Pet Care Management
Every day people face the question of what to do with their pets when travel, illness, or family emergencies disrupt normal care. Some pet owners attempt to solve this problem by taking their pets with them often leading to unplanned disasters. Other pet owners turn over the care of their animals to well-meaning but untrained neighbours or friends. Again, the results are often unsatisfactory. Pets entrusted to such part-time custodians frequently escape or become seriously ill because of lack of reliable, frequent, and knowledgeable supervision.
Pet Hostels are businesses designed and operated specifically to care for pets, as distinguished from breeding centers, which are devoted to producing puppies; training kennels, which take in dogs for hunting, protection, and other types of specialized training; and veterinary hospitals, which are designed to care for sick and injured animals. Most boarding kennels provide a variety of pet services, such as boarding, grooming, training classes, pet supply sales, and pet shipping. To explore this opportunity Kudumbashree started Pet care centres in various parts of the State.
The Major services are following
1. Short stay facility for Pet dogs
Through the short stay service, the pet owners can leave their pets in the designated cages set as dog hostel. Specific charges will be ensured based on the breed of the dog. Special diets would be ensured for the dogs on demand basis. These facilities will be extended for short period of stays
2. In Patient facility – 2 dogs at a time
Based on the demand for better veterinary care for the pets, an inpatient facility for the dogs will also be extended in these premises by partnering with specialised veterinary doctors. These in patient are specifically designed and deployed for providing post operative care and post disease care, which is not possible at house hold level
3. Pick and Drop facility if needed for Customers
Transportation of dogs forms one of the major hurdles in providing adequate care for the animals at the time of the disease. The diseased pets often soil the normal passenger vehicles when used for transportation. Specialized vehicle used for ABC will be deployed for eady transportation and drop off of the animals
4. Medical Check-up by home visit
Timely check up and administration of vaccines and deworming are neglected area in pet care. The burden of carrying the animals to hospital to undertake this activity often make the owners to desist from undertaking necessary vaccination and timely deworming of the animals. The medical check facility will provided on the model of AMC services through registered pets will be timely vaccinated as per the schedule
5. Grooming for Pet animals
Appearance and hygiene of animal has become one of the most important aspects of pet rearing. Buoyed by increased attention to specialised foreign breeds, the grooming industry for pets is really growing
Through the grooming centres, specialised services like nail trimming, hair grooming and trimming, bathing, dental care etc will be provided through specialised trained professionals
6. Pet License processing
With increasing government regulation in keeping pets, licensing of pets has become a mandatory condition in Kerala. This demand is translated into services specific for delivering the licenses as per the regulation of the state
7. Dog Breeding
The requirement of good pedigree dogs are always on upward spiral. The demand is presently met mainly by unorganised players. The proposed centre would act as a primary centre making available good quality pups of higher breeds and champion lines.