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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 

Tuesday 10-12

Wednesday 10-12

Thursday 10-12

Friday 10-12

Saturday 10-12


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 times;





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



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 rattily 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 .

Sunday Closed & Bank Holidays  by arrangement 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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