boarding & daycare
the kennels, the catteries & the kennatteries
Hickory, dickory, dock,
The cat outran the dog,
What fun they had,
In those kennels so bad,
Hickory, dickory, dock.
Actually, our dogs (well, your dogs, in fact) have plenty to keep 'em busy ~ no need of the cats, it's true. Dog boarding... dog hotel... kennels... call it what you will (and you WILL, won't you!), our enclosures (see? there's an endless list of naming conventions) are large, indoor/outdoor affairs with a/c and lots and lots of human and dog-folks all around. And then there's them yards!! Whoooohooo! Take a look at the pics and you'll see what we mean.
Oh, and there are snuggly dog beds, toys, the best quality food, lots of activity and exercise, and every now and then a love-you-to-pieces hug.
Hey diddle diddle,
The cat did a widdle!
Not where you'd expect but on that!
We'd given his litter and we showed him just how,
But he sneered with a turn and then splat!
We couldn't help ourselves ~ one rhyme just wasn't enough.
Smudge Inn, Molly Motel, Chaplin Cabin; three catteries named after our own DKC cats. Cat boarding... cat hotel... cattery... call it what you will, our enclosures (having deja vu?) are multi-story indoor/outdoor spaces (with a/c, of course), with configurable partitions to create different sizes depending on need and activity levels, bedding, scratching posts and toys, perching shelves on-high, sunshine and good goooooood food.
Even in the summer heat, you'd be amazed to see how many of our (oops... your) cats love to lounge outside in the shade, gazing as the world goes by.
The Kennatteries? What's a KENNATTERY, for goodness sake?!
Well... a kennattery is a place where your dog and cat can stay together in the same enclosure! Of course it is!
Now, there are some rules (surprised?). First of all, your dog has to have a fairly laid back temperament. (You know... not too much barking at every opportunity because you don't want the cats in the area to hate dogs any more than they already do, right? Right!) Also, your dog has to be a small breed, like in the pictures to the right.
Tough criteria? Hope not! We actually have quite a few customers whose dogs and cats love each other sooooo much, they're very happy to board with us together. Just let us know if you're interested and we'll see if we can make it happen.
Are all dogs welcome?
You bet! All dogs are welcome at DKC ~ young, old, calm, hyper, quiet, loud... you name 'em, we t
I'm a new dog/cat owner! Help!
Which vaccinations does my pet need?
If you're relocating your pet into the UAE, the best place to get this information is on our Pet
Will my cat stay with other cats?
My dog stayed in your kennels and now he has a hangover!
Should I be worried if my dog or cat has lost or gained weight during their boarding stay?
No and yes, depending.
A little bit of weight gain or loss is very common. It doesn't hap
How do I change my bird's diet?
Can DKC help me rehome my pet?
No, sorry. This is not something we are involved in.
We are a for-profit, commercial (but lovely and homey!) boarding and daycare business. However, there are many not-for-profit, equally lovely organisations in the UAE who are totally focused on helping people rehome family pets and strays. A quick search in Google will get you headed in the right direction.
Birds get bored??!
Will you board my bird • rabbit • ferret • guinea pig • hamster • mouse • lizard • snake... any animal at all?
You bet! Just about any animal at all.
And we have quite a lot of knowledge about these an
Does my dog have to be neutered to board or daycare with you? And can my dog socialise with others if not neutered?
Do dogs stay only in kennel enclosures or do you have other spaces for them?
Can my unneutered male cat board with you?
What's DKC's Collection & Delivery schedule?
Why is there a charge for administering medication for my pet?
Weeeelllll... because it really does take quite a bit of our time and energy. And we're glad to d
Do you offer a Collection & Delivery service for doggity-dog daycare?
Well, you see, we just can't say "no" to you if you really REALLY want to do this, or really need
Do you have discounts for long-term boarding or buddy-boarding?
We sure do.
Take a look at our.
If your pet boards with us for 28 or more consecutive days, we give you a 10% discount; if 60 days within a year, you get 7 days free boarding for future use. Also, if your pet buddy-boards with another family's pet, then it's a 20% discount! Yay!!
What's your daycare service like?
Do I have to provide my own pet food? What type of food do you provide?
Is the canine cough vaccination absolutely necessary for my dog to board/daycare?
Will you clip my pet's nails if needed?
Do I get a discount if I bring my own food?
Sorry about this, but no. Food for your pets is, of course, a cost for us but another very signif
What are your vehicles like? How will my pet travel?
We use converted passenger vans (such as the Toyota Hiace) which have been heavily modified for o
Will my bird have time outside her cage and some interaction with your handlers? What if she's staying in one of your offices?
Does my bird need dietary supplements?
Does my bird need exercise?
What are your enclosures like? What size are they?
Can my cat/kitten socialise with other cats/kittens?
As you know, cats and dogs are VERY different when it comes to socialising. Most cats prefer to b
Is someone looking after my pet during weekends, holidays and at night?
Simply, yes. Even when we are closed to our two-legged customers, we have staff on-site every sin
Should I bring toys for my dog when coming to board?
My cat is an indoor cat. Can she stay indoors and will the space be small?
Bathing my pet ~ Should I do this regularly?
My pet is taking medications ~ can DKC Boarding manage this?
As Barack Obama said... YES WE CAN!
Just talk to us about it and we'll organise the rest.
My dog and cat LOVE each other! Can they stay in the same enclosure?
Yes they can!!... maybe.
We have a small number of enclosures which are part of the catter
Is my pet old?
Can I have pictures of my pet while I'm away? Do you have a webcam?
Pictures? Yesssiiirrree! And not just that! We also do videos! (Don't get too excited, now.) We c
What's the best birdie food?
Do you have a vet on-site?
Boarding Reservations: How far in advance do I have to book?
How often will my dog exercise each day and for how long?
From about end of September to April, all your dogs get into our exercise yards at least 3-4 time