About Us

Our History

1950s – Private kennels built on siteAn aerial view of Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs 18 acre site in Hertfordshire showing the buildings and dog park

1960s – Original owners introduced the first Rottweilers into the UK

1989 – Country Boarding Kennels & Cattery was established

1994 – Heidi and Peter Eymor purchased and developed Country Boarding Kennels and Cattery into the recognisable form you can see today

1996 – New block opened for small dogs

2000 – Grooming parlour established on site

2000 – Hydrotherapy pool established on site

2011 – Renate and Jeremy Burrowes acquired the Kennels & Cattery

2012 – Luxury VIP kennel suites built

2012 – We acquired 15 acres next to the kennels to exercise dogs which board with us

2013 – Dog Park fenced and open to the public

2015 – Full Planning permission obtained for new developments

2017 – New entrance from Gannock Lane opened, dog day care commenced in our new Park Hall, ………..new reception opened with shop and Pet Cafe

2021 – Eco pledge to halve CO2 emissions by 2030. We installed additional solar panels, large storage battery, vehicle charge points and purchased three electric vehicles

A message from Renate and Jeremy

We have had the pleasure of operating the kennels and cattery since 2011. We are animal lovers ourselves, and part of our family was a loving cat and Labrador/Springer cross and, of course, our current three grown-up daughters! We now have fostered a Border Terrier.

Jeremy was a secondary school teacher and now is a part-time flying instructor. Renate owned and operated a successful children’s day nursery and latterly established Walkadog, a dog-walking business, also in Hitchin.

We do our very best to maintain the high standards which have been established at Country Boarding for Cats & Dogs and look forward to meeting you and your pets.