Boarding for your Dogs

Kents Farm is a real home from home for your best friends.


While your dog stays with us, comfort comes as standard in our luxury heated kennels. We provide a warm, cosy holiday-home whether a Great Dane, St Bernard, Yorkie or Chihuahua, young or more mature, everyone can be accommodated. If you have two or more dogs they can stay together, or should you prefer they can luxuriate in their own space. Each kennel has its own large run, providing space for your dog to absorb the atmosphere.


All bedding is provided, however, we understand that dogs are creatures of habit and if they prefer to bring their own bedding, toys and treats we are more than happy to personalise their kennel for them.



Our fully trained animal-loving staff take great pleasure in lavishing attention on all our guests. Regular observation of each kennel and thorough exercising, two-three times a day, means your pet is fully occupied and monitored throughout their stay with us.


If your dog has any special medical requirement, please let us know and our trained staff will administer the appropriate medication. Our own vet is on call daily for any urgent or serious consultations.


When checking in please let staff know of any recent illnesses, lumps, bumps or any other problems. Your dog’s health is paramount to us and we can make adjustments to our service to ensure, in most cases, that any special needs are met.


We all have our preferences when it comes to food and your dog is just the same. We stock a broad range of dog food brands to maintain a balanced diet. However, if you have specific feeding instructions, inform us when checking in and we will follow them. We can provide your dog’s favourite food, even if it is not within our stock range. For this service we require up to three weeks’ notice and depending on the product there may be an additional charge.

Boarding Prices

Boarding Department

London & Essex Kents Farm Kennels & Catteries Ltd
Kents Lane
Wealdbridge Road
North Weald
CM16 6A


Contact us via email: 
or phone: 01992 522183 / 01992 523499

Opening Times:

Monday to Saturday: 9:30am – 12:30pm and 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Sunday: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Christmas Eve: 9:30am – 12:30pm
New Years Eve: 9:30am – 12:30pm

We are closed to the public every Sunday afternoon and all Bank Holidays.

Quarantine visiting hours:
Monday to Saturday: 2pm – 4pm (excluding bank holidays)

*Due to COVID-19 we request Quarantine customers to book a visiting slot by contacting us via phone, email or private message on social media. Only two customers per animal are to visit at one time, this is to reduce contact between customers and staff.

Peak Seasons

Easter: 6th April – 17th April
Summer: 1st July – 30th September
Christmas: 21st December – 5th January

All prices are exclusive of VAT – we reserve the right to increase prices at any time.

All dates are chargeable including arrival and departure dates.

A non-refundable deposit of £20.00 per dog per week/part-week is required to secure your booking.


puppy receiving vaccinations


Vaccinations train the immune system to recognise and respond quickly to certain infections before they can cause serious illness. We offer a number of vaccinations to ensure your pet is fully protected.

Dogs require vaccinations for distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, leptospirosis and parainfluenza virus. Your dog must be up to date with vaccinations before staying at Kents Farm.

Primary Full course
Completed over a period of 2-3 weeks. Allowed to board 7 days after 2nd vaccine.

Booster Vaccine
Allowed to board the same day, but preferably 2 days after vaccine.

LEKF collection service van

Collection & Delivery Service

Collections & deliveries of dogs from London & home counties can be arranged (adequate notice required) by phone or email.

SERVICE IS AVAILABLE MONDAY – FRIDAY (excluding Bank Holidays). Pickup and drop off times between 9am – 12noon (depending on traffic). 

Please do not feed animals on the day they are collected. This will help them to travel more comfortably, they will be fed on arrival at the kennels.

Please tick on the enquiry form if taxi service is required and telephone the day before collection to confirm. Collections or delivery of pets can be arranged from anywhere in Britain or the Continent.

or phone Kents Farm Kennels and Cattery on 01992 522183/523499


dog having professional bath

Dog Bathing

Giving your dog a bath will help to keep their coat in a healthy, shiny condition, why not make use of our purpose built, stress-free environment and enjoy a sweet smelling home coming.

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Worming: Drontal+

Roundworms and tapeworms are common worms that live in your pets stomach & intestine. To prevent this we recommend you worm your pet every 3 months.

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Flea Control

To avoid itching and more serious conditions it is important to regularly treat your pets with flea killer which will keep them free of fleas, flea eggs and ticks.

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We offer a microchipping service to ensure your pet can be identified at all times.

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Pet Passport

If you require a Pet Passport we can arrange this for you, along with a microchip and rabies vaccination (if neccessary).

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Professional Grooming Service

Our qualified professional groomer with over 20 years experience is able to offer the following services. Full groom clipping, scissoring and hand – stripping of all breeds and cross breeds.

Collection & delivery service available

Our new ‘state of the art’ Grooming Parlour and Canine Spa/Solarium at London and Essex Kents Farm Kennels Canine Cottage (K9 Cuts – K9 Care – K9 Comforts) is now open for business

Our qualified Professional Groomer, with over 20 years experience, is able to offer the following services:


Modern Spa/Solarium Treatments

Including Paw-dicures, Facial Cleanses, Massages & Solarium Treatments
– prices from £15

Full and half day ‘Spa Days’ for the ultimate indulgence are also available
– prices from £60

All treatments are available during your dog’s stay with us – or can be carried out on the day they go home, to make sure they return to you fresh, clean and in impeccable condition!

Traditional Dog Grooming

Including Full Grooms, Clipping, Scissoring & Hand-stripping of all breeds and crossbreeds – prices from £15

Please be assured there are absolutely NO cage dryers in Canine Cottage

All pets receive one-to-one personal attention by fully trained, qualified staff.


Make a Booking

You can make your booking at the office when you drop your dog off at the kennels or ring the groomer “Erica” directly to arrange a convenient time.

Tel: 07940 886614 Email:

LONDON & ESSEX Kents Farm, Kents Lane, North Weald, Essex CM16 6AX
Phone: 01992 522183 / 523499

Frequently Asked Questions

What is kennel cough?

Canine cough is a condition of the dog’s respiratory tract. Dogs of all ages can be affected and signs include a harsh, dry convulsive cough.

Dogs are at risk when and wherever they gather i.e. shows, training classes, in the park, kennels and even vet’s waiting rooms!

What Treatments Are Available?

The illness usually lasts about 10 days, once its started, little can be done to prevent the virus, you simply make the animal as comfortable as possible and try to control the cough with antibiotics and cough medication.

Food & Accessories

We stock an extensive range of food and pet accessories in our shop here at Kent’s Farm, among the range we offer:-


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Terms & Conditions

All charges are subject to VAT.

Payments – most major credit cards.

London & Essex Kents Farm Kennels & Catteries Ltd reserves the right to add 2% surcharge to credit card payments.

All boarding dates booked are chargeable unless 7 days notice is given which also includes entry day and departure day.

In cases of cancellation, all deposits are non refundable.

Payments in respect of each animal must be paid in full prior to delivery or collection. Exports; all invoices must be paid with clear funds before Export.

London & Essex Kents Farm Kennels & Catteries Ltd (The company) reserves the right to surcharge outstanding accounts at 10% per month on all late payments.

L.E.K.F LTD will not share your personal information with other companies. On signing our booking form you have agreed for L.E.K.F LTD to keep your personal details on our computer system.

All charges are subject to change without notice.

Vaccination fees, special diets and all further treatment where required, will be charged to your account.

Any veterinary attention necessary whilst an animal is under our care will be charged to the owner. A veterinary surgeon visits six days a week.

In the event of any veterinary treatment, a 15% surcharge will be added to veterinary costs.

Our trained staff (if required) can give daily medication. Additional charges will be added to your invoices as per price list.

Under extreme circumstances should the owner fall into serious arrears, the company shall be at liberty to make alternative arrangements of the animals without any further notice to the owner other than final demand sent by recorded delivery to last know address to the owner or his/her representative.

Prices quoted apply at time of writing and could be subject to change at any time.


Vaccination certificates must be shown on entry to Kennels & Catteries. We will not take animals without up to date certificates. Any pet requiring vaccinations LEKF reserve the right to vaccinate.

Dogs must have been vaccinated against Distemper and Parvo-virus within the last 12 months.

Cats must have been vaccinated against feline Enteritis and cat flu within the last 12 months.

Canine cough: (kennel cough) customers should consult their vets as to what precautions can be taken against KC. We are unable to detect a carrier of the virus entering our kennels. (We recommend INTRAC as a deterrent against KC. This protects against the major cause of KC, which can easily enter the kennel through an apparently healthy dog carrying the condition).

Pets insurance; by arrangement with your own personal insurer.

Special diets can be catered for. Cost of such diets will be debited to owners invoice.

Clipping, stripping and shampooing can be arranged with our resident canine beautician. Charges payable to our canine beautician.

You may bring any items of food, bedding, playthings etc for your pet, please note L.E.K.F. Ltd do not accept any responsibility for their condition or safe return.

Boarding/Exports/Imports/Quarantine; we can only accept your pets upon receipt of our conditions signed “Terms & Conditions” together with agreed deposit.

It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that all paperwork under the EU pet passport scheme/imports & early release are all correct and up to date. LEKF take no responsibility for incorrect paperwork.

The carrying agents fee is based on full arrival details being advised to the company at least 5 working days in advance and for collection during normal office hours. Weekend and out of office hours collection will incur extra charges.

In the event of delays in excess of 2 hours, an hourly waiting charge will be incurred.

Out of hours charges relating to Airport/Ports etc will incur additional costs.

Whilst all animals are given every care and attention, the company accept no liability for accidents or illness of any animals.

Whilst every effort is made to house your pet in the size chalet or kennel you request, the company reserve the right to allocate chalets or kennels as they deem appropriate.

Boarding “Privilege” cards are issued to regular customers. When bookings are made using a privilege card a deposit is not required. A vacancy is not guaranteed by card if kennels/cattery are fully booked.

Boarding pet drop off times anytime between:-

Monday to Saturday: 9:30 am – 12:30 or 2 O‘clock – 4:30 pm

Sunday 9:30 am – 12:00 (Closed Sunday and all bank holidays)

Boarding and Quarantine pet visiting times

Monday to Saturday 2 O‘clock – 4 pm (Closed Sunday and all bank holidays)

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“We have been boarding Boxers with you at Kents Farm for over 20 years and have always found you to be superb! Over the years Louis, Rio and Miles have enjoyed plenty of holidays with you and are always so excited go and see all the staff. It’s been a real home away from home for them and the kennel staff are always so loving and kind in their care of our babies. We have recommended you so many times over the years and all our friends agree that you’re kennels and catteries are top class!”

Dave Cook

“We would highly recommend London and Essex Kents Farm Kennels and Catteries to anyone looking to board their pets! I do not believe anywhere else could offer the same level of service. It was exceptional, friendly, personal and professional. You have truly gone the extra mile to help us with Delta, even before she was on UK soil. Thank you!!

Edelle & Richard Brookes

“To: Kris and all the Staff
I would just like to thank you all for looking after Buddy and helping me through this difficult time. I have been told that Buddy loves his new home and has made a new friend in another King Charles Spaniel called Jasper. Once again a massive thank you to each and every one of you. You are stars and if it hadn’t been for you all it could have been a very different outcome. Thank you and best regards.

Martin Pinchback

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