Call us on 01535636701

Our staff

Banks Ghyll Kennels

Our staff

Kath Smith – Owner

Kath Smith - Owner of Banks Ghyll Kennels

Cliff and I bought Banks Ghyll Kennels on Friday 13th September 1996. While Cliff may not physically be by my side today, my passion for all we do here is unchanged. Our mission statement then and now remains the same:

“To operate our kennels and cattery to standards that we would wish our own animals to enjoy.”

Over the years, we have developed the kennels and fine-tuned our routines in order to give the pets we board a positive and happy experience and as much one-to-one time as possible. We know boarding kennels are not the same as home, but do our very best to create a safe, healthy and happy environment for every animal.

This is also our home so we are never really ‘off duty’. However, when we are absent, the kennels are never left unstaffed, day or night.
Phone: 01535636701

Samantha Tunstill – Kennel Manager


Samantha joined Banks Ghyll Kennels in 2007 and became Manager in 2010.
She studied Animal Management at Bishop Burton College (University of Lincoln and Humberside)
Samantha is a true animal lover with excellent people skills and is very popular with our customers.

Contact details

Call: 01535636701 Email: Address: Off Skipton Old Road, Lothersdale, BD20 8HN

Charity partner

Banks Ghyll Kennels are proud supporters of the Mary Wood Trust