Pet Matters: Pet Sitters And Kennels In Mumbai When Your Pet Needs A Home Away From Home

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Leaving your pet home alone can be very distressing for a pet parent and the pet as well. Unfortunately it is not easy and in most cases not possible to take your pet to every place you go. Luckily some pet lovers have realized this dilemma of pet owners in the city and have created set ups which ensure that the pets are well looked after when their families are not around.

A while ago, MumbaiMag had covered some of these animal shelters in the city. With the growing demand, several such pet-friendly options have been added to the list. We bring to you some more places that provide an alternate home and family for your pet while you are away.

Having a ball of a time at Pooch Matters. Image by poochmatters.weebly.com

Pooch Matters – Pooch Matters offers a friendly, home environment for your pet mutt. Dog-enthusiast Ranjana is the brain behind this concept that caters to only one dog at a time thus pampering your pooch to the hilt. So pet parents can be rest assured that their mutt will definitely not feel homesick in this homely place. Freshly prepared meals and snacks are given to the dog at timely intervals along with regular walks. As they are also professional groomers, the dog’s hair is regularly brushed and they are checked for ticks and fleas. In addition, Pooch Matters also offers a complimentary bath for a boarding period of 10 or more days.
Where: Cuffe Parade
Contact: 9833119562 

Playtime at Delriques Kennels. Image by Delriques Kennels Facebook page.

Delriques Kennels: This boarding facility is a family venture run by Tracy and Delano Henriques who stay on the site itself. Delriques Kennels is spread over a huge area which includes a bungalow, a garden and spacious kennels, thus offering a lot of play area for the dogs. The kennels are well ventilated and offer a comfortable living space for each dog. They provide accommodation for dogs of all sizes and breeds with special attention and care for puppies and aging dogs. They have a vet that regularly visits the site and also makes emergency calls if needed. Delano is an animal behaviorist and trainer himself and personally looks into the needs of each dog. They also provide homemade vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals to the dogs as per the instructions from pet parents.
Where: Bhayandar
Contact: 9870952507 

The Apsan Canine Resort. Image by apsancanine.in

Apsan Canine Resort: Professional dog trainer Sunil Kadam started with a five kennel facility for dogs in 1996 and his dream has now expanded into a country side canine resort with over 24 kennels. Joining him in managing this initiative is his wife Aparna. Located on a farm, this facility ensures that each pet gets their individual kennel with a fan, insect repellent and heaters for required seasons. They also have four exclusive air-conditioned kennels for pets that are used to a cooler environment. They also offer pick up and drop facilities for the pets in addition to regular, freshly prepared meals and fitness and play regimes. Surrounded by ample greenery and lots of playing space, Apsan Canine Resort ensures that your mutt is occupied while you are away.
Where: Thane
Contact: 9833757875 

Getting friendly at Ca-9 resort. Image by Ca-9 resort Facebook page

Ca-9 Resort – The Ca-9 resort is a boarding facility for dogs and is set in a bungalow that offers ample moving space for your pooch. Mrinmoy Roy, an ardent pet lover, started Ca-9 which offers day care services and boarding facilities for longer periods of time for big and small dogs. They also offer pick up and drop facilities for your dogs. You needn’t worry about your dogs meals too as they customize the meals as per each dog’s requirement. All you need to do is inform the caretakers of your dog’s preferences and they will be taken care off.
Where:  Kandivali
Contact: 9920916167

Pet-Sitters India – If you are looking for a volunteer to look after your pet while you are away, Pet-Sitters India in the one stop solution for you. What started as a Facebook group by Vaishnavi Prasad has now grown into a full-fledged network across India that helps you find a pet-sitter in your city. It is a relationship of mutual convenience where pet owners can chose from volunteers basis their availability and location. They started off with sitting dogs and now there are volunteers who look after cats and other small pets too. You can either drop your pet at the pet-sitter’s place or have the volunteer come to your house so that your pet can stay in the comforts of its own home. The group offers an extensive list of pet-sitters from various locations so you can easily contact them. With the world going virtual, this is a brilliant initiative to get pet lovers and pet owners to connect and also ensure a comfortable stay for the pets.
Where: Facebook group  

These kennels and pet-sitters are a passionate lot devoted to pets and also help in keeping pet parents stress-free. So the next time you are going away and cannot take your pet along with you, make sure that you get in touch with one of them. Know of others? Comment below or email us at story@mumbaimag.com

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Writing is a passion I discovered a little late. But better late than never. When not penning my thoughts, you'll find me sniffing around for good food - trying out every new restaurant in town is a hobby. I swear by Hindi films and when doing nothing of the above you'll find me troubling my pet pooch.

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Esha Verma
Writing is a passion I discovered a little late. But better late than never. When not penning my thoughts, you'll find me sniffing around for good food - trying out every new restaurant in town is a hobby. I swear by Hindi films and when doing nothing of the above you'll find me troubling my pet pooch.