Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Dog Hotels: The Available Services In Singapore And How To Pick One

Dog Hotels: The Available Services In Singapore And How To Pick One


Holidays abroad are a much needed time for our relaxation from work, and also considered as an allocated time for family bonding. For most of us, this unfortunately also means that we’d have to leave our Doggy companions behind. It does not take a genius to figure out that these furry creatures are by no means able to care for themselves.

(please do not leave your Pets unattended to while you are away!)
French Bull Dog breed
Source
Are You Boarding Your Pet Dog For The First Time?


So here we all are, scrolling through our Internet browsers, scrupulously going through the immense list of available Dog boarding facilities and services in Singapore. Quite frankly, there are plenty to choose from, but what deems as a reputable or safe haven for our Canine friends?



Picking The Right Boarding Facility


Alright, this task proves to be rather daunting for many first timers, just like meeting a stranger for the first time, certain matters would only surface after experiencing them. On top of that, there are personal issues of separation anxiety, safety worries, and also the guilt you may face from leaving your beloved furry friend behind in the country. 
 These problems naturally boil down to mutual trust; but how are we supposed to entrust our Furbabies to…for lack of better words– a bunch of strangers? Well before we go with what our guts tell us, we’d often question them (and ourselves) with these basic (but extremely important) questions to further aid as assurance when picking a Dog boarding facility or Dog Hotel:


1.       Do they have cameras installed for 24hr viewing?
If not, would they be sending me daily updates of my Dog?

2. Is there a Mandatory Flea/Mite check and administration before boarding of every Dog?

3. Are there working staffs on standby, even during the night?

4. Are they able to accommodate to my Dog’s special needs (i.e. medical assistance, feeding time)

5. If my Dog is not used to socializing with others, will they be able to provide private care?

6. Are outdoor activities/playtime/walks included?


Trusting reviews from fellow Pet owners can go a long way, if you come across one bad review out of 10 good ones, it may be passable (depending on the extremities of review). However, chancing upon 2 or more is a definite red flag in our eyes. More importantly, always schedule for a viewing of the premises with your pooch before committing to a booking, and watch how the staff and handlers get along with your Doggo– Customer service and bonding efforts can tell us a lot about the boarding facility.


7. Do they offer viewing of premises before you commit to bookings and payment?

8. What are the reviews of the particular facility by other Pet owners?

9. Are the rooms/facility air-conditioned?

10. When you meet them: Are the staffs friendly?


Keep your eyes peeled on cleanliness and upkeep of the place too – Because if they aren’t bothered about providing a clean and safe temporary abode, how are they supposed to manage the well-being of your Pooch? Now that you’re ready with your arsenal of questions, let us present our findings on the available services!



The Most Extensive List Of Dog Boarding Services In Singapore


As with Cat Hotels, some Pet boarding facilities have the privacy of boarding only Dogs. We have rounded up the available services in Singapore for your convenience, broken down to 3 segments; Dogs-only, mixed animals, and home-based. From locations, rates, and contacts, this is the ultimate list to have with you always! Pssst, we duly keep this list updated!



Pet Boarding Service For Dogs Only

 
Australian Shepherds
Source


1. Petopia


26 Jalan Kelulut, Seletar Hills Estate (S) 809043


üWeekly fogging of premise
üIn-house Neem spray for Dogs
üImmune Boosting serum
üEssence for stress-relief
üMandatory Flea & Tick Dip before check-ins
üAllocated Daily playtime & walks
üAir-conditioned
üComplimentary Shampoo Session (3 days-stay), Styling (15 days-stay or more)
üTransportation (additional Charges apply)


Rates & Charges

*Kindly contact Petopia directly for accurate quotation


Contact      6886 9056 / askme@petopia.sg




2. Straits Dog


21 Kalidasa Ave (S) 789400

ü Private Suites
ü Doggy Pool & Spa
ü Playtime & Exercise
ü Experienced Caretakers
ü Transportation (additional charges apply)
üViewing before commitment (by appointment only)


Rates & Charges
Dog hotels in singapore
Source via Straits Dog


Contact      9729 9204 / straitsdog@gmail.com




3. Happy Dog Care


793 Bukit Timah Road (S) 269765

OR

42 Kim Keat Road (S) 328816

Happy Dog Bukit timah
Source via Happy Dog 


üChoice between Two Suites (Petigious Suite/Petigious +)
üWeb-cam access for owners
üRound the clock Assistance
üAllocated playground time or outdoor walks
üTransportation (additional charges apply)


Rates & Charges

According to size of Dog & Suite
*(Petigious Suite has no access to Doggy playground, Daily walks are still inclusive)

Small (up to 6kg) – Petigious Suite $58, Petigious+ $70.50

Medium (6 - 14kg) – Petigious Suite $68, Petigious+ $80.30

Large (14 - 25kg) – Petigious Suite $78, Petigious+ $96

Giant (25 and above) – Petigious Suite $88, Petigious+ $108.80


Contact      6466 5242 (Bukit Timah Branch) / 6252 5242 (Balestier Branch) / 8223 0342 (SMS) / happydogcare.sg@gmail.com




4. Up For Paws


31 Eng Kong Terrace, Singapore 599004

**This commercial boarding premise is only open to it's regular customers.

üStaff certified with Canine First-Aid Response
üPrior evaluation before acceptance
üEco-friendly & Dog-friendly cleaning products used
üAllocated playtime and socializing activities
üTransportation (additional charges apply)
üStaff trained with force-free Dog behaviour corrective methods 
üAssistance on stand-by


Rates & Charges
Dog hotels in Singapore
Source via Up For Paws


Contact      9168 2600 / woof@upforpaws.com




5. Doggies Galore


17 Binjai Park (S) 589825


üCage-free
üLive-feed Cameras
üStaff certified with Canine First-Aid Response
üAllocated playtime (Playroom)
üComplimentary Bath & Dry (min. 1 week stay)


Rates & Charges
Dog boarding service Singapore
Source via Doggies Galore


Contact      9625 3184 / emailus@doggiesgalore.com




6. Doggie-Retreat


2 Jalan Gajus (S) 438490


üRegular photo updates
üAllocated outdoor-activity times
üCage-free
üAssessment before boarding (by appointment only)
üTransportation (additional charges apply)


Rates & Charges
Where to board my Dog in Singapore
Source via Doggie-Retreat


Contact      9363 3655 / info@doggieretreat.com




7. Sunny Heights


110 Turf Club Road (S) 285000

Sunny Heights Dog Boarding
Source via Sunny Heights


ü4-days Daycare prior-assessment
üAir-conditioned
üNight-watch Assistance
üAllocated playtime, pool-time
üPrivate suites (if required)
üWebcams


Rates & Charges

Pack Boarding - $30 per day
Private Suite - $48 per day


Contact      6462 3736 / wye@sunnyheights.sg




8. Ginny and Friends


9 Thong Soon Ave (S) 787436

Dog boarding in Singapore
Source via Ginny and Friends


ü24hr Staff-assistance
üAllocated Playtime & Dog-walks
üAir-conditioned
üCage-free
üWebcams
üTransportation (additional charges apply)


Rates & Charges
Dog hotels in Singapore
Source via Ginny and Friends


Contact      6754 3677 / 9846 3170 / friends@ginnydogcare.com




9. Action for Singapore Dogs


80 Lim Chu Kang Lane 1 (S) 718911


üPrivate cubicles
üViewing before commitment
üFan-cooled environment
üAssistance on stand-by


Rates & Charges
Action for Singapore Dog Boarding
Source via Action for Singapore Dogs


Contact    9735 8888 / info@asdsingapore.com




Dog Boarding Services With Other Animals

Unlikely Animal friendships
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1.Marine Pet Image


925 Yishun Central #02-760925 (S) 760925 


ü24 hrs Surveillance Cameras (only for Superior Rooms)
üSeparated space/rooms
üMandatory De-ticking before check-in
üComplimentary Bath & Grooming (min. 5 days stay)
üDog walks


Rates & Charges 
Dog grooming in Singapore
Source via Marine Pet Image


Contact      6481 5520 / contactus@marinepetimage.com 




2. The Wagington


27 B Loewen Road (S) 248850

üVariety of 4 different suites
üHigh-definition Camera for owner’s viewing
üAir-conditioned
üAllocated playtime, dog walks and pool-time
üComplimentary Breakfast of choice from menu
üSoothing music provided in suites


Rates & Charges

Choice of Royal / Garden / Superior / Junior Suites
*Rates obtainable by selection of Suite & Required dates via website.


Contact      6471 1689 / hotel@thewagington.com.sg




3. The WanderLodge


*Private Locale, please call for viewing appointment 


üAir-Conditioned
üPrivate Rooms (if requested)
üViewing before commitment (by appointment only
ü60 minutes daily Playtime with Human interaction
üTransportation (additional charges apply)


Rates & Charges
Dog boarding Hotels
Source via The WanderLodge


Contact      9873 7704 / thewanderlodge@gmail.com




4. Mutts &Mittens


11 Pasir Ris Farmway 2 (S) 519326


üChoice of Air-conditioned / Outdoor Kennels
üDog walks
üBalcony for Air-conditioned room
üCompulsory De-ticking before boarding


Rates
Mutts N Mittens Pet Boarding
Source via Mutts N Mittens


Contact      6583 7371 / info@muttsnmittens.com




Home-Based Dog Boarding Services


Home-based Dog boarding services equates to similar Pet boarding conditions, though this time, it’s in the comfort of someone’s actual home. Please contact them for viewing appointments before making your decisions– while most of them might actually be genuine pet lovers, it doesn’t hurt to be doubly sure Do note that the Boarders may also own pets themselves, so your canine companion has to be accustomed to socializing.
French Bulldog puppies
 Source 

CoziPaws$40 per day, Boards Small HDB Approved Dogs. Food and transport not provided.

Super Cuddles – $40 per day (Small Dogs up to 13kg)

House of Mrow – $35 per day (Small Dogs)

The Compawny – $50 per night. Additional transportation charges apply if required.

Doggies Playground – $30 per night (Small Dogs) / $35 per night (Medium Dogs)



Test your luck and guts for cheaper rates with the listings up on Carousell and Gumtree too!
(yep, we really did the digging)



Carousell – Home Dog Boarding Services


Gumtree Home Dog Boarding Services



Finding The Nearest Available Dog Boarder


Running out of time? Alternatively, you could take a whirl with these online marketplaces specifically meant for Home based Dog-sitting, Dog-walking and Dog-boarding, services of which are located conveniently around you!








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