Welcome to Mick’s Boarding Kennels

Abington Kennels was established in 2004 by Mick Dropinski who is still the current owner. Mick built the kennels from scratch, ensuring every kennel built provided a happy, warm and healthy environment.

Each kennel offers underfloor heating, piped music with soft fluffy bedding. James Wellbeloved is our chosen diet and cocktail sausages for treats! However if you wish to bring your own food for your dog, we have facilities to store all required diets. All of our kennels have access to an Indoor and outdoor area offering a boarding experience for your dog like no other.

We are here to ensure that your dogs stay with us is unparallel to anywhere in the Country. Our hope is Abington Kennels will be the first choice for discerning dog owners in East Anglia and beyond.

Your dogs will be cared for and lovingly attended by our carefully selected staff. We are fully insured and have access 24/7 to a local Vet if needed. Our Staff are also experienced and trained in administering medication; from daily injections to changing dressings. Nothing is too much for us! Offering our customers real peace of mind.

Not only do we offer all of the above. We can also provide other services which include; grooming and day care across Cambridgeshire.


We encourage new Customers to visit to see what we do, no appointment required. The only request we have, is that you arrive between 10.00 am – 12.00 pm.

Our History

Abington Boarding Kennels did not begin life as we know it today.

The cottage was originally built as a crossing keeper/ticket station for Newmarket and Chesterford Railways Company. (N & CR) It was first opened in Jan 1848 for businesses and later that same year in April for passengers to use as well. It only covered 15 miles, however served 3 Counties; Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

Unfortunately the N & CR fell into financial problems and the railway line and the crossing keeper/ ticket office was closed only 2 years later.

A local farm estate purchased the property in the same year it closed and turned it into a home for their Head Gamekeeper. The Gamekeeper was gifted the property on his retirement by the farm and On his death, his eldest Daughter inherited the cottage, who remained in the property and raised her own family until 1999 when she decided to sell her home on as it had become too much for her to maintain.

A young couple saw the property by chance in a local newspaper….

A Boarding Kennel was born!

The main kennel block and drive way you see today was constructed over the original railway line and furthermore the ticket office window is still amid the cottage we now know as:

Abington Boarding Kennels