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.



May 22nd 2022

We are delighted to announce that we are having an open day on May 22nd between 10:00 and 14:00. On the day anyone can come along to say hello, see what we have to offer and ask any questions.

We will also be offering:

  • free use of our agility arena

  • free nail trimming and ear cleaning

  • face-painting for the children

  • small toy or treat for your dog or cat


COVID-19 Update

February 2022: All Services are Available.

As we move forward with normal operations we ask that customers respect other peoples space and wear masks when inside. We are now giving all customers appointments where possible for dog drop-off and collection in an effort to reduce queuing and improve social distancing.

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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