Safari inspired pet-opia offers upscale boarding, daycare, training and grooming in natural surroundings
LOS ANGELES – At Londolozi South African game reserve, nestled in the glorious Kruger National Park, some of the earth’s largest animals roam free amid awe-inspiring backdrops and breathtaking scenery. Zulu for ‘protector of all things’ Londolozi is a safe and natural oasis for leopards, lions, rhinos, elephants and giraffes – the quintessential animal sanctuary.
That sanctuary has now been replicated in Culver City in the form of Londoloza Dog Den and Cattery. The brain child of dog lovers, and owners Patricia Werre (who traveled to the world-renowned reserve during the design phase), and dog caretaker expert Dana Parker, Londoloza Dog Den and Cattery is a tribute to all that is natural and wild, offering pets a serene environment and first-rate care in the heart of Culver City. Designed with every conceivable convenience in mind, Londoloza boasts 16,000 square feet of luscious landscape where pets are free to explore. Complete with designated play areas for small and large dogs, expansive leash-free dog runs and special services catering to older dogs and puppies, there are also private sleeping dens, and suites for boarding in addition to dog training and grooming facilities. Cats have their own unique quarters, and jungle to peruse. Of course no LA establishment is complete without valet services – and Londoloza offers that too.
“Londoloza is an experience unlike any other pet daycare or boarding facility in the world,” says owner and professional dog boarder Dana Parker. “Our recreated African Bush is outfitted with everything pets (and their owners) could possibly want for the ultimate nature-filled adventure. This is the crème de la crème of pet lodges.”
Already popular among celebrity clients including Josh Duhamel & Molly Sims, Londoloza is more than a spectacular space. It’s a warm and nurturing environment with a dedicated staff of 10. “We have teamed up with Michael Chill, a renowned trainer here in LA, and our daily care pet professionals are top of the line,” says Parker. “We only employ those who have a passion for animals as much as we do.” With more than fifteen years as a professional dog walker and boarder, the opening of Londoloza is a “dream come true.”
Londoloza Dog Den is also very keen on working with local pet adoption charities, and anticipates an adoption event every weekend at their location for cats and dogs. “We believe it’s very important for us to give back to our community, and we know that very often dogs are brought back to the same adoption center for lack of socialization, or destructive behavior. To avoid those issues we will be offering owners for all dogs adopted through an affiliated organization a 50% discount coupon for all daycare and boarding for the first year in their new home. We hope this extra activity will help these pups live long and happy lives with their new families,” says owner Patricia Werre.
As an introduction new clients will receive a complementary full day of play at Londoloza. DayPlay rates for dogs start at $30, with special packages offered for multiple visits. Overnight lodging for dogs starts at $50, and cats can board for $25 per night with multiple night and multiple pet discounts. For additional information, to make a reservation or to take a tour, visit www. londolozadogden.com or call 310-237-5003.
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Londoloza Dog Den and Cattery offers pets a serene environment and first-rate care in the heart of Culver City. Designed with every conceivable convenience in mind, Londoloza boasts 16,000 sq ft of space where pets are free to play and sleep. Valet too.