Scotson Fold Pet Care Centre

Scotson Fold Farm, Off George Street, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 3SQ
0161 724 9429 0161 724 1595 Email

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"loving care assured"


During this pandemic boarding kennels & catteries have been overlooked by our government and as a result our businesses and employees face uncertainty. Boarding facilities have been massively impacted due to covid travel restrictions yet have minimal government support due to the industry sector that we fall into "Other Service Activities". We need your help in trying to get boarding kennel & catteries reclassified to be part of the hospitality sector to allow us to gain more government support to survive this crisis. All that we ask is that you please sign this petition in an attempt to get 100,000 signatures to enable this petition to at be debated in Parliament. Thank you for your time.

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Important Announcement January 2021

With reference to the government’s lockdown announcement on January 4th 2021, Scotson Fold Kennels & Cattery are pleased to confirm that we are still available for emergency boarding for clients with unavoidable or extenuating circumstances, in line with government guidance.

Scotson Fold grooming services however, will be temporarily suspended until 1st February 2021. We will endeavor to contact all clients with upcoming groom appointments and aim to reschedule from when we reopen on 1st February. Government guidance states that grooming can be available for welfare purposes but not solely for aesthetic reasons.

Please contact our office on the usual contact number, 0161 724 9429 for any further information or queries about boarding or grooming. Please note as we are on restricted hours and restricted staff, it may not be possible to man our telephone line permanently, but our answerphone will be checked regularly throughout each day so please do leave us a message and we will get back to you.

Thank you for your understanding.

Scotson Fold Pet Care Centre was first established in December 1987, however the Scotson Fold Farmhouse dates back to 1590 and is the oldest timber frame house in the borough. It is set in a rural location within our 13 acres of countryside. If you need to be away from home, you want to be assured your pet is well cared for in your absence. At Scotson Fold Pet Care Centre, we have the knowledge, experience and dedicated carers that will ensure that you and your pet(s) have a stress free break. Our staff provide over 50 years service at Scotson Fold collectively.

At Scotson Fold we differ in many ways from other boarding facilities. We have a low turnover of staff which in itself speaks volumes; the majority of staff have been with us for many years. We employ more staff than normal kennels to ensure that our staff to pet ratio is sufficient for us to continue to provide the high level of care that we pride ourselves on. All our staff are provided with uniforms for that professional look but more so to help pets to relax and settle as they find comfort in the familiarity of their carers. We keep both full written and computerised records of every single pet that stays with us. This ensures accurate daily record keeping and monitoring of each and every guest and also eliminates the chance of any errors during the handover of care between staff. It also ensures the continuity of care for every pet for repeat visits. At least three of our senior staff members are vet-trained in Canine First Aid; certificates are displayed in our office.

On a couple of occasions our staff have bedded down for the night within our kennels in order to raise money for a local charity; Bolton Destitute Animal Shelter. We feel it important to help out smaller local charities who may not always have the capacity to arrange large fund raising events like some of the bigger, better known charities.

This site is designed to explain a few things about boarding your pet and to assure you (s)he is in safe hands at Scotson Fold. You can also view photographs of our kennels and cattery facilities. If you have any questions you can send them via our online feedback form and we will answer your query as soon as possible.

Our qualified canine beauticians offer full grooming services so we can pamper your dog during their stay with us. Alternatively grooming can be booked independent of boarding.

We provide a boarding facility for the love and respect of animals, not for a love of money. Loving care assured.

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We have over the years received many complimentary comments about our caring team here at Scotson Fold, from both owners and their pets!

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So far, including yourself, we have had animal lovers drop by our website. Thank you.

Summer Opening Times

April 1st to September 30th
Monday & Friday: 9.00am – 5.30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Bank Holidays: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Winter Opening Times

October 1st to March 31st
Monday & Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 9.00am – 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Bank Holidays: 9.00am – 4.00pm

You are welcome to view our kennels and cattery between 11.00am - 3.00pm daily, however we are closed for lunch between 12.30pm - 1.00pm each day.

We are closed to clients on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day. On all other bank holidays, we are open 9.00am – 4.00pm.

Scotson Fold Farm, Off George Street, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 3SQ | 0161 724 9429 0161 724 1595 Click to Email
Scotson Fold Pet Care Centre Ltd. Registered in England and Wales No 6055976 - Kennel Licence No. AB0 017

Scotson Fold Pet Care Centre are members of the Pet Industry Federation and the British Kennel & Cattery Association.