Welcome to Shelak Boarding Kennels

Shelak are a small selective dog boarding kennel in Kent. Located within a short distance of Canterbury, it has an excellent reputation which spans more than 25 years.

We offer a well equiped, caring, knowledgable and friendly kennel which aims to make any dog staying with us as comfortable as possible. We understand that boarding can be a stressful experience for both owners and their pets, however here at Shelak we enjoy a calm and relaxed environment situated in a quiet rural Kent location. Dogs have access to run free in our 5 acres of fully enclosed land three times a day! We don't believe in mixing dogs, and our accomodation is set out in separate blocks to help create a stress free surrounding for your pet. Please visit our boarding and gallery pages for more information.

Shelak Boarding Kennels are owned and operated by John and Gwen Laker, two knowledgeable and experienced people sharing a love of dogs which led to their setting up of the kennels. Their involvement with rescue was a natural progression from their background in showing and judging Staffordshire Bull Terriers. They formed and are still actively involved with the Registered Charity Staffordshire Bull Terrier Welfare.