Londoloza Dog Den & Cattery may be named after a game reserve in South Africa’s Sabi Sands, but this 16,000 sq ft space caters to a much tamer clientele. Dogs and cats are the focus of this new business located in Culver City, CA. The facility itself is also African safari themed and truly unique. When planning their grand opening they decided they needed a band to help bring an authentic African flair to the party. We checked in with owner Patricia Were to learn more about this wild event.

The Londoloza Dog Den & Cattery is a world class luxury safari experience for clients and their pets.The business is named after the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa’s beautiful Kruger’s National Park. When discussing the vision for her business, Patricia stated, “Just like the Londolozi Game Reserve protects their animals, we at Londoloza Dog Den & Cattery will protect your most precious mammal family. We're the only African safari doggie daycare/boarding facility in the USA!”

Since the facility already had an African aesthetic, there was not much décor needed to set the scene for this event. Patricia kept things simple and decorated with lots of balloons. Model/Actress Molly Sims was on hand to greet guests. Molly is a frequent client and her three dogs regularly stay at the space or visit to play. Patricia also hired African band and GigMasters members Big African Sound to be the musical headliner for the grand opening festivities.  Patricia let us know that, “Big African Sound added the extra dimension to make the event truly authentic.” She described them as a class act.

Appetizers and desserts were served and guests went home with a goody bag that included promotional items like scoops, magnets, and rubber bracelets. Despite the unseasonable Southern California weather, the event had a great turnout. http://youtu.be/ETnFPJS71_c