Wicklow Pet Hotel

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Nov 2021 update – we are no longer accepting doggie guests at the hotel

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Providing more than just minding for your furry family members.  Luxury accommodation combined with loving care.

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NEW BLOCK BOOKING FOR SUMMER PEAK SEASON

NEW BLOCK BOOKING FOR SUMMER PEAK SEASON

The cattery is filling up fast for Summer 2022. Due to unprecedented demand, we are implementing a block booking system during Summer Peak Season (1 June-31 August). Suites and cabins must be booked for a minimum of 4 days mid-week (Mon 10 am - Fri 10 am) or 3 days...

DOG BOARDING UPDATE

DOG BOARDING UPDATE

We are sorry to say that over the past week we have decided we will be taking a break from having doggie guests at Wicklow Pet Hotel for a few years. We will not be opening for dogs until 2024/2025 at the earliest. During this time we will be concentrating on further...

CAT VIDEO

CAT VIDEO

Our full Cattery tour. We had planned on recording this ages ago but we have been full since May so only got time two weeks ago. Thanks to Michelle my sister (who manages the Instagram pages) for recording it.

REVIEWS

Wicklow Pet Hotel
5.0
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Rob Quinn
Rob Quinn
20:41 30 Aug 22
Our 16 year old tabby, Lola is just home from a relaxing stay at the hotel. She has arthritis and takes daily... medication to ease inflammation. So in addition to giving Lola individual care, Karen and staff offered her a comfortable room to ease her mobility. Thank you for your 5 star hospitality!read more
Bruno Battaglia
Bruno Battaglia
20:22 01 Aug 22
Our cat Niki stayed at Wicklow Pet hotel for 10 days in July, it was his first time. It is a great set up and he also... had the 5 star suite with his own garden! He came back all confident and happy, in great form. Great to see that cats also have the chance to stretch their legs and explore the other enclosed areas. We were never worried and it was also great to see his photos and videos on facebook when we were away. Karen and the team looked after him so well and Niki will definitely be back next time we go away. Thanks a lot Karen for looking after Niki and see you next time!read more
Dara Ryan
Dara Ryan
11:16 30 Jul 22
Our cat Purdy loved her stay at The Wicklow Pet Hotel, the location is lovely and the cats have loads of home comforts... and plenty of places to climb and look at the birds. I'd have no hesitation in recommending. Thanks to Karen and her team.read more
Denise Gallagher
Denise Gallagher
13:14 25 Jul 22
Wicklow pet hotel is truly a beautiful place. I had my two. Cats, Max and Ollie, with Karen for the weekend. They are... very nervous as they are not used to people. I was so surprised, Karen was holding them and cuddling them in no time. I left them there totally assured that they would be looked after. It was such a relief to be able to go away and not be worried about them. Thanks a millionread more
Heidi
Heidi
17:21 21 Jul 22
My cat Bubbles had the delight at staying in this fantastic cattery and had an absolute terrific time. The minute I met... Karen I was completely at ease that I did not have to worry about my cat while on holidays. That's exactly the service I need - complete ease of mind while away and a happy, healthy cat on return with no bother on her. Excellent website for bookings and no hassle just lots of happy cat vibes!read more
gillian mathews
gillian mathews
16:05 02 Jun 22
Karen and all her staff at the Wicklow Pet Hotel have been fantastic looking after our family kitten, Rusty. We watched... their YouTube video tour before we booked Rusty in for his holiday and felt happy knowing the high standards that the Wicklow Pet Hotel provides for their pet guests. It was Rusty's first time been away from home and he was a bit of a nervous seven month old kitten. After his arrival at the Wicklow Pet Hotel, Karen provided us with social media updates showing him settling and been very chilled with his new cabin digs. Karen also kindly sent my mum (Rusty's human mammy :)) and brother WhatsApp updates and video showing him playing outside and having lots of chats with Karen which made our life so much happier knowing that he was been taken care of so well. From the booking process which was straightforward and easy to work, all the way through to pick up, the Wicklow Pet Hotel has been brilliant.I would highly recommend Karen, her team and the fabulous Wicklow Pet Hotel to any pet owner. Rusty cant wait now for his next holiday and we all feel great knowing that we have the Wicklow Pet Hotel to book him into and that he will be in excellent hands and they'll take great care of him.read more
Sorcha Hartigan
Sorcha Hartigan
23:03 28 May 22
The best cattery hands down. We only would have loved to have heard about it before now! We don’t even feel guilty... booking our cat in there when we go away now as he loves it! The space is brilliant especially the outdoor areas. Karen is fantastic, very helpful and kind. Can tell how much she genuinely loves the cats and takes care of them exceptionally well. We have seen how our cat reacts to her and he loves her! That has never happened in a cattery before! Our cat stayed there for about two months when we moved and again for a short holiday. Will 100% only ever book him in there now. The updates and pics on social media are so lovely. Our cat got an upset stomach when staying at a different cattery, this is the first time we can tell he is genuinely so relaxed and loves it there! Karen really gets to know the cats personality and gives them one to one attention and what they need. We don’t even live very close to it but we don’t care as it’s worth it!read more
Debbie m
Debbie m
20:49 16 May 22
Such an amazing place for cats, they have a lot of space to wander around and play and have super cozy sleeping area's.... Our cat Toby was so well looked after, the staff are amazing with the animals, they get lots of love and attention. Would 100% recommend to anyone and will definitely use it again.read more
Phil Doherty
Phil Doherty
11:50 15 May 22
Delighted to find this cattery in Wicklow. We sent our two ten month old kittens to Wicklow Pet Hotel for a trial short... stay recently.Karen sent us short videos of both kittens which was very reassuring and thoughtful.Both brothers were in the same kennel and there was plenty of room with outdoor and indoor space. Blitz stayed mostly in the indoor area and Boots outside which was ideal. Karen gave them plenty of attention.Good quality kibbles were provided also. There is a common safe play area too for exercise which is great for active outdoor cats so they don't feel too restricted. We have the kittens booked for two longer stays and feel very happy knowing they will be well looked after by Karen and people who understand the unique personality of each pet.read more
Gwen Gerig
Gwen Gerig
17:39 04 May 22
My four cats had a wonderful time with Karen at her wonderful cattery. They were there for 3 weeks and the whole time... they were looked after really well and super spoilt! No other cattery I have used has come close to the level of care and comfort that Karen provides. The best cattery in the country, hands down.read more
vivienne o'brien
vivienne o'brien
15:04 27 Apr 22
Fantastic place for your Cat to holiday while you holiday! Would highly recommend, excellent care and attention given... to our nervous Kitty Sophie, Karen is dedicated to gain your pets trust, Which was not an easy feat with our Cat! 🐾read more
Lauren Vickers
Lauren Vickers
19:49 29 Mar 22
Our cat had her very first stay here recently and from the second we arrived I just knew she was going to be well... minded. We got regular updates to keep our minds at ease from a text to a very cute video on social media. We would definitely book her in to Karen again and would 100% recommend to anyone looking for reliable, high standard and very comfy stays for their kitty cats.read more
Karen Richards
Karen Richards
13:50 29 Mar 22
Thank you very much to Karen and team for looking after our two young cats so wonderfully. I was extremely nervous... leaving them for the first time and Karen put my fears at ease. The videos and photographs were so appreciated. I could not recommend Wicklow Pet hotel high enough. Fabulous establishment.read more
Charles Moriarty
Charles Moriarty
23:02 08 Jan 22
Our cat Abbey has stayed with Karen at the Wicklow Pet Hotel on a number of occasions. Abbey is always well looked... after, the heated spaces are great and she loves the outdoor climbing area. We love seeing the social media photo updates of Abbey during each stay. My Son loves his visits to the Hotel, Karen is very personable and responsive on any queries, check-in / check-out is always very prompt!. I would recommend the Wicklow Pet Hotel.read more
DESMOND KIRWANBROWNE
DESMOND KIRWANBROWNE
13:46 08 Jan 22
Bear our cat loves her holiday with Karen.When I collect her in the car she “talks” for a short while to say Hello... and then goes asleep on the drive home.When collected from other places she has stayed she gives out verbally for the entire journey home.So I know she is happy with Karenread more
Sinead Cunnane
Sinead Cunnane
08:47 30 Dec 21
Our two kittens were cared for by Karen while we were doing some work on our house. Michael our sociable kitten loved... the activity around him and the freedom of the outdoor spaces. Our very timid and shy Cosmo was secure and comfortable in the heated beds and other comfy spaces in his cabin. Karen sent us a video which was wonderful to receive. We will certainly use the hotel again in the future .read more
Catherine Allan
Catherine Allan
22:03 08 Dec 21
My two cats stayed here for several months while I moved house. They were so well cared for. It was great not having to... worry about them!read more
Muriel Gallagher
Muriel Gallagher
21:20 08 Dec 21
Highly recommend. Our cat has stayed here twice and been very well looked after...clearly run by a true animal lover.... The climbing tree areas are great so cats can get some excercise. The photo updates are so nice to get while you're away. Very efficient booking system also. Thanks Karen!read more
Liz Bromley
Liz Bromley
18:35 03 Nov 21
Our cat Candy stayed at Wicklow Pet Hotel for her first visit last week. Having seen all the photos and videos on... Facebook we felt assured that this would be the best place for her and Karen did not let us down! From the video Karen shared of Candy's stay we could see that Candy had settled in well, was very happy and being very well cared for. The cat cabins have all the comforts of home, a super heat lamp and an outdoor area so we had no doubt Candy would be very comfortable. This is truly a 5 star pet hotel with fantastic care, attention and follow up. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Karen and Wicklow Pet Hotel and we're about to book Candy in for a second stay!read more
Andrew Meehan
Andrew Meehan
21:56 11 Oct 21
Our 2-year old collie mix used to be very reactive on lead, and we were very nervous about letting her off-lead with... other dogs. During our first visit to the pet hotel, Karen brought her own two dogs outside to meet our dog, and within minutes they were running around and having fun. It was the first time we had seen our dog running around with other dogs since we adopted her nearly a year ago! Karen encouraged us to take our dog to dog parks to improve her socialization skills.Several weeks later, our dog had her first stay overnight at Wicklow Pet Hotel. We felt very comfortable leaving her in Karen’s hands as we knew she would be well cared for. After just one weekend at the pet hotel, our dog’s behaviour drastically changed for the better. Instead of lunging and barking at other dogs on walks, she started smiling! Our dog later returned for a week-long vacation at Wicklow Pet Hotel and she loved it. The team posts photos on Facebook and Instagram so we could see how much fun she was having. We highly recommend Wicklow Pet Hotel and can't thank Karen enough for her advice that really turned our dog around.read more
Tara Kavanagh
Tara Kavanagh
18:14 27 Sep 21
Thank You Karen and the team for taking such good care of our little Cosmo. We were a bit nervous to leave our cat... Cosmo for a few days for the first time ever. After meeting Karen and seeing the excellent accomodation facilities, she put our minds at ease. We felt Cosmo was very well looked after and Karen gives each cat personal time and attention. When we collected him he was a very happy cat. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Wicklow Pet Hotel. Cosmo says thanks! 🐾read more
Philip McCusker
Philip McCusker
18:09 24 Sep 21
I left Minnie with Karen and the team for a few days and the second she got into her room she was totally relaxed and... felt right at home which was surprising to me because usually she's very shy with new people and places!Great to have the peace of minding knowing that that she was in good hands while I was away. Can definitely recommend and hope to use again if I book in good time! 😎👍read more
Tom O'Sullivan
Tom O'Sullivan
06:53 08 Sep 21
Our dachshund stayed here the first time in August and we’ll definitely be back. The booking, drop off, pick up and... everything in between was expertly and smoothly handled. Karen and the team’s professionalism and care was palpable, and we went away feeling confident Billy would be well cared for. We’d recommend WPH wholeheartedly to anyone.read more
Dave Tunney
Dave Tunney
19:07 22 Aug 21
We just picked up our dog, Peanut, from Karen and her wonderful team at Wicklow Pet Hotel. All I can say is that from... start to finish the ‘service’ was incredible. I say ‘service’ because it’s much more than that, from the moment we first made contact with Karen we knew Peanut would be taken care of, it was a huge weight off our minds since it was the first time leaving our dog anywhere. We absolutely loved the Facebook updates. Drop off and collection were highly professional and the sign of a well oiled machine. Karen was able to say what went well and what needs improvement too which to us was incredible as we are trying our best to improve our little dog! Best wishes to Karen and the team on the upcoming break and we look forward to sending Peanut back when the opportunity arises! He is currently passed out in his bed from all the fun he had!!read more
Barbara Murray
Barbara Murray
17:16 16 Aug 21
Bailey has his first holiday in the Pet Hotel this weekend and he is genuinely the happiest dog in the planet on his... return! I think he played and ran for 3 days solid! From the moment that we decided to book the Pet Hotel, I have been struck by their professionalism;- the attention to detail, the clear instructions and the overall service has been second to none. Karen and her team are amazing. They just ooze warmth and competence when you meet them, so from being a nervous couple driving in with our dog initially, we drove out with absolute certainty that Bailey would be in very safe hands. Thank you so much for giving him the holiday of his lifetime! Mind yourself in coming months, and we very much look forward to seeing you again in 2022! 🐶read more
Alix Moore
Alix Moore
12:07 04 Aug 21
Our ten month old puppy, Noggin, has recently stayed on two occasions at the Wicklow Pet Hotel. We were very nervous... the first time we took him as he had never previously spent a night away from us. The minute we met Karen and her team the nerves disappeared as we watched them greet Noggin who was immediately comfortable with them and happily went off without so much as a backward look at us! It was wonderful as it meant we were able to attend a family funeral without having to worry about Noggin. Karen let us know how he was doing and we were also able to see him having fun on the website. When we picked him up he was happy to see us and had clearly enjoyed a wonderful and exciting experience with all of the other dogs.He has now had an equally successful second visit and we have the bonus of a set of gorgeous photos of him which appeared on the website! I cannot speak highly enough of Karen and her team. They are wonderful with the dogs, giving them professional care but also a lot of affection and fun.We cannot recommend them highly enough.read more
Carlyle Le Roux
Carlyle Le Roux
07:22 27 Jul 21
My four-month-old puppy, Zeus, recently stayed at Wicklow Pet Hotel, and cannot recommend it enough. On arrival we... were met by a very friendly member of staff who Zeus immediately went to lick! A good sign. I even got offered a cappuccino!The location is beautiful, easy to find and has a lovely, cozy feel to it. Throughout Zeus' stay, I was assured that he was doing great and having a ball. From the photos, I'd say he had as much of a holiday we did, if not better. The staff are hands-on and Karen is amazing. More attentive fur baby minders, I assure you, would be hard to find. A true gem of a place, where you can leave feeling confident that your family pet will be given the 5-star treatment. It made all the difference knowing our pup was in good hands and we could enjoy our holiday with ease.Will definitely be returning. Thank you Karen and staff for taking such wonderful care of our puppy Zeus!read more
D Dare
D Dare
15:00 19 Jul 21
Very helpful in an emergency and came recommended. Not my experience that matters however, so much as that of our dog... who came back clean, exhausted but happy. Clearly well looked after and we will be using the Pet Hotel a lot more often.read more
Charlotte L
Charlotte L
12:11 07 Jul 21
I didn’t stay at the pet hotel but I made an order for some products for my kittens, amazing and professional customer... service from Karen and very fast delivery with a lot of lovely eco friendly pet products! My kittens love their new scratching post and also I received some free treats for my cats in the parcel! The Wicklow pet hotel looks amazing as well and i would love my kittens to stay there if I’m ever on holiday. Thank you very much!read more
Amy OC
Amy OC
22:29 13 Jun 21
Our cat stayed here all week and she got on great. The spaces in the cattery were excellent and everything was really... professional. We'll definitely be leaving our cat here next time we go away.read more
keith monahan
keith monahan
18:20 19 May 21
Our little foster kitten stayed in Wicklow Pet Hotel for 3 weeks before we collected her. Karen was just lovely to... deal with. It’s very obvious that she loves animals. And also she gave us good advice on feeding. Our kitten is such a happy little girl and it’s clear that Karen and her daughter spent lots of time giving the kitten attention and playing with her. She’s settled into our new home here so well due to the wonderful start she got at Wicklow Pet Hotel gave her. Thanks so much.read more
Martina Sexton
Martina Sexton
14:48 10 May 21
Our dog Socks stayed here recently on a trial before the Summer. Communication from the outset was extremely clear... making it really easy to prepare for her visit. The facilities are fantastic with plenty of enrichment and engagement for the dogs. We were given good updates during her visit and we really appreciated the time taken to fill us in when we went to pick her up. We both noticed how excited a couple of the more experienced dogs were when they hopped out of the car - always a great sign! I'd highly recommend Wicklow Pet Hotel - we'll be booking Socks back in very soon for a visit!read more
Diana Doll
Diana Doll
05:32 07 May 21
One of our dogs and our two cats had the pleasure of staying with Karen & Crew for a longer period in June/July this... year and it has been the best kennel/cattery experience for us ever. All three were so relaxed and happy; normally, the cats won't 'talk' to us for a day or two when we're back from holidays but this time it was as if we'd never been away. The twice weekly updates during their stay were fantastic and it was really re- assuring seeing photos & videos of our pets whilst we were away. I couldn't recommend Wicklow Pet Hotel highly enough; you would be hard pushed to find a more caring, professional & thoughtful pet boarding establishment.read more
Natasha O Gara
Natasha O Gara
17:48 01 May 21
I was a little apprehensive leaving my puppy (6 months old) for the first time, but he had an absolute ball with his... new friends and I know he was so well cared for. He definitely will be going back for more fun times. Its nice to know he is in good hands and being well looked after. Karen and co were really welcoming and great to deal with too. Would definitely recommend!read more
Marie
Marie
15:47 21 Apr 21
Archer recently had his first stay in Wicklow Pet Hotel and he absolutely loved it! Karen kept us updated on how he was... getting on which was really comforting for us as it was the first time he stayed with someone else.It's great to know that there is such a great home from home in the Wicklow Pet Hotel and we would definitely recommend it!read more
Deborah Kinsella
Deborah Kinsella
19:55 18 Apr 21
Oscar our dog loves staying at Wicklow Pet Hotel - he also loves the Ruff n tumble drying coat and bed that we brought... from them on line. He is not so sure about the grooming brush but that’s because he hasn’t got a mirror to see how great he looks! Oscar is a more confident and social dog from his stays with Karen and her team.read more
chris spillane
chris spillane
14:07 18 Apr 21
I have been dealing with Karen and her fantastic kennels for a few years now and she and her team are amazing ! My... dog, Tyler, never wants to leave there.. which gives me great comfort while away.Having bought these Ruff and Tumble coats previously, I bought him another as the quality is unreal. If your dog gets wet, which mine does on a near daily basis you just slip this on and besides keeping him cosy and warm, it wicks all the wet off so after a short time he is completely dry.I am posting pics of him in it but as he is major camera shy, I hope you can get an idea of quality.Thank you, Karen !read more
Sue Whelan
Sue Whelan
17:53 17 Apr 21
Karen is absolutely professional . Our foggy always has a wagging tail when collected . Has good insight into dogs... behaviour and has hiven us some great tips . Highly recommend this place .read more
Karina Lester
Karina Lester
15:41 17 Apr 21
Wicklow pet Hotel is just brilliant my cat dash loves going for his holiday and gets so well looked after by Karen &... staff they are just amazing to cats an dogs you could say it's like going from home to home for them..thank you so much for all you do karen and team hopefully we get to go away so dash can get to go on his favourite holiday to..😊read more
Aine Quinn
Aine Quinn
12:35 17 Apr 21
Our dog had a wonderful time in the care of Wicklow Pet Hotel. A very warm welcome assures you that your dog will be... well cared for. She was happy and content after her stay. We can now look forward to our holiday without our beloved pet knowing she will be well cared for by Karen, and of course well entertained with the other guests at Wicklow Pet Hotel ☺️read more
Mo Durkan
Mo Durkan
11:38 02 Apr 21
Our dog, Alf, has had a couple of lovely visits to Wicklow Pet Hotel recently and has really enjoyed himself. It's a... really nice, safe environment to leave your pet and know he is in good hands. Karen and her team are really knowledgeable and caring and there is real personal attention given to your pet. Alf comes home happy and exhausted from his visits. Thank you Karen and team for taking good care of my little guy.read more
Claire Jenkinson GRFC
Claire Jenkinson GRFC
11:25 23 Feb 21
Dogs and cats anxiously waiting for owners to book their holidays so they can themselves head to the Wicklow Pet Hotel.... Fantastic facilities, and so much care love and attention from the staff. Dogs leave exhausted but with big happy smiles. Cats have home from home luxury.read more
Lauren Kelleher
Lauren Kelleher
16:14 08 Oct 20
Our Odin had a brilliant time here and we feel so reassured leaving him back in for our wedding (hopefully in December... with all that is going on) thanks so much Karen and all in Wicklow Kennels and Catteryread more
Tom Devlin
Tom Devlin
17:02 18 Aug 20
Our dog Coco recently stayed here and had a great time. I would 100% recomend Karen and the team at Wicklow Kennels.... Normally I would be anxious leaving Coco anywhere but the facilities here are so good that it's like a resort for dogs. We will definitely be coming back.read more
Steve Mulreany
Steve Mulreany
13:44 18 Aug 20
Really brilliant facility for pets and a first class service. Karen is lovely and you can tell she genuinely cares for... the animals she looks after. She sent us videos of our cat whilst we were away which we thought was brilliant to give you peace of mind. Would definitely recommend to a friend or family member.read more
katiejoyceholmes
katiejoyceholmes
11:52 18 Aug 20
Great quality and value, totally professional and very kind and loving my cats. The came back home healthy and happy.... Couldn't recommend more.read more
Andrew Balfe
Andrew Balfe
07:44 28 Jul 20
Karen and the team do a great job. When Barley gets there, he jumps out if the car, heads in and doesn't look back... which is a little heart breaking but I am 100% sure that he loves it there. Its a holiday for the dog (or cat) they have such a great time. Video and Photos on Facebook during your trip are really nice, you can see how much fun they are having without you and how much attention they are getting. Add in some grooming and you'll come home to a happy, healthy and gorgeous pooch.read more
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Since opening in 2009, many vets have regularly trusted us to mind their pets.  Here’s what a few have to say…
If you are looking for somewhere trustworthy, responsible, loving, safe to mind your cats in times of need then look no further. I have been using Wicklow Pet Hotel for over two years and can not find a single fault. My two cats come home depressed that I am taking them away from Karen. The care they receive is second to none. Outside space, warm beds, constant attention, the attention to detail is incredible. It makes me feel so secure leaving them behind. I would highly recommend Karen and her team. Lenny and Penny give it 5 stars.

Sinead, Dublin-based vet

We have been leaving our family pets with Karen for over 10 years. We have always been very happy leaving them with Karen and her team, trusting that they are receiving the highest standard of care. Our dogs have always come home very happy having played with other dogs.

Dennis, Wicklow-based vet

I have been using Karen Tiernan’s kennels since 2009 for both my dog and cats. I have always been grateful for the excellent care and attention my furry friends get whilst there. Additionally, I have occasional contact with both her own pets and animals under her care. I have always found that she is very attentive and mindful. My cats love the wonderful accommodation with her and it’s reassuring to know they’re in the lap of luxury.

Shane, Wicklow-based vet

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