Located on the Big Island of Hawaii, in Waiakea Uka, Hilo
In response to the recent Federal, State and County guidelines regarding "Animal Care Providers" being "..an essential service", and our entire Community needing to "Shelter-In-Place", we will begin offering services to those needing Food, Rx Refills or Pet Shuttle service to/from Veterinarian and possibly Grooming Appointments.
SERVING THE ELDERLY WILL TAKE PRIORITY! USE OUR RESERVATION REQUEST TO SCHEDULE SIP SERVICES. Please click on the underlined link, or visit our SIP Page, to see our initial services and their associated costs. If there is another way we can help you with your Fur-Family, feel free to ask. Mahalo and be well.
Say Aloha to Charli, a Guest in the Penthouse Parlour! We spend all of our time making your Fur-Family feel safe and welcome! We provide open play, all day, with similar sized Guests, if their temperament and health permits.Call us to talk about ways to keep your dog content and enriched during their visit.We can provide customized care for special needs Guests of ALL SIZES, including infirm, elderly, physically challenged, diabetic/heart/liver/kidney problems. How can we help?
...Serving our K9 Community since 2010!
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 JULY 12th, 2020
We are CLOSED from: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25th until 5pm, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd, 2020.(We are accepting Check-In appointments starting 5pm Monday!)
PLEASE BE ADVISED, FOR YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY: ~ We are practicing Social Distancing for checking-in and out. ~ We are utilizing face masks and ask that you do, too!~ All touch points have been sanitized before your arrival.~ Hand Sanitizer is available for your use.~ We can provide a "TOUCHLESS" check-in/out experience, just ask!
ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OUR LARGER GUESTS!!!
>>>>>>>>>>> UPDATE: We WILL accept Larger Fur-Family into our SIP PET SERVICES Program!! We are no longer accepting NEW Large Guest applications for Boarding and DayCamp. We will CONTINUE to serve our CURRENT pack of larger Guests. Mahalo for being part of our ohana! David and Jenipher Jones, Resident Managers
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 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, raised orthopedic cots, cozy bed or rug; group play in 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.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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.
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!