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Kip Adelaide Hills

77 Watts Road, Brukunga SA 5252

Dog boarding

Door to door Transport

Kip Adelaide Hills is nestled on acres of beautiful grounds, including green play yards and adventurous bushwalking trails. It’s the perfect and serene option for that staycation away from the city.

Reception Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00-11:00am, 2:00-5:00pm

Saturday: 8:00-11:00am

Sunday: 2:00-5:00pm

Public Holidays: as advised

Servicing Adelaide with Door-To-Door Transport!

We offer door-to-door transport Adelaide-wide. This service is run Monday to Friday (subject to availability) and is not offered on public holidays. This service can be added as part of the booking process and takes the stress out of getting your pet to or from their holiday. 

Come check us out and tour the facilities!

Simply contact us at [email protected] so our team can organise the best time for you to tour the premises. 

Pricing Comparison

Room Pricing

We've got options to make your pets' stay comfortable!

Dog boarding

Classic Dog Room

From $59/day

Dog boarding

Dog Villa

From $95/day

Additional Services

For Dogs

We have a range of additional services you can add to your dog's stay to ensure they have the best stay possible with us.

Extra Playtime

Super Playtime


Extra Playtime

Social Playtime





Extra Playtime

Extra Playtime


Delicious Dinner

Chicken & Rice Dinner



Kong Treat



Pigs Ear


See what our guests think

Kerrie van der Berg

Thank you to each and every one of the lovely caring staff members who took such good care of Vincent when we were away recently ❤️ We looked forward to receiving his photos every day ☺️ 5 ⭐️ out of ⭐️ We will definitely be using Kip Adelaide Hills when we go away again!

charli smith

Our dog stayed for 4 nights. She gets very nervous and aggressive in new situations. Staff had a long chat with us to ensure she was comfortable for her stay. Staff worked so well with her and she came out so happy and comfortable around the staff looking after her. We have been to numerous boardings in the Adelaide hills area and nothing beats this one. Worth the small extra price for the extra care.


Highly recommend! I have 2 English Staffys (nearing 5 years old)(6 months old). Left a DV relationship and was desperately needing my girls looked after while I got somewhere safe and was able to go back to the old house and pack& move the rest of my belongings. I have never left Tillie with anyone but my parents and has never been separated from Miley. They both have extreme separation anxiety, Miley has never been alone; she went from living with her Mum, Auntie (Tillie's daughters) and siblings to living with us (her biological grandmother). We did a trial separation, my partner took Tillie for a drive and Miley howled and cried the entire time, so sending them to a doggy resort was a very stressful thought at first for me, it's something I'd never done. I was super anxious, a kennel wasn't an option as they are dull & depressing, don't feel welcoming etc. Dropping them off I wwas given peace of mind and relieved, such a beautiful setting and just so welcoming. I called to check on them and they let me speak to my dogs (Yes, I am that person, but you probably are too). Their portal is fantastic, I was so much more at ease seeing them happy, having daily updates, playing, smiling and making new friends, especially Miley as she's going to be a big girl. Miley hasn't been socialised much, doesn't quite know her own strength, very high energy and a bit rough; they found the perfect play mate for her so Tillie could rest, have a break and hang out with dogs who aren't as high energy or rough. Tillie is very submissive and scared of big dogs. My girls were so happy and at home there. The staff are fantastic, zero complaints at the moment, highly doubt that any issues will arise. Ryan dropped them home today and I could see how much they had bonded with him. Tillie is scared of most men as she always heard mummy being yelled at, she loves and trusts Ryan, another massive relief. They have been asleep since they got home, absolutely worn out from making so many new friends and so much play time! Honestly, all the staff were friendly, easy to deal with, professional, knowledgeable, warm and welcoming. They truly love and care about their guests! My girls love their new "kip family". I will definitely be sending them back when we go away. Worth every cent knowing they were were safe, happy and well cared for. They even returned home bathed and smelling lovely. Every little detail, quirk or need was accounted for, no request was too big, they accommodated all their needs and mine, every question was answered and every staff member I saw was smilimg, top notch customer service too. Brilliant holiday for my babies, they had blast. Thank you to everyone there for welcoming my babies into your community.

Danielle Fee

Excellent attentive service. I have a very social dog and he is always matched with very compatible dogs for playtime. So lovely to receive daily photos of my boy and his new besties. My dog will often lose weight in a stressful kennel environment but this has not happened with Kip, leading me to believe he feels as calm and content there as he can while not being at home. I have used a lot of kennel facilities and Kip is the only one I know I can trust implicitly.

Experienced Team, Safe Space, Regular Pupdates, Tailored Care

is what makes boarding at Kip different!

We are passionate about providing the best care and enrichment for pets and a great experience for you. Our team of pet lovers have decades of experience.

We know every pet is unique, so we have various options, including different accommodation types and extra services, to ensure we are tailoring the stay to suit your pet’s needs - better yet, we will ensure you get frequent updates so you know you are getting the services you paid for!

With best-in-industry facilities and structured processes around health and welfare monitoring, team training, customer updates and enrichment, our team will make sure your pet has the best day, every day. 

Experienced Team, Safe Space, Regular Pupdates, Tailored Care

Make your pet's trip easier and enjoy door-to-door transport!

Skip the traffic and let us pick up your dog right from your door. We'll take them directly to Kip to start their boarding stay, and then drop them off back to your home at the end of their stay! Transport is available Adelaide-wide.

Meet the Manager


Rachel Mager


Rachel is the embodiment of dedication and hard work, coupled with a heart full of care. Whether it's tackling challenging tasks or lending a compassionate ear, she's always there, giving her all to make a positive impact to all the dogs in her care.

How Boarding Works

FDT Step 1

Step 1: Choose Date

Request your boarding stay and complete your pet’s profile, including details such as your pets' vaccinations and any medication they need.

Boarding Transport

Step 2: Start Your Stay

Drop off your dog during reception hours. If you’ve selected transport, we’ll pick them up right from your door in the morning.

Boarding Yard

Step 3: Welcome & Health Check

Your dog gets settled in for their holiday, and staff gives them a health check.

Boarding Pupdate

Step 4: Enjoy Regular Updates to your Phone

Enjoy regular photo and/or video updates right to your phone throughout their stay.

Hydrobath Landscape

Step 5: Get that Fresh Wash Feeling

Receive a complimentary hydro-bath before going home for stays longer than 2 days.

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Step 6: Home Time!

Pick them up during reception hours, or if you’ve selected transport, we’ll drop them at your door.

What you need to know about your Boarding Visit

Has your pet been pawing to stay at a pet retreat?

As pet pawrents ourselves, we know that leaving your pet for the first time can be stressful! Every trip to Kip includes your own room, 1-on-1 playtime with our staff, daily photo and/or video updates, and premium kibble meals, and we encourage pet parents to come visit the accommodation before the trip. Whether your dog loves running in our grassy yards, or lounging in the sun, we’re sure your pet will have the best time!

To ensure everyone’s safety, please make sure that all pets are up to date with all vaccinations, and a certificate must be presented.

What you need to know about your Boarding Visit

What we do


Are you needing overnight care for your dog?

Keeping your four-legged friend happy, comfortable and safe is what pet boarding with us is all about. Every Kip trip comes with cosy rooms, premium meals, and extras that are sure to entertain even the fussiest pets.


Make your visit easier!

At Kip, we offer pick-up and drop-off to our locations to provide you with convenience and ensure you have a great experience.

How We Do Things

Safe & Fun

We have lots of fun together, but balance is key, which is why we tailor our services to meet your pet’s needs.

Passionate Team

With an in-house vet and decades of industry experience, our team of highly trained pet carers (and pet lovers) will ensure your pet is in the safest hands.

Regular Updates

Leaving your pup can be stressful, so we deliver regular updates (or pup-dates) right to your phone, so you know they’re having fun!


Does my pet need to be vaccinated?

All pets must be up to date with their vaccinations and present a current certificate to the team. We are able to care for pets if they’re not desexed. Our vaccination requirements are as follows: 

  • Puppies may board 10 days after their final puppy vaccines as long as they are C5 or equivalent.

  • Kittens may board 10 days after their final kitten vaccines as long as they are F3 or equivalent.

  • Dogs must have an up-to-date C3 or better vaccine and an annual Canine Cough vaccination.

  • Cats must have an up-to-date F3 vaccination.

Does my pet need to be desexed?

We are able to care for pets if they’re not desexed. We do not take dogs in heat across our centres. To the extent your dog comes into heat whilst in our care, we will require an emergency contact to pick them up within 24 hours of being notified. We will not accommodate entire males in the same room as undesexed females.

Can you pick up my pet? When will the pet van come?

We provide door-to-door transport Adelaide-wide. You will be contacted by the driver with an estimated arrival time the day before your reservation commences.

Can I tour the facilities?

Absolutely! Simply contact us at [email protected] so our team can organise the best time for you to tour the premises. 

My pet needs medication! Can you administer it?

Absolutely! For an extra $5/pet/day, we can administer medication to your pets. Please provide all medication in a marked vet bag and provide enough medication for the entire duration of their stay.

My dog is a picky eater! Can I bring my own food?

We sure can, for an extra fee of $3/day! Please provide all required food, clearly marked and labelled. Please inform staff if your dog has any food allergies.

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