Due to the terms of our boarding licence, health & safety, and compatibility for all our guests, ALL new dogs must have a trial assessment visit (meet and greet) before any booking can be confirmed.

The assessment is strictly by appointment only.

The following requirements, for suitability applies;

Spaying, Neutering & Puppies

We accept puppies providing 4 weeks has lapsed after their last vaccination.

Bitches: we accept pups under 6 months of age that have not been spayed and are not in season or showing signs of coming into season.

We only accept SPAYED bitches from 6 months old.

we only accept neutered males.


Acceptable Guests:

We only accept Toy/Miniature & Small breed dogs.
As a guideline we accept dogs up to 10KG, and no bigger than a cavalier/westie or similar sized dog.

Examples of small breed dogs we generally accept for home boarding at Fern Villa are: (Cavalier King Charles spaniel, Bichon Frise, Pug, Miniature Poodle ,Toy Poodle, Shih Tzu, West Highland Terrier, Papillion, Maltese, Yorkshire Terrier, Chihuahua, Havanese, Lhasa Apso, or breeds of a similar size.)
Your dog must be gentle natured and a very good mixer with other dogs.

Your dog must be fully house trained.

Dogs must have proof of current vaccinations and be treated for worms and fleas (using frontline or similar) before each visit.


Sorry we do NOT cater for:

Medium or larger breed dogs.

Dogs with aggressive or disruptive tendencies, also dogs which are boisterous in play or excessive barkers.

We do not cater for dogs that are NOT socialised with other dogs, or dogs that territory/scent or mark inside the house.

We do not offer a dog collection and drop of service.


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