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Pet Boarding Canberra

with Kip - Formerly Canberra Pet Care

143 Wickerslack Lane, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620

Dog boarding

Cat boarding

Door to door Transport

The rural setting of Kip Canberra is the perfect location for your pet to have fun when you’re on holiday. Providing an active, happy, and most importantly, safe place for your furry friends when you need to head away – that’s Kip Canberra!

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 ACT with Pet Transport!

We offer transport Canberra-wide from selected vets. This service is run Monday to Friday (subject to availability) and is not offered on public holidays. Please contact us to arrange this service.

Spacious Rural Location

Our prime location in quaint Queanbeyan offers plenty of space for cats and dogs (separately, obviously!). They’ll enjoy the soothing sounds of nature while having acres of space for dogs to run around in.

Pricing Comparison

Room Pricing

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

Dog boarding

Standard Dog Room

From $53/day

Dog boarding

Senior Dog Suite

From $79/day


Luxury Dog Villa

From $91/day

Cat boarding

Classic Cat Room

From $37/day

Cat boarding

Executive Cat Suite

From $59/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 possible stay with us.

Extra Playtime

Yappy Hour





Extra Playtime

Extra Playtime


Delicious Dinner

Chicken & Rice Dinner


For Cats

We also offer options to accommodate even our fussiest feline friends.

Cuddle Time

Cat Cuddletime


Extra Playtime

Cat Roam Time


Your dog will love a Luxury Villa

Your dog will love their stay at Kip Canberra in our luxury villas. Each villa offers an LCD television, a fully air-conditioned environment, a couch and a pillow-top mattress, ensuring our furry guests receive the absolute best! Each guest also receives access to their own private play area and a shared courtyard.

Your dog will love a Luxury Villa

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

We know there’s nowhere as special as home.

That’s why we give you the flexibility to adjust your pet's accommodation and services to best suit their needs.

Meet The Manager

Sian Gildon

Sian Gildon


Sian has a wealth of animal care experience, having managed a large boarding kennel in Sydney as well as having key roles within the zoo industry, caring for both native and primate animals. You can be sure that your pets are in good hands with Sian no matter how long they stay.

"I've been fortunate enough in my life to have been able to follow my passions and work with some incredible animals and I was eager to continue working with the animals I love."

Sara Cochrane

Sara Cochrane

Assistant Manager

Sara has a wealth of experience under her belt and uses that knowledge to ensure the utmost care and comfort for any pets in her care. With her commitment and passion, Sara plays a vital role in creating a positive and enriching environment for our furry friends.

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 Boarding Stay

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


Step 4: Holiday Time

Your dog enjoys playing and exploring the grounds with our staff, eating delicious meals, and resting in their comfortable room.

Boarding Pupdate

Step 5: Enjoy Regular Updates to your Phone

Enjoy regular photos and video updates right to your phone throughout their stay.

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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 selected vet.

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

What you need to know about your Boarding Visit

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 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 your cat loves 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.

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

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.


Do you have a cat that requires overnight care?

Many of our pet retreats offer cat accommodation options. Our staff are well versed in the quirks of our feline friends - providing a high level of care and attention in accommodation from standard rooms to penthouse suites.


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 for Sydney and Newcastle regions. 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.

Ready to book in a happy stay?

Let's go

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