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The story of Waterloo Kennels

Established in 2009, Waterloo is the brainchild of Liz Savery who set up a few kennels in her garage to try out something different and give dogs the holidays they deserve. These guests loved getting plenty of walks and playtime with other dogs and it was soon apparent that this different attitude to dog ‘kennels’ was valued and Waterloo became very popular. Within a year Liz and her husband Phil decided to redevelop an old mill shed on the farm into custom-built kennels and the rest is history.

Our initially solely family-run business has, over the past decade, expanded and we now employ a small team of devoted dog lovers. Our philosophy has always been and still remains to provide our dog guests with exactly what they need – appropriate exercise, playtime, comfort and love. We all work hard to ensure that we deliver the top level of care for your dog and make sure that your dog has the best stay away from home.

Meet the team


"I've always had a dog in my home & my passion for dogs made me opt for a career change. After 20 years in publishing I turned my hobby into my business and created a unique place which treats dogs to wonderful holidays & days out on our farm that they deserve!"


"Whenever I get chance, I will always choose to take a break from the farm and go out with the dogs!"


"I've grown up surrounded by dogs and I absolutely love getting to know each individual character, big and small! Since finishing uni I've worked in ski resorts in France the past few winters but can't stay away from the dogs too long and love spending time at home in the summer."


"Having worked at Waterloo since 2012, I don't think I could have a day without doggos now. Never being allowed a dog of my own when I was little, I've always felt like I've had 50+ dogs when at Waterloo. We are so lucky to have such amazing dogs come into our care."

Ella W

"I am a 19 year old student studying at Hartpury College with a love for dogs especially the crazy kinds with my favourite breed being the springer spaniel! I have been lucky enough to find such an amazing, rewarding job to work alongside my studies!"


"My aim is to become a veterinary surgeon, working at Waterloo is giving me the hands on experience I need. We do get very muddy and mucky but I wouldn't change that for anything, because what is better than being surrounded by dogs all day?!"


"Animals are my biggest passion, I have grown up surrounded by them and currently have five rescue dogs of my own! I have recently gained a degree in animal behaviour and welfare and now work part time at Waterloo.I am very lucky to say I have the best job in the world!"


"After leaving the equestrian world to follow my passion for Natural History at University, it is wonderful to find such a rewarding job. Working with the dogs in such an active and loving environment means that there's never a dull moment at Waterloo and I am still able to enjoy my time outside rain or shine."

Ella S

"Now studying to become a vet at Liverpool, I started at Waterloo on work experience and never left! I love meeting all of the dogs and getting to know their individual personalities and enjoy working in a great team."


"I moved from Ireland to England three years ago to study Animal Science with Therapy at Hartpury Univeristy. Joining the Waterloo team has been one of the highlights of my time in England. I adore all animals, especially dogs, they bring so much joy to my life. I enjoy meeting all the wonderful dogs and people that share a similar interest at Waterloo. I am very grateful to have such an amazing job to gain hands on experience while studying to get my degree."


"I've grown up surrounded by animals and spent most of my childhood days with my bouncy boxer BFF Brando! I absolutely love all breed of dog, big and small. I work part time as a SFX make-up artist for film and TV and also have a small online shop making guinea pig miniatures called Pocket Pigs. However, I'm lucky enough to say I have the best job in the world here at Waterloo with amazing canine guests and a wonderful human team!"

Like to join our team?

Though we are not currently recruiting, we are always interested to meet fellow dog lovers. If you think you have relevant experience with dogs then we would love to hear from you. Please email us with your CV and why you think you would be well suited to Waterloo.

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