When you go away

New Zealand is a great place to find suitable accommodation or supervision for your dog while you’re away. Many boarding kennels offer plenty of fresh air and room for your dog to run around and there are plenty of dog-sitters who offer a variety of services.

New Zealand is a great place to find suitable accommodation or supervision for your dog while you’re away. Many boarding kennels offer plenty of fresh air and room for your dog to run around and there are plenty of dog-sitters who offer a variety of services.

New Zealand is home to a wide range of services that allow you to leave your dog in competent hands when you travel.

Just like any accommodation, dog kennels go from the basic to the boutique. When deciding on where your dog will stay, take into consideration the kennel owner’s experience with dog handling, the size of the kennels, the indoor and outdoor facilities and any dietary or medical requirements that your dog needs. Generally, all kennels insist that dogs have current vaccinations before they stay.

Staying in new surroundings can be disconcerting for your dog, so to help them relax, let your dog take a favourite chew toy to the kennel. If your dog sleeps in a particular dog bed or has a favourite blanket you should take that to the kennel as well. To find accommodation that suits your dog, contact your local pet store, dog breeder, or talk to other dog owners for recommendations.

If you’d rather not leave your dog in a kennel there are a wide range of pet-sitters available throughout NZ. These pet-sitters are qualified professionals who visit your home daily to feed, walk and care for your dog while they stay relaxed in their own environment. Pet-sitter information can be found through other pet owners recommendations, online, or at your local pet store. If you choose to use a pet-sitter service, make sure you leave a comprehensive list of dietary or medical requirements, contact numbers and training details.