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Re: The Pet Boarding Thread - Recommendations and Advice. NO ADS IN HERE

I have a small (crazy) italian greyhound who is 12, doesn't like dogs, etc...
I always take her to Helena Frey-Stiftung Tierheim Rumlang.
(www.tierschutzheim.com / 044 817 2422)

I have never had a problem - the people are kind, there is a sense of calm when you go there (not just the crazed barking of bored, upset dogs).

I toured many places around Zurich and this was, by far, the best that I visited.

It is not too far from Zurich or the airport.
It is a nice small farm (I think it might be an animal rescue).

They board dogs, cats, small animals and maybe birds?
The rooms are big, heated floors, with big windows facing towards a large courtyard. The dogs are usually kept in groups of 2-3 - same size and temperment.

The dogs are let out in smal groups to play in the courtyard a few tims each day. They even dressed my dog in a jacket when it was chilly and I forgot to send her's along!
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Old 03.11.2011, 11:42
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I have recently moved to Stäfa and have boarded my two pups at

Jackie's Hundehort
http://www.hundehort.ch

Furthof
8820 Wädenswil
(0)44 780 8017

with good results! Jackie's contains large kennels in, what looks like, a remodeled barn structure. The group of dogs there get to run/play in the large yard AND they are walked in small groups daily. Both of my pups take medication daily, which the facility seemed to handle with no problem. My sheltie is typical-anxious and shy, but he loved the young lady, Cecile, who took care of them and even ran up to her for petting and attention while I was there picking them up!

As people have mentioned in previous posts, they were "doggie" dirty, but it looked like they had enjoyed being in a "pack," playing and had a fun Swiss country vacation. Jackie was kind and spoke English, which helped me...the nervous American, who was leaving her dogs alone in a foreign country for the first time. I have already made reservations for a return in the future.

Wanted to thank eveyone for the posted recommendations!
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I can recommend this place in Basel-Land (Therwil).

http://www.tierheim-therwil.ch/

My dog stayed there for a week and he was very happy, reasonable price too at around 25 francs per day including food.

Get the number 64 bus or Tram 10 to Therwil and it is about 10 minutes walk from there
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http://www.of-liberty.com/

In geneva

Used it for my dog and im very happy

I have to go to Geneva for a day next month. I'm looking for for a "day camp" to put the kids in, but the hours have to be just perfect. So far Gata's recommendation seems to be the best option, but it is on the "other" side of Geneva, so it will add an hour to my day. I'm still trying to find other options anywhere on the road between Basel and Geneva still. Drop off and pick-up hours are probably the greatest obstacle.

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We recently had to put our dogs into kennels at short notice and were very lucky to find this place: http://www.tierferienpension.ch/index.htm.

Thomas Wyrsch
Gsäss-Strasse 1
8717 Benken (SG)

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The kennels were bright, light, large, clean and spacious, all kennels had individual covered runs attached and there was also an enclosed meadow area which the dogs were let out into twice a day for 20 minutes at a time. I don't know if the owner speaks English, I managed to scrape by with poor German. My 2 dogs were in a large kennel, they have kennels with a sliding door between 2, so that they can be made into a larger kennel if needed, both came home happy, clean and not smelly (I have found before at other kennels that they have come home smelling greasy). They were also happy to give our mini bull terrier her medication.
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This is not boarding, but maybe someone (esecially on the French side of border, havent' asked if she works in Switzerland as well)) needs a petsitter/dogwalker - we use her:
http://www.petsitting68.fr/
She'll aslo give you a discount on multiple pets or if you need her for a longer time.
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Hi!

Anyone used http://hundeabenteuerland.ch/ and would reccommend it for a 8 months old Bulldog? Saw it mentioned previously but no specific recommendation.

Looks very nice from website but personal experiences are always best J

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Anyone used http://hundeabenteuerland.ch/ and would reccommend it for a 8 months old Bulldog? Saw it mentioned previously but no specific recommendation.

Looks very nice from website but personal experiences are always best J

Cheers,
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I looked into this place to board my dog this summer. I ended up choosing not to use it because my small dog has back problems, and I can't allow him to wrestle/jump around with other dogs and this place lets their dogs play together. I did a ton of research on them though, contacted them, etc., here is what I found.

I called, and while the wife speaks English and was very nice, she said to email her husband as he is British. I emailed her husband (using the email address listed on the website) - they are a home-boarding facility and only take in a few dogs for overnight stays, but take in several dogs for doggy day care. They take their dogs on multiple long walks per day which I thought was fantastic. They have a blog which they update daily with pictures of what the dogs did that day so that owners can see what their pets have been up to.

I actually never ended up meeting with them, because I just wasn't comfortable leaving my dog there because of his back injury. However, the husband (Christopher) was super accommodating and said that I could bring my dog up and take him on a walk with them to see what the place/procedures were like. If your dog likes to play with others, and doesn't have a serious injury like mine, I would definitely bring it up there and have a look around. Everything that I could find (admittedly only through online research, contacting people who used them, and contacting them themselves - not actually using the place for my dog) seemed great.

Good luck!
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Re: The Pet Boarding Thread - Recommendations and Advice. NO ADS IN HERE

In Vaud, anyone familiar with and can recommend "Le Chatterie du Point du Jour" at Essertines sur Rolle" as a cattery? (We have used "Les Pachats" at Gland in the past which is very good but closed on Wednesdays which is inconvenient).
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In Vaud, anyone familiar with and can recommend "Le Chatterie du Point du Jour" at Essertines sur Rolle" as a cattery? (We have used "Les Pachats" at Gland in the past which is very good but closed on Wednesdays which is inconvenient).
To answer my own enquiry, I can recommend this cattery. Last week, my cat "Tacha" stayed 4 nights and seemed happy. Very large establishment, several large rooms, all with access to exterior with cats being brought in at night. Very clean, no odours. Friendly efficient service (English spoken). Possible to book non-shared accommodation. Easily accessible from motorway Lausanne-Geneva.
Chatterie du Point du Jour
1186 Essertines sur Rolle
Tel 021 828 38 14

www.chatterie.ch
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Our two dogs have stayed at the Zuercher Tierschutz four or five times over the past year, and we have been satisfied. Yes, it is an animal shelter/pound, so it is nothing fancy, but our dogs are always happy to run in the front door to visit their "friends," and come home healthy and worn-out.

Other reasons we were happy with this facility: it is right near the zoo (so relatively accessible by public transport); the rates are low; and we feel good knowing that the money we pay supports the charitable cause of helping other dogs find new homes.

In general, you do need to reserve well in advance.
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I'm looking for a pet sitter/boarder for my dog. We're based in Lausanne. Any recommendations?

Thanks!
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We are a Swiss diplomatic couple, I an English native speaker, returning to Switzerland at the end of June with our little cat. Our house in Morges is rented out until end July so we are anxious to find someone who would care for her for the month of July. We are nervous about catteries since she was always at home with someone in the house and with all the changes this might prove just too much for her. Would be very grateful if anyone with a fondness for cats and a warm heart would contact me about hosting her for the month. We are, of course, willing to pay for the service.
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Because it looked nice on the web - I thought it would be a good place to leave my dog there for 2 weeks. Of course I needed her to approve, and decided to let her spend one night and then I will see how it was for her.

I took her there and they didn't check the pet passport to see if she had her vaccinations or anything, just put her in a tiled cell and shut the door.
I asked how often she gets to go out, they said they would let her outdoors twice a day, adding up to one hour, but of course not today as it is raining...
I wondered if I am oversensitive about my dog and decided to leave her there. Before getting to Zurich I turned around and drove back. As they are closed for a really long lunch I had to wait.
My dog was very relieved to see me and was pulling towards the car like never before.

I ABSOLUTELY HATE THE PLACE

But now I had a problem - dogless vacation coming up without a good vacation home for my dog. At that point I had made up my mind to never book another vacation without my dog.
Dogs are for life and all that...

But then...

I found the pet hotel. A wonderful, loving, 200% animal oriented woman named Nusta Trachsel who runs exactly that, a hotel for pets. She does not accept too many animals, they live with the family. She will want to take your dog for one day with you picking her up in the evening and another time when the dog spends the night!
You will need to make an appointment and keep it, be on time, because she will need to be there to introduce your dog to the pack. She will take them for long walks, if your dog can't walk too long she has a cart that the stronger dogs can pull. in the summer they go to the lake to swim.
My dog absolutely loves it she has been there for 10 days twice and I will take her there sometimes just as a treat.

I was uncertain if I should post this, as I always want a space for my dog to be available, but then Nusta is so wonderful with my dog, all dogs should have the same vacation. It is about 45 minutes drive by car and not easy to get to by public transport, but I would drive all day to allow my dog to be there.

Here is the adress:

pet-hotel.ch
Hi,
me too i hate this Fisibach place we did go there last year brcause the place we go didn t have anymore place.
First thing when we got in at the entrance it smell urine,too me the place should be super clean and September is not that hot so it shoudn t smell urine in the morning.
Also she did put our Young Lab in a cell,and when we came back our older cat who is such a friendly cat didn t even look at us and he look miserable in this big room,the dog also was not right and she was 10 months at the time,she came back and the trainer told me she probably got kick.
I will never go back to this place.
I had alway s good experiences at the tierheim Helena Frey in Rumlang and at the Pet Hotel a little pricey the Pet Hotel but the dogs go on walk.
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I am also looking for boarding for my toy poodle. I live in Gilly. Any recommendations?
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Does anyone have boarding suggestions for cats near Lucern or Sursee? I've found a few on the web, but wondering if anyone knows more?
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We have had our dog stay with Mitzy at

www.mitzys.com

and were very satisfied. She takes the dogs out regularly and looks after them well.
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I had a nice chat with the owner of the pet hotel. Sounds like a great place. I'm going to take Lily there in the autumn when I have more time and see how she does. I'm a little worried about Lily in a big group of dogs - she can get overstimulated.

We need someone in 2 weeks, so for that I decided to use tier pension wyrsch in baeretswil. They keep the dogs in small groups.

I'll report back after the experience.
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Zurich:

http://hundeabenteuerland.ch/

Based outside Zurich but do collections on arrangement in/near the City. Overnights/holidays etc. Both Agata & Chris speak English.
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If you're looking around Lucerne, try http://www.tiertreff.ch/.

Very friendly, very clean, very nice spaces for the cats. Esther speaks English and is fast to respond by email. I'm very happy so far.
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