Shelton Dogs

Licensed by Central Bedfordshire Council

4 Chequers Close
Lower Shelton
Marston Mortaine
MK43 0RF

Tel: 07818 447 504
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About our Home Boarding

Long established family business, based in Lower Shelton, offering dog boarding and daycare services. As dog lovers, we love what we do, offering dogs a home from home environment.


Dogs live indoors, but have


Dogs walked several times a day, plus have ability to freely roam outside in a contained purpose designed garden.

Health & Hygiene:

Well looked after. You supply food and medication.

Reviews from Our Guests

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18 March 2024 Highly recommended. Just make sure you book way in advance. These guys must be the best pet services in Bedfordshire. My dogs love there holidays here. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

5 From Lindsey Rogers on

5-1-24 Highly recommend this business. Fantastic.

5 From Mathew Philips on

6 November 2023 Shelton dogs are amazing. Luna has been going for last 3 years and she never looks back. Marcus takes her running and Dom and his partner Carmen always make a fuss of her. 5 star service.

5 From Daniel neilson on

20/9/23 Thank you so much Shelton dogs team for the fantastic service you provide. Max loves his holidays with you guys. Highly recommended.

5 From Kathy Brown on

11/1/2023 These guys are wonderful. Billy always is so well looked after. Highly recommended.

5 From Helen more on

11th October 2022. Have used shelton dogs now for past 3 years. My dog Lilly loves her holidays at Shelton dogs. We always check availability before booking our holidays, as we wouldn't use anywhere else. Highly recommended.

5 From Laura simmings on

8th September 2022 Just returned from our holiday. We left our dog Rosie with the guys at Shelton dogs. She had a fantastic time. We have already booked her for her next stay. These guys do get fully booked quickly, and I can understand why. I think anyone would find it difficult to find anywhere better. Highly recommend.

5 From Jeffrey Pilkington on

21/07/22 Left our dog lola for the first time ever. We heard so many wonderful things about this company. I wouldn't say we wasn't worried because we had never left her with anyone before. Dom & Carmen and Marcus are all very knowledgeable about dogs, and very professional. Lola had the best time ever! We got updates and when we come to collect her, she greeted us lovely, but then wanted to go back inside again. We highly recommend these guys. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

5 From Ronald Sulivan on

19 June 2022. Thanks once again to the team at Shelton dogs. My dog highly recommends you guys so do we. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

5 From Paul milder on

26/02/2022 Just picked up our dogs from Shelton dogs. This is the first time we have used these guys. We have tried to book our dogs in before, but they have been fully booked in the past. Just wanted to say that we would highly recommend this family business. We have already booked our dogs to stay later on in the year. Thank you so much.

5 From Caroline Barker on

January 2022 Fantastic local pet care services. Highly recommended.

5 From Sharon Philip on

11 November 2021 Thank you so much shelton dogs for your help once again. Freddie loves coming and staying with you and the team. Highly recommended.

5 From Kimberley dunn on

27/09/2021 Just picked my dog (Rusty) up from staying at shelton dogs for 10 nights. He was very pleased to see me but wanted to go back inside. We have been using these guys now for last 4 years. We wouldn't use anywhere else now. Dom & Carmen and Marcus are a fantastic team and have loads of knowledge and great tips. Highly recommended.

5 From Franky on

28/2/21 Great service once again. You guys are just amazing with dogs. My dog coco loves staying for holidays. Highly recommended.

5 From Samantha on

Got to say a massive thank you to Shelton Dogs, Bingos home away from home. Not only did they look after my Golden Retriever whilst away in August, giving him the best holiday ever, helping me out massively with a funeral to attend and my car having broken down, they collected and returned Bingo making my life alot easier. It was one less worry knowing Bingo was having love, fun and cuddles with Dom & family. Lots of photos and updates means a lot. I would recommend Shelton Dogs 1000% peace of mind for anyone and bounds fun & care for your four legged friends😍

5 From Bernie on

Fantastic local Bedfordshire business. Very reasonable and have wonderful care towards dogs. Highly recommended.

5 From Frankie & val on

8/9/2020 Have been using Dom and team for past 3years. We have always found them professional and experienced and very likeable. We wouldn't leave ozzi anywhere else.

5 From Laura and steve on

18/08/2020 We moved to Bedfordshire about a year ago, and we have used shelton dogs several times now. I thought it was only right to leave a review, as this Homeboarding family run business is fantastic. Our dog actually gets so excited once we get near to shelton dogs. The closer we get the more excited he becomes. We highly recommend this the guys at Shelton dogs. Thank you so much. See you in March.

5 From Andrea & David on

15/7/2020 Dom thank you to you and your team once again. Fantastic service and highly recommended. Don't bother going elsewhere, these guys are the best. A big thank you to carmen for washing my pooch, she smelt lovely.

5 From Kath and Dave on

We left our 2 dogs (miniature Schnauzer and Labrador) at Shelton Dogs for just over a week. It was the first time they had been left from ourselves. We were kept up-to-date during the holiday via pictures. They were very well looked after and I have no hesitation in using the service again when we go away on holiday.

5 From Simon on

8/1/20 Lovely location and lovely people. Highly recommended.

5 From Karen on

14/01/2020 Fantastic place. Thank you so much for looking after Doug. We will certainly be back.

5 From Clara on

28 September 2019 Have been using Dominic at Sheltondogs now for the last 10months. Our dog billy always has a lovely time. We have used other places that offer the same services in the past! but have never been as happy as we are with these guys. Thank you do much Sheltondogs.

5 From Hannah Richards on

5/9/2019 I would highly recommend Sheltondogs. Dom the owner is very highly experienced with dogs, he really has a very good way with them, and my two love him to bits.Carmen and Marcus are both lovely as well, Marcus is really relaxed around the dogs and Carmen is so lovely. Wouldn't go anywhere else, for the money they charge, they are really reasonable. Thank you Sheltondogs.

5 From Freya green on

2/05/2019 We can't praise Shelton dogs enough. The service is fantastic, always kept updated on how our Labrador is getting on. We have used Dom and his team now for the past 3years. Molly always has such a fantastic holiday, she always comes away tired but very happy.

5 From Harold on

14/11/2018 We have been using sheltondogs for the past 3years now. We always have been very happy and would highly recommend these guys. Wouldn’t leave our dog with anyone else.

5 From Becky green on

2/8/18 Left our dog Kim ( lab) with sheltondogs for 10nts, she had the most fantastic holiday herself. We can’t thank Dom and his team enough. We was sent updates, and when we came to collect Kim she looked so happy. Dom is a lovely kind man, I would certainly recommend anyone looking for dog care to use this business.

5 From Lacey on

Really pleased we found this small family business.Our dog Dave had a lovely holiday himself. We was kept updated with pictures and messages. I have already booked Dave in for our next two holidays. This place is fab !!! Just make sure you book your dog in early to avoid disappointment.We would definitely highly recommend this business.

5 From Sam goswell on

4/3/18 Haven't been on holiday for 4years, we had a terrible experience where we left our Labrador before, and it really put us off leaving him anywhere.Last year two of my friends were going away for a girls weekend, and they both use sheltondogs, and have done for sometime. My friend suggested because Dave was at home on the weekend, if Douglas wasn't happy for any reason he could just go and collect him. Well when we dropped Doug to Dom's he wasn't reluctant at all, he happily just went with Dom. When Dave came to collect Douglas on the Monday, he was so relaxed and happy, Dom had text us a couple of times over the weekend and kept us updated.I am so pleased to have found sheltondogs.Cant recomened them highly enough.We have booked our next trip away together again, feeling really relaxed and happy knowing Douglas will be having a holiday as well.

5 From Belinda & Dave on

My boys have stayed with Dom for a few years now. He is fantastic amazing set up, fantastic location for dogs to have brilliant walks and exercise. My boys are always excited when the car is being packed and never look back when released from the car!! Never have to worry about them you do a fantastic job Dom!!

5 From Sam Bennell on

2/1/18 Our dogs have been to sheltondogs two times now, they always come away very healthy and happy. We would highly recommend.Dominic kept us updated on how the boys was getting on.He also dent us some lovely pictures of them playing with the others.

5 From Matt on

4/12/17 Myself and my brother have just moved to bedfordshire. We both work shifts so normally one of us is about to look after Craig ( Labrador). We both usually holiday together with my other brother and his family.we found sheltondogs through other dog people, and heard many good things about this company.I have to say that myself and my brother was both very impressed, and Craig had a fantastic time.We have booked Craig in for our next holiday in the spring.

5 From Peter Samuel on

27/11/17 First time that we have used this local business.Must say myself and my husband have both heard positive things about sheltondogs.We are thrilled to bits, with the way our two bassets were cared for.The owner Dominic is very easy to talk to and he definitely goes the extra mile.We shall definitely be back next year.

5 From Beth sanders on

Really,Really pleased.First time that we have left our (pug) Mary before.I was totally happy with sheltondogs taking such good care.Dom kept us updated.I wouldn't go anywhere else.

5 From Syed marchi on

I left my 3 rescue dogs with Dom on the 12th of september for 2 weeks i was a bit aprehensive because they are always with me as i dont work.Dom collected the dogs for their 2 weeks holliday I was kept very informed by daily photographs of them and could see how much they were enjoying their holliday so that made it much easier for us to enjoy ours.I Dom bought our dogs back to us on the 27th September they were healthy and happy. I would fully reccomend 100% Shelton Dogs for your dogs to be boarded Dom And his boys are great thank you so much for giving us peace of mind will deffinatly use again

5 From sandra salt on

Really pleased with the service.

5 From Dave Bradshaw on

15/9/2017 Once again, I'm extremely pleased with sheltondogs. My dog Ben had a fantastic time once again.I certainly won't be leaving him with anyone else.

5 From David selby on

Sheltondogs is fab!! Wouldn't go anywhere else.

5 From Marie formatt on

18/8/2017 We have used many different Boarding facilities over the years for our dogs.Hand on heart, I can honestly say that I have never felt so at ease leaving them before.Dom and his son marcus, are both very lovely, my two terriers had a wonderful time.I would highly recommend sheltondogs, it's a true family Business.

5 From Joy Bromfield on

1/8/17 I was delighted when a friend of mine put me in touch with Dominic. My dog milly loves him to bits.He has an excellent reputation, and you can clearly see he is really good with dogs.I would highly recommend sheltondogs, He's a really nice bloke with a lovely smile.

5 From Karen jarvis on

Left my two Yorkshire terriers here in May, it was the first time we had left them in three years, after having a bad experience else where. With out a doubt Dom at sheltondogs went the extra mile to keep us updated on how they were doing.He has definitely reashoured us that there are good companies out there.We have already made our booking for next year.

5 From Ray Philips on

6/6/2017 Really great place to leave your dogs. Mine came home really happy. Dom is a really nice guy. My two dogs love him.

5 From Fiona smart on

What a great place to leave your dog.My dog (max) clearly had a great time, he came home and slept.

5 From Pat nelson on

Great holiday for your dog! Fantastic.

5 From Neil slayd on

10/04/17 Tried booking my dog into sheltondogs twice, but Dom was full up, managed to get booked up this last time, my dog sid (boxer) had a great time, I can now understand why Dom gets full up.I was kept updated and sent pictures of Sid enjoying his holiday. I have already booked Sid in for his next two holidays with Dom.Thank you sheltondogs.

5 From Angie bleak on

14/3/17 Left our two dogs at sheltondogs for the first time.Dom kept us informed on how they were getting on throughout the duration of our vacation! He's a great guy, very easy to talk with, our two dogs had a fantastic time.We shall certainly be back.

5 From Paula knight on

4/2/2017 My dog Pete has been coming to sheltondogs since 2016 he loves it there.Always comes home relaxed and happy. I would highly recommend this business to any dog lover .

5 From Pat steven on

18/2/17 We left pip with Dom for a second time. Pip absolutely loves sheltondogs.Dom is great with the dogs.sheltondogs is a real hidden gem 🙂

5 From Jo on

2/2/2017 We left jack here at sheltondogs, it's the first time we have used Dom.We was kept updated on how jack was getting on and Dom kindly sent us some photos. We would definitely highly recommend sheltondogs.

5 From Peter Wright on

First time that I have left Morris with Dom at sheltondogs! Very very pleased .

5 From Pat ball on

Great place to leave your dogs! Excellent service with nothing to much trouble.My two are booked in already for this summer.

5 From Dave William on

Brilliant service from Dom at sheltondogs. I wish he looked after cats as well. Thanks Dom.Happy New Year Bud!!

5 From Perry Brown on

Sheltondogs is such a fun place to leave your dogs.My dog mick loves it there! Dom always greets you with a lovely smile, and I can honestly say that mick loves him to bits.

5 From Heather newton on

Dominic has been looking after my two little chihuahuas for a few years now and can't speak highly enough as to how he takes good care of them. I wouldn't have them go anywhere else. I reluctantly put them in kennels for a couple of weeks but one of them came back really unhappy. Dom looks after them well, its home from home as they are used to just lazing on the sofa all day the pooches also love their walks in the countryside which backs onto his property away from the main road. They are always very excited to see Dom and his teenage boys. We are always kept well informed as to their behaviour and get some lovely photos sent to us. I worry about the tiny one as he is a faddy eater. If my little pooch won't eat then he is coaxed by being hand fed or plays a little game with him. We have to do this sometimes as he can't afford to lose the weight. It's really good to be kept informed and Dominic really does give that personal touch. Already booked them in for next years holiday! Carol Black

5 From Carol Black on

My dog daisy loves sheltondogs! My friend who I walk with on a Tuesday kept raving on about Dominic at sheltondogs! He is such a lovely man with a lovely face!He is so helpful and really knows what he is doing!Daisy gets so excited every time we arrive at Dons house.

5 From Sarah peters on

3/12/2016 This must be the best place to leave your dog in the three counties! Sheltondogs thank you so much for giving me total peace of mind whilst I was away. Philip my Labrador had a great time.

5 From Jim Baker on

27/11/16 We have left out Yorkshire terrier with Dom now a number of times! He needs mediation several times a day given to him.I have always felt very comfortable leaving Tim at sheltondogs! Dominic is a really nice guy and seems to be liked by many other doggie people ! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend sheltondogs.

5 From Patrick on

Great place for leaving your munched loved dog while your away.Dominic really is great with the dogs! They all love him.I would highly recommend Sheltondogs.

5 From Paula spear on

Nala our dog has been visiting Dom since she was just a small puppy. She loves everything about going to stay and can't contain her excitement on arrival. It's great to receive photos during her stay to see what she's up to and the home environment is wonderful. We couldn't be happier.

5 From JulieAnne Leighton on

13/11/2016 Our little jack Russell (Simon) loves staying at sheltondogs.we was recommended Dom from several friends who also use his services.Dom is a very nice fella Who always goes the extra.

5 From Dave scott on

Excellent service, highly recommend sheltondogs.

5 From James Bradshaw on

6/11/2016 We have had several bad experiences With other people looking after Archie Our lovely Labrador! We was recommended Dom at sheltondogs by our dog walker! We have left him now with Dom Several times! He always comes home Pleased with himself and happy.

5 From Victoria green on

3/11/16 My Yorkshire terrier (Norman) has always had a great time with Dominic at sheltondogs! He always Comes home happy.Excellent service and Dom always happy.

5 From Paul smart on

Very likeable! My dog Jacks tail wags at 100 mph when he sees Dom.

5 From Kirstie wells on

I have been leaving my little dog fran With Dom at sheltondogs for some time now! Fran gets so excited when she sees him and always comes away so happy.Dom is such a lovely genuine guy.I have recommended sheltondogs to a couple of my friends.

5 From Tina cook on

We have left our dogs with Dom at Sheltondogs many times!He is a true Gentleman and really takes care of the dogs so well.

5 From Bob brien on

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Located between Bedford and Milton Keynes, just off the A421.

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Friendly family business, established 1998. Visit for more information
(Tel. 01234 764 459)

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