Jacqui Smith


Situated in the heart of the greenbelt countryside…

We offer the ultimate in accommodation, regular exercise, play, diet, and peace of mind. Quintessential Quarters is easily accessible if you’re looking for Stafford boarding kennels, Cheshire boarding kennels and Birmingham boarding kennels.

Each dog and cat is cared for individually by qualified and dedicated staff.

We get to know their individual personalities, eating habits, medication requirements, sleeping patterns, behavioural issues, nervousness and any anxieties.

We believe that there are no other boarding kennels and catteries in Staffordshire built to such an exceptional standard.

We operate an open door policy, so please feel free to visit us during opening hours.

No appointment is necessary, but please be aware that there may be a short wait due to our commitment to caring for the boarders.

About Jacqui

She has owned and managed Quintessential Quarters since February 2013 gaining a fantastic reputation for the business in that time. Her past experience includes starting up a licensed dog boarding business in Edinburgh providing tailor-made care for each individual dog, which quickly developed an excellent reputation amongst all her Clients. She is passionate about animals and her working career started as a Trainee Veterinary Nurse in Berkshire. She has always owned both dogs and cats and has a wealth of knowledge in their health and welfare. She is a Qualified Pet First Aider. She gained a distinction in The City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate of the Operational Principles of Kennels & Catteries. She is a Kennel Club Assured Breeder of Flat-coated Retrievers, and has enjoyed some success in the dog show world with her dogs and those she has bred including a Show Champion and placings at Crufts. Jacqui holds a City & Guilds Level 3 Qualification in Dog Grooming where she gained a Distinction after training with Jitka Krizova at Vita Canis in Uttoxeter. She has a working knowledge of gundog training and regularly enjoys taking her own personally trained retrievers out to pick up on a shoot. Jacqui is currently studying for her Level 4 Accredited Advanced Canine Behaviour Diploma with the British College of Canine Studies.