Cornwall Living 2017

Top dog

We take a look at Creusa, a kennel so good we are contemplating going ourselves!

Cornwall is proud to be a very dog-friendly county, with a fantastic number of dog-friendly beaches for splashing around, incredible countryside for walkies and an impressive array of cafés and pubs that welcome dogs and their well-behaved owners. Of course, sometimes we need to make alternative arrangements. Whether off on a business trip without your best furry friend or you are a visitor staying in a holiday cottage that sadly doesn’t allow dogs, finding a cosy and comforting place for your dog to stay is a top priority.

A kennel owner, based in the heart of Cornwall, has worked non-stop to upgrade six kennels into luxury dog retreats. These units provide your dog with the ultimate holiday experience as they include televisions playing programmes aimed at a canine audience, comfortable handcrafted wooden beds and are fully heated to keep your best friend warm and cosy year-round. Of course, food is always the best part of a holiday so your dog could be feasting on gourmet meals, which are available upon request, including salmon with creamed vegetables and basil on a bed of rice!

Owner, William Bruce, says: “As a pet owner I am aware how stressful it can be when families have no choice but to use kennels. Our aim at Creusa is to minimise that stress by ensuring animals feel at home. My dogs love wildlife channels so we show Attenborough films in the suites.”

The new units have safety glass windows and doors creating a peaceful retreat that is ideal for nervous dogs. In fact, you can even request a calming pheromone diffuser, which emits pheromonene to help reduce stress in dogs that are exposed to challenging situations.

For those holidaymakers who are not allowed dogs in their accommodation, the kennels are perfect for a doggie bed and breakfast as you can come and collect them in the morning and then return them after a day of exploring Cornwall. William adds that they are even happy to bathe any muddy and sandy dogs – ideal! Doggy day-care is also available, which is perfect for locals going to work or holidaymakers visiting attractions that aren’t suitable for dogs.

Indeed, with state-of-the-art security for added peace of mind, this kennel sounds like the perfect solution for any canine needs. I mean, honestly, gourmet food while watching David Attenborough – sign me up!

Creusa Kennels and Cattery

Seven Stars, Bugle, St Austell PL26 8RT
01208 831291
www.creusakennels.co.uk

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