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Canine Retreat is a boutique family run boarding kennel exclusively for small dogs. We are based just outside the beautiful village of Wakefield (south bound) with its vast array of cafes, village store and numerous excellent local amenities.

We are able to accommodate families of dogs as well as single members and our family philosophy is to provide opportunities for plenty of exercise and cuddles for our canine guests to enjoy. Your dog will have 8 hours (and more in summer) of play time, time to socialise, chill-out and snuggle up with other dogs and humans.

We welcome dogs of all ages and will happily take care of guests with medical issues or physical difficulties.

Small Dog Paradise in Wakefield, Nelson


About Canine Retreat

Canine Retreat – All the fun of the outdoors with those home from home creature comforts!

It is important to us at Canine Retreat that the dogs are outside as much as possible.  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 midday, so all the dogs can rest.  In winter this will mean the dogs are out for 8 hours a day, in summer often about 9 hours.  During their day the dogs can play, chase, socialise, cuddle and relax with each other. Dogs that need more rest, can retire to their room whenever they want. At Canine Retreat we like to keep an eye on everyone.

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