Our dogs are exercised 3 times a day

The Haven was established in 1961
It has been caring for dogs and cats for over 50 years

Quality Cat Boarding

Spacious Heated Pens
with own individual Exercise areas

Haven rabbit & small animal boarding

Clean and comfortable hutches which
are regulary maintaned, kept inside draft
free accomodation, with heating if required.

Viewing of Our Kennels & Cattery Welcome

Here at the Haven, we welcome visitors to come & view the kennels
we do not make appointments we prefer you to come when you choose,
any time between 10am & 4pm, 7 days a week


Welcome to the home of Haven Boarding Kennels & Cattery. The Haven is owned by Brian Collins, with kennel Manager Issy our aim is to ensure that your companion is given the very best of care & attention while in our care.

We pride ourselves that we are not like other companies with answerphone messages, we are here 24 hours a day. While we would ask that customers contact us at sensible times we will answer your call in evening times and at weekends.

What Our Customers Say
We used Haven Kennels in August 2017 for the first time whilst on a vacation to France. Brian and the staff at the kennels were very pleasant on arrival when we dropped our dog Poppy off with them for a week. Poppy came home in a lovely happy state and settled back to home life with no issues whatsoever. I would like to thank Brian and all the staff for their care towards Poppy whilst there, it was reassuring knowing that she was in a safe environment and receiving such good care whilst we were away. I will certainly be happy bringing Poppy back here on our next vacation and would recommend Haven Kennels to others. Thanks again, Karen Moss.
Karen Moss
Karen Moss
21:58 15 Aug 17
Regular visitors to Haven - just had a long weekend this pat week. Our 3 dogs have been coming here for over 4 years now. Fantastic team looking after our 3 - very dedicated and caring. We have our 3 bathed before picking them up and they are always healthy looking on pick up (although a little hoarse). They are happy for us to call up and see how they are doing, especially if its a long stay - we had a 4 week oversees trip 2 years ago to visit family.Highly recommend the Haven for your pets - ours will be back for a short visit again in the next couple of weeks. Happy to answer any questions, if I can.
John Adams
John Adams
10:24 23 Aug 17
Amazing, found Brian the owner , only to helpful from the moment we arrived , even dealing with a problem from our vet at companion care Folkestone. Our dogs Marley jasper and our cat Alvin have been going to Haven, for 4 years and not once have we worried about our dogs in their care. Our dogs are like our children and we would not trust them with just anybody. Jasper our springer had a wash and cut and looks amazing and just so he wasn't left out Marley our Labrador had a wash and brush, again looking amazing. Really can't speak highly enough of everybody involved in the care of our dogs. Once again thank you Brian and the rest of your team. See you soon Paul and Emma Burton.
Paul Burton
Paul Burton
21:28 18 Aug 17
We bought our Airedale Terrier, Floyd from Haven over seven years ago and he has been going back regularly for hand stripping and also when we go away on holiday. Floyd is always eager to get out of the car when we pull up outside when dropping him off and goes off with the kennel staff without even looking back.Whenever we pick him up he's as happy and healthy as when we dropped him off. We would always use Haven even though there are kennels closer to home because we know Floyd is well looked after
Brian Jury
Brian Jury
06:26 13 Aug 17
My girlfriends mad staffy 'really enjoys her stays here at the Haven. Well done Brian and the team !!! We will be back in October!!
Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
10:46 24 Sep 17
If there was a no star option I’d use it. I put my dog Bella in for a long weekend. It was awful. She came home so poorly and mucky. She stunk of wee and poo so you could tell she’s been sitting in it for days. I was greeted by a young woman called Issy and she was extremely rude as was the manager. She acted like my dog was the plague not an animal. I asked around about this kennels afterward, stupidly I should of done it before and I came across a girl who worked there before, one of my friends daughters and she told me to never take my dog there again as when she worked there they never actually walked the dogs. She said that the photos on the website with a lab named waffle was all staged. They took waffle out of her kennel, walked her around the files for about two minutes to get some photos and then put her back. ITS ALL FOR SHOW. What really happens is the dogs get 3 “walks” a day in two metal concrete runs and they get put in there about 5/10 minutes each time and that is it. The only time dogs get walked in a field is of a work experience is in and even then if it’s been raining the owner won’t let them walk then on the grass!!!!! I AM DISGUSTED to be told this. I’ve now spoken to a few people about this kennel and have heard similar things everytime. I’m shocked it’s still running. It needs reporting to the rspca. AWFUL. AVOID I CANT STRESS THIS ENOUGH
Jo Dudley
Jo Dudley
16:00 14 Dec 17

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HAVEN KENNELS - Ashford, Kent
The Haven is owned by Brian Collins, with Issy who is the Kennel Manager pictured above our aim is to ensure that your companion is given the very best of care.


Did you know you're welcome to view our kennels & cattery in Kent.

No appointment is required!


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