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.
Will my cat stay with other cats?
What's DKC's Collection & Delivery schedule?
Do I have to provide my own pet food? What type of food do you provide?
What's your daycare service like?
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
Do you have a vet on-site?
Can my unneutered male cat board with you?
You're probably not going to like this much, but no, sorry... with one strict exception: if your
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
Boarding Reservations: How far in advance do I have to book?
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
Is someone looking after my pet during weekends, holidays and at night?
Can my dog mix/socialize with others?
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
My dog stayed in your kennels and now he has a hangover!
What are your enclosures like? What size are they?
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
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
Which vaccinations does my pet need?
I'm a new dog/cat owner! Help!
Will you clip my pet's nails if needed?
Yes we will.
Our staff are well trained for this and we always check for such things with