First Class Boarding at Wags and Whiskers Hotel and Spa

The completion of new boarding kennel facilities for Wags and Whiskers Pet Hotel and Spa takes dog boarding to a whole new level.

We were approached by our Client to create a high quality animal care and boarding facility which offers exceptional spacious boarding accommodation, together with grooming, spa treatments, fitness programs and personal 1-1 interaction. The facility exceeds the minimum requirements set by the Animal Welfare Regulations boarding guidance to offer a unique a high quality experience. Wrapping around the existing Dutch barn the accommodation comprises:

  • new reception, office and over night room
  • 23 new heated kennels, including separate multi-dog kennels
  • external kennel space
  • exercise areas
  • two quarantine kennels
  • staff rest area
  • kitchen and food prep area
  • shower room and dog grooming facility
  • laundry room
  • toilet accommodation

The building was constructed using sustainably sourced timber cladding and framing with reclaimed roof tiles. An analysis of the building’s energy usage was undertaken which resulted in a highly insulated building with, infra red heating and a PV cell array. The building is naturally ventilated wherever possible and foul water is collected in a bio septic tank which breaks down organic waste. The heating system is zoned allowing only kennels that are occupied to be heated, reducing energy waste.

All surfaces have been designed and specified to be robust, with hard wearing materials and in accordance with DEFRA guidelines.