Welcome to Mickleton Kennels and Cattery

A family run business located just outside Chester, providing a holiday for your pets since 1987

Small and Friendly with Time to Care

Your pet will enjoy their own spacious, heated accommodation with secure exercise runs.

Dogs will enjoy twice daily farm walks in our massive fenced-in paddocks while your cat lazes away their time enjoying views of the Cheshire countryside and gardens.

We are fully licensed and insured, as well as vet approved. You can leave your pet with us with complete peace of mind knowing that they’ll get plenty of hands-on attention and TLC from our friendly and highly experienced team.


Peace of mind is knowing your canine loved ones are being well cared for

  • Spacious, heated, purpose built kennels
  • Covered outside runs
  • Massive, secure paddock for daily exercise
  • Accommodation suitable for all breeds and sizes
  • Family-sized kennels
  • Fully insured, 24 hour vet coverage
  • Regularly inspected
  • Hands on attention and TLC


Peace of mind is knowing your feline loved ones are being well cared for

  • Spacious, secure, heated
  • Covered outside sun terraces
  • Views of the Cheshire countryside
  • Multi-level pens with platforms, shelves, ladders, scratching posts and toys to provide your cat or cats with plenty of stimulation
  • Caring and attentive staff
  • Family pens available
  • We are happy to accommodate any particular needs. Please give us a call


Peace of mind is knowing your loved ones are cared for during the day

  • Drop off from 7:30am
  • Heated, purpose-built day care section
  • 3 daily walks in our extensive secure paddock
  • Breakfast and lunch available
  • Arrange a trial day
  • Let us look after your dog on those busy days when you can’t

Fully Insured and Licensed

We are fully licensed, vet recommended and insured. 

Giving you complete peace of mind for your loved ones

35+ years Experience

Family run, small and friendly with experienced and caring staff. 

We pride ourselves on the level of care and attention we provide.

Convenient Location

Situated in the Cheshire countryside but only 3 miles from Chester and 4 miles from Ellesmere Port and Helsby. Only 5 minutes from M53 Junction 12 and M56 junction 15.

Fun Pet Holiday Home

Truly a fun home away from home holiday for your pets. 

Give your pets the holiday they deserve.

About Us

Mickleton Kennels & Cattery was established in 1987 by Sandy Payne. The kennels have grown in size and popularity over the years.

Son, Jody, grew up helping in the kennels during the holidays and on weekends. After finishing university and working in the United States, he returned in March 2005 to run the kennels full-time in partnership with his American wife, Rebecca.

They now have two children of their own in local schools. Since taking over, they have made many improvements to the kennels and cattery and gained a wealth of experience in running the business, allowing it to be poised to thrive well into the future. 

Kennels & Cattery in Chester

Our goal is to ensure your pets have fun and enjoy their time with us so dogs get plenty of exercise on the twice daily walks in our farm side paddocks and cats can laze in their own sunny terraces overlooking the Cheshire countryside.

Both cats and dogs receive plenty of hands-on attention and TLC because at Mickleton Kennels, we are small and friendly with time to care.

Please call in and view between 11am -12 noon (except Sundays + Bank Holidays) or arrange an appointment.

We look forward to welcoming you and your pet soon, 

Jody and Rebecca Payne 

What our customers say

"We have been using Mickleton Kennels for 24 years. I wouldn't leave my dogs anywhere else"
Claire T
"Absolutely amazing family run kennels, your pet is treated like part of their family."
Steph L
"First rate kennels with friendly and helpful staff. I would highly recommend."
Kay M

How to find us

Mickleton Kennels is conveniently located near Mickle Trafford only minutes from the M53 and A55 exchange, just 10 minutes from Chester City Centre and with Hoole, Vicars Cross, Upton, Guilden, Sutton, Stanney and Ellesmere Port nearby.

Small and friendly with time to care

To avoid disappointment, please make a booking enquiry as far in advance as you can.

You can use our booking enquiry form here, and a message will be sent directly to our email. We will then contact you via email to confirm your booking.

If you prefer to call or require any further information, we are available on 01244 300203 between:

  • 10am – 12noon & 5pm – 6pm (Monday to Saturday)
  • 5pm – 6pm (Sunday) 

We aim to get back to all enquiries within 24 hours.

Please read our terms and conditions in advance of your pet’s stay.