My Best Friend Dog Care Northern Ireland is owned and operated by Kieran Doyle and is based in rural Mid-Ulster, just outside the conservation area of Draperstown at the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains. Kieran is rapidly expanding the network of Carers to be able to cover all of Northern Ireland. There are regular pick ups for doggy day care and home boarding from Draperstown, Cookstown, Magherafelt, Maghera and go as far a-field as Belfast and Newtownabbey.
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Dog boarding in Northern Ireland has traditionally been kennel based. My Best Friend Dog Care have a different approach and provide a home from home boarding service for your dog. Unlike traditional dog kennels our dog boarding service is home based and your best friend becomes one of the family. We have a selection of dog carers so can cater for all shapes and sizes!
I also offer doggy day care from my home near Magherafelt and provide a pick up and drop off service across Mid-Ulster. Doggy day care is a great way to keep your dog occupied whilst you’re hard at work or perhaps you want your dog to improve his social skills. Either way my doggy day care service is the right choice.
We also provide a dog walking service and will come and collect your dog during the working day using an air-conditioned van with secure cages before heading off on a county walk.
Whatever your dog care needs My Best Friend can help. Click on the Contact button to get in touch.
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What Our Clients Say
I would say that with the photographs and video I saw of Mia and Max I could see that they were having a great time home boarding and much nicer than kennels with all the different walks. I was certain they were being looked after. – Lillie McCooney.
John and I left our boisterous puppy Marco with Kieran and his family for 10 days while we went abroad. Marco had had a sleepover a couple of weeks before so we knew what to expect. It was so comforting going away knowing that ‘our best friend’ was being treated like one of the family and not left alone in a kennel most of the time. Kieran kept us constantly updated and sent photos of Marco plating with the other dogs which was great to see. I would highly recommend the brilliant service Kieran provides and will gladly use in the future. Thanks again Kieran ,think Marco misses Foley as he is a bit subdued today ,he probably misses you all though I would think ,but will see you soon 🐕🐕 – Rose
Superb service. Our wee Miniature Schnauzer, Izzy, loved home boarding with Karen, Matt & Roxie. Treated like a queen for the weekend. Would recommend My Best Friend Northern Ireland to anyone anytime. – Brian
Flash had the pleasure of Home Boarding with Kieran, Foley, and family last weekend and we couldn’t be more impressed or thankful for the service we received. Flash was picked up and dropped off by Kieran, and he was treated like a king while he was there. He came back a tired and happy dog. Nothing was a bother to Kieran and he was so considerate of Flash and his needs. Flash enjoyed it so much that he’s going back again this weekend, this time for two nights. I highly recommend My Best Friend Northern Ireland for a reasonably priced, personalised, and fun experience for your dog; Flash can’t wait for his next holiday in Drumard with his new friends! – Roisin
I left my Riley with the peace of mind that he was going to be well looked after and safe while I was away. It was a home from home boarding and much nicer than traditional kennels. – Mrs M
Just back from a long weekend, without worries about our Cookie. We knew she’d be looked after but it’s more comforting to know she was brought in and treated like one of the family. Dare I say she’s maybe missing the Doyle’s more than she missed us. A great home boarding service near Magherafelt and right on our door step. It’s great to know we can avail of it whenever the need arises. Thank you very much My Best Friend. – Anita
Our miniature poodle Max home boarded with the Doyle’s for 12 days. I say Doyle’s as I believe that Kieran was just FAB with Max but the whole family welcomed him into their home, special thanks to Mollie. We were kept up to date with lots of lovely photos which kept our 8 year old happy. Will definitely use Kieran’s services again -and again, thanks My Best Friend Northern Ireland. – Helen
Our dogs loved the doggie day care. Kieran did a great job and dogs were totally at ease with him. Good service being very well run. – Brian
Kieran I honestly can’t thank you enough for looking after Niko. You provide a first class service, down to all the little details from pictures, to updates, and even the written report you gave me on him regarding the issue with his paws. I am delighted to have found you and your dog walking service, I had great contentment knowing our little guy was so well looked after. – Josey
Hendrix loves company so it’s great to have you on our doorstep for Doggy Daycare. The booking system is great and the fact that you can collect Hendrix for me is a real bonus. I was nervous about him not liking the back of the van but he seemed 100% with it which is excellent. – Kirk
Can highly recommend! Felt very assured that my precious dog was in good hands whilst at doggy day care. My Best Friend ensured they were fully informed of all my dogs details & needs, including any routines my dog was used to, in order to continue with these whilst boarding. Very impressed with overall service!! – Rita
Can’t recommend Kieran’s home boarding services highly enough. He looked after our dog Blue & made him part of his family while we were on holiday. His frequent updates reassured us Blue was in a safe, dog friendly environment. Kieran’s caring nature & attention to detail did not go unnoticed. Will definitely be using this service again. Thank you again – Noleen
I found out about Kieran through my sister in law, it has been the best decision to get Kieran on a weekly basis to walk my dog Sammi. Sammi can be sometimes wary of men, but she has took to Kieran fantastically, he could not be more professional and I know she is well looked after when out with him! Kieran is brilliant at what he does and I would definitely leave her with him if we were to head away! – Caitlin
Would highly recommend this service to anyone. My dog Barclay went to doggy daycare for the day, was well cared for and had a great day, definitely will be going back again. – Aodhan
Maisy was lucky enough to win a competition for two doggy daycare sessions & she will definitely be a regular! Kieran & his family treat Maisy as if she is their own and ensures we get regular updates of her antics! Maisy comes home and sleeps the whole evening after a busy day at daycare with all her new doggy friends 😊🐕 couldn’t recommend My Best Friend Northern Ireland enough, she loves it as all the photos and videos prove! 😀 – Hannah
Ollie absolutely loved his time with Kieran. On coming home I believe he missed the company of the other dogs and the great dog walks as he moped about for a little while. Kieran kept me up to date on how Ollie was getting on which was great and we even got some images of the adventures he was going on. Set up ahead of the overnight stays was comfortable, personable with every element of care captured so Ollie would have a home from home experience. Definitely recommend. – Eimear
Kieran offers an excellent, reasonable prices and friendly dog boarding service! Spoilt our dogs when we were on holidays! They had lots of great walks and football matches! Would highly recommend. – Declan
Our Kevin is a 1 year old Frug (Pug/ French Bulldog) who has just spent a week home boarding with Roisin .We hope it will not be his last.The service provided was superb and we were particularly pleased with the many photos and updates which Roisin provided throughout his stay. Kevin is not a difficult dog but he wants to play almost continually.Roisin had all the patience needed but perhaps more importantly so did Flash.We could not be more pleased and we hope that in due course we will be accepted to look after a dog in the same caring fashion as was displayed by Roisin. – Gareth
I cannot speak more highly of the level of service offered by Kieran and My Best Friend…every detail was thought about and Alfie returned a very happy (and tired!) pup after lots of great walks! I look forward to working with Kieran again soon! – Anita