About Us

Luxury Boarding Kennels


Highwood Kennels is a luxury dog boarding facility in Uttoxeter within the heart of rural Staffordshire. Our conveniently situated location is close to Alton Towers.


We are within easy reach of the A50 and all major routes.


We offer a variety of services including day-care, short stays and long term visits for your dog.


In association with Highwood Grooming we also offer a wash and brush up and full grooming service for your pooch performed by a professional Groomer. You can also hire out our dog wash facilities for your own use.


lovely friendly place dogs are safe and well looked after beautiful settings great prices our dogs love it nothing is not to much trouble staff are always happy to assit Many thanks to all at Highwood for making our dogs stay stress free.

Janine Lambe


Collected our lovely Jasper this morning after a 1 week stay at Highwood… he loves it there… staff are brill and make a fuss of him… care is top notch can’t fault them at all… we enjoy our holidays knowing that he is loving his xxx



Tracy Ikin

Just boarded my pupster for 2 weeks, really nervous as she’s never been in Kennels before, but I can not praise the staff and facilities enough! Even had the option for her to have a little pamper before she came home! She’s happy and vibrant and settled straight back home! Will definitely use Highwood again!

Chrissi Dean

You can be reassured that your dog will be treated to 5 star care and facilities at Highwood Kennels. The staff are amazing and you have absolute piece of mind that your dog is in the best of care for the duration of their stay. Thank you for looking after Marlow so well and ensuring we have a relaxed and happy dog when we return. These are the best kennels you will find, I would argue, in the UK.

Jayne Lea

Would highly recommend highwood. They are amazing. Ruby loves going on holiday there.

Hayley Halsey

Betty visited for the day recently, she’s our beloved Border, not quite 2. She was hand stripped by Zoe for the 2nd time and looked gorgeous ready for her holidays.
Betty stayed last year, for 2 weeks and lots of odd days, she loves it. We have complete confidence she is well looked after.
She always races to get through the door full of excitement and happy and relaxed when I collect her.

Nicky Johnson

amazing kennel. our fur baby come in and they looked after him perfectly. he had a bit of a accident but this place were straight onto it and got him all sorted. would recommend to everyone as I know first hand how amazing they are especially if anything was to happen to our babies. thank you all badger was well and truly looked after by you, and hopefully he will be back inj August and all will be good ***** STARS IN MY BOOKS

Kelly Williams

This was the first time my two old boys, 16 year old brothers, had to stay away from home while we went on holiday. The boys were looked after so well, all their ailments were taken care of and their funny little ways, typical dachshunds, were catered for. Thank you so munch for taking care of them so well and keeping me informed of how they were doing, all the staff are wonderful & so caring.

Stella Plant

I would definitely recommend ghost loves it there

Carol Smith

Thank you to everyone at Highwood for looking after Dougie so well! It was his first time staying and there was no need for us to be apprehensive, he loved it! He came back really happy and we know he was well looked after by all the lovely staff. We travel 45 minutes to highwood but wouldn’t put our dog anywhere else, we highly recommend to anyone!

Emma Phipps

Our dogs stayed here recently and throughly enjoyed their stay, and I was very pleased with the kennels and all of the staff 

Yasmin Kalpakis

We have used Highwood several times now, each time Pixie goes in wagging her tail happy, and comes home just the same. This time they dropped Pixie off at my mums for us as we couldn’t be sure we would be back in time to pick her up ourselves. They had forgotten to bring her toy back, which wasn’t a problem as we said we would pick it up when she’s back there in a few weeks, however, 10 minutes later the toy was dropped off. That is testament to the care they take in looking after your dog.

Karan Brashier

Ollie has never been to doggy day care before so we were a bit worried about his reaction. He obviously had a great time as his behaviour hasn’t changed and on the 2nd drop off he couldn’t wait to get out of the car, wagging his tail and lots of barking. He smells and feels gorgeous after his wash and brush. All the staff we came across were lovely. 

Myra Woods

Thank you so much for taking care of our girl, Indie. We had previously been so anxious about putting Indie in boarding kennels due to a bad experience once at another kennel and questioned ourselves if we could ever do this again. We were recommended Highwood by several people and what a great place it is. All of the staff were extremely helpful and caring not only for Indie but to us as a blubbering, anxious pair of doggy parents when we dropped her off! They kept us updated with photos and messages and responded to us during our holiday and the reaction from Indie when we collected her put our minds at rest, she has truly been well looked after with passion and care and we are truly grateful for that – we would recommend Highwood to anyone now and Indie has found her holiday home in the future – Huge Thanks to You All. x

Donna Lundrigan

Our pooch has been with Highwood three times now and she’s always excited to go and comes back home just as excited. We take advantage of their facilities and get her washed each time she goes. We also like the fact that we can get updates while we are away. The staff are lovely too! Would definitely recommend.

Lizzie Brown 

Thankyou to all the team for having shorty (his first time away from home) he’s a very nervous dog which made us feel anxious about leaving him. We had great communication with your team and reassurance that shorty was o.k. and to our surprise (5 days later) we had absolutely nothing to worry about. He came out a really happy dog. Thankyou all again xxx

Jacqui Bettson

I brought my dog with me to study aboard here in the UK, the longest time I had to board my dog was about 6 weeks. I have never left my dog at a kennel or a dog hotel before, therefore I was really worried at first. But I’ve visited the place and met many of the staffs, they are all very nice and loving people. My dog is a very hyper and quite out of control Golden since she likes people too much, but the staffs were able to handle her and she seems to enjoy her time at the kennel. Whenever she sees the kennel’s pick up service van, she goes crazy happy, therefore I know I wouldn’t have to worry about her feeling down or anything during her stay.

Amber Chan 

Lola stayed with highwood boarding kennels first 2 weeks, she was a rescue dog and we were worried about leaving her in a strange environment but we need not have worried cause she came back happy, healthy and worn out. The staff are exceptional and take care of all the dogs boarding, we will be coming back!

Amy Louise Lockley

Thank you all so much at Highwood Boarding Kennels for taking care of our Minnie! It was her first boarding experience only being 6 months old so we were really nervous about it but she’s home full of beans, smiling, wagging her tail and smelling lovely ! We really appreciated your updates in the week showing us what a great time she was having in that big field!! We would definitely recommend your kennels to friends and family! 

Leona Gollins

Luna is almost 3, labrador x collie, she’s never been in Kennels before. We took her for a 2 night stay for a trial before our holiday, she seemed happy and her usual bouncy self when we collected her. Now. When we took her for her 2 week stay, she couldn’t get through the door quick enough, she was so excited when she arrived (didn’t even say bye to us) those actions spoke a million words. I expected “the cold shoulder” off her when we collected her, but she was just “normal” Luna, I was so worried and anxious about leaving her at Kennels, thinking “would it stress her, would it change her” but she was absolutely fine, I would 100% let her stay there again, and would recommend to others.
Thank you to all the staff who looked after Luna.

Lucy Pebbles

We travel from Telford as my Jack was going to this kennels since he was a puppy and all the kennels I looked around aren’t as good as this one
I highly recommend the kennels.

Kristina Levai

I love this place more than my 4 bears, I’m sure of it! Great service, nothing is too much. Reassurance at every level, very attentive to each of my dogs needs and very caring. I have never left my dogs before a year ago and finding somewhere that was perfect and could cater for each of my dogs, as they all have different characters, was my main priority. Now I don’t worry, or have the nervous feeling anymore. I love booking them in for there holidays and they love going. I come home to happy waggy tails, clean sparkly dogs who have been well looked after. Thank you to the Highwood Team xxx

Clare Harford

Star had never stayed in a kennel before. I was really worried about leaving him but there was no need to worry!
The team at Highwood looked after him so well, I can’t praise you all enough……thank you so much, highly recommend!!

Julie Tannant


I want to say a massive thanks to you all x
My dogs have come to you since they were small, n you look after them like their your own, thank you for looking after Diesels bad ear so well n making me not worry about them at all, your the best! X

Vicki Muldoon-Lloyd

I have never before sent one of my dogs to a boarding kennel but a whole family holiday meant Saffy had no where to go. I’m so, so pleased we decided on Highwood. She very clearly had a fun, non stressful, loving time and as a 1 year old boisterous Lab with a lot to learn I think it did her good. She loved it and I didn’t have to worry about the trouble she was causing the mother in law! Big thanks x

Claire Ball

Mya is nearly 4 years old and this was her first experience in kennels. when I went to pick her up she was lovely and clean and seemed so happy like she had had a real fun time, I will defiantly be using high wood again and will be recommending the kennels to all my friends with dogs xx

Nicki Hewitt

Our dogs have stayed here many times now and every time we drop them off their tails are wagging. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and now know my two well. Would highly recommend!

Charlotte Castille

Excellent kennels first time kennel stay for my Staffy and I recommend highly he was so happy loved to see his pics excersised well and came out smelling gorgeous . Definitely found my kennels and I’m fussy!

Jo Carter

Couldn’t recommend this place enough both of my boys Chance and Caesar have stayed at Highwood Kennels I wouldn’t use any other. Staff are always caring and very helpful. Caesar is always frightened when he arrives but very soon settles in thanks to the lovely care he receives.

Erica Bloomfield

My dogs have never been in kennels before..They are aged 8 and 5. I was so apprehensive and nervous however I shouldn’t have had any worries. My girls have had a fantastic time and have come back all tails wagging and no sore throat! One of our dogs has a medical problem and the kennels administered the medication without any issues. I am so happy that I have found such good kennels and I can’t recommend them highly enough. Whilst I was away I sent several messages checking how they were and I got a quick response full of reassurance. I also got to see some photos of them in the paddock which was very nice.

Thank you Highwood. Betsie and Rita will be back very soon.

Lozz and Jayne

Thank you all so much at Highwood Boarding Kennels for taking care of Rocco over Christmas period. It was his first Christmas away.It made my and my kids day when Highwood Kennels posted Roccos photo on FB on Christmas Day.Rocco loves going to to High woods Kennels.Hope Rocco had/having blast in that big field!! We would definitely recommend your kennels to friends and family. Everyone is so accommodating and friendly here.

Raj Rahala

Taken my little Boston nibbler here for a his first week ever in a kennel. little bugger didn’t want to come home!!! He has loved it and I will definitely be bringing him back. Staff couldn’t have been more helpful and took all his needs into account. Thank you for taking care of him.

Jamie Davies

Today was Jeremy’s first experience of a kennel, but only for daycare. He seems to have had a wonderful day. We felt at ease leaving our fur baby at Highwood and would recommend them to anyone visiting Alton Towers for daycare.

Aimi Christine

First time in kennels for my 7 year old Rottie. He’s clearly loved it and been so well taken care of. Can’t recommend highly enough, thank you!

Jen Fenton 

Highwood boarding kennels is amazing. Your dogs always come first and have 24/7 care. Best kennels in the area. Perfect place for your dogs to go on holiday.

Verity Anderton-Johnson

Our 20 month GSD Holly stayed here for the day while we went to Alton Towers. Super friendly Staff. Holly had a wonderful time frolicking in the paddock. Super happy and would definitely use again.

Charlotte Forder

Wonderful place with wonderful people,my dogs get so excited when they go!

Sharon Brock 

Outstanding care for Teddy time and time again! He’s never nervous when I drop him off (like previous kennels we have tried) an absolute home from home x

Laura Whitmarsh 

Brilliant. Grace always comes home shattered because she has a great time and is well looked after and loved. Excellent.

Kerry Main 

Oscar always loves his holidays at Highwood, wash cut and brush before he comes home, smells delightful, loves the paddocks, thanks for the photo….brilliant keep it up!

Erika Gaizauskaite

Oscar had a lovely time on his holidays, thank you to everyone who looked after him x

Leah Hanlon 

Excellent friendly service. Very pleased, will use again without a doubt.

Aimee Lou Kyle

Thank you for taking care of Ozzy so well while we were away. Will definitely use again.

Michelle Wakefield 

Thank you for looking after Milo. Hes really enjoyed his stay xx

Tracey Bloor 

Home Collection & Delivery

We strongly recommend that you book your dog in the day before you travel if you have a tight deadline or a plane to catch.

Home and Delivery times are subject to booking and location, please speak to a member of our team.

Charges: 50p per mile round trip- minimum charge £5.00

Highwood Kennels Tariff

One dog in a single kennel – £18.00 per day.

Two sharing a family kennel – £15 per dog.

 Three sharing a family kennel – £13 per dog.

–  Christmas Day, Boxing day and New Years Bookings: an additional £6.70 + VAT per kennel

– A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking and payment is due in full on arrival. We accept cash, cheques and all major debit and credit cards.
– A minimum booking fee of £20 applies to a one night stay. All our prices include VAT.

Get In Touch

Highwood Boarding Kennels Highwood Road Uttoxeter Staffordshire ST14 8PT

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you collect dogs?

We offer a collection and drop off service.

We strongly recommend that you book your dog in the day before you travel if you have a tight deadline or a plane to catch.

Home and Delivery times are subject to booking and location, please speak to a member of our team.

Charges: 50p per mile round trip- minimum charge £5.00

What breeds do you board?

We look after all breeds, sizes, ages and temperaments. Please talk to a member of our team with any behavioural issues so we can give the best possible care for your dog.

Is Highwood Secure?

We take Kennel security very seriously, especially with the recent news of dogs being stolen and sold on a ‘pre-order’ basis.

Therefore we have taken the initiative to install CCTV and secure doors and entrances around the kennels. Our Kennel facility is fitted with a movement sensor alarm system with cameras to exterior entrances and paths.

All exercise areas are securely fenced to prevent escape.

A member of staff is present on site 24 hours a day.

When are you open?

Kennel Pick Up and Drop off: 7.30am-11am 3.30pm-6pm
Home Collection & Delivery: Subject to board and location.

Will my dog get exercise?

We believe a well exercised and stimulated dog is a happy dog. With this in mind, the design and functionality of our exercise and play areas here at Highwood Kennels are second to none! We have securely fenced paddocks to allow your dog plenty off-leash exercise.

We also have an indoor exercise area for rainy days so come rain or shine your dog is guaranteed plenty of exercise and playtime. Your dog will be taken out a minimum of twice a day with his/her own dedicated carer.

We believe that with the owner’s consent and under supervision, dogs should be allowed to socialise with other canine companions. The opportunity for dogs to mix freely together provides the perfect environment for essential socialising skills to be learned.

For dogs that don’t mix so well, we offer all the same activities but separate from other dogs. Just let us know how you would like your dog to be exercised on your reservation form.

My dog doesn't like other dogs what can you do?

For dogs that don’t mix so well we offer all the same activities but separate from other dogs. Just let us know how you would like your dog to be exercised on your reservation form.

What will my dog be eating?

We stock our own premium quality dried food or if your dog is a fussy eater, diet sensitive and you would prefer to bring your dog’s regular food from home please bring enough to last the duration of their stay. If your dog has tinned meat as a mixer we also ask that you supply this.

If your dog is on a veterinary prescription diet we ask that you supply this for the duration of their stay.

With regards to feeding frequency, we will feed your pet according to your instructions. We provide treats in the form of biscuits treats, gravy bones, bonios etc., during their stay with us please let us know on you reservation form if you would prefer us not to do so. You are of course welcome to bring all of your dog’s favourite treats and biscuits from home.

Sleeping arrangements?

We encourage you to bring your dog’s favourite toys and treats from home. We do not share your dogs’ personal toys with any of our other boarders.

We supply all baskets and bedding. We use ‘Vet bed’ which is a non-allergen, anti-chew fleece recommended by veterinarians worldwide. Which also retains heat by trapping air within the fibres, helping to keep your dog warm and cosy. With unique drainage properties, if your pet should have an accident, the ‘Vet Bed’ will drain the liquid through, keeping the top of the bedding dry, so your pet stays warm and dry.