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The Rhyddings
Bradford Road, Burley In Wharfedale
Ilkley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS29 7QP

Phone Jo And Chris Peel
on 01943 872802

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Welcome to The Rhyddings
Bradford Road, Burley In Wharfedale, Ilkley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS29 7QP

  • kennels location
  • boarding kennels
  • kennels staff
  • kennels building
  • kennels sleep
  • kennels exercise
  • dog exercise
  • dog walks
  • dog kennels services
  • dog welfare in kennels
  • dogs with special needs
  • boarding kennels fees

About Us

Boarding Kennels Location

The Rhyddings is a small family run kennels which strive to provide the best possible care we can give. All our kennels are comfy, bright and spacious.

The kennel floors are fully tiled with non slip tiles. 

Inside the sleep area we have air-conditioning units to control the temperature, keeping it comfortable for the dogs.

Your dogs are individually let out of their kennels a least 4 times a day for a supervised exercise time.

All dogs boarded are covered with our 5 star Pet Plan insurance at no extra cost.

We supply everything your dog needs for their stay with us from bedding to bowls.

We have 4 Deluxe kennels which are 50% larger than our luxury ones. These are for larger dogs or families of dogs or maybe you just want to spoil your dog with a little more room.

We are a family run kennels so your dog can get to know and bond with the regular people who look after them which helps them to relax and enjoy their stay.

Opening Hours & Visiting

Boarding Kennels Building

Mon - Sat : By appointment only due to new Covid 19 regulations


Bank holidays : CLOSED

We are closed for collections and deliveries on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Please call to make an appointment

Staff & Knowledge

We have 2 full-time staff working in our kennels.

Our staff ratio is:      1 Staff : 6 Kennels

Boarding Kennels Staff/Owners

The Rhyddings Boarding Kennels in West Yorkshire

About our staff, knowledge and experience:

We usually have at least 1 person for every 6 kennels to ensure your dogs get the best individual attention and exercise they require.

Jo has a Certificate in First aid for Small animals.

We Train and Work our own Labradors and Lady our wire haired Vizsla .





Our Kennels

We have 12 Kennels with Attached runs: Covered runs:

They were built in 2006 and are licensed for anything up to 25 dogs (maximum).

Less than 20 kennels per building
We're proudto say we have a maximum of 12 kennels in any one building
(The ideal is a maximum of 20 kennels in a building, as the less dogs, the calmer & quieter it is)

Less than 20 kennels per building
We're proud to say we have a maximum of 10 kennels in any section of any building.
(The ideal is a maximum of 10 kennels per section)

Boarding Kennels Sleep Accommodation

Boarding Kennels Exercise Run

About our Kennels

Dog Exercise & Play:

Dogs get out of their Kennels for exercise:

About dog exercise with our Boarding Kennels:

Exercise & Play in Boarding Kennels

All our dogs are let out individually to the toilet first thing in the morning.

They are either walked or exercised Mid morning and after lunch. After their tea they are let out of the kennels to go to the toilet again.

So they get out a minimum of 4 times a day even when we are full and more often if we are not as busy.

Dog Walks/Exercise/Playtime with Staff:

Dogs exercised by staff:

40 minutes of walks/exercise with staff provided daily

About dog walks/playtime with staff

Dog Walks at the Boarding Kennels

We provide toys and balls for your dogs to play with during their exercise times.

During the summer we have a hard shell paddling pool which we encourage them to use by placing balls and toys in it for the dogs to play with.

We let the dogs decide on the type of exercise they want whether its a sniff and wander or a bit of ruff play, to a good chase around.

Dog Care

Welfare & Settling In

Comfort items from home allowed:

DAP Therapy used: DAP Therapy (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) used in Kennels

Our policy on comfort items:

Dog Welfare in Boarding Kennels

We encourage you to bring your own bedding or blankets, Toys Etc.

Items brought from home help your dog to relax quicker, because these items are familiar to them.

Beds and Toys are sometimes chewed so please don`t bring anything special that you would be upset if it was damaged.

We have a variety of beds available from raised hamock style beds to padded mattresses.

We also use D.A.P Diffusers and spray if needed to help your dog relax.


Will you feed the same diet as at home:

Comfort items We're proud to say we DO offer to feed your dog the same diet as at home.
We understand how important it is to help your dog settle in quickly and easily without any digestive problems that would be caused with a change of diet.


Will you feed special/prescription diets:

Will feed natural/organic diets:

Caring for Dogs

Care of Easy-going & Steady Dogs

Our Kennel building is split up into 3 different areas. This helps keep the noise and disturbance to the dogs down.

The sleep areas have a solid partition so your dog can relax and sleep without being looked upon by other dogs.

The dogs enjoy lazing outside in their outside runs which are large and spacious.

Care of Active Dogs

Since we opened in 2006 we have increased the times we exercise the dogs.

When we first opened they were let out of the kennel three times  a day, now we have increased it to 4 times a day. We have noticed that they are much happier and are ready to settle for a rest after a good play.

Our dogs are taken out for an individual walk along the golf course/ disused railway enbankment that runs past the kennels, extra time is given to dogs who need a longer walk.

We also allow them an individual free playtime with a member of staff. Where they can chase balls/ frisbees etc.

Plus 2 other exercise periods.

We use kongs stuffed with food and treats to keep the dogs happy during the day.

Everyday the dogs also get enrichment time, using Puzzle games and Lickimats etc. 

Care of Daycare/creche Dogs

Not at the moment due to the restrictions of Covid 19 

Dogs with Special Needs

Separate, quiet section available:

About our care of special needs dogs:

Dog Welfare in Boarding Kennels



Age considerations:


Senior Dogs

Elderly Dogs

We care for dogs with:

Allergies/ Allergenic

  Digestive Problems

Arthritis/ Arthritic



  Heart Disease

Convulsions/ Seizures/ Epilepsy

  Kidney Disease


  Nervous/ Sensitive/ Separation anxiety


  Skin Problems


At the Rhyddings your dog is our number one priority.

We offer a free Trial morning to our new customers.  This is especially useful for first time boarders. We like the dogs to come in for a morning so we can introduce the kennel routine and staff to your dog.

Most importantly they know you are coming back for them.

We find this helps the dog to settle better when you leave them for your holiday because they do not worry that they have been left.

We don`t make a charge for this as we feel the benefits to you and your dog are priceless!!!

Becca and Kate our Qualified groomers offer a full groom or just a bath and a brushout.

We look for the best canine products around and primarily focus on natural and healthy dog  food. Providing advice and information to our customers on what is best for their  companion, we have a large growing following of loyal customers who only want the best for their pets.

We stock and sell Natural Instinct, Orijen and Acana plus other raw meats and bones.

We also have Natural treats which are 100% Natural with no added chemicals or colours.

Services for Dogs: Other Services:
Collect and return service Collect & Return, or Dog Chauffeur Service Pet Supplies
Professional grooming service Grooming Service (professional option, full bath & cut) Cattery (Cat Boarding)
Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy Small Animals Boarding
Webcam service Webcam Service Stables
Webcam service Send updates while you're away  

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Fees are per dog, per day (includes any tax)

Boarding Kennels Fees

for a Small Dog

for a Medium Dog

for a Large Dog

for a Giant Dog

Further Information


2nd dog sharing a kennel are £19.50 each

Aditional dogs are £15.00

Closed for drop offs and collections, Sundays, Bank Holidays, Christmas Day, Boxing and New Years Day.



Map, Directions, and Driving Distance & Time

The Rhyddings Boarding Kennels,
Bradford Road, Burley In Wharfedale, Ilkley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS29 7QP



Postcode LS29 7QP 

From Leeds/ Bradford:-    From A6038 and A65 join at White Cross Roundabout go straight across. Continue on the A65. At next roundabout stay left and contiue on the A65 Burley Road.   We are about 1 mile on the Left.


From Ilkley:-   Follow A65. After Burley Bypass at the roundabout take the 2nd exit to Burley. At the next Roundabout take the 2nd exit to Menson A65, We are 1 mile on the Right after the sign.

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Bookings, Queries & Appointments

Jo And Chris will be happy to discuss your queries about The Rhyddings Boarding Kennels including bookings, availability, and making an appointment to visit.

phonePhone Jo And Chris Peel
on 01943 872802

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