Pet Peeves – Where to leave your pets on holidays !!!

Gurgaonites love their pets; it’s not uncommon for homes to have even more than one pet. And they get the same care and comfort as children do – be it with special food or clothes in winter or fancy bedding. One of the biggest concerns of pet owners is leaving them when they travel on holidays. Fortunately, in a city like Gurgaon, the options are plenty.

Numerous kennels and boarding facilities are available across the city that caters to different needs/size/temperament of pets. Check out 2 or 3 places along with your pet to figure out the best place for you and your pet. My personal opinion and experience are to leave your pet in the chosen facility just for a day, a couple of times, so your pet can get used to the place and be assured that you will be back to take it home again.

Tail Magic

tail magic

Tail magic is a highly recommended home-based dog boarding in Delhi NCR (Gurugram.  The host family consists of Pravin (a certified canine consultant), his spouse and their three canine companions. Pravin started out as a corporate professional who faced great difficulty in finding a professional and safe boarding place for his pooches. After a lot of thought and contemplation, he started “tail magic” which is a culmination of his passion,  love, and dedication to pooches and their well being. With a strict intake policy, Your pooches’ stay at tail magic is filled with cuddles, play, safe socialization, walks, tasty food, new friends and a whole lot of fun. If you are a pooch parent looking for a safe haven for your pooches then look no further than Tail Magic.

Where: Sector 57 Road, Block C, Sushant Lok III, Sector 57, Gurugram

Call: 09818048057


Kennel 1

Kennel I has gained popularity as one of the best and most sought-after facility to leave your pet when on holiday. Located in a large farmhouse, about 3 km from Hero Honda Chowk, this facility promises air-conditioned rooms for stay and a swimming pool for exercise. Meals that your pet is used to will be provided at a small extra cost.  Besides regular grooming session, dogs will be taken for walks, played with and given personalized care by the staff. Care is taken to ensure that small dogs are kept in a separate enclosure, away from the larger or more aggressive breed of dogs. Behavioral and obedience training is also provided. Kennel 1 also arranges for pick up and drop for pets from as far away as Noida and Faridabad.

Where: Sector 74A, Gurugram

Call: 098186 01094


Vet Hospital-based boarding


CGHS Veterinary Hospital

Online research may reveal mixed reviews and experiences with private boarding facilities like the 2 mentioned above. So then, what are the options? Worry not. Large Veterinary hospitals such as CGHS (near Guru Dhronacharya metro station) is a full-fledged hospital that also provides boarding facilities. Here, however, there are no large open spaces or swimming pools, and pets are kept in individual kennels. Each space is large enough for the pet to move around comfortably, and only one dog is kept in a kennel.

The pets are taken out regularly for walks and exercised. The rooms are air-conditioned and sterile. In fact, great care is taken to ensure that dogs don’t intermingle. Each pet is given a tick bath before being taken in. and the owner can ask for preference of food that the pet is used to. Though it gives the ambiance of being extremely clinical and sterile and lacking human/other dogs interaction, one can rest assured that the dog is in safe hands.

Where: CGHS Veterinary hospital, S-25, DLF Phase-3,

Call: 088260 05582

Jeevashram Veterinary Hospital & Pet Boarding


Another such similar facility is the jeevashram hospital, just outside Gurgaon, in Rajokri. Jeevashram is recognized by the Animal Welfare Board of India, and is associated with the RSPCA, UK, and affiliated to WSPA, UK. Here the management is very particular about procedures before leaving the pet for boarding. Before a dog is left for boarding, the owners are requested to visit the facility a minimum of three times. During the first visit, the owner is taken around to show the facilities and discuss arrangements; on the second visit, the dog is left at the facility without the owner for a day; and during the third visit, the dog is left without the owner overnight.

These visits are to enable both the pet to get familiar with the facility and for the hospital staff to understand the pet’s behavior and temperament. These visits are not charged.  Though without the posh ambiance of private boarding facilities, the fact that it has extremely qualified doctors and well-trained handlers is comforting to many pet owners.  Boarding here is provided for both dogs and cats.

Where: Village Rajokri (Near the Temple)

Call: 25064114, 25063696

Home away from home: Petspot

home away form home

This is a unique boarding facility for owners looking for a more homely atmosphere to leave their pets while they are on holiday. And it’s not just for dogs – it could be cats, hamsters or fish.  Vizal Atheya takes in pets into her own apartment, where they are looked after like her own. This is a boon for small dogs and pets with timid temperaments, who would be very uncomfortable in larger kennels. She says that they even feed pets by hand if need be. Here, pets can be left even for a day or by the hour.   She also offers pet grooming services and massages.  So you can book your dog in for a day of pampering.

Where: Supermart 2, D-04, DLF Phase IV, Gurugram

Call: 9811133950

Vet Home Boarding

Some well-known veterinary doctors have started providing boarding facilities for pets. Dr. Josan is a well-known doctor in Gurgaon and runs a full-fledged health care center in sector 23. He takes a few pets into his own home, providing care and boarding when owners are away.

Dr. Josan’s Pet Clinic And Boarding

Dr. Josan’s Pet Clinic And Boarding are one of the places that offer pet boarding facilities. They are a renowned name and can be trusted with your paw-babies! So worry not and take the vacation you’ve been wanting to for the longest time.

Where:  A-147, Super Mart-I, DLF Phase-IV, Gurugram

Call: 0124 – 2367812, 981029145

So, as you have seen, there are plenty of excellent boarding facilities available in Gurgaon. so rest assured and pack your bags, you’re sure to find a good place to leave your beloved pet behind.


About Author

Sushmita Arora

Sushmita Arora is an advertisng and marketing communications professional with a passion for writing, travel and treks. A south Indian, she has been in Gurgaon for the last 4 years and loves to explore and write about the city. She currently lives in Nirvana Country with her husband, 14 year old daughter and dog (named pizza).


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