Saturday, 13 June 2020

What a year so far!!

Many don't consider kennels and why should you but we have had no guests for months and months.

We haven't had to close as social distancing isn't a problem but with no one going anywhere no one has needed our services.

I have received cancellation after cancellation for bookings already made which is heartbreaking for all concerned.

having started the year with the dreadful weather and folk cancelling as couldn't get where they were going it has been a nightmare first half of the year.

Enough doom and gloom

My boys have all been home the whole time so we have got on top of some good projects, they have been making furniture from wood, cooking or baking delicious cakes. Waistline gone!!
We have started breaking our young horse which has been a pleasure so far.

My girls have come into season so we should have puppies available and we are starting to see a few bookings but I doubt it will be until next year before we see anything like normality

We are hanging on in there and hope to see you all soon

Hope you are all staying safe


Tuesday, 7 January 2020

A new year

Lets hope we have better weather as it has been a challenge trying to keep dogs in our care well exercised and clean what with all this rain.

Thankfully most of our 16 large runs slope and we have part stoned them but some areas are quite boggy so we have used wood bark

It is tricky as I don't want concrete everywhere and most dogs love to run on soft ground but also we do like dogs to leave us fairly clean so thank goodness for our large stack of towels to dry/clean them off a little.

Even though we are very close to the water table and lots around us flooded our kennels are fine

We are looking forward to a busy year with many bookings already made as happy customers book well in advance as at certain times of the year we will be turning people away so if you are considering using us please feel free to call in any day at either 9ish OR 5 ish as it will be nice to meet you :)

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Lhasa Apso and kittens available

We have a very lovely 8 year old Lhasa Apso to find a caring home for. 
Sadly her owner can no longer care for her as having to go into a home. 
We have known her for years and she really is a lovely little dog.

Any interest please call me directly on 05525 941 421

I'm sure she will be snapped up so make that call :)

Missy, our junior pest control officer has adorable kittens looking for a home too
They are very well handled so very confident of course
Weening now and wormed

Any interest please call Jamie directly on 07496 797910

You really won't be disappointed, they are gorgeous

Monday, 21 October 2019

Rain, rain and more rain

The dogs in the kennels love to come out into one of the big runs, rain or shine which is fine by us as we put our waterproofs on and out we go but we are a little fed up of getting drenched. Lets hope for a cold spell to freeze and dry everything up a little.

The poor farmers are struggling to harvest the remainder of their crops so a dry spell would help them too

Monday, 6 May 2019

Never for ever

A very sad day yesterday as we said goodbye to Bae, our much loved Labradoodle.

She was 16 years old and has been great fun
We kept her as at 6 weeks of age she could jump the barrier and at almost 16 years of age she could jump (without touching ) the 5 bar gate

She was our matriarch and until recently kept the youngsters in order.

She has been in my boys lives all of those years too of course

She will be missed but at least she hasn't suffered

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Winter on it's way

I have recently spent some time and money changing the shutters in the kennels for lighter weight ones so easier to open and close. This is important as when we do last checking and shut down at 10pm ish it needs to be quick and easy. If it is cold we also flick their under floor heating on at that point too. 
With winter on it's way and being rural we can have some serious minus degrees. I do consider our insulation but having the heating in every dog unit does help keep the water pipes freezing.

Our next project is to establish some more dog runs. We do already have 15 but as we have a stict policy as to who can go out with who and we don't take risks, you can never have too many also by having lots we can have a lot of dogs out, at the same time but safely separated which is important to us at Dogs Paws Stenson

We do have quite a few bookings for 2019 already as people clearly don't want to risk not getting either a dog or cat unit, enabling us to care for their pets whilst they are away on holiday

Sunday, 12 August 2018

That is not our car Danni :)

Our senior pest control officer - Danni - is so cheeky as she jumped into someone else's car. 
She thinks she rules the roost and she probably does. She is phased by nothing and no one, not even the largest of dogs which may bark at her, she just smacks them.
She does a great job at keeping the "pests" under control but she and her assistant Missy do insist on bringing us all the dead bodies