'

Archive for December, 2011

Christmas Greetings from all at Lodge Farm boarding kennels and Cattery

Posted on: December 16th, 2011 2 Comments

Hi Everyone

As you can tell I am very new at blogging, but am looking forward to this new way of communicating with our customers.   This has been an extremely quiet week in the kennels and cattery which has given us time to prepare for the Christmas rush. 
Yesterday a lot of the staff were huddled around my kitchen table preparing our yearly Christmas cards to send out, so many of you will be recieving them over the next few days.  This is very late for us, they are usually out the first 2 weeks of December.  The main news you will see in the card is that we at Lodge Farm are NOT increasing our charges this year.  Last year we needed to because of the VAT increase, but thankfully we have been able to hold the prices this year.

Lodge Farm Boarding kennels are still one of the few kennels that lead walks each and every dog twice daily.  I feel this is a real benefit, as I do not like dogs shut up in a small area for long periods of time, especially when this can sometimes run into weeks.  The dogs love it, and most of them dont seem to mind the cold wet weather either.  At the moment the individual heat lamps are on 24 hours of the day, so the dogs and cats seem to love lazing under them and with the insulated kennels they are lovely and cosy at night when the hatch is shut.

We still have a few spaces left for Christmas and New Year.  The dogs still get walked twice daily as all the staff know it is a 365 day a year vocation.  We also open the christmas presents if their owners leave them one.  If the dog does not have a sensitive stomach, they also get some christmas turkey too.  That goes for the cats also, of course. 

Our opening hours for the reception and Lodge Farm shop is 12pm closing Christmas Eve, Closed to the public Christmas and Boxing days, then open normal hours on the Tuesday 27th December.  New Years eve is 12pm closing, then closed New Years day, but open as usual 2nd January.

Myself, James and all of the staff wish all of our customers, prospective customers and bloggers a very happy Christmas and Best wishes for 2012.

Helen