Client Testimonials

Caroline Redmond

Thank you so much to all the staff at Doonane Kennels, our fella Jack had an amazing time. I’ve never experienced such a well run Kennels, the staff take so much care in looking after the dogs. Truly dog lovers. We will definitely be back, worth the drive from Galway.

Audrey Crone

Fantastic place you could not even compare to any other ”kennels”, the care and effort Emma and the ladies go to for each and every dog is amazing. My pair go to day care weekly and stay a lot as I work away sometimes. It always amazes me when dropping off how excited they are. I watch them run in to see their friends without a glance back. It’s like home from home, the care they get is outstanding.

The ethos is a social environment, long walks, cuddles on the couch, every dog has their own special time they love Emma and the girls and there’s even a swimming pool, more like a luxury hotel and spa. A place full of Happy dogs. The daily updates and photos make my day when I work away, Thanks guys you are amazing!

Lianne Marie Doyle

In my opinion this is the best kennels in Ireland.. the treatment of my dogs over several years has been excellent and the facilities are outstanding.. I would highly recommend these kennels to anyone who is looking to board # very happy customer.

Amanda Cassidy

Had my two dogs Charlie and Lucy there over the Christmas
our dogs are our family so it was hard to leave them in.
But I knew this was the right place to leave them Emma is amazing with all dogs and her team are dedicated animal lovers too.
This is an amazing place and would not send them anywhere else thanks again Emma to you and your team x

Sandra Doone

I cannot rate Doonane kennels high enough, they are unbelievable at what they do.
Billie loves going to stay there, if it’s for a day visit or an overnight visit she is so well looked after by Emma and her team.
Thank you for coming into our lives, it’s so important to have your pet looked after by the right people and know they get the love and attention that you would give.

Stephen Carr

Just collected Lola our English Bulldog from Emma, she’s been staying in Doonane for the last two weeks, she’s wrecked from all her playing and walks. Thanks for looking after our little headcase so well, will definitely leave her with you next time we travel. She looks so well after fat camp haha.

Dave Stears

I always had my dog Buster in kennels when we go away since he was a pup. This year the girl moved away and closed the kennels down. I must have viewed 10 other places before my vet told me about Doonane. Well, what can I say, it’s paradise for dogs . There is absolutely nothing I could fault with the facilities or staff, and as for Buster, we’ll all I can say is every time we arrive at there his level of excitement goes through the roof. Could not recommend it highly enough. And then to top it off I got the little man groomed and they once again done a first class job. Only downside is he’s starting to prefer there than home !!!!!!! 10/10

Emily Lyons

Lucy and Cooper had an amazing time at Doonane Kennels. They socialised really well with the other dogs and we loved the pictures and videos you uploaded to keep us updated. Thanks for taking such good care of them.

Raisa O’Brien

Thanks so much for taking care of Alvin. He loved it. It was so nice to see pictures of him every day while I was away and gave such great peace of mind.
Will always be using your service from now on

Aoife Gaynor

Thanks so much to emma and everyone at doonane for looking after roxy we could go on holidays knowing she would be well looked after she had a great time and is missing u all already cant recommend this place highly enough.

Aaron Sarkar

My babies are well looked after great place with people that actually love dogs 100% recommend.

Tatiana Gebel Carroll

Thank you for looking after Lemmy for us. He was actually sad to come home and leave all his new doggy pals!!! He came home absolutely exhausted and covered in muck, he definitely had an amazing time and he is already looking forward to our next trip away!

Jo Martin

I am so happy that Doonane exists, the attention and care that Emma and her team give to the dogs is outstanding. It certainly made it easier for me knowing that my doggies were being looked after by true dog lovers. Thank you for taking such good care of our dogs. They had a super time and will be back to visit soon.

Jen O’Meara

It’s very difficult to find a kennels that will take two diabetic dogs that both need insulin injections twice a day so we were delighted to find Doonane Kennels.

The place is fab and both dogs were well looked after in the bluebell suite! My Mother was paticularly worried about her dog who is also blind so it was great to have (quite literally) hourly updates/photos on facebook so that she could see that LUCY was getting on fine. A big thumbs up and thank you to Emma, Melissa and all at Doonane! (Stayed in Sept 2014)

Lavina Nugent

Just paid a visit her today for a look around. Girls are very nice friendly and really love the dogs. The kennels are only amazing clean and very relaxing could stay there myself. Well we are very happy to leave our baby girl Lucy here with these girls in this fantastic place. Only worries we have now is will Lucy want to come home with us after her stay here. She is going to have a great stay. Thank you Emma and Aoife do much. Xx

Mary Campbell

As we had a family wedding we put my dog and my sons two dogs in to Doonane . The dogs had a ball. There was photos and videos of the dogs which was great for us. I can’t praise Emma and her team enough for the care, love and attention they showed our dogs. The dogs slept all day yesterday and not much movement to day.

Emma and staff thank you so much!

Yvonne Browne

Doonane is a fantastic place, the care and service are second to none. We wanted to do some travelling for years but had nowhere to leave our little dog and were reluctant to leave him in a regular ‘stable’ kennel with no company for over 5 weeks. Emma, Sandra and the team provided Alfie with great care while we were away.

Every day he got hours of walks and fresh air, and made lots of dog friends there. They put a lot of effort into ensuring a lot of interaction so the dogs are not lonely or bored. They were visibly upset when he was leaving which was nice to see they care about each dog. You definitely get what you pay for here. Would recommend this with a heart and a half to anyone looking for a good facility for their pet while they are away. Thanks very much ladies.

Sarah Patton

Doonane is the only place I would ever dream of leaving my two dogs! Emma goes above and beyond in her care and love for each one. They never want to leave! I know they are in safe hands and happy while I’m away. I don’t hesitate in recommending Doonane – the best doggie paradise in the country!

Orla FitzMaurice

First time leaving my two beagles (my babies) it was so reassuring to see them having so much fun every evening on Facebook. They came home happy and no sulking, they had a great doggie holiday thanks to Emma and her team. (My vet has also commented that she has heard wonderful things about Doonane kennels)

Elizabeth McGivern

Our dog can tell when he is on the way to see Emma the tail is wagging and he can’t wait for the car to stop to get to see her the attention he and all his other woof woof friends receives is amazing and we would not leave him with anyone other than Emma I sometime play her videos when she is in the kennels singing to them and he loves it runs round looking for her if you want your VBF taken care of Dooane is the only place to take them for the kind of love they get at home Emma and Dooane.