Everyone needs a break every now and then. So why would that be any different for your favourite four-legged friend? Does Boris need his own space to switch off? It’s time Bella had her pedi? What if you have to go away for a while on a business trip and your pet can’t join? Let’s talk luxury pet holiday.
Amazing people all over New Zealand want to help you treat your pets to something special. Check out these special pet spas, pet stays and pet hotels.
LUXURY PET HOLIDAY RESORT
Shadow Estate Luxury Pet Resort is a six-star, family owned business committed to taking the best care of your pet. The team focuses on establishing a routine with plenty of walks, proper nutrition and, of course, treats!
Guests have time to relax in their private room, each built with insulated walls and ceilings, glass windows in the doors and furnished with colour TV’s and DVDs. Every room has a different theme from Winnie the Pooh to Spiderman.
And with only a small number of spots available, the Shadow Estate staff can give lots of hugs, kisses and personal attention to your canine family member. Staff are on site 24/7, so even the most anxious or shy dog will find the experience stress-free and comforting.
Active go-getter guests will enjoy making new friends and burning off excess energy during frequent exercise times in the huge grass play areas. There’s plenty of room for everyone to emerge from their luxury pet holiday refreshed and invigorated from the paws up.
554 Carrs Road, Loburn RD2, Rangiora 7472
Prices for single dogs range from $30 to $34 per day and $20 for cats. A family of dogs or cats can share, which reduces the price. *
PAMPER THAT POOCH
A luxury pet holiday doesn’t have to go for days. A change is as good as a holiday, as they say. What about a pamper session to release some stress?
Paw Hub, based in Auckland, is a one stop shop for you your pets grooming needs. Fernanda Marangoni, the owner and head groomer, has close to 16 years’ experience working in a number of salons in Brazil and New Zealand and is also a Certified International Professional Master Groomer.
The team at Paw Hub are always researching new techniques and technology to not only give the best service to your pet, but to also improve the New Zealand pet market.
Treatments include a full groom, salon bath, cat grooming, hand stripping and a bath and tidy. There are also additional add-ons including flea treatments, nail trimming and teeth brushing.
428 Richmond Road, Auckland 1021
Paw Hub offer a vast range of services from a bath and tidy (from $55 for a small dog) to a full groom (from $79 for a small dog). You can also treat your furry loved one with an add-on including teeth brushing or a flea treatment (both from $15).*
NOT JUST A BABYSITTING SERVICE
If you thought that doggy-day care was just a baby-sitting service, you’ve got it all wrong! DogHQ Day Care provides ‘the platform for dogs to experience positive socialisation in a managed and loving environment’. I smell the scent of a luxury pet holiday in playgroup form…
This service is not just got over energetic, destructive puppies. Overweight dogs can benefit from increased exercise that group dog play offers.
Furthermore, adult dogs that spend large amount of time at home alone could benefit from socialising and stimulation. Dog HQ offers a free trial play to see if its right for you, and your pooch.
5 Goldfield, Wairau Valley, Auckland 0627
14 Cowley Place, Rosedale, Auckland 0632
Prices range from $33 to $38 per day, depending on how many days a week your pet is attending (based on a minimum of one month). Casual rates are also available, from $39 for a half day and $49 for a full day. *
The place that has it all!
Pets In The City is your one stop shop for everything pet care. This business offers a luxury pet holiday in the form of dog and cat hotels, as well as doggy day care, grooming facilities, puppy-preschool and dog training.
Its doggy day-care boasts multiple indoor play parks allowing your pooch to frolic, run and play to their heart’s content. Scheduled activities including games, skill development and rest ensure your dog has a fun day of interaction and socialisation.
At the dog hotel you will find luxurious apartment style hotel accommodation for your special fur baby. For your feline friend, the cat hotel has individual multi-leveled kitty condominiums that offer a secure, spacious and dedicated cat area for the ultimate privacy and relaxation. A perfect home away from home.
Pets In The City Grooming offers modern, hygienic and comfortable grooming suite and full range of services to “pamper” your dog from top to toe. Give your pooch essential maintenance treatments or abreed-specific hair-do, the team of trained and experienced groomers will tend to your dogs every need in its.
To top it off, they offer air-conditioned Pet Taxis to transport your cat or dog to/from your home or office. A simple phone call and your furry family member will be delivered safely and comfortably with Pets In The City.
Wairau Park – 76 Ellice Rd, North Shore
Mt Wellington – 6 Tiri Place, Mt Wellington
* Prices mentioned are accurate at the time of the writing of the article and may change. Contact the supplier or organisation for accurate pricing.