Boarding Kennel for Sale


Need more space for your dogs? Or fancy a lifestyle working with animals?

Pets Place Boarding Kennel is for sale. Eastern Cape. Situated in pleasant countryside, 30 minutes drive from beautiful beaches. The premises is suitable for boarding kennels, rescue kennels, doggy day care, or for a dog breeder who wants to keep dogs apart when necessary.

Owner retiring.


The plot was first used for farm land. Around 1989 it was bought by Joan Fourie, a dog breeder and groomer. She built a cottage and began a grooming and boarding business called Pets Haven. She also did small scale farming. In 2002 it was bought by myself. I changed the name to Pets Place and developed the boarding business. Today it is a flourishing business with repeat customers.

The property comprises:

24 dog kennels, most of whom can house several dogs from the same household. At peak times, pets are turned away, so there is potential for expansion.

Fenced grass playgrounds for dogs.

8 cat kennels with catnip gardens.

Rabbit cages, which can be used for any small animal.

3 bed-roomed Cottage.  Open plan kitchen/living room. One bathroom. The main bedroom has fitted cupboards. Floor size 160.5mē.

Single garage with small store room.

Self-contained granny flat which can be used for visitors, staff quarters, or storage. With a little alteration it could be made wheelchair-friendly. A new roof was installed in April 2019. Floor size 75mē.

Ample fencing around the house and kennels.

Strong working borehole, and rain water tanks. The borehole is on a timer which pumps every day. The borehole should deliver 1200L per hr,  according to Albany Pumps, who installed it, and who are quick to act should any part need replaced.

10 hectares. The river which forms the boundary seldom flows as it is dammed upstream, but there is usually a pool of water, suitable for livestock. Pasture for say six cows or horses. The property is next to the beautiful Lindale game farm.

Eskom electricity

Reliable wi-fi and cell phone coverage

The rates are low as there is no municipal service. There are two septic tanks for sewage, and a French drain for grey water.

Natural resources:

The soil near the river is fine, stoneless sand, suitable for building or brick-making.

There is abundant fire-wood from thorn trees. The cottage has a fireplace big enough for a wood stove.

Aloe ferrox grows wild and makes a colourful splash in the winter. The leaves may be of commercial value.

Wildlife seen on the property: buck, monkeys, otter, porcupine, spring hare, rabbit, dassie, warthog, tortoise. It is a natural wildlife sanctuary.

Reeds by the river can be used for natural-looking fencing or screens.

Water is an important resource, and there is ample.


The business comprises:

The name, "Pets Place."

Cell number


Web domain if wanted.  The domain can be linked to a fresh website with fresh pix.  Or your new website can have a different name.

Data base of clients

Kennel equipment

Mentorship if wanted

The business is a going concern with a good name, good will, advance bookings, and repeat customers. Mentoring and help with relief work from present owner is a possibility if needed.


Pets Place is 20 minutes drive from Grahamstown, home of top class schools, Rhodes University, the annual National Arts Festival, and an annual KUSA dog show. The kennels is on the R343 at Salem hamlet, which has an active church and cricket/tennis club.


Financial reports are available, signed by Whiteleys Accountants.


At front of the cottage is a  bedroom with a window down to pet-level. A peep through the front bedroom window. This room leads out to its own garden with a big tree where they can watch the weaver birds building nests.
Kitchen area of the living room, which also serves as dining room and lounge all in one, open plan. A corner of the spacious living room
A few of the kennels. Dogs play in the garden and sleep in a kennel. The building on the right is the office. The main dwelling is on the left of it.
Above - the bathroom in the main dwelling. The granny flat has a shower/toilet,
The main bedroom is large, with fitted cupboards  
The garage has electric lights, and two power points. At the back of the house is a large enclosed veranda which could be made into two extra bedrooms, a workshop, or grooming parlour. 
A profusion of yellow wild flowers Purple wild flowers growing up the fence
No need to do gardening - the wild flowers create colour.




Salem has an advantage of security cameras on the roads at strategic positions. They discourage criminals from entering the area. But wherever we live, we must take responsibility for our own security in order to prevent crime. It's better to prevent crime than to expect the police to be everywhere at once in order to protect everyone. A start has been made with some security measures. A good addition to these would be to have dogs in the house.

There are kennels all round the house and the doggy boarders raise the alarm if anyone approaches.

There is an alarm installed by Hi Tec of Grahamstown.

Burglar bars on windows in the cottage. Two doors have security gates.

There is a security camera recording the comings and goings, day and night.

There are ample kennels should the new owner wish to keep guard dogs.

Outside lights have been installed around the cottage.

WhatsApp Group

The area is covered by Hi-Tec Security Firm, and Seven Fountains Police.


It takes courage to relocate and take up a boarding business! It's always stressful to move house. Jesus said, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father and I will come to him and make our home with him."  My story of how I got the kennels is here - Personal



The landline in the video below is no more. Phone 0842839746 or email


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