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The Canine Country Club
Bude, Cornwall EX23 9PT

Phone Rachel & Scott James
on 01288 331 216
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Welcome to The Canine Country Club
Youlstone, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9PT

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  • boarding kennels
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  • 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


The country's only purpose built luxury dog hotel.

Professionally designed and family run for a personal service.

Each guest has a large double roomed suite, big enough to house families of up to six dogs, with underfloor heating, piped music and a choice of soft furnishings. Everday is filled with new and exciting walks and activities designed to stimulate and fulfill the most inquisitve of bodies and minds.

Leads are not required as our acres of beautiful countryside are securely fenced for long walks with peace of mind. All the dogs, from the very old to the very young love to be out in the fresh sea air, so whether it is chasing the swallows around the fields,learning new tricks on the agiltity course or just having a quiet amble around and watching the world go by, we guarantee that all our guests will have a wonderful, fulfilling holiday of their own.

Our aim is to provide an exemplary service, highlighting a fun individual routine for each dog in our care.

Please feel free to phone for an informal chat about your dogs indivdual needs

Opening Hours & Visiting

Boarding Kennels Building

Monday - Saturday anytime between 9am and 5pm.

Sundays anytime between 9am - 1pm.

Please note we are closed Sunday afternoons.

Staff & Knowledge

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

Our staff ratio is:      1 Staff : 4 Rooms

Boarding Kennels Staff/Owners

The Canine Country Club Boarding Kennels in Cornwall

About our staff, knowledge and experience:

We are recommended and used by veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses from all over the country.

Our Rooms

We have 15 Rooms with Attached runs: Covered runs:

They were built in 2007 and are licensed for anything up to 35 dogs (maximum).

Less than 20 kennels per building
We're proudto say we have a maximum of 15 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)

Less than 20 kennels per building
We're proud to say we have a maximum of 10 kennels in any section of any building.
(The ideal is a maximum of 10 kennels per section)

Boarding Kennels Sleep Accommodation

Boarding Kennels Exercise Run

Our suites are the largest and lightest in the country. The dogs have stunning views from their conservatory rooms, first to our tranquil garden with duck pond and wild birds and beyond to our donkey meadow, where they can watch with delight our 4 pet donkeys playing.


12ft by 8ft Bedroom with underfloor heating, plus a 12 ft by 14 ft Garden Room to watch the world go by in.


10ft by 8ft Bedrooms and 10ft by 14ft Garden rooms.


8ft by 8ft Bedrooms, plus 8ft by 14ft Garden rooms.

All suites have underfloor heating on a vital 70/30 split to ensure that although the air temperature remains warm, the dogs have a cool spot to lay on if they choose.

All the suites have fantastic views to keep the dogs stimulated between their walks and play sessions. We would much rather the dogs had an ever changing view with exciting visual stimulation than use televisions in their suites.

There is background music playing throughout the day.

About our Rooms

We never found a boarding kennels that was good enough for our own precious dogs, which is where the idea was born to build one that we would be happy with.

Although our suites are the largest in the country, our aim was not to beat anyone else on size, just provide what we knew to be the right amount of space that our future guests would be happy in. Our suites comfortably house families of large dogs together. Our smaller guests rooms are usually filled with a variety of soft furnishings so that they don't look too lost, one couple arrived with 7 different beds for their little Westie who adored his holiday from start to finish.

There is nothing better than walking around at night and seeing the guests happy and settled and dreaming about the adventures tomorrow will bring.

Dog Exercise & Play:

Dogs get out of their Rooms 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 Dog Hotel:

Exercise & Play in Boarding Kennels We provide tailor-made activities to suit your dog so that they are happier, have lots of fun, with plenty of things to do and watch, and gentle or busy play times to suit their particular needs.

This is important so your dog will be more contented, more relaxed and so thorougly enjoy their stay with us.

With owners permission dogs are walked off lead in our securely fenced parkland. We will also mix sociable dogs (with owners permission) who love fun and games with other like minded individuals. We find that the dogs love having friends to play with when they are outside.

The dogs are all exercised 4 times a day, because of this they do not soil 'their space' inside as dogs are not intentionally dirty and we would much rather be ouside playing with your dog than inside clearing up mess! Additional activities include: tennis, frisbee & football (dog rules apply!) in outside exercise areas or in our playbarn.

Agility-fun course for all sizes and abilities, including large tunnel of tractor tyres known as The Warren!

Small hills made in the exercise areas for playing on, behind and around, or just to lay on top of to maximise the fantastic view!

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 We have access to a large woodland at the end of our drive, plus hundreds of acres of countryside walks all around us. The dogs walks are varied to ensure that they are never bored.

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 owners to bring their dogs personal belongings as this really helps them to settle. It is lovely to walk into each individual bedroom and see the dogs with all their familiar bits around them

Items are kept with your dog or in it's room at all times and are not shared with the other guests.

If your dog is used to having a treat at certain times of the day or evening, we will keep this up during their stay with us, this has included making toast for a mid-afternoon snack in the past!!


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

Our easy going and older dogs are welcome to have a list of more gentle activites designed for them.

All our guests who are worried or just prefer an easier life are welcome to come in and manage the phones and have some quality TLC!

We have a number of elderly guests who have never been away from home before and know how to settle them in and make their stay an enjoyable experience.

Care of Active Dogs

All our guests have a list of activities to keep them occupied during the day. These include off lead walking & agility.

We have tunnels made out of giant tractor tyres that have been buried in the outside play areas with hills and sand areas.

We also use lots of fun toys such as bacon flavoured bubble machines, kongs filled with frozen gravy & treats and babbling balls which make various animal noises when played with!

We also have a large play barn with a sand base for when it is too wet or too hot to be outside.

Care of Daycare/creche Dogs

All our day creche dogs are treated in exactly the same way as our full time boarders and will have a range of activities suitable for each dogs individual needs.

Dogs with Special Needs

Separate, quiet section available:

About our care of special needs dogs:

Dog Welfare in Boarding Kennels

We are more than happy to care for any dogs with a special needs and have personal experience in doing this.

Each dog is assessed and cared for individually.

We are experienced in administrating most types of medication, this includes injecting and testing urine samples from diabetic dogs and monitoring epileptics with the correct dose of medication.

Because we only have a limited number of rooms, we are able to spend quality time with all our dogs and to give them all the care and attention they need.

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


We have a hydrotherapy pool which is open to both guests and non-guests.

We also have a very experienced groomer who can be booked to come whilst your dog is with us. She is very kind with each dog and does an excellent job.

We also have a large shower for cleaning off our mud lovers and a very effective doggy hair dryer to keep them warm.

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  

21 Guests

Guests Gallery

6th Apr 2012

Orla The Golden Retriever

Orla is the sweetest girl. She is an elderly lady, but she adores everything about life and lives it to the full. She is staying with us for the first time and is here for a month, we send her Mum and Dad regular updates with photos so that they can see how well she is.

She loves being able to wander in and out of her room and out to the fields where she rolls around on the grass. She is such a happy girl and a real delight to look after.

6th Apr 2012

Mitzi The Terrier

Mitzi, Jaspers adorable sister

6th Apr 2012

Jasper The Terrier

Jasper and his sister Mitzi stay with us a number of times throughout the year. Tim collects them from Newbury or Winchester and we get such a lovely welcome from them when they arrive. They charge in and always run straight into the same room they have for each stay. Their Mum always packs them a goody bag of treats, plus all of their favourite beds and they adore being part of the group of dogs who walk  and play together.

See all 21 guests

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Video Gallery

3 News Articles

Latest News

22nd Nov 2008

Award-Winning Dog Hotel says

We have won the prestigious crown award from for dog boarding excellence!

21st Feb 2009

Our Donkeys In The B B C News & Daily Mail

We have had a huge response from all around the world due to our recent press coverage, regarding our pet donkeys, Holly and Charlie. So much so, that we have decided to reinstall our 'Donkey Diary' on our website.

Thank you for all your wonderful letters and emails!

VIDEO: 'BBC News Spotlight' video of our donkeys at home with us

21st Feb 2009

It's A Dog's Life - Says The Daily Mail

It's a dog's life! The luxury dog hotel equipped with its own chauffeur service, four-poster bed and soothing music

It appears that man's best friend has never been more comfortable, as pictures of the UK's first luxury hotel designed specifically for dogs prove.

The award-winning Canine Country Club near Bude, Cornwall, is so luxurious it boasts four-poster beds, special chauffeur service, soothing background music and even an exercise pool - all for dogs. All 15 of the hotel's suites feature large windows, under-floor heating and thermostatic temperature control. The club's owners, Tim and Jackie Ferrier also provide a canine chauffeur service for customers, in a black Vauxhall with tinted windows and a personalised number plate - DOO4 DOG.

Read the Daily Mail story here

34 Customer Testimonials

Customer Testimonials

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

24th Nov 2011
Doug & Rocco's Adventure
by Lee Sparrow, Cornwall

Doug & Rocco's Adventure

Rocco and Doug really enjoyed their stay at Canine country club. The grounds and location are fantastic. The dogs stayed for a fortnight and were more than willing to stay another. Rocco is a boxer and has a tendancy to shy away from strangers, usually he will protest by going on hunger strike but due to the genuine warm welcome and the special attention given, Rocco came home healthier than when we left. The exercise routine is second to none and the dogs enjoy all the natural sensations due to the location. Both our boys are very active creatures and made the best of all the faciities on offer.

To Sum it Up

Really Friendly people

Excellent  Grounds

Loads of Toys

Loads of Exercise and Attention


Special thanks to Tim and Jackie for looking after them so well.

They'll Be back soon...

Lee & Tammy.

2nd Jan 2011
We Love The Canine Country Club!!!
by Linda Harris, West Midlands

We Love The Canine Country Club!!!

We love the Canine Country Club in Bude. It has everything you could want for your much loved dog. Max has been there twice now and throughly enjoys himself and makes so many new friends he is so well looked after by jackie,Tim and their team, he even came home with his own holiday snaps!!you can go away on your hols knowing they are enjoying theirs! The canine country club is so clean and spacious the bedrooms are lovely,the fields and grounds are very well equipped for all their guests and jackie and Tim give them all plenty of love and cuddles and plenty of exercise, its their own little adventure holiday. We travel nearly 4 hours from coventy to get there but its worth it. If you want the best for your little one, we highly recommend The Canine Country Club. [ you won't be dissapointed ]

2nd Aug 2010
Simply The Best!
by Julie Morrisroe, Hampshire

Simply The Best!

We absolutely recommend Country Club. Rufus and Molly, our mini schnauzers have stayed several times and each time the care they have received has been marvelous.

The facilities at Canine Country Club are fantastic. The kennel suites are secure, clean, light, airy and warm - with both a bedroom area (with under floor heating) and a garden area (open to the outdoors) which is closed off at night. This means that dogs have a cosy retreat for relaxing but also enough space to play. The large grassy outdoor exercise areas are fully enclosed by secure fencing, so there’s plenty of opportunity for off lead exercise and playing.

Apart from the excellent facilities, what makes Canine Country Club so special is the individual care and attention that each dog is given. Tim, Jackie and Jenna take the time to learn about their guests and then tailor the care and activities to suit their personality and needs.

When we arrived both Rufus and Molly couldn’t wait to get out of the car and were soon running around as if they owned the place! Unfortunately, Rufus was taken ill during his stay this time and needed to see a vet. If it had happened anywhere else we would have been beside ourselves with worry. However, we were kept so well informed and we have such confidence that the team at Canine Country Club will always give the best of care and attention to Rufus and Molly that we were able to continue with our holiday. By the time we picked Rufus and Molly up a few days later both were in fine form – pleased to see us but clearly happy, healthy and well cared for!

I would have no hesitation in recommending Canine Country Club - we wouldn't leave our dogs anywhere else.

See all 34 Testimonials


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

Boarding Kennels Fees

24.00 for a Small Dog

24.00 for a Medium Dog

24.00 for a Large Dog

24.00 for a Giant Dog

Further Information

Each additional dog, from the same family, which shares the room will be £12 per day.

Map, Directions, and Driving Distance & Time

The Canine Country Club Boarding Kennels,
Youlstone, Bude, Cornwall EX23 9PT

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