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Kennels and Catteries. Some take in strays so if you are looking for a rescue animal give them a call.

Westra Boarding Kennels

Little Green, Westra, Barry, Dinas Powys CF64 4HA, UK – 029 2132 4000

Couldn't recommend these guys enough, our little staff Ebony loves it there. We usually use these guys a couple of times a year but each time our girl is happy when she gets there and sometimes doesn't want to leave haha The staff are completely on top of all paperwork, we receive reminders for updating our dogs booster each time before our bookings giving us plenty of time to renew if we have to, you get reminder emails about reservations, an email straight after dropping your pet off and another after collection. You are able to speak to the staff at any point of your pets stay to put your mind at rest too. Lovely staff, can't recommend these guys enough. Keep up the good Work!

Upon arrival I found the staff to be a little rude and the language was not appropriate. With Duke (my border terrier) being on a special diet and being on medication for his rash I had portioned his food and added his tablet for the correct day and meal, I also typed up and provided guidance notes about his food and his medication. I have felt it necessary to do this every time Duke visits kennels as I have had some issues in the past with the previous owners of Westra. The notes were appreciated by the young girl I handed them to, but there were rude comments (inappropriate launguage) made by the person checking Duke in with regards to his medication and the additional charge that goes with administering it. I was fine with the additional charge, it wasn't a secret that Duke was on tablets, and I was not hiding it in his food to avoid paying. I had made it clear on the notes I provided, however this didn't seem to be enough and I apparently had to have it explained to be a couple of times as to why there is an additional charge and the importance of animals having their medication. I obviously know this!! Having said that, Duke seemed well when I collected him and he was tired when he got home, which is always a good sign of him having enjoyed himself.

Downs Side Riding School

Sully Rd, Dinas Powys, Penarth CF64 2TR, UK – 029 2070 9719

I have fun to today thanks you so much for everything you done for me And your guys kind and they are nice

Couldn't rate it better. Lovely instructors and lovely horses

Downs-Side Cattery

Downs Cattery Sully Rd, Dinas Powys, Penarth CF64 2TR, UK – 029 2071 0721

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Vets4Pets Cardiff Bay

Inside Pets at Home, Cardiff Bay Retail Park, Ferry Rd, Cardiff CF11 0JR, UK – 029 2023 2957

I found everyone here extremely helpful. I have a westie who for years had problems with ears, our previous vets kept giving him lotions and injections it wasn't till we moved and used this vets that they found out he needed a gluten free diet and hurrah all is now good. It is great to also be able to park outside too. Defo 5* from me and my pooches.

Always really easy to get an appointment but was never really satisfied with the outcome of any of those appointments. I took my dog there for her entire life only because I couldn't find one locally at the time and parking was easy etc. Plus you expect a large organisation such as this to be good. Unfortunately for my dog in her last year of life I took her back and forth so many times but they were never very forthcoming with advice or tests etc. Even though I had insurance. Sadly by the time they suggested biopsies & blood tests she was so frail, had lost so much weight and could barely stand or walk without stumbling or falling that at 14 yrs of age we took the decision to have her put down :'-( We did have a lovely sympathy card from them worn her paw print on but would have rather we still had our dog. On the plus side we have a new rescue dog but I won't BA talking him there!

Dinas Vets

47-49 Cardiff Rd, Dinas Powys CF64 4JS, UK – 029 2051 3838

Really friendly, helpful, understanding and knowledgeable staff. Really care about their patients and their human parents

Great vets and lovely staff

The Park Veterinary Group

22 Albert Rd, Penarth CF64 1BZ, UK – 029 2070 3952

Extremely helpful and kind staff. Every visit i am certain that my kittens get the best care.

They have looked after our pets for as long as I can remember. The staff have always been caring and helpful and when any of our pets have had to stay in we were always kept up to date with their wellbeing.

Links to wide range of animal charities.
Advice on animal care, how to donate, etc. The Blue Cross is dedicated to improving the lives of sick and unwanted pets; they take in animals of all shapes and sizes, from hamsters to horses, and find them loving new homes and make sure thousands more get the veterinary treatment they need when their owners cannot afford to pay.

UK charity helping to prevent cruelty to animals associated with sports such as fox hunting, game bird shooting and wildlife crime
Get advice from Vets on the Net. Ask veterinary questions and access pet first aid advice
Pet Care Advice plus news, campaigns, how to donate, etc.
Guide to badgers in the UK. Includes educational resources and offers books, videos and other merchandise.
Charity dedicated to raising funds for the conservation of native animals and their habitats in the UK. Their work is varied and extensive ranging from direct support for conservationists to involving the public and volunteers in practical action to help specific species and habitats.
Offers photos, facts, and a newsletter for people interested in the nature and countryside of Britain.
International chapter of the OFI working to increase awareness and understanding of conservation issues facing the endangered orangutan.
Marine conservation charity dedicated to forging links between people and the sea. ORCA is committed to the study of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and promoting their conservation through enthusing, inspiring and educating others.
WWF works to ensure a healthy future for people, species and their habitats, addressing global threats like climate change and environmental degradation.
Offers links to rescue orgnanisations, information about the breed, how to look after an adopted dog, and more.
Database for lost, stolen, and found animals.
Promotes the keeping, breeding, care, study, and conservation of this highly coloured and endangered species. Meetings are held in many UK locations.
Pet Care Advice
UK Hamster Society. Includes information on shows, monthly journal, events, and more.
Government site explaining what you have to do to bring your pet dog, cat or ferret into (or back into) the UK through the Pet Travel Scheme (or PETS for short) without putting it into quarantine. It also explains the requirements for bringing many other types of pet animals into the UK. This site also tells you about quarantine in the UK for animals that don't qualify for PETS.
Offers advice on medical problems for dog and cat owners in the UK.
This has got much more humane. The Pet Travel Scheme allows pet animals from certain countries to enter the UK without quarantine, as long as they meet certain conditions. The Scheme also means that people in the UK can, having taken their pets to these countries, bring them back without the need for quarantine