Written by Josephine Lategan
Ever said something like this to your favourite four-legged friend? “I’ve booked you into a pet hotel, Poopsie.” If you haven’t, but you’d kind of like to, this blog is for you. Maybe it’s time Leila had her pedi? What if you have to go away for a while on a business trip and your pet can’t join? Keep reading. Amazing people all over South Africa want to help you treat your pets to something special. Check out these luxury pet days, pet stays and pet hotels.
Capetonians can board their pup or kitty overnight in the luxurious @ Frits. It’s a dedicated pet-first establishment that also offers training, day-care and spa facilities. Accommodation options include dorms, a deluxe suite, and a platinum suite. “You won’t leave your children in an environment that you yourself will not feel comfortable in,” the owner, Yanic Klue told BusinessTech. “Trust and consistency is everything,” They also offer wellness, security cameras in every room and a dog park.
Admission depends on pets being up to date with vaccinations, amongst other requirements. Take care to check that your pet qualifies before you book!
261 Bree St, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Paw-fect Dog dorms from R285 per night; purr-fect cat stays at R150 per night.
Lucky Dogs and Cats is well named, and they live up to their promise of “making your fur babies look and feel great” with 45 years’ experience cleaning and coddling canines and felids. For example, if your kitty has sensitive skin, they’ll use a “special barrier shampoo” to soothe it. If you’re particular (we hope you are), their website offers individual testimonials for each aspect of their grooming service like delicious bathing, accurate nail clipping, important hygiene cleaning, safe scissor trimming, and even the awkward but essential anal gland cleaning (where necessary). With 31 Google reviews and an average of 4.1 stars, your pets are in safe hands. They also offer homemade pet meals and will fetch and drop your pet in an airconditioned vehicle kitted with the correct travel-friendly boxes.
Contact them for rates and additional info
19A Kloof Rd, Bedfordview, Johannesburg, Gauteng
If you work a day job (and your dog doesn’t) or you feel your dog needs a little more socialising with canine kin, you could consider a doggie day out with lots of other furry friends. Proud Hounds dog day-care is run by dog trainer and dog behaviourist, Kristin Shaw. It aims “to give you back a healthier and happier dog” every single time your pooch comes to play. They also offer a pet boutique with natural foods, toys, and treats amongst other poochy purchases, and grooming services. What’s more, you can book online.
Enrolment depends on a behaviour assessment and your pet must be spayed/neutered, amongst other requirements.
From R160.29 per day (for a 6-month day-care package at one day a week)
11 Clare Street Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
If you and your pet/s have visited and loved a pet hotel, pet spa, or pet day-care somewhere in South Africa, we want to know and so would other pet lovers. Share what you know with our growing Facebook pet community. Just tap or click here to visit the and leave a post. Even better if you include a photo of your furry friend …
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