5* Boarding Kennels - Chelmsford
Kents Farm is a real home from home for your best friends near Chelmsford, Essex.
Our luxury heated kennels provide a warm, comfortable holiday-home for all breeds and age of dogs. Each kennel has a large individual run. All located in the heart of the Essex countryside with clear routes to Chelmsford!
All bedding is provided however, owners are more than welcome to bring their dogs own bedding, toys and treats.
Each dog gets plenty of attention from our fully trained animal loving staff who exercise them two-three times a day.
If your pet has any special medical requirements you must 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.
On arrival please let staff know of any recent illnesses, lumps, bumps or any other problems. We take the health of your dog seriously and can make alterations to our service to suit the needs of most dogs.
We provide a choice of dog food to maintain a balanced diet however we will follow any specific feeding instructions, if required. Please give us advanced notice if you require us to stock a specialist food range for your stay.
London & Essex Kents Farm Kennels & Catteries Ltd
Mon to Sat 9:30am – 12:30pm and 2.00pm – 4.30pm (GMT)
Sun 9:30am – 12:00pm (GMT)
Closed Sunday afternoon and Bank Holidays.
or phone Kents Farm Kennels and Cattery on 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:-
Hills Science Plan
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)
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