Dalmatian Dog


More Than Pet People

Animal boarding has been operating on the current site in Stour Row, just outside Shaftesbury, for over 50 years. Branscombe Kennels and Cattery consistently offers high levels of care for the four-legged members of the families, from all across Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset.


Secure Exercise Arena

Secure Exercise Arena is Open - Extended Hours

We are happy to announce that 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 in it and can be hired for 1/2 hour, 1 hour or longer times.

Currently it is available for bookings starting at 10:00 in the morning, and is now available into the evening with the last booking at 19:00


COVID-19 Update


We are continuing to operate the kennels and cattery much the same as before the COVID-19 outbreak, however we have made some changes to the way dogs and cats are dropped-off and picked-up to minimise person to person contact.

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Our Services

Putting Your Pets First

We offer a year-round boarding service for when you are not able to be there yourself.

From single days and weekends to longer stays we strive to accommodate all requests.

We are able to offer a 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, and can be pampered whenever they need it. Please contact us for an appointment.

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Dog Boarding

We have over 40 kennels on site and an above average staff to dog ratio. Our experienced staff offer a high standard of care.

Care Highlights:

  • Two Walks Daily

  • Heated Kennels


Cat Boarding

Our cattery can accommodate over 30 cats, and our experienced staff will ensure your cat has a pleasant stay.

All cats benefit from:

  • Access to covered outside run

  • Individually heated enclosure


Pet Food Shop

We are now able to supply frozen raw meat, dry and wet dog food from our small shop on site. This new venture will continue to evolve and expand as our customers guide our stock choices.

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Dog Grooming

We have a professional groomer available on-site who can attend to all your dog's grooming needs.

  • Refurbished Salon

  • Professional and Qualified Groomer



If you have any questions, suggestions or want more information, please use the form below.

Stour Row, Shaftesbury, SP7 0QW

Booking Enquiries: 01747 838323

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Site Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday

10:00 - 12:30
14:00 - 16:00
Closed on Sunday

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Telephone Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday

08:30 - 17:00
Outside these hours and at busy times an answerphone will be available. Please leave your name and number and we will get back to you.

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License Information

Licensed by Dorset Council

License Number: NDABO018
Expiry Date: 30 May 2021