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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.

Facebook Reviews
The field that you can rent is a lovely field good for dogs with bad recall, but I just need to say it’s not the best for dogs that fixate or are reactive as you can see everything and everyone walking past, so best to have them on a training lead.The fence is secure with a wire fencing filling the gaps but if your dog wants to get through it will.
Courtney Knight
Courtney Knight
18:11 21 Jan 24
We used their private hire field today for two hours with our two rescue dogs, and they loved it. So much space for them to bomb around in, and even a picnic bench for us to take a break and a coffee. Well organised, decent parking and fencing. Will definitely be back. (The picture is of our two for reference and cuteness)
Rob Staples
Rob Staples
17:36 27 Aug 23
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Hlülæñï HB
Hlülæñï HB
23:33 21 Apr 23
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
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.
Gemma Ox
Gemma Ox
17:19 03 Aug 17



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    Opening Hours


    9AM – 10AM & 5PM – 6PM

    10AM – 12PM ONLY




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