Bishop Burton College boarding kennels ensure you can enjoy your time away in the safe knowledge that your dog will be well cared for.

There are 20 purpose built kennels which are designed to reduce stress and barking to make it as relaxing as possible for the duration of your dog’s stay. Each kennel consists of a large bedding area with a hatch through to a covered outside run. All the kennels have automatic under-floor heating at no extra cost.

All dogs are exercised individually or in their family groups at least twice a day.


  • Overnight boarding start from £17 per night
  • Day boarding start from £10 per day per dog.

For more information, or to book, call 01964 553138 or email

If you're interested in having your dog groomed with us, find out more here.

Coronavirus Update

Bishop Burton College Kennels is open for boarding. 

Our kennels and grooming parlour are currently set to remain open throughout lockdown as they are utilised for educational purposes.

We have social distancing measures in place including allocated drop off and pick up times to protect our customers and staff.

If you are interested in booking, please email or call 01964 553138.

Yellow labrador being exercised in outdoor arena

Visit our kennels

We openly encourage a visit to the kennels so that prospective customers may see first-hand the comprehensive range of facilities that we have available.

Please contact us on the below information to arrange an appointment. 

Alternatively, please give us a call on 01964 553138 or email

Dogs in indoor kennels

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to board my dog?

For one dog it is £17 per night, for two dogs sharing one kennel it is £30 per night and for three dogs sharing one kennel it is £41 per night. We do not allow any more than three dogs per kennel.

What vaccinations does my dog need?

All dogs that stay with us must be fully vaccinated within one year. An initial one-off course of vaccinations is not sufficient if it was administered over a year ago, in which case a booster vaccination would be required. All dogs must also be vaccinated against Kennel Cough. Please note, Kennel Cough is not included in the yearly booster vaccine and must be requested by yourselves to be done by your veterinarian.

Does my dog need to be treated for fleas or worms?

We do not require that dogs have been treated for fleas or worms however in the interest of hygiene and health we prefer that your dog is up to date with any such treatments.

Do you provide a day boarding service?

Yes - prices start from £10 per day per dog.

Are the dogs walked during their stay?

All dogs are walked at least twice a day around our college campus. All exercise is on lead only; however, we do have a small secure off-lead exercise area within our kennels. During term time, this is often more as our students engage with dogs are part of their studies, provided of course that you are happy for our students to work with your dog.

What involvement will the students have with my dog?

When you book your dog in for the first time, you will be asked to tick a box to confirm that you are happy for your dog to interact with our students as part of their studies. Involvement may involve walking, health checking, grooming and, occasionally, training. All students working with dogs are under the supervision of a member of staff at all times. Please be aware this includes term time only.

Is food provided during my dog's stay?

Yes, we provide Burgess Complete Food, which is either salmon or lamb. We can also provide tinned meat if you prefer. We also provide a selection of treats. However, you are also welcome to bring your own food and treats if you would prefer.

Do I need to bring bowls?

We would usually advise against bringing standard dog bowls as we provide these. However, if you have special feeding bowls or T stands then you are more than welcome to bring them.

Is bedding provided during my dogs stay?

We offer a range of bedding, including vet beds, duvets, blankets and towels. We also provide plastic beds. However, you may prefer to bring your dog's own bedding.

Do I need to bring toys?

If you feel your dog would benefit from some of its own toys, you are more than welcome to bring them in. Alternatively, we have a wide selection to choose from.

My dog is on medication; will the kennels be able to continue this?

All of our staff are experienced and trained in dealing with various animal medication and care. Therefore, any treatments you would like us to provide for your dog during their stay is not a problem. Simply provide us with a full breakdown of exactly what treatments are needed upon booking in and we will create a medication chart and pill box (if needed). All medications are safely stored away in a locked medical cabinet.

Are the kennels heated and how do you keep them cool during summer?

All our kennels feature an underfloor heating system, which is climate controlled. Therefore, when the temperature drops the heating system automatically kicks in. We also have positioned fans to generate airflow throughout the kennels during the warmer months.

What is your license number?

Our license number is 243772.

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