We've used Kennel Nirvana twice now for our two dogs and we'll be booking again later this year for sure. We've tried many, many other kennel's in town and by far had the best experience at Kennel Nirvana. I really like their pick up/drop off hours, makes it much easier to get to early flights or drive back into town at the end of the day. We have been very pleased with the care our dogs have been given as well. The owners are very good and keeping records of our dogs’ shots, they even remind us of what they need and when they are due! They ensure they have emergency contact info for the "just in case" scenarios and they truly seem to enjoy animals. As I said I've called and been to many kennels that keep your dogs caged up and charge you just to "walk" them. Kennel Nirvana's rates seem reasonable and I like that the dogs can play outside, they came home a bit dirty but at least I knew they were playing outside which is what we would prefer rather than being cooped up. Our dogs also come back in good sprits; we noticed a positive difference after leavening at Kennel Nirvana for a few days as opposed to another kennel in town where they seemed depressed after the stay. I like the family feel and am very comfortable taking our "boys" there again. I wouldn't be concerned about the other negative reviews; I would try it yourself and give them a fair chance. The reason for the 4 out of 5 stars... Nothing is perfect; we always have room for improvement no matter how good an experience.
16725 N Oracle RdTucson, AZ 85739
My 2 dogs, a 105lb yellow lab and a 50lb golden retriever mix stayed at kennel nirvana for 15 days. We had a long vacation and my parents were going to watch our dogs since we just plain do not do kennels. The plan fell through when their dog got sick and they couldn't watch our dogs for our trip which was 3 weeks away. I looked at so many kennels I thought I was never going to find a place until I drove over the hills and through the woods to kennel nirvana. For the owner who thinks a dog would like a couch and a tv with a photo of you to stare at while he falls asleep, this is not the place for you. For the owner who thinks a dog wants to run and play all day long, sleep in his bed on the cool ground and go to the bathroom outside while being around other dogs with his same level of energy then kennel nirvana is the place for you. My dog Ralph (the big one) was happy and healthy when I picked him up and my dog Sandy (a shelter dog who had no confidence) was transformed into a confident, playful dog. They were taken care of and I felt they were very safe there. The owners are a delight and give you advice about things they noticed with your dog. We will be using them again and would without a doubt say kennel nirvana is the best place to bring your pets in Tucson.
Just moved to Tucson and my husband and I went to look at every kennel in town. We were shocked at some of the facility's. Then we found Royaile Kennel. We loved the grounds and friendly staff. Our dog loved the kennel. When our dog Sam is outside he can see everything around him and then if he just wants to rest there was the indoor area where he didn't have to see other dogs and he could have his bed from home so he was more comfortable. He came home happy after the free day visit they gave us to see if we/he liked the place, that was enough for me. We have since taken him there a few times and he jumps out of the car with excitement, we think he loves it there! This is the first place we have boarded at that gives our dog Sam a free bath before we picked him up. I have told all our new friends in Tucson to go to Royaile, it is a great place.
Elizabeth did a fantastic job watching not only our home but our family dog and cat. She kept a journal of each day which she showed us when we returned from our trip. You can tell that she knows what she was doing. Such things like wearing the same clothes as the day before to help our dog get used to her scent and her presence in the beginning, etc. She brought over a fantastic little welcome home basket with some fruit and muffins (which were very welcomed the next morning since we didn't have anything in our fridge after leaving town!) Our dog looked fantastic when we got home, I actually thought she had had him groomed, but it was just the fantastic care she gave him. Everything was in perfect order and then some. Great service, and it gave us such peace of mind to know she was there.
Ellie is a true professional that has a passion for what she does--which is offer the best service and care to not only your pets, but to your home as well. I have always worked as a veterinary technician and I am a very picky person when it comes to who takes care of my "babies." It's double worry when I have to find someone that we trust with our home and its well being also! However, with Ellie there were no worries at all. My pets loved her and my husband was happy that he didn't have to worry about our house while we were gone. Her prices are very reasonable and her attentiveness is awesome. I could go on forever about how happy I am that we found her!
This is the best place to board your dogs (babies) when you travel or just need daycare. There isn’t another place in Tucson that takes the time and care of your dog or dogs that Jo and Jim do. I boarded my toy poodle there from 1996 until 2009, when he passed away. He always loved going there and always came home stress free and happy.
Ellie did an awesome job with my 3 dogs Lady, Dude & Zoe. She did more than i expected with the dogs and around the house. Great service! I am very happy that we found HER! She is very professional and reliable. You won't be disappointed. I definitely will be using her services again. "THANK YOU" Ellie
We send our Pug "Maggie" here whenever we travel, and she always arrives happy and stress free, and also always returns the same way. We are very pleased with the quality of the service we have received to date. Great Job Camalot!
Ellie was a great sitter for out 3 big dogs. Everything was done as asked, and she went above and beyound what we thought was a good dog sitter. On time and very Reliable. Thanks Ellie!