Quarantine is one of the methods which the UK Government currently uses to prevent the introduction of rabies and other animal diseases into the UK.

If your pets do not meet the UK import rules and need quarantine, we are licensed and approved by “Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs” as a quarantine kennels and cattery and carrying agents.

London and Essex Kent’s Farm Boarding Kennels and Cattery has been providing a quarantine service for close to 50 years. Pets that require a stay in quarantine are accommodated in luxury kennels and chalets where their welfare is the first concern of our fully trained and experienced team.


You must arrange for your pet to go in quarantine if it’s a cat or dog travelling from outside the UK and doesn’t meet the pet travel rules. Rabbits, Ferrets or rodents travelling from outside the EU or have lived within the EU for fewer than 4 months must stay in quarantine for four months.

To enter quarantine your pet must arrive in the UK at a DEFRA approved port or airport.

Click this link and scroll down to – Arrive at an approved port or airport. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/put-your-pet-in-rabies-quarantine

When we have your booking, we will apply for an ‘Application for a Licence to Land an Animal for Detention in Quarantine’ form.

Once DEFRA have approved the application, we will then send you or your representative a landing licence, boarding document and rabies cargo sticker, which you must show to the transport company when your pet travels.

We will meet your pet on arrival and obtain permission for them to enter the country and then using our pet taxi service we will take them to Kents Farm.

Your pet will be released from quarantine when it meets the pet travel rules.

Each case is individual and release date is dependent on the treatment your pet has had before entering the UK. Our vet will confirm the date of release and will then send this to APHA for approval.

Please contact us for details about your specific case and we will provide all the information you need and a quote for our quarantine service.

Quarantine Department

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

Telephone: +44 (0)1992 522183 / +44 (0)1992 523499
Email: office@lekf.co.uk

Opening Times:

You can visit your animals in Quarantine between our visiting hours.

Monday to Saturday: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Sunday: Closed

NB: CLOSED all 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.

Daily Boarding Rates

For the best quotation call now on 01992 522183.

Our friendly office staff are happy to assist and advise on your pet travel needs.

We pride ourselves on having VERY LARGE kennel & chalet space for your pet(s) to enjoy their stay with us.


Why not take a look at our Quarantine Pictures

Kents Farm, Kents Lane
North Weald, Essex CM16 6AX

Telephone: 01992 522183 / 01992 523499
Email: office@lekf.co.uk


What Our Customers Are Saying

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

“My cat had to be quarantined and I couldn’t have picked a better company to take care of my boy. The staff are amazing, extremely helpful and kind. They made me feel very comfortable and helped lessen my anxiety. I love these guys!!!!

Cheryl Fullerton

“Our Molly and Maggi had to go into quarantine as their rabies shot had just run out. So we had to choose a kennel facility for them for 3 weeks. We chose London and Essex Kents Farm Kennels and Catteries as they were close to where we were staying. I am sure glad we did! From the moment they picked them up they were thoughtful and caring. Immediately after they arrived at the kennels Kris phoned us and assured us they were ok and we could visit them every day if we wished. Molly and Maggi had lots of room to play, the food dish and water dish was always full, a lovely bed with lots of blankets and heat lamps above it, but most of all caring and dedicated staff to look after them. Steph who was the main carer was absolutely faultless. She played with them, cuddled them, and had them into a routine and they obviously liked her. Lauren was on hand and did the same. All the guests we saw looked happy and were treated in the same way. I would not hesitate to take my Babies to their boarding kennels if we went on holidays or for that weekend away. So thank you Kris, Steph, Lauren and all other staff involved in Molly and Maggi’s care…

Rene & Valerie Raque

” In regards to my little rescue dog, JETT BLACK.
I would like to say a huge thank you to London and “Essex Kent’s Farm Kennels And Catteries” for taking such amazing care of Jett when she first arrived into the UK. I really couldn’t recommend them more. They are AMAZING and Jett was so so happy. Erica Jones (of canine cottage, also on the site) groomed her beautifully for her release and she looked gorgeous. The lovely people and handsome boys of DAPPER PETS gave Jett a very smart coat and harness lead as they’d followed Jett’s story and loved her.
My biggest thanks at the farm, goes to Kris Ottley and Steph, whose personality and reassurance enabled me to really trust the company and put my mind at ease through my worries about my little princess.
For anyone who needs to board their pet for holiday/personal reasons or who’s importing pets from abroad, like I did form Turkey, I thoroughly recommend these guys – and also the wonderful people in association with the Farm. It was a one stop shop and I am so glad I chose to go with these fantastic people.
Love and Light as always.”

Zak Black

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.

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)

Pet Quarantine Enquiry form

Please note that no booking is taken on a definite basis until this form has been submitted, along with the receipt of your deposit.