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A-1 Boarding Kennels and Daycare has been caring for the Okanagan Valley’s pets since the mid-1980s. Community and veterinarian recommended and located centrally on over two acres in Lower Mission, we are proud to be one of Kelowna’s top boarding facilities for both cats and dogs (and the occasional bird, hamster, guinea pig, and gold fish!) We offer daycare, boarding, and grooming services seven days a week.

At A-1 Boarding Kennels, we care for dogs of all breeds, sizes, and special considerations. We also have a full cattery with a large, covered outdoor patio for your feline companions. With all the comforts and amenities of home, we are delighted to describe ourselves as Kelowna’s Pet Country Club!

 Our skilled and compassionate team is made up of proficient groomers, enthusiastic and diligent Pack Leaders, and a strong foundation of office and management staff, supervisors and managers.

At A-1 we treat your pet as our own. Our consistent, dedicated staff each spend a considerable amount of time getting to know each guest individually. Incredible bonds are forged over time and our Pack Leaders look forward to interacting with our many returning guests. We pride ourselves on our staff to guest ratio, as it is one of the highest in town. With the owners, Paul and Lexie, also living on-site, and our medium sized facility precluding overcrowding and emphasizing control, your pet gets our utmost attention and consideration, always.

 

Dog Boarding

 

We treat your pet like our very own pet! We strive to provide a stress-free environment for your pet’s stay with us. With consistent, loving care, daily routines and structure, your pet is provided with surroundings that they are able to relax in.

Geriatric and Special Needs pets are always more than welcome.

Each of our guests are given daily, individual attention and play/exercise time with us. If you would like, there is also the option of social play time with a few other guests!

We invite you to call our office for more individual information and to stop in, meet us & view the facilities.


Kennels

 

Each of our temperature controlled kennels is a clean, bright, 4’ x ‘9 room with a doggie door that allows our guests to come in and out as they please throughout the day. Each kennel is attached to a 20’ x 8’ outdoor space, which they are able to share with friends during the day, in addition to daily trips to our large, grassy play area. If your dog prefers privacy, these same suites are available for one at no additional cost.

A-1 provides comfortable bedding, bowls, treats, toys, as well as food, at no additional cost. Guests are welcome to bring their own food if desired, as we know many pups have allergies and sensitive tummies. Any medications that need to be administered are done so at the appropriate times of day, as directed by the owner, at no additional cost.

For the pup who has trouble getting around, we offer runs with a low step or ramp to make getting in and outside easy. For those high jumpers and climbers, covered runs are available at no extra cost. And for those pups who have a seemingly endless supply of energy, there are always lots of friends and energetic staff waiting to play!

Are you or your pup new to boarding? 


Daily Boarding Rates

 

ONE DOG
1 – 14 Days… $36
15 or more Days… $33

TWO DOGS
1 – 14 Days… $58
15 or more Days… $52

THREE DOGS
1 – 14 Days… $76
15 or more Days… $68

 

✓All rates are plus GST
***Payment can be made by Debit, Cash or Cheque!!*** Thanks!

 
  • No hidden charges for the administration of medications, portioning of food, playtime, etc.
  • Geriatric and special needs care welcome at no extra costs.
  • Food, bedding, treats and toys are included in daily rates.

PLEASE NOTE:
Rates are not based on a 24hr clock. You are charged for the first day, regardless of your check in time. On your last day, if you check out by noon, there is no charge for that morning. A full charge applies after 12 noon.

Cat Boarding

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Imagine a place so serene that the only sound louder than a kitten’s purr is the soft music on the radio. Sunshine pours through the windows, and sleep is on the menu several hours a day. This place exists, and we call it The Cattery.

Cattery

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The Cat-S-Paw suite is a home away from home for our feline friends! Bright and open, there is plenty of space to roam around or curl up in. Soft music, cushy pillows, cubby houses, scratch pads, toys, treats, ducks and birds outside the window – all in climate controlled luxury.

Direct access is provided to our outside fully caged patio. Here, our guests can enjoy the cat trees and hang out watching the wild birds by the creek.

Individual inside and outside space is available for those that prefer privacy.

Bedding, food, treats and toys are all supplied, however, you are more than welcome to bring your pet’s food and/or any others of your pet’s favourites. (Please leave food and water dishes at home). Also bring any oral/topical medications if needed. Again, no extra charges are incurred for these administrations.


Daily Cat Boarding Rates

PLEASE NOTE:
Rates are not based on a 24hr clock. You are charged for the first day, regardless of your check in time. On your last day, if you check out by noon, there is no charge for that morning. A full charge applies after 12 noon.

 

ONE CAT
1 – 14 Days… $17
15 or more Days… $15

TWO CATS
1 – 14 Days… $30
15 or more Days… $26

THREE CATS
1 – 14 Days… $40
15 or more Days… $35

✓All rates are plus GST

***Payment can be made by Debit, Cash or Cheque!!*** Thanks!

 
  • No hidden fees for the administration of medications, portioning of food, playtime, etc.
  • Geriatric and special needs care welcome at no extra costs.
  • Food, bedding, treats and toys are included in daily rates.

Daycare Hours

 
 

7:30 am – 5:00 pm (6:00 p.m. by appt. only)

A-1 Boarding Kennels provides a safe and loving environment for your furry friend. Bring your pup in for the day while you are busy at work or just for a few hours while running errands.

We have supervised playtime as well as private suites available.


Daycare Rates

 

Half Day (up to 5 hours)
1 Dog… $18.00
2 Dogs… $32.00
3+ Dogs… +$10.00 each

Full Day (5+ hours)
1 Dog… $24.00
2 Dogs… $38.00
3+ Dogs… +$12.00 each

Punchcard
Pre-pay for 10 visits and receive the 11th visit free!

***Payment can be made by Debit, Cash or Cheque!!*** Thanks!

GROOMING

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A-1 is proud to offer grooming services seven days a week for all sizes and breeds of dog. We have five certified groomers, each with multiple years of experience. We understand that grooming can sometimes be stressful for some dogs, and our groomers approach each dog with gentleness and compassion.

Each dog is groomed from start to finish, and breaks are given when needed. We do not put dogs in crates throughout the process at any time, your pup begins and finishes with the same groomer, and she tends to your pup until he is trimmed to perfection and a seasonally appropriate bandana or bow is placed around the neck for a little added flare!

For elderly or extremely anxious dogs, our groomers are able to think outside the box to make the experience as comfortable as possible. Customized shampoos and conditioners are always offered at no extra charge to accommodate all coat types and skin sensitivities.

The cost of each groom is dependent on the size, breed, condition of coat, and type of haircut. A bath, nail trim, and ear cleaning is included with each groom. If you require just a nail trim, we do them on a walk-in basis for $10 plus tax. All grooms must be booked ahead of time and vaccines must be up to date and provided before or at the time of the dog’s arrival. Dogs are welcome to stay in daycare before or after their groom for an additional fee. Many guests who are boarding their dogs will opt for a groom on their last day of their stay so that they come home happy, tired and beautiful!

Please call for an appointment (250) 763-2202 or drop by with your canine friend to speak to one of our groomers for an approximate quote.

Meet Our Amazing Team

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Owners Paul & Lexie

In 2003, Paul and Lexie Furer moved with their family from BC’s Cariboo Interior to purchase the facilities from the founding owners. They live on-site, close at all times to the animals in their care. Their generous gardens and pond are shared with ducks, quail and birds of several other varieties, and, of course, their four-legged friends in the kennel and cattery. Over the years, a couple of very special dogs have also shared Paul and Lexie’s home – two wonderful dogs named Jumanji and Miss. And now their new addition this Spring, Miss Grayce!

With four children and five grandchildren, Paul and Lexie are always on their toes! Luckily, the A-1 business is largely a family affair, and several members of the family work daily in various roles of operation to keep everything running smoothly.

In their spare time, Lexie and Paul enjoy relaxing in the great outdoors, camping, boating, fishing, attending classic car functions, and of course, spending time with friends and family, on both two legs, and four!

Lexie and Paul invite you and your pet to visit A-1 Boarding Kennels any time!

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Office Hours
Monday - Sunday • 7:30am - 5:00pm

Daycare Hours
Monday - Sunday • 7:30am-5:00pm
(6:00pm by appointment only)

Telephone: (250) 763-2202
Fax: (250) 763-2927
Emailboardin_on_gordon@shaw.ca



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3755 Gordon Drive
Kelowna, BC, Canada V1W 4M8