About us

At Brookvale Boarding Kennels and Cattery, any canine or feline resident will be given the best possible care and attention to assure their safety and happiness. 

We are family run, based in an easily accessible, idyllic country location surrounded by the rolling drumlins of County Down between Crossgar and Downpatrick. Christopher Hanlon has 20 years professional expertise and is supported by an experienced caring team, guaranteeing that your cat or dog will be in the best possible hands. Residents will be regularly groomed, loved, entertained and exercised outdoors, with their every unique need catered to. A home away from home.

Brookvale are registered and approved with the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA), and are inspected annually for your complete peace of mind. For your pets health and well being we ensure all our guests are fully vaccinated.

We also love cats

Our heated indoor cattery provides an engaging environment with heaps of toys, cosy spots and elevated observation areas. It's situated away from our kennels, so feline residents can stay calm and relaxed without dogs nearby. Every cat will individually receive plenty of play, love and grooming throughout their stay. We even put the radio on for them!

A range of food and freshly laundered bedding will be provided, but you can also provide your own if you wish to do so. If your cat requires medication administration, this can be covered. For more than one cat, family units are available.


£8 per cat per night

A Discount of 10% is available on family cats sharing the same room.

Home collections can be arranged with our fully licensed (Welfare in Transport Regulations) pet taxi.

Day care rates available.

We love dogs

Brookvale Boarding Kennels provide plenty of indoor and outdoor space for your dog. Our onsite dog trainer Christopher Hanlon will give plenty of playtime, attention, and individual country walks to your pet. A carefully tailored bespoke routine will be created for each individual dog, keeping them happy, comfortable and safe. The option of a heated kennel is available, and for more than one dog, we have family units. There is also a cosy sofa room for relaxing and snoozing! 

We will provide fresh bedding and a wide range of food unless you wish to bring your own, and if any administration of medication is required, this can also be covered. 

Christopher offers superb bespoke dog training. An initial consultation and assessment will allow us to offer an effective training package to each dogs needs. We offer 1 to 1 lessons, residential training, regular small group classes, and focused workshops.


£12 per dog per night

A Discount of 10% is available on family dogs sharing the same kennel.

Home collections can be arranged with our fully licensed (Welfare in Transport Regulations) pet taxi.

Day care rates available.

Contact us

51 The Craig Road,


BT30 9BG


Christopher Hanlon

Tel: 028 4483 0555

Mob: 077 8950 1053



Opening hours

weekdays: 9am to 5:30pm

weekends and bank holidays: 9 to noon

outside hours by request

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