Animal Ark

Home from Home Kennels and Cattery

60 Paisleys Rd, Carrickfergus, BT38 9AH Directions

   Now closed Open today 09:00 - 12:00

Why Choose Us?

Family Run Business
Many Years Experience
Friendly Service

Business overview

Welcome to Animal Ark in Carrickfergus. With 2 decades of experience, our dog boarding kennels and cattery are like a home from home for your pets. Call us to check availability

Animal Ark was established in 2001 in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland and we take pride in providing an excellent standard of service caring for your pets when they can’t be with you. With our premises situated in the countryside, your pet will be cared for in a peaceful and beautiful environment overlooking Bangor and Belfast. We cater for any dog or cat breed, of any size, and the kennels and cattery that we provide are heated and luxurious.

Our cat and dog boarders can provide your pet with a home from home while you're away. Our purpose-built kennels and cattery have been specially designed with your pets' comfort in mind. To arrange a visit, speak to a member of our team today.

Products & Services



Dog and Cat Grooming

Dog Rehoming

Dog Runs




Pet Grooming

Pet Long Term Boarding

Pet Short Term Boarding



Happy dog owner

I regularly leave my pampered pet with Animal Ark and would highly recommend them. The staff have always been kind, considerate and very helpful. They have a very busy popular kennel and do their best to ensure that all pets are well looked after and happy. When I take my pet there, she jumps out of the car and rushes to greet the staff and I am able to leave her knowing that she is safe and will always be well looked after, which is very important to me. Animal Ark are definitely the best kennels around and I am very pleased to be a regular customer.
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Home from Home!!!

Our extended family have been using Animal Ark kennels for over 15yrs with hundreds of Five Star stays experienced by us & more importantly our pets
The family team here have gotten to know all of our dogs over the years and have cared for them from day one as if they were their very own
Animal Ark is a very safe & extremely clean kennel space and at anytime of the year you will find it cosy & warm which personally my pets love as they are a very fussy bunch!!
We find the family team at Animal Ark put our pets needs first at all times & any requests we have ever made are never to much trouble for the team to handle
Our pets are always very happy to see all the members of the Animal Ark team which is a great sign that they feel safe & happy
Can’t recommend this place highly enough!!!
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Left our two perfectly healthy active much loved dogs here for 48 hrs. Two very subdued quiet sad dogs returned. 4yr never recovered tragically dead after much suffering within a week. Second dog still sick and on a 10 day course of antibiotics. We are truly devastated. Both dogs were no where else either beforehand or after apart from frantic visits to the vet - no responsibility taken by Animal Ark total denial. Wish we had never left them there we are distraught as to what they must have endured.
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Best dog kennels

I leave my dog here all the time . The staff are so good with him
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Very rude and no customer care

I used these kennels once before and seemed good as my dog came out happy. However the second occasion I found the female assistant very rude and I did not feel a good vibe when I left my dog in there. On picking her up and as my flight was getting in late I phoned the owner and told her that I would there at about 5pm and maybe a wee bit late as they close at 5pm. Phoned at just before 5 and no answer to let them know I was close. Arrived at literally just after 5pm and the front gate was closed and no one answered the front gate telecom. I was absolutely furious as she knew I was on route. Just rude and to add to way I was spoken to when dropping her in leads me to believe they show no care to the animals. Just about money and closed just to squeeze another £10 out of me which was not the issue. I just wanted my pup as I don’t like putting her in kennels. Will never use again as this bunch cannot be trusted with my dog.
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