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A Home Away From Home, the Boarding Experience at K9 Heaven

There’s something truly special about walking into a place and feeling like you belong there. Now, imagine this for our furry friends. Welcome to K9 Heaven’s Doggy Hotel, a place where your dog gets to feel like they belong as well.

At K9 Heaven, boarding isn’t just about providing a temporary roof over their heads; it’s about ensuring they feel at home. Over time, your dog meets the same team members, finds a routine and their favourite resting spots. As one client mentioned, “When I leave my dog here, it feels like dropping my kid off at a much loved grandparent’s house.

And why wouldn’t it feel that way? With sprawling play areas designed to mimic natural environments, to the cosy sleeping quarters that guarantee restful nights, every detail at K9 Heaven has been designed with one thing in mind – canine comfort. Ollie, the owner of K9 Heaven, likes to say “It’s not just a boarding facility, it’s a doggy vacation spot.

So what makes our boarding experience stand out? For starters, there’s the trained staff that form the backbone of K9 Heaven.  It’s one thing to love dogs and an entirely different ball game to understand them. Our team at K9 Heaven do both with unmatched passion. A long-time client once mentioned, “The way the staff interacts with the dogs, it’s like watching a group of old friends catching up.

This bond between the staff and the dogs is pivotal. Dogs, much like us humans, need emotional security, especially when they’re away from their families. Knowing that they are in capable, caring hands makes all the difference. Dogs have a sixth sense, they know when they’re genuinely cared for, and that’s why so many families enjoy returning to K9 Heaven.

Now, onto the fun stuff! Activities! From fetch marathons to obstacle courses, the dogs are kept engaged and entertained throughout their stay. And for those who prefer a quieter time, there are serene spots where they can simply lounge and soak in the sun. “Variety is the spice of life,” as the saying goes, and it holds just as true for our four-legged pals.

Our Approach to Your Doggo’s Individual Needs

At K9 Heaven’s boarding house every dog is a ‘VIP’ – a  Very Important Pup. Recognizing that each dog is unique, with its own set of needs and preferences, is at the core of our philosophy. From the Great Dane’s requirement for larger spaces to the Pug’s need for air-conditioned comfort, we’ve got it all covered.

Different spaces cater to different breeds, sizes, and temperaments. But what truly sets us apart is our individualised approach.

Upon entry, every dog undergoes a comprehensive assessment – our Trial Day. We take note of their likes, dislikes, specific dietary needs, and even their favourite toys & friends. This forms the basis of their stay with us. Tailored play sessions, custom diet plans if needed, and specialised care routines are all a part of the K9 Heaven experience.

The Balanced Diet: How We Make Sure Our Dogs Stay Nourished

If there’s one thing that’s universally true for all dog owners, it’s the sheer joy of seeing their pet dive into a bowl of food, tail wagging, eyes sparkling with excitement. That’s easier said than done sometimes, with many dogs being picky eaters either through preference or dietary needs!

While some thrive on a meat-centric diet, others might require more grains and veggies. Some might have allergies, while others might have specific health concerns that need addressing. At K9 Heaven, we take all this into account.

We understand the importance of a balanced diet. It’s not just about filling a bowl with food; it’s about ensuring that each bite your dog takes is packed with the nutrients they need. 

Some of our canine guests simply need regular meals of their usual food. Whereas some of our VIPs require a little more time and attention at feeding time. Raw and meat-based diets are just some of the nutritionally packed options we can help cater to. Given we spend so much time around dogs, we monitor and report back if we think your dog’s diet might need switching up. 

We work hard to ensure that every dog under our care thrives, both in health and in spirit. For the dog’s it’s the reassurance of being in a safe, fun, and loving environment. For our owners, we know you can rest a little easier every night knowing that your pup is well-fed and looked after.

Preparing your pup for boarding with us 

Our goal is to make your dog’s time with us feel like an extension of home. When it comes to preparing your furry companion for their stay at K9 Heaven, we like to ease each dog in, in their own time. That way we can get to know your dog, and their needs before you head away.

K9 Heaven owner Ollie, said to consider bringing your dog in for a few days or up to 14 days leading up to a longer stay. This practice gives your dog time to acclimatise to the doggy daycare and gives our staff time to know which area will be most supportive of your dog’s needs (whether they are high energy or more relaxed). We recognize that each owner-dog relationship is distinct, which is why we offer this preparation period at a reduced rate. It’s about ensuring your dog’s comfort and well-being.

At K9 Heaven, we treat your dog like a cherished family member. We pay attention to even the smallest details, whether it’s potential dietary preferences or their favourite type of play. Rest assured, these play a significant role in ensuring your doggo feels right at home during their stay with us. Our priority is to make sure that every facet of your dog’s experience at K9 Heaven is nothing short of seamless and enjoyable.