Animal Garden Niigata
Isabella Gallaon-Aoki runs Animal Garden Niigata, a boarding facility and shelter in Niigata. I asked her to write up some information in English to introduce her organization.
Animal Garden Niigata is a western-style boarding facility at the foot of Mt. Kakuda, a 45 minute drive away from the centre of Niigata City. We offer spacious accomodation. Animals are housed in rooms that are 3 to 4 tatami-size for cats and 5+ tatami-size for dogs. We also try and ensure that the environment for the animals is as stress-free as possible.
We offer both long-term and short-term boarding and can arrange pick-ups at reasonable rates from other parts of Japan. Boarding fees are 3,500 yen per night for dogs, and 2,500 yen for cats. We have monthly fees for long-term residents and give discounts for multiple pets. Our web site is currently only in Japanese, but we hope to have the English up soon. Also the fees table on the web is not current so please contact us directly for current fees.
We can also take dogs and cats that people have rescued but can’t keep themselves for reasonable rates, while people are trying to find new homes for them. Again please get in touch for details.
I personally run a small group doing animal rescue work called Animal Friends Niigata and have some rescued animals waiting for new homes in Animal Garden.