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Boarding kennels in the Canberra area

By Greta - 13 May 2013 20

Hi all,

I know there was a similar trail here before but it’s over 2 years old so here goes: can anybody recommend a good dog boarding kennel in the Canberra area?

Thanks.

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Boarding kennels in the Canberra area
shena 6:52 pm 08 Dec 13

Is there any reason that you dont wish to use a petsitter?
I have found http://www.petsitter.com.au/ a brilliant service in the past.
Critters and owners happy.

Deborah 6:38 pm 08 Dec 13

I wasn’t happy with any of the kennel options for my pooch and didn’t want him at home by himself all day with someone popping over once a day to feed and walk him so I contacted one of the foster/rescue groups who specialise in his breed and asked if there were any carers in Canberra who could take him. They put me in contact with a fabulous woman and George now stays with her whenever I travel. $40 a night – best money I could spend because I know he loves it there.

Madam Cholet 3:27 pm 08 Dec 13

Just to update our link since I can’t edit old posts. We have opened boutique dog boarding services, 100% supervision, play and pats, personalized attention (only four dogs at any time, no cages). Your dogs will be treated as family pets: http://www.pablosdogs.com

Don’t fret pet is half the price offered than here and I think that’s still expensive. They offer only one dog cared for at a time and looked after as the home owners own.

Masquara 3:17 pm 08 Dec 13

zllauh said :

Just driving out of Watson on the Federal highway, there is one on the left hand side.

Hope it helps.

That’s Bendora. They don’t protect cats from the elements in the back sheds. My cat nearly died of cold there a few years ago.

Masquara 3:16 pm 08 Dec 13

Thumper said :

Stay away from Tara’s at Pialligo.

They lost my cat for three weeks and, rather than help find him, offered to give me another one.

Luckily I was able to trap him in a rented possum trap.

I was about to recommend Tara’s! Oh dear.

Wodgie 1:56 pm 04 Sep 13

I have tryed Furfaces for dog minding at our place. They were very pleasant and even collected our mail and watered plants. Prices were very competitive for in home service.

Evil_Kitten 3:25 am 04 Jun 13

What sort of dog do you have? I didn’t have a great experience with Tara, as my dog is a small indoor dog and I came to pick her up and found her damp, bedraggled and really miserable, and all her bedding wet from the cold overnight. I shouldn’t have left her there in winter. A bigger, tougher, outdoor dog might be fine though.

She seemed a lot happier after a visit to Best Friend Pet Centre at MacGregor, but it wasn’t winter.

If you’re going to Sydney and can take your dog in the car, I can recommend a great kennel for small or medium dogs off the M7. I use them every time now instead of Canberra kennels if I’m going to Sydney.

zllauh 8:41 pm 03 Jun 13

Just driving out of Watson on the Federal highway, there is one on the left hand side.

Hope it helps.

Muttsybignuts 12:02 pm 13 May 13

We had a less than stellar experience with Canberra Boarding Kennels last year. We were going overseas on holidays and boarded our 2 dogs ( Husky and Akita) with them. The owners, who we met when inspecting the kennels seemed great however they were also going on holidays and were using a friend to run the kennels.
When we dropped the dogs off, we mentioned our concern with the latches on the dog run since Huskys are renowned escape artists however the person was very confident that nothing could escape.
2 weeks later, upon our return we found out that the dogs had indeed escaped from their run ( which only let them into a common area, not into the wilds) on the very first day. The Manager was apparently unable to coax them back into the run and called a friend of ours who we had left details for as an emergency, to come and help get them back into the run.
When our friend arrived the Manager promptly said she was evicting the dogs and my friend was left with 2 big dogs with their owners overseas. Luckily for us, our friend returned our dogs to our home and went around twice a day to feed/walk them.
So, due to poor management, we wont be recommending Canberra Boarding Kennels any time soon!

BlueCollarGal 11:43 am 13 May 13

Canberra Country Kennels, Wickerslack Lane, Queanbeyan

Great free-roaming for dogs, dams to swim in, bathing for after swimming in dams. Costs extra for some things, but they are treated like they the kennel owner’s own pets.

Have been using them now for 14 years, if that is any kind of endorsement for you

poetix 11:15 am 13 May 13

Thumper said :

Stay away from Tara’s at Pialligo.

They lost my cat for three weeks and, rather than help find him, offered to give me another one.

Luckily I was able to trap him in a rented possum trap.

If that’s the rather rotund cat in that video you linked to once, he was probably feasting on a few of the smaller dogs.

We’ve always found Tara very good, but we only have dogs. And they did look after our guinea pigs too without any problems.

thebrownstreak69 11:08 am 13 May 13

Try the one on the road to Bungendore, I’ve heard they’re pretty good.

Thumper 10:45 am 13 May 13

Stay away from Tara’s at Pialligo.

They lost my cat for three weeks and, rather than help find him, offered to give me another one.

Luckily I was able to trap him in a rented possum trap.

buzz819 10:09 am 13 May 13

Definitely not the one out past Eaglehawk, left my cat with them for a week a few years ago, they lost it and tried to replace it with a cat that looked nothing like mine.

Shullerina 10:08 am 13 May 13

We (and our dogs) like the Dog’otel in Hall. http://www.dogotel.com.au/index.html.

They book out for Christmas very early though (not sure when you’re looking for) but I’d contact sooner rather than later if I were you.

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