As most of you will know, there is a severe hot weather warning forecast from this weekend ahead. Now that we are at that time of year where the weather can suddenly have a rush of excessively hot days, it is important you check the weather forecast the night before you plan to come to the kennels to walk the hounds on your weather app on the phone/pc.
Whilst our usual walking hours are 11am to 2 pm, if you see the weather during 11am – 1pm is 23C+, then please do NOT come at the normal time. We will be open between 8am and 9am only in those extreme temperatures, so that the hounds can walk in the shade and then be left to chill out for the rest of the day and avoid absorbing the excessive heat. 
To book a walking slot, please ask Carol at the Kennels or tel: 01932 251894 (and leave a voicemail with your name, telephone no and intended date of walking) at least the day before your intended visit and leave a voicemail to say you are coming, so that we know we have enough walkers on those days it is forecast as being too hot for walking later in the day – and to check there is no fundraising event taking place on that day.
Hope this helps. We do have to rely on the weather forecasts the night before, as they can quickly change as the week progresses.

Before visiting the kennels to walk a hound,  you must make an appointment by phone and provide your mobile telephone number please, either live or via a voicemail booking.

Kennels Phone Number: 01932 251894

Please just leave a voicemail with the following 3 pieces of information (please note-bookings are to be made in advance, preferably the night before or before 10am if on the same day) we will not call you back, unless there is a problem. So, in summary, you will be automatically booked in from your voice mail:

  • Name
  • Telephone Number
  • Date of walk
  • Walking is available between 11am and 2pm, 7 days a week (in extreme heat this will be brought forward.
  • Time of walk
  • Arrival time between 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
  • Once you arrive at the kennels, if you are a first time walker we will need additional information, as well as bringing 2 forms of identification to the kennels to register to walk.
  • Please wear suitable foot ware e.g. walking boots or wellies, if it has been heavy rain, please no flip flops.

We won’t call you back unless there is a problem.

Please note:

There are no public toilet facilities available at the kennels. The closest facilities are at Squires Garden Centre, Burwood Road, around the corner from the kennels.


Visiting is by appointment only.

If you are with the hounds, or it is after kennel hours, please leave a voice message booking.

If you have not walked the hounds before then you need to register with the kennels when you first arrive.

Please bring two form of ID with proof of address along with some photo ID. For example; a recent utility bill along with a passport or drivers license or student card.

Thank you for your interest and support in walking the homeless hounds.


4 Burhill Kennels,
Turners Lane,
KT12 4AW.

What Three Words: zones.whites.draw

We are the purple building, adjacent to the purple storage unit behind concrete wall near J.S. Automotive (not the first kennels you see)


Tel: 01932 251894