Pet Boarding and Pet Transport Specialists

Welcome to Keringa

Keringa-Petwings is a world-leading pet services organisation that specialises in luxurious boarding and pet transport for dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, bearded dragons, and other pets.

As a long-standing member of IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association), Keringa-Petwings has been in operation and setting the benchmark in exceptional pet care for over 50 years.

Keringa-Petwings officially opened in March 1973, but its story began long before that. It all started with a stray dog who arrived at our founder’s house in Johannesburg and refused to leave. Our founder named him Negra, and as responsible pet owners do, 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 and became a reality when our founder located the perfect property, a 5-hectare smallholding not far from the airport.
During the heat of summer, he and his right-hand man, Daniel Molaiwa, built Block A (now our Canine Cabanas). They then built the rest of the kennels and catteries, the Forest Log Cabins, the clinic, and the Moggy & Beano kitchen.

Keringa-Petwings offers quality food, luxurious home-from-home accommodation, and loads of love and attention every single day of the year. Our
highly trained staff are chosen for their love of animals as well as their skills. Keringa-Petwings has been going the extra mile and providing all the above for 50 years, so we must be doing something right. Right?

Our Services

From Pet Boarding to Worldwide Pet Transport, and everything in between, Keringa-Petwings has 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.

Fluff & Go

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Keringa-Petwings offers a "Fluff & Go" bath and brush service for dogs. We can fetch and deliver too so that your car seats and clothing stay clean.

Why Choose Keringa

  • Experience

    Keringa-Petwings has been operating for more than 50 years and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of pet care, pet boarding, and pet transport (worldwide). To date, we've reunited more than 6,000 dogs, cats, birds, bunnies, and other pets with their people throughout South Africa and in countries worldwide (by air and by road).

  • Expertise

    We have a dedicated team of 40 highly trained animal lovers. Our kennel and cattery manager lives on the premises, and we have a consulting vet who is available 24/7/365. We are a longstanding member of IPATA (International Pet and Animal Transportation Association); we are recommended by vets throughout South Africa as well as the staff at Heathrow Airport (London, UK) and other airports.

  • Empathy

    We play with and exercise our dog guests in safe, grassy parks every day. We also brush them daily and give them a free bath before they go home. Our cat guests are groomed and cuddled every day, too. We offer safe infrared heaters in all our kennels and catteries. We feed all our pet guests’ top-quality food along with any special diets and medication (if required).

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

  • Luxurious kennels, catteries, and other pet accommodations to suit most budgets;
  • Local and international pet transportation via air (our Petwings division) and road (our Petwheels division);
  • Travel containers are manufactured in our on-site carpentry factory in accordance with the highest international standards;
  • A pet food and toy shop on the premises;
  • A “Fluff & Go” for dogs (with collection and delivery options);
  • A consulting vet on call 24/7/365.
  • A team of 40 well-trained animal lovers across all our 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.

Keringa Bonsai the Cat Testimonial

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.

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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.