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Enjoy Dog Daycare & Dog Boarding in South East Melbourne

Enjoy Dog Daycare & Dog Boarding in South East Melbourne

Looking for a doggy daycare or dog boarding in the South East that you can trust? Welcome to Kip Bayside.

At Kip, we are dedicated to keeping your furry friends happy and safe while you’re away. We’ve created a daycare and boarding facility with Bayside pooches in mind, ensuring the cleanest, safest, and happiest environment for dogs of all shapes and sizes, from your Great Danes, right down to your Chihuahuas.

When you leave your canine companion with us, you can rest assured knowing they’re receiving the highest standard of care from our experienced team of animal lovers at Kip Bayside.

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Reinventing Doggy Daycare and Boarding in the City's South East

Kip Bayside

Reinventing Doggy Daycare and Boarding in the City's South East

At Kip Bayside Dog Daycare and Boarding, we know all too well the heart-breaking puppy dog eyes you get when you leave for work in the morning, or go on a holiday.

Dogs require a certain level of mental stimulation and physical exercise every day, and we understand how hard it can be to factor it in between work, cooking dinner, and looking after the kids. Not to mention, sometimes the goodwill of friends and family just doesn't cut it when you go away. Regardless of your situation, our dog daycare Australia and dog boarding in South East Melbourne has the solution for you.

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Why choose Kip Bayside?

Fur friends galore

We understand how hard it can be to leave your pup in the care of a stranger, which is why we’ve gone to great lengths to ensure we’re providing the best dog daycare and boarding South East Melbourne has to offer, with endless activities, pats, and fun.

Dogs are social animals, so we take the time to make sure we find your pooch the right group to play with based on their size and personality. That way, you know that they’re making plenty of new friends and getting the right balance of partying and downtime.

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Fur friends galore
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Your first day
Trial Day Requirements

Getting started with Bayside daycare

Your first day

Before we welcome your dog to the Kip family, we ask them to participate in a trial day. Our trial days allow us to assess your dog’s reaction to a new and unfamiliar environment. Not to worry if your dog is shy, we’ll match them up with some of our most similar regulars to give them the smoothest introduction into life at Kip. At the end of the day, once they’ve had the chance to meet and greet our regular doggy daycare members and explore and sniff the new surroundings, we’ll provide you with an evaluation.

To be eligible for boarding, your dog will also have needed to attend at least 2 daycare sessions prior to their stay.

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We’re sure we’ll love your dog as much as you do. However, we must ensure the safety of our other pups as well as our team of carers. Our trial day is all about looking for any signs of aggression or anti-social behaviours.

During your pup’s first day, we require you or a friend remain contactable in the unlikely event your dog needs to be picked up.

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Trial Day Requirements

Before your four-legged friend completes a trial day with, we ask they meet the following criteria:

• Puppies are permitted to attend 10 days post receiving a C5 vaccination
• Dogs must be de-sexed by twelve months
• Pet parents must present an up-to-date C5 vaccination certificate
• Pet parents must have completed the Kip Enrolment Form

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Day to Day

At Kip Bayside daycare, we’re so excited to see our doggy members in the morning that we open up at 7 am, so you can drop off your pet on your morning commute to work.

We want all our groups to get along swimmingly. So, to get the day started, we group our members by age, size, and breed to ensure they’re in a playgroup of likeminded paw-sonalities. We never want our dogs to overdo it either, so we like to break the day up with a rest in between a morning and afternoon play session.

If your dog is boarding with us and have selected the daycare add-on, they will join our daycare dogs in the morning and afternoons before retiring to their rooms for dinner and a rest.

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Packages and Pricing

Coming to Doggy Daycare should be as easy and stress-free as possible.

That’s why we’ve introduced a weekly Kip Membership!

Your weekly membership includes one free day and unlimited discounts on additional days. You’ll receive an additional 10% off on all retail, washes, and transport when applicable.

What’s more is, a Kip membership is for the whole family – meaning just one single membership gives you access to benefits for all of your pups who attend our daycare!

Kip Bayside's daycare membership is flexible, which means that after the initial period of three weeks you can cancel at any time, so you don’t need to pay if you go away.

Prices for dog boarding vary depending on when you book (just like a hotel)! For the most accurate prices, simply input your dates and select your add-ons.

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Coming to Doggy Daycare should be as easy and stress-free as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions - Daycare

When you sign up, we’ll provide you with an upfront membership quote and let you know of any additional daycare fees and active discounts we might have on.

Our prices are never fixed and fluctuate at our discretion. We’ll always let you know in advance, 14 days prior, to give you time to cancel your membership if you wish to do so.

When you sign up for a membership at Kip’s Dog Daycare Bayside, we'll bill you for the upcoming week. We then continue to automatically charge you for any doggie daycare services or retail you have purchased on the Saturday of each week.

Safety is our number one priority at Kip Bayside. Our facilities are clean, hygienic, and even accident-proofed for our clumsier pups.

We ensure all our members are fully vaccinated and have passed our trial day before joining the Kip family. Our passionate team of carers supervise the dogs all day long to keep the vibes high and guarantee the safety of your pooch.

Safe socialisation is key to a day at Kip Bayside. Playing and mixing with other pups is crucial to your dog’s development and avoiding anti-social behaviours down the track.

Does your dog feel the heat? Our facilities are air-conditioned to keep your dog comfortable and keep the panting at bay. They also have access to water throughout the day.

Our facilities are fenced off with two gates between our dogs and the exit at all times, ensuring even the craftiest of escape artists can’t run away.

You are always welcome to come and check out our facilities. Give us a call on (03) 8944 2939 or contact us via the form below. We can’t wait to meet you and your furry friend!

The late cancellation charge allows us to reallocate your reservation to another pup if you are unable to attend your session. This late cancellation/no-show charge applies to customers that fail to cancel by 5pm the day prior to the reservation.

By signing up to a Kip Membership (a “membership”), you agree to the following Terms and Conditions.

1. Payment Schedule:
- You will be charged your first Weekly Membership Fee on the day you purchase a membership. This entitles you to all of the perks of the membership from the date of purchase until midnight on the next Saturday.
- After this, every Saturday you will be charged for any goods or services you have received from Kip that you have not been billed for.
- In addition, you will also be charged the Weekly Membership Fee every Saturday.

2. Payment Amounts
- When you purchase a membership we will inform you of the Weekly Membership Fee, the Additional Daycare Fee, and any discounts to which you are entitled.
- We reserve the right to change these prices at any time and at our complete discretion by providing you with at least fourteen days’ written notice sent to the preferred email address provided by you. At this time you will have the right to end your membership at no penalty.

3. Debit or Credit Card Authorisation
- You request and authorise us to arrange, through our own financial institution, a charge to your debit or credit card of any amount we have deemed payable by you. This debit or charge will be made through via the Stripe payment processing platform from the credit or debit card nominated by you.
- You agree that by purchasing a membership, you have understood and agreed to the terms and conditions governing the debit arrangements between you and Kip as set out in this Request.

4. Cancelling your membership
- You may cancel your membership at any time after the minimum membership period by providing us with written instructions via email at [email protected] or by cancelling your membership within the PetBooking online portal.
- The minimum membership period is twenty-one days for standard memberships.

5. Your obligations
- It is your responsibility to ensure that there are sufficient clear funds available in your nominated credit or debit account to allow a payment to be made in accordance with this agreement.
- If there are insufficient clear funds in your account to meet a debit payment you may be charged a fee and/or interest by your financial institution, we may charge you reasonable costs incurred by us on account of there being insufficient funds, and
you must arrange for the payment to be made by another method or arrange for sufficient clear funds to be in your account by an agreed time so that we can process the debit payment.
- You should check your account statement to verify that the amounts debited from your account are correct.

6. Dispute
- If you believe that there has been an error in debiting your account, you should notify us directly on (03) 9532 3002 and confirm that notice in writing with us as soon as possible so that we can resolve your query more quickly.
- If we conclude as a result of our investigations that your account has been incorrectly debited we will respond to your query by arranging a refund to your account (including interest and charges) accordingly via the Stripe payments platform. We will also notify you in writing of the amount by which your account has been adjusted.
- If we conclude as a result of our investigations that your account has not been incorrectly debited we will respond to your query by providing you with reasons and any evidence for this finding in writing.

• Dogs can attend 10 days after their second vaccine (C5 or equivalent)
• Dogs must be de-sexed by 12 months
• Pet parents must present an up-to-date C5 vaccination certificate
• Pet parents must have completed the Kip Enrolment Form

Once these are completed, you're all set to join the pack!

Dog Boarding At Bayside

We are excited to announce that we are offering overnight boarding at our Bayside Daycare Centre!
We have two options for your pampered pooch, Daycare with Boarding for a fun day out and then a comfortable room. Alternatively, we offer boarding rooms only where you’re welcome to add on activities to your dogs specific needs.

We’re great for an overnight stay or a longer holiday. If you can’t get to us? We’ll come to you! Offering a transport service for only $25 flat-rate.

Have a read of our FAQs below and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions

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Frequently Asked Questions - Dog Boarding

Our standard Melbourne dog boarding requirements apply:
- All dogs are to be four months of age or older and be fully vaccinated (C5 vaccination or greater)
- Dogs must be desexed by 1 year
- An up-to-date C5 vaccination certificate must be presented prior to check-in

For complete requirements please refer to our terms and conditions page.

Your dog will come out of their room first thing for a morning play session, then return to their room for brekkie and then come out for the rest of their daycare day in the afternoon. They receive dinner and then get tucked into their comfy room for the night.

We want your dog to have as fun an experience as possible - this means maximising playtime and enrichment. We will adjust the amount of playtime your dog is getting based on their individual needs.

Your dog will have a cosy room they can go back to rest in overnight.

We have a relationship with South Paws Moorabbin and also have access to an emergency vet as required.

Yes, you can bring your own food - there is an additional charge for this. Alternatively, your pooch can indulge in our premium kibble (we offer Royal Canin) that we offer as part of the base room rate.

Our experienced staff will ensure that your dog's needs are taken care of, just as they would at home. Simply pack your dog's medication in a labelled container and let our team know. We’ll deliver the medication to your specifications. We charge $5 a day for the preparation and administration of medication under our care.

Unfortunately you can't use daycare passes in boarding - you will be charged separately for boarding at the applicable rate for the selected dates.

Of course! We love our members. Maintain an active membership throughout your entire boarding stay you will receive 10% off your boarding reservation. You must have had your active membership for a minimum of three weeks prior to your stay.

Happy Customers

My pup has a great trial at daycare today! It was easy to book and build a profile of my dog online, I felt comfortable walking in and handing my baby over, I even received a verbal debrief, written report card, video and observation of an area of improvement (which I loved). This is more than a lot of human daycares give - I’ll be back.

These guys are a delight! So willing to cater to dogs weird quirks and how they're vibing that day. Highly recommend, pretty sure my dog would abandon this house in a second to live there.

Just moved into the area and needed a new doggy day care centre - Kip did not disappoint! We left our active girl with the team for the first time today, they were excellent! Super friendly and welcoming. Gave us a report card at the end of the day telling us more about her behaviours (all very positive). Our girl is tired from her big day out. We will be using Kip's services ongoing now. Thanks team!

I can’t speak highly enough of this dog daycare. Our pup Olly just loves spending time here. The ladies take such good care of him and we can tell they treat all the pups like their own. Olly adores the staff just as much as he loves playing all day with the other pups. It has been so worthwhile for us, and has really helped Olly learn to play and respond calmly to other dogs. We wouldn’t take him anywhere else!



Our dog Gethin (Labrador cross) loves it! Staff are always friendly and he is always excited when we pull up to drop him off! Always comes home tired after he's had a busy day playing.



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Located in the South East of Melbourne, Kip Bayside are pleased to offer our dog daycare and boarding services to the neighbouring localities of Highett, Cheltenham, Mentone, Parkdale, Mordialloc, Heatherton, Moorabbin, Bentleigh, Oakleigh South, Springvale, Hampton, Sandringham, Beaumaris and Black Rock!