Pet boarding

“Travel in Bones”: Eight Pet Boarding Options in the Ottawa Area

Finding a place to keep your pet can be difficult and stressful, so we’re here to help.

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You’re leaving town for a winter vacation and you have to leave your furry baby behind, but finding a place to keep your pet can be difficult. It can also be very stressful.


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“I understand, 100%, that this is a matter of great trust that you place: not only in me, as a foreigner, who runs the company, but also in the guardians who are foreign to you”, said Regina Palamar, founder and owner. from the local animal care service in the kennel.

His company offers sitters who move into your home when you leave, looking after both the house and the animal and providing updates at least once a day.

“The only thing that changes in your pet’s routine is the fact that you’ve left and been replaced by a stranger,” Palamar said. “Your dog sleeps in his own bed, he gets cuddled by a human, he has his own neighborhood to walk around. “

“If you want your pet to be the least stressed when you’re gone and want to be the least stressed while on vacation, then this is a great option.”


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Of course, In The Doghouse is just one of many pet boarding companies in and around Ottawa. To help get you started on your search, we’ve compiled a list of seven other pet stay options.

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Regina Palamar owns In The Doghouse, a pet boarding service. Here she is pictured with Hadley, an English Springer Spaniel. Photo by Ashley Fraser /Postmedia

Bekkers pet care

2735 Huntley Road

This Ottawa residential school has been rated among the top reviews on Facebook and Google. It has been around for over 15 years, and its Stittsville facility offers air-conditioned dog and cat suites with access to common areas. You can choose from a number of packages depending on your price and your pet’s needs. Think of “Diamond Deluxe” for your chick who requires a lot of maintenance.

Bone travel

Home boarding, locations across Ottawa

“Does your dog prefer the company of people to large groups of dogs?” Bone Voyage surveys potential customers. If the answer is yes, BV might be a good option for your puppy. It offers home-based accommodation through its network of over two dozen dog care providers across the city. To ensure this is a good deal, the client and animal meet with potential caregivers before making a down payment.


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Aunt Shannon

1106 Whitney Road, Kemptville

Much like dropping off a child with her favorite loved ones, the dog boarding at Aunt Shannon’s house sounds like a blast. It is a cage-free boarding environment spread over acres of farmland, with twice a day “cooking time” and outings at least hourly. The ground floor of Aunt Shannon’s house is totally dog ​​friendly. “They sleep where they are comfortable,” reads its website. “A lot of dogs like to sleep in the master bedroom with us, and that’s okay.”

Highway 7 animal retreat

1412 Ashton Station Road, Ashton

Are you going to an all-inclusive resort? Treat your pet the same. Hwy7 Pet Retreat’s dog and cat boarding includes several hours of daily play, a 24/7 on-call vet, special diet and / or medication, and free dog wash after a stay of five nights. You can also add grooming treatments at the “Spaw” and reiki or massages at the wellness center. Seriously.


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Dogs at Camp Ottawa

4220 Upper Dwyer Hill Road

This canine “camp” without a kennel offers a leisure program, led by camp monitors. Examples include “paw painting”, soccer, and “rappelling races”. In keeping with its theme, overnight campers can sleep in bedrooms with their friends, and monitors are promised to learn each dog’s name, special needs, and personality.

Keshet Kennels

6157 Russell Road

If your puppy needs additional training, take advantage of this optional add-on when you board the Keshet Kennel in Carlsbad Springs. Puppy Development helps those under eight months old, while Back to Basics provides obedience skills for dogs of all ages. Keshet is also a rescue, if you are looking to add another furry baby to the family.

Eastway Kennels

3925 Milton Road, Navan

If your dog has a Kong addiction, expect full accommodation at Eastway Kennels. “We provide Cheese or Peanut Butter Kongs for the discerning dog who just can’t do without them,” their website promises. You can also give your cat a little extra something while they are at boarding school. For $ 3 per day, add a “cuddle time” and brushing to their stay.


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