Boarding Terms and Conditions

Boarding Terms and Conditions

It is imperative that you inform us if your dog is aggressive towards humans or other dogs.

It is also very important that you inform us if your dog is due to be in season (so we can take precautions to segregate her to minimalise disruption and safety). Proof of up-to-date vaccination certificate must be shown prior to attendance which legally we are requested to keep during your dog boarding. We accept fully vaccinated puppies from 12 weeks of age. We would also strongly advise that guests are vaccinated against kennel cough and have been wormed up to date.


Management reserve the right to refuse admittance, if on arrival your dog appears to be ill. Health and wellbeing of any dog is of paramount to us at Brackenhirst Kennels whilst in our care. With this is mind it is IMPERITIVE that ALL dogs coming into the kennels MUST have an up-to-date vaccination card signed by your vet. Any dog without this WILL BE refused entry, so always keep a check on your dog’s records – as you never know when you will need to use kennels. The kennel cough inoculation is not mandatory to board with us as KC is airborne and can be contracted anywhere. Therefore, Brackenhirst Kennels cannot be held responsible/liable for any dogs contracting KC whilst in their care. It is recommended that booster vacs and kennel cough should be administered at least 14 days prior to booking in at kennels). We also recommend that your dog has been wormed up to to date.


Unfortunately, as we all know sometimes your dog taking ill is unavoidable, if after staff treating or administering basic meds for minor ailments and there was no improvement, we would then call a vet, (we would endeavour to use your own vet if local) – if not then we have our own local registered vet which we would use. Any vet fees must be borne by the owner (if privately insured, costs should be reimbursed by insurance company).

We are fully licensed by North Lanarkshire Council and fully insured. The Kennels Owner/Manager also has a diploma in dog and cattery management.

Terms and Conditions Agreement

  1. I understand/agree that I am solely responsible for any harm or damage caused by my dog whilst he/she is boarding at Brackenhirst Kennels.

  2. I further understand/agree that it is my responsibility to inform staff members if my dog has any aggression problems.

  3. I also understand the importance of notifying staff if I think my dog may be coming into or in season.

  4. I accept that whilst my dog is boarding at Brackenhirst Kennels he/she may be group socialised (if he/she is friendly with no issues) and although the staff closely and carefully supervise all the dogs, it is still feasible/possible for my dog to receive minor scratches/nicks from rough playing with other dogs. Therefore I fully authorise staff to treat minor injuries with my consent. I understand/accept this minor risk – as long as it is pointed out to me by a member of staff upon the collection of my dog.

  5. I further understand/agree that Brackenhirst Kennels and their staff/volunteers will not be liable financially (or other) for any problems that develop, if professional care and precautions are followed whilst my dog is placed with them. Therefore, Brackenhirst Kennels and their staff/volunteers are exempt of any liability whatsoever arising from my dogs’ attendance and participation whilst he or she is placed in their care.

  6. I further understand/agree that should any problem develop with my dog, this will be treated as deemed best by the staff at Brackenhirst Kennels, in their sole discretion, and that I will assume full financial responsibility for any and all expenses involved. I also authorise Brackenhirst Kennels to obtain my dogs medical records and/or treatments from my veterinarian (if within close proximity) or from their own vet/clinic in the event of injury or illness. By signing this document I also direct said veterinarian to provide such records upon request.

  7. I further understand/agree that if I fail to provide proof of current vaccinations (which legally have to be kept at Brackenhirst Kennels during my dogs’ stay) – or indeed if my dogs’ vaccinations are found to be expired or otherwise incomplete, Brackenhirst Kennels Management has the right to refuse admittance.

  8. I further agree to all fees set by Brackenhirst Kennels and I understand/agree that there will be an additional charge if my dog is not collected by the set time specified and agreed. I also understand that Brackenhirst Kennels will proceed accordingly to the guidelines of dog abandonment if I do not pick up my dog and that I will be responsible for all legal fees associated with this.

  9. If my dog arrives at the facility with fleas and/or other parasites, Brackenhirst Kennels staff has the right to bathe and quarantine my dog until picked up by myself or my representative, and I take full responsibility for any expenses incurred for this process.

  10. I give permission for my dog to be photographed/videotaped, and/or used in any advertising or media purposes without prior approval by me. All such materials are the property of Brackenhirst Kennels.