At the time of writing, the British Kennels Directory is one of our most recent websites. Launched in June 2017, britishkennels.co.uk is a directory of local boarding kennels, and is the companion site to our British Cattery Directory. Aiming to provide an information resource for dog owners looking for a local boarding kennel, the site is under active development and will be expanded throughout 2017 and beyond.
In addition to listing local boarding kennels, it also features a directory local veterinary practices and local dog rescue organisations. Towards the end of 2017 we plan to add a section featuring recognised dog breeders, and will also add a blog section in the future. The Kennels Directory is run as a non-commercial / non-profit project. Although we need to recover our costs, we decided to charge business owners a small fee to feature their kennels or veterinary practice in the directory instead of filling the site with tons of ugly and intrusive adverts. Dog rescue organisations and other dog welfare organisations can of course register for free.
Visitors to the site can browse through boarding kennels in their area, sorting them by county or town. Every listed boarding kennels has a dedicated page including a brief description, all available contact details and a map to show the kennels' location. Visitors can either visit the kennels' website to learn more, or they can send an email directly to the kennels via a built-in contact form.
We built the Kennels Directory with WordPress because the site needed to incorporate a range of automated functions, allowing different types of businesses to register on the site, create listings for their kennels, veterinary practice or rescue organisation, and also to create the pages which are shown to visitors. Using WordPress also allowed us to incorporate an online payment system to accept registration payments. Only created in June 2017, the Kennels Directory is in its infancy. As visitor numbers increase we plan to add extra sections to it, such as a directory of recognised dog breeders, a blog section and more. If you visit the site, we hope you find it useful!
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