Battersea Brands Hatch

An overview of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Brands Hatch, including directions, maps and opening hours.

About Battersea Brands Hatch

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Brands Hatch provides purpose-built accommodation for our dogs and cats in the beautiful Kent countryside. We care for an average of 45 dogs and 25 cats at any one time.

The centre is situated just off the A20 between the villages of West Kingsdown and Ash in Kent. We often welcome visitors from all over Kent, Essex and south east London, and are open seven days a week for rehoming.

Brands Hatch provides a calmer environment for those dogs and cats struggling to cope with the busier environment in London, and the centre is clean, peaceful and tranquil.

Our dogs stay in large kennels, which have heated floors and sound absorption technology. We are surrounded by 12 acres of fields, including a woodland trail, to help with training and exercising the dogs.  

The sense of calm continues in the state-of-the-art cattery with heated shelves for the cats and large external runs.  

The on-site veterinary clinic, visitor reception and shop are light and airy, and behind the scenes the kitchens, laundry and bathing areas for the dogs are all designed to make the whole place run efficiently.

How to get to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Brands Hatch

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, Brands Hatch
Crowhurst Lane
TN15 7HH
Tel: 0843 509 4444
Fax: 01474 872855

Calls cost 5p per minute from a BT landline, mobile charges may vary. All income generated from these calls will go towards the care of the dogs and cats at Battersea. 

By car
Pick up the A20 at Junction 3 of the M25, and follow the signs to the racing circuit.  Pass the Brands Hatch racing circuit on the left-hand side and carry on straight into the village of West Kingsdown.  Near the end of the village you'll pass the Portobello Inn.  Take the next left into Forge Lane.  Take the second left off Forge Lane into Crowhurst Lane.  Follow the road for a mile, and our Brands Hatch site is on the left-hand side.

By train
The nearest stations are Eynsford or Longfield and the Home is situated about five minutes drive from the stations. Trains run from London Victoria, some are via Bromley South or Swanley.

Admission (suggested donation)

Adults (Over 18)               £2
Under 18s / over 60s      £1

Note: Children under 18yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home receives no government funding and relies entirely on the generosity of the general public through donations and legacies. The admission charges above are a suggested minimum donation and will go directly towards the upkeep of the animals in our care.

Opening times

Battersea Brands Hatch is open for visitors from 10.30am until 5pm every day, with the last admission at 4pm.

The last rehoming appointment is at 4pm every day.

We are closed to visitors on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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