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Ridge Hill
Ridge Hill Farm, Utkinton
Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0JG

Phone Sue Williamson
on 01829 732210
please mention you found us on BoardingKennels.org
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Welcome to Ridge Hill
Ridge Hill Farm, Utkinton, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0JG

  • kennels location
  • boarding kennels
  • kennels staff
  • kennels building
  • kennels sleep
  • kennels exercise
  • dog exercise
  • dog walks
  • dog kennels services
  • dog welfare in kennels
  • dogs with special needs
  • boarding kennels fees

About Us

Boarding Kennels Location

Ridge Hill Kennels:-

Voted the pet.net BOARDING KENNELS of THE YEAR 2009

Ridge Hill Kennels excels itself in offering lots of human contact and attention.

Dogs are exercised off lead at least twice daily in fully secure exercise fields in the open Cheshire countryside.

The kennels are purpose built with under floor heating and central heating accommodation for both dogs and cats.

Only vaccinated animals accepted this must include Kennel Cough.

All vaccination certificates are checked on arrival.

Friendly, caring, trained and knowledgeable staff are always on site to care for our guests.

Fully licensed and vet approved and we come highly recommended.

Viewing is encouraged before booking - no appointment necessary within opening hours.

Opening Hours & Visiting

Boarding Kennels Building

We are open for you to drop off  and collect your dog as follows:- 

Monday - Saturday:-

9am - 11am & 4pm - 5.30


9am - 11am ONLY 

We are closed Sunday and Bank Holiday afternoons.

Viewing is welcomed and encouraged between our opening hours, or by appointment.

Staff & Knowledge

We have 4 full-time staff working in our kennels.

Our staff ratio is:      1 Staff : 8 Kennels

Boarding Kennels Staff/Owners

Ridge Hill Boarding Kennels in Cheshire

About our staff, knowledge and experience:

Our Kennels

We have 30 Kennels with Attached runs: Covered runs:

They were built in 2000 and are licensed for anything up to 40 dogs (maximum).

Less than 20 kennels per building
We're proudto say we have a maximum of 20 kennels in any one building
(The ideal is a maximum of 20 kennels in a building, as the less dogs, the calmer & quieter it is)

Boarding Kennels Sleep Accommodation

Boarding Kennels Exercise Run

About our Kennels

All our kennels are of solid construction.

The are all fully tiled with under floor heating and central heating.

All kennels have attached covered runs.

We have a very high standard of cleanliness within the kennels.  

All kennels are steam cleaned every day and disinfected.

The kennels are flooded with natural daylight, keeping them very bright and giving a very spacious feeling.


Dog Exercise & Play:

Dogs get out of their Kennels for exercise:

Dogs are taken out of KennelsWe're proud to say dogs DO get out of their kennels here.
We know how important it is (mentally and physically) for dogs to play, sniff, run around and stretch their legs.
In other words, for dogs to be dogs!

About dog exercise with our Boarding Kennels:

Exercise & Play in Boarding Kennels

Ridge Hill Kennels prides itself on the amount of exercise we give our guest dogs.  

All dogs have access to our two securely fenced fields.

All dogs are exercised off the lead in these secure exercise fields.

Dogs are exercised together if they are socialable, this is great for interaction with each other and good for loads of fun exercise.

One of our most enjoyable parts of the job is playing every day with each of the dogs.

Our guest dogs can have as much or as little exercise as they require but will still have interaction with other dogs.


Dog Walks/Exercise/Playtime with Staff:

Dogs exercised by staff:

120 minutes of walks/exercise with staff provided daily

Less than 20 kennels per buildingWe're proud to say we offer walks/ exercise/ playtime WITH staff.
We know how important it is for dogs to have our company one-to-one.
It's much more fun!

About dog walks/playtime with staff

Dog Walks at the Boarding Kennels

All exercise is enjoyable for the dogs - they can interact with the other dogs or just site back and watch.

It is very important to us that all the dogs get a playtime, with EVERY need catered for.

Dog Care

Welfare & Settling In

Comfort items from home allowed:

DAP Therapy used: DAP Therapy (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) used in Kennels

Comfort items We're proud to say we DO allow & encourage comfort items for dogs. We understand how important it is to help your dog relax and feel settled quickly, more at home with us. This is such an easy way to comfort your dog. After all, we all love our home comforts don't we?!

DAP Therapy (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) used in KennelsWe're proud to say we DO offer D.A.P therapy here to calm and reassure dogs. We believe in doing as much as possible to help your dogs have a happy stay with us, especially when such great, positive benefits to dog welfare can be provided so easily and simply.

Our policy on comfort items:

Dog Welfare in Boarding Kennels

We encourage guest dogs to bring a comfort blanket with them on their first visit as this helps to settle them in.

They are also welcome to bring a toy.  

Please note:- We do ask that all personal belongings are labelled.


Will you feed the same diet as at home:

Comfort items We're proud to say we DO offer to feed your dog the same diet as at home.
We understand how important it is to help your dog settle in quickly and easily without any digestive problems that would be caused with a change of diet.


Will you feed special/prescription diets:

Will feed natural/organic diets:

Caring for Dogs

Care of Easy-going & Steady Dogs

We take great care in making sure only dogs of the same ability are exercised together in our securely enclosed exercise fields.

We can accomodate all ages of dogs.

Please let us know if there are any specific requirements that you may have and will be only to happy to accomodate.



Care of Active Dogs

We can give very active dogs as much exercise as required as we have large security fenced exercise fields where dogs are let off the lead to play with each other.

We believe this is great for the socialisation of all dogs.

Dogs are always supervised in our fields.

Care of Daycare/creche Dogs

Day Boarding:-

We also offer a Day Boarding Service.

You can drop off your dog(s) off in the morning and collect at the end of the day.

Your dog will come home well exercised and ready for their beds.

Dogs with Special Needs

Separate, quiet section available:

About our care of special needs dogs:

Dog Welfare in Boarding Kennels

We care for every dog as if they were our own however we do pay a little extra special attention to any dogs with special needs to ensure they are fully enjoying their stay with us  and thier needs are fully taken care and (of course) plenty of TLC is given.

They can be exercised either on their own or with other dogs.

Nothing is too much trouble for us.

Any medication is adminstered by trained staff at no extra charge.

Diabetic dogs can also be catered for again at no extra cost.

All we ask is for the owner to supply us with exact written directions for all medication required.

Age considerations:


Senior Dogs

Elderly Dogs

We care for dogs with:

Allergies/ Allergenic

  Digestive Problems

Arthritis/ Arthritic



  Heart Disease

Convulsions/ Seizures/ Epilepsy

  Kidney Disease


  Nervous/ Sensitive/ Separation anxiety


  Skin Problems


Full Grooming Service Available

Bathing Service -  you can have your dog bathed before they come home.

Mico-Chipping  is also available.

Please enquire for details and costs of any of the above

Services for Dogs: Other Services:
Collect and return service Collect & Return, or Dog Chauffeur Service Pet Supplies
Professional grooming service Grooming Service (professional option, full bath & cut) Cattery (Cat Boarding)
Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy Small Animals Boarding
Webcam service Webcam Service Stables
Webcam service Send updates while you're away  

9 Guests

Guests Gallery

29th Aug 2013

So Much Space I Don't Know Where To Explore Next.....

29th Aug 2013

Now Where Did That Ball Go?

29th Aug 2013

Such A Happy Smile......

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1 Videos

Video Gallery


1 News Articles

Latest News

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11 Customer Testimonials

Customer Testimonials

Some of the things our customers love us for...

27th Jan 2018
A Dogs Second Home
by Michael Johnson, Cheshire

A Dogs Second Home

February 2016 - We have just used the kennels for the first time after a recommendation and were very pleased. Jodie was happy and obviously had had a good time and had been well looked after by the caring staff and owner. We will definately use again.


23rd Aug 2012
A Great Place To Stay (if You Are A Dog).
by Colin Wilson, Cheshire

A Great Place To Stay (if You Are A Dog).

We have used Ridge Hill for many years and have always been very happy. Sue and her team make the dogs welcome and look after them well. Duke never has a problem with staying either for one night or a couple of weeks, he always come home as enthusiastic as always.  

18th Aug 2012
Highly Recommended
by Jacqui Rosenbloom, Cheshire

Highly Recommended

My 9 month old bulldog Poppy has just returned from her second stay at Ridge Hill boarding kennels.

On both occasions Poppy has arrived home happy, well fed and shiny groomed coat,evidence of well trained staff.

Many thanks to all the pleasant and helpful staff.

My advice is book early for a place at this very popular kennels.

Jacqui Rosenbloom.     Cheshire.

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Fees are per dog, per day (includes any tax)

Boarding Kennels Fees

13.50 for a Small Dog

14.00 for a Medium Dog

14.50 for a Large Dog

14.50 for a Giant Dog

Further Information

We offer a discount for dogs from the same family who wish to share a kennel.

We look forward to meeting you soon


Map, Directions, and Driving Distance & Time

Ridge Hill Boarding Kennels,
Ridge Hill Farm, Utkinton, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0JG

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Bookings, Queries & Appointments

Sue will be happy to discuss your queries about Ridge Hill Boarding Kennels including bookings, availability, and making an appointment to visit.

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on 01829 732210

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