Kennel Insurance

Take the stress and worry out of buying kennels insurance. Get the cover you need quickly and without fuss. We’ll make protecting your peace of mind as easy as 1, 2, 3.

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Kennels Insurance

Make light work of finding the insurance you need to protect your kennels business, and your customers’ precious dogs, should disaster strike. We’ll help you work out what cover you need, put in the time to search for suitable products and quotes and help you choose the right cover at the right price. Quick and easy.


Why Insurance is Important for Kennels Operators

Kennels insurance is there to protect your business and your customers’ pets if something should go wrong.

It can help you to recover if your premises are damaged by a serious incident like fire or flood ‒ and even help replace lost earnings until everything is back the way it was before.

At the same time, dog kennels insurance can protect you if you are held liable for injury or illness affecting an employee or customer.

Available Covers*

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  • Public and products liability.

  • Legal defence costs.

  • Vets fees for treatment.

  • Cover also available for: property, stock, business interruption, employers liability and money insurance.

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Phone lines are available Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm

Quote Line: 01905 892 404

About the Kennels Industry

Just under 25% of UK’s adults own at least one pet dog and the estimated total population of dogs is just under 8.9 million[1], so it’s fair to assume there are lots of boarding kennels too.

It’s estimated that the annual cost of owning a dog is between £850 and £1200 which, on average, means a total lifetime cost of between £6,500 and £17,000[2], depending on breed and size. However, few owners would value their dog in pounds. They are treasured friends and companions – and their owners want to rely on boarding kennels as a safe, clean, and healthy environment for their dogs while they are away.

So, it’s important to give owners peace of mind that their dogs will be well looked after, happy and secure. Effective insurance is important and can be part of that, offering a little extra protection that customers value. Of course, insurance is there to protect kennel owners from the unexpected too.

So, think carefully before you buy kennel insurance or, even better, get expert help to work out the risks you need to defend against, and help you find the right insurance, at the right price.

Get a Kennels Insurance Quote

Take the stress and worry out of buying kennels insurance. Get the cover you need quickly and without fuss. We’ll make protecting your peace of mind as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Did you know that smei also provide cattery insurance?

Terms and conditions

*Cover may differ dependent upon insurer.



smei is a trading name of Marsh Commercial, a UK award winning expert in insurance and risk management, and part of the same business family as Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. Occasionally a representative from Marsh Commercial may contact you in response to your enquiry if your trade type is better suited to that area of the business.


You may need several different covers to protect your kennel or dog boarding business. You will need to protect your business premises with relevant property insurance and it’s also a good idea to have business interruption insurance so you are able to cover costs if you’re not able to operate. As you have customers that attend your premises you will also need public liability to protect against claims for injury. If you have employees you are also legally required to have employers liability insurance. If you have any stock or money that’s kept on the premises you will also want to have insurance to cover these.


The cost of your kennel insurance will vary depending on the level of cover you need and how many dogs you look after at one time. You will usually need several different covers, but this can be cheaper if you can get them all under one policy. Speak to our team today to find out how we can help you.


Using a broker to arrange your insurance may help reduce your workload and the associated time it takes you to search for your insurance. It is our aim to help you get value for money therefore we use the strength of our market position to negotiate with insurers, in advance, the product and premium pricing. We do this to help deliver the right product, at the right price for our customers. To present you with the options available to you, we compare insurance from a panel of UK insurers so that we can recommend a product to suit your business needs.


You can get a quote by telephone. On average a quote will take around 10 minutes over the phone, depending on the complexity of the business requirements.


If you are arranging insurance on the phone, you can be covered straight away, subject to a 10% deposit. The remaining payment can be set up within 7 days. Be sure to let us know you want cover to start immediately. However if you don’t want immediate cover, you can specify a start date that suits you.


We are open Monday to Friday, 9am until 5pm.

Please note we are unable to quote for Takeaway Delivery Drivers or Couriers

Please note we are unable to quote for Takeaway Delivery Drivers or Couriers

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