KENNELS & CATTERY SINCE 1982    01277 890231

Outstanding Dog Kennels
in Essex

Our Dog Boarding Kennels

The outstanding dog kennels based on Wood Farm in Ongar, Essex are second to none, providing a home from home experience for all our guests. We are conveniently located within easy reach from Brentwood, Chelmsford, Bishops Stortford and Harlow.

Situated in 70 acres of beautiful Essex countryside, we ensure that your dog has plenty of space, exercise, play and relaxation during their stay at the Animal Country Club. During your pets’ stay our experienced, trained team of staff will ensure that your dog receives the highest standard of care at all times.


Dogs £25.00 per day
Giant Breeds £27.00 per day
Diabetic Dog £29.00 per day
All prices include feeding, heating, veterinary insurance, walking, brushing and VAT.

10% Discount for 2 pets sharing from the same home.
20% Discount for 3 pets sharing from the same home.
30% Discount for 4 pets sharing from the same home.

What to bring

Up to date Vaccination card
Collar & lead for check in and coming home
Any medication with instructions (enough for the entire stay)
Any specific dietary requirements or allergies
Food/Treats (we do stock a wide range of balanced wet & dry foods, this is included in guest’s stay)
Favourite toy or teddy
Blanket or single item of bedding (we do supply all guests with bed and vet fleece, but any nervous or ‘first time’ guests may like a familiar scent)


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.

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.
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.
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.
Reggie absolutely loves it in here! He gives it 5/5
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.
Samson came home very happy and chilled .Thank you for keeping him chilled and stressed free.Staff ensured all his training needs were met.
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.
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!!
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. ��



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.