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Welcome to Iden Boarding Kennels & Cattery

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Established 1973

Owned & managed by three generations of the same family

 

iden-boarding-kennels-bernardine-with-chihuahuaOur boarding kennels, set in our own eleven acres of woodland, have been providing safe, comfortable boarding for dogs and cats for over forty years. The lovely old Victorian iron railings that feature both inside and out, formed part of the original Battersea Dogs Home, known then as ‘The Home for Lost & Straying Dogs’, so you could say that our kennels has been keeping dogs safe for about 150 years!

Bernardine Fiddimore is Managing Partner at Iden Boarding Kennels with forty years of experience with cats and dogs to call upon. She trained in veterinary nursing and still maintains a few shifts with a local practice, keeping her bang up to date with progress in veterinary treatments and procedures and with new advances in canine & feline nutrition. Bernardine is a bit of a celebrity locally since being the Mayor of Rye in 2014 & 2015. She is still a serving councillor with Rye Town Council as well as the successful author of several children’s books.

It was the older generation Jim Fiddimore who created Iden Boarding Kennels, literally from a clearing in the woods and you can read about that on our History page. Jim had a career with animals spanning nearly seventy years and was the Ministry’s choice of dog handler during both of the rabies scares in the 1960’s. He worked for many years with the police and the local council collecting and housing lost dogs and has been honoured by the RSPCA for his services to animals. Jim announced his retirement from day to day physical kennel work in 2017 but keeps a close eye on things in his role as Caretaker from his favourite spot in the Conservatory

Morganne Fiddimore joined the team after graduating from Royal Holloway University where she studied Geography. Passionate about the countryside, Morganne is now cuddler-in-chief in the Cattery and football coach to the canine enthusiasts. She is also working on developing our on-line presence which is why we have so many followers on Facebook and such great stories.

Our kennels & our cattery are warm and friendly, comfortable & homely. We are in this business because we love animals and take their care and security very seriously.

 

Inspection is warmly invited.

OPENING TIMES:

10 am – 1 pm & 3pm – 5pm Mon – Fri

Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays 10 am – 1 pm

Out of hours by appointment only.

RATES:

Dogs £15.00 daily

Two dogs sharing £26.00 – Three Dogs £33.00

(Same ownership only)

Cats £7.00 daily

Two cats £12.00

(Same ownership only)

Family rates by negotiation

Bed & Breakfast rate for dogs £20.00 overnight – collection by 10.30am

2 dogs overnight £30.00 – collection by £10.30am

Long stay discounts by arrangement

We do not charge VAT or cancellation fees.

For Collection or Delivery call PET PATROL 07422500982.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Licensed & approved by Rother District Council.

Insured with Petplan Sanctuary,covers up to £1,500 per boarder.

Recommended by local vet surgeries, the RSPCA and East Sussex County Council Social Services.

Insured with Petplan Licensed by Rother District Council   Recommended by RSPCA Recommended by East Sussex COunty Council


PEACE OF MIND

For your peace of mind, LOCAL ‘Out of Hours’ Veterinary care will be provided if needed.

Recommended by local vet