Sunrise Boarding Kennels

Licensed by Bedford Borough Council

4 Great North Road
MK44 3BD

Tel: 01480 215900
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About our Boarding Kennel

John opened Sunrise with his late wife Denise in 2013. John has his own gundogs which he trains and takes out to work but is a lover of dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Rebecca began working at Sunrise as a part time summer worker in 2015 and now runs the kennels day to day full time. She also has a part time working Lab/full time spoiled pet!

Corrin began working at Sunrise part time in 2018. Corrin's family have two small cross breed dogs and Cshe has experience of pet sitting, and has worked hard from a very young age.

Katie began working at Sunrise on weekends and holidays earlier in 2019. She is currently finishing her Level 2 Animal Care certificate at Shuttleworth College and plans to return in September to begin her Level 3 Animal Management diploma.

We are licensed by Bedford Borough Council and insured through NFU Mutual.


We have 20 kennels, four of which are extra large units for giant breeds, pairs of larger dogs (e.g. two Dobermans or German Shepherds), and groups of dogs from the same family. We are hoping to build four more kennels this year. We are also in the process of having all sleeping area floors coated in a layer of resin, which will reduce the time needed for cleaning and maintenance (meaning more time with the dogs!), as well as being non-slip and adding a splash of colour.

The sleeping compartments are fully insulated and contain a sleeping bench, onto which we place cosy vet bedding, alongside heaters to keep out the chill in winter.

Dogs have access to an individual covered outer run during the day. Kennels are alarmed and secured at night and there is an adult on the premises 24/7.


Dogs are individually walked on our large field three times a day. For a healthy dog in fair weather, we usually walk for 5 minutes after breakfast to allow dogs to eliminate, as well as 10 minutes midday and 10 minutes before evening feeds for a longer leg-stretch. Walk times are reduced for dogs with relevant health conditions, or in wet or hot weather to prevent chills and dehydration respectively.

As well as their walks, dogs have access to a fully covered outer run from 7am to 9pm every day (except in exceptionally cold weather), measuring 3.75m2 in standard units or 7.5m2 in extra large units.

Health & Hygiene:

All dogs must have a current vaccination certificate to be presented in arrival. Protection against Kennel Cough is also required at least 10 days prior to their stay. Dogs must be protected against fleas and ticks and we keep records of your dog's vaccinations and parasite treatments. We would always try to use your dogs own vet if required, but our own vet is on call 24 hours a day.

We do not charge to administer medication and are always happy to meet your dog's health needs.

Boarding Kennel Prices

Our rates (inclusive of VAT) are:

£18.00 per day for a single dog
£30.60 per day for two dogs sharing
£43.20 per day for three dogs sharing
£54.00 per day for four dogs sharing

We charge a minimum of 1.5 days for all stays. We charge either a half or full day for drop off and pick up day, depending on drop off and pick up times.

We accept payment on collection of the dog by cash, card, cheque or BACS.

Other Services

We sell a small range of CSJ dry feeds by arrangement with kennel customers.

Currently available:

CSJ Champ! Adult
CSJ Old Champ!
CSJ Complete Tripe!

All 15kg bags

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Reviews from Our Guests

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Great boarding kennels, very clean and spacious. My GSD/husky had never stayed in a kennel before so I was worried how he would be. I needn't have worried he had been fine and came home the same old happy boy. Would defiantly use Sunrise again they were extremely helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you Sunrise.

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Friendly very clean as the ad says all new,its obvious the owners care about their "guests" and I had no reservations about boarding my dog with them.

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Sunrise Boarding Kennels is located at 4 Great North Road, Chawston, Bedfordshire on the Southbound carriageway of the A1 on the Bedfordshire/Cambridgeshire border. We receive most of our business from the surrounding towns and villages although we are also a popular choice with those from further afield travelling within the UK, for many of whom our location along the main A1 trunk road is extremely convenient.

To reach us, follow the A1 southbound towards the Black Cat Roundabout. The turning for the Great North Road is approximately 500m south of the BP services - there is a sign approximately halfway between the services and the turning. After exiting the A1 follow the road round and continue until you reach the kennels on your right. If the gates are closed please remain in your vehicle and be patient - if you are not allowed in within a minute or two please call 01480 215 900.

Open Hours

Mon-Fri: 07:30-12:00 and 15:00-17:00
Saturday: 08:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00
Sunday/Bank hols: 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00

PLEASE specify drop off and collection times when making your booking.

We do board dogs over Christmas and New Year, just with slight alterations to our opening hours.

Christmas 2019 opening (subject to change):

Mon 23 Dec: 07:30-12:00 and 15:00-17:00
Tue 24 Dec: 08:00-12:00
Wed 25 Dec: CLOSED
Thu 26 Dec: CLOSED
Fri 27 Dec: 07:30-12:00 and 15:00-17:00
Sat 28 Dec: 08:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00
Sun 29 Dec: 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00
Mon 30 Dec: 07:30-12:00 and 15:00-17:00
Tue 31 Dec: 08:00-12:00
Wed 1 Jan: 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00
Thu 2 Jan: 07:00-12:30 and 15:00-17:00

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