Introducing ourselves, Duncan and Jenny Sheriff

Duncan and Jenny

We have owned and run Little Coombe Kennels and Cattery since 1986. We live on the premises, with Jenny's parents and varying numbers of our three grown-up children. We employ full-time staff to help look after the boarded dogs and cats. Most of our staff have qualifications in Animal Care already, or if not, they receive training whilst working with us. Before running the kennels, we lived in Somerset for four years. Duncan was in the Merchant Navy and Jenny worked full-time as a small animal vet. After moving to Devon, Jenny continued to work part-time as a vet in Exmouth until 2006, and then did locum work for several years, retiring as a vet in 2015.

Our aims

We aim to allow you to enjoy a relaxing and stress-free holiday, while your pet does the same. The majority of our boarders are regulars and they enjoy coming in, and then they enjoy going home as well! We offer your dog or cat the same standard of care as we would want for our own.

Little Coombe

We are situated just outside the village of Woodbury Salterton, within easy reach of Exeter, Exmouth and the M5 motorway. Please see Location for directions.

We have 34 kennels and 22 cattery pens, situated well away from the dogs. All the accommodation was purpose-built and is continually refurbished and updated. We also have a grooming room with bathing facilities, a kitchen for food preparation and approximately four acres of fields in which to exercise the dogs.