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 kennels, dog boarding, dog hotel... and yes... doggy daycare... 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.
Thinkin' of socialising? Well of course you are! How about playtime sharing and even Buddy-Boarding?!
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 from years gone by. 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.
And yes, we have playtime sharing and even Buddy-Boarding for cats too (in the right circumstances, of course). Talk to us about it.
The Cat Jungle
It's not a BIG BIG BIG jungle, and it surely has NO SNAKES!... but it's a lovely little spot for those of you cats out there who like the outdoors, like trees and other catty things to climb, and who even like to socialise a little with our handlers and other cats.
Yes, a cattery (a.k.a. "cat hotel" for those of you with a taste for luxuriating linguistic expression) can have a jungle. (ROAR!!)
Our jungle is fully outdoors and fully enclosed, so it's safe. All the plants are kitty-kat friendly (of course!), and there's a misting system to help keep everyone cool during the hot-hot-hot weather (though cats seem to love the hot-hot-hot weather regardless!).
And it's even got a bench for you oh-so-brave and adventurous owners to sit on too.
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!
You see, what good is a pet hotel without the opportunity to cohabitate? Isn't that what YOU do when YOU go to a hotel? (OK, that's just weird, we know.)
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.
Does my dog have to be neutered to board or daycare with you? And can my dog socialise with others if not neutered?
Nope, your dog does not have to be neutered to board or daycare with us or to socialise with othe
Is someone looking after my pet during weekends, holidays and at night?
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
Why is there a charge for administering medication for my pet?
What are your enclosures like? What size are they?
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!!
Is my pet old?
I'm a new dog/cat owner! Help!
Should I bring toys for my dog when coming to board?
Toys are great, and helpful, when dogs are at home because they grab their wild attentions and ab
Do I get a discount if I bring my own food?
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 bird need exercise?
My dog and cat LOVE each other! Can they stay in the same enclosure?
Can my dog mix/socialize with others?
We love giving every possible opportunity we can to our dogs to mix and s
Do you have a vet on-site?
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
Do you offer a Collection & Delivery service for doggity-dog daycare?
What's DKC's Collection & Delivery schedule?
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
How often will my dog exercise each day and for how long?
Birds get bored??!
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
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
Bathing my pet ~ Should I do this regularly?
What's your daycare service like?
My cat is an indoor cat. Can she stay indoors and will the space be small?
Will my bird have time outside her cage and some interaction with your handlers? What if she's staying in one of your offices?
How do I change my bird's diet?
As you learn more about your bird and her dietary needs, it might be necessary to change what you
What's the best birdie food?
Do dogs stay only in kennel enclosures or do you have other spaces for them?
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.
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
Boarding Reservations: How far in advance do I have to book?
Will my cat stay with other cats?
Do I have to provide my own pet food? What type of food do you provide?
Are all dogs welcome?
You bet! All dogs are welcome at DKC ~ young, old, calm, hyper, quiet, loud... you name 'em, we t
My dog stayed in your kennels and now he has a hangover!
Is the canine cough vaccination absolutely necessary for my dog to board/daycare?
The canine cough vaccine is an additional vaccination generally needed only for dogs who stay in