Proud to be a licenced 5-Star establishment
(Animal Welfare Regulations 2018)

To Make A Booking

Call 07702105426

Visitors are welcome to view during opening hours without an appointment.


As a boarding kennels and cattery we aim to give the pets in our care a happy, fun holiday in a safe comfortable environment. My amazing staff are always looking for ways to improve our clients’ stay. Last year we built three new play pens so the dogs can have some jolly play times off lead. We also have a few small jumps and tunnels for the more adventurous to explore.


We all need a little care and attention every now and then. Here at Difford Kennels and Cattery we have been providing relaxing dog grooming services in our purpose built salon for over 40 years. With our experience we can attend to every possible grooming need your pet dog might have.


Tips & Advice: Young puppies will struggle to last the night so be very quick to run down and take him out as soon as you are awake. He will be excited to see you so give him time to have a second wee before you go back in.


Tips & Advice: How big is your house? Just like your home, dogs come in all sizes. Generally, the bigger the dog the more space he’ll need. Consider how much space you have both inside your home and outside. If you don’t have a garden or …


Tips & Advice: Our pets are often mischievous and get into things that they shouldn’t. Most of the time with little more consequence than perhaps being told off. However, should your pet ingest any of the below, the consequences may be much more dire…


Day care, a happy place for your pet while you are out for the day. Any length of stay from one night to many months. We tailor their day to suit their needs. Puppies can stay once they are fully vaccinated. Bitches in season are welcome. We can accommodate special diets. We are happy to administer medication. We also have a grooming parlour where your dog can enjoy a pampering session, we trim all breeds.


“Just wanted to say thank you for looking after Lexie so well. She came back relaxed, happy, in tip top condition, clean and well groomed and plump! She has never, and will never, stay anywhere else.”
The Scotland Family
Our dogs had a wonderful time at Diffords on a 5 day holiday. They came home very relaxed and happy. Not only are the kennels and staff absolutely lovely but because they only charge per night we had some much appreciated flexibility with our return travel. It's incredibly kind and fair to operate in this way. We recommend Diffords to everyone who has a furry friend at home.
Mrs Bailey
Todd has just spent his first time at Difford and when we collected him he was his usual happy, bouncy self which was lovely. We think he thoroughly enjoyed his stay and we will definitely leave him there again. Its good to know that he was well looked after whilst we're away
Margaret Blair
Tinkerbell is very well looked after by all the staff and has been going here for number of years

Thanks to all our lovely customers for your support and understanding

We are currently operating near to our capacity and need to introduce some management changes to help cope with this increased demand.
Please see our terms and conditions for the detail but here are some of the significant changes, to be introduced on 1st January 2024.

  • Delivery and collection: All pets must be delivered between 1.30pm and 5pm. All pets must be collected between 8.30am and 12.30pm.
  • Deposit: £10 per pet per night.
  • Notification: rules for changes to bookings and cancellations, and the effect on your deposit.

We feel these changes are essential to ensure the continued smooth running of the boarding kennels and cattery.

Our aim is to work with you all to provide a friendly professional service, with a view to giving the highest standard of care and attention to your pets, while they are staying with us.