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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).
I can recommend them. Our cat stayed there for 10 days a couple of months ago and everything was fine. Place looks nice, people are friendly. I'll use them again myself in future. What I really liked is that they're also open in the weekend (although with restricted hours) so dropping off/collecting is easy.
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Old 28.08.2012, 13:24
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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.
Tier pension in Wyrsch in Baretswil is definitely on my positive list. Very clean, nice people. Gorgeous setting. I think I'd like to live near there myself.

Lily was well behaved, she went right with the owner, Stephan. She was clean and full of energy today when I picked her up after 9 days. She's not been to a tierheim for more than a night or two in nearly 2 years. For a middle sized dog, cost was chf 42/day. They take only cash, but gave me a rechnung today. Lily had a roommate and didn't devour him, so I'm happy. Also to have my pup back, of course.
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I would like to recommend a small kennels based in Plaezieux near Lausanne. I have taken my dogs here regularly for short breaks as well as some longer week long breaks, as I travel with work, but also go back to Uk to see husband every few months. They only speak French, but all the people there are very very friendly, but as it's a small kennel, and they don't have too many spaces available, July and August are usually fully booked so you need to get in there early!
Over the years my dogs have been in and out of various kennels in the UK, but this is the only place I have ever seen them truly relaxed and happy when I collect them. The environment is lovely as its out in the country with nice gardens and plenty of space. The dogs are left to roam about every now and then, but not with other dogs, individually or in my case, with my two together, as well as their usual walkies they get. My dogs love the ladies who take care of them, which again, I've never really seen before. They treat all the dogs like they are their own and the kennels are directly joined to her house, so you know someone is there 24 hours a day should anything bad happen.
The place is called:
Pension du Renfort
Famille Auderset
chenil
chemin des Bois 4
1607 Palézieux-Village
Téléphone: 021 907 26 46
Mobile: *079 233 45 28
*chenilrenfort@bluewin.ch

I had to use another local kennel recently as I couldn't get into the above kennel, and my dogs came back quite stressed and were very clingy for a few days, so I plan to avoid that happening again!

Hope that helps anyone more in the Lausanne area
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Hey All,

I just picked the sweet puppies up from a weeklong stay with a new dog sitter just outside of Geneva.

It's a Brittish lady that keeps no more than two customer dogs at a time in her house (she has a older black lab of her own as well), and the price was reasonable. When I picked them up, they were happy and healthy.

My wife found her on one of the expat websites, but I don't think that it was here on the EF. We will be using her services again over the Christmas holidays, and are happy to recommend her as well if anyone is interested.
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www.hundihotel.ch in Malters (Luzern area)

+positive
  • my dog was more well behaved
  • I didn't stress AT ALL about how she was being treated
  • the dogs didn't stay separate from the sitter i.e. in a barn, kennel, etc. The only time the dogs are out of her presence is when she went to bed. She had a room in the house in which they all slept together.
  • her house was spotless. My dog was the 6th one there and you couldn't tell (or smell) that she had animals in her home. Of course, my baby came back as clean as she went in.
  • she lived in an area with lots of room for the dogs to run about

-negative
  • I did misinterpet the price... I thought it was 40 CHF per day. I didn't read the fine print that says the 40 didn't include overnight stay
  • for 7 days, I paid a total of 697.50 CHF... Yeah, WAAAAAYYYY too much

Overall, I did like the care that my baby received. She was happy and tired when I picked her up, but I can't use her services anymore. It's way too expensive for me. However, if money is no issue, I HIGHLY recommend using her.
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There are many boarding facilities in Switzerland. You can search the white pages of Swiss Telecom (local ch), to find "Tierheime" near your place.

A new interesting site is www.tierpensionen-schweiz.ch which also lists prices in the search results. Lots of pics and information on each Tierpension, but there's no rating system.
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On the way to the airport (Milan Malpensa) there is www.doggydays.ch

Open plan, no cages, 3000m2 of land and the dogs roam free with constant supervision.

Carla speak English too.

Lovely place
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Just left my three pugs at Mitzy's Dog Sitting Paradise for a long weekend. http://www.mitzys.com/

The first time ever I felt completely relaxed, knowing the dogs were in the safest hands. Mitzy and her team were friendly and professional, going out of the way to be helpful and they clearly love dogs.
Mitzy also understands owners. She sent me several texts to let me know they were fine and a picture.
The dogs evidently had the best time, and I was absolutely delighted with the service.
100% recommended. Mitzy is a wonderful find and I can finally start planning holidays, knowing I've found the perfect dog sitting solution.
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Hi All,
I have two cats, both domestic short hair, one is an Arabian tabby - the most noticeable difference is that she is very, very vocal. Currently we live in a hotel apartment and since my husband and I are planning to travel for a long weekend mid July we are desperately searching for a cattery in Zurich. Our cats would need to be housed seperately as the move has upset them somewhat and they really arent getting along (Girls!!! )
So far, I have only come across cat sitters, but this isnt appropriate at this small apartment. I even dont mind if someone (established and recommended) would be prepared to keep our girls in their home.

All advice would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 23.06.2013, 16:22
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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.
We've used hundeabenteuerland for our 4 year old pug several times. The pick-up/drop-off at Central is very convenient. He always comes home tired out from loads of running and the daily pictures let us see what fun he has.
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Old 23.06.2013, 20:57
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Re: The Pet Boarding Thread - Recommendations and Advice. NO ADS IN HERE

Just wanted to report that the owners of tierpension wyrsch in baeretswil are closing end of october - they're going on an extended vacation, not sure what they'll do once they return next year.

Has anyone used "my dog care" right outside of winterthur (kollbrun?)
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Does anyone know of boarding kennels in the Brig/Visp area?
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Has anyone used Tierheim Strubeli?

http://www.strubeli.ch/index2.php

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Hundeferienheim Kyburz
Erliweg 1
8302 Kloten

Tel. 0041 44 813 04 90
Fax 0041 44 814 03 75

info@hundeheim-kyburz.ch
http://www.hundeheim-kyburz.ch/index.html

This is a large kennel, not a person's home, so it may not be for everyone. I think the dogs are put in two's in individual pens with indoor (climate controlled) / outdoor access. We have boarded our dog here a few times and he has been fine (and this is a dog not used to boarding). You are free to bring your own food and bedding, which I recommend.

People are friendly and speak some english, but we usually use Google translate and send e-mails to confirm. They were also very flexible when our return was delayed for two days last week due to weather issues.

Location is very good - 5 minutes from Zurich airport. The only thing to be aware of are the hours, which are:

Montag - Samstag:08.00 - 11.30 und 14.00 - 17.00 UhrSonntag08.00 - 11.30 Uhrnachmittags geschlossen
Wir sind 365 Tage im Jahr für Ihre Lieblinge da.

Woudl you still recommend this kennel? (Reccomendation is over 2 yrs old so just want to make sure it is still actual)
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I would recommend www.vidogs.ch, on the south end of the Ägerisee. Our Rusty had a positive experience there and we'll be going back. My boss happened to try the place the same weekend and now plans to use it exclusively as well.
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We live in Zurich, and whenever we travel and can't take our dog with us we board her at Mitzy's Dog Sitting Paradise.
What we love about Mitzy's:

1) Mitzy comes to our apartment to pick up our dog, and when we return from vacation she drops her off at our apartment.
2) Our dog loves Mitzy. Whenever Mitzy comes to pick her up, our dog gets super excited to see her and is eager to leave with her.
3) Mitzy loves our dog. You can tell she really loves and cares for the dogs she looks after.

Here's her info:
www.mitzys.com
Rütistrasse 18
CH-8955 Oetwil an der Limmat
Telephone +41 (0)43 288 50 22
Mobile +41 (0)78 659 57 20
info@mitzys.com

FYI she responds fastest to texts
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Does anyone know a dog sitter who will stay in your home. I live in Ruschlikon, which is near Zurich.
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Helloooos!

Trying to do all admin on phone! And slow internet! Welll - we will be moving to Baar/Zug in January 2014 and really excited! If anyone please have advice on a kennel or boarding place for my pet rabbit in the area - I would appreciate it! We will be staying in a hotel while looking for a an apartment or house - so she will also need a place to be safe and well taken care of! Thank you!
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I’m adding a review to this board for two reasons; first, because this board was really helpful while doing research on boarding kennels, and second, because the kennel we decided on received a negative review here several years ago.

We have left our dog at Tierheim Strubeli (http://www.strubeli.ch/) twice now and have been satisfied with their services and care. They were recommended to us by another kennel who could not meet our needs. Our dog is quite large, and does not always get along with other dogs, so the two-dog "roommate" boarding scenario likely wouldn't work for her. She is also used to having her own space at the kennel we used for several years in Canada.

Ultimately, they meet our dog’s individual needs, and are also in a convenient location for us (which is a factor for us because we don’t have regular access to a car).

They also board cats, small animals and birds.
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Old 02.03.2014, 12:28
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We've started to use My Dog Care in Kollbrunn, near Winterthur. (Http://Mydogcare.ch) . They do boarding and doggie day care, the people are very nice, and before your dog stays, they have a test - the dog comes for a day. Lily comes home tired, and since she plays outside, a bit dirty, but I can't complain.
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