Daily walking to dogs requirements
Family Run Business
Excellent Facilities
Individual care for pets
Large Indoor and Outdoor Excercise Areas
Pick-up / Drop-off
24hr. Vet on call
Underfloor Heated Sleeping Areas
Full All Breed Dog Grooming Service
Viewing Welcome
Open all year / 7 days per week
Opening Hours / Monday - saturday 9am- 5pm
  Sunday - 10am to 5pm

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A1 Boarding Kennels and Cattery located 5 miles from Doagh village in Northern Ireland is a quality, family run business committed to ensuring your pet is cared for to the highest of standards. Centrally located for Newtownabbey, Antrim and Ballymena.
As we understand how worrying it can be for pets and their owners to be separated, we have deliberately restricted our kennel numbers and cattery to ensure that your pet receives the individual stimulus that he/she deserves.  We find your pet's trust is more quickly attained by our more personal approach.

Our aim is to have every animal just hoping to see us on their next visit.

We are proud of our facilities and would actively encourage you to visit our kennels and cattery at any time.

Your pet's comfort and wellbeing is forefront at A1 Boarding Kennels and Cattery..

A Dogs Life

A1 Boarding Kennels truly is a holiday camp for dogs!

Your dog can enjoy life in his very own spacious, comfy kennel. Of course, dogs from the same family can share a kennel if they would prefer. 

A1 Boarding Kennel dogs love thier stay in the country. they can enjoy the fresh air and freedom of the countryside during thier daily walks or while relaxing in their own individual runs. they will also be socialized with other dogs on their daily walks and get ample time to play with their new friends in a supervised environment. Dogs will never be lonely as we provide them with lots of love and attention.

Your pooch will also be treated to a superb menu. We are aware that dogs are used to a routine, so we will feed your dog according to your instruction. This may be once a day in the morning, once a day in the evening or twice a day. We have a wide range of top quality food that your pet is sure to love. However, if you have specific food that you would prefer your dog to eat, you can leave it with us to dish out.

You can leave your dog with us, knowing that they will have a fantastic holiday in the country. We understand the worry of parting with your dog. However, you can rest assured that your dog will be happy, safe and comfortable in the countryside and that they will be enjoying thier holiday as much as you are enjoying yours.

As you can see, we are located in a country setting... There is plently of space and fresh air for your pets.
Open, fresh countryside surroundings.
All Weather Floodlit Excercise Area
Suzie Taking Time Out
Daz the wee westie
Murphy the border collie
Fergie knows where the heat is! Underfloor heated sleeping area.
Heated sleeping area with hatch leading to a spacious, covered outside run with views over open countryside.
Cookie - Shihtzu Puppy - 1st Haircut!
All-Breed Dog Grooming Service centrally located to Newtownabbey,Antrim ,Ballymena and Belfast
Long Leash Field Walks
Labs - Keeping Cosy
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Boston Terrier
Chocolate Lab receiving de-shedding treatment. This is actual hair removed from this dog
Holly and Lady the Black Ladrador Retrievers from Ballynure County Antrim
Cira loves her playtime
Jake - Springer
Two very happy kittens in our heated Cattery at A1 Boarding Kennels And Cattery
Rocky & Ozzy the Chocolate Labrador Retrievers from Belfast enjoying their playtime and excercise at A1 Boarding Kennels And Cattery
Cookie the Chocolate Cocker Spaniel from Ballymena
Playtime at A1
Best Buddies
Stella -Great Dane our regular visitor from Belfast
Wired Haired Fox
Chin Up
Carlos our regular boarder from Antrim
Max 1 off our regular boarders from Ballymena
Oscar the Springer knows where the heat is !!
Harvey the cocker spaniel a regular vister to A1 Boarding Kennels and A1 Dog Grooming