Boarding Dogs


 Dogs will be fed twice daily – breakfast and tea time and a choice of dog food is available. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for.

If required, in your absence, medications will be given and pre-arranged veterinary appointments at Dalriada Veterinary Surgery met. Please advise us prior to arrival.

 Please note a charge of £20 per visit  will be made for animals being taken to Dalriada Veterinary Surgery for routine or emergency treatment.  

A charge will also be made for administering medication to animals. This charge will be calculated on an individual basis.




Collection and Delivery service

For those owners who experience difficulty with collecting their animals within our opening times we can collect and deliver – please discuss with us when booking.

Just Checking!

It is always advisable to check availability as early as possible to allow time to arrange for vaccinations if required and to avoid disappointment. We do not take bookings online – please telephone or call by.

Vaccine Requirements

Every dog being admitted to Achnabreac Kennels must have a current vaccine certificate issued by a veterinary surgeon and in addition must be vaccinated against kennel cough.

Intervet / Schering Plough Pharmaceuticals recently issued new guidance regarding their Kennel Cough vaccine. Dogs receiving the vaccination for the first time cannot be admitted into kennels until 14 days from the date of vaccination have passed. Dogs receiving their annual Kennel Cough vaccination booster,providing it has not lapsed, need not be excluded from kennels. Dogs with lapsed vaccinations must adhere to the ‘14 day exclusion’ rule.

We regret that no dog will be admitted for kennelling without a fully valid vaccine certificate. We trust that owners will regularly worm and apply tick/flea repellents to their dogs. For advice on wormers and tick/flea repellents, please discuss with your vet.




A single dog boarding will be charged at £10 per day, two dogs boarding together will be charged at £18 per day.

Please note for the purpose of boarding charges the kennel day runs 12 noon – 12 noon. For example a dog booked in on Friday 9am and collected Sunday 6pm will be charged at £40 (4 days).


Streamline Debit/Credit Card Machine  

We have a debit/credit card machine installed which enables us to take payment in full at the time of booking and accordingly a cancellation penalty will now apply. 


Cancellation fees will be charged thus: 100% of the boarding fee if cancellation is made within 48hrs of ‘due in’ time and 50% of the boarding fee if cancellation is made with 7 days of due in time. Cancellation fees will be refunded only if the period cancelled is re-let.


No refund or discount of boarding fees will be given if animals are collected prior to the arranged date/time.

Daily Exercise
Erin with Charlie

Every dog staying with us here at Achnabreac Kennels will have regular walks on one of the many designated forest tracks that Achnabreck Forest has to offer. Should you wish extra walks for your dog or if your dog is staying with us long term we can arrange extra regular walks – please ask for details and rates when booking. For safety all dogs are walked on the lead.

Veterinary Care
Lauren and Archie


Should your dog become unwell whilst staying with us at Achnabreac, he will either be taken to Dalriada Veterinary Surgeons in Lochgilphead or one of the veterinary surgeons will be asked to visit and any necessary treatment will be administered.

Sleeping accommodation

Each sleeping compartment is heated and fitted with a platform bed covered with fleece bedding; the sleeping compartment in turn opens onto an individual secure, covered outside enclosure.

Opening Hours
Admissions and Collections



Monday 8am - 12noon, 5pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 12noon, 5pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 12noon, 5pm - 6:30pm
Thursday 8am - 12noon, 5pm - 6:30pm
Friday 8am - 12noon, 5pm - 6:30pm
Saturday 8am - 12noon, 5pm - 6:30pm
Sunday 9am - 12noon, 5pm - 6:30pm
Out of Hours Admissions/Collections Strictly by Prior Appointment Only.


We are happy for prospective customers to visit our kennels so they can see first hand the facilities we offer – please just arrive anytime within opening hours, however, if possible avoiding first hour of morning opening.