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Post by Tonihil » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 5:13 pm

Hello ~

I just recently moved here to the Holland Village area. I have (2) female Mini Dachshund Smooths.

My husband wants to book a trip to Thailand in a couple months for a week excursion.

However, he won't do it, until we find a REPUTABLE & RELIABLE dog boarding facility. And, I definitely agree. All we are trying to do is find a service that can take care of our girls, make sure they are fed, walked, cared for, and are not neglected or abused. We have been told some horror stories about some of these services here in Singapore. We just don't know who to trust.

We are also looking into a Doggy Day Care Service also, in case I need to visit home and he has to work and care for our girls by himself without me.

These are some of the following we are looking at:

Rected Kennels
K9 Boarding & Camp (Turf City)
Best Pet Services
Dog Story Daycare (Day Care Only)

These are just a couple.

Is there anyone here who has some experience and can recommend a facility to us please?

We love Singapore, but we would like to see some more of the Orient while we are here. But we don't want to put our babies at risk.

Any suggestions, would be greatly appreciated.

I am anxiously awaiting your replies.

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The Milk Bone

Post by trichick76 » Tue, 23 Feb 2010 6:10 pm

I can personally recommend Sera Tan at The Milk Bone. She came in multiple times a day to our home to look after our pups while our maid went home for her annual leave and we were traveling out of Singapore. She also does in-house day care and boarding. She takes a very personal interest in the care/love for your pups. We just couldn't come to bring them to a large boarding facility. We have Westies and they get very overstimulated when taken out of their home environment.

Her website is:
Just click on "Start Here!" on the right panel to see the details.

Good luck with your search! :-)

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Post by EveL » Wed, 24 Feb 2010 1:12 pm


We have an English Bulldog, now one year. While we were back in Canada for Christmas we used Dog Story. Clarissa is super nice. She keeps the dogs in a nice big cool room in the back of the shop during the day (along with her own cute little dog) and takes them home with her in the evening. She doesn't use cages or anything like that and our dog was happy and healthy coming home with no changes in his behavior.
She even sent us e-mail with pictures and texts to update us on how he was doing while we were away. For an additional fee (cheaper then taxi round trip) she also picked up and dropped off at our condo.

The big issue for us was also price. I looked into ALOT of options and Dog Story seemed like the most reasonably priced, safe option that wasn't a $20 taxi ride away. We didn't want him going to a kennle and Dog Story seemed like the next best thing to being at home.

I have heard very mixed things about K9 culture. Places like that depend on your dogs temperment. they won't get much one on one time with people there, but they get lots of time with other dogs.

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Post by mules » Sun, 28 Feb 2010 8:51 pm

Can't recommend K9 kulture enough. They are great and the owners good people.

They will only board though if you dog is also in daycare. Yes, a temprament check will be done before they will also accept your dog as well.

Your dog will certainly spend alot of time with other dogs, and that's exactly what our dog need - other dogs to socialise. The handlers look after them well.

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