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Dog Boarding [Advice sought (ZH area)]

Looking for dog boarding in the Zurich area, or someone who takes care of them in their own home? We had a wonderful pet sitter for our dog, but he moved to London. Anyone know a place that they have used and is reliable and English speaking? We have just 1 small dog, a Maltese. I have been searching the internet, but I would really appreciate personal experiences with dog sitters/boarding. Our doggie is very sensitive and depressed when we are away, so looking for a top notch place....

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Re: Dog Boarding [Advice sought (ZH area)]

Hi,

I had booked at http://www.hundehort.ch/ for my golden retriever last weekend, but i had to cancel because she was in heat.

They seem ok and speak English.

Otherwise this one is famous apparently:
http://www.tierferienheim.com/

I have been here for 2 weeks so can't really help you more!
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Old 13.06.2011, 18:20
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Re: Dog Boarding [Advice sought (ZH area)]

I have been in this boat many times! Sometimes you can find someone willing to look after doggies in their home. It all depends on how friendly your little one is. As most dog lovers already have one or two There is a thread on pet sitting swap as well. If your little fellow is quite friendly, and you are quite attached, I would suggest

http://hundeabenteuerland.ch/ The woman in charge is Agata, and very friendly and nice! She posts pictures of the dogs during their stay so you can see what fun they are up to. I used them for my baby until I got a new problem child, and he is not so friendly. Now we use http://www.tierferienheim.com/ as well. They are very nice, and will even do pickup/drop off. However they do kennels, and not as much socializing, or outings. Also, if a socialized, and relaxed stay is what you want and Agata is full ask for Tania's number. She does the same style.
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Re: Dog Boarding [Advice sought (ZH area)]

I have not used them yet myself but A3 was recommended to me by someone in the field (http://www.mein-tierferienplatz.ch/). It's not in home boarding (more like doggy camp), but if you're open to that kind of arrangement, they might work for you. I believe they speak English.
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I have not used them yet myself but A3 was recommended to me by someone in the field (http://www.mein-tierferienplatz.ch/). It's not in home boarding (more like doggy camp), but if you're open to that kind of arrangement, they might work for you. I believe they speak English.
I have visited and at the time no one spoke English. Also, what I didn't like was that it was very much a free for all. The kennels are open, dogs take whatever beds they feel like. I like knowing our dogs have their own space.

You should look at the kennel thread as there are comments there on the various kennels.
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Now we use http://www.tierferienheim.com/ as well. They are very nice, and will even do pickup/drop off. However they do kennels, and not as much socializing, or outings.
We used this kennel in February and had a very bad experience which I posted here. I also recommended it to someone who said his dog came home very dehydrated.

No kennel is perfect, but not feeding any of my dogs because one had diarrhea and they didn't know which one is just not acceptable.
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I have not used them yet myself but A3 was recommended to me by someone in the field (http://www.mein-tierferienplatz.ch/). It's not in home boarding (more like doggy camp), but if you're open to that kind of arrangement, they might work for you. I believe they speak English.
Is your avatar your pup? He is such a cutie!!!
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Re: Dog Boarding [Advice sought (ZH area)]

It is! She's a bit bigger now but that picture is from when Lady Winnifred was just over two months old. She's now 9.5 months old and considerably larger (and more saucy).

Good to know about A3...I was just about to book a short stay for Winn to try it out but perhaps I'll try Hundeland instead. A3 was recommended to me by someone from Ace Pet Movers (a service I can personally recommend) and he was telling me that although it's an open facility, the guy who runs it is very skilled and manages to keep the whole pack in line. I think they sleep separately, but perhaps I'm mistaken. Anyway, there are lots more good recommendations on other threads, I'm sure. Thanks!
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She is adorable! We had a mastiff puppy for a bit, we named him Bruce the Moose. Unfortunately my sister had bought him for her daughter, who ended up being terrified of his size, and hyper activity. But he went to a good friend who gave him a great home. But I still miss his cute face!
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