Going away this summer and worried about your furry friends? These five trustworthy pet crèches in Kolkata will look after them.
Going On A Vacation? These 5 Pet Creches In Kolkata Will Pamper Your Furry Friends
Kashika’s Pampered Paws
Started by a 20-year-old student in 2012, Kashika’s Pampered Paws claims to be the only internationally-certified pet management company in eastern India. Open to cats, dogs, rabbits and birds, this crèche offers a wide array of pet salon services, including hair and nail cutting, spa, hair fall treatment, skin allergy treatment.
They also have a pet bakery and frequently organise pet pool parties, pet birthday parties and other pet carnivals.You can even do an ECG here (for INR 500). They also organise sessions for your pet like animal communication sessions for INR 1,000 (for a 30-minute class), tarot reading sessions (for INR 300), and animal reiki healing (for INR 25). They have a pet nutritionist you can consult (for INR 300). Boarding charges are INR 500 per day for dogs, and INR 300 per day for cats, rabbits and birds.
A favourite among Kolkata dog lovers, this crèche in Howrah is only for dogs. If you are a tad bit too anxious about leaving your fur baby alone, Doggo understands. They will provide regular updates of your feline friends and even video calls. They have a 24-hour standby vet, and pet bathing and grooming services. We love that no leash or cage is used. The crèche charges include food (if you want Royal Canine, charges are extra).
For small breeds, it is INR 350 (non AC) and INR 450 (AC) per day. For medium breeds, they charge INR 450 (non AC) and INR 550 (AC) per day. For large breeds, it is INR 650 (non AC) and INR 750 (AC) per day.
The Pet World
Apart from owning Kolkata’s biggest pet lifestyle store, The Pet World also has crèche facilities and has been providing a temporary home to animals for the past seven years. Their charges are very reasonable and they provide home-cooked food as well as Royal Canine to their boarders. You can shop for pet accessories for your fur buddy while you’re there. If you house dogs, you have to pay INR 500 (AC) and INR 300 (non AC) per day. For cats, they charge INR 300 (AC) and INR 200 (non AC) per day. Birds will set you back INR 100 per day.
Mayurika’s Dog Crèche
Owner Mayurika is an ardent dog lover and says that taking care of dogs is her passion, not her profession. Boarders stay with her in her own apartment at Ballygunge, where she keeps a loving, yet watchful eye on everyone personally. They are allowed free access in every room of her AC apartment and no chains and cages are ever used. If your feline friend is staying at Mayurika’s for a long time, they’ll receive a shampoo-bath free of cost. The price range includes INR 350-400 for small breeds and INR 450-500 for large breeds.
As the name suggests, Meow Baari is the most popular crèche in Kolkata dedicated to only cats. It is run by animal lovers who not only rescue and foster at-risk street animals, but also help sterilise and vaccinate. Meow Baari provides boarding as well as day-care services for cats. You can be assured that the cats will be given the purrfect care during their stay, which includes two meals and two snacks per day, supervised play time, medicines in case of emergencies, and lots of cuddles!
Meow Baari has strict rules about boarding vaccinated cats, so remember to bring those documents along. In case your cat is on a special diet, you will be requested to provide the food to the crèche. They recommend that you visit the place before you decide to leave them in their care. For overnight stay, the rates are INR 250 per day per cat (includes 2 meals and 2 snacks); for day care (9 am to 7pm) – INR 180 per day per cat (includes 1 meal and 1 snack); for day care (9am to 2pm) – INR 100 per day per cat (includes 1 meal).