PAMPERED PETSSiyabonga Natalene MakhuboPeople all across South Africa have opened their hearts to all different kinds of furr-babies out there, from adopting rescue pets to picking out cute newborns- even the scaled reptiles are adored! As such the demand for pet services has also risen. The lock-down left a lot of anxiety and loneliness in people, but what has it done to our furry companion?

Here a list of a few affordable pet haven destinations to discover in Gauteng, that are sure to leave your pet purr-fectly pampered.

1. The Jolly Dog Spa caters to both dogs and cats are indulged with premium products and tasty treats, even the people are pampered here. From Monday to Friday and the last Saturday of each month The Jolly Dog Spa operates between 8 am to 4pm where your pet can enjoy their day at the spa or one can make use of the day care! For those who prefer a more personal touch, they also offer mobile pet-care. Located in the green suburb of Hurlyvale you can guarantee your pets happiness at The Jolly Dog Spa - For a pawsome experience for your furry companion.
2. Paw Buddies offers an exceptional full grooming experience for your pets in a stress-free environment in the comfort and safety of your own driveway. So if you’re a Pretoria native looking for a place that uses products that are environmentally friendly with a professional approach to animal grooming right in your driveway, Paw Buddies is sure to hit your spot!
3. Soapy Smooches is where compassion meets care for your pet. Not only do they specialise in cats and dogs, but other animals are also welcomed by a professional team who knows how to take care of your animals at all times. From helping your pet deal with separation anxiety, joint pain, stiffness massages and relaxation treatments to bubble-baths and bows, it is safe to say that Soapy Smooches is your holistic choice for pet-care.
4. Paws N Claws is a successful family business that pays attention to getting to know both pet and owner alike, in order to provide the finest of services. With a 21year background in dog training, Paws N Claws offers customers a wide variety of services including cost-effective pet sitting, without compromising the high standard of care provided. They also have an excellent mobile grooming services with qualified groomers located in Woodmead to Pretoria, west of Roodepoort and east of Boksburg.
When choosing the best place for your best friend please take care to check that their values meet yours and that they are as ethical as you are! While the above are all accredited dog careers, not all companies take it as seriously, so demand the same quality care that you’d expect for yourself.