Canine Castle – An Alternative to Dog Boarding Kennels and Dog Walking

Licensed Home Boarding & Daycare, alternative to dog boarding kennels and dog walking, Canine Castle is set in the beautiful tranquil Craufurdland Castle Estate, (between Kilmarnock and Fenwick, off Waterslap, Ayrshire), 20 minutes form Glasgow City Centre and 5 minutes from junction 8 of the M77. Ideal for your active dog, where they have a holiday while you have yours or are out working for the day. Why not go the extra mile for your dog and bring them to Doggy Day Care so they can run the extra miles?

  • Day care (from 7am through to 7pm).
  • Overnight stay (Sleep-overs).
  • Dogs walked off the lead through the woodlands and pastures on the estate
  • Secure Dog playpen.
  • Company of other dogs.
  • Full access to woods and pastures on the estate when out for w walk.
  • Doggy Dorm – ground floor of the east wing of the castle with beautiful vaulted roof, with doggy decor, and the warmest room in the castle.
  • Vet cover by our family vet.

To book with Canine Castle we meet with you and your dog before their stay for a trial walk. This is to ensure that you and your dog will be happy and also ensure the dog is happy with other dogs (including ours) and that they are biddable to our commands whilst out walking and very importantly trust us this also complies with our licencing conditions.

Having all the information we need to ensure your dog has a pleasant, safe and stress free stay is important to us. Below we outline some of the information and consents we look for, plus you will see our Terms and Conditions.

For more information and to arrange a Trial Walk call Adity on 07850 822177.

All the information, consents and T&C are in the PDF document.

Please click to download.

*Please fill out one form for each pet so that we may provide the best possible care for your pet.

Home Boarding:  £22 per 24 hrs per dog.

Day Care Rate: £15.00 per day per dog.

Home boarding and day care for Christmas Eve, Christmas, Boxing Day, New Years Eve, and New Years Day and the 2nd respectively are £30 per 24 hours £22 respectively.

Q.  Do I bring my dog’s bed and bedding?
A.  Yes, we want as many things to be familiar to your dog as possible to make his stay enjoyable. The familiar smells of his bed and bedding will help with this.

Q.  Do I bring my Dog’s food?
A.  Yes, this will ensure his diet stays the same and avoids any upset tummies.

Q.  Can my Dog get full grooming while staying at Canine Castle?
A.  This is something we are looking into as a service for the future.

Q.  Will you shampoo my Dog?
A.  This can be done at an additional cost.

Q.  How often will you exercise my Dog?
A.  We will follow your instructions.

Q.  Will you exercise my Dog on or off the lead.
A.  We only accept dogs that are exercised off the lead.

Q.  How often will you feed my Dog?
A.  We will follow your instructions.

Q.  Do you collect and drop off?
A.  Yes, the charge depends on how long your Dog is with us and how far away you live.

Q.  Do you take Dogs that haven’t been neutered or spayed?
A.  Yes as long as they are not aggressive or for Bitches in heat or about to come into season.

Q.  Does my dog need to be vaccinated?
A.  Yes. Your dogs should always have its annual vaccinations to protect it against infections and disease. Kennel Cough vaccine is also a necessity. Your dogs should also be wormed and be treated for fleas before coming for their holidays.

Q.  What happens if my dog becomes unwell or injured whilst staying with you?
A.  Our family vet has agreed to be our vet on call, (Valley Vets of Kilmarnock) , we will also contact your vet to get medical history and contact you if that is your instruction (as some people may not want to be disturbed e.g. business meetings).

Q.  Are all dogs suitable for home boarding?
A.  No. Our service is only suitable for friendly, family pets. We are happy to accommodate puppies as long as they are house and/or cage trained. We are happy to accept all breeds as long as they are obedient, non-destructive, and non-aggressive and have a gentle nature.

We do not accept incontinent dogs, dogs that chew furniture or other household items. We do not accept dogs that pull hard on the lead, or boisterous strong dogs.

Q.  Do you accept bitches who may go into season
A.  We do not accept bitches that are expected to be or are in season during their stay.

Q.  Can I make a provisional booking?
A.  Yes, this will require a deposit of 25% of the fee which is non refundable, but is a part  of the daily rate.

Q.  When is the fee paid for my booking?
A.  The fee is made up of two parts. A deposit of 25% by bank transfer or cheque to confirm your booking. The deposit is part of the daily rate and not in addition to it. The balance of the fee is due when you collect your dog from their holiday.

Q.  What happens if I need to cancel my booking?
A.  The 25% non- refundable deposit is not refunded.

Q.  What happens if I do not show up for my booking?
A.  If you do not turn up for your booking or cancel giving less than 24 hours notice the total fee is due.

Just wanted to say how much my dogs love coming to Canine Castle for their holidays.
I always feel at ease leaving them as I know they will have a great time with plenty of exercise care and attention while we’re away.
We miss them of course but always come back to healthy happy hounds who’ve had an action packed fun filled holiday.
They’re looking forward to the next one in the summer!
A BIG thank you to everyone at Canine Castle! – Shirley Wallace

“Murphy use to go to Puppy prison now we are happy as he goes on his holiday when we go on ours.” – Avril

“I know when Jodi is here she will be well exercised and will sleep when she comes home” – Kay

“Just wanted to say how much my dogs love coming to Canine Castle for their holidays. Mrs Owens, Stewarton

I always feel at ease leaving them as I know they will have a great time with plenty of exercise care and attention while we’re away. Mrs Docherty Kilwinning

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Best Kennels Alternative - Licenced HomeBoarding & Daycare, Canine Castle is set in the tranquil 600 Acres of beautiful Ayrshire Country side at Craufurdland country estate, near Kilmarnock. This is the place for your ACTIVE dog, where he has a holiday while you have yours or are out working for the day. He will be walked OFF the lead with his new friends and our dogs. Whilst relaxing he will be in the Doggy Dorm on his bed or one couches or may choose to explore the 3/4 acre pen that he has to access to. Dogs must be friendly to other dogs and children. All dogs are given a trial walk before they are accepted into our pack. They must be fully vaccinated including Kennel Cough. Daycare £15 per day per dog Home boarding £22 per 24 hours per dog
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