Covid 19 Measures

We are still using the following measures and rules to keep all of us as safe as possible

  • Hand Sanitising is available
  • Face masks are optional
  • There is a protective screen on reception counter
  • Please ask if you would like us to collect/deliver pets and take them in and out from our car park
  • There is no access to the kennel buildings other than the reception area
  • We can take a card payment or bank transfer rather than cash or cheques
  • We are still continually wiping and disinfecting surfaces
  • Please avoid visiting the kennels if you are currently testing positive for Covid 19
  • If you have any concerns or requests, please do not hesitate to contact us

Five Star ★★★★★ Rating Awarded for Animal Welfare!!

2018 brought new legislation to all Animal Boarding Kennels, Catterys, Daycare Centres, Home Boarding & Breeders etc.
We have undergone rigorous checks and inspections and are very proud and pleased to announce that we have been awarded the highest level of FIVE STARS for both our Kennels and Cattery. I would like to thank all our dedicated staff for their help and  hard  work.

Cumbria County Council Animal Welfare Licence No. AB026


Welcome all animals to Grassgarth Kennels

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Opening Times;

Monday      9.00am – 12.00 noon / 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Tuesday     9.00am – 12.00 noon / 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Wednesday  9.00am – 11.00 noon / Closed

Thursday    9.00am – 12.00 noon / 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Friday          9.00am – 12.00 noon / 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Saturday     9.00am – 12.00 noon / 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Sunday        9.00am – 11.00am / Closed

Bank Holiday       9.00am – 11.00am Only

Christmas Eve & New Years Eve 9.00am – 11.00am Only

Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day; Closed for drop offs & collection

Tarnside Boarding Cattery

Grassgarth Dog Boarding Kennels and Tarnside Cattery is set in 15 acres of private land near Kendal. We also have direct access to Whitbarrow Scar and Woods for exercising dogs. It enjoys spectacular views overlooking the Lake District hills, with quiet and peaceful surroundings. It is ideally situated for visitors to the South and Central Lake District in Cumbria

We offer a caring service, with over 25 years experience in Dog Boarding Kennels and making sure that dogs always have a happy and comfortable stay with us.

Our accommodation is first class. Dogs are provided with indoor centrally heated housing with free access to individual outdoor runs. Only the best will do for our guests!

All diets are catered for (because we know dogs can be fussy!) and we can administer any medication your dog has been prescribed. If you would prefer to bring your own food, you are more than welcome to do so.

We also offer a Dog Grooming and Cat Grooming service as well as bathing and clipping service not to mention our super fun filled Doggy Day Care.

If required, we can come and collect your dog, then bring them home again at the end of their stay with us.

We are fully licensed and insured and naturally, we’d be more than happy for you to come and have a look around.

If you require an experienced and caring place for your pet to stay we are here to help with all their needs. If you would like any more information, just give us a call on 015395 52150 or 07764 372272 and ask for Hilary.

Please note that all of our staff have experience dealing with and looking after rescue dogs and cats. So we understand owners worries and pet’s behaviour when staying with us.

So if you need Kennels in Cumbria or specifically Kennels in The Lake District we are here to provide for all your pet’s needs

Read what our customers have to say about their experiences (original copies of all testimonials are available for inspection)

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  • Friendly approachable trained staff, superior accommodation and play areas. Mackie was well cared for, met many new canine friends and socialised well. Staff were wiling to help by continuing his training, He was clean, groomed when collected, happy and full of energy on returning home. I know of no other kennels in the area offering  this first class service. Thoroughly recommended. Well done Hiliary and Abi.

    Alex Forsyth

  • Our spoilt house rabbits Pippa and Mr Saunders were extremely well looked after and we really appreciated the texts and photo’s we received. We have already booked their next stay here.  Thank you.

    Nicola Albert

  • Maisie has had a lovely time here for the weekend. She didn’t like her last boarding kennels and used to go on a hunger strike! However she is really happy here

    Jo Horne and Maisie from Natland

  • Our dog Douglas has always enjoyed coming here

    Mrs Unsworth and Douglas from Windermere

  • My dog Max seems to enjoy coming to your kennels. The staff are friendly and the prices are very reasonable. I look forward to seeing you all again soon

    Mr Armstrong and Max from Kendal

  • Lucky enjoys coming here; great kennels!

    Mr Metcalf and Lucky from Kendal

  • Archie loves coming here, he just seems to know as soon as he gets into the car where he is going

    Mrs Kinghorn and Archie from Kendal

  • Top class, home from home accommodation. Great service, loving care given at all times. Thank you for looking after them, Ferg and Rio love it!

    The Quills, Windermere

  • Skye comes to Grassgarth every week for day care, Its like a home from home and Skye loves it here! Hilary and all the staff are brilliant- we have a real gem in the Lyth Valy

    Natalie Fletcher. Kendal

  • Grassgarth Luxury Kennels near Kendal. We placed our dog, Dexter, with Grassgarth kennels, when on holiday in the lakes. Picking him up each morning and  returning him every evening. We where apprehensive as to how he would react to being in kennels as 4 months ago he reacted badly to being in a rescue centre kennels. Our concerns were unfounded, Testament to the way he trotted of happily to his kennel each evening. We would recommend Grassgarth Kennels with out hesitation

    Chris Morris. Bristol

  • Rory has been staying at Grassgarth Kennels for two years and is always pleased to go. Really friendly and helpful staff. Highly recommended.

    Helen Smith. Windermere

  • Andy seems to enjoy him self enormously at Grassgarth, he has been regular visitor. He now gets clipped as well and now comes back a new dog

    Clare Hensman. Crosswaite.

  • Alfie has been coming to Grassgarth for three years and is always pleased to come. We have also had previous dogs that have all stayed here over the years. Always friendly and helpful staff. Thank you

    Allan Wilkin. Kendal

  • Bobbie has been staying with Grassgarth for the past three years. We have found him to be completely happy with his ‘holiday’- many thanks for his care

    Philip and Kathryn Chadwick. Lowick

  • We had Mutley as a rescue from here and its the only kennels we would consider putting him in.  He looks forwad to coming and is very well looked after. Thanks to the amazing staff. I never worry about my baby

    Sarah. Over Kellet

  • Roy and Poppy are always very well looked after. Best kennels ever!

    Sue Sanderson. Holme, Milnthorpe

  • Charlie has a great time, been coming to Grassgarth for 11years. Never had any issues at all. Well done

    Mr and Mrs Whitton. Allithwaite

  • Poppy and Bella love coming to Grassgarth, its there second home. And we wouldn’t go any where else

    Liz and Adam Hearnden

  • Tam absolutely loves visiting and comes back very tired. There grooming packages are fantastic. Far easier for her to be done at the kennels than me doing it at home

    Claire Dixon. Kendal

  • My Kipper has been coming here ever since it opened, there is no better place for her to have a holiday

    Paul Lewthwaite. Windermere

  • This 5 star home from home cattery for my cat Ted. Its very well run, the owners and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Its spotlessly clean, we have been coming for years and will continue to do so for many more years to come

    Ted and the Crabtree Family.

  • Dave loves coming for his holidays, Hilary is always willing to have him and could not do enough for him. We wouldn’t go anywhere else.

    J Park. Kendal.

  • Bob has been a regular visitor here and is always well cared for. I can leave him here with a clear conscience!

    Mr & Mrs Swane. Kendal.  

  • Just brilliant. My pups love going and it’s such a beautiful setting I wouldn’t mind staying there myself xxJan Beal