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Find, a safe supervised space for your dog while you’re away by exploring our list of amazing dog boarding facilities in Cape Town.

Whether you’re looking for just a simple & happy “home-away-from-home” or a boutique dog hotel with specialised care, nutritional meals, grooming & hydrotherapy – there is a dog boarding facility out there to fit your needs!

These dog hotels ensure your dog is looked after and given the attention they deserve while you are away, with overnight boarding packages, or doggy daycare services, if you aren’t looking for holiday boarding.

There are plenty of great choices available to suit you & your furry best friend. Read on to find out more!

What is dog boarding?

Dog boarding refers to the practice of leaving your furry friend in a specialised facility designed for dogs. Dog boarding facilities typically offer overnight boarding for dogs, as well as daycare facilities. These facilities act as a home-away-from-home providing accommodation, care & supervision for dogs whose owners are away.

A dog hotel will also ensure that your furry best friend is walked, fed & administered any specific medication they require on a daily basis. Some dog hotels may also provide a range of additional services such as grooming, vet visits, live cameras for owners to check up on their dogs, transport services and more.

Read on to explore our list of the best dog boarding facilities in Cape Town. You can read on our “How to pick a dog hotel or cattery before going away” to learn more about picking the perfect pet boarding provider.

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10 Best Dog Hotels (Dog Boarding Facilities) in Cape Town

Let’s dive into a variety of dog hotels that can provide amazing care for your four-legged best friend.

Whether you’re looking for a dog hotel that specifically caters for only small breeds, or provides additional services like grooming, wellness treatments, adventure walks & nutritional meals – you can find a dog boarding facility on this list that meets your requirements.

Explore more about each provider’s overnight & daycare services (including pricing), additional benefits & requirements for booking & check-in/check-out.

1. atFrits

Location: Cape Town City Centre

If you’re looking for a comfortable & luxurious, five-star dog hotel & daycare in Cape Town, consider atFrits. This pet hotel offers a range of accommodation & a full range of hotel-level services to suit your needs.

Explore their overnight, dog-sitting, daycare & extra services below & visit atFrit’s website to book your stay. You can also check out their reviews on Google, Facebook & also explore their Instagram page.

Overnight/hotel:

For overnight stays, atFrits offers shared accommodation in the doggy dormitory, where each dog is provided with their own bed & blanket. You can also opt for a more private option – atFrits offers private doggy deluxe suites & their spacious Fritsidential Suite to suit your furry friends’ needs. Prices start at R330 per dog per night (doggy dormitory), with separate rates available for more dogs & 5, 10 and 20 night passes.

Daycare:

AtFrits also provides daycare services, which include playtime, daily walks & siesta. Prices for daycare start at R190 per dog per day, with rates available for multiple dogs & 5, 10 & 20 day passes. Night Care is available until midnight for an additional fee of R50 per hour.

Extra services & additional benefits:

atFrits has installed live cameras that allow you to check on your furry friend while you’re away. They have an animal behaviourist on staff and an emergency vet on call to ensure your dog is well taken care of.

To make your dog’s stay even more enjoyable, atFrits provides a range of extra services & amenities, including an outdoor dog park, a salon & a spa, dog training & wellness care (physiotherapy & hydrotherapy). Seasonal rates apply, so be sure to check for current pricing.

Requirements:

  • Proof vaccinations for rabies (every 3 years), DHLPP, and Bordetella (also known as kennel cough).
  • Temperament and social behaviour assessment.
  • Recent flea and tick and deworming treatments.

2. SUPERWOOF

Location: Foreshore, Cape Town & Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town

SUPERWOOF has two locations in the city; one in Foreshore & one in Sea Point, making it a convenient option for many pet owners in Cape Town. What’s more, when you book with SUPERWOOF, you’re also helping to save shelter dogs’ lives, as the SUPERWOOF sponsors the onsite WOOF Project Adoption Centre.

Explore their overnight, daycare and extra services below & visit the SUPERWOOF website to book your stay. You can also explore SUPERWOOF’s reviews on Google & Facebook.

Overnight/hotel:

For overnight stays, SUPERWOOF offers a variety of options, including shared accommodation, as well as single & double private pods. Prices start at R320 per dog per night, with separate rates available for 2 dogs or more & 5 & 10 Night Pass packages. Rest assured that your furry friend will be under 24-hour supervision & in great hands.

Daycare:

SUPERWOOF also provides daycare facilities with round-the-clock supervision from 6:30 to 19:00. Prices start at R200 per dog with separate pricing available for 2 or more dogs, as well as 10, 20 or unlimited Day Pass packages.

If you’re just looking for a night out & need to leave your pet in a safe, happy environment, SUPERWOOF will provide loving supervision with their Nightcare services from 17h00 until 00h00.

Extra services & additional benefits:

In addition to daycare & boarding services, SUPERWOOF also offers extra services to suit your needs, such as park walks, grooming & transportation for your pet (at an additional cost).

Requirements:

  • Book 24 hours in advance
  • Must have a vet book with up-to-date vaccinations against rabies, DHLPP & DHLPP – plus a recent tick or flea treatment
  • Contact SUPERWOOF to find out more about their requirements

3. Mary Puppins

Location: Vredehoek, Cape Town

Looking for a doggy daycare that provides individual attention, love, safety & socialisation?

Mary Puppins School of Bitchcraft & Woofery is the perfect place for you. Established in 2018 as a dog walking & sitting service. Located in a spacious Vredehoek home, Mary Puppins provides a homely & caring environment for your furry friend.

At Mary Puppins, there are no pens or cages & all dogs sleep in the main house. The daycare provides a big garden or lounge area inside for your furry friends to play & rest.

Explore their overnight, daycare & extra services below & visit Mary Puppins to book your stay today. You can also explore Mary Puppins reviews on Google & Facebook.

Overnight/hotel:

Mary Puppins offers a safe & comfortable home for your pets while you are away. Daily adventure walks, playtime in the garden & a cosy indoor bed at night. Owners have the choice between having their dogs come stay at the Puppins Palace (home of the founder of Mary Puppins, Ivana), or to other loving boarding homes in Sea Point, Pinelands & Table View. Overnight rate start at R360 per night per dog for 1-5 nights, with rates available for extended stays (5-30 nights) & additional dogs. A trial day is required prior to your stay for new clients & costs R200.

Daycare:

If you need daycare services, Mary Puppins offers full-day boarding care that includes a 1- hour daily adventure walk. Prices start at R200 per dog, with half-day rates & packages for 5, 10, 12, 16 & 20 days per month available, as well as monthly & annual unlimited packages.

Extra services & additional benefits:

Your furry friends will enjoy a 45-60 minute walk each day, with additional walks available for an extra fee.

In addition, Mary Puppins provides house sitting services & dog walking packages.

Requirements:

  • All vaccinations must be up to date. This includes Rabies, DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus) & Kennel Cough (Bordetella). Kennel cough does not come with standard vaccinations, so please request it from your vet. They require a copy of the vaccination records for enrolment
  • Dogs older than 9 months must be neutered or spayed – special cases may be allowed
  • Puppies must be over 3 months of age, with all 3 initial sets of vaccinations
  • All dogs must be on a monthly flea and tick program & dewormed every 3-4 months
  • Only dogs that are properly socialised & do not display aggressive tendencies will be accepted in the daycare
  • All doggos must have collars with their name tags & owner’s contact details. They must be dropped off & picked up with a leash
  • Dogs must be in good health (no vomiting, diarrhea or coughing) when dropped off at the daycare
  • All dogs will be subject to a behavioural assessment on their first day at the daycare. They reserve the right to reject any dog that displays aggressive behaviour towards other dogs or humans
  • Contact Mary Puppins to find out more about their requirements

4. Vienna's Village

Location: Noordehoek, Cape Town.

If you’re looking for a safe & secure dog hotel exclusively for smaller breeds, Vienna’s Village is the perfect choice!

This pet hotel, founded & run by women, provides luxury accommodation & doggy daycare services for your smaller furry friends. Vienna’s Village also fosters dachshunds for Cape Dachshund Rescue.

Explore their overnight, daycare and extra services below & visit Vienna’s Village to book your stay. You can also explore Vienna’s Village’s reviews on Google & on Facebook.

Overnight/hotel:

For overnight stays, Vienna’s Village offers private suites with comfy beds. Prices start at R440 per night per dog, with separate rates available for two dogs or more. For stays of 2-4 nights, prices start at R300 per night per dog, with rates available for 2 dogs. Additional dogs can be accommodated for R150 per night.

Daycare:

For those who need daycare services, Vienna’s Village provides this service as well. Prices start at R170 per day per dog, with separate rates available for 10-day stays & 1-month packages as well as for multiple dogs.

Extra services & additional benefits:

Vienna’s Village also provides a range of extra services & amenities (at an extra fee) to ensure your pet’s comfort, including doggie transfer services for drop off & collection, live camera surveillance & grooming services (Doggy Wash ‘n Go). For emergencies, dogs requiring vet care will be taken to the Noordehoek Veterinary Clinic. They also provide house-sitting services.

Requirements:

  • Tick & flea treatment is up-to-date, or Frontline will be provided at an additional cost upon check-in
  • Up-to-date vaccinations
  • There is a strict policy against aggressive dogs
  • Contacct Vienna’s Village to find out more about their requirements

5. BOW WOW

Location: Woodstock, Cape Town.

If you’re looking for a personalised daycare experience for your furry friend, BOW WOW might just be the place for you. BOW WOW believes in creating a safe, stimulating & natural environment for every type of dog to play, learn & thrive.

Explore their overnight, daycare, extra services & requirements. Visit BOW WOW to book your stay. You can also explore their reviews on Google & on Facebook.

Overnight/hotel:

BOW WOW provides a homely environment for slumber parties & long-term stays. Prices start at R240 per dog per night. Late & early check-ins are available at an additional cost, providing greater flexibility for busy pet owners.

Daycare:

BOW WOW provides a place where pets can bond, explore & relax in the best of care. Their daycare zones cater to different types of dogs, including “lazy lap dogs”, “friendly fidos” & “pumped up pooches”. Expert handlers provide constant supervision & daily walks in the nearby park (for a small extra fee) to ensure your four-legged best friend gets plenty of exercise. Prices start at R160 for 1 day per week, with separate rates for frequent visitors & multiple dogs.

Extra services & additional benefits:

BOW WOW offers a range of extra services (for an extra fee) to ensure that your pet’s every need is taken care of, including grooming facilities, vet trips & dog walking as well as transportation for pickup & drop-off within 20km of Woodstock.
BOW WOW is also actively involved in rescuing & rehoming staffies in Cape Town.

Requirements:

  • Medication provided, labelled, with administration schedule
  • Dogs must be neutered & up-to-date on vaccinations
  • Provide them with food for your furry best friend
  • Contact BOW WOW to find out more about their requirements

6. Poochy Coo

Location: Green Point, Cape Town.

Looking for a safe, homely, kennel-free environment for your furry friend? Look no further than My Dog’s House by Poochy Coo. Located at 161 Main Rd in Green Point, Cape Town, this pet hotel provides a loving & fun environment for dogs of all breeds, ages & energy levels.

At Poochy Coo, your furry friends will receive love, cuddles, lots of exercise, as well as fun & games while you are out of town. The Ultimate Dogwalker will take your pup on a daily 60-minute adventure in the mountains, forest, or beach, where they can roam, smell, run & play with their canine friends.

Explore their overnight, daycare & extra services at Poochy Coo to learn more & book your pet’s stay. You can also explore Poochy Coo’s reviews on Google & Facebook.

Overnight/hotel:

Overnight visitors will be provided with a daily walk & feeding, as well as constant love, attention & of course, emergency medical care. Prices start at R350 per night per dog for 1-5 days, with rates available for extended stays.

Poochy Coo also offers dog sitting – all the same perks of boarding (& at the same price) in the comfort of your home all around Cape Town CBD, Atlantic Seaboard & Southern Suburbs offering.

Daycare:

Daycare services include special care & attention, mental stimulation & walks twice daily. Full-day rates start at R200 per dog (or R150 for a half day). Half-day rates & packages for 5, 10, 12, 16 & 20 days per month are also available, as well as monthly & annual unlimited packages.

Extra services & additional benefits:

In addition to dedicated supervision & care, including daily walks, feeding & emergency first aid care, My Dog’s House by Pooalso provides a range of extra services including pick up & drop off within 5km, dog sitting, dog grooming & dog walking. You can also opt for adventure walks, real nature-orientated adventures where dogs can be themselves & get to share in your four-legged friend’s adventure with Go Pro & drone footage from their walk!

Requirements:

  • Tick & flea treatment is up-to-date, or Frontline will be provided at an additional cost upon check-in
  • Up-to-date vaccinations
  • There is a strict policy against aggressive dogs
  • Contacct Vienna’s Village to find out more about their requirements

7. Doggo

Location: Claremont, Kirstenhof and Table View.

Doggo takes pride in providing your furry friend with a safe, stimulating & fun environment while you’re away.

Explore their overnight, daycare & extra services. Visit Doggo to book your stay. You can also explore their reviews on Google & Facebook.

Overnight/hotel:

Doggo offers affordable accommodation options for overnight stays that include daycare for the day before & after, blankies, bedding & lots of love with cuddles. Prices start from R270 per dog per night for 1-3 nights & longer-term packages are also available.

Daycare:

Doggo’s daycare services include morning playtime, an afternoon nap & plenty of free time for friends in between. Prices start at R225 per day per dog for a single daycare day, with cheaper day rates available for frequent weekly visitors.

Extra services & additional benefits:

In addition to daycare & overnight stays, Doggo also offers extra services, such as baths & walks. They also provide long-stay options for daycare & overnight stays over an extended period.

Requirements:

  • No puppies under 8 weeks.
  • Vaccinations must be up to date, including 5-in-1 booster, rabies & kennel cough
  • Dogs older than 6 months must be sterilised
  • Power breeds not accepted
  • Submit and complete induction and indemnity forms
  • Contact Doggo to find out more about their requirements

8. Bed & Biscuit Pet Hotel

Location: Van Der Stel, Cape Town.

Bed & Biscuit Pet Hotel provides a safe & secure environment where your furry companions will enjoy a luxurious stay. The home-away-from-home atmosphere even includes with private lounges and sofas for four-legged visitors to share. No kennels or lockups here! Additionally, their facility also boasts private secure gardens where your pets can roam and play, ensuring their utmost comfort and enjoyment.

Learn a bit more about their overnight, daycare & extra services below & visit Bed & Biscuit Pet Hotel’s website to book your dog’s stay. You can also explore their reviews on Google & Facebook.

Overnight/hotel:

Overnight stays include treats, filtered drinking water, pillows & clean bedding. Experienced animal behaviourists conduct introductions & socialisation to promote a seamless transition. The daily rate for overnight stays starts at R180 per dog per night for small breeds, with separate rates available for medium-sized & large breeds.

Daycare:

The doggy daycare, just like the overnight stays, includes treats, filtered drinking water, pillows & clean bedding. Animal behaviourists help socialise & monitor behaviour to maintain a harmonious environment. Prices start from R180 per dog per night for small breeds

Extra services & additional benefits:

For stays longer than 7 days, food for your four-legged friend is included. Additionally, full grooming services are available to keep your pet looking & feeling, their best.

Requirements:

  • Your dog must be spayed/neutered
  • Vaccinations including kennel cough must be up-to-date prior to arrival
  • Contact Bed and Biscuit Pet Hotel to find out more about their requirements

9. Maxi's Palace Boutique Hotel, Daycare & Spa

Location: Table View, Cape Town.

Maxi’s Palace is more than just a dog hotel; it’s a boutique hotel, daycare & spa, providing a safe holistic environment where all doggies are treated like royalty.

The homely indoor areas & spacious protected gardens accommodate small breeds under 8/9kg, warmly welcoming senior guests, junior guests & guests with special needs. At Maxi’s Palace, rest assured your furry friends will receive 24-hour care & supervision.

Explore their overnight, daycare & extra services below & visit Maxi’s Palace to make an enquiry or to book your stay. You can also explore Maxi’s Palace’s reviews on Google & Facebook.

Overnight/hotel:

At Maxi’s Palace, guests sleep indoors in the cosy puppy lounge & are kept comfortable with plush blankets & heaters if required. Your furry friend will be loved, socialised & stimulated throughout their stay. Prices are available upon enquiry.

Doggy daycare:

Four-legged guests are invited to explore the luxurious, indoor lounges & shaded gardens, all under the watchful eye of 24-hour care & attention. For daycare services, prices are available upon enquiry.

Extra services & additional benefits:

Maxi’s Palace takes the extra step to ensure your dog’s well-being. Home-cooked meal options are available from their on-site kitchen, which offers a Royal Menu. The founder, a Vegan Nutritional Therapist & K9 Nutritionist, employs a prophylactic approach to canine health. For those interested in holistic health options, homoeopathic therapies are also available.

Requirements:

  • Vaccinations must be up to date
  • Only neutered or spayed dogs are accepted
  • Any special instructions for medication, feeding, or helping guests with unique needs must be provided
  • Contact Maxi’s Palace to find out more about their requirements

10. Pup Culture Doggy Daycare

Location: Claremont, Cape Town.

Pup Culture Doggy Daycare, a haven for dogs of all shapes, sizes & ages, offers a range of services to cater to your pup’s needs.

This daycare is staffed by passionate professionals trained in canine first aid, providing structured activities & additional services to ensure your dog’s safety & well-being. At Pup Culture, dogs are separated into play areas based on size & energy levels, ensuring a comfortable, non-overwhelming environment.

Explore their overnight, daycare & extra services below & visit Pup Culture Doggy Daycare to enquire or book your stay. You can also explore Pup Culture Doggy Daycare’s reviews on Google & Facebook.

Overnight/hotel:

The overnight stay at Pup Culture includes playtime activities like walks, games & splashing in the play pool. There’s one-on-one interaction with dogs & staff, quiet time for relaxation & naps, scheduled meal times, photoshoots & class photos. The facility offers individualised zones for dogs of different temperaments. Pricing is available upon enquiry.

Doggy daycare:

Doggy daycare services include similar amenities as overnight stays, such as playtime, one-on-one interactions, quiet time, meal times, photoshoots & class photos. Prices for casual visitors start from R175 per dog per day, with separate pricing available for multiple visits per month. Deluxe or premium packages also include a 1-hour social walk per week.

Extra services & additional benefits:

In addition to daycare & overnight stays, Pup Culture offers a variety of extra services, including grooming, adventure walks & training walks with a canine behaviourist, hydrofitness, geriatric care for older dogs & behavioural consultations. Toys, blankets & ‘pawsome’ t-shirts & caps are available for purchase.

Requirements:

  • Dogs older than 6 months must be sterilised (exceptions may be made for special cases)
  • All vaccinations must be up to date, including Rabies, DHLPP & Bordetella
  • Dogs must have had a recent tick & flea treatment
  • New dogs will undergo an assessment on their first day for socialisation. Pup Culture reserves the right to refuse any dog displaying aggressive behaviour
  • Dogs must be in good health with no signs of illness such as coughing, vomiting or diarrhoea within 48 hours of drop-off
  • All dogs must be on a monthly tick & flea treatment program & must be dewormed every 3-4 months
  • Contact Pup Culture Doggy Daycare to find out more about their requirements

Final Thoughts on Amazing Dog Boarding Facilities in Cape Town

The Mother City is home to a wide range of exceptional dog hotels, each offering unique services to cater to your individual, special furry friend’s needs.

Whether you’re looking for just a simple, happy home-away-from-home or a boutique dog hotel with specialised care, bespoke meals, luxury grooming & hydrotherapy – there is a dog boarding facility out there to fit your needs!

Our other guide “How to pick a dog hotel or cattery before going away” also provides important steps to help you choose a pet boarding provider and find the perfect place for your furry family.

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