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Drop off/Pick ups mon - sat 10 am -12. CLOSED on Sunday. Kennel Opening Hours.

Summer time hours; 

Monday 10-12 & 4-5pm

Tuesday 10-12 & 4-6pm

Wednesday 10-12 & 4-5pm

Thursday 10-12 & 4-5pm

Friday 10-12 & 4-5pm

Saturday 10-12 & 4-5pm


Late or out of hours drop off/ Pick up will incur an extra fee. Please adhere to our opening times. 

Please allow 15 minutes on arrival to fill in our boarding contract .


Drop off and Pick up


Mon-Sat( Wintertime)

4pm-5pm ( Summertime)


These are strict times so as to allow for exercise, meal times and cleaning times and some relaxation time for all residents.

Dogs picked up after 12am will incur full day rate as this kennel is not available to other guests.

All Male dogs must be neutered .

Full VACCINATIONS & KENNEL COUGH must be current and given inside a year before dog will be accepted for boarding- NO exceptions.

All food & medication provided by owner for length of stay.

If the pet has not been well we will need a vet clearance cert to say the pet is well enough to stay for duration of your trip.

Contactable on 086-1730195 most times and will return your call if missed 

From Jan 2020 a non refundable booking deposit/Admin fee will be requested from new customers and late cancellation ( less than 48hours) will incur full payment of booking.

Unfortunately due to time wasters and late cancellations we have to enforce this

Please ensure all pets arrive on leads or harness' for safety reasons .

NO booking is guaranteed until payment is made in full prior to boarding.

Older or Dogs in need of medication can be facilitated however a Vet check and letter from vet - no more than 3 days prior to boarding will be required.

Security is very important to us hence we now have CCTV installed all over our premises,Security Lighting and 3mt Security fencing . All for YOUR pets safety 


Castlerea, Co Roscommon.

Post code will be forwarded at time of booking. 

Approx 1.5 miles outside Castlerea Town On N60 route to Ireland West Airport .

Cloondacarra, Castlerea, Co


Welcome to Dottie's Doghouse Website. 

Irish Boarding Kennel & Cattery Association Approved. IBKCA.


Here at Dottie's Doghouse we are focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction .We will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

The Doghouse is positioned approx 20 feet from my home so always visible. 

As a home based business. I would like to invite you and your pet to come for a visit have a look/sniff around.If you are thinking of boarding your best friend for a few days , then a visit will put your mind at ease as you see the way we operate day to day- Viewing strictly by appointment as we don't want to upset our residents . 

As a pet owner myself , i know how hard it is to leave your pets and go away - but you can be assured that they will have all the attention,love and play they would have in their own home.Really we aim to be as close to a home away from home as we possibly can.

We want your fur babies to return to you happy, relaxed and wanting to come back again for another visit .

Our kennel is a purpose built dog house not noisy rattly cages. 

For Grooming a visit may help with puppies about to be groomed for the first time or indeed slightly nervous older dogs.

With a variety of offerings to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.

We offer everything for your pet from a basic nail trim to a full groom.Check our service page on the web site.

We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website.There's much more to come or join us on Facebook - Dottie's Doghouse !


What you require to board you dog or cat.

1. Vaccination card showing its up to date jabs.

 Novibac DHPPi, Novibac Lepto4 and Novibac KC .. 

2. Your pets regular food supply for length of stay

3. Bedding and toys optional

4. If pet is on medication, please supply same plus and extra few days supply just in case.

5. Arrival between 10-12 mon - sat & 4-5.30 .Sunday& Bank Holidays  10-12 only  . 

Winter hours 1st Nov -1st March 10am to 12 Mon-Sat only. Closed Sundays .

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Members of the Irish Boarding Kennels & Cattery Association.(IBKCA)

Dottie's Doghouse is an affiliated member of The Irish Professional Dog Groomers Association.

We are affiliated to The Guild Of Pet Professionals

On site trained Canine First Aid Responder .


At Dottie's Doghouse and Kennels we require all pets to have their annual vaccinations.( If in doubt contact your Vet ) Every dog MUST ALSO be inoculated against Bordetella ( Kennel Cough) NB Inoculation against Kennel Cough must be give at least 30 days before boarding commences, and will protect your pet for a year.

Pets that have not been vaccinated for more than 12 months must be vaccinated & have their boosters no less than 14 days before checking in for boarding .

Vets certificate / proof of vaccination will be required and pets will not be allowed access without this documentation.

Flea/tick and worm treatments must also have been given inside 3 months of boarding

For older pets who may pass on to the Rainbow bridge while in boarding care, specific instructions must be discussed with us prior to your departure - While your pet will be treated with the utmost dignity , if you have left instructions we will endeavour to do the best we can.

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