Our Kennels







While we normally have a wide choice of dogs at our kennels, if you are looking for a specific breed it is best to ring in advance to check if we have any before setting out.


Opening Times: Normal opening times are 9am-12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm 365 days a year except on Christmas Day and Boxing Day when the kennels are closed in the afternoon, but that in the current Covid situation viewings are by APPOINTMENT ONLY until further notice.

PLEASE NOTE:  Children under 6 years old cannot be present during a viewing of our dogs.

Please do not turn up and expect UNARRANGED ACCESS as the kennels staff are fully committed across the rest of the day to looking after the needs and welfare of the dogs – and of course Covid-19 is still with us!

Located on the A520 Leek Road at Cellarhead, near Stoke-on-Trent, (see map right), Animal Lifeline’s Serendipity Kennels were built in 2001 following a significant bequest to the charity from Douglas Hodges.  The kennels – which house up to 100 dogs – are adjacent to the live-in manager’s house and open out in to large fenced paddocks where the dogs can walk and run-free for exercise and fresh air.