We have two female Dachshunds – Kiki and Molly. In March my cousin got married in Bloemfontein. Because we have neighbours who complain about our dogs barking when we’re not at home, we decided it would be best to board them. We had tried other kennels before and didn’t like it at all. We felt guilty for leaving our “children” in such small kennels without even a little patch of grass. They always came back traumatized, stressed and smelling of urine.
I had visited the Canine Country Club (CCC) website before and liked what I saw. But because it cost a little more than the other kennels I kept on taking my dogs to the other “nasty” kennels. This time I decided to give CCC a try seeing as it was only for the weekend and I couldn’t bear the thought of taking them to one of the other kennels again.
When we arrived at CCC there was lots of activity as it was a Saturday morning and there was training going on. It felt like it was Kiki and Molly’s first day at school with all the other dogs around doing all kinds of tricks with their owners. We were escorted to their cottage (not your average kennel). Kiki and Molly were very surprised to see that they had neighbours – two strapping young Dachshund males! CCC had organized it like that.
The cottage was great! About 100m” of lawn to play and run around on and a tiled cottage that even I would be comfortable sleeping in. There were two special doggie stretchers for them to sleep on. They immediately jumped on and looked very chuffed as the stretchers were almost as high as their couch at home! I drove off feeling very happy that I had found a place I feel comfortable leaving my canine children at.
I fetched two very happy – and clean dogs from CCC that Sunday. It looked like they had the time of their life – like children coming home from a holiday by the sea. We received a report on each of the dogs – how they settled in; how they responded to the caretakers; how well they ate; what games they played; etc.
It even contained photos of Kiki and Molly playing, eating, drinking water and checking out the neighbours! It was clear that they had received a lot of attention during their stay. I will never revert back to any other kennel again. The money I would save cannot compare with the peace of mind I have when leaving my dogs with CCC.
The only pity is that Pietie and Silly, our two Ringneck Parakeets can’t go too!