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Animal Country Club
Wood Farm Moreton Road
Ongar, Essex CM5 OEY

Phone Wood Farm
on 01277 890231

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Welcome to Animal Country Club
Wood Farm Moreton Road, Ongar, Essex CM5 OEY

  • 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

The Animal Country Club is based at Wood Farm near Ongar in Essex it is a renowned centre of excellence for pet care. The Animal Country Club is one of four pet related businesses now located at Wood Farm. The boarding kennels were established in 1981 and quickly followed by the cattery in 1984. All our facilities are of the highest standard and furnished to ensure a comfortable stay. Our onsite maintenance team ensure that our facilities are always of the highest standard for all our guests.
Our trained team provide all the care and attention your pets require, ensuring that you have total peace of mind while you are away

We are located near to Ongar and the main road networks of the M11 and M25. We are ideally located for those looking to board their pet near to London, Brentwood, Harlow, Chelmsford, Epping, Harold Park and towns in Essex and Hertfordshire.

Opening Hours & Visiting

Boarding Kennels Building

Opening hours are between 9:00-10:00am and 5:00-6:00pm Monday to Saturday and between 10:00-12:00 on Sunday and Bank holidays.

Viewings are between 10:00am-12:00pm on either Saturday or Sundays 

Staff & Knowledge

We have 3 full-time staff working in our kennels.

Our staff ratio is:      1 Staff : 13 Kennels

Boarding Kennels Staff/Owners

Animal Country Club Boarding Kennels in Essex

About our staff, knowledge and experience:

Here at Animal Country Club all our staff are big animal lovers and thoroughly enjoy their job! Emma our Manageress has a Golden Retriever named Ellie and a British Short haired Silver Tabby named Charlie. Emma studied at Writtle college for 3yrs earning herself a City and Guilds Animal Care certificate, National Diploma in Animal Management, and a City and Guilds Canine Studies certificate.

Jess is our assistant manageress and has a variety of pets, including a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Lou who she rescued, 2 Chinchillas, 2 Degu's and 2 hamsters. She has a wide knowledge of all different types of animals including reptiles and exotic species.

Karen who works mainly on the catery has 2 little chihuahua x named Callie and Wally.

Lesley our recetionist is a big animal fan but due to lifestyle is unable to have pets, however, she takes care of her friends Chocolate Labrador named Branston quite often which she thoroughly enjoys.

Beth is our new apprentice who is studying Animal Care at Writtle College, she has a cat named Hooch and 2 Rabbits named Domino and Midnight.

Steph our dog groomer has a cat named Puss who she rescued.

Our Kennels

We have 40 Kennels with Attached runs: Covered runs:

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

Boarding Kennels Sleep Accommodation

Boarding Kennels Exercise Run

About our Kennels

We have very spacious kennels here at Animal Country Club. The standard sized kennel we have would easily accomadate a Labrodor sized breed and comfortably accomadates 2-3 small breed dogs such as Pugs or Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. 

For the larger breed of dogs such as Bull Mastiffs, St Bernards, Newfoundlands etc we have 4 Larger family unit kennels which are double the size of our standard suites. These are also popular with 2 or 3 larger dogs sharing accomadation.

All kennels have a sleeping area with a plastic bed and veterinary fleece and a seperate run area.

Dog Exercise & Play:

Dogs get out of their Kennels for exercise:

About dog exercise with our Boarding Kennels:

Exercise & Play in Boarding Kennels

We have outside play pens on either side of the kennel block which the dogs will go out into one at a time first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon to have a run about, go to the toilet etc this gives them off lead exercise chasing balls and playing with toys, or each other if theres more than one dog in a family.

Dog Walks/Exercise/Playtime with Staff:

Dogs exercised by staff:

90 minutes of walks/exercise with staff provided daily

About dog walks/playtime with staff

Dog Walks at the Boarding Kennels

We walk the dogs once a day on leads around the large land surrounding the farm where Animal Country Club is based. The dogs enjoy their country walks everyday and if they get along with pother dogs, we will pair them or walk them in small groups which they enjoy. 

In the warmer weather we sometimes take the dogs down to the river which is nice and shallow for them to cool off and have a dip and splash about!

Dog Care

Welfare & Settling In

Comfort items from home allowed:

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

Our policy on comfort items:

Dog Welfare in Boarding Kennels

We don't normally except cushion beds unless the dogs are quite elderly. The beds can get very muddy and wet after walks. Owners can however bring in blankets and toys. We do provide high quality standard veterinary fleece bedding in plastic beds so your pet has a high standard of comfort during their stay.


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

We charge a reduced rate of £15.00 for our day stay boarders, this price includes feeding, walking, excersie in the play pens, heating, bedding and veterinary insurance.

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


We have a qualified onsite dog groomer here at Animal Country Club so before your dog returns home he or she can have a lovely bath or groom to go home looking and smelling wonderful.

Our daycare scheme is very popular. This unique service is available from 8am to 6pm and our experienced team, will take care of your pet for the day. This service is ideally suited for those who need care cover while at work, have a pressing engagement or a last minute emergency and is also good for nervous owners who's dogs have never stayed in a kennels before

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  

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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

Our prices are inclusive of  VAT, veterinary insurance, heating, feeding, administering of medication and country walks.

We offer discounts when there is more than one dog staying in a kennel:

2 dogs sharing 10% discount

3 dogs sharing 20% discount

4 dogs sharing 30% discount

Payment strictly on collection by cash, credit or debit card.

We charge for both day of arrival and day of departure

In the event of a pet being collected early the whole of the stay will be charged.

A charge will be made for any cancellation where less than 14 days notice is given

We charge double the rate from December 23rd-26th inclusive and New Years day

Map, Directions, and Driving Distance & Time

Animal Country Club Boarding Kennels,
Wood Farm Moreton Road, Ongar, Essex CM5 OEY


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Bookings, Queries & Appointments

Animal Country Club will be happy to discuss your queries about Animal Country Club Boarding Kennels including bookings, availability, and making an appointment to visit.

phonePhone Wood Farm
on 01277 890231

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