The Kennels Agency is the longest established agency in the UK specialising in the sale of kennel and cattery businesses.

The Kennels Agency began trading in the 1960’s and continues to thrive to the current day in this very niche market.

Every year thousands of miles are travelled visiting each property on our web site (with the exception of the odd overseas property) so that we can advise buyers about the general surroundings, area, design of kennels as well as schools and other facilities in the area.

We endeavour to restrict days out valuing to two days a week as we need to be in the office to deal with the busy phone lines and increasing volume of enquiries as well  chasing existing sales, liaising with banks and solicitors. 

Kennels and catteries come in all shapes and sizes ranging from a small back garden second income hobby business to those with a six figure turnover.  Prices generally start at around £250,000 for a freehold and less for a lease (but these are few and far between) increasing to substantial properties and businesses in excess of £1 million.  There is something to suit everyone!

The Kennels Agency offers an all round service with a very experienced specialist broker who will help with preparing cash flow forecasts and business plans for the lender as well as giving general good advice .

We also appreciate that it can often be difficult to have discussions during the working day so we are very happy to answer the telephone out of normal office hours including weekends.


This is our promise to you:

  • We give honest and transparent appraisals of your property both in terms of marketing and valuation

  • We do not over inflate value to obtain instructions

  • We do not take large amounts of money up front for 'advertising'

  • We do not make you sign onerous and unfair contracts where you owe money if the agent sells your property or not

  • We do not tie you into a minimum period of contract because we don't need to

  • We do go the extra mile

  • We do take calls out of office hours and weekends

  • We do give best advice

  • We do have the best team of legal and financial experts

  • We do take pride in our reputation


Don't just take our word for it... our vendors' and purchasers' 

experiences say it all!

We completed on the sale of our kennel purchase in November 2019, 12 months after our initial viewing. Having never bought a business before we were completely naïve to the whole process and whilst we felt initially a little daunted by what we were about embark on, Kristine was quick to put us at ease with her immense knowledge of the industry and her professional approach of doing business.  The duration of our particular deal was lengthy due to complications with the sale of our property, which was frustrating for all concerned - but Kristine's calming influence and input up and down the sales chain helped to pacify our concerns. She was always quick to respond to questions, which was often outside normal working hours and she helped manage expectations, taking a proactive communication approach dealing with potentially difficult questions swiftly and efficiently.  We also used Kevin their mortgage broker, who was extremely helpful facilitating the financial elements of the deal.

After 6 weeks of owning our new kennels, we couldn't be happier, its everything we thought it would be and more! We absolutely love it!  Furthermore, we very much look forward to developing our excellent relationship with Kristine as her expertise and specialist industry insight is invaluable, particular as the kennel industry continues to evolve with new government legislation.

If you are looking to change your life and buy a kennel business, we highly recommend The Kennels Agency. Thanks again Kristine!


My wife and I have recently sold our home with a boarding kennels business attached. There were various ways to take the business to market, but after meeting Kristine we very quickly chose to engage The Kennels Agency – and throughout the selling process we remained delighted with that decision.


Kristine quite simply provides an outstanding service in every respect. She is so attentive and helpful that at times we perhaps came to rely on her too much. Supportive, detailed, always timely and willing to go ‘the extra mile’, nothing seemed too much trouble for her. Highly proactive and professional, if something needs doing she gets on and does it, always keeping us informed by telephone or email or both. During what is often a worrying and stressful exercise she demonstrated great empathy, providing just the right combination of action and emotional support and reassurance. Whilst the main task is to get the deal over the line, we must add that Kristine’s personal style is such that we both enjoyed our (lengthy) dealings with her and we can unreservedly recommend her to anybody with a Boarding kennel or cattery to sell.


Chris and Tracey Southern

Happy Hounds Boarding Kennels, November 2019


I thoroughly recommend The Kennels Agency... Kristine is just amazing! She has stood by me over three years of trying to purchase a kennel. Always at the end of the phone to answer all my ( sometimes daft) questions! Following a lengthy wait on a certain kennel she had advertised we decided to withdraw and found one elsewhere... BUT... she is still there for me! Honestly the support and advice is invaluable! I cannot thank her enough! Forever grateful Kristine and sure we will speak soon when I get stuck! Xxx. Caroline 


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We've just completed on selling our kennels through Kristine.  Thought out the whole process Kristine has been on hand 24/7 to answer any queries and to ensure the process went through as smoothly as possible. (I swear she never sleeps). I can say wholeheartedly that Kristine went above and beyond in everything she did to help us. We received a service that is very rare to find. A genuinely lovely lady that we would highly recommend. What's this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

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Lois and Vince (Vendors)

We can’t thank you enough for your help, guidance, advice and support whilst  we were selling Rohese. Having spent 9 months with a local agency, we realised as soon as we contacted you how professional you were and immediately put our minds at rest that you knew exactly what you were doing and that you had a great work ethic. You shared our passion for our very special cattery and that clearly showed when you promoted the sale. Very quickly we had more viewings in 2 weeks than we had in 9 months with the original agent. From one of these we then received our offer. As we all know the process of selling once an offer has been accepted can be a long and frustrating experience with much red tape to deal with. Your help and advice and obvious specialised experience during this process was invaluable. We have sold several properties and can only say that the knowledge and attention you afforded us was second to none. Your communication skills were faultless, you always answered your phone or got back to us quickly if you were busy and managed to keep my mind on an even keel during what could have been a very confusing process. We always felt that you kept abreast of what was happening within our short chain and at all times you kept us up to date. 


Thank you once again, I would have no hesitations at all in recommending you and urge all cattery/kennel owners thinking of selling their businesses to use simply the best agency. The Kennels Agency.

Rohese Cattery

Sandy Hobbs

When I was looking for a kennel/cattery to purchase I went on the Kennels Agency web site and found Cozy Pets Hotel in Cambridge !! This seemed exactly what we were looking for so I contacted Kristine at  the Kennels Agency. From first contact she/they were excellent, knowledgeable, helpful, always on hand 24/7. She went that extra mile in every aspect of the deal. She even stayed in contact after the deal went through to make sure all was well.Thank you Kristine and thank you  the Kennels Agency you really were AMAZING.  A Rayner (buyer)    

Alan Rayner...


The reason we chose the Kennels Agency was based on their wealth of
experience and knowledge base of  in this specialised market of boarding establishments plus their willingness to help and flexibility.  Unlike other agencies there is no cold calling with empty promises of queues of buyers waiting to purchase your business or charging hefty fees before they start!
There is always someone there to answer calls emails, in a very polite, friendly and professional manner .Also we would like to thank their Legal team Nick Norton in particular who is an absolute expert in this field so a massive thank you for your discretion & professionalism and of course for selling our business.  Kindest regards Mick & Jane – Cozy Pets Hotel

Mick and Jane Rush

Kennel/cattery vendor Cambridge.

We would like to thank you once again for your support with our recent purchase. We have particularly valued your sound advice and assistance throughout the process. You worked extremely hard to keep things moving and kept us well informed throughout.It was a pleasure dealing with you and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services.

M Wooten

Kennel buyer, Yorkshire

My husband and I decided over a year ago to change lifestyle from working in London to running boarding kennels. It was a massive life change and Kristine's advice, support and assistance was invaluable. She knows her kennels and is honest about the positive and the negative. She has the patience of a saint and the calmness of years of experience to deal with any obstacle (and there were many) but the most important thing to know is if Kristine says "leave it with me" you are assured that she will get back to you quickly and with a solution. No one else gives a service like that.

Judi and Avi Goldfarb

I have bought two properties via The Kennels Agency, and cannot recommend them highly enough. They will give you the complete package, which, in my opinion, is honesty, sound financial advice and continued enthusiasm to assist you to fulfil your ultimate goal. Honesty is the prime factor here, rarely found elsewhere. They make an effort to understand your position, and give advice accordingly, saving you a lot of time and wasted money. A service second to none.

D Hodge

Cattery owner, Devon

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If you are thinking of selling your kennel, read on!

There is much you can do to enhance your chances of achieving a sale – much advice that applies in the residential market is also very relevant to the kennel and cattery market .

The key issue to achieving a sale is for an applicant to be able to borrow so do make sure that when you are ready to go on to the market business accounts are up to date and readily available for inspection if needed by the buyer’s lender.  Delays cost sales and organisation is the key to success.

Having general business information available such as occupancy rates, boarding tariffs and general running costs will also save a lot of time.


First impressions do count –when someone comes to view make sure the entrance is tidy, weed and clutter free.  We are always happy to advise on these points and any minor improvements that can be easily carried out prior to the time of our inspection. 


Do de-clutter – make sure bedrooms are presented as such and not as a store for general clutter.


Do remove litter trays etc and try and keep pets confined during a viewing .

Banks remain cautious with lending post crash and a purcasher will usually require a 50% cash deposit to make a deal viable in terms of borrowing.

Finally, if an agent asks for money in advance be very wary. No professional agent would ask for money to market a property save for pre-agreed expensive national advertising in publications such as Country Life.

We are selling kennel properties because we make the effort. Each enquiry needs to be exploited to maximum capacity; by talking extensively to applicants and listening carefully to their requirements we are able to help them find the ideal kennel or cattery for them. This does not happen from the page of a web site, it happens via interaction with an experienced selling agent. If you have been marketing your property via one of these websites, we would be very happy to hear from you - we are sure we can find a buyer for your property.




Please call Kevin Beck at Fleet Commercial Finance on 01322 558089 or 07801 667420. Kevin can also assist with business plans, cash flow forecasts etc. He is an independent broker and can therefore go to the whole market maximising your chance of obtaining the most competitive deal.  EMAIL:  Kevin - worth a call even if you are not buying through us!

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