Boarding and Doggy Day Care

GSDs in Need offers boarding and doggy day care to medium and large breed dogs.  Unfortunately we are not able to take small breeds. 


Leaving your beloved family member in the care of another can be extremely worrying.  Here at GSDs in Need not only do we physically care for your dog their emotional well being is also important to us.  If your dog appears to be highly stressed in the kennels they are moved to the "penthouse" away from the kennel area.

We are run and manned by volunteers - however this means that the people who are here caring for your dog are here because they want to be and because they love caring for the dogs, playing with them and ensuring the highest level care.

Many often comment that the kennels are so quiet (unless we are moving dogs around).  Our rescue dogs for whom this is their home get outside time each and every day and interaction and attention from our volunteers.  When your dog is boarded here they become an extended member of our family and we go above and beyond to ensure that their stay with us is as stress free and fun filled as possible.

Our rescue dogs are lovingly cared for so you can be sure that your dog will receive the best level of care when they stay with us for training.

We have a hot weather policy - we have thermometers located in the kennels and outside and we have hot weather procedures when the temperature exceeds 30C - this means that water buckets are checked and topped up every 15 minutes, water buckets outside in the day runs are moved into the shade and checked to ensure the water is cool enough to drink, shell pools and we have industrial fans to keep the kennel block cool.

In winter all dogs in our care have blankets on their beds and wear coats at night.  Clean blankets are provided each day.

Our dogs are fed twice a day to minimise the risk of bloat and we cater to a wide range of dietary needs.  We are also experienced in caring for dogs with medical conditions such as epilepsy, diabetes, DM, arthritis, EPI, IBD and other medical conditions

We do not kennel your dog with another dog.  Many are not aware that this is common practice in the kennel industry especially at peak times.


Our rates include:

Food excluding special veterinary diets

Daily exercise sessions and play time


Our Rates are:

For Boarding

Off Peak

$25 per day


Peak (Easter 25 March to 11 April, Christmas 10 December to 10 January)

$35 per day.  Please note for peak bookings a minimum non-refundable 50% deposit will be required to confirm bookings during peak periods

Please note the daily rate increases to $45 per day from 1 October



All pricing is calculated on a per day basis (including day of drop off and pick up)

All payments must be made at the time of drop off


Out of hours collections and drop off of pets will incur penalty fees:

Pre-arranged with on-site manager with a minimum of 24 hours notice $15 for 30 minutes outside of opening hours $30 for one hour outside of opening hours

If not pre-arranged $30 for 30 minutes outside of opening hours $60 up to an hour

Any collections after one hour whether pre-arranged or not $70 


Doggy Day Care - $25 per day.  Drop off and pick up times are agreed in advance - drop offs and collections before 7am and after 6pm incur an additional charge.  If you fail to collect your dog by 7pm they will go into our boarding kennels and a daily boarding rate charged in addition to the day care fee


Our opening hours are 8am until 5pm

All dogs must be fully vaccinated with a C5 vaccination (we will accept titer tests) and be up to date with their worming, tick and flea prevention.  You will also be aksed to confirm that your dog has showed no sign of coughing, vomiting or diarrhoea 48 hours before they arrive at our kennels.  If your dog does show these symptoms your dog will require a veterinary health check clearance before we can accept your dog into our kennels 


For all enquiries please email or phone 0475 860 123 - if we do not answer it is because we are with our dogs so please leave a message and we will get back to you.