Come and meet our animals onsite and visit our tea room with beautiful views over the Cumbrian Fells.
Enjoy the peaceful surroundings, or take part in one of our events on site including our craft and collectable fairs, tack and second hand pet sales.
Why are our kennels not open to the public?
The charity does fully understand that some people will be disappointed by not being able to visit the dogs; however our dogs’ welfare is always our overriding concern.
Studies have shown that allowing visitors to walk around kennels can cause the dogs' distress affecting their mental and physical health. As a charity that puts emphasis on providing the best possible environment for the dogs under our care, we have taken the decision to restrict kennels access to staff and volunteers.
This will mean that dogs are less stressed and have improved and quicker rehoming prospects.
The charity appreciates our visitors' understanding of this decision.
Please be aware that access to the internal cattery is restricted to only those who are genuinely looking to rehome a pet.
We strongly suggest calling ahead to make a prior appointment for rehoming, as we cannot guarantee staff availability at busy times. Please also see our pages about giving up an animal - it is essential that owners contact us first and do not bring any animal onto site without prior arrangement.