Doggy Daycare with Kip

At Kip, we pride ourselves on creating happy days and happy stays for your four-legged friends. We’re paw-sionate about creating the perfect doggy daycare environment for your pooch all across Australia. When you want your dog to get the exercise they need, to be mentally stimulated, and to make new friends in a safe setting, Kip dog daycares are the place to be.

Your canine companion will enjoy plenty of social playtime in our fully air-conditioned play areas. Our animal-loving crew of carers will make sure that when your precious pup goes home, they’ll be all tuckered out and ready for a kip.

As the leading provider of dog daycare Australia-wide, Kip has several centrally located daycares across major Australian cities. Discover Kip at Alexandria and Marrickville in Sydney; Brunswick, Kew, Fairfield, Bayside, Bayswater, and Blackburn in Melbourne; and Broadview and Allenby Gardens in Adelaide.

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Doggy Daycare with Kip

How dog daycare works

Doggy daycare at Kip normally starts bright and early at 7am with many of our pet parents dropping their fun-loving furballs off on their way to work. Because we know all dogs have different paw-sonalities, likes and dislikes, we start the day by finding the right group of pals for every pooch based on their size and how they like to play.

Then, the fun begins. Your furry adventurer will play games and make friends under the supervision of our Kip crew, who know exactly when it's time for a game of fetch and time for a rest! Getting this balance right helps us make sure that every dog has a great day every time and goes home as happy as can be.

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Your doggo’s day is divided into morning and afternoon play sessions. In between, we have quiet (yes, quiet!) time so they can recharge for more fun. They’ll also get tasty treats as a reward for good behaviour under the care of our team. And we know you want in on the fun. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Every day, we share some of the best Kip moments via your Customer Portal and on our social media pages, so make sure you give us a follow!

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Trial Day Requirements

Your first day

Before you join the Kip family, we ask that your pup completes a trial day with us. All of our canine companions have passed this assessment to make sure they’re a great fit for doggy daycare and to ensure the health and safety of the whole Kip family.

Trial days are usually held on quieter days. First, we give your pooch a gentle introduction to the Kip doggy daycare environment by matching them with a small group of regulars that play well with new dogs and see how they settle in.

Once they’ve had the chance to meet some new dogs and explore all the new sights, sounds and smells, we’ll start introducing your pup to more of the other dogs so we can see how they play.

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Trial Feedback

At the end of your trial day, we'll discuss the day and walk you through their report card.

Remember that not all doggos will be suitable, and not all dogs will settle completely on their first day. We'll be sure to let you know how well your dog fit in in the Kip environment and how often we recommend they come back.

Different daycares have different philosophies on which dogs to take, and we believe it's essential that all our dogs LOVE coming to daycare, rather than just tolerating it.

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Trial Day Requirements

• Puppies must be fully vaccinated (7+ Days) to attend trial day
• Dogs must be de-sexed by 12 months
• Pet parents must present an up-to-date C5 vaccination certificate and complete the Kip onboarding questions.

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Happy Customers

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!

Olly

Olly

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.

Gethin

Gethin

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your opening hours?

Our opening hours differ between each of our Kip dog daycare locations, but all our sites open early enough for you to drop your pup off before work, and stay open so you can pick them up on your way home!

You can find all our dog daycare centre opening hours on our location pages.

Our dog daycare centres are closed on weekends and public holidays, as well as during our shutdown period over Christmas and New Year to give our dedicated team of dog lovers a much deserved break. This varies each year, so please keep an eye on our social channels for pupdates!

Pricing for doggy daycare for casual half day and casual full day rates can be found on our location pages.

Daycare can also be booked in 10 or 20 packs at a discounted daily rate. And for the best value you can join the Kip family! Weekly Kip memberships give you more bang for your buck, and come with numerous benefits including:

• One daycare per week
• Our cheapest rate on extra days
• 10% off washes
• 10% off transport
• 10% off at our retail shops

At Kip, we also offer half-days of dog day care! A half-day of daycare is any visit up to 5 hours from the time of drop off. If your dog will be staying over their scheduled half-day time, you’ll be charged at the full day rate.

Here at Kip, we’re committed to keeping your four-legged friend happy, safe and healthy. At all times, dogs have access to fresh water, appropriate shelter and temperature-controlled, ventilated facilities.

All Kip facilities have been designed and maintained to ensure good health and wellbeing of all dogs in care. This includes but is not limited to:


  • Frequent cleaning of premises with the use of veterinary-grade disinfectants
  • Minimum two gates before any exit point to ensure your cheeky pup doesn’t escape
  • Separated pens for doggy groups, with an approved council height barrier and with sufficient space for group numbers, as per local council regulations
  • Appropriate and functional fire extinguishers or other fire protection installed on all our sites

Want to check out our facilities? You are most welcome to come in and conduct an inspection of the space nearest to you if you’d like to see how we operate.

At Kip we are gentle to the core and strive to create a stress-free, transparent and enjoyable space for all of our canine guests using positive reinforcement-centred training techniques. We believe that the best environment is one where our pups receive mountains of praise and treats galore for good behaviour!

To maintain exceptional levels of well-being within the daycare environment, our highly trained team members will occasionally use a variety of other harmless behavioural modification tools which can include verbal instructions, separating tired pooches from the group for some rest and popping boisterous pups on a slip lead for a few moments. Most importantly, our team members are unfailingly honest and will always keep you informed about your pup is going at daycare.

In order to keep all members of the Kip family safe, all dogs over 16 weeks must have a current vaccination (C5 or equivalent), be wormed and treated for fleas. Your Kip dog daycare will need to see proof of current vaccination, either by a vaccination certificate or veterinary approved blood titre test result.

If you provide an approved blood titre test, you must also provide us proof of a current Canine Cough (C2) vaccination from your veterinarian.

For the safety of other pups, Kip does not accept undesexed dogs over the age of 12 months (or over the age of 6 months in ACT and SA), chemical castration or females in heat/in season. If undesexed males display any undesired behaviours, we may ask you to keep them at home until they have been desexed.

All dogs young and old are welcome at Kip doggy daycare! Puppies are permitted to attend 10 days post receiving a C5 vaccination.

Before your pooch joins us at daycare they’ll have completed a trial day to ensure the daycare environment is the right fit for them. Our trial days are usually held on quieter days so as not to overwhelm your furball.

Once your dog starts at daycare, we make sure to place your dog with a group of similar paw-sonalities. That way, they’ll be able to play safely, and get the right balance of fun and chill they need and have the best day, every day. Ongoing sessions at doggy daycare with other dogs are perfect for dogs with anxiety as they are slowly introduced to social situations with other dogs in a controlled environment. Kip’s doggy daycare is a great confidence booster!

Want to join the pack? Before joining a Kip daycare, all dogs are required to complete a trial day to assess suitability to the environment. Kip may not be suitable for your dog, and while every effort will be made to integrate your dog, this may not always be possible and/or in the best interest of not only your dog but for the other dogs in care.

You can book in a trial day here.

For more information about trial days, check out the page for your nearest Kip dog daycare facility.

On your trial day, you or your secondary contact will need to be available on short notice for collection in the event the environment is deemed unsuitable for your dog. If you are unable to collect your dog within an hour of being notified, you’ll need to pay the full daycare fee.

Welcome back to the pack! The best way to book your dog in is via our Customer Portal.

Alternatively, we also accept bookings via telephone or in person.

It is important to book ahead as otherwise you risk being turned away if the facility is at maximum capacity. Our busier daycares fill up quickly, so book ahead to make sure you get your paws in the door!

Drop off

While our activities during dog daycare are absolutely off the leash, we require all dogs to arrive at Kip on lead and wearing a well-fitted collar and/or walking harness. For the safety of both your own pup and other customers, your dog is to remain under your control at all times.

At Kip, we like to keep our foyers a calm and safe environment, especially for our newer pups. On arrival, please wait until a staff member is ready to take your dog and do not allow them to roam the shop, jump on staff or approach other customers.

We also know accidents happen, but please ensure you toilet your pooch before entering the shop.

Pick up

While we’d love to spend all hours of the day with your precious pups, the paw-ty must eventually come to an end! All dogs are required to be collected before the centre closing time. Opening hours for your nearest Kip dog daycare can be found on our locations directory.

All our centres have a late fee of $10 per 5 minutes after our closing time. If you’re running late, we will attempt to contact both you and your secondary contact. If you are unable to arrange the collection of your pet after 60 minutes, we will care for pup at the nearest Kip boarding facility or by one of our team. If overnight boarding is required an extra $200 will be payable and you are required to arrange collection of your pet at your own expense.

If someone other than you or your secondary contract will be collecting your dog from daycare, please inform a Kip employee and make sure we have their contact details too!

Absolutely! We post regular updates throughout the day on our Customer Portal and social media platforms, so you can see how your pup is going and what fun they're getting up to with their new friends.

We ask all paw-rents have access to a contact number in the very rare chance anything happens. However we like to let the dogs have their fun in our custom-built play yards, with the goal of keeping them too busy to need to contact their parents.

As pet parents ourselves, we understand the need for your pet to be looked after at all times. In the event of an emergency, you and/or your secondary contact will be notified immediately for collection. Kip employees will make every attempt to continue care where it is safe to do so and will transport your dog to our preferred local vet if required.

Daycare Membership FAQs

I have two dogs, do I need to buy two memberships?

No, you can use your membership for all of your dogs. If you bring your two dogs to daycare, you can use your free day for one and the other will be just the discounted additional day rate.

When you first sign up, you’ll be charged for the first week, including a free doggy daycare day that you can use straight away.

Every Saturday you’ll then be automatically charged for any daycares, retail, or other services you haven’t paid for from the week, as well as the membership fee for the upcoming week.

As well as getting discounted daycare days every week, you will get 10% off all retail, training, washes, and transport (where applicable).

Yes, you can cancel any time after the first three weeks.

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 and six months for unlimited 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.