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Frequently Asked Questions

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Pet Resorts Australia Most Asked Questions

We will need to sight a C5 Vaccination Certificate for dogs and a F3 Vaccination Certificate for our feline guests.

If you don’t have copies available we can call and verify with your vet who keep these records.

If your pet has medication or requires additional care options, please make sure this is discussed with reception in as much detail as possible.

Please make sure you have an Emergency contact person, who understands their role and will act on your behalf, can speak English and will be available during your holiday.

Our Social packages (Executive and Presidential) are tailored towards friendly, well-socialised dogs who are happy sharing a spacious room and courtyard with other dogs for the duration of their holiday with us, including overnight.

We match all dogs in social accommodation with doggy friends of a similar age, size and temperament. All pets are monitored during the matching process by our trained staff who will ensure your dog is matched with their perfect new best friends for their holiday to enjoy play after play together.

If you’re not sure how your dog would go sharing with other pups, we offer a 4-hour assessment for $25 to see how your pet will go during the day in our facilities. We’ll report back to you at the end of the assessment to let you know exactly how your furry friend went.

If your dog is not so friendly with other dogs, or you’re just not comfortable having them sharing, we do have Private accommodation options available. These offer your dog their own private bedroom, outdoor recess breaks and enriched playtimes with our Pet Nannies.

Please refer to our Contact Us page.

In addition, our resorts are CLOSED all Public Holidays.

Tours of our resorts are encouraged and welcome by appointment only. Please call our reception team to book a tour time and day.

Unfortunately, we can not accommodate tours during any NSW School Holiday period, NSW public holidays or Sundays.

All canines must be covered with either NexGard, Bravecto, Advantix or Frontline plus. Your canine will not be accepted if they have not been covered by one of these products. If your canine is staying for a period longer than the covered period, please bring along another treatment so that we can reapply it on the appropriate day.

Felines will need to be treated monthly, If your Feline is staying for a period longer than 14 days, please bring along another treatment so that we can reapply it on the appropriate day.

However, if you currently do not tick treat we can do this on your behalf, there is an add on fee of $20 per application for Small Dogs and Cats and $25 per application fee for Medium to Large Dogs.

Yes, of course. We do have adequate bedding and toys at our resorts for our guests but should you choose to bring belongings from home for your dog we can’t guarantee those things will be returned in the same condition after all the fun of tug-of-war and wrestling games we often see when dogs share their things with their playmates.

Cats are welcome and encouraged to bring special toys, beds and belongings as they are not in shared accommodation and fare better when they have some familiar scents around them.

For many years we have proudly offered and highly recommend training with our partners, Canine Evolution, for any dog during their stay at our resort.

We have some of the best and most qualified professional trainers in the country as our training staff

Here are some of the advantages training offers you and your dog:

  • Improves their knowledge
  • Improves their and your fitness
  • Improves their relationship with humans, especially their owners
  • Builds the bond between you and your dog
  • Reduces liability in social environments
  • Reduces their stress and allows them to cope in far more environments
  • Gives them something beneficial to do

There are many more wonderful benefits that your dog would definitely appreciate and so will you.

For more information, visit canineevolution.com.au or just ask when you call our reception.

We are more than happy to care for other members of the family besides cats and dogs.

Some Pet Resorts Australia resorts are also available to look after Birds, Bunny Rabbits and Guinea pigs however, as the call for this type of care is not high we ask owners to supply enclosures, food and water dishes and the appropriate diet.

The collection and drop off service is not available to these pets.

Pet Resorts Australia does not accommodate for reptiles, amphibians or livestock.

Please refer to our Pet Taxi page to find your nearest locations.


We have the option for Doggy Day Care at our resorts. Your dog will play, socialise with other dogs, and have a fun-filled, action-packed day, ready for a long sleep when he/she gets home.

This is a very popular option for commuters whose pets end up being stuck at home all day bored and destructive while they are at work.

Call to enquire today!

Yes, family or familiar pets can share bedrooms. We also have private accommodation packages available if you would prefer for them to have their own bedroom. We try to cater to all types of requests, so let us know what you would like during your pet’s stay and we will accommodate your wishes wherever possible.

Pets with extreme age or size differences may be required to reserve private accommodation if they wish stay together or the request may be denied for safety purposes.

*Private accommodation may not be available during school holiday times so please speak to our reception staff to discuss.

Please let our Receptionists know of any existing behaviours that you are aware of at the time of your booking. This way we can assess and make arrangements to accommodate to suit your pet’s needs. Private accommodation is available outside of school holiday periods for non-social dogs. Cats, Birds, Rabbits and Guinea pigs are not socialised unless it is with like family. Be sure to ask about our assessment days if you are not sure if your dog is social.

In the unlikely event that your dog attacks another dog and veterinary treatment needs to be sought, the owner of the attacking dog will be responsible for any veterinary service fee’s.  Pet Resorts Australia will not take any unnecessary risks with canine socialisation so we expect that owners will notify us of any behavioural issues they are aware of.

You can also speak with our on-site trainers who specialise in canine behaviour training programs.

We do accept un-desexed pets, however, if they are over 6 months old, they are required to board privately. Un-desexed pets who are from the same family are also required to board privately if they are the opposite sex.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept females who are in season (for obvious reasons). It is the responsibility of the owner/s of the entire female to notify Pet Resorts Australia of their females cycle. If the female comes into season during a stay with us we may have to seek alternative lodgings for the pet at additional costs.

In addition, any dogs over the age of 12 months who are not desexed will strictly not be allowed to attend Doggy Day Care (unless wanting private Doggy Day Care or only socialising with pets from their family). In addition, dogs aged between 6-12 months who are not desexed, will only be allowed to attend Doggy Day Care by approval only. This decision will be based upon veterinary advice and whether or not there are any behavioural issues associated with the dog that may affect other dogs in the group. This policy helps us provide assurance to owners that all measures are taken to provide a trusted and safe space for the dogs in our care.

We welcome cat and dog breeds of all types and sizes. Our small dog breeds are accommodated in separate accommodation to larger breeds to ensure that your dog will be matched for socialisation with a similarly sized dog with a similar temperament and age.

Please not some dog breeds are required to be accommodated in private accommodation during their stay. These dogs will still have plenty of activity time and enriched play with our Pet Nannies.

Speak to your selected resort to find out more information.

Pet Resorts Australia does not accommodate for reptiles, amphibians or livestock.

In the unlikely event that your pet requires veterinary treatment during their stay we will attempt to contact you or your listed emergency contact on the telephone numbers provided and seek instructions. If we are unable to reach you on the telephone, we will attempt to contact you via the email address provided and seek instructions. If we are still unable to make contact through these methods, we will make a decision based on the welfare and best interest of the pet.

Should your pet require veterinary treatment, they will be taken to  the resort’s local vet for which a fee will be charged for transport and time spent at the vet ($40.00 transport, $25.00 labour per hour, $15.00 van sterilisation). Please note after hours or public holidays incur additional charges ($40.00 transport, $50.00 labour per hour, $15.00 van sterilisation). Should you request to have your pet taken to your treating vet, further charges will apply.

Please note that all veterinary fees are the responsibility of the owner and must be paid on presentation of the invoice.

After your pet’s holiday, it’s not unusual for habits to change and they may require readjusting when they get home, just like us when we return from a holiday.

Some common post-holiday behaviour includes:

  • Over excitement: Your pets are thrilled to have you home and to be home so they may run around and go crazy with excitement and delight from being back with their pack. This usually abates in a day or so.
  • Exhaustion/Lethargy:  We also often hear from clients that their pet came home and slept for the entire day after their stay. This is not uncommon as their playtime each day begins at 7am and doesn’t subside until 7pm for their entire stay. During their holiday they have more activity and stimulation than they normally do at home so they are ready for a good rest upon their return.
  • Food gulping: Once again normal eating habits will resume within a few days, please don’t be alarmed, this is a very common behaviour post- holiday as your pet has been in the company of other pets and is very typical canine behaviour, regardless of how civilized they may normally behave at home.
  • Upset tummy: This can usually be attributed to a change in diet while staying with us. We feed all our dogs Royal Canin, a premium dry food which is industry endorsed, and our cats receive a combination of Whiskas dry and wet food. You are more than welcome to use your pet’s own food for your next visit, please ask our Receptionist for further details.
  • Excessive thirst: Often while having so much fun with friends along with the sensory overload which happens with so many playmates and things to do, pets can forget to drink enough water and this may catch up with them once they return home. This again will settle once a normal routine is resumed at home. It is best not to allow your pets to gulp more than one bowl of water as they can be prone to bloat and vomiting if too much is consumed too fast.
  • Weight loss can occur in certain breeds or due to certain behaviours, such as excess activity and even anxiety.  We offer all pets as much food as they comfortably eat without creating a health risk.  Some dogs should consider the second meal option as they will burn calories due to excess movement.  Imagine yourself if you moved for 2 to 3 additional hours a day with the same calorie intake how much weight can be burned off.  We do weigh all dogs on arrival and some of the weight loss candidates will be weighed several times during their stay.  We can’t guarantee weight will not be lost, however, we will ensure we do our utmost to prevent it.

Please remember that it’s important to re-establish all the usual home patterns and follow your normal home schedule. Our pets love following a schedule as it makes them feel safe and secure.

Unfortunately for accommodation facilities, no amount of supervision or hygiene practices can completely eliminate the presence of Canine Cough. While we insist that all our canine guests are adequately immunized before staying with us, this does not stop the presence of canine cough.

Signs include a persistent cough often followed by gagging. If your pet displays any of these signs post-holiday, it is recommended that your pet is kept rested with plenty of water. If the coughing persists or your dog becomes lethargic, please consult with your vet.

At Pet Resorts Australia should we detect any pet displaying symptoms of K-9 Cough we will isolate them from other pets to stop the spread of this virus.  We also spray our kennel twice weekly with F10sc – F10®SC is a veterinary disinfectant which achieves a broad spectrum kill of potentially harmful micro-organisms. It is active against bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores. It is an excellent product for achieving a high level of biosecurity effectively and safely as it poses no hazard to humans and is completely safe to use in presence of animals.

Pet Resorts Australia will make all attempts to prevent any outbreak of Canine Cough, however like Human colds and Flu’s the virus is unpredictable even in the cleanest environment.  Pet Resorts Australia will not be held accountable in the event that an animal contracts the virus but will make every attempt to make sure the pet is comfortable and treatment is sought.  Any veterinarian fee’s will be billed to the corresponding owner.

  • French Bulldog
  • Pug
  • British Bulldog
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Pekingese

There are others on the list but as mentioned above, these are some of the more known or popular.  This breed of dog can have breathing health related issues and are also very prone to problems during heat and excitability.

Pet Resorts Australia understand that these breeds have special needs and takes all measures to ensure their health and well-being, however they can be prone to life threatening issues in a very sudden and short amount of time.   Many airlines have strong travel guidelines and restrictions in place with Brachycephalic dogs and cats because of the delicate  upper respiratory tract anatomical anomalies.

We advise that veterinary check ups should be considered prior to checking in and consideration by the owner during warmer months to ensure optimum pet health.

Geriatric or senior pets often require special considerations when they board, especially if you are travelling during the busy holiday periods. Dogs and cats are creatures of habit and routine, and do best when they can maintain a consistent daily pattern. Seniors may be more set in their ways, and any disruption to their schedule may cause additional stress to an ageing body.

At what age, exactly, is a furry friend considered a “senior” or “geriatric” pet? The actual age varies depending on breed (with larger breeds aging more quickly than smaller dogs), but generally any dog over the age of 7 – 9 years will be noted as a senior pet and any cat 8-10 is considered a senior guest.

Older guests will typically require more attention from our staff, or even veterinary care, during their stay as they generally have more pre-existing medical conditions than our younger pets. For example, heart conditions, diabetes, kidney and/or liver dysfunction, low thyroid, arthritis and other joint problems, are commonly seen in senior pets.

Some conditions may be underlying and not previously diagnosed prior. When older pets experiences higher than usual levels of stress (in this case, due to changes in their environment and schedule), their body will react and any underlying symptoms may begin to show.

Therefore, before making arrangements for your senior pet to board, first make an assessment as to his/her overall health and temperament. It may also be a good idea to book your pet in for a veterinary health check just prior to checking in to ensure that all is well (or at least stable) with his/her health.

If your senior pet has a number of medical conditions, gets very stressed in new situations or is not an experienced boarder, you may want to consider alternative options such as a home pet-sitting service. If you do need to board your pet outside of the home and they have a serious or unpredictable medical condition, your veterinarian may be a better choice, as they will be able to spot an impending crisis quickly and take the appropriate action.

If, however, your pet is relatively healthy, happy and active, if he/she has boarded previously, and if he/she has an outgoing personality with a relatively laid-back reaction to new things, then you may choose to board him/her at Pet Resorts Australia. In choosing this option, we would recommend that you take a tour of our facility to give you the opportunity to ask questions and express any concerns as far as the care of our senior citizens.

What do we need from you?

  • To ensure our facilities are suitable for your pet, a fit-to-board letter must be provided every three months from your vet
  • An Aged Care Form will need to be completed once your booking has been created, our team will be in touch with you to provide you with this form

Due to the extra care that is essential for older pets, an aged care fee of $5 per day will be applied on top of your booking.

We are of course happy to administer medications your pet may require whilst on their holiday with us, however there are a few extra steps to take.

When a pet is on medication there are a few things you will need to let us know prior to arrival:

  • Medication name
  • What condition the medication is treating
  • Clear instructions on when we need to administer and how often
  • Any precautions we may need to take when administering or handling the medication

Be sure to keep all medications in the bottle administered from your vet with the vet label intact. This gives us the most accurate information on the medication we are administering your pet.

If your pet is on a number of different medications controlling serious conditions, we may suggest considering alternative accommodation options such as a home pet-sitting service or veterinary boarding. Some health conditions can be heightened by stress in new environments and schedules, which can trigger further illnesses and complications for your pet.

Please contact reception to discuss if you have any concerns.

Please note there is a medication administration charge starting at $5.00 per administration. Fees will apply for medication needing to be administered out of hours.