Cleadon Lane, Cleadon,
Sunderland, SR6 7UY
(0191) 5292369 
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Cleadon Kennels

Council Contracted Kennels

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21 Comments

Reply Monique Swan
4:33 AM on May 9, 2017 

I got my dog from here, The place was clean tidy, such a shame that dogs need to be anywere in this day and age. The kennels have lots of advice, the vet check and vacinations are included with the cost of adoption whish is fantastic considering how little it costs to adopt from there. Also the dog is chipped and your given help to get the dog newterd, I mean wow, 

Reply Bethany and rachael
4:28 AM on May 9, 2017 
Came in and got jet, he's stunning and so loving! We couldn't have asked for a better dog and when he came home he settled right in. He's an absolute star 9 times out of 10 and we couldn't have asked for a better dog. He really is part of our family already. Besides the fact he thinks he's a lap dog when he really isn't he's irreplaceable!
Reply Jonny
5:54 AM on February 11, 2017 
I got Axel 14 years ago the little terror still here today. He's been through 4 nieces a wife and four kids just shows you that some of these dogs can have a very long and presumably happy life
Reply Pam Armstrong
4:13 PM on September 16, 2016 

We rehomed our lovely terrier-cross on 8 September 2016.  She settled in with us and our other rescue dog from the minute she came home and is the most affectionate girl you could wish for.   She's loving her walks in the countryside, is great with sheep, cows, horses and stays close when she's off lead.  Thanks for letting us have her!

Reply Miriam Davison
5:35 AM on August 19, 2016 

I rehomed my lovely dog from you over 3 years ago. She is wonderful and fitted straight into our home. We were trying to think of a new name for her, when my Mum said she looked like she had been dipped in a bag of brown sugar. She jumped all over and wagged her little stump of a tail. Everytme we said the word Sugar, she seemed happy, so that became her name. She is still as sweet as the name she chose for herself.

Reply Sophie age 12
5:19 AM on August 7, 2016 
On the 4th of April 2016 we rehomed my best friend tigger, and I am very happy we did so when me and my family whent to cleadon kennels we found tigger I fell in love with him and convinced my family to get him, he was well looked after at cleadon, tigger is a loving dog and I would do anything for him he isn't just a dog or just a best friend he is a part of my family.
Reply kate marchant
2:22 PM on June 30, 2016 

We got Bruiser from you 6 years ago at only 6 weeks old, hes just as playful now as he was then! 

His mother had been abandoned heavily pregnant, if it hadnt of been for the kennels being there and looking after her i probably wouldnt have Bruiser now.

Keep up the good work everyone i think yous deserve a medal for the work you do :-) 

Reply Celia tate
11:21 AM on June 30, 2016 
We where lucky to find the beautiful most loving rotty here Amelia We changed her name to Xena she choose us we didn't choose her from the moment we clapped eyes on her it was love at first sight and she made it obvouse she wanted to go home with us we had 3 wonderful years with the most obedient loving dog you could ever wish for such a gentle girl sadley we lost her in January it broke both myself and my partners heart cleadon thank you for the honour of letting us take such a wonderful dog home with us Even though she had gone over rainbow bridge we think of her every day And when we are not hurting so much we will be back to see you all again
Reply Mark Chapman
9:21 AM on June 30, 2016 

I got one of my dogs from Cleadon Kennels nearly 5 years ago, he is a Staffy-Cross and he was feature in the Sunderland Echo with the headline, "Dumped Albie Doomed To Die", I saw that on a Friday and got him the very next day, he used to belong to a former friend of mine but I was unable to take him in until I saw him in he paper.

Reply Kerry
7:23 AM on June 30, 2016 
I got my lovely mastiff cross Lily when she was just 6 months old from cleadon kennels. The staff were absolutely amazing and helped with the introduction with my other dog Doug. I couldn't of wished for an easier process and all the help following her adoption. We are still in contact the with the kennels and give regular up dates on how Lily is getting on.
Reply Ann Matterface
6:56 AM on June 30, 2016 
I have rehomed five dogs from cleadon kennels, all dogs were microchipped and had their vaccination, I've had three Shih Tzus a Yorkshire terrier and a Chinese Crested, they are all beautiful loving dogs, Aimee and her staff do a fantastic job and I can't praise them enough, I hope you somehow get your testimonials back love, you all do a fantastic job and I will always support cleadon kennels and their staff in all they do, whenever I can, keep up the good work xxxx
Reply Bethany
6:08 AM on June 30, 2016 
I rescued teddy from here he turned out to be at least 16 and he was blind and deaf he was still the most loving happy dog ever! He had been in a while and I thought I would give him a nice last few months of his life he ended up hanging around for a whole year before he had to be put to sleep! We have also rescued an elderly staffy from here who we had a good few year. We currently have a staffy and a lurcher from cleadon and all the dogs we have rescued have been lovely, friendly happy healthy dogs and the staff have always been helpful and friendly will continue to go here to get dogs! 😊
Reply Carol Hutchinson
4:28 AM on June 30, 2016 

Ive had Charlie since 2007. I went to Cleadon and they were great they did tell me he had previously been re homed but someone brought him back because he chewed. He was 1 year old. At home I found the only thing he did chew was paper. Cleadon made sure he gotchipped and gave me all the information I needed. He is a lovely dog and I'm so happy he is part of my life.

Reply Katie
3:55 AM on June 30, 2016 
We rehomed Cole a greyhound bull mix last august (2015) after he was in cleadon for three months. The staff were amazing and very helpful in regards to helping us choose the perfect dog for us and even gave us advice on introducing a lurcher to cats! As a thank you we give dog food when we can and take Cole with us and he gets so excited to see the staff!
Reply Angela
3:33 AM on June 30, 2016 
We rehomed Jasper fromcleadon kennels 5 years ago and he is now a part of the family. Free neutering, free microchip amd a four week trial, brilliant rescue! They get so many dogs that are never claimed, please consider rescuing your next dog from Cleadon!!
Reply claire
3:47 PM on June 29, 2016 

We rehomed Shadow from cleadon kennels at the end of last year, he settled in straight away. when we went to view the dogs we were very impressed how well loved and cared for all dogs in their care were. We were there during the feeding time and they all had very substational meals and the dogs that were brought out knew exactly where the treat bowl was (ha ha).  we lost our first dog Layla a year ago, who we also rehomed from cleadon kennels 16 years before hand.. shadow has made a great addition to our crazy animal filled household :) 

Reply george
3:08 PM on June 29, 2016 

we have rehomed a greyhound and a lurcher , from the kennels ,, heidi ,, from being a pup ,, who is now 9yrs ,,,and polly ,,  from 8 months who is now 4yrs....  every animal has the right to have a loving home ,, we are so pleased with how our two family additions have grown into confident , loving , dogs...  keep up the good work.

Reply Rachel H
3:00 PM on June 29, 2016 
I rehomed Tizzy my gorgeous lurcher almost 8happy years ago when she was 6weeks old after being born in kennels when her heavily pregnant mam was taken into kennels as a heavily pregnant stray... She is amazing, she's a great family pet, loves agility, and generally being daft as a brush... What always sticks in my mind is that Aimee and the girls wouldn't let the pups go to new homes until a home was secured for mum so she wasn't left in kennels when her babies went...& they stuck to their word, the day the last pup went to its new home, so did their mum... 3years later I desided it was time for tizzy to have a sibling... After falling in love with Samson (then 4months old) lurcher after seeing his photo on a post looking for a home I made the leap, went to meet him and to dog test Samson and tizzy... It was love at first lick for both of them!! Never looked back!! Samson is also daft as s brush, he has his quirks and that's due to whatever happened in his short life before kennels but he is so loving... Both thoroughly enjoy popping /DRAGGING me back to kennels to visit the girls, their eyes light up and tails wag as soon as they see the girls, they know their way into the office and know that they're gonna get plenty of love hugs and attention from the people who were there for them when nobody else was, the people who cared for them and helped to find them homes and make their lives better... Most of all the people who still care and continue to do the same for all of the strays taken to the kennels!! The annual fundraising show is also a great time to see other Cleadon kennels specials... I can never thank the staff enough for everything they do, and although it seems like nothing compared to the work they do, but we always make sure that we donate any old towels/bedding/collars/leads/toys/dog food/treats/bowl etc to the kennels to help give back and help another stray to feel safe, warm, cared for and loved when they feel most scared and vulnerable. Keep up the amazing work Cleadon xxx
Reply Mellina kelly
2:49 PM on June 29, 2016 
Well we got our joe 2 years ago 2014 and its still going strong. Our family love him so much and we thank the girls who work there for looking after him until we came and got him and took him home. Hes gone on to win hearts and have his own fb page even win trophies and rosettes at dogs shows around the northeast. Cleadon kennels are a lovely business and the dogs there are always loved and cared for
Reply Stasia
2:48 PM on June 29, 2016 
I got my Molly (formally known as Coco) from Cleadon 9/10 years ago wouldn't even think about going anywhere else she's a superstar, she had been found on the streets skin and bones and had a fear of men but the girls at Cleadon looked after her until we came along, we got Macey a shepherd cross from here too she was just a big softie and always wanted cuddles and last year we ended up with Bobby a shih tzu who when he arrived at Cleadon was not even a year old yet and had supposedly been found "wandering on the streets" but Cleadon took him in gave him TLC the moment he stepped foot through the door until he ended up with us. All th staff at Cleadon only care about the dogs and always put the dogs first as they just want them to either be reunited or find a loving forever home.
Reply Rachel
2:28 PM on June 29, 2016 

i rehomed the gorgeous Sam (formally Cory), April 2nd 2012.... as soon as i met him i fell in love with him. I hadn't even gone to the kennels to rehome a dog but when i saw him i really wanted him, he had only just come in so had to wait the 7 days incase the owners claimed. Luckily for us they didn't and he has turned into the best dog ever, he is soooo loving and loves his cuddles, he also loves his big sister Skye. I would definately recommend Cleadon Kennels if you are looking for a new addition to the family