Belhaven Kennels

Belhaven Kennels

Welcome to Belhaven Kennels.
Leaving town is never easy when your dog must stay behind. You want to know that your friend is in a pet-friendly environment. A place which gives your dog his own personal space. A place which offers access to her own private outdoor exercise area. A place at which people are always on site. In other words, you want your dog to stay at a place that reminds you of  a home--your home.



about us

At Belhaven Kennels, we cater to your animals' needs and to  your peace of mind. Each pet has her own spacious ground-floor room (no stacking of kennels or cages). Each pet also has access to his own outdoor area. We also have extensive experience in working with animals. Fay Shelly and Wendy Castleman own and run Belhaven Kennels. Fay lives on-site, assuring you that your pet will never be left alone. Pick-up and drop-off hours are available in the mornings and afternoons by appointment. Belhaven Kennels is located just outside the city of Batavia. With over 30 years of experience in kenneling both dogs and cats, we hope that you'll give us a call or stop by and check out our facility.



Our Rates



The cost to board a dog is $20 per dog per night (plus tax). If you have more than one dog and they are able to share the same room, the cost is $30 for two dogs in one room per night (plus tax). 

For cats we charge $20 per night (plus tax). Cats receive a room of their own and are not kept in cages. If you are interested in having someone come into your home to care for your cat(s), Watch Your Kitty, LLC can help you with this option.

There are no extra charges or hidden fees for boarding. We accept cash or checks, sorry no credit cards.


Sittin’ Pretty Pet Salon offers full grooming services for both dogs and cats. Lynn Blachowicz will bathe, groom and pamper your pet here at the kennel. Appointments are available Tuesdays and Thursdays. The rates (plus tax) for grooming vary depending on the size of the dog.
Nail Trim only - $10
Comb out, bath/dry, nail trim, ear cleaning for dogs $25 - 40
Comb out, bath/dry, nail trim, ear cleaning for cats $25
Clip, comb out, bath/dry, nail trim, ear cleaning for dogs $35 - 120
Clip, comb out, bath/dry, nail trim, ear cleaning for cats $35
Depending on time needed for grooming, there are additional fees for over 2 1/2 hours. Please call 585-343-5602 for details.





Kennel hours

Sunday - Friday
8 am to 11 am and 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Saturday 8 am to 11 am

Drop off and pick up by appointment

We are located at 4098 South Main Street Road

Batavia, NY  14020

There is no drop off or pick up on Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Eve (no pm), Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (no pm), Christmas, New Year's Eve (no pm) and New Year's Day.

We are taking a break in 2020. The kennel will be closed for business beginning Saturday, January 11, 2020 - Sunday, March 15, 2020. We will reopen Monday, March 16th with regular hours. During the break you can still call the kennel to set up reservations for spring and summer. We greatly appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you in the spring.



the kennel

We have a total of 16 rooms at the Kennel. Your friend will not get lost in the crowd. Our rooms are large and spacious both inside and out. Our rooms are separated by solid walls. This gives your friend a sense of security and helps him feel at home. Each room features a door providing access to a private outdoor area. Your friend will have plenty of room in which to play and exercise. Four of the rooms are approximately 6' x 8'. Two of these rooms have twin size beds for the dog who is accustomed to sleeping in bed! The outside areas for three of these rooms are approximately 15' x 15', the fourth being 15' x 40'. The remaining rooms average 5' x 7' inside and have 6' x 15' outside areas. There is a secondary set of fencing around the entire Kennel property so that no one can escape during their stay with us.

Frequently asked questions

What should I expect the first time I bring in my friend?
We will get your friend settled into his own private room and outdoor run with a cozy bed and water. Then we will ask you a few questions about who your vet is, how to reach you, when you are returning and of course any other information we need to know about your friend while you are away.
Do I need to have any special vet care before we come in for boarding?
It is necessary that all animals are current on their rabies, distemper and parvo vaccines. It is also required that all dogs have a current kennel cough vaccine. These vaccines are required of all animals and will help to keep your friends happy and healthy during  their stay with us. You will be asked to bring a copy of these required vaccines with you at drop off.
What about food, toys, treats, or bedding?
We strongly encourage you to bring your own food, toys and bedding. Your friend will be much more comfortable surrounded by their things from home.
My friend is on medication. Is that a problem?
We have over thirty years of experience with companion animals as well as experience as a licensed vet technician. There is no extra charge for giving medications. Please be sure to provide plenty of medication for the entire stay as well as complete medical and vet information.
What time can I drop off and pick up?
Our hours are Sunday - Friday 8 - 11am and 3:30 - 5:30pm and Saturday 8 - 11am by appointment. Be sure to discuss details when you book your reservations.




To enquire about reservations or to take a tour of Belhaven Kennels,
please call 585-343-5602.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Belhaven Kennels
4098 South Main Street Road
Batavia, NY  14020