About Us

Star Boarding kennels was established in 1977 by John and Maureen Hyde. It was a family run business and is now owned and run by Stephanie Smith, although under new ownership the team has stayed the same with Sue, Leila, Elie and Nat our long term employees and no changes have been made, we are licenced for 62 dogs and 94 cats and set in approximately one acre of land.

Our team consists of seven permanent employees chosen for their interest and commitment to the animals. Maureen personally looks after the variety of small animals and birds boarded with us throughout the year.

Sue, our Receptionist, has been with the company since 1987 and is on hand to answer any general enquiries. For any specific requirements or worries that you may have about boarding your dog or cat, either Stephanie, Leila or Elie are available to give advice for ensuring that your pet enjoys their stay with us; thereby, allowing you to happily leave him and enjoy peace of mind.

Stephanie brought the business in July 2016, before she come here she had her own grooming parlour for 4 years in East Sussex, she is an award-winning groomer with all her city & guilds qualifications and aspiring to do her master’s degree in grooming soon. She also shows her dogs and cats at championship level and has competed at CRUFTS with her dogs, she has a real passion for animals that started at a very young age, she’s looking forward to meeting star boarding kennels clients and pets old and new.

We prefer to see visitors between 2.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. when we are able to spend time with new clients discussing their requirements and answering questions. If you are unable to come between these times please ring Sue to arrange an appointment so we can be sure there is someone available to show you around.

Please note visiting is not possible during peak season eg. School holidays.
A Full Grooming Service for both dogs and cats
Ultrasonic teeth cleaning
Pregnancy ultrasound scanning
Clipping and Hand Stripping
Collection and Delivery Service (by arrangement).
If your dog or puppy has never been kennelled before please be sure to advise us so that we can discuss with you best ways of introducing him to us.
News / Events
Closed to the Public: Wednesday, Sunday And Bank Holidays.
Summer Opening Hours: (April - Oct) 8.30am - 12.30pm / 14.00pm -17.00pm
Winter Opening Hours: (November - March) 8.30am – 12.30pm / 14.00pm – 16.00pm
Visitors Welcome without appointment between 14.00pm and 15.30pm except for peak periods.
Star Boarding Kennels Ltd
‘Wide View’, Green Lane,
Chessington, Surrey KT9 2DS