Mount Pleasant Kennels is under new management! A devoted family of dog lovers have taken us under their wing. Working alongside local and regional councils we aim to find homes for dogs, who are unable to reconnect with their owners.
We have a team of extremely experienced dog handlers who are passionate about their job. The welfare of our dogs is paramount and our team pride ourselves on creating an innovative and evolving environment for every dog to ensure that they are happy and safe.
History of Mount Pleasant Kennels
Mount Pleasant Kennels has been at their present location and growing for over 20 years. Our facility has been used to breed show dogs and has transitioned into becoming a home for dogs in need. Under the direction of new management since 2013, the focus of Mount Pleasant Kennels has been on three operational goals.
First, we operate a safe kennel and provide new homes for stray dogs. Secondly, we have a fully-equipped professional grooming salon. Thirdly, we run a Dog Training Academy here at Mount Pleasant on a separate piece of land adjacent to the kennels where dogs can learn basic commands right through to complex agility training!
When faced with daily canine care, we subscribe to the Five Freedoms as published by The Dogs Trust. This provides the base of our commitment to the welfare of each dog. Every dog has the right to these freedoms throughout their lives, whether in kennels or at home. We work hard to deliver them throughout their stay with us:
- Freedom from hunger
- Freedom from discomfort
- Freedom from pain, injury and disease
- Freedom from fear and distress
- Freedom to express normal behaviour
Mount Pleasant Kennels has subscribed to a benchmark known as “4P” which our staff adheres to within our kennels. Our “4P” benchmarks are:
- Professionalism - We conduct ourselves professionally at all times
- Pride - Our pride is in all we do for the welfare of the dogs in our care
- Passion – Every staff member shares a passion for dogs and making a difference within their livelihood
- Personality - We operate as a tight-knit team. We have fun in our work and aim for our personalities shine through in all that we do
We know we aren’t able to win every challenge, but we strive to overcome every obstacle we face. Often times we take in dogs who have endured horrific lives of neglect, abandonment and abuse. Every dog matters, no matter the circumstance and the length of time they are with us, they deserve nothing but the best in dog care.
What they say about us
I just wanted to say thank you to the team at Mount Pleasant Kennels for looking after Dilly and Skye so well whilst we were on holiday over Christmas.
It is always a worry for anyone whenever our fur babies go into kennels whilst on holidays or even when they get walked by someone else daily, but you kept me updated with photographs and messages that they were both doing fine so my worry was eased , I know that they were cared for and looked after very well by Adam, yourself and the rest of the team.
Oh and almost forgot to mention the bath that they had just before I collected them - it is now over 1 week ago since collected and they still smell lovely...
Thank you all and we shall see you again soon.......
Claire & Nick - Wetherby
Meet the team
Senior Kennel Hand: Adam
Adam brings with him over 10 years experience working in rescue kennels and leads our process for finding good rescues to adopt our dogs as well as new homes