Pet Hotels Merritt Island

We invite you to come by to take a tour of our state-of-the-art facility at Barkingham Palace Kennel. If you can't make it in person, be sure to watch our video tour online now.

Our Location:
4210 South US Highway 1
Rockledge, FL
(321)636-PETS (7387)

Hours Of Operation:
Monday to Friday - 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Call for an appointment, or just drop by and we'll give you a tour. If you can't make it by before bringing your pet in, please take a video tour of our facility!

Our Facility

From the very start, Barkingham's 2+-acre site has been planned and developed as a pet boarding, grooming and training center. Everything has been arranged for the comfort and convenience of our guests and their people, from the convenient and spacious entry, to the extensive exercise runs. Site development work included extensive ground level build-up and drainage for the training fields and dog runs which keeps them usable even in rainy periods.Read more about Barkingham's history.

Picture of the Barkingham Facility

The entry area of Barkingham's building includes space for four grooming stations, and has eight(8) large, dog suites, a large cattery; retail sales displays, and an employee lounge area.

Dog resting in King Suite

The grooming area has a separate Hydrosurge(TM) tub room, a drying room and a grooming room.

The Resident Manager lives in a one-bedroom apartment built into the main kennel building. The Resident Manager (RM)is a kennel technician trained in both animal behavior, and in the specific operations of Barkingham. The RM sees to the well-being of the animals and the security of the building and grounds during the hours when the office is closed.

Barkingham's kennel building is bright and airy, built to ABKA standards, air conditioned for the summer and heated in the winter. All the kennels are indoors, and have privacy sidewalls and impervious, odor-resistant construction.

Very large exercise runs adjacent to the building provide adequate space for all the dogs to get lots of exercise during the day, including optional, extra play-time sessions.

The training fields at Barkingham are regulation size and are separated from the kennel area for easy, direct customer access. The fields have floodlights for our nighttime obedience and agility courses.These fenced-in, grassy areas are graded and have drainage, to provide the best possible conditions during wet periods. Complete courses with equipment appropriate for Standard Agility and for Jumpers With Weaves are used for training and are available for practice to qualified renters.

The Management and Ownership

Candi has more than 25 years experience in animal care as an owner, breeder and trainer of dogs, cats, birds and horses.

Candi is a dog trainer, certified by the Animal Training and Behaviour Associates for obedience training. She was employed for several years by Petco national pet stores. She has competed in sanctioned trials for dog obedience and agility, where she has won many blue ribbons and placed a number of obedience and agility titles on our dogs. Candi is also a breeder of Gemini champion Golden Retrievers, offering top quality, health-test cleared goldens with excellent pedigrees, as pets, to good homes. Candi and her husband have shown their goldens in breed rings throughout the Southeast. Most recently, Candi has been employed in the boarding kennel business. We have brought the best of all that we learned over the years to the building of a state of the art facility.

Barkingham employs the largest staff of any similar business in the County, to insure excellent care and attention for you and your pet: 24,7,365. Candi wants to assure you that your pet will receive the finest and most loving care to be found in any pet resort location.