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Kip Lake Macquarie

Formerly Bluegum Boarding Lodge

74 Gimberts Rd, Morisset NSW 2264

Dog boarding

Cat boarding

Dog Training

Door to door Transport

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life? Your dog will love Kip Lake Macquarie, a luxury pet retreat where they can stretch their legs in our spacious yards, or become one with nature and go on a scenic bushwalk!

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

Door-to-door transport offered across Sydney!

We offer door-to-door transport across Sydney and also the Newcastle region. 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.

Regular Photo and/or Video Updates Provided During Stay!

Leaving your pup can be scary, so we deliver regular updates (or pup-dates) right to your phone, so you know they’re having fun! You are also welcome to call us during the stay to get an update about how your pet is going. 

Pricing Comparison

Pricing

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

dog boarding

Standard Dog Room

From $56/Day

Dog Training

Board & Train Room

From $149/day

Cat boarding

Standard Cat Room

From $37/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.

Bushwalk

Bushwalks

$15/pet/day

Extra Playtime

Extra Playtime

$15/pet/day

Delicious Dinner

Chicken & Rice Dinner

$9/pet/day

Treat

Daily Treat

$4/pet/day

For Cats

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

Cuddle Time

Cat Cuddletime

$15/pet/day

Experienced Team, Safe Space, Regular Pupdates, Tailored Care

What makes Kip boarding 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 Team

Meg Gill

Meg Gill

Boarding Manager

Meg has a wealth of experience in pet boarding, having managed a large boarding site in New Zealand before her move to Australia. She has extensive experience in leadership and the animal care industry, and she shows that every day while caring for your pets.

"I love working with animals as they bring so much joy to our lives. They remind us to make the most of every day, whether that is giving love or getting out and having fun!"

Corrina Connor

Corinna Connor

Assistant Manager

Corinna is an avid animal lover and has a world of experience under her belt. Having previously worked with RSPCA and assisted in puppy classes, she is the perfect team member to care for your pets. Having been a vital member at Kip Hunter Valley, Corinna now helps to lead the team at Kip Lake Macquarie. Her passion for animals is to be commended, with 5 of her own rescues at home, so it's no wonder your pets have a wonderful time with Corinna!

Georgia

Georgia Newman

Training Lead

Georgia is a powerhouse when it comes to all things dogs. Having managed our daycares in Melbourne and Sydney, being NDTF certified, and teaching a wide range of group classes from puppies to adults, in a variety of disciplines including agility and obedience, Georgia's passion has always been in dog training. She brings her expertise and knowledge as our Training Lead and is committed to finding training solutions that improve your dog's behaviour.

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.

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?

Dog Training Programs Available

Industry-Recognised Board & Train Dog Training Program

Starts at $149/day

Available from April 2024, we will be offering an industry-recognised Board & Train Program that ensures a cohesive relationship between you and your pooch. This is our most popular program and can help with many challenging behaviours, including:

  • jumping all over you and your guests,

  • having selective hearing,

  • reacting to other dogs and/or

  • pulling on the leash

At the end of the program, your trainer will meet with you for a comprehensive handover session, as well as providing you with a complimentary follow-up session and ongoing support on your training journey with your dog. We believe that dog training is about developing trust in your relationship and achieving life goals together. Start your furry friend on the right paw.

Industry-Recognised Board & Train Dog Training Program

Add day sessions with Canine Coaching

Only $68/day

Already got an upcoming boarding booking? Got a high-energy dog that needs some extra enrichment and stimulation throughout their stay? Adding Canine Coaching to your dog's stay can help, available from April 2024.

  • Provide basic training to your dog.

  • Enrich and stimulate your dog during their boarding stay.

  • Multiple coaching sessions on Monday-Friday.

  • Choose as many or as little days as you like.

  • Regular report cards from your trainer.

Email us today at [email protected] to find out more!

Add day sessions with Canine Coaching

What we do

DOG BOARDING

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.

PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF

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.

DOG TRAINING

Don't just live with poor behaviour!

From puppy school to more tailored training programs, Kip offers dog training solutions that stick. Available at select locations, your dog will build good habits with techniques that are work for them.

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 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!

FAQs

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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