare of Animals Act (NI) 1972 and the Animal Boarding establishments Regulations (NI) for licensing animal boarding premises. Their top priority is always the safety and welfare of family pets when staying in such premises.
Our aim is to ensure your pets’ stay with us is a positive experience as we are fully committed to excellence in pet sitting. Everything your pet needs is under one WOOF!!
Our kennels provide a ‘HOME FROM HOME’ experience with full central heating installed and a luxurious log burning stove for those cold winter nights. Each kennels has been fully tiled to ensure ease of cleaning and to provide your pet with an aesthetically pleasing environment to enjoy. All kennels have private access to their own outside area where they can enjoy the fresh air and toilet at their own convenience. There is ample space for your pet to stretch their legs or lounge around, enjoying the elements of Northern Ireland weather whilst always sheltered.
If you own more than one dog you can request to let your pets share a kennels. We want to keep things as familiar as possible for them. Dogs will only share kennels at an owner’s request. We encourage owners to bring their dogs own bedding which they are familiar with as this helps them to settle with familiar smells surrounding them. PLEASE AVOID SENDING DUVETS as these are difficult to wash and maintain. Your dog will be provided with fresh water regularly. This is monitored throughout the day, With increasing dietary requirements, we encourage owners to provide their own food. We take detailed notes on how each individual dog is fed. This helps maintain regularity and also ensures your pet is receiving a healthy diet in your absence. It is very important that you don’t change your dogs diet when coming to stay with us. A change in diet may upset their stomach, particularly unfamiliar additional treats. We provide dry food. If your dog receives ongoing medication, please send the medication in a sealed container with the dog’s name and detailed notes on the required dosage. Each dogs’ medical needs are different and whilst we will endeavour to administer most medications although consideration may need to be given to more complex needs. To ensure all our visitors receive regular exercise, we have three outdoor purpose built exercise areas to enable your dogs to stretch their legs and a variety of equipment is proved for those more playful pooches!! For those who enjoy the great outdoors, we have private acreage(10 acres) to walk the dogs in a controlled stress free environment.
For full details and images please go to the Kennels Section and browse through our gallery.
The Cattery has been carefully thought out to provide our guests with the perfect seasonal environments. It is compiled of three areas. We have two indoor catteries, fully centrally heated for those colder months and a third cattery designed for the summer months, providing a bright airy feel, enabling the cats to experience the feeling of a beautiful summers day. Each cat has its own secure cage with ample space to move freely. A ledge is provided in each area for the cats to relax in their bed above ground level, leaving space on the floor for any small ‘Home Comforts’ they wish to bring along. We encourage owners to bring their cat’s own bed to provide familarity and one or two of their favourite toys to enjoy. With increasing dietary requirements for cats, we encourage owners to provide their own food. (we supply dry food). We take detailed notes on how each individual cat is fed. This helps maintain regularity and ensures your pet is receiving a healthy diet in your absence. It is important that you don’t change your cats diet when coming to stay with us as a change of diet can upset their stomach, particularly additional treats!! If your cat receives ongoing medication, please send the medication in a sealed container with the cat’s name and detailed notes on the required dosage. Each cats’ medical needs are different and whilst we endeavour to administer most medications, consideration may need to be given to more complex needs. When transporting your cat to stay with us, please make sure that their carrier has the cats full name and surname displayed to avoid confusion on your return.
We are proud to offer this service to our customers and outside clients. Our modern Grooming Parlour offers a fresh, clean and friendly atmosphere that is sure to make your dog feel relaxed and enjoy being pampered. When booking your dogs stay with us, why not have your dog groomed for your return. We don’t wish to let our customers down, so please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
For full details and images please go to the Grooming Parlour section to browse through the gallery.
Please telephone 02838 882312. We would be more than happy to discuss your pets needs and welcome them to stay with us or just visit for a pamper session in the grooming Parlour.
PROOF OF VACCINATIONS MUST BE SHOWN ON ARRIVAL OR YOU MAY BE TURNED AWAY. LETS KEEP OUR PETS SAFE!! YOUR PETS PROOF OF VACCINATIONS IS DISPLAYED ON THEIR CAGE IN CASE OF INSPECTION. PLEASE DON’T EMAIL PROOF AS WE DON’T HAVE THE FACILITIES TO RUN THESE OFF . THANK YOU
Look forward to hearing from you.