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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, Somerset and beyond.

Christmas and New Year Opening

Christmas 2023 and New Year Opening Times

Here are the opening times and dates for Christmas 2023 and the New Year period:

Saturday 23rd December - Open normal hours

Sunday 24th December - CLOSED

Monday 25th December - CLOSED

Tuesday 26th December - CLOSED

Wednesday 27th - Saturday 30th December - Open normal hours

Sunday 31st December - CLOSED

Monday 1st January - CLOSED

Tuesday 2nd January 2024 Onwards - Open normal hours

Normal opening hours are 10:00-12:30 and 14:00-16:00.

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

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Request a Booking

If your dog or cat has stayed with us before and you know the dates and times of your boarding requirements, you can use this form to make the booking request.
Please select times within our opening hours.

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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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Reception Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday

10:00 - 12:30


14:00 - 16:00

Sunday: Closed

Dalmatian Dog

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: 8063
Expiry Date: 31 July 2025

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