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Planning a vacation and wish your pet gets one too, or simply want to pamper your mutt? Pet boarding centres have all that pets fancy

entertainment Updated: Aug 30, 2011 00:40 IST
Chetna Dua
Chetna Dua
Hindustan Times

Thinking of going out of town in the next festive and holiday season but worried about leaving your much loved pooch behind? Then don’t fret as there are many pet boarding centres in the city to help you.

These centres also have facilities such as swimming pools, grooming centres and provide trainers. Here’s a look at some such places. However, do visit the place on your own, before you leave your pet behind.

Canine Elite
Set up by a dog lover, Sonya Kochar, the three acre farm house in Mehrauli, is a dog hotel of sorts with 30 pent-houses. Each dog is kept in a separate pent house and a personal trainer attends to it. The farm provides ample space for the dogs to play, swim and garner skills like crossing hurdles. There’s also a pick and drop facility, according to the distance. Kochar has started another farm on similar lines in Vasant Kunj last month, for those who live nearby.
Price: Rs 600 per night without A/C; Rs 1,000 per night with A/C
When: 10am to 6pm
Where: Ahinsa Sthal, Near Qutab Minar Metro Station, Mehrauli Gurgaon Road; Green Avenue Street, Vasant Kunj
Pick and Drop: Yes (varies between Rs 250 to Rs 400)
Tel: 9871397179

Alfa 11
Spread over seven acres, this resort has home as well as farm boarding facilities, and its setup makes it a home away from home. Dogs are allowed to move about without chains, and are taken to the field for an hour everyday, for swimming, cycling, dog agility and free running. More energetic dogs are taken out to play for about 4-5 hours. The meals are provided as specified by the client.
Price: Rs 500 per day (home boarding); Rs 400 (farm boarding)
When: 9am to 6pm
Where: Farm No. 32, Ansals Palam Farm, Gurgaon
Pick and Drop: Yes (varies according to the distance)
Tel: 9810964472

Delhi Pet School
Since twenty years, dog lover Sunil Rana has been boarding pets at his home in Vasant Kunj and has converted a three-story house in Chattarpur, into a boarding center. Ten dogs are kept at a time in the four rooms. Aggressive dogs are kept separately.
Price: Rs 300 per day
When: 9am to 8pm
Where: D-163, Chattarpur Extension; C-9, House No. 9678, Vasant Kunj
Pick and Drop: Yes (Rs300 for 8 kilometres)
Tel: 9811182696

Pet Lovers Hut
This 2,500 square feet farm in Chattarpur has four cooler rooms and an A/C room for the dogs to stay. Owners can also drop their dogs at the clinic in Chattarpur. The fenced veranda allows them to have a field day. With a team of 10 dog trainers and helpers, the dogs are fed home cooked healthy food twice a day, and trained in basic manners, if they are left in boarding for a month or more.
Price: Rs 300 per day
When: 7am to 7pm
Where: 21, mini farm, 8th Avenue Bandh Road, Chattarpur; Clinic: 2/4, Chattarpur Mandir Road
Pick and Drop: Yes (between Rs 300 to Rs 400 for one side)
Tel: 9810007381 / 9891373707

Kennel One
Three playgrounds, a swimming pool and a house with coolers and A/C — some dogs have been staying at this boarding since the last 2-3 years. “If a family is going abroad, but can’t take the dog with them, we take care of it,” says Shalendra Singh, the owner. There is day boarding facility too, that suits the working couples. Ten staff members here, keep the dogs well-groomed.
Price: Rs 300 per day
When: 10am to 5pm
Where: Kennel 1, Begumpur Khatola, Udyog Vihar phase 7, Gurgaon
Pick and Drop: Rs 700 in Gurgaon and Rs 1,400 in Delhi
Tel: 9899088870

The Pet Point
The Pet Point has two boarding centers. The puppies and small breeds are kept in a hall in Rajouri Garden, while the larger breeds at a bigger home in Uttam Nagar. The larger breeds are kept separately in ten cabins here, without a chain. The care takers look after the dogs’ daily needs, take them for a walk, provide them dog food and a dry bath.
Price: Rs 300 (for smaller breeds); Rs 500 (for big breeds)
When: 10am to 6pm
Where: J-99 Rajouri Garden
Pick and Drop: No
Tel: 9999601148

Doggy World
This place has a pet clinic, shop and grooming center along with a boarding center. Friendly dogs are kept together and the aggressive ones separately. Food, daily care and a walk for dogs is ensured here. A sick dog can be treated at the clinic. There is also a room with five cages for puppies that are about three to five months old.
Price: Rs 300 to Rs 500 per day
When: 10am to 2pm; 5pm to 9pm
Where: B-6, 147/148, Sector 8, Rohini
Pick and Drop: No
Tel: 011-27942285

Tegha Kennel
The center has its main boarding and breeding center in Gurgaon but has tied up with families across the city to provide a comfortable boarding center for your pet. You can call the common number and be guided to the nearest family with whom you can leave your dog.
Price: Rs 400 per day
When: 24 X 7
Where: 43 centres (Delhi-NCR)
Main center: Tegha Kennel, Tikali Gaon, Gurgaon
Pick and Drop: Yes (free if boarding for a week; Rs 7 per kilometer)
Tel: 9250606377

Pet Bytes
The pets here are kept in cubicles to avoid them from harming each other. Smaller puppies are kept open in their baskets. The rooftop garden provides open space for the dogs to play around and get some fresh air. They are fed on packed food and snacks like chews and biscuits, provided daily brushing and are given an aromatherapy bath once in ten days.
Price: Rs 500 to Rs 700
When: 7am to 7pm
Where: 56/100 Foota Road, Chattarpur;
Pick and Drop: No
Easy pick point: 14-A, Aurobindo Place, Hauz Khas, New Delhi
Tel: 9311128809

Centre Point Pet Clinic
Dr. Ashok Kumar’s home here, serves as a boarding, with a separate room for dogs that need time to adjust. Twelve dogs are kept at a time, are fed twice a day and taken out for a walk. Dogs staying for more than ten days, are given a bath and groomed.
Price: Rs 350 to Rs 550 (as per the dog’s weight)
When: 6am to 10pm
Where: 251, C Block, Sushant Lok I, Gurgaon
Pick and Drop: Yes (Rs 250 + Rs 20 per kilometre)
Tel: 9971157822

First Published: Aug 29, 2011 19:50 IST