WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS!
Unfortunately due to the current restrictions our office/reception opening hours are REDUCED to:
8am to 9.30am Monday to Sunday
48 hour advanced booking is advised for field hire.
We are unable to take card payments for field hire at this time. Please use green post box or bank transfer for payment. Thank you.
We are so sorry for any inconvenience caused and hope to be back to our normal opening times soon.
Harker's Barkers Dog Boarding Kennels is a small family run business, situated in beautiful open countryside on our farm near to Little Oakley situated roughly halfway between Kettering and Corby in Northamptonshire. We offer a homely, friendly environment and provide the best love and attention for any dog boarding with us. We were very fortunate to receive a substantial grant from the Rural Development Programme EU/DEFRA and all our kennels are newly built, self contained and constructed mainly of insulating blocks, built to the highest standards and all comply over and above current model licensing conditions.
All our kennels are licensed regularly and inspected. Each kennel has 2 heaters which control the temperature in the day and also during the night. We maintain a very high standard of cleanliness and hygiene and recommendations are strictly adhered to. Each and every kennel is disinfected using Virkon S, which is the premier brand of broad spectrum virucidal veterinary disinfectants; no other disinfectant has the same powerful composition.
We have out of hours care onsite during the day and the evening when the kennels is closed. The whole farm yards, including the kennels, has 24 hour CCTV, which can accessed and checked at any time.
THE HARKERS BARKERS FAMILY
We are Trevor, Lesley & Joel Harker and we are the owners of Harkers Barkers Boarding Kennels. Trevor’s family have farmed at Cobley Lodge for five generations and he has managed a mixed farm all his working life with corn, milking cows and beef and has always owned an abundance of dogs. Lesley was a veterinary nurse before getting married (maiden name ‘Barker’) and has set up her own Pre-School business on the farm The Udder Pre School Day Nursery and Forrest School. Joel at 30 is our second oldest son working on the farm full time and he has gained his advanced apprenticeship and NVQ 3 in Mixed Farming and Animal Health at Moulton Collage. We have three other children, Leo 22, Bianca 18 and Max 13.
Our two Dalmatian cross Border Collies, ‘Bodmin and Minnie’.
Licence Holder: Mr Trevor Harker
Licence Number : 17/03063/EHABCM