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Rosedale Boarding Kennels
Rusham Road, Shatterling, Wingham
Canterbury, Kent CT3 1JL

Phone Therese & Brian Booth
on 01227 722847

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Welcome to Rosedale Boarding Kennels
Rusham Road, Shatterling, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent CT3 1JL

  • 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

Welcome to Rosedale Kennels.

Set amidst rural countryside just off the A257, approximately one mile from Wingham village we are a small family run business with a select, knowledgeable and dedicated staff team.

We are able to provide a high level of care for most needs including the administration of medications and the care of elderly and special needs dogs.

Our fully licensed and insured purpose built boarding kennel was completed in October 2009 and consists of 20 full height kennels which far exceed all requirements.

Every kennel provides a spacious sleeping area with its own private attached run, allowing even our smallest kennel to comfortably accommodate two dogs together from the same household if preferred by the owner.

Our licence number is LN/000003529

We welcome informal visits between 10am and 12amto discuss your dogs individual requirements and for you to view our kennels.


Opening Hours & Visiting

Boarding Kennels Building

We are open to visitors every day except Christmas day, Boxing day & New Years Day.

Opening hours for drop off and collections are

9am - 4pm Monday to Saturdays

9am - 1pm Sundays and Bank holidays.

We welcome informal visits between 10am and 12:00pm to view the accommodation or just talk to us to discuss your pets needs. No appointment necessary just drop in between these times & see us as we are.

Staff & Knowledge

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

Our staff ratio is:      1 Staff : 5 Kennels

Boarding Kennels Staff/Owners

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About our staff, knowledge and experience:

Rosedale Kennels is jointly run by husband and wife team Brian and Therese and we are ably assisted by our dedicated and trusted staff of. Rosie Amber, Octavia, Kerrie, Alf, and Desiree

All staff, as well as having a strong background in the care and welfare of dogs,  are dog owners themselves and we pride ourselves on providing the same high level of care and attention to your pets as we do for our own.

Our Kennels

We have 20 Kennels with Attached runs: Covered runs:

They were built in 2009 and are licensed for anything up to 39 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)

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

All of our kennels are a minimum of 1.50 X 2.50 metres (8 feet X 5 feet)
giving a minimum floor area of 32 square feet, 

All kennels have adjoining paddocks which are 1.50 X 2.75 metres (5 feet X 9 feet)
giving a minimum size of 32 square feet.

Our largest paddock is 2.75 X 4.27 metres (9 feet X14 feet). 

About our Kennels

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

Dependent on your dogs individual needs they will receive at least two sessions of individually tailored and supervised exercise daily.

This is a combination of lead walking within our grounds or in the surrounding countryside and free running / play within our fully secure grounds.

Dog Walks/Exercise/Playtime with Staff:

Dogs exercised by staff:

45 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

Our staff provide one to one exercise sessions. All exercise is fully supervised and adjusted to suit individual requirements.

Rosedale Kennels are situated in a quiet country lane surrounded by orchards and farm land, where appropriate your dogs will be given daily walks either on or off the property depending on needs and suitability. Again where appropriate some of our livelier residents will enjoy free running and play sessions within our fully secure property.

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?!

Our policy on comfort items:

Dog Welfare in Boarding Kennels

Whilst we provide everything your pet will need during their stay with us we are more than happy for you to bring their own comfort items i.e bedding, toys etc. which will help them to feel more secure. As with every aspect of your pets care we are happy to discuss this with you prior to your pets arrival.


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

Care of Active Dogs

Care of Daycare/creche Dogs

Dogs with Special Needs

Separate, quiet section available:

About our care of special needs dogs:

Dog Welfare in Boarding Kennels

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


Additional services we can provide on specific request include:-

  • Collection and delivery service.
  • Basic bath and brush up (includes nails and ears).
  • Nail trimming.
  • Administration of prescribed Medications. (there is no additional charge for this service) Routine worming and flea treatment.
  • Magnetic field therapy (used as an aid to recovery of sports dog injuries but especially useful for the easing of arthritic symptoms).
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  

3 Guests

Guests Gallery

4th Dec 2011


Jester & his favourite toy "Ducky" who is often taken on his walks

4th Dec 2011

Charles & Camilla

Charles & Camilla. a pair of 5 month old lurcher puppies. Regally surveying their holiday home. 

4th Dec 2011


Alfie the mischevious staffy is a regular visitor. lively & never happier than during his daily exercise sessions.

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Video Gallery

1 News Articles

Latest News

29th Oct 2012


Along side our boarding kennel we are now using our old kennel block as a rehoming kennel. Predominantly as a branch of THE RETIRED GREYHOUND TRUST.  where we usualy have about 20 ex racing greyhounds looking for new homes.

If you feel you may be able to offer a permanent home for one of our beutiful gentle and affectionate greyhounds then contact us to arrange to come & see them and discuss what is involved.

We also have a smaller number of other breeds on behalf of THANET ANIMAL GROUP (tag pet rescue)



13 Customer Testimonials

Customer Testimonials

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

27th Dec 2016
Happy Dogs
by Susan Bailey, Kent

Happy Dogs

We were so worried about leaving our two 'kids', First time in kennels for years, they are both getting on and are not used to being left ever!  We did not need to worry, they had a wonderful holiday with Therese and Brian, they looked after them so well, they put weight on, which must be a sign they did not fret and although they were very pleased to see us, they still ran back to Therese to say goodbye.  Thank you so much for looking after them so well. 

31st May 2015
Thouroghly Dedicated
by Robert Clark, Kent

Thouroghly Dedicated

Brian & Therese know what is is when it comes to our four legged friends, also supported by a devoted dog loving staff Steve and others. Since taking on Ella (Jan 2013) from the Retired Greyhound Trust Sittingbourne Branch at the same location, we have always used Rosedale  when we need to be away for a few days. A thoroughly dedicated team.

Bob & Erika, Folkestone

20th May 2015
Excellent Kennels
by Robert Lynn, Kent

Excellent Kennels

After searching for boarding kennels for our dog 'Rosie' we found Rosedale Kennels on the internet.  We met with Brian and Therese and were very impressed with the location, cleanliness and enthusiasm of their staff.    

We are so pleased that we have found kennels where we can feel confident that 'Rosie' will be cared for and looked after to a high standard.

We cannot recommend Rosedale Kennels highly enough.





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

Boarding Kennels Fees

for a Small Dog

for a Medium Dog

for a Large Dog

for a Giant Dog

Further Information

We offer a very competetive rate of £18.00 per dog per day 
2 sharing from the same household will be £27.00 per day, and then £9.00 for every additional dog sharing a kennel.

We also offer a collection & delivery service on request.


VACCINATIONS. A current certificate of vaccination and or booster will be required for inspection at the time of admission. These must have been carried out at least 14 days prior to boarding. No dog can be accepted unless it has been vaccinated against Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Parvo Virus,Leptospirosis, Para Influenza. We strongly reccommend vaccination against Kennel Cough.

BOOKING AND CANCELLATIONS. Early reservations are strongly recommended to avoid disappointment, and are essential for Summer, Christmas and Peak periods, A 20% booking fee is required at the time of booking. Please note... ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE.

OPENING HOURS. We are open every day of the year. We are open for drop off and collection of your dog from 9am until 4pm Monday to Saturday and 9am until 1pm on Sundays. No drop off or collections Christmas day, Boxing day or New years day.

MEDICAL CONDITIONS/SPECIAL NEEDS. In order for us to provide the best possible care or your pet please advise us of any pre-existing medical conditions. We can cater for most special needs and are happy to administer medication as prescribed by your vet.

VETERINARY ATTENTION. Whilst animals boarded at ROSEDALE BOARDING KENNELS receive every care and attention, they are boarded at the risk of the owner. The management of the kennels accept no liability. Should any animal require treatment, the management reserve the right to call a veterinary surgeon and act upon his advice, any expense incurred to be met by the owner of the animal. Please note our priority is the welfare of your pet.

PAYMENTS. All accounts are due in advance. For long term boarders the account is prompt monthly in advance. In the event of the customer not settling the account within one month then ROSEDALE BOARDING KENNELS will seek payment through legal channels where appropriate.Please note that unless special agreements have been made, animals will not be released back to the owner untill accounts have been settled in full and animals will continue to acrue kennel fees. All animals are charged for the day of arrival regardless of time but no charge will be made for  the day of departure if picked up by 10.00am

Map, Directions, and Driving Distance & Time

Rosedale Boarding Kennels Boarding Kennels,
Rusham Road, Shatterling, Wingham, Canterbury, Kent CT3 1JL

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We are just off the A257, approximately one mile from Wingham village and about 400yards from the wildlife park. 


Bookings, Queries & Appointments

Brian & Therese will be happy to discuss your queries about Rosedale Boarding Kennels Boarding Kennels including bookings, availability, and making an appointment to visit.

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