Branscombe: pampering pets for nearly 50 years


Animal boarding has been operating on the current site in Stour Row, just outside Shaftesbury, for almost half a century

Branscombe Kennels and Cattery consistently offers high levels of care for the four-legged members of the family.
We offer a year-round boarding service for dogs and cats for when you are not able to be there yourself. From single days and weekends to longer stays, we strive to accommodate all requests, and pride ourselves on the level of care we offer. Our facilities are maintained to a high standard, and all dogs are walked around our beautiful field twice a day, weather permitting. We employ well- qualified and experienced staff, and all of them are working towards additional higher-level qualifications.

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We are also able to offer a highly competitive dog grooming service in our newly refurbished grooming salon. Dogs can be groomed while they stay with us to save you another journey, or can be booked in independently to be pampered whenever they need it. We also offer wash and dry and nail clipping services.

Agility for hire

Our secure exercise and agility arena is now available for hire. The arena is fenced on all sides, has a selection of dog agility equipment and can be hired for 1/2 hour, 1 hour or longer times by arrangement. Currently it is available for bookings starting at 10am in the morning, and, as we have installed floodlights, is also now available into the evening with the last booking at 7pm. We are now also able to offer supervised sessions in the arena as part of your dog’s stay.

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All the extras

We also have an area where we sell the food brands that we use on a daily basis for our guests, as well as a good selection of great value raw meats and toys.

We are constantly striving to improve our service. This year we are making significant upgrade; our
cattery is undergoing a major refurbishment that will see much of the building upgraded, as well as new heating and lighting systems. We are also installing new heating and lighting in the kennels ready for the winter.

If you would like to book a visit or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01747 838323. You can also visit our website at, or contact us using Facebook.



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