Doggy day care in Cornwall


They used to simply be called kennels, but the expectations of the modern dog-lover are high, and the facilities for dogs can match (and in some cases exceed) those for their owner.

Coming to Cornwall but need someone to host your hound for a few hours or days, perhaps while you sneak off for a meal or a meeting, an assignation or activity? Look no further than our list of doggy care providers:

One current favourites is Doggy Day Care Cornwall at St Erth. Their impressive and professional website is a window to their full range of services to canines, including dog boarding, pick up and drop off, wash and fluff dry, puppy academy and care and nutrition advice as well as dog day care. There is also Penzance Pet Care as another option in west Cornwall.

Doggy Day Care Cornwall. Luxury home dog boarding and sitting in St Erth Photo: Doggy Day Care Cornwall

In the more central and southern parts of Cornwall you’ll find a number of providers including Brookfield Kennels & Cattery in Camborne, Creusa Kennels (and cattery) near The Eden Project,  Oggy Doggy Daycare in Truro, Rowes Pet Hotel in St Austell and Salty Sea Dogs can be found in Redruth.

On the north Cornish coast you’ll find Bow Wow Beach Dogs in Newquay. Further east, there’s Cornish Dog Boarding in Launceston  and The Wag Pad Boarding Kennels in Holsworthy.

Alternatively, if you're looking for a pet sitter to come to your holiday home, try Katrine Pett (

Send your dog on an adventure! Doggy Day Care in Cornwall Send your dog on an adventure! Credit © Alli Holland

Last but not least, if you fancy an outdoor adventure for your dog that you are not able to deliver yourself, or while you are not available to provide it, look no further than H2 Adventuredog, based in the wonderful Tamar Valley! Search #waggytailsandmuddytrails #getoutside #adventuredog

This is a one-woman band, but fully insured and very experienced – not your average dog walker. Her own animal is a highly trained Search & Rescue dog! She doesn’t just walk your dog, but interacts, plays and reinforces positive behaviours, shares exercise, enjoying the sniffs and trails of the locality. Alli is an endurance athlete and can run with those high energy and demanding dogs, or gently walk those who need a little less activity. The aim is always to return with a happy-waggy tail!

Services include Dog walking – Dog running – Dogsitting – Adventure dog days 3-4hrs (with transport, snuggles and fun!) – Overnight Dog-sitting or House-sitting.

Dogs love Bodmin Moor Credit © Alli Holland

Whatever your reason for a holiday in Cornwall, you can be sure that your dog will be just as well catered for as you. At Cornish Traditional Cottages, we can recommend some great destinations, every one with a variety of homes perfect for your stay. Some are traditional; some are ultra modern. Some simple and cosy, some the lap of luxury.

If you’d like to come to Kernow some time, mit Hund or sans chien, you’re barking up the right tree. We have lots of lovely cottages available for rent here at Cornish Traditional Cottages, many of them doggy-friendly.