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Pet hotel for small animals 2019/12/22 13:02
I am in the Kansai region. I know some pet stores have pet hotel/sitting service for dogs and cats but is there any that take other animals like guinea pigs, rabbits or birds?
by Su (guest)  

Re: Pet hotel for small animals 2019/12/22 19:10
As far as I can tell from internet searches, yes, there are. Which prefecture/city are you in (please let us know if you want us to send you some specific names)? But I am not in Kansai, so I do not have any personal recommendations.
Or if you’ve ever taken your small pets to a vet, you could ask at your vet?
by AK rate this post as useful

Re: Pet hotel for small animals 2019/12/22 21:16
AK- I live in Kobe city, Hyogo Prefecture. Oh I see, do veterinarians also provide a petsitting/hotel service? I tried with just the term ペットホテル but had a hard time to specifically look for one for small animals.
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Re: Pet hotel for small animals 2019/12/22 21:54
I recommend hiring a pet sitter instead of pet hotels to avoid to put them in stress from the unfamiliar environment and existence of the other animals.
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Re: Pet hotel for small animals 2019/12/22 22:05
Some vet clinics do have pet hotels on-site as well. But what I meant was that, rather than asking someone here, it might be an idea to contact your vet for "their recommendations" for good pet-related facilities :)
by AK rate this post as useful

Re: Pet hotel for small animals 2019/12/22 22:07
Try with: 神戸市 (Kobe city), ペットホテル (pet hotel), and 小動物 (small animals) or うさぎ (rabbits).
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Re: Pet hotel for small animals 2019/12/22 22:10
Yes, depending on the pet, you could also consider a pet-sitter as well.

But for pet hotels, searches turned up places like:
https://xfrjd844.wixsite.com/elfi
(In Higashi-nada ku)

http://petsitter-fluffy.com/hotel/index.html
(In Chuo-ku)

Please note that those are just from web searches and are not my personal recommendations.
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Re: Pet hotel for small animals 2019/12/22 23:04
..(guest) wrote "I recommend hiring a pet sitter instead of pet hotels to avoid to put them in stress from the unfamiliar environment and existence of the other animals."
-- yeah actually I would prefer a pet sitter but I was really unsure if that is a thing in Japan, so that is why I asked about pet hotels as an option but definitely pet sitter options can be recommended.

AK- thanks for the website links and the terms, I'll look into those, and will ask the veterinarian office too, thanks!
by Su (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Pet hotel for small animals 2019/12/22 23:32
Hiring a pet sitter is quite common here. I'm Japanese who lives with ferrets and I always do it when I have to make my home vacant.
I've hired 3 sitters in total and all of them satisfied me. All of them were licensed animal technician with experience at animal clinics as well.
The fee was around 3,000-4,000 yen+actual commuter cost per day (30min). They all sent me a report with pics every time they finished taking care of my ferrets.
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Re: Pet hotel for small animals 2019/12/22 23:57
.. (guest)- That is good to know, I will try to research as much as I can looking into that.
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