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.



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.

Working with Pampered Paws 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. However this is not required and dogs can be pampered whenever they need it. Please contact Meg directly on 07932 819237 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 Shop

We are planning to introduce a small pet shop supplying dog and cat food and other essentials to assist when people are returning from time away, or needing urgent supplies.

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Dog Grooming

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

  • Refurbished Salon

  • Professional 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 and Bank Holidays


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.


License Information

Licensed by Dorset Council

License Number: NDABO018
Expiry Date: 30 May 2021


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