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What makes our dog hotel so special?

What makes our dog hotel so special?

Discover the top reasons why Pets In the City is the best choice for your dog's next home-away-from-home experience!

"We pride ourselves on not being a 'dog kennel'; in fact, we consider Pets in the City's Dog Hotel to be the opposite of a traditional dog boarding or dog boarding kennel". 


We aim to create a relaxing, clean, safe, a little 'luxurious' environment and the most fun, least stressful experience a dog could have while away from home.

While we know you're the very best caregiver for your dog, we like to be the best while you're away – because we love and will care for yours as we care for our own.

Are you searching for a dog boarding kennel that meets your beloved pet's specific needs? Look no further than Pets In The City, the top-rated Dog Boarding Auckland and dog daycare facilities that prioritise security, customised play, and expert care. Discover what you should consider when choosing a dog boarding or dog daycare in Auckland that caters to dogs of all breeds and sizes, respects their unique diets and care routines, and provides a safe and enjoyable environment. Explore the features that make your Pets In The City dog boarding in Auckland exceptional!

Key Takeaways

  • Pets In The City offers Auckland’s premier Dog Hotel (or what has traditionally been called dog boarding or dog kennel) facilities. Also a premium dog daycare, all three Pets In The City Branches provide a secure and comfortable environment with CCTV surveillance and skilled staff, emphasising safety and individualised care.

  • Prospective clients should consider several factors when choosing a dog boarding service, including facility standards, staff expertise, and available additional services.

  • It is a good idea to gradually acclimate dogs to boarding environments from a young age by introducing them to dog daycare early in life.

  • Pets In The City caters to all breeds and sizes, offering customised experiences with diverse kennel designs, specialised areas for different breeds, interactive playtimes, and home-like comforts such as premium bedding and nutritious meals.

  • Pets in the City's primary concern is to provide both a safe environment and fun environment for your fur baby when you can't be there.

Exploring Auckland's Premier Dog Hotel

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Pets In The City's dog boarding kennels in Auckland become a sanctuary for beloved pets when owners are away. Our facilities offer various services, including doggy daycare, grooming, and dog training, all with the well-being of the dogs as the top priority. At Pets In The City Auckland Dog Hotel and dog daycare facilities, we pride ourselves on providing dogs with a warm and nurturing environment, treating them like our own. So, what makes our facilities stand out? Let's delve into the heart of these services and find out.

The Importance of a Secure Environment

In our Dog Hotels, the safety and comfort of the dogs are paramount. Pets In The City Auckland’s dog kennels provide an environment that is:

  • Safe,
  • Secure,
  • Spacious,
  • Clean, and
  • Equipped with home-like comforts.

How is this secure environment achieved? Pets In The City deploy several security measures, including CCTV surveillance, secure locks, and kennels (we call them Apartments 😀) specifically designed to be safe and secure. These security measures contribute to a worry-free environment where dogs can comfortably stay.

Tailored Exercise and Playtime

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As Auckland’s top dog boarding kennels, we realise that exercise and playtime are crucial for a dog’s health and happiness. All our three Auckland Branches feature spacious indoor and outdoor areas where dogs can partake in various games, fostering their physical and mental well-being.

Special Diets and Care

A dog's well-being is greatly influenced by their diet, and premier dog hotels like Pets in the City recognise the importance of this. That's why we go above and beyond to provide tailored meal plans that meet the specific dietary needs of each dog, ensuring they receive the proper nutrition they deserve.

But our commitment to the health and well-being of our furry guests doesn't stop at nutrition. At Pets In The City, we also offer individualised care, including administering regular medication as needed.

A Guide to Choosing the Right Dog Hotel Service in Auckland

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When it comes to choosing the perfect Dog Hotel in Auckland, there are a few key factors to consider. First and foremost, you want to ensure that the facility provides regular updates on your dog's well-being, giving you peace of mind while you're away. It's also important to familiarise yourself with their booking process and policies to ensure a smooth and stress-free experience.

Another critical aspect to consider is acclimating your dog to a dog daycare or boarding setting from a young age. Starting at around 12 weeks old, introducing them to this environment can help build their confidence and reduce their anxiety when they're away from home. By considering these factors, you can ensure that your furry friend has a comfortable and enjoyable stay in our boarding kennels.

Assessing Facility Standards

Pets In The City sets the highest standards for their facilities in Auckland. These exceptional facilities boast a range of features that make them stand out among the rest:

1. Impeccable Cleanliness and Home-like Comforts: Pets In The City prioritises cleanliness and goes above and beyond to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment for all boarded pets. Our daily cleaning and disinfection routines ensure a pristine and hygienic space.

2. Safety and Supervision in Outdoor Areas: Pets In The City understands the importance of outdoor playtime for dogs. That's why they prioritise safety by constantly supervising their spacious outdoor areas.

3. Compatibility Grouping: Pets In The City implements compatibility grouping to ensure a harmonious and stress-free experience for all dogs. This means that dogs are carefully placed with others with similar temperaments and play styles, fostering positive social interactions and minimising potential conflicts.

4. Secure Fencing: Pets In The City takes the safety and security of their furry guests seriously. They have implemented secure fencing throughout their premises, providing pet owners an added layer of protection and peace of mind.

5. Skilled Staff: The dedicated and highly trained staff at Pets In The City are the backbone of their exceptional boarding services. With our expertise in dog behaviour and body language, we ensure that every dog receives individualised care and attention tailored to their unique needs and requirements.

In addition to these outstanding features, Pets In The City also prioritises up-to-date vaccinations for all boarded pets, ensuring quality care and the health and safety of every furry guest.

Understanding Staff Expertise

The expertise of our staff is crucial in ensuring a top-notch experience at our dog boarding facilities. At Pets In The City, all our staff members undergo extensive dog behaviour and body language training. Our knowledgeable team provides a well-rounded experience for dogs, offering services such as dog daycare, dog grooming, and comprehensive training programs. With their wealth of experience, our staff members are able to provide individualised care and attention to each dog, catering to their unique needs and requirements.

Checking for Additional Services

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Pets In The City Auckland's dog boarding facilities not only provide exceptional core services but also go above and beyond to offer additional amenities that enhance your dog's stay. From arrangements for emergency veterinary services and on-site first aid kits to professional dog grooming services, Pets In The City ensures that every aspect of your dog's well-being is cared for. The best part is that your beloved furry friend will spend their time playing in our premium doggy daycare during the day. As Pets in the City also offers doggy daycare, your beloved dog has the opportunity to get used to the environment and develop a relationship with our experienced staff.

These additional offerings make your dog's stay at the dog kennel even more enjoyable and stimulating, ensuring they have a truly remarkable experience.

Celebrating Diversity: Dog Boarding Kennels Catering to All Breeds and Sizes

Pets In The City Dog Kennels in Auckland take pride in celebrating the diversity of dog breeds in their boarding services. They offer a variety of dog kennel designs (as mentioned, we call these Apartments) that cater to the specific size and comfort preferences of different breeds. These facilities prioritise the well-being of pets and ensure a comfortable boarding experience by segregating small dogs from larger breeds and providing additional precautions such as anti-chew protection. At Pets In The City, the focus is on meeting each dog's unique needs and care requirements, making their stay truly comforting and enjoyable.

Small Breeds: Special Attention and Care

Pets In The City understands that small dogs and puppies have unique needs. That's why we offer specialised care options and dedicated spaces specifically designed to ensure the comfort and security of your beloved pet in our dog kennels.

Customised Dog Hotel Experience

Every dog is unique, and so should their boarding experience. All Pets In The City Auckland Dog Hotel branches are designed to cater to dogs of all sizes, with specialised areas to accommodate large dogs, small dogs, mixed-breed dogs and other dogs that may need a home away from home. The staff are trained to offer personalised attention and care based on each dog’s unique personality and requirements, accommodating special needs such as medication or special diets as necessary.

Interactive Play Areas

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Pets in the City is known for our exceptional interactive play areas. These spacious and supervised play areas are specifically designed to provide dogs with fun and engaging experiences, opportunities for socialising, and plenty of exercise. Dogs staying in the Dog Hotel can enjoy up to ten hours of supervised playtime each day, where staff members help facilitate social interactions by pairing dogs with suitable playmates. Enrichment toys and outdoor pools are available to make playtime even more exciting, enhancing the dogs' overall boarding experience.

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Comforts of Home: Bedding and Meals

Pets In The City's Dog Hotels in Auckland provide luxurious accommodations to ensure that dogs feel right at home. These spacious apartments are equipped with plush bedding, and owners even have the option to bring their pet's own bedding from home.

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In conclusion, Pets In The City stands out as Auckland's ultimate destination for boarding services. We are committed to providing a safe, secure, and enjoyable environment for dogs of all sizes and breeds and ensure a personalised experience that caters to each dog's needs.

With a strong emphasis on health and wellness, including grooming and routine care, pet owners can rest assured knowing that their beloved companions are in the best hands. The dedicated staff members at Pets In The City are highly trained in dog behaviour and body language, ensuring that each dog receives the individualised care and attention they deserve.

In addition to their exceptional facilities and services, Pets In The City provides additional amenities that enhance the boarding experience. From access to emergency veterinary services and on-site first aid kits to refreshing pools and interactive play areas, every aspect of a dog's well-being is taken care of.

So whether you have a small breed or a large breed, a young pup or a seasoned dog, Pets In The City is the perfect choice for dog boarding in Auckland. With their focus on comfort, safety, and overall well-being, you can trust that your furry friend will have a truly remarkable stay.



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