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

Phone Jo, Chris And Stefanie 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 and the part of the sleep area is underfloor Heated. 50% of the sleep area is not heated so dogs can move to a cooler place if they get too warm.

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

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 8 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 : 9am -12pm & 4pm - 6pm


Bank holidays : CLOSED

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

Please feel free to call to look around our kennels anytime during our opening hours.

Staff & Knowledge

We have 5 full-time staff working in our kennels.

Our staff ratio is:      1 Staff : 5 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 5 kennels to ensure your dogs get the best individual attention and exercise they require.

We now have 3 full time and 3 part time members of staff as well as Chris and myself.

Jo, Stef and Becca have a Certificate in First aid for Small animals.

Stefanie has gained a Level 3 Diploma for Dog Grooming Stylists.

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

Stef has finished the BTEC National Certificate in Animal Management (Care) Works 45 hours per week




Our Kennels

We have 25 Kennels with Attached runs: Covered runs:

They were built in 2006 and are licensed for anything up to 50 dogs (maximum).

Less than 20 kennels per building
We're proudto say we have a maximum of 14 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:

Dogs are taken out of KennelsWe're proud to say dogs DO get out of their kennels here.
We know how important it is (mentally and physically) for dogs to play, sniff, run around and stretch their legs.
In other words, for dogs to be dogs!

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

Less than 20 kennels per buildingWe're proud to say we offer walks/ exercise/ playtime WITH staff.
We know how important it is for dogs to have our company one-to-one.
It's much more fun!

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

Comfort items We're proud to say we DO allow & encourage comfort items for dogs. We understand how important it is to help your dog relax and feel settled quickly, more at home with us. This is such an easy way to comfort your dog. After all, we all love our home comforts don't we?!

DAP Therapy (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) used in KennelsWe're proud to say we DO offer D.A.P therapy here to calm and reassure dogs. We believe in doing as much as possible to help your dogs have a happy stay with us, especially when such great, positive benefits to dog welfare can be provided so easily and simply.

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 do suppy the plastic type beds and vet bedding if you want to use them.

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.

Care of Daycare/creche Dogs

We offer day care if it fits into our opening hours of 8.30am -6pm

Dogs with Special Needs

Separate, quiet section available:

About our care of special needs dogs:

Dog Welfare in Boarding Kennels

Some dogs thrive on the exciting and hectic kennel life while others and frightened by the proximity of strangers, both human and animal. Where ever possible kennels should have a “quiet corner” or prevent direct view of other dogs to cater for the timid type of dog. We have 3 Executive kennels that are fully enclosed away from the other dogs. With a full solid door the rooms are quieter and your dog is not in the view of any other dogs.

These open onto the kitchen area and we allow the dogs to come in for a stroke and Cuddle when needed.


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!!!

Stefanie our Qualified groomer offers a full groom or just a bath and a brushout.

Stef has trained at Look North Dog training centre to City and Guilds level 3 Diploma for Dog Grooming Stylists, and unit 018 Hand Stripping a dogs coat as part of the NPTC Diploma for Professional Dog Stylists. Providing custom hair styling and one to one personal care, your dog is in very capable hands.

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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5 Videos

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14th Nov 2013: Grooming By Stef Our On Site Qualified Styler And Groomer.

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7 News Articles

Latest News

5th Nov 2013


We are so please to say we are now stockists of Nutriment. Enhanced Raw Food for cats and dogs.

17th Apr 2013

Level 3 Qualified Groomer

Stefanie our Groomer has now quailified to Level 3 Certificate/Diploma for Dog Grooming.

She was awarded a Distinction in Styling and Finishing of dogs.

Stefanie was also awarded her professional award in Handstripping.

She specialises in Poodle crosses.

15th Apr 2012

Feature in Aire Wharfe Magazine

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10 Customer Testimonials

Customer Testimonials

Some of the things our customers love us for...

27th Feb 2013
by Maggie Gill, West Yorkshire


At the Rhyddings you can guarantee that your pet will have the best holiday too!

We were so worried about putting our pampered little puss into a cattery because she is such a timid little cat.

Last year I searched for the ‘best’ and Pepsi had her first summer holiday at the Rhyddings Pet Hotel and it was like home from home for her.

When we picked her up she was a very, very happy and content little kitty and not in the least bit stressed.

Recently we couldn’t get Pepsi into the Rhyddings, our own fault for leaving it too late so we had to go elsewhere and it was a bad experience for her, she was very stressed and very, very nervous when we picked her up and it took a few days before she was calm again!

It is evident that The Rhyddings cater to ALL your pet’s particular needs and that you pets are truly looked after as if they were their own. We wouldn't go anywhere else!

It is the perfect place for our little girl!

Many thanks Jo, Chris And Stefanie!!

26th Apr 2012
Great Kennels
by Phil Bland, West Yorkshire

Great Kennels

Our looney rescued 6yr old Jack Russell, Rooney, has been a regular boarder at the Rhyddings over the last two years. No one could describe Rooney as an easy dog - he is a ball of fire !. However Chris, Steph and the team have taken the time to get to know how to handle him and he always comes home happy and contented & in great condition. Not something we could say about other kennels we have tried.

It means a lot to us to know that we have found a place that we can leave him in where we know that he will be well looked after & cared for. No hesitation at all in recommending The Rhyddings to anyone.

24th Nov 2011
Best Choice For Kennels By Far!
by Abe Avdiyovski, West Yorkshire

Best Choice For Kennels By Far!

Following a couple of bad experiences with other kennels we were recommended to try The Rhyddings. It was the best decision we could have made. Going away on holiday is tough enough anyway when you have a family pet, however Jo & her team have made it much easier. Our Hungarian Vizsla Diego comes back in fantastic condition and is always well looked after. They treat him like he is one of their own! I don't write many of these but felt it was important to  recommend The Rhyddings as they do a fantastic job. Keep up the good work!      

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

Boarding Kennels Fees

27.00 for a Small Dog

27.00 for a Medium Dog

27.00 for a Large Dog

27.00 for a Giant Dog

Further Information


Extra dogs sharing a kennel are £17.00 each inc. VAT @ 20%.

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

Bookings for the school holidays & Christmas and New Year must be a min. of a week.

If places are available we will open up 2 to 3 day booking one month before the dates. 


We charge £3.00 extra per day for any prescribed medication administered.

Map, Directions, and Driving Distance & Time

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

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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.


Bookings, Queries & Appointments

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

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