How to find a dog kennel in Japan? Whether you are a new or a veteran dog owner trusting your dog with others can be very stressful. Not just any dog kennel, but ideally a cage free, fun playing environment. Honestly, there are presently not a lot of options. We struggled to find a kennel we could trust the first year of dog parenthood in Tokyo. However, the second year we found Athletic Dog Club and have been happy dog parents ever since. After interviewing many dog owners, I have curated a shortlist of 3 dog kennels in the Tokyo/Kanto area. The holidays are approaching fast so book your reservation this week. If you have personally used other kennels and would like to recommend, please add the information below. Happy Dog Days!
How to Find a Dog Kennel in Japan?
1. Athletic Dog Club (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo)– ADC is the service we have been using for the past seven years. ADC has been in business since 1993! The dogs are in indtivivual cages and let out to play a few times a day. unless you request otherwise. Our dog, Hunter, gets so excited when ADC comes to pick him up! Their pick-up and drop-off service is available 365 days a year 9:00 – 21:00; dogs are supervised 24/7. ADC charge for one night and two days (including outside walking and meals) is 5,250 yen for a small-size dog, 6,300 for a middle-size dog and 7,875 yen for a large-size dog. They also have a monthly plan 75,600 yen for a small-size dog, 86,400 yen for a middle-size dog and 108,000 yen for a large-size dog.
Service Details – Athletic Dog Club
Address: 1F 1-8-18 Akatsutsumi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-0044
Reservations: Staff does not speak English but can read and respond to emails in English via their contact form.
Notes: Copy of immunisation record necessary. ADC does not accept credit cards. Prepayment at pick-up is necessary.
2. Dog Inc. (Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa) – Many Expat families I know use Dog Inc. and speak very highly of the service. They do not cage in the day, but cage dogs at night. Each dog is walked outside twice a day along the Tamagawa River. They charge based on the size and length of stay; the longer, the less expensive. The pick-up and drop-off services are available in the Tokyo and Yokohama areas. Details at the website link below. The size of dogs is classified as under 3 kilos, 3-15 kilos and over 15 kilos. Under 3 kilos, fees range from 4,000 yen per night for 1-3 nights down to 2,500 yen per night for +21 nights. 3-15 kilos fees range from 5,500 yen per night for 1-3 nights down to 4, o00 yen per night for +21 nights. Under 3 kilos, fees range from 7,000 yen per night for 1-3 nights down to 5,500 yen per night for +21 nights.
Service Details – Dog Inc.
Address: 1-1-5-1F Futako, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken
Reservations: Call 044-850-0850 and ask for the staff member (also DOG INC. owner) Toru Yamada -who speaks English. If Yamada is not available, please leave your name and number, and he will get back to you as soon he can.
Notes: Copy of immunization record necessary. Prepayment at pick-up is necessary.
If you know of other great dog kennels please let me know!!
How to find a dog kennel in Japan?
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