Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, in Waiakea Uka, Hilo
Summer can be our busiest time! We strongly recommend making reservations as soon as you know you will be needing us. We frequently sell out, especially for our larger Guests.
PLEASE NOTE AVAILABILITY UPDATE, BELOW ! ~Call us at (808) 959-8360 to Inquire~
Send in your "Reservation Request" as soon as you know your travel plans! There is never a "Cancellation Fee", so better to have you on the calendar to ensure a suite for your furry family.
AVAILABILITY UPDATE AS OF MARCH 28th, 2018
WE ARE SOLD OUT and DAYCAMP IS CLOSED:
NO CURRENT CLOSED DATES TO REPORT AT THIS TIME!
<<<<<<<<<<< ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OUR LARGER GUESTS!!! >>>>>>>>>>>> Please NOTE:
We are no longer be accepting NEW Large Guest applications. In order to continue to offer the highest level of custom services to our current Guests, we will only be accepting Reservation Requests and DayCamp Requests from NEW Guests UNDER 20 LBS, and with a temperament suitable for the Penthouse Parlor.
We apologize for any inconvenience, and remind our CURRENT Larger Guests that this does not effect you!
WE WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE OUR CURRENT LARGER CLIENTS AS USUAL!
Mahalo for your understanding.
David and Jenipher Jones Resident Managers (eff. 04/01/2017)
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU SEND A RESERVATION REQUEST AT YOUR EARLIEST CONVENIENCE! Remember, there is NEVER a "Cancellation Fee" with us, so reserve early to ensure a suite for your furry family!! Please NOTE: Weekends and the weeks near a Holiday sell out regularly, usually 10 to 21 days in advance. Please send your RESERVATION REQUEST well in advance, to ensure there is space available for your furry family member.
We can help you with your Pet transport needs, whether Inter-Island, Mainland or International destinations. We recently helped Hans and his Family to navigate the paperwork and reservation process for sending a "Giant" crate to the Northwest.
Do you need to know what is required and who can ship which sizes? Do you need to use an Air Cargo Service or can your furry family member travel on your flight? Do you need to travel before your pet and need a place for them and folks you can trust to send them to join you safely? We do this!
WE CAN HELP WITH ALL BREEDS, SIZES AND TYPES OF PETS, INCLUDING ALL SIZES OF DOGS, CATS OR OTHER PETS! Whether they are ENTERING OR LEAVING HAWAII.
We are so grateful for our customers, old and new; our quality surveys tell us they love us, when it comes to resort style, squeeky clean dog boarding and DayCamp services for their much loved K9s.
With our triple fence system, you can leave your pet with us knowing they'll be safe and secure until you return.
We enforce strict
guidelines regarding sanitation and health. Every pet we board (and all
of our own animals) require proof of current vaccines, including Kennel
Cough (bordetella). All guests are inspected thoroughly at check-in for fleas, ticks
and other parasites. If any pests are found at check-in or later, we
will treat with a topical product (see options price guide) to ensure the health of your pet and to maintain our pest
Personal items from home are always welcome for Boarding and DayCamp guests. Please remember to label each item with the guests' first and last name. REGULAR BOARDING INCLUDES...
for Small Guests (25 lbs or less)
We offer individual suites with house, raised orthopedic cot, cozy bed or rug; group play at the "Penthouse Parlor" (temperament permitting);
personal attention and lap time; custom feedings; Play time in one of
the grass yards if appropriate; morning and evening feedings; 1-2 treats
per day; sanitized toys of different sizes and textures; music and
lots of tummy rubs.
for Large Guests (over 25 lbs) : NOT ACCEPTING NEW LARGE GUESTS at this time.
We offer individual Suites in spacious 5x5 or 5x10 Welded Wire, AKC Approved, 6 ft tall kennels. We have PetCots, Large Pillows, blankets and rugs to keep our big Guests feeling like they are home. Guests are allowed group/free play in the "Big Dog Yard", (temperament permitting), personal attention and affection; custom feedings morning and evening; 1-2 treats
per day; sanitized toys; ample fresh water and weather protected areas. Those not suited to group play receive individual exercise, walks and play. Extra charges may apply if your Pet requires an indoor suite or special care. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ EXTRA CHARGES MAY APPLY FOR THE FOLLOWING SERVICES: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
NON-SOCIAL GUESTS (Any Size):
If your Pup is not able to mix and socialize with other Guests (for any reason), "Special Care" charges will apply. They will receive personal walks and play-time with us in a private grass yard or suitable area (based on size and health). PUPPIES (UNDER 16 WEEKS, ALL BREEDS WELCOME):
Based on the age and size of your young
puppy, we can provide a secluded, limited group exposure until the Puppy
has completed their series of vaccines. Once the immunizations are
completed, your Puppy can be gently introduced to full group play and
BOARDING FOR ELDERLY, INJURED, SICK OR RECOVERING GUESTS:
can provide a quiet and comfortable environment for your Special Needs
friend. We will follow yours and your Vet's instructions exactly
regarding feedings, medications, supplements and environment. Please
talk to us about your Special Needs Pet. We can be a
home-away-from-home. Indoor/Special Care charges may apply.
We have a limited number of spaces available for DayCamp. Hours of operation are:
7am to 6pm ~ Monday through Saturday
Reservations are required at least 2 days in advance. Full and Half days can be reserved.
DayCamp offers group play, so guests must be vaccinated, somewhat socialized and non-aggressive. We can provide DayCamp visits for non-socialized Guests for an additional charge of $3 per visit.
Our goal is to provide your Pet with a safe, secure, clean, fun, and enriching environment in your absence. We will treat your Pet like it's part of our own pack. We've outfitted our kennels and facilities with the best kennel enclosures, raised orthopedic beds, a weather-proof environment with an open-air tropical feel and top of the line toys and accessories to ensure your Pet feels safe and content.
We've got separate boarding areas for our Small and Tiny guests. We call it the Penthouse Parlor. There's no big dogs allowed in the Penthouse, so our small Guests don't have to be concerned.
Our grass play yards are spacious, clean and offer great views of the surrounding lush tropical rain forests of Waiakea Uka. We've got a flock of chickens roaming the property, which provide endless entertainment for both our Large and Small Guests. The occasional wild pig troupe can be seen tramping through the back acreage, and we can count on our guests to let us know exactly where they are!
We live on site, so your Pet is never alone on the grounds of Hilo Kennels & DayCamp. We don't punch out and go home at night or on weekends... we ARE
We're committed to using re-cycled materials and local products wherever possible and practical, in the Kennels as well as in our personal lives. We watch every penny so we can offer the best value for your pet-care dollar. In the pages that follow, You'll find details on our boarding and other services available. We'll provide a clear explanation of what is included and what is optional. There's never any hidden fees or surprise costs.
There's lots of pictures of our facilities here in Waikea Uka, Hilo. From the Penthouse Parlor to Big Dog Central in the grass play yard. We've added "bark!-imonials" from our guests and you'll meet a few of Hilo Kennels' mascots (our own Pets!) like Peni and Hoku.
We hope you'll bring your furry... or not so furry... K9 friend to join us for play, fun, attention and affection for the day, week or month atHilo Kennels & DayCamp!
Our most requested healthy snack is...
Dental Chews by the wonderful folks at NYLABONE in New Jersey, USA.
We cut them to suit the size of the Guest and they all LOVE these USA Made snacks!