KENNELS & CATTERY SINCE 1982    01277 890231

About Animal
Country Club

About Us

The Animal Country Club is based at Wood Farm near Ongar in Essex and is a renowned centre of excellence for pet care.

The Animal Country Club is one of four pet related businesses now located at Wood Farm. The boarding kennels were established in 1982 and quickly followed by the cattery in 1984. All our facilities are of the highest standard and furnished to ensure a comfortable stay. Our onsite team ensure that our 5 star facilities are always maintained and suitable for all guests.

Wood Farm is the home to Andrew and Margaret Gemmill. Once known for arable farming its 70 acres of beautiful Essex countryside now provide the ideal setting for boarding your pet. Margaret Gemmill is a qualified veterinary nurse, our Manager Emma has achieved a C & G National Diploma in Animal Management, National Diploma in Animal Management and C & G Canine Studies. Jess is Assistant Manager and has a variety of pets at home and has grown up with dogs all her life. All staff are dedicated pet owners who care for your pet just as you would.

Being located near to major road and air links makes the Animal Country Club the perfect choice for clients from London and the surrounding areas. London Stansted Airport is only 20 minutes from The Animal Country Club making our boarding and cattery services the right choice when planning your holiday or short break.

Our trained team provide all the care and attention your pets require, ensuring that you have total peace of mind while you are away.

We look forward to welcoming you and your pet very soon.

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Opening Hours


9AM – 10AM & 5PM – 6PM

10AM – 12PM ONLY




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


Dear Animal Country Club Clients,

We are still open here at the Animal Country Club and happy to help in any way that we can.

Are you or any elderly family with pets self-isolating???

If you need to stay indoors and cannot walk your dog or get to the shops for pet food - maybe giving your pet a week or two with us could be the best solution?

Included in our stay is:

  • Daily walks in our private meadows
  • Feeding, medicating & attention
  • Safe, secure & heated facilities
  • Taxi service for pet if needed
  • Experienced Staff that live on site

Perhaps you are unable to visit elderly relatives to help with their pets? - this could be a suitable suggestion to help them isolate without the worry.

Please call us on 01277 890231 - our phones are now diverted to a mobile so that you do not have to wait for our usual Reception times.

We hope you all stay safe and healthy, we look forward to seeing you all in the near future.