Small Dog Paradise in Nelson
Canine Retreat was established in 2008 on a lifestyle block in rural Wakefield. The current kennels were built in 2013 and have become a very special holiday destination for small dogs only; a boarding kennel that, we feel, is like a second home. Dogs have their own comfortable space during nap time and at night, and during the day we are here to look after them.
What's more, we have only dog minded (crazy?) people working at Canine Retreat, which means there are no lonely souls here! We are so fond of our guests, quite a few have found their way in to our house :-)
Not a Traditional Boarding Kennel
We find it important that dogs are out as much as possible to play and socialize, so there are no set hours when they are out, there are only set hours when they are in ;-) We take a break of 3 hours around noon, so the dogs too can rest up from being silly, but outside those hours we are here from breakfast till after dinner. In winter that means the dogs are out 8 hours a day, in summer often about 9 hours. We all play, chase, socialize, cuddle and relax together. Dogs that need more rest, can always retire to their unit. We keep an eye on the more needy amongst us!
The kennels are kept at comfortable temperatures throughout the year, through heating and air conditioining.
We play happy and relaxing music (or more upbeat, depending on the mood ;-) ) throughout the day and a large dog height TV is available for watching movies - it happens! Your dog enjoys all the comfort and care they do at home but with the fun and stimulation of socialising with compatible dogs their own size.
Weather doesn't stop the fun outside with large exercise areas with plenty of shade for hot afternoons and huge waterproof sails for wet days.
Please phone to discuss the breeds we accommodate at Canine
Arrival & Collection
Monday - Friday
8am-10am & 4pm-6pm