About us

Heath lodge is run by Stephen and Diane. Stephen spent over 10 years as a professional gun dog trainer, winning many awards. 

Heath Lodge Kennels are set in 7 acres of land, so plenty of room for your pets to exercise and play. 

Our aim is simple..... to offer and provide the best loving care for your pets whilst you’re away from home. 

All our kennels are ambient so cool or warm as necessary. 

We have family units to house more than one pet if you have multiple babies. 

We provide everything your dog will need during their stay including toys and treats (if they are allowed). You are of course welcome to bring their favourite toy or bedding to help them settle in. 


We stock most popular brands if food, wet and dry. Feeding is mainly done in the morning and late afternoon, if your dog has other needs just let us know. 

Fresh water is always available and changed frequently. 

Any veterinary medication can be given at no extra cost. Just ensure we have written instructions. 


Stephen and Diane live on site and Heath lodge is protected by CCTV both outside and inside the kennels. 


Heath lodge is only 20 mins from Birmingham Airport and 15 mins from East Midlands airport. We are 2 mins from J11 M42. 


   Heath Lodge Tamworth Road          Appleby Magna, Swadlincote 

          Derbyshire , DE12 7BH



       Tel 01530 484298

      Mob 07597 635336.

Our Services

 Per Dog Per Night.
per dog per night
  if more than 1 in the pen.

Payments by cash and card. Deposits in high season will be required. 


All dogs will need to bring a current vaccination certificate which should include Distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and leptospirosis. They should also be vaccinated against kennel cough 2 weeks prior to boarding.