wanted to work with animals - dogs, especially. When we moved to Stahls
Road in 1982, it was a dream come true to open The Doggie Motel. I was
16 then, and have been enjoying
my job ever since!
Over the years the staff have consisted mainly of myself and our 2 daughters,
Abby and Erica. But now, they're off doing their own thing.
My helpers are Erica, Danielle
My husband, Peter does the maintenance and building jobs.
All the dogs are out for a good romp at least 3 times a day (usually 4,
sometimes 5!) They can be walked on a leash, (those too timid to
play with the others) let out to play in one of three large play yards,
or run free with others and go for "bush walks".
When I ask you if yours can "go free", you will be trusting
that your pup will hang with the others and not go A.W.O.L.!! Free
The Doggie Motel now offers a Homecoming Bath!
Sorry, but we have to suspend this service for the cold months. We'll resume again when we can move the tub back outside. It gets the kennel too humid.
Bath is available only to dogs that are staying with us, and includes
washing your dog with a hypo-allergenic shampoo which is PH balanced,
fragrance-free, and all natural. This bath leaves the coat
moisturized and soft with a fresh clean smell.
As well, your dog will be brushed, have their nails trimmed
and ears cleaned. For those dogs with longer coats we offer complimentary
trimming of the hair between the pads and toes.
Prices will be quoted on an individual basis, by my groomer Sarah
All grooming services are for dogs that are staying with
us. Arrangements must be made when or before you drop off your dog.
Extra charges will apply for long or matted coats.