In 2015 we had a dream...... 1 year of research, another year of designing and planning, another year of getting consent.......3 years later in January 15th 2018 our dream became a relality. We lifted our house off its piles with a crane and landed it on railway sleepers in the middle of our driveway, where it sat for 8 months.........
There were tears, tantrums, issues after issues, block layers who pulled out after seeing the build was too hard for them, some major budget blowouts, rotten piles that needed to be replaced, contractors to replace due to time frames being blown, contractors who probably wished they had never taken on the job, project managers who had no idea what they were doing half the time(us)......Life was hard.....I mean seriously people who gets a cranes to shift their house, builds a concrete block basement and lifts the house back on....well we do!For 9 months we lived with no power connected to our house, no flushing toilet, no oven to cook in.....we went 'glamping' for 9 months, over WINTER!
Why did we not move out of the section you ask?! WELL with 19 dogs of our own we needed to stay with them all and slog it out....... but seriously it was only meant to be a 3 month build when we decided that! Ha!
And So Finally Cosy Paws V.I.P was built!
Who are we?...... We are Colin and Jody Richardson and our 3 kids Caleb, Rebecca and Riley. Proud owners/operators/creators of Odiez Kennels since 2001.....and clearly DOG MAD! Mad enough to build accommodation for cats and dogs and then park our own house right on top!
Our aim is to provide around the clock care for your Very Important Pet!We are owner operators and clearly we live here, so it is always us that will attend to and care for the fur-children - with carefully selected staff to help us out when we have the odd bit of time off, of course!
Our building has been specially made for the cats and dogs with comfort and safety being the key. We will be having underfloor heating, different sized rooms, double fencing in the large dog area, and hand made designer beds to list a few things...We offer luxury accommodation at affordable prices and best of all we are small. We cater for just 20 dogs and 10 cats so we can offer complete care for your loved fur-child when you need to be apart and you will know that they are getting the love and attention that they deserve. xxxx