For more than 40 years, Murrayhill Kennels has been caring for dogs and cats in the Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Rutland and East Leicestershire area.

Now under the ownership of Rob and Fiona Buckton the kennels continues to provide a premiere facility for the care of your companion animals

What People Say

My dog loves to visit and is so excited when they realise they are going to the kennels.

David Smith

I can finally go on holiday knowing my dog will be be happy and cared for while I am away.

Ann Trenchard


A graduate of the University of York, Fiona worked for many years as a partner in a well respected law firm in York City Centre. A Golden Retriever converted her to all things dog. Fiona became fascinated by how dogs communicate with us and the companionship they offer. Fiona boasts that she spent the first 2020 lockdown gaining an Ofqual Regulated Level 3 qualification in Professional day care and Boarding.


Previously Rob worked in Civil Engineering as a Materials Engineer working on Major Road and Bridge construction. He then moved into Further Education as an Associate Curriculum Manager before working at the Dogs Trust where he gained the practical experience of the day to day workings in a large kennel environment. Rob has a Level 4 Diploma in Kennel Management Care and Business Studies and is a fully certified, un reconstructed Yorkshireman

The rest of the Team

Sam, Katy, Sophie and Lorna make up the rest of the team. All mature, highly skilled dog professionals with backgrounds in grooming, kennel work and working in rescue centres. Trained to a minimum of Level two, or with equivalent officially recognised experience. All have the experience of handling many different breeds and temperaments of dogs. Speak to anyone of us and you will quickly realise we all share a passion for dogs and everything doggy.

Trust us to provide the love and care for your best friend!