“Dog Retreat” – “Catty Shack” – “Grooming Service”
It's A Dogs Life!
Our kennels are not a big tin shed nor a converted concrete factory but a purpose built building to cope with a variety of weather and an easy access to the outdoor paddocks. The solid brick and mudbrick walls as well as a low insulated ceiling, creates a comfortable internal temperature. Yet whenever we need we can open the laneway doors to allow fresh air to flow. We also avoid using chemicals around your pets, instead we rely on a blower, vaccum and pressure wash when needed.
We don’t want our dogs living most of their day on hard surfaces, thus here dogs have constant access to an external section of the pen which is constructed from sand. This allows somewhere natural for the dogs to toilet and ease of collection, with sun and rain thus provide an eco cleaning system. Beautiful big deciduous trees allow the sun to stream in thru winter but provide a soft relaxed shade during our hot summer months.
Who's A Dirty Dog?
There is also a grooming service available at a reasonable cost. Ring for a quote and you can always arrange for a full clip when your dog is boarding
Let Us Cater To Your Cat!
At Alfoxton we don’t forget about our feline friends. Therefore we have built our cosy mudbrick Catty Shack. Heated thru winter and heavily insulated to protect against the hot summer days – even the most fussy cat is sure to find a place to curl up for a snooze. Most cats are not particularly social, especially with strangers, therefore we provide a fully indoor facility that allows security, comfort and their own private space. Perhaps your cat chooses to hide away, or alternatively, lounging on a chair in the sun where they can gaze out the large picture window across the paddocks.
Those Delicate Doggies!
The Catty Shack also has a couple of rooms designed for those little dogs who are used to sleeping on mum’s bed all day. Those little dudes who might find the activity of the kennel environment a little much, might feel more comfortable staying in these motel units. We still encourage a good exercise program and take these guys out into a garden area whenever the weather is suitable.
Social Play Paddocks
Alfoxton is not like the average commercial Boarding Kenne, we aim to understand each and every dog and make them feel comfortable during their stay. Hence we don’t offer different levels of services, after all, we think everyones dogs should be treated as GOLD customers.
Big Dog Fun!
Here our doggy guests don’t sit around in a small pen for 95% of the day, instead they can be taken outside to one of the outdoor paddocks. Depending upon the weather, the more active social dogs have a chance to spend some hours of the day out with a few mates in one of the four Group Paddocks. They can relax on the grass, play some games and fall asleep under the trees (and there is no extra cost to you).
Little Dude Romps
We are happy to cater to Little Dudes, Puppies and the Oldies. However we recognise that these guys often need a different play environment to the bigger bouncy dogs. So these pups and smaller dudes can hang out together in one of the Playground areas. We can take pups to board once they are about 12 weeks of age. Pups just love to chase around and have wrestling games with new friends. This is helping them to continue to learn new social skills even when their family is away.
Any of our Senior Citizens who find the paddock pace too much, have the chance to kick back and relax under the trees in the Veterans Garden. Here they have the opportunity to wander over and watch the younger dogs playing without getting overtired.
As a small kennel we find we find that even very nervous dogs settle in and begin to treat the place like a second home.