What we can offer you   

We are a rural kennel facility only 5 minutes from Wanganui. We deliver six services in our business.

PLEASE NOTE: All dogs must be currently vaccinated with vaccinations up to date, proof of this will be required and sighted before your dog will be boarded with us.  

 

Dog boarding: We have 11 securely built new kennels,these have been built to MAF bio security standards, there are eleven units where dogs sleep inside and are locked in a large total-span shed at night separate in their own cozy beds, the  dogs are locked in their kennels at night, for security.  The runs are large and spacious, there are several kennels that are large enough to comfortably hold several family pooches together!. 

 I am an experienced handler and exercise each dog on our acreage twice a day or if required more. We use safe environmentally friendly cleaning products that are safe for your pooch, and each run has its own individual drainage system for hygienic purposes.  No dog can touch noses with any other dog while in their kennels to prevent  territorial aggression issues. 

The dogs remain very calm, content in their own space.   We encourage clients to bring their dogs own bedding/toys to help settle them in during their stay. Our house is only meters away from the kennels so your beloved pooch is never far away from 24/7 care. The dogs are well cared for and because we are small, individual attention is paramount. If you wish to supply your pooches food arrangements can be made to cater for this, and we will offer you a discounted rate. We also offer day boarding.  

We will board Classified dogs, whether they are classified by breed or by behavior please ask us about this service  as we will board on a case by case basis  

DOG DAYCARE:

WE NOW OFFER DOG DAYCARE, IN OUR PURPOSE BUILT DOG FUN AREA, THIS HAS AN AGILITY COURSE AND IS EXTREMELY SECURE, WITH CONCRETE BOUNDARY PERIMETERS FOR THE DOG THAT LIKES TO DIG... WE OFFER THIS SERVICE FOR ONLY $20.00 PER DAY, DOGS MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED.

WE HAVE SPECIALLY BUILT KENNELS AND RUNS FOR OUR DOG DAYCARE DOGS TO REST IN, WHILE THEY HAVE A BREAK FROM PLAYING, OUR DAYCARE CLIENTS ARE NOT PUT INTO CRATES TO REST IN SMALL AREAS. 

 

Dog Grooming: We have a hydro-bath available and will clip your dog, just a groom, or hydro-bath...or the full service. This also includes clipping your dogs nails.

I will pick up dogs and deliver for grooming there is a small charge for this.  

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE FOR GROOMING AND BOARDING
 
 

 

 

Jessy the pit-bull after her groom  

 I WILL CONSIDER ALL BREEDS ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS  FOR GROOMING  

Dog Walking: We have are fortunate to have an amazing extension to our lifestyle block where dogs can be quietly safely exercised away from the hustle and bustle of town. It is proven as part of a daily routine Happy dogs are exercised dogs, we can offer a pickup and delivery of your pooch with an hours walk or more, just ask. Your dog is safely handled by an experienced handler, and will come back relaxed. 

 

Dog transportation/courier service if required either local or out of town: We have a modern purpose built crate on our Ute, but also have smaller crates available to make your pooches travel a comfortable journey. 

  

Adult Dog Education: (please note: as part of the educational experience I do not allow adults or children to touch my dog) 

I  have worked as an animal control officer for 4 1/2   years with our local council, I with my American bulldog phoenix, ran educational classes for  adult contractors e.g: Ten-ix,  Meter readers, school care taker groups, about Keeping dog safe in the  community. The need has been identified that through OSH requirements, and statistics that this is a necessity for contractors entering properties.  

( Cr Phillipa Baker-Hogan with Phoenix after a dog safety presentation at Wanganui District Council) 

 

I can offer this valuable service as an experienced, knowledgeable handler with first hand experience!  I visit workplaces to establish their workplace requirements, and talk with the manager to establish their specific needs. I  provide the paperwork for staff during my presentation for them to revise on my departure. 

Schools:

I run a full educational school visit, whether it be with a full school as part of an assembly situation, small classroom visits, or school project type classes. I present a DVD which is supplied by the Ministry of Internal Affairs called  `The Dog Box` the presentation and visit runs for approximately 45 minutes but I like to allocate one hour, as children are encouraged to interact and ask questions.  

Phoenix my American Bulldog has been specifically trained for these visits by a dog behaviorist and myself. She interacts with the kids and myself for a fun  educational visit, children I have found benefit from a real dog experience, and seem to have a recall associating Phoenix with the information taught.  Phoenix is not your average Labrador or small chihuahua, this is why she gets full attention as a powerful educational resource! 

I am available appointment necessary, to do private safety talks, school visits and cater to all audiences.  We also have a conference facility available bookings essential which is subject to availability in Wanganui.   

 

 

Dog safety visit at STRATFORD school  

St Matthews school vising kelsview kennels as part of a dog study unit 

 

     

Please contact us for more information!