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5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa

Going on vacation can be stressful for a fur baby’s parents – where will they leave their puppers, and will they be properly taken care of?

As it turns out, there may be a solution for your furry friend near your vacation spot.

From five-star establishments to luxury emporiums – here are a few South African pet-friendly hotels and resorts at which you can leave your furry family while you enjoy your holiday:

1. At Frits Dog Hotel

The five-star dog hotel in Cape Town was launched in December 2015. A salon, spa, retail store, gourmet meals, themed movie nights and even private suites are all part of the package. There are also webcams allowing owners to monitor their pets 24/7.

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - At Frits Dog Hotel

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - At Frits Dog Hotel

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - At Frits Dog Hotel

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - At Frits Dog Hotel

2. Must Love Dogs Luxury Emporium

This Johannesburg establishment has suites specifically created in small, medium and large options – for “breeds who are accustomed to living indoors and are used to sleeping in mommy and daddy’s beds”, according to their website. High-end food options, treats and exclusive extras are offered. A webcam is also available, should the owner wish to check in on their pet throughout their stay.

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - Must Love Dogs Luxury Emporium

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - Must Love Dogs Luxury Emporium

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - Must Love Dogs Luxury Emporium

3. Sunshine Pet Resort

Whether you need nightcare, long-term boarding or just daycare while on vacation, this resort near Paarl can sort you out. Their services include individual play sessions, extra walks and outdoor exercise time on a six-hectare farm. The resort welcomes both dogs and cats, as well as birds.

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - Sunshine Pet Resort

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - Sunshine Pet Resort

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - Sunshine Pet Resort

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - Sunshine Pet Resort

4. Zimzala K9 Hotel

This boutique hotel for dogs is in Stellenbosch. It offers daycare, overnight accommodation, exercise, play and pampering. A specialist dog shop is also on the premises, for all your dog’s needs.

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - Zimzala K9 Hotel

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - Zimzala K9 Hotel

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - Zimzala K9 Hotel

5. Paws Resort

Run by a couple of qualified veteranians, this Midrand resort offers luxury kennels and kitty cabanas for your pets. Overnight stays or pop-ins for a spa day at their grooming parlour are offered. Pets with special medical needs are also welcome at the establishment.

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - Paws Resort

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - Paws Resort

5 dog hotels you should know about in South Africa - Paws Resort

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5 star pet hotel opens in CPT with a black cat as its CFO

5 star pet hotel appoints black cat cfo

Mr. Sailor Brown is going to be running the show. Image: Instagram/ @atfritspets

South Africa’s first five star pet hotel for cats has opened its doors, with Mr. Sailor Brown as its Chief Feline Officer.

AtFrists opened in Cape Town in 2015 as a luxury dog hotel and recently relaunched to a bigger and more lavish venue, also adding a cat hotel to its offerings.

The hotel has a grooming parlour for beauty therapy as well as a salon.

Making room for cats, founder and owner Yanic Klue said they appointed Mr. Sailor Brown as the CFO of the pet hotel to change the negative perceptions about black cats.

“They are always associated with evil and witchcraft, so they are the least adopted of all rescue cats” Klue said. 

The hotel is a “one-stop-shop” for cats and dogs. It includes overnight deluxe and platinum suites, babysitting services, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and a pet shop.

“Cape Town is the 9th biggest city for domestic animals. The responses from pet owners has been amazing” Klue said. 

Source: TimesLive
by: Odwa Mjo

 

 

TEARS Animal Rescue – precautionary call-to-action campaign launched to foster in times of need

TEARS Animal Rescue – precautionary call-to-action campaign launched to foster in times of need

TEARS Animal Rescue – Call for Foster Volunteers

TEARS Animal Rescue has launched a precautionary call-to-action campaign encouraging Capetonians to sign-up up as temporary emergency foster volunteers in the event of a natural disaster or socio-political unrest threatening the safety of the companion animals in its care.

The TEARS Kennel and Cattery is currently home to 99 dogs and puppies, and 93 cats and kittens ~ excluding the 32 dogs and puppies and 48 cats and kittens registered as part of its formal Foster Care Programme.

The TEARS Veterinary Hospital and Kennels are situated in Lekkerwater Road, Sunnydale, which shares a boundary wall with the informal settlement of Masiphumelele. On Tuesday, 8 August, protesters associated with the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) barricaded the entrance with burning tyres and rocks.

TEARS Operations Manager, Mandy Store comments, “Unfortunately, last week’s strike action made it impossible for TEARS staff, living there, to come to work safely, but it also posed a potential fire risk for the property. Therefore, to be proactive and as part of a crisis preparedness strategy, we have invited Capetonians to complete an Emergency Foster Questionnaire should they be willing to consider temporary fostering in times of need. Fostering requires some due diligence on our side, so we’d like to have a shortlist of vetted foster families ready should it ever be necessary for us to initiate an emergency evacuation of the TEARS Kennel and Cattery.”

 

In April 2020, within 48 hours of the State of Emergency Lockdown announcement, TEARS successfully evacuated 110 dogs and 130 cats to emergency foster homes. The call-to-action and evacuation initiative, which was referred to as “The Great Escape,” turned a potential disaster into a blessing as rescue pets were able to spend the lockdown in safe, comfortable, and loving homes ~ thanks to the hundreds of Capetonians who made it possible.

Become part of TEARS’ lifesaving foster network.

If you are based in Cape Town and have a heart for animals, please complete the online questionnaire. www.tears.org.za/emergency-evacuation-foster/

For more information, the public can call TEARS on 021 7854482 or email tears@tears.org.za.

Source: TEARS Animal Rescue

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TEARS temporarily closes its Kennel and urges the public to embrace pet adoption as adoption crisis grows in animal welfare sector

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TEARS temporarily closes its Kennel and urges the public to embrace pet adoption as adoption crisis grows in animal welfare sector

TEARS Animal Rescue has announced that its Kennel is temporarily closed as the organisation is currently 88 animals over capacity with 338 animals in its care ~ including those in foster care. As a result the Shelter has confirmed that no new adult dogs or puppies will be admitted to TEARS until adoption numbers increase.

Says TEARS Operations Manager, Mandy Store, “Our foster network is stretched thin and our Veterinary Clinic and stray runs are at capacity with adult dogs needing care or are awaiting admission into the Kennel. TEARS Kennel adoptions are down by nearly 40% based on last year’s averages and we’ve simultaneously seen a massive spike in the number of animals, especially dogs, being surrendered because pet owners aren’t able to feed their pets.” 

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TEARS is urging the public to support the “adopt don’t shop” movement and highlighting the need for more Capetonians to consider opening their homes to homeless pets this Season by hosting a “Forever Home for The Holidays” Open Day at its Cattery and Kennels this weekend from 10h00 – 14h00 on both Saturday and Sunday.

TEARS Kennel Manager Luke Kruyt comments, “The temporary closure on admissions will enable us to provide the vital treatment, rehabilitation, and care that every rescued pet deserves, while we focus on increasing adoptions and fostering to help save more lives. We hope our Forever Home For The Holidays Open Day will highlight that rescues are the best breed and encourage families or individuals to adopt a rescue pet, which in turn will provide a vital “second chance” to another homeless pet in need.”

For those who prefer a virtual “adoption window” they can check out potentially “purrfect” pet matches via the TEARS website at www.tears.org.za and clicking on the Adoption link.
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TEARS Head of Marketing and Fundraising, Lara Van Rensburg emphasises how the public can make a positive impact on the current crisis by fostering and/or adopting a rescue pet. “The increasing imbalance between pet adoptions in relation to pet homelessness is a tragic trend being experienced by all local animal shelters as more and more pet owners struggle to care for their pets and coupled with that, there are less pet-friendly rentals available for animal lovers.  In addition to needing more people to open their homes to rescue pets , we urgently need to ensure that Cape Town identifies as a pet-friendly city and that local businesses are also invested in addressing the causes of pet homelessness and community health by donating to companion animal sterilisation and vaccination programmes.”

Those who are interested in donating to TEARS can do via the TEARS bank account:

  • Acc Name: TEARS
  • Bank: Standard Bank
  • Current Bank Account: 072062886 / Branch No: 051001

Donations to TEARS are tax deductible, with donors receiving a Section 18A tax receipt.

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For more information about the TEARS Forever Home for The Holidays” Open Day this weekend you can find more details on

Source: Tears Animal Rescue