Hani stayed at Shindogs while she recovered from surgery. We can offer constant care to dogs who need it.
Monica, receiving special food. Guests get fed while in individual areas, to provide a secure eating environment.
Spikey and Barkey munch on special meal : sweet potatoes. It was Christmas dinner.
Thanks for coming!
Welcome to our Kennel! We are dog lovers who have spent years building our home pack (currently ten dogs, two cats, one hamster), and our Sanctuary (currently about 50 dogs, but over 300 dogs have been part of BAPS). In all this time we have learned about caring for dogs of all sizes and temperaments, so the way we run our kennel comes from all of those experiences, plus research into industry standards, advice from our vet, and tips from other friends that are familiar with kenneling in the west.
Shindogs Kennel is run as a family pack. Guests are integrated to the group, for a cage-free stay as temporary family members. for this reason, we have a minimum stay of SEVEN days, allowing dogs to integrate. Less than that de-stabilizes our home dogs and guests. (but previously integrated dogs have no minimum stay)
Hi, we are Leo Mendoza and Jin Young Shin. We are pretty well known around the Southeast of the country by expat dog lovers.
In 2008 we Started the Busan Abandoned Pet Sanctuary, what is, as far as we know, the only Dog sanctuary in Korea that is run with 'western standards'. We started with 120 dogs that a hoarder had abandoned, and many were in need of serious emotional care in order to be adopted. In the time since we started, BAPS has placed almost a hundred dogs in adoptive homes all over the world.
We have had many experiences with the standard Korean 'pet hotel' service, and frankly we find it not up to our standards. When we kennel our own dogs, we want them to be able to spend as much time as possible out of their cages, interacting with humans, and going outside for relieving themselves, getting sunlight, and exercising. That is why the 'warehouse' approach that is so prevalent here is just not good enough for our babies.
So out of all of that, here are the policies and procedures we've established, to find the right balance of price, service, and well being for the dogs!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will my pet be able to play with others?
We'd love to give the dogs many chances to make friends and play, but safety and health are always first. When your dog (or another boarder) is away from home, stress and nerves can cause fights, so socializations will be done only after thorough observation.
How often do you let the dogs out each day?
Dogs get to spend a lot of time outside, as scheduled. Friendly dogs may be out the whole day. See the pricing and cost page for a detailed daily schedule. We make sure that dogs always have a safe area to be in the house or the yard.