Bluebell Wood Boarding Kennels

Bluebell Wood Boarding Kennels organises a number of events each year to support local charities.



December 2013 Fun Dog Show

What a difference a day and month can make..... More info

Charity Fun Dog Show - Rain stopped play...

Sadly I have to report that we were unable to hold our annual charity dog show at Montrollet last Sunday due to the whole event and day being completely washed out by the persistent rain. More info

Sponsored walk Sunday 5 Dec 2010

We raised a massive 449.50€. Which was marvellous considering the very bad snow and ice conditions. We would like to give a huge thank you to all who braved the ice and snow to walk on the day, to all who generously donated and finally to Moira & Roy and friends who made the walk possible and the tasty food and drink afterwards (the mulled wine was very welcoming!).
This money will be added to other funds already raised and will be divided equally between the SPA and Phoenix Association.
Look forward to seeing you all in the spring for the next walk.

And here's what the walkers thought of it all:

Hi Monty
I've just had a lovely holiday with your people, Les and Tracey! I do love her so! But just wanted to ask you to thank her for the lovely walk we went to on Sunday 5th Dec, it was to help all those dogs who don't have nice homes like us! So I didn't mind getting wet and muddy! Although if I'm honest I love getting wet and muddy and the snow and ice just added a bit of extra fun. It was great seeing all the people there screaming at us to stop jumping around as they were getting covered in mud, if you got up to speed and then run straight at people you could spray them with ice and snow as well! I was soooo tired when I got home I just crashed out on the floor! I can't wait for the next one, when is it?

Fun Dog Show
Montrollet Village Summer Fete
Sunday August 30th 2009

The weather was glorious!
This is the second year we have been invited to put the ‘fun’ into dog show and raise money for charity at the same time. And what fun we had!

The fun dog show classes included best six legs (4 hairy 2 long and brown) imagine that! Best biscuit catching, the dogs not the owners!

We also ran a ‘scurry’ - What’s a scurry?
The dog is timed returning to you jumping over straw bales! Yes, it was great fun.


We also organized a doggie high jump (Chase me Charlie).

Certificates were awarded and prizes given.


Not satisfied with the afternoon’s success, our grand finale was the egg and spoon race! You had to be there to really appreciate this event.

We raised over 170.00 euros for charity with the help of the second hand book sale run by Moria and others. We hope to be invited again next year so make a note in your diary for a great fun family day out!!!!!

Sponsored Walk, Montrollet 26 April 09

Our spirits were lifted when we saw so many people arriving. For nearly 24 hours previously, it had been raining continuously. In fact it turned out dry and not too warm, just perfect for walking.

A great job again by Moira & Roy and friends for planning yet another stunning route, getting us all round safely and then afterwards, for the much needed feast.

Montrollet  Les in Montrollet

The tall lady in the middle dressed in pink is not a lady and if you look closely you will see it is Les. Mike & Lena Duncan of Rochechuart very generously donated 500€ if Les attended dressed as a woman.

We are pleased to announce that this event raised over 1200€ for the SPA and Phoenix Rescue.

Thank you and well done to all.

Fun Dog Show 2008

This event was a spin off from our summer fete. Joy from Paws4Thought (in-house training centre) and myself were asked to organise a similar dog show at the Montrollet village fete.
It was a great afternoon and well supported by English and French hopefuls, looking to bag a rosette or two. All in the name of fun - some of the classes were for the Best Biscuit Catcher, Best Six Legs, Waggiest Tail, Greyest Muzzle. The Scurry brought lots of enthusiasm from both dogs and owners, ending with a very exciting Chase me Charlie.
In addition, there was a stall selling second-hand books, which proved very popular and the two events raised nearly 100€.
Please see the photo gallery.

Kennels Open Day 2008

A year on, with experience under our belt and a huge team of volunteers, we decided to make the event much bigger. Concentrating on raising more funds for the two charities.
This year we had many more stalls, two bands, dog obedience displays, dancing displays, fun dog show, and many more attractions including an auction raising a massive total of 2330€.
Please see the photo gallery and the kind response from the Pheonix Association

Sponsored Walk 2008

What a great time was had by all. The weather was very hot, but better than rain! The turnout was wonderful. A huge thanks to all who came along and of course those who were involved in organizing the walk and the welcome refreshments afterwards. This really was a great afternoon and we raised a massive 630€.
Please see the photo gallery.

Kennels Open Day 2007

The first open day was organised to celebrate the 1st anniversary of Bluebell Wood Boarding Kennels. It soon turned into a mini summer fete, swiftly growing when we added a few fun stalls to raise funds for the SPA and Phoenix Rescue.
As well as the stalls and support of a local country band, there was a display of basic dog obedience and a fun dog show.
The weather was fantastic, making the day a great success with many people and dogs turning out to give their support. Raising a substantial 400€ for the two charities.