Are you looking for dog boarding in Gran Canaria? Would you like to find the perfect place where your four-legged friend can have fun and be well looked after? What if we told you that we have compiled a list of the best places on the island? Read on and find out everything you need to know.
Dog boarding centres in Gran Canaria, how to choose?
First of all, we would like to tell you that this list has been created thanks to the recommendations of our Instagram community @welovegrancanaria. We have only been users of some of the dog daycares in Gran Canaria mentioned and it has been a long time. So make sure you read the reviews of each kennel or dog sitter before deciding where to leave your best friend. Moreover, if you are not required to meet the following requirements, worry, because if you are not required to meet them, other dogs may not be either and your pet may be at risk:
- Vaccination booklet containing all vaccinations: rabies, parvovirosis, distemper, leptospirosis, hepatitis, kennel cough, etc. The latter is very common in kennels and can be avoided if you are asked for it.
- Deworming: This treatment is recommended and should be kept up to date to avoid transmission of parasites.
- Microchip: This small device helps to identify the dog in case of loss and is often requested by kennels.
- Dog behaviour: They may also require your dog to be sociable, which is essential to ensure everyone’s safety.
- Zoo core number: If it is a centre (not a keeper), we recommend confirming that the kennel has a zoo core number, to ensure health and animal welfare requirements (surface area of living and play areas).
- Styrenilised and/or not in heat. On the other hand, males are often required to be neutered (except for exceptions due to health or age) and/or females not in heat.
Remember that dog boarding centres in Gran Canaria may have their own conditions, so it is best to contact each one directly for more specific information.
The best dog boarding centres in Gran Canaria
There are more kennels, dog sitters and dog boarding centres in Gran Canaria than you might think. The hard part is finding someone you can trust and who, at the same time, guarantees the wellbeing and health of your pet. Let’s take a look at the list of the most recommended by the Instagram community!
✔ Kinderdog Valsequillo, kennels in Gran Canaria
Kinderdog dog boarding have been recommended to us several times. They offer day and overnight kennels in Valsequillo. The price per night per dog is €12 without food. The dog sitter is Zuleima and you can contact her on the following telephone number.
✔ La Casona de Wendy, dog daycare in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
If you are looking for a dog daycare in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, La Casona de Wendy is another option that has been recommended to us. On their Instagram they define themselves as a rural dog hotel without cages, the dogs are loose. They are in the neighbourhood of Tenoya, just five minutes from the Los Alisios shopping centre. The price of a stay at this dog hotel in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is €18/night, for 3 or more dogs the rate is €12/night/dog. They also have a day-care service, but they do not do pick-ups. For questions and bookings, please contact Wendy by WhatsApp, as there is no good phone signal at the finca.
✔ Canarycan, dog boarding in Gran Canaria (also cats and other animals)
CanaryCan, located just 15 minutes from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Arucas, is a day care centre for dogs, cats and other animals (rodents, horses and birds) in a natural environment of 3 hectares. This place gives the animals the freedom to explore wooded parks and open spaces. The price per dog or cat is €15/night. For stays of more than three days, the price is reduced to €12/night. Included in the price are boarding, stay and walks. You can see all the prices of services and stay for other animals here and contact them below.
✔ Dog sitter in Gran Canaria Bracos, San Mateo
We know this one first hand from the time we left Silver and Plata. In principle we have no complaints, but it was quite a long time ago. They offer a pick up and drop off service for dogs of all sizes. The site is located in a rural setting of 4,000 metres in San Mateo. The price per dog with Royal Canin food is €14/day + IGIC. If there are two or more dogs the price is €12/day + IGIC. Prices include pick up and delivery on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. You can get more information on their website or by calling the following mobile phone number.
✔ Talento Canine Centre, dog boarding in Telde
This dog day care centre in Telde has also been recommended to us several times. Among the services they offer are a day stay, lodging and grooming. The price per night varies depending on the size of the pet: up to 18 kg the price is €11/night. If your pet weighs more than 18 kg the price is €16/night. You can contact them on the following mobile phone number.
✔ Canine hotel in Gran Canaria Escubidú, Agüimes
The Escubidú dog hotel in Agüimes is another option that has been recommended to us so that your pet can go on holiday while you travel with peace of mind. This is one of the few dog kennels in Gran Canaria that has a swimming pool for dogs to play in. The price per night is €16 all inclusive. For booking and more information, we leave you their contact telephone number.
Dog sitter in Gran Canaria at home and in their own home
If you are looking for private dog sitters in Gran Canaria to come to your home or if you want them to offer you a personalised treatment at home, we have several recommendations from the community:
- GlovoMascota: with home visit for dogs, cats and other pets
- Amaya cuidadora canina: dog sitter in the sitter’s home
- MiLolaPets: dog boarding in their home
- CuidaDogs: dog sitter who comes to your home (also cats)
✔ App Rover and Gudog, more dog sitters in Gran Canaria
These two apps put you in contact with individuals who will look after your dog in their own home or go to your home. Perfect for those who are looking for a more personalised option, as we know that many pets suffer if they are taken out of their environment. Of course, as they are an app, i.e. an intermediary, the price is always higher.
Cat sitters in Gran Canaria
If you are looking for cat sitters in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a reference that has been repeated in the mentions of the community is Day Care Miau. Cynthia has more than 10 years of experience and is in charge of providing a home service so that your kitty lacks nothing.
Dog boarding in Gran Canaria: prices
As you can see, the price per night for pet sitting in Gran Canaria can vary depending on the services. In general, rates range from €11 per day to €30 per day for more personalised services at home or in the sitter’s home. When comparing prices, check to see if they include pick-up, boarding and if there are special rates for more nights or more than one dog. Although you already know that the best thing to do for your dog is not to change its usual diet (it can cause intolerances), as it requires a period of adaptation.
We hope this guide will help you find the perfect place so you can go on holiday with peace of mind and know that your dog is in good hands. Remember, the happiness and health of your best friend is the most important thing! Sometimes it’s worth paying a little extra 🙂
More content for families with pets on Gran Canaria
Here are some other articles from our blog that may be of interest to you if you have a puppy in your family or if you are going to travel to Gran Canaria with your pet.
- Sitios pet friendly en Gran Canaria
- Pet friendly hotels in Gran Canaria, take it with you on a getaway!
- Dog friendly beaches in Gran Canaria
Finally, if you want to support our content and, at the same time, help you discover the restaurants, beaches and trails we recommend, take a look at our island guides.
We are Ruth & Jorge, Gran Canarians with a travelling soul. Experts in tourism and digital marketing. We share the most authentic side of Gran Canaria (where we live) and… our adventures around the world!