We've just adopted Lottie the Rottie from Hampton Hayes. The people there are absolutely lovely and their affection for the animals they look after was very evident! Lottie herself settled into our home after a couple of days which, in my mind, shows that she'd had a lovely time in the kennels and wasn't really stressed. The facilities all looked clean and well looked after but what stands out in my mind was how much everyone cared.
Basically, everything that everyone else has said! Hampton Hayes IS always clean and the runs ARE brilliant and the dogs ARE always happy to be there BUT, even more importantly, Bev and ALL the staff there really make you feel like your dog is special, and they KNOW my dogs so well! I don't know how they do it but it gets 5 stars and more, and definitely gets my return bookings every time :-) I can't recommend it enough although I dont want it to get SO busy that they can't accommodate MY dogs!!!
In February 2011, Jean d said:
The kennels are always immaculate. The runs are heated and all dogs have access on a daily basis to a secure fenced off orchard area where they can run free. Bev Chittem and her staff all really love dogs - it's not just a business to them, so all dogs staying there get affection as well as first class care.
We love going to take our dog Maddie to be cared for by Bev and her Team at Hampton Hayes. We are always made welcome and special; also if we are away and need to leave Maddie for a extra day they always accommodate her.
We have used these services since Maddie was 12 weeks old. She is now 4yrs old and always jumps out of the car as soon as we stop there, and we leave knowing she is well cared for.
I have adopted two middle aged dogs Cassie & Leah from the kennels 6 months ago. As I live in Lincolnshire the support and dedication of everyone I came in contact with about the dogs was fantastic. The dogs were even brought to my house by a friend of a staff member who was going to be visiting his family in Lincolnshire. Further advice was needed when they both came into season as they were told they had been neutered; the kennels were able to pay the vet bills for this. Their love and care for the animals is the best anybody could wish for.
Having boarded my dog at Hampton Hayes over the snowy period, I really cannot praise Bev and her team enough. They went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that all dogs were safe, warm and well looked after. I especially like the fact that you do not have to make an appointment to view the kennels - proving to me that the ‘bedrooms’ and exercise areas are clean and well maintained at all times. Ten out of ten from me and my dog. I will happily leave my dog there again, and would recommend anyone looking to board their dog - or cat - to go and have a look around.
Our cat, Stripes, goes to stay at Hampton Hayes a couple of times a year when we go away. He's quite a jumpy character but he knows where he is now when he goes "on holiday" and settles in well. He's always quite chilled when we return to take him home. Bev, Barry and the team do a great job with their animals.
On my dealings with Hampton Hayes Kennels I have found the staff to be loving, kind and extremely patient and helpful. The kennels were clean and spacious. All the dogs were looked after in a friendly and patient environment. I would highly recommend the kennels to everybody.
Hampton Hayes Kennels are absolutely the best - 5 stars definitely. The love, care, time and attention the animals receive is amazing. There is always someone available for information. You are always welcomed, even at their busiest times. Well done to Bev and all her helpers. Please keep up your great work.
Our two cats stayed at Hampton Hayes Cattery for the first time this week. The facilities are wonderful, and Bev was excellent - she took the time to find out about the personalities of both cats, their feeding habits, and how they interact together. I was confident that they would be well cared for during their stay, and I was not disappointed. I could not have asked for better care for my two much loved cats and can highly recommend Hampton Hayes Cattery.
We have recently boarded our Labrador at Hampton Hayes Kennels. We were very happy with all aspects of boarding there. The staff were friendly and helpful, they answered any questions we had. The kennels were very clean and our dog settled in well; also he benefited from having exercise in the morning and afternoon.
We have no hesitation in using the Kennels again. Many Thanks.
Forest Dog Rescue are proud to leave a glowing testimonial for Hampton Hayes Kennels. Bev and her knowledgeable, caring staff are just the best you can get. The state of the art kennels are always fresh and inviting and fun is always top of the agenda to make any dog's stay here a pleasure. It's the details that make the difference for a dog in kennels and by careful observation the staff here can measure what the individual needs. It may be a group exercise for friendly dogs in the play area or plenty of lead walks around the fabulous countryside surrounding the kennels or maybe just a gentle cuddle and a one-to-one snuggle session!
Daisy has been to Hampton Hayes for 2 breaks and on both occasions was treated like their own pet. She came home spotlessly clean from the 1st visit after a surprising bath [well, she didn't know it was coming]. Her 2nd visit was post injury and Bev and her Team were excellent nurses ensuring my girl was in fine fettle and ready to have the bandage off when I took her to the vet. Grateful thanks from both of us.
I use the kennels on a regular basis for my fussy collie Murphy. The staff are all very friendly and always have time to take care of all those things that are important to you and your little friend! The kennels are clean and spacious and in beautiful surroundings. Thank you to bev, barry and all the team!
I would like to recommend Hampton Hayes Kennels to anyone who wants their pet to have a holiday too! I use the kennels often for my collie Murphy. He always comes home happy and healthy with a spring in his step! The kennels are always clean and the surroundings are beautiful. The staff always have time for any questions and take care of those things that are important to you and your little friend. Thank you Bev, Barry and the whole team. See you all soon.
I would highly recommend hampton hayes kennels - our labrador Kenny has stayed here a number of times and we are always impressed. The staff are friendly and the kennels are always clean. It clearly shows when we collect Kenny that he has been very well cared for. He will be returning to his doggie weekend countryside retreat in May!
I have just collected my two yorkies from Beverley. They look happy, healthy and have obviously had a lot of love and attention. Also they smell nice! I will definitely be using these kennels all the time from now on. Thank you to Beverley, Georgina and Lois.
Fantastic kennels in a super area. Cleo would like to thank all the caring people at Hampton Hayes for looking after her so well, and giving advice on a skin problem which has cleared without medication. Truly caring, clean and a happy environment. Cleo looks forward to her regular visits. Thank you so much. From Ann Spencer
Started using the kennels this year (2008) and have left our Choc Lab their during half term in February, most of August and a few day at Christmas. The staff were always on hand to receive the dog and dealt with any requests we had. I have always found the kennels very clean and well presented and would happily recommend them to any dog owner.
Hampton Hayes Kennels should be highly recommended. Fantastic holiday home for cats and dogs. Our two nervous pets (especially our collie dog who usually hates being left with strangers) really settled in thanks to the staff there, ensuring they had the best possible time. They were very happy and well looked after. We will definitely use them again.
Cherie and Craig, Pontesbury.
Bev and her team have been looking after Jasmine since they opened and I can not fault the care they give my very large & old dog. Jasmine has her own special needs and Bev has been able to cope with them all, usually better than I do! Her team are so good that Jasmine has on one occasion even run away and ended up at the kennels. You can't get a better recommendation than that! Thanks for everything
Our Springer Honey has stayed at Hampton Hayes several times. We are always very impressed with the level of care Honey receives. The kennels are immaculate, the surrounding area stunning and the team look after her as if she were their own. She comes back to us a healthy, happy and well exercised dog. We would not hesitate to recommend Hampton Hayes to anyone.
I would like to recommend Hampton Hayes as an excellent Boarding Kennels for my lovely Doberman dog Phoebe. The care she receives from the Kennels is superb.
Phoebe is a high maintenance dog who can often get anxious even when at home. Bev and her team are very considerate and understand the concerns of owners when leaving their loved pets at kennels. Pheobe always goes into the kennels with her tail wagging - a good sign I would say!