Wagtails Farm Stay Kennels
New Acres Farm
New Acres Road
New Acres Road
- Farm stay kennels in Stanley, Durham
- Acres of private land to exercise & play
- 10, large, indoor apartments for dogs
- Indoor play area
- Fully licensed & insured
- 24 hour veterinary cover
Wagtails Farm Stay Kennels in Stanley, DurhamWagtails Farm Stay Kennels was created from an idea to convert former dairy buildings on our 240 acre mixed farm.
The buildings were no longer suitable for modern farming practices but ideal for making luxury accommodation for dogs.
Both David and Jayne, who run Wagtails, are lifelong dog lovers with many years experience in handling dogs, both working dogs and as pets.
David trains his own Border Collie sheepdogs and Black Labradors (which feature in our logo and also pop up in photos elsewhere). Jayne’s Jack Russell terriers add to the fun as only terriers can!
Our aim is to give your dog a happy stay on a working farm, with acres of private land for exercise and play. Our small size means that we can give your dog extra care and attention so that they are perfectly at home when you are away.
Apartments: We have 10, large, indoor apartments for dogs, 2 of which are large enough for several dogs from the same family. Each individually heated apartment can be furnished with a choice of clean, comfy beds or you can bring your dog’s own bed if you prefer. DAP (dog appeasing pheromone) diffusers are used to help create a calming atmosphere.
Meals: We will feed to your requirements wherever possible and you can also bring your own special food if you wish. Otherwise, we feed twice daily.
Outdoor play Area: We have an extensive area of fields available around the farm where dogs can enjoy varied, on lead, safe, walks. Our garden area is ideal for off lead running around and playing with toys.
Indoor Play Area: When the weather is inclement, we can ensure your dog still gets attention and exercise as we move into the indoor area which has space to run and play ball.
Shower Area: Walking in fields is fun but can be muddy, so a warm shower is available to wash off paws or even give a full shampoo and dry before going home.
Also: It goes without saying that we offer 24 hour supervision, are fully licensed and insured and have 24 hour veterinary cover.
Walks: As standard, all dogs are walked three times daily, morning, afternoon, and early evening. The afternoon walks can be tailored to your requirements of indoor, outdoor off lead etc or to include a groom and a look at the farm animals, it’s up to you.
Grooming *: We can shower and groom your dog ready for their return home and if you want a professional finish we can arrange for our mobile groomer to call.
Day Care: Got a wedding to go to, moving house, decorating or got a puppy and have to go to work all day? We can give you a break and take care of your dog and ensure they will get extra attention throughout the day.
Socialisation*: We can offer sessions for puppies and other dogs that need to meet other dogs and see other sights and sounds in a safe environment. Our sheep, cows, horses, ducks and hens are all familiar with dogs.
Text/Email Updates*: We can send you an update while you are away so you can have peace of mind that your dog is safe and well.
* Extra charge for this service.
“Great kennel, dog came home looking fab. We will be using it again and recommend them to anyone else who needs a boarding kennel.”
- Susan, Simon & Georgia