Ho Chi Minh City · Hobby · Pet

Bed & Pet First – New Pet Daycare in Saigon

Bed & Pet First is the new pet center and care in District 2. I kinda like their name, catchy and funny (although for some people it sounds lame, Bed & Breakfast, Bed & Pet First lol). I found out about this place from my friend. They haven’t done anything special to promote the place. They were opened on May 28th, soft opening.

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I went there with my friend and our dogs to try out the cafe. They have many different service there, I will list it here. Their cafe only sells drinks, and too bad there are not many options for the drink. They should improve on that. I ordered Vietnamese Ice Coffee with milk. It was good! A bit sweet but I like it. The staffs are very nice and friendly, also a dog lover. Too bad their english is lacking and need improvement.

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I took the chance to look around the building and visited all the rooms. The first one I visited was the shop. This shop is small but has many items. Not many dog toys tho. The most interesting part was dog sofa! They have options for fabric and model as well. Time to spare some money for dog sofa?? hmm.. And there’s small cowboy hat. Very cute! I was so tempted to buy it. They said they have boats and rain coats too, but I missed it.

The next room I checked was Self Bathing room. You can use this room for only 99k vnd to bath your pet. They provide everything, even an apron for u! Neat huh?

Massage room and photo room are in 1 room. It’s funny to see the small bed for dog massage and they are separated with curtain! I wonder if my dog would love the massage or not.. She hates other people touching her body. They also have bathtub massage (massage in the water!). For pet photo, we need to make appointment before hand. The photographer (who is from Malaysia, according to the staff) doesn’t stay there all the time.

They have grooming room as well, but for now they only do nail cut. The other grooming service will be available in August.

The roof top area is the boarding room. I couldn’t go inside because there was a customer dog staying there. Fair enough. They have several types of room, from standard to VIP.

It looks promising to me, hopefully they can maintain everything in good shape until later on. For more information, you can go to their website, or visit their facebook page.

Experience · Ho Chi Minh City · Vietnam

Pet Boarding Service @ Saigon Pet Clinic

One of the concern about having a pet (in my case, a dog) is where to leave them when we are going to go away from home for several days. And this was my concern too last week. I needed to go back to Indonesia for a week so I had to leave my dog here. At first, one of my friend offered me to dog sitting my dog (Yes, there is that option as well if you have a friend who willing to do pet sitting), but then her dog got sick so I didn’t want to burden her.

I’ve been hearing that Saigon Pet Clinic in Thao Dien district 2 has boarding service and it costs about USD $10 per day. I didn’t know other trusted pet hotel in Ho Chi Minh City, so this was my only choice to make sure someone take care of my dog. Beside, I know the people there as well since I do dog walking everyday (it starts from the clinic). They took the dogs for a short walk everyday, so I can be assured that my dog will get enough exercise.

I left my dog there on Nov 10th and took her back on Nov 17th. Total cost is 1.540.000 vnd for 7 days. Here’s the breakdown : boarding service is 180.000vnd per day, and food is 40.000 vnd per day. Total per day is 220.000 vnd. The food is very costly 😦 I could buy one package of dog food with money that much!

So here are the tips if you wanna leave your pet in boarding / pet sitting :
– bring his/her favorite toy as well
– bring the food (some pets have their special food, but even if they don’t I recommend to bring it to trim the food cost xD).

Do you have other recommendation for pet boarding? Or do you have experience using boarding service at saigon pet clinic? Please comment below 😉