Our boarding kennels in Stockport, Cheshire are individually heated and provide comfortable accommodation for all sizes and breeds of dog. We use plastic moulded beds with thermal Vetbeds and have sealed concrete floors in order to allow us to maintain a very high level of hygiene. Dogs also have access to an attached covered run. The boading kennels have been designed to suit every need, from small dogs to families of large dogs. We can also provide separate units for dogs needing rest or convalescence, bitches in whelp or with new litters - bitches in season are also kenneled in this unit.
As part of our normal care we carry our routine health checks on your pet during their stay with us and groom them before their return home. We can also bathe your dog if requested. We are planning to add a professional grooming service soon and further details will be available in the near future.
To help keep boarding costs as low as we can walks are offered and charged for as an extra. The charge is £3.00 (+ VAT) per walk per dog, unless two dogs from the same family can be safely managed by one member of staff. Walks are at least half an hour long and are taken in our own fields.
Bowls, Bedding and Toys
Everything that your dog needs during their stay in our boarding kennels is supplied by us at Blossoms, but if you do choose to bring your dog's own bedding please wash it a couple of days before arrival - so whilst it is clean and fresh it still has the reassuring familiar smells of home. Also if you would like to bring in favourite toys for your dog feel free to do so - toys from home are
comforting for your dog during their stay at Blossoms.
All dogs boarding in our kennels with us must have a current vaccination certificate for Hepatitis, Distemper, Leptospirosis and Parvovirus, plus the Nobivac or
Intract vaccine for Kennel Cough. Boosters should be administered two weeks before your pet is admitted to Blossoms. We need to see a valid vaccination card each time your dog is boarded with us.
We keep in stock a comprehensive range of food, using Hills Science Plan as well as the more popular tinned and pouch foods. If prescription diets are required they should be supplied along with any specific feeding instructions. We do not offer discounted rates if your own food is supplied.
Medication and Illness
We are happy to give prescribed medication to dogs staying with us - please supply clear written instructions and sufficient quantity of medicines for your pet's entire stay. In the unfortunate event of your dog becoming ill during a stay with us we have our local vet, just half a mile away, on call 7 days a week. We have an examination room and isolation facilities if required. Blossoms insurance will meet all the costs incurred if the illness is a result of their stay with us; if the illnes is the result of a pre-existing condition then all costs of treatment will be your responsibility.
Checklist of What to Pack for your Dogs Stay with Us
In order to ensure we have all the info necessary to help us care for your pet during their stay in our boarding kennesl you may find the following checklist usefull.
Vaccination Certificate provided by your vet. This must be up to date (boosted within the last 12 months) - (see requirements specified above)
Written instructions on any special dietary needs or medical problems
Any medication, ensuring there is enough to cover the boarding period
Any veterinary prescribed diet
Contact name and mobile phone number of someone we can contact during your absence should it be necessary to do so
Name and telephone number of your Vet (make sure our records are up-to-date)
Collar with identity tags
Printed off booking form which confirms dates of arrival and departure
If your pet has a favourite toy or comforter please feel free to pack it
We will do our best to supply anything you have forgotten to pack.