When planning for a holiday, you may need to include accommodation for your animals. In some instances it may be best  for your pets to stay home. This can be best achieved by arranging for a friend, relative or in house sitter to live in during the period you are away.

More commonly people use boarding catteries or kennels. Many dogs spend their ‘holidays’ very happy in kennels and look forward to going! Things you need to remember when putting your pet into a kennel or cattery include

  • Plan the visit well ahead
  • Do some research. All boarding kennels and catteries today have to be licensed by the local authority, but standards do vary.
  •  Visit the kennel or cattery beforehand to satisfy yourself that the accommodation is up to your expectations.
  • It may be worthwhile obtaining recommendations from friends, family and neighbours.
  • Make sure your pet is up to date with all vaccinations, worming and veterinary health checks.
  • Is your pet on any medications? Ensure you have seen your veterinarian and have enough medications for the holiday period.
  • Cats must have an F3 vaccination and dogs a C5 vaccination within 12 months of visiting the kennel.

Below is not a complete list, but an example of some boarding facilities our clients have recommended.


Allendale Boarding

Warrandyte South

9844 3626

Coldstream Boarding Kennels


9739 1988

Cottage Kennels


9436 1531

Dogs Country Club


5971 1127

Dog Dayz Country Club


9844 3292

Rilten Kennels


9436 1494

Welcome Kennels


9436 2240

Top Dog Minders

Dog to be put in house with family

1800 867 364

Dog Minder (small dogs only)

Charlene, Croydon Hills

0438 538 424

Duffton Boarding kennels and cattery


9436 1426

Homestead Kennels and Cattery

Wonga Park

9722 1202

Dogs bed and breakfast

Care in another persons home

9763 6920

0425 757 195



Adina Cattery

Park Orchards

9876 1090

Catnap Cattery


9753 2933

Cats ‘r’ Us


9707 4740

Cooinda Cat Resort

Langwarrin South

5971 1395

Donvale Cattery


9841 5500

Mrs Leslies Cattery


9874 4532

Duffton Boarding kennels and cattery


9436 1426


Animal lovers holiday services

Call Janine

9877 9891

0417 337 582

Pet Caretaker

Balwyn and surrounds

Neil Donaldson

0405 476 817

Sitting Kitty

Cats and small pets

Doncaster East and surrounds

9842 4958

0416 175 157

Melbourne Pet Minders

Narre Warren

9015 9899


Whitehorse Veterinary Hospital does not have any affiliation with the above businesses and cannot endorse their services.