Keringa-Petwings

About Keringa

Keringa-Petwings is a world-leading pet services organisation that specialises in luxurious boarding and transport for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and other pets. A long-standing member of IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association), Keringa-Petwings has been in operation and setting the benchmark for almost 50 years.

Although Keringa opened officially in March 1973, our story began long before this. In fact, it started not with Keringa at all, but with a stray dog who arrived at our Kew home and refused to leave. A cross German Shepherd with a floppy ear and bright eyes, we called him Negra. As responsible pet owners do, we took him to dog training and became friendly with a kennel owner who lived out in Honeydew. The idea of working with dogs, cats, and other animals took hold quickly.

With Keringa, you are guaranteed exceptional pet care and you get it. You expect first-class food and your pets get it. You expect the best of everything that money can buy for them because they deserve it. We’ve been going the extra mile and providing all of the above for nearly 50 years, so we must be doing something right. Right?

Our Services

From Pet Boarding to Worldwide Pet Transport, and everything in between, we've got you covered

Pet Transport

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We transport dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, and other pets throughout South Africa and to countries all around the world.

Pet Boarding

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Your pets will enjoy a happy, safe boarding experience, while you enjoy your time away, content in the knowledge that they're receiving the best care possible.

Pet Shop

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We stock reputable brands of dog and cat food at great prices. We also have a huge selection of toys, bedding, and snacks.

Wash & Go

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Keringa offers a Wash & Go service for dogs. We can fetch and deliver too so that your car seats and clothing stay clean. No clipping, thinning, or shaving – we only wash and brush them.

Why Choose Us

  • Experience

    Keringa has been operating for nearly 50 years and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of pet care, pet boarding, pet emigration and transport. We've handled well over 6,000 (and counting) pet emigration cases and are the discerning pet lovers’ only choice when it comes to emigrating with your pets from South Africa to anywhere in the world. We've transported pets safely and soundly, by air or road, almost anywhere in the world as well as around South Africa and adjacent countries. Keringa also assists those who are relocating to South Africa with import permits, customs clearance, airport collection, etc.

  • Expertise

    With access to a consulting vet, providing daily site visits and offering a 24/7/365 on-call service, alongside a dedicated staff complement of 40 members, including a team of 10 highly trained kennel staff members, also headed up by a kennel manager and assisted by two qualified animal health technicians, your pets are in the safest hands.

  • Empathy

    Dogs are exercised daily in grassy parks. Cats are brushed and cuddled every day. Heaters in all kennels and catteries. Free bathing service for dogs. Normal and special diets and medication.

We offer the following services for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, and other pets:

  • Luxurious kennels, catteries, and other pet accommodation to suit most budgets;
  • Local and international pet transportation via air (our Petwings division) and road (our Petwheels division);
  • Travel crates manufactured in our on-site carpentry factory in accordance with the highest international standards;
  • A pet food and toy shop on the premises;
  • Wash & Go for dogs (with collection and delivery option);
  • A consulting vet who does daily visits and checks;
  • A team of 40 well-trained animal lovers in all divisions.

Client Testimonials

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To each and every person working at Keringa Kennels, I wish to convey my deepest gratitude to you for looking after our two dogs, Alfie and Nikki, and our two cats, Gus and Harriet, whilst we were away on holiday. Thank you for working tirelessly over the December holidays, feeding the animals and cleaning their enclosures. We as a family appreciate it very, very much.

Inge

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Thank you sooooo much for all the help. Bonsai actually moved to South Africa with us 4.5 years ago and is now home in the USA. Attached pic. Bless you, for your help. Bonsai is purring and so happy 🙏🏼

Kristin

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Keringa Kennels was there for me when I was at my very lowest, about to be hospitalised and needing care for my elderly, ill fur child, Angel. They went above and beyond in their kindness to me. They were so compassionate and understanding. One thing I did not have to worry about in hospital was Angel. Keringa isn’t a kennel for me, it’s family now.

Kim