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Personalised luxury pet hotel lands at Adelaide Airport

24 October 2015    

South Australia will welcome its first inner-metro, five-star pet hotel following a landmark agreement between Guide Dogs SA/NT and Adelaide Airport Limited.

To be located on Adelaide Airport’s western edge adjacent Tapleys Hill Road, the $6 million pet hotel will provide both luxury and affordable mid-range personalised accommodation for dogs, cats and other pets while their owners are away on holidays or business.

The industry-leading facility will include 244 standard and luxury rooms, and extensive indoor and outdoor enclosures where pets can run, play and swim.

Standard dog boarding will comprise clean and spacious individual kennels with beds, climate-controlled temperate and plenty of natural light.

Luxury rooms will include personal televisions and even live-streaming web-cams, so clients can view their loved-ones from anywhere on the globe. Cats will have access to spacious condos with private sleeping areas and litter boxes.

Construction of the airport pet hotel – which will also offer personalised doggy day-care and training services – is due to commence in early 2016, with the facility expected to be open to the public by early 2017.

Guide Dogs SA/NT Chief Executive Kate Thiele, recently named Telstra SA Business Woman of the Year 2015, says the organisation will use its high-level expertise in animal care, dog training and kennelling to establish the pet hotel to the highest standard.

“This is a first for Guide Dogs SA/NT. Never before in South Australia have we seen a facility of this type, which will in itself be a holiday destination for pets thanks to the outstanding facilities and high standard of care and safety that the hotel will provide,” Ms Thiele says.

“This will be Adelaide’s first inner-metropolitan, purpose-built personalised luxury pet hotel where owners will be able to leave their cats, dogs and other pets with absolute peace of mind while they’re away.

“In many cases owners will be able to drop their pets off at the hotel and be checking-in for their flight just five minutes later.

“Importantly, all our pet hotel employees will undertake a similar training regime to Guide Dogs’ highly skilled dog experts to ensure quality care, backed by Australia’s most trusted charity.”


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Media contact: Richard Astbury, Marketing Manager, Guide Dogs SA/NT
Media line: 0487 111 000