Service with a difference!
We know and understand from personal experience that leaving your beloved pet in a 'strange' environment can be both, daunting & stressful. Here at the Fig Tree Kennels & Cattery we have a detailed consultation with EVERY new customer. This is to ensure we get to know both, yourself and your furry friend. Our aim is to settle your loved ones in successfully by knowing their routines, their likes & dislikes!

We understand that not every pet has the same needs just because they are the same species or breed. We are flexible and adaptable to their individual needs!  

Our Kennels
Our Chelmsford kennels & cattery are set in 2 acres of private land & based in the beautiful Essex countryside.

Each of our kennels are made of a solid structure, they have a large, attached, covered run to allow your dog access to the outdoors as and when they feel throughout the day. Our kennels each have their own heat lamp to keep our canine residents cosy throughout the winter months.

All the dogs in our care are exercised twice a day within our secure paddocks, allowing them freedom to run and play ensuring they get that vital 'off lead' time. We visit our dogs several times throughout the day and evening to ensure they are well stimulated, happy and content in their environment. 

 Our Cattery
Our cat units are built to the highest of standards, providing a quiet, private and warm stay for your feline friend.

Each individual unit can house up to 2 cats from the same family. They have individual heat pads and are also fitted with a cat flap leading to a secure private run area so your kitty can enjoy watching the world go by or simply enjoy bathing in the warm sunshine!

​There is plenty of wildlife to keep them stimulated and of course we offer cuddles and grooming to those that enjoy our company!

We are happy to accommodate all types of cats,. Please do not hesitate to call and discuss any special requirements you may have ahead of your visit.

We have a dedicated 'grooming' room on site to ensure all pets are well maintained throughout their stay!

A daily brush is included in your pets stay. We also offer a full grooming service that will be at an additional cost. 

This will include, brushing, a shampoo bath, conditioning of the coat, hand blow dry, clipping, styling and trimming of the coat. 

This service will be carried out by Nicola who has been grooming for 4 years. If you would like more information and pricing for a full grooming service, please contact us.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only offer our grooming services to those boarding with us.


Our Canine residents require, Canine Parvovirus, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Canine Distemper, Canine Leptospirosis and Canine Influenza (kennel cough, optional), if the kennel cough vaccine is chosen it must be administered 6 weeks prior boarding with us. 

Our Felines residents require Cat flu (feline herpesvirus and feline calcivirus) and feline enteritis (feline panleukopenia virus).

Unfortunately we are unable to accept your pet to board with us if a full, up-to-date vaccination card is not produced on day of arrival.

All animals should be free of fleas, ticks and parasites to minimise the risk of spreading to other animals within the same facility. If your pet is found to be 'infested' with fleas we will need to bath them and eliminate the fleas, this will be at an additional cost and not 'optional' if you would like them to board with us. It is the owners responsibility to ensure their pet/s are up to date with flea, tick & worming treatment and we cannot be held responsible for your pet having fleas, ticks or worms.