Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs
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    Pet Care & Veterinary
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Kennel Assistant in Royston, Hertfordshire
on 7 April 2022
I wouldn't
I spent about a year here, and while the staff members are wonderful and the whole operation does feel like your working with family, the management is horrific. Every staff meeting (once a month), we'd ask for specific changes (having more information on room cards from reception, to please stop accepting un-vaccinated dogs and throwing them in Iso, please make changes to the cattery), and every month, nothing would change. The Owner/Manager would change up the routine so often it was impossible to keep track, but wouldn't listen when you said this and would expect you to stick to it. They made kennel hands run shifts, with little-to-no training, and no extra pay. I left after I was put on a shift as a team leader, with no training nor pay rise, and left understaffed (which, given we're working with potentially dangerous animals, is against government legislation). When we finished over an hour late, I informed my manager, who then proceeded to ignore my messages and talk about me behind my back to other staff.Multiple of the staff had health issues that required immediate and complete rest while I was there, to which the higher ups essentially went 'figure it out yourself then' when we ask about taking them off the rota.Not to mention, we're given the tiniest carpark and expected to fit upward of 8 cars in it, but have to avoid blocking two gates AND get told off for parking outside the boundaries of it, but are given no other option for parking given that the road outside is the 505.Through all of this, I must admit I do still miss working with the team there quite often, as it is obvious 90% of the actual staff care so much about the animals. Not to mention, some of those animals are in so often it does feel like their family sometimes. And if I could go back just to see the staff and a handful of dogs I miss, I would.And maybe you'd have a better experience than me, but doing all that for minimum wage didn't seem worth it in the end. Thing's might have changed by now, but I doubt it.But just be aware, there's a high turn-over rate for a reason.
Day Care Assistant in Baldock, Hertfordshire
on 13 April 2022
Lovely staff and great facilities
I’ve loved my time at Country Boarding Kennels. Such a lovely group of staff who give their all to provide the dogs with the best care possible. The boarding and day care facilities for the dogs are great.
Receptionist in Baldock
on 28 June 2021
Great place to work
Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs is a great place to work. Family atmosphere with lovely owners and staff. Room for growth in your career and help whenever it’s needed.
Kennel & cattery assistant in Baldock, Hertfordshire
on 10 May 2021
Draining place to work
Overall I was so excited to work there as I worked at a kennels previously. My experience was very different. The owners don't want to take any advice on improving the state of the kennels or cattery and were much more invested in their cafe at the front of the site. While I was there on 2 occasions dogs got out due to poor fencing (not high or secure enough). The cattery during the summer is like a sweat box! After I left after 6 months I was told a cat died of heat exhaustion. During the winter it would leak as the roof isn't properly maintained (baring in mind there is electrics within the cattery). I would never suggest anyone to work here unless you want to be belittled and made to feel like your not good enough.
Kennel and Cattery Assistant in Hertfordshire
on 29 November 2020
Poorly treated staff
Pay is not reflected for the amount of work you're expected to do, kennel staff are treated so poorly to the point their mental health is in ruins. Great for a summer job but no career/staff support or progression here. Great facilities but under the wrong management/owners.

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