Dog Boarding Kennels

Purpose built, spacious and heated accommodation for your dog

Tutehill Kennels & Cattery are able to offer Dog Kennel Services to dog owners across West Cumbria, that are going on holiday or who want their animals cared for during the day when they’re at work. Covering towns such as Workington, Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Aspatria, Egremont, Maryport, Cleator Moor and all surrounding towns.

Standard, Quiet and Outside Run Kennels

We have a large selection of different size kennels with covered outside runs. We go by the size of the dog as to the size of the kennel to use. They have a hatch which we open in the morning so they can choose to go in and out throughout the day. They are only usually closed during cleaning and at the end of the day.

There are a few kennels that don’t have outside runs, however we not only provide the recommended walks under the new Government Legislation but we also provide a minimum of 4 toilet breaks throughout the day too.

We also have kennels that are very quiet and situated away from our larger buildings, which are great for quiet, timid, nervous or elderly dogs.
All our kennels have privacy sections so the dogs can choose not to look at the dogs opposite or they can look through the doorways.

Our buildings are either partitioned off with full height block walls in between the kennels or 3/4 high panels. Most of our outside runs have full height block walls. This helps reduce cross contamination as well as keeping noise levels to a minimum. This is also a brilliant safety feature as the dogs from one kennel to another cannot see each other and can relax and chill in their runs.

We have a selection of building with only 2 or 3 kennels in that are extra quiet which again are great for quiet, nervous, timid or elderly dogs.

All of our kennels are heated with infrared heat lamps or central heating and ventilated. All of our sockets are situated high up out of the reach of the dogs and cats for safety.

We also have background music on during the day and treats at bedtime.

Individual Rooms & Speciality Suites

As well as our standard kennels we also have a variety of VIP accommodation for you to choose for your dogs that can suit their individual needs. We have Luxury Living Room Style Accommodation and various Speciality Suites that cater for puppies (from 14 weeks old), juniors and tiny breed dogs.

  • Deluxe and Super Deluxe Rooms – offer quiet individual living room style accommodation with outside runs, which are ideal for medium aged or older dogs.

  • Dinky Dog Suite – Individual mini rooms for all tiny breeds of dogs. This is a warm, comfortable and safe environment.

  • Little Rascals Suite – A very special nursery style suite purely for puppies and young Dogs from 14 weeks old up to 12-24 months old to integrate them into coming into kennels.

  • Junior Suite – used as young puppies grow or for the larger breeds of dogs.

For more detailed info and photos, please refer to the ‘Individual Rooms & Suites’ web page:

We accept all breeds and cater for dogs with behavioural problems. We take great pride in the care we offer all dogs and cats that stay with us, no matter how little, big, grumpy or timid they are, we take the time to get to know their individual personalities.

Full Multi-Sensory Enrichment Program

Here at Tutehill Kennels and Cattery we now run a Full Multi-Sensory Enrichment Program, daily for all the Dogs and Cats in our care.

Canine and Feline Enrichment is an important process of making an Animals environment more interesting and stimulating.

This is a Voluntarily Interaction and as a result experiences improve Physical and Mental Health.

The program includes:

  • Sound, Smell, Visual, Taste, Mental, Physical, Social (People)

Our Enrichment Programs purpose is to prevent boredom and behavioural problems. It is to make Kennel stays with us much more, fun, interesting and exciting and will ensure that your pet has a very happy holiday.

Individual Dog Walking & Exercise

The Kennels are set in 20 acres of beautiful Cumbrian Countryside with excellent grounds, where your pets are walked for a minimum of 20 minutes and or 20 minutes in one of our four play parks at least twice per day whilst on holiday with us. This is in line with the new Government Legislation.

We also offer extra walks and a minimum of four toilet breaks for dogs who’s kennel does not have an outside run in line with the new Government Legislation.

All of the dogs are walked individually across approx. 6 acres of lush green land, which we own. We offer “individual walks only” and do not mix dogs from different Families.

We have different sections available, all secure and gated so the dogs feel safe and enjoy their walks on a one to one with a member of staff. This is brilliant for any dogs who may be timid, or wary of other dogs.

We usually walk all the dogs on the lead, or extending leads, but we do however have facilities to let dogs off the lead once they get to know us. This is really good for lively dogs and young puppies so they can have a good run round and burn off some energy. We will obviously only do this once the dogs get to know us and with Owners written permission.

We have secure enclosures, Play Parks, where your dog can be individually let off the lead for a good run, play with toys or use the agility equipment.

Feeding, Special Diets & Treats

We are able to offer many different types of dog/cat food, which keeps most of the dogs and cats happy. Special diets are also catered for and tasty treats are given at bedtime.

However we cannot stock all the vast range but we can feed personal diets if the food is supplied.

Also timing and number of feeds often varies so if you can let us know on arrival we can carry out your requests.

Raw Diets  If your dog is on a raw diet we are happy to feed this to them. We ask that you provide the food and confirm that we do have freezer space to accommodate their feeds.

Breakfast Menu / A La Carte Menu

Free Complimentary Breakfast for All the Dogs in our Care:

  • Weetabix
  • Rice Krispies
  • Corn Flakes
  • Toast and Butter
  • Goat’s Milk or Cow’s milk is available
  • Scrambled eggs (we do not advise they have eggs every day)

Treat your pet to an occasional home cooked meal during their stay!

We have a selection of meals available to purchase from plain pasta to mashed potatoes with mince and gravy. We offer oily fish, Tuna, vegetable pots, or Carrot sticks.

You can purchase one or two meals to give as an extra treat during your pets stay or for a Birthday treat or every day to be included with your pets normal tea time meal. Its up to you…

Prices are reasonable and all food is home cooked by Sharon herself for your beloved pet to enjoy a taste of home cooking whilst staying with us.

For Further details and prices please do not hesitate to contact us or ask on arrival.

We have a very strict hygiene policy in our feed room.

All our feeds are stored away at all time in appropriate containers or in the fridge.

We have fridge and freezer facilities to accommodate those dogs on special or raw diets.

Bedding Provided

We do provide all the Pets in our care with bedding, however you are welcome to bring your own, but do not wash it before you come so it still has your scent from home on it. This just helps them settle quicker.

If you do bring your own bedding then it has to be practical. If it does not fit in your washing machine then please do not bring it as it will not find in our washing machine either.

We do not accept Bean Bags or Duvets/Quilts bigger than SINGLE size.

We will do our best to try and wash all dogs/cats “Own Bedding” before they go home. We do this out of courtesy. During our busiest months this may not always be possible. We will let you know when you collect your pets if your bedding still needs washed.

Toys and treats for your Pet can be brought in too, we will label the treats and make sure they are given to your get regularly, we do have lots of treats and Dentastix available should you not wish to bring your own. We do not charge for these.

Please also note that we DO NOT TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY for any loss or damage of toys or bedding or any damage to toys and bedding by your own Pet.


Please Note: Due to new COVID 19 protocols we do not currently accept bedding, bowls or toys brought into our kennels.

Health & Hygiene / Safety & Security

Health & Hygiene
We have hand sanitizing machines on site which we ask all of our Customers and Staff to use to stop infection and cross contamination. We have lockable first aid kits and Medicine Cabinets.

Our staff have completed a comprehensive, practical pet first aid course enabling to them to deal with any injuries and illnesses which may occur while your pet is in our care.

24/7 Access to on call Vet

We have 24/7 access to a qualified vet, providing you with the extra reassurance that your pet is in capable hands, should they ever need medical attention in our care.

Safe & Secure 24/7

We live on site and our premises are manned 24 hours per day 7 days per week. We have electric entrance gates which are locked outside of our opening hours, along 24 hour surveillance cameras for added security. We have smoke alarms in all of our buildings and have Fire safety in place, together with alarms and horns.

Arrange a Viewing of our Kennel & Cattery Facilities

Visitors are welcome to look round our kennels by appointment only, so please contact us to arrange an appropriate time/date for a viewing.

Sharon and Joe & Patrick and the team will be on hand to show you round and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

If you would like to be meet Sharon & Joe in person then please call us to arrange a convenient time that’s suits all.

In line with new Government Legislation we have been awarded a rating of "5 Star's" for our Boarding Kennels & Cattery by Copeland Borough Council. (Low Risk and Well Managed) - Licence Number AL/0001/2019.

You can be rest assured that your pets are in the safest hands throughout the duration of their stay at Tutehill Kennels & Cattery

Cattery Services

Individual Deluxe Penthouse Suites for up to four cats from one family

Tutehill Kennels & Cattery are able to offer Cattery Services to cat owners across West Cumbria, that are going on holiday or who want their animals cared for during the day when they’re at work. Covering towns such as Workington, Whitehaven, Cockermouth, Aspatria, Egremont, Maryport, Cleator Moor and all surrounding towns.


Our Deluxe Penthouse Suites are individual rooms for up to four cats from one family to stay in at any one time.

They are inside rooms and have an extremely large raised bed area where your cat can snuggle in and keep warm and cosy with lots of blankets and hooded cat beds. The raised bed area is accessible by a large wide ramp and a selection of raised shelf areas. This is so the cats can get up and down easily and safely. Your cat can enter through one of the two doors or a cat flap.

All of our walls are PVC cladded from floor to ceiling and our floors are covered in cushion flooring for hygiene and easy cleaning. Our Ceilings hight in each room is 8 foot high.

Each room has its own individual lighting and heating. We have sensored night lights which are situated so the cats can get up and down the ramps and raised shelves safely. These lights will also reassure the cats that they are never left completely in the dark. The cats can choose if and when to activate the lights throughout the night.

Each individual room has a mesh window area with a shelf in front of it so they can sit and look into the rest of the cattery.

We use proprioceptive mats in each room as well as a selection of scratching posts and climbing trees. We use interactive feeding and treat bowls. We also provide toys. We provide fresh spring water at all times for your cats which comes from our own water supply.

We provide a couple of different types of litter trays for your cats. We usually have one litter tray per cat in each of our rooms. We use wood based cat litter which we change as many times as we need to depending upon your cats toileting needs. If you have a preference to what type of litter tray your cat would prefer please just let a member of our Team know on arrival.


Please remember due to the sheer size of our Deluxe Penthouse Suites we only have 9 available at any one time now so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Cat Food

Due of the sheer volume of cat feeds currently available on the market we are unfortunately unable to keep up with demand.

We therefore kindly ask that each Owner now provides all of their cat food and biscuits for their own cats for the duration of their stay with us.

We will also no longer be supplying cat meat or biscuits ourselves.

We really hope your Cats enjoy their new Deluxe Penthouse Suite. It is exciting, interactive, warm, cosy, safe and very Cat Friendly

Deluxe Penthouse Suites

Cat Toys

Scratching Posts

Exceptional Care & Attention

Whether your pet is staying in our standard kennels, cattery, luxury individual rooms or specialist suites, your pet will receive the same special care and treatment from our experienced staff

Exceptional Care & Attention

We take great pride in the care we offer all dogs and cats that stay with us, no matter how little, big, grumpy or timid they are, we take the time to get to know their individual personalities.

Multi-Sensory Enrichment Program

Our Enrichment Program covers Sound, Smell, Visual, Taste, Mental, Physical, Social (People), to make kennel stays with us much more, fun, interesting and exciting.

Individual Dog Walks

Dogs are taken on individual 20 minute walks at least twice per day across our 6 acres of land in the lush countryside.

Play Parks with Toys & Equipment

Our fully equipped play parks are a fantastic way to break up the day and all the dogs can be let off the leads as they are secure and safe.

Background Music

We play soothing background music throughout the day to create a more homely and relaxing atmosphere for your pet.

Feeding, Special Diets & Treats

We are able to offer many different types of dog/cat food. Special diets are also catered for and tasty treats are given at bedtime.

Bedding Provided

We do provide all the pets in our care with bedding. Due to new COVID 19 protocols we do not currently accept bedding and baskets brought into our kennels.

Safe & Secure 24/7

We live on site and our premises are manned 24/7. We have electric entrance gates which are locked outside of our opening hours, along 24 hour surveillance cameras for added security.

Pet Medication Administered

If medication is required to be administered, this will be undertaken provided the animal will accept it without resistance

24/7 Access to on call Vet

We have 24/7 access to a vet, providing you with the extra reassurance that your pet is in capable hands, should they ever need medical attention in our care.

We want EVERY PET in our care to come to our Kennels, have a fantastic time, go home happy and ultimately always want to come back to stay with us. This is fantastic to see and gives all Owners peace of mind whilst they enjoy their well-earned holiday

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - New Protocols & Procedures

We have new protocols and procedures in place now and a strict hand-over protocol, which we must adhere to at all times

OPENING HOURS: Please note we do not have opening hours any more. We are STRICTLY "APPOINTMENTS ONLY" from 6th July until further notice.

This means you are required to make a pre-arranged appointment for arrivals and departures with your pets to our premises.

If you don't have an appointment you will be asked to leave!

We have to take all precautions to ensure the Health and Safety of our Staff, Clients and your Pets. We have strict cleaning measures in place at all times.

No more than 2 people can from the same family can enter our Reception.

You will be asked to leave your pet in our secure hand over facility.

All collars, leads and harnesses will need to be removed and taken home with you.

No bedding, bowls or toys will be accepted at the moment however we are very happy to use our bedding, bowls, toys and leads for your pet.

An emergency mobile phone number will be given to you to use in case you cannot make your appointment and our Reception is closed.

Hand sanitisers MUST be used throughout our Reception area for both entering and leaving the premises by all our Clients.

All of our Staff have been provide with PPE.

All Clients are responsible for providing their own PPE.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information or to discuss your pet's specific requirements...