Dog kennels in Marbella
I struggled for a short time on where we should put Charlie when we went away to the UK. He’s a labrador so shutting him away in a traditional kennel didn’t seem a good option. So we opted for a kennel that was set in a large garden, where the dogs are split into three groups and play with each other all day. It is located in Nueva Andalucia so fairly local, the local vet sends his dog’s there and I have to say Charlie was in doggy heaven there. Lovely gardens to run in, paddling pools filled with water to splash in, shade to protect them from the sunshine and an abundance of friends. At night a few dogs are allowed to stay and they can sleep in heated accomodation indoors or outside, they choose and on sofas!
However I am now discovering the downside. Whilst Charlie is happy there he has come back each time with medical problems. Since Christmas we are now running up a medical bill of around 150 euros and this is going to get bigger.
The dogs are not checked properly to see if they have had certain vaccinations and so you have dogs that will go there without the kennel cough vaccination. That’s not good. They advise you to have it but really this should be mandatory.
Charlie has come back with a few scars, that’s ok. He’s come back with an eye infection, not really ok as I spotted it immediately and I feel the dog kennel should have too. He’s come back with a large infected wound that he may have caused himself but either way it wasn’t picked up by the kennel. He now has possible parasites from mixing with other dogs ( can’t have been avoided but by mixing with so many made more likely…) and he is now in a terrible state vomitting, losing weight, all not good.
If we go away now I will choose a home from home option. Someone that has one or two dogs only and would take no more than three in total. That way diseases are less likely to be spread and hopefully a couple of weeks away in the UK won’t cost us more than the holiday and poor Charlie in terms of his health……