Welcome to Fernilea Boarding Kennels

Giving the best possible care for your dogs since 1999

Exclusive 5 Star Rated

Modern boarding kennels in Sefton, Merseyside

Quality Facilities, Plenty of TLC


Provided by a team of dedicated, hard working, dog mad staff!

Whatever the reason that you are going away, you want the peace of mind that your dog is receiving the best possible care in a safe environment at all times.

Fernilea is a 5 star licensed kennels and is one of the leading kennels in the North West of England. We are proud of our reputation and work hard whilst having fun to achieve it. As dog owners ourselves, we know how important it is for your dog to be happy and content. Our aim at Fernilea is to give our guests the undivided attention they need to suit their personal requirements during their stay with us.

(Registered clients only, please contact us by phone if you wish to register)

About Fernilea

Fernilea was originally owned and ran by Margaret Sheil and Rebecca O’Donnell. We went into partnership and built the kennels from scratch to the highest standards after realising we had the same dream; which was to run our own kennels and make a difference in the animal care industry. We were both potty about dogs and felt that it was the best decision we have ever made.

Margaret has sadly passed away after a prolonged illness in July 2020. However she leaves her legacy behind which will continue with Rebecca and the rest of the team.

At Fernilea we provide a high standard of facilities, a wide selection of branded food (you can bring your own if you prefer),  plenty of exercise, excellent hygiene as well as  experienced, qualified, caring staff and most of all plenty of T.L.C. All of these are vital to the wellbeing of your pet.

 All our four legged friends are exercised individually so they can have some one on one time.

Spaniel sitting on bench

We are very lucky to have a fabulous team of dedicated, hardworking and enthusiastic dog mad staff who have over 75 years of combined experience in the animal care industry between us.

Regular guests at Fernilea benefit from the whole team’s personal knowledge of each individual dog and its requirements. Every dog is different and they never cease to surprise us. Life at Fernilea is never boring!


Our Prices

Small Dog


Medium Dog


Large Dog


Giant Dog


Prices shown are per day and include VAT at the current rate.
Dogs sharing a kennel receive a discount.
Bank Holiday surcharge is £10 per day per pen.
Please note dogs collected before 11.00am will not be charged for that day.

What Our Owners Say

Excellent Kennels

As with most dog owners our dog is very much part of the family and we are always loathe to leave her if unavoidable to do so. That said, we are always happy to leave her in the care of the wonderful people at Fernilea, a very well-run home-from-home kennels. Our dog wags her tail as she goes in and when we pick her up. There is no-where else locally that we would consider leaving her, especially as she is getting on a bit now. Happy dog=happy owners!



I was really hesitant to put our dogs in kennels but after extensive research into finding a really nice one Im so glad we found Fernelia. The staff are all so patient and lovely. The dogs can run in the field in the mornings and the kennels are all spotless. Our dogs came back even happier than before. Would definitely recommend and wont have any worries anymore about leaving our dogs here. Special thanks to Rebecca 🙂

Jasey L


We have used Fernilea kennels three times in the last year for our beloved cockapoo Charlie. They are very clean and comfortable with fantastic staff and we can rest assured that Charlie is being looked after superbly. Charlie always comes home a happy boy! Would highly recommend Fernilea.

Linda C