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Our Services

A contemporary, forward thinking approach to boarding has found favour with our visitors and their owners. 


Our mandate is to provide a stress free, home from home experience, with as much free running playtime and “chillaxing” time, as possible.


This necessitates dogs being well socialised as they are integrated into groups that match their temperaments and activity levels. We do have some facilities for unsocialised dogs, who also enjoy the benefits of spacious runs as well as exercise time.  

All our visitors supply their own food, treats and beds, ensuring that there is as little disruption as possible to their normal routine.


Shaggy Chic sunrises and sunsets are the favourite time of the day for us, and weather permitting, the day starts and ends with a free run in the field, with loads of other fun activites to keep visitors busy, in between.

Special medication and treats can be administered, upon request. We also cater for fully inoculated young puppies as well as special needs, frail and elderly dogs. 


All vaccinations as well as deworming and tick and flea regimes, need to be up to date, should you wish to book with us.  


At the same time, should you opt not to vaccinate an elderly or sick dog, we do accept titer test results confirming your dog's immunity status.

Due to the exclusive nature of our offering, early booking is essential.


Dogs are social creatures and pack animals by nature. Our busy lives mean that many of them do not have company and stimulation during the day, often resulting in destructive behaviour like chewing, digging and barking and separation anxiety.

​The day care or crèche concept for dogs is gaining popularity worldwide with pet owners who want to enjoy the benefits of owning a dog, but also need the peace of mind knowing that their beloved pet is being well taken care of during their absence. 

​Dogs attending day care do not have to wait at home for you to return from work to receive exercise, stimulation and company.

All our visitors go home contented and tired, and we all know that tired dogs go to bed without a fuss.

​In addition to this, shy pups as well as older dogs learn how to interact, socialise and enjoy sharing their space with other dogs. We ensure that shy or nervous visitors are introduced to dogs of a similar size and energy level so they do not feel overwhelmed whilst building their confidence.

​Whilst day care is no replacement for the love and care that they receive from their owner, dogs enjoy the best possible care during work hours (or weekends, for that matter), and are generally better behaved in public, stronger, fitter and calmer.

All of these benefits have a positive effect on health and wellbeing.

All new dogs will be assessed by a behaviourist, Cat Bredin, before being cleared to attend.  



Doggy Daycare

Our dog park offers a safe and secure field, for off lead, free running fun;  integral to a dog’s wellbeing.


The park can be booked privately, or you may opt to join other owners and their dogs for a walk.


Our popular “Afdakkie” is a perfect spot for coffee or wine, while your dogs exercise.


You may decide to do a few circuits around the field yourself and clock up a few steps!

The dog park can also be booked for dog activities and classes,  parties, Christmas get- togethers or club/rescue organisation fundraisers or socials.


We are open to suggestions and ideas; we just love having people enjoy the space, which is at its absolute best at sunset.


Dog Park

An untrained, unsocialised young puppy is a licence for destruction, damage and other behavioural issues. 

​Puppies are integrated with other dogs of a similar age group and receive developmental stimulation associated with this age group. 


We are mindful of the need to manage exercise levels for growing pups, so all activities are gentle and supervised.

Puppy classes are run, based on bookings; please contact us for more information in this regard.  


Puppy Socialising

Want to include a spa treatment for your dog, either as part of a day care visit or separately?

We use show quality products for grooming on our dogs. We are also able to groom visitors prior to departure; please ensure that you request this service and we will quote you accordingly.

Our grooming offering includes free tummy tickles and a massage.   



Private Obedience Lessons with behaviourist, Cat Bredin, now available on weekdays from 09h30 - 14h30 at Shaggy Chic! Ideal for dogs attending Day Care or Boarding Kennels.

Chat to Cat on 079 357 0450 for more information and bookings.


Dog Training

Owners wishing to show their pedigreed dog in conformation competitions are welcome to book for a series of show training lessons.

A basic introduction into the world of show dogs, basic ringcraft as well as ring procedures is offered, all of which is often daunting for newcomers. 



"Home from home' boarding for humans is here! 
Centrally located in Midrand, our cozy cottage is available for dog-lovers and their friendly dogs to rent for big show weekends or special trips.
Complete with a double bed, shower, fireplace, full kitchen, WiFi, and private, fenced garden, this beautiful accommodation is also conveniently close to a wide range of shops.  

As an added bonus, our guest's dogs may take advantage of our grooming services in preparation for the big competition, or our doggy day care so that the humans can explore Joburg with peace of mind that their dogs will also be having fun!


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