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Animal Ark

Home from Home Kennels & Cattery

60 Paisleys Rd, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, BT38 9AH Directions

Telephone 02893 449 224
   Now closed Open today 10:00 - 12:00

Why Choose Us?

Family Run Business
Many Years Experience
Friendly Service

Here at Animal Ark, we pride ourselves on our reputation

Established in 2001

Business overview

Welcome to Animal Ark in Carrickfergus. With over 18 years' experience our dog boarding kennels & cattery is like a home from home for your pets. Call us now to check availability.

Animal Ark was established in 2001 and takes pride in providing an excellent standard of service caring for your pets whilst they can’t be with you. Situated in the countryside just outside Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, your pet will be cared for in peaceful and beautiful surroundings overlooking Bangor and Belfast. We cater for any breed or size of dogs and cats in our luxurious heated kennels and cattery.

At Animal Ark in Carrickfergus our cat and dog boarders can provide your pet 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 and services



Dog and Cat Grooming

Dog Day Care

Dog Rehoming

Dog Runs




Pet Accessories

Pet Food

Pet Grooming

Pet Long Term Boarding

Pet Short Term Boarding



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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Very disappointed with the treatment of our dog, when collected she had a severely gunged eye which was matted, to the point of being closed over, with infection and sleep. She then had to be taken to the vets for eye infection ointment and pain killers for breathing problems. After ringing Animal Ark, it was discovered that despite providing them with vet details in the case of any issues, the issues with our dog were never flagged or acted upon. As a result, I can assuredly say that I will never be using these kennels again and wouldn't recommend them to anyone.
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Great kennels
Our dog loves staying here and is always very well looked after
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Great place to board
Dedicated care and attention. I have used this family run kennel business for several different dogs since it started over 12 years ago and can only recommend it fully.
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Home from home
Rema loves animal ark it is just like a dog hotel she is well looked after and does not fret so as we enjoy our holiday with peace of mind that she is enjoying hers
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