Welcome to Coach Barn.

Coach Barn Kennels and Cattery has been established at its present location for forty years.  In 1993 a complete new building program was undertaken which resulted in both the kennels and cattery being built from the ground up.  This program was completed in 1996 by the opening for our new kitchens store rooms and special care room.

We do not retail food, pet accessories or offer other gimmicks at Coach Barn.  Our priority and main purpose is whilst you are away to look after your pets to the best of our ability thus ensuring your peace of mind.

Leaving your Pet

Boarding a pet for the first time can be a fraught experience for the new owner, however most settle down very quickly and whilst the owner is suffering pangs of remorse their pet is tucking into a good meal and making friends with its neighbours.  We like to think the “old hands” that have been coming regularly to stay for many years enjoy their vacation and we do our best to make it so.  We do of course supply all our “guests” with a bed and mattress but is comforting for the dog or cat to have something from home, perhaps an old blanket or jumper.  Some even arrive with their favourite toys!

A Healthy Diet

At Coach Barn we consider the dietary needs, of your pet influence greatly its well being whilst in our care, it is for this reason that we make every effort to offer the same brand of food that the animal has been used to at home.  If you are concerned about your dog or cat’s diet let us know.  An obese animal can be put on a low fat diet during its stay with us which could be carried on at home, conversely if you know your pet has a large appetite. and requires extra food we are more than happy to oblige.


We have a fully equipped air-conditioned grooming parlour run by Janet Little who has over thirty years experience and has been with the present owners of Coach Barn since 1992.  Our professional service for all breeds of dogs and cats includes bathing, clipping or hand stripping and attention to toe nails and ears.

Opening Hours

We are open all year round 7 days a week.  From the 1st April to 30th September we are open from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.  From 01 October 2009 to 31 March 2010 we close at 5:00 pm.  Animals may be brought in or collected during these periods.

Coach Barn Kennels and Cattery in High Halstow, Kent, offers professional Pet vacation Boarding for your dog or cat, with larger heated indoors chalets , with a grooming parlour and Veterinary Surgery onsite.