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Dog Grooming & Boarding​

Dog Boarding & kennels

For over 30 years we have been grooming dogs of all breeds from our home at Ashgate in the beautiful county of Somerset. In recent years the business has expanded to offer a more comprehensive grooming service and dog boarding.

In 2018 the decision was made to open a small 11 unit boarding kennel after repeated requests from our grooming clients for this facility. The boarding kennels is extremely popular and we advise booking early for your holiday. Our on-line booking facility allows you to check dates whilst browsing your holiday options.

fully licensed and insured

South Somerset District Council 36264.

Ashgate Kennels were inspected in December 2020 and awarded a 5 star grading. This is the highest grading a new kennel can achieve…

Our Team

Meet The Team Mark



Mark jointly owns the business with Jacky and concentrates on running the Boarding Kennel. He has many years of experience with animal care and holds a current Canine First Aid Certificate.

Meet The Team Jacky



Level 3 Diploma in Professional Dog Grooming, Canine First Aid Certificate, Kennel Club Points Of The Dog, Kennel Club Breed Specific Seminars on West Highland White Terriers, Scottish Terriers and Border Terriers.



Boarding Dog Carer

Mike has a background in farming and animal care. He joined us in April 2023 and works alongside Mark with special responsibility for enrichment for the dogs staying with us.

Our Affiliations

Dog Boarding

Mark – Kennel Manager – Mark is in overall charge of the boarding kennel and together with Jacky, ensures that all dogs in our care are safe and well cared for. He has great knowledge of dogs and is with the dogs staying with us most of the day. He spends his time ensuring they are played with and mentally stimulated as well as getting lots of fuss and individual attention. Mark is responsible for the kennel buildings and ensures we meet the very high standards of cleanliness and disease control that is expected of a modern kennel.

The premises are never left unattended and all our kennels are alarmed and protected by the latest technology. We take the safety of your dog very seriously. We will be installing camera’s in each kennel shortly so we can check our visitors overnight.

Our promise to you is that your dog will be well cared for and treated like one of our own whilst he/she is with us and we hope that you will feel comfortable leaving your dog with us..

We will soon start building a new larger grooming room which will allow us to continue our expansion. The new room is being designed with the comfort of our grooming dogs in mind and the welfare of the staff who work here. We will have a waiting area which you will be welcome to use, and have a coffee, while your dog is being trimmed. Keep an eye on this site and our Facebook page for developments and new services.

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