Boarding Kennels

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This facility is situated in Joostenberg vlakte, Cape Town, South Africa.

For a viewing of the facility please contact us for an appointment.

Viewings take place Mon-Fri between 10:00 - 15:00

021 987 1027


Dog care centre day care and kennels is a elite facility to provide a safe and fun place for dogs, cats and bunnies away from home. We have a very high rate of customer satisfactory.  We specialize in working with dogs and we work with any breed of dog. We are hands on with each dog and give them individual care. We strive to make this a fun retreat for your companion with personal attention, little to no stress environment. We have many years of experience in working with animals including dogs, cats, horses and rabbits in a calm and kind manner.

Our main focus are dogs and we are renowned for specialising in Husky behaviour. The owner; Louise Basson of the centre have written a book on Husky behaviour called; Winter Dogs, living with huskies as pet dogs as well as a training and behaviour book called Shaping your dog - The positive way both published through Strategic Publishing LLC.

Dogs are kept separate during their stay with us except if requested to be part of our day care socializing program which is always done by a professional dog handler on staff. This option is only for well socialised dogs. All dogs are walked in the morning off the premises on lead with a well fitted harness which the owner must provide.

  Kennels are approximately 20 square meters each of which half is covered under a roof and the other half under a shade net. To ensure your dogs safety we installed pet fencing. We provide bedding, toys and food bowls but you are welcome to bring your own. Food can be supplied at an additional rate but must be indicated prior to arrival. You are welcome to bring with your dogs on food.

When the dogs come out for their rounds 2 - 3 times a day, they are able to make use of the whole property which is 2000sqm. They are then able to run and sniff on the lawn while also enjoying various water play areas. 

Grooming can be arranged while your dog is staying with us at our parlour - Happy Tails that is situated in the area.

Also have a look at our board and training option.

We cater for dogs of all ages and sizes...

Puppies and dogs with special medical needs are catered for .

Indoor Suites

Our indoor suites are very luxurious with a aircon and calm environment adjacent to our parlour next to our day care area away from the bigger dogs in the kennels. This space is for puppies and small dogs as with our cabin.As with our kennel dogs well socialised dogs can enjoy day care and walks during the week.

During drop off and pick up time all dogs are safely put away to insure safe departures of incoming and out going guests. This is why drop off times are adhered to at all times.

All overnight guests will be fed twice daily or otherwise requested with food provided by the owners, you are also more than welcome to have us feed your dog RAW food, we stock Doggobone at an additional cost.

We advice that you include chew treats if your dog is staying with us for a long period of time. This can be bought at our shop Happy Tails on the premises.

In Door Garden Cabin boarding

All small dogs and or puppies are welcome to make use of our in door cabin. The cabin is fitted with a heater for cold winter days.  There are two windows with safety net for our escape artist in the cabin to let in natural air and light. They also have their own fenced in courtyard leading out from the cabin.

Being situated in the garden they are able to hear calming nature sounds.  This area is very safe, cozy and creates a comfortable area for dogs that are used to being indoors, but can enjoy the benefit of going in and out as they please. 

In House Bunny Room

This room is dedicated to bunnies, away from all other animals securely in a house. They are checked on regularly through out the day and one on one time is spend with them. Please supply your bunnies litter, food and fresh hay.

We also offer bunny grooming as an additional service at our parlour Happy Tails.


Each suite is spacious with a variety of toys, beds as well as different height posts to sit on and view it surroundings. 

In door heating and separate suites. The cabin is in an enclosed and secure area away from all dogs. 

Cat sand boxes are filled with crystals and cleaned twice daily. Cats are fed twice a day and receive snuggle time with a staff member during the day. 

Day Care while Boarding

We include social sessions with other dogs Mon -  Fri for well socialized dogs only that board with us at no extra cost. Dogs that are not social will be played with individually by one of us playing fetch or tug of war and still let out of their kennel through out the day and taken for a morning walk.

Board and Train

This package is for our guest who stay a minimum of 15 days training takes place Mon-Fri. This will include daily training except on weekends or public holidays. Training will include no jumping, wait by gate or door, sit and down cue, learning calming behaviours at restaurants, reactivity (lunging on lead , barking, fear aggression) training to name a few. A one on one session of 30 minutes will take place with the trainer, owner and his or her dog on the day of collection. All training is force free. Read more about our training on our "Training page."


All dogs boarding that are physically capable for walks will be walked during their stay for 20 min Mon - Fri at no extra cost. We do require that your dog is properly fitted with a harness and reasonably able to walk as this is not a training session but just a leisurely walk. 

Make a Booking

If you would like to have more information or make a booking, please contact us by using the form below. We will reply during normal business hours to your request. To make a booking we will send you our rates and our terms and cond to complete after which we will send you a quote. Bookings are made with proof of payment. We require a 50% non-refundable deposit. 

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