At Kip, we pride ourselves on creating happy days for your four-legged friends. We believe that doggy day care should act as a home away from home, a place where your canine companion can enjoy plenty of stimulating activities, make friends in a safe setting and receive quality care and attention.
Your puppy will enjoy plenty of social playtime in our custom-built play areas. Our skilful team of animal-loving carers will make sure that your dog is always safe and looked after. By the time your precious pup gets home, they’ll be ready for a deserved nap.
Kip Doggy Day Care Melbourne in Bayside is the place to be for dogs of all breeds, shapes or sizes.
Physical and mental stimulation for your puppy is super important in keeping them happy, engaged and sociable. Daily interaction and engagement with other dogs can help with feelings of loneliness, anxiety or boredom. Regular exercise is crucial for a dog’s happiness, and with the stresses of modern life, many of us often don’t have the time to give them the intensity they crave. Nothing can replicate the energy spent from dogs playing with each other – that constant wrestling and running around gives them the outlet they need.
Moreover, socialisation with other dogs is an important experience – especially in younger, formative years. This will help prevent future anti-social behaviours and is crucial for their early development.
Getting Started with Kip
First Things First
Before you join the happy Kip family, we must ask that your four-legged friend completes a trial day with us to make sure they’re a great fit for the day care.
All of our Kip canine companions have passed this assessment to ensure the health and safety of the whole family.
Trial Days with Kip
Trial days are typically held on our quieter days. First, your pet pal will get a gentle introduction to the day care environment and culture. We’ll match your dog with a small group of regulars that play really well with new dogs to assess how they settle in. Once they’ve had a chance to meet the family and explore all the new sights, smells and sounds, we’ll start introducing them to more of the other dogs to see how they play.
On our trial days, we ask that you or a trusted friend is available at short notice in the event that we need to phone you or request that you come and pick up your pup.
A Kip day starts bright and early at 7 am so that our pet parents can drop their lovable pals off on their way to work. As pet owners ourselves, we know that all dogs have different personalities, character traits, likes and dislikes. To set up the perfect day for your pup, we start by finding the right group of friends for every dog based on their size and how they play.
Once groups have been organised, the fun begins. Your little (or big) friend will enjoy their playtime and make friends under the guidance of our Kip crew, who know precisely when to change up the game or give rest time! Balancing out the day is super important and ensures that every dog has a great time, going home as happy as can be and looking forward to the next visit.
Your doggy’s day is divided into two morning and afternoon play sessions. In between, we’ll have quiet time so they can recharge for more fun. Tasty treats are a reward at Kip Dog Daycare Melbourne – but only for good behaviour!
At Kip Puppy Day Care Melbourne, your dog will spend their day socialising, playing and experiencing plenty of cuddles from our fantastic and caring staff. With Kip, your dog will be having so much fun, you’ll want in too! Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. We share some of the best Kip moments through our customer portal and social media pages every day, so make sure you give us a follow to stay in the loop.
At Kip Doggy Day Care Melbourne, we believe that coming to daycare should be as easy as possible. That's why we introduced our weekly Kip Membership!
Your weekly membership includes one free daycare day and unlimited discounts on additional days, meaning you can come as much as you want knowing you're getting our best deal. And your Kip Membership is for the whole family - just one membership gets you access to discounts for all of your pooches!
Contact our friendly team to find out more today!
How Are Dogs Assessed On Trial Days?
We introduce your dog to a small group of regulars that are welcoming and who we believe to be a good match. Our staff will watch your pup closely to assess how they interact and connect with the environment. As they get more settled, we’ll move them between groups based on energy levels and play styles. At the end of the day, we’ll discuss the day with you and run you through our report card.
We are aware that sometimes certain dogs take a while to settle in and that this cannot always be achieved on the first day. We’ll be sure to let you know how your pup went on his trial day, and often we recommend they come back. However, some dogs are just not a great fit for the environment.
Different daycares have different philosophies on accepting dogs. At Kip, we believe it to be absolutely essential that all dogs apart of our family love coming to daycare, rather than just enduring it. This is how we ensure the quality of our daycare centre and keep everyone, including you, happy!
Just wanted to say Thank you all so much for showing Ellie that her holidays with Kip Hunter ‘Happy Stays’ are so much fun. We loved receiving daily videos of Ellie and helped us enjoy our holiday as well knowing that she was so well looked after and having fun. All the staff are so very helpful and having Ellie picked up and bought home was a blessing, as she is only 1 year old and we were a little cautious of how she would go on her first stay but she has come home happy and relaxed. Thanks once again to everyone who helped Ellie enjoy her first holiday stay.
We have been going to Kip for nearly 2 years now and we love it. The staff are amazing and love and treat our boys as if they were their own. We couldn’t be happier with the care we receive, and we feel like we are part of the Kip family, not just another customer.
Do I Need to Buy Multiple Memberships if I Have Multiple Dogs?
Your membership applies to all of your dogs! If you bring two dogs to day care, you can use your free day for one and your other dog can stay at the discounted additional day rate.
What Are the Benefits of Becoming a Member?
You’ll receive discounted daycare days every week and will receive an additional 10% off all retail, training, washes and transport when applicable.
When Will I Be Billed?
When you first sign up, you’ll be charged for the first week, including a free daycare day that you can use straight away.
Every Saturday, you’ll then be automatically charged for any daycares, retail or other services from the week that haven’t been paid for yet.
How Much Does a Kip Doggy Day Care Melbourne Membership Cost?
When you purchase a membership, we will inform you of the weekly membership fee, the additional daycare fee and any discounts you are entitled to.
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 your preferred e-mail address. At this time, you will have the right to end your membership with no penalty.
Can I Cancel if My Situation Changes?
Yes, you can cancel any time after the first three weeks.
Are Kip’s Facilities Safe?
At Kip, your dog’s safety is our number one priority. We’ve put a lot of time and dedication into making our doggy day care centres world-class and of the highest standard in cleanliness and hygiene.
Our floors are non-slip and water-resistant to make sure they stay safe and free from germs and odours. Our play yards are separated by 1.8m high fences and are big enough to play in but small enough for our staff to manage.
What If My Dog is Shy?
Before your dog joins us at daycare, they will have completed a trial day to assess if our daycare is the right environment for them. Our trial days are held on quieter days so as to not overwhelm new pups who are experiencing all new smells, sights and sounds at once.
Kip’s Dog Daycare Melbourne facility is welcoming to dogs of all different personalities, breeds and sizes. We have a diverse group of happy pups that are more than friendly.
Why should I choose Kip?
At Kip, we leave no stone unturned when looking after the comfort, safety, and happiness of your dog. We have world-class facilities and an excellent, experienced team of professionals who love caring for and playing with animals, especially dogs. We understand how hard it can be to leave your pup in the hands of someone else but make no mistake; your dog will never feel lonely with Kip. We’re passionate about providing exceptional day care for doggies of all shapes and sizes!
At Kip, we’re all about happy stays for your four-legged friends while you’re away.