Day boarding & longer stays for cats & dogs since 1976

dogs not at home.


about us

My business, Station View Kennels is West Lothian’s premier Kennel with first class facilities. The business is three generation family run business, with our facilities located at 8 Milrig Holdings,  Kirknewton, West Lothian EH27 8DE.

Throughout the 50's, 60's and 70's, pigs, poultry and cattle ‎farming was the mainstay income at Milrig Holdings, Kirknewton. My late parents, Bob and Edith Sanderson successfully diversified in 1976, creating boarding kennels for dogs and small retail outlet.

I took full control of the business in 2007 and in Summer 2015, I made a significant investment in the refurbishment of all facilities and built a brand-new kennel block with secure individual external runs for each kennel.

Our positive customer relationships have been built upon our high standards of the facilities, strict hygiene protocols, competitive prices, and a strong customer focus. Station View is subject to “The Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963”, and we are inspected and licensed annually by West Lothian Council.

If we can be of service to you or your family and friends, we welcome the opportunity to talk with you via ASK GORDON on (01506) 881 628

Best Regards,

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Our Services & Rates



Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00

Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 12pm & 16:00 - 17:00

Longer Stay Boarding

We do our very best to make sure your dog feels right at home, even when they are not at home.

There is a safe boarding environment for your dog to enjoy while you are away, and our residents individually exercised in a secure area.

The kennels are all internal, heated with separate external covered daytime runs.  Beds and bedding for your dog are provided, but of course it is nice to have a smell of home, so you may bring your own. Toys are always welcome as they come in handy at playtime.

Depending upon your pet’s normal routine, we feed often as required a day and we will follow your specific feeding instructions. There is a wide variety of foods available to select from.

Day Rate Price on Application.

One on One Exercise & Play Compound

Coming in Spring 2018 - 30 minute supervised session for boarding dogs, available by appointment.

Price on application.


Day Care Boarding

We understand how hard it is to leave your pet at home all day while you’re at work. That’s why we offer the best Day Care Boarding for dogs in West Lothian.

Day Care Boarding for dogs is our daily kennel service for dogs. In-floor drains in our kennels, keep the kennel environment hygienic and smelling fresh.

All Day Boarders may enjoy, subject to dog capacity and weather permitting, a secure exercise space for an extended period. Our staff are trained in emergency animal care.

Supply your dog’s existing brand of food and we will feed according to your schedule. We can also provide branded wet & dry food from our inventory.

Daycare operating hours are 08:00 to 18:00 (Monday to Friday)

Day Boarding Fee is from £8.50 per day.


We stock a wide variety of foods however, we are happy to feed your dog the food that you supply. Additionally special diets can be catered for and medication can be administered. Please tell us on booking form.

No supplementary costs for us feeding the food you supply.




Ask Gordon about KenneL Availability

Complete & submit the form below

Name *
Home / Mobile / Work
Type of Stay *
Tick the appropriate box.
Type of Animal *
Tick the appropriate box.
On separate line - Name/Breed/Age/Gender per animal proposed for boarding.
Enter arrival date in the format DD/MM/YYYY [Example 01/01/2019 for 1st January 2019]
Enter departure date in the format DD/MM/YYYY [Example 01/01/2019 for 1st January 2019]
Enter any other relevant pet information here [e.g special diet required or medication to be administered]


Station View is situated in an idyllic rural setting, just 5 minutes from the centre of Livingston, 8 minutes from M8 Junction 3 (Deer Park) approximately 15 minutes from Edinburgh Airport.
— Gordon Sanderson

Our opening hours are:

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00  |   Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 12pm and 16:00 - 17:00

8 Milrig Holdings,  Kirknewton, West Lothian EH27 8DE



Ask Gordon for a telephone call back

Please complete the form below and click submit. The fields with * are required.

I will  call you back within the office hours of the same day, to discuss your Dog boarding requirements and any associated services.


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Terms & Conditions of Boarding

In the following terms & conditions of BOARDING, Station View Kennels is referred to as "SVK" and the owner of the pet or pets, to be boarded are referred to as "THE OWNER".

Terms & Conditions of Boarding

1.    Vaccination details

1.1.       All pets boarded must be fully vaccinated, and the current vaccination certificate must accompany each pet.

1.2.       The vaccination certificate must remain in the possession of SVK throughout the period of boarding.

1.3.       Failure to provide a valid vaccination certificate for each pet will prevent them from boarding.

1.4.       This must show a booster vaccination having taken place within the last 12 months and signed off by a qualified Veterinary Surgeon. The certificate must show the booster having been administered as part of a course of vaccinations.

1.5.       Dog Vaccinations must safeguard against the following diseases: Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and Parainfluenza.

1.6 All dogs must have a current Kennel Cough (Infectious Tracheobronchitis) vaccination.

1.7.       Your dog must have this at least 2 weeks prior to arrival at kennels. This is NOT part of your annual booster vaccination.  If you are in any doubt, Kennel Cough vaccines can be identified on your vaccination card / certificate as ‘Intrac’ (which lasts for 6 months) or ‘Nobivac KC’ (which lasts for 12 months). This is caused by an airborne infection and thus outside the control of SVK.

1.8       SVK will never knowingly accept a dog with the condition, but as incubation can exceed 10 days it may not be detectable prior to arrival. THE OWNER therefore accepts that this hazard exists, especially at busy times.

1.9    In this instance your booking may be cancelled but you will remain liable for the boarding fees in full.

1.10.    All Animals must be covered by a known flea treatment, such as ‘Frontline’, ‘Stronghold’ or ‘Advantage’ before they are boarded. These products have varying lengths of effectiveness. Animals that arrive with fleas will be administered such a product and charged accordingly.

1.11.    An effective Wormer, such as ‘Drontal’ or ‘Panacure’ must have been administered to any Dog or Cat prior to boarding. This should be taken at least a week before coming into the Kennels / Cattery. Please check with your Veterinary Surgery on how long each product will protect your Pet.

2.    Medical Record

2.1.       If an animal has a medical condition of any sort, we must be notified at the time of booking.

2.2.       If we have not been notified of such a condition or course of medication, we reserve the right to refuse admission.

2.3.       We reserve the right to refuse to board any dog that is clearly unwell, or that we consider could be dangerous to our staff.

3.    Emergencies

3.1.       In the unlikely event your dog becomes unwell during their stay they will be treated by our designated veterinary surgeon.

3.2.       This cost is covered by our kennel insurance unless it is a pre-existing condition or precluded from our insurance cover, which can be seen in our office.

3.3.       THE OWNER accepts that a veterinary surgeon will be called if SVK think it necessary & any resulting fees not covered by insurance will be payable by THE OWNER at time of collection.

3.4.       During the period of boarding, SVK will exercise every possible care and attention to the welfare and safety of the pet, however SVK accepts no responsibility for problems outside of their control.

4.    Emergency Protocol

4.1.       In a case of emergency, the person you have nominated will be contacted via telephone, text and email.

4.2.       The designated veterinary surgeon will be contacted and engaged if required as stated above.

4.3.       THE OWNER will also be notified by telephone, text and email.

5.    Aggressive / Destructive Temperaments

5.1.       We do accept animals with aggressive or destructive temperaments at the discretion of SVK.

5.2.       In cases where animals are left that prove to be aggressive towards other animals or staff, or destructive to our facilities, we may contact you to arrange their removal.

5.3.       All damage caused by an animal to any area will be chargeable to the Animal Owner.

6.    Minimum Age

6.1.       SVK operate a minimum age policy of 4 months.

7.    Diet

7.1.       We strongly recommend your Pet be kept on the same diet.

7.2.       If SVK do not stock the food you feed, it is your responsibility to supply enough food for the duration of your Pet’s stay.

7.3.       If you don’t supply the food your pet eats normally SVK are not held liable for any conditions resulting from change of diet.

8.    Bedding & Toys

8.1.       We supply plastic hygienic beds, soft bedding or platform bed for both cats and dogs.

8.2.       We request that you provide any soft bedding that you wish your Pet to have during his / her stay.

8.3.       SVK take no responsibility for loss or damage to any supplied bedding, leads or toys

9.    Deposits

9.1.       All customers will be required to pay a deposit of £10.00 (GBP) per week per dog or cat.

9.2.       Deposits will only be refundable if written cancellation is received in excess of two weeks prior to the commencement of boarding.

9.3.       If 14 days or less notice is given prior to boarding, customers will forfeit their deposits completely.

9.4.       A deposit must be paid at the time of booking by either debit card, cash or credit card.

9.5.       Deposit payment may be also made by bank transfer but must include your surname and arrival date as the payment reference.

10.  Boarding Fees

10.1.    THE OWNER is charged for each day or part thereof.

10.2.    All outstanding fees must be paid in full on or before the time of collection.

10.3.    Dogs collected before 10:30am will not incur an additional day boarding fee at the prevailing rate.

10.3.1.   Dogs collected after 10:30am will incur an additional day boarding fee at the prevailing rate.

10.4.    Should the stay be extended by THE OWNER for any reason, extra days will be charged at the daily rate.

10.5.    If the stay is curtailed, the full price may remain payable, but SVK, (at their discretion), may offer a refund for unused days, except during busy periods where it is not possible to re-allocate the accommodation. 

11.  No Show

11.1.    A No-Show is the term used for a booking where you have failed to present your pet/pets for boarding within 48 hours of the first day of your booking.

11.2.    In this instance THE OWNER agrees that the booking may be cancelled.

11.3.    THE OWNER further agrees to be liable in full for all boarding fees and agree to pay on receipt of SVK invoice. 

12.  Late Cancellation Charge

12.1.    We reserve the right to charge for the whole period originally booked in the event of late cancellation, non-attendance/arrival, or late adjustment to the original period booked.

12.2.    Late cancellation or late adjustment of the original period booked, will be classified into two differing categories, based on our likelihood of re-booking the dates in question to another prospective customer:

12.3.    Busy periods (as detailed above in ‘Deposits’ above) - 14 days or less, notice prior to the commencement of boarding.

12.4.    Normal periods (as also detailed in ‘Deposits’ above) 3 days or less, notice prior to the commencement of boarding.

13.  Non Collection

13.1.    Any pet not collected within fourteen days of the agreed date of collection may be re-homed at SVK discretion unless satisfactory communication is received from THE OWNER within this period.

14.  Payment

14.1.    All outstanding fees must be paid in full on or before the time of collection by cash or debit or credit card.

14.2.    If your payment is withdrawn or declined you accept full liability for any bank charges incurred,  you further agree that SVK&C may at their discretion charge an admin fee of 30% of any outstanding balance, if they have to enforce the debt.

14.3.    Deposit payment may be also made by bank transfer but must include your surname and arrival date as the payment reference.