KENNELS & CATTERY SINCE 1982    01277 890231

Kennels, Cattery, and Pet Boarding | Essex

Providing excellence in pet care for over 30 years

The Animal Country Club is based at Wood Farm near Ongar, Essex. With close proximity to London, Chelmsford, Harlow, Brentwood, Bishops Stortford and Stansted Airport, situated in 70 acres of beautiful countryside, we provide quality kennels and cattery care for the discerning pet owner.

Here at the Animal Country Club, we ensure that your pet is in safe hands and treated with care at all times. Our kennels and cattery are the most commonly used facilities; however, we also provide a home from home services to animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and birds. If we can accommodate your pet we will, so always call during Reception hours and discuss your needs with our team on 01277 890231. 

Facebook Reviews

Big thank you to Animal Country Club for looking after our Bubble whilst we were in Dubai. As always their care is excellent I cannot fault them. Bubble is nearly 14 with a heart condition and I wouldn’t trust anybody else with her. Thank you for your care.
Deborah Hayes
Deborah Hayes
13:51 07 Jun 19
Amazing place! I board my 3 dogs here and they always come back happy! My eldest dog suffers from epilepsy but I never worry myself when the staff here care for him, I know he is being looked after so well.
Mia Payne
Mia Payne
17:27 28 Mar 19
I can't recommend this place enough. They are kind professional, skilled, very alert to any problems that may arise and I trust them 100%. I am a long term repeat customer, and several of my animals have health conditions that require a lot of care, and they treat them with love respect and total dedication.They are one in a million.
Susan Corlett
Susan Corlett
19:14 16 Oct 18
Reggie absolutely loves it in here! He gives it 5/5
Ester Capuz Duran
Ester Capuz Duran
15:44 29 Sep 18
I left my little Jasper with them for the first time recently. I was so worried how he would be as he was a rescue dog. He was so well looked after and and so happy and content when he came home. The staff are so lovely and caring. Wouldn’t leave him anywhere else now. My friend recommended me to them. Would definitely recommend to everyone.
Nadine Hickman
Nadine Hickman
17:17 12 Aug 18
Samson came home very happy and chilled .Thank you for keeping him chilled and stressed free.Staff ensured all his training needs were met.
Dawn Heaney
Dawn Heaney
11:24 04 Oct 17
A late review but I just wanted to say thank you so much to all the staff for taking great care of Molly and Kita for their VERY long stay! You were very professional and accommodated me numerous times with visits and stay extensions , it was much appreciated.For their very first stay in a cattery I think I found the perfect one �Many thanks , Gemma & family.
Gem Rodacan
Gem Rodacan
17:19 03 Aug 17
Love this place!! The staff are incredible, so friendly & helpful and take such wonderful care of my dogs, I will never send them anywhere else!!
Stacey Betts
Stacey Betts
10:19 15 Apr 17
Absolutely can not recommend this place enough. Staff are all friendly, helpful and obviously love animals. Rolo has been in for day care while I'm at work so I know he's not left on his own at home. He's also stayed overnight when we've been on holiday, as did our last doggy Xena. He is always happy to go, steals a little treat on his way in from the doggy pick and mix and never looks back. I feel totally relaxed knowing my baby is happy, safe and cared for. ��
Sandra Dunn
Sandra Dunn
10:14 01 Apr 17


Trained staff are on hand for guests that require additional care during their stay; liaising with your registered veterinary practice for any existing conditions.


With members of the team living on site, additional care and attention can be given at all times of the day and night, such as administering medication.


Insurance is included throughout the duration of your pet’s stay with us, giving you peace of mind whilst you’re away.



Contact Us

    Opening Hours


    9AM – 10AM & 5PM – 6PM

    10AM – 12PM ONLY




    Wood Farm, Moreton Road, Moreton,
    Near Ongar, Essex CM5 0EY

    We are still open!!

    With UK travel uncertain and international flights very much on hold, it is extremely quiet for the team here at the Animal Country Club! The Spring cleaning has been done – numerous times – and despite all deserving a little rest ourselves (after 35 years of non-stop guests!) this break has left us missing our daily fix of preparing meals, daily walks, play time in the field and cuddles with our furry friends.

    We are of course still open and welcoming guests here at the Animal Country Club, and the booking office remains very much open for business and taking both confirmed & provisional reservations for this year through into 2021. Please contact us by email or leave us an answerphone message, both continue to be monitored and a member of our fabulous team will always get back to you with booking requests. Please call 01277 890231 or email us at [email protected]

    For those guests that are chilling at home with the humans but would like to stay connected to the Animal Country Club during this time, we will be updating our Facebook page with stories, pictures from the past, and an insight into ‘Lockdown Life at Wood Farm’. Follow us at

    On another note, the Grooming Parlour is also now accepting bookings for summer cuts and well deserved baths (I’m sure there are many of our canine friends that have been gallivanting on country walks!) – of course Steph will be following all of the Covid19 distancing guidelines when clients are arriving and collecting their pooches. Please contact us for an appointment.

    Finally, we would like to send our very best wishes to you all to stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you to the Animal Country Club soon.