Doggy Daycare

Happy days for four-legged friends

Doggy Daycare

A fun & safe space for your furry friend

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 dog daycare environment for your pooch, wherever you're located in Australia.

During daycare hours, 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 Australia's multi-award winning leading provider of dog daycare Australia-wide, Kip has several centrally located facilities across major Australian cities. Discover Kip at Alexandria, Newtown, and Marrickville in Sydney; Brunswick, Kew, Fairfield, Bayside, Bayswater, Thomastown and Blackburn in Melbourne; and Broadview, West Hindmarsh in Adelaide; and Newstead in Brisbane; and Hobart in Tasmania.

A fun & safe space for your furry friend

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 morning 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 friend 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 with dedicated nap time! When it comes to dog daycare, getting this balance right helps us make sure that every dog has a great time and goes home a happy dog.

How dog daycare works

What does a day at doggy daycare look like?

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. Our goal is to ensure every Kip dog is a happy dog. 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!

What does a day at doggy daycare look like?

Getting started

Daycare assessment

Before you join the Kip family, we ask that your pup completes a trial day with us as a visitor. All of our canine companions have passed this assessment to make sure they’re a great fit for Kip 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 other 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. New pups will be constantly supervised to ensure every doggy need is catered to.

Daycare assessment

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 Kip, rather than just tolerating it.

Trial Feedback

Trial Day Requirements

  • Puppies can attend 10 days after their second vaccination.
  • Dogs must be de-sexed by 12 months (In SA/ACT, we require a veterinary medical exemption for dogs to attend undesexed over 6 months).
  • Pet parents must present an up-to-date C5 vaccination certificate and complete the Kip onboarding questions.
Trial Day Requirements

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.


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.


Are you needing daycare for your dog?

Whether you’re at work for the day or just want your dog to get some extra enrichment throughout the week, Kip dog daycare is your answer! We provide enriching activities, safe socialisation, and expert care, making for happy dogs all day long.


What are your opening hours?

Our opening hours differ between each of our Kip 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 pet sitters and dog lovers a much deserved break. This varies each year, so please keep an eye on our social channels for pupdates!

How much does dog daycare cost?

Dog daycare costs vary - casual half day and casual full day rates can be found on our location pages.

Dog 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 dog wash and grooming services
  • 10% off taxi services/transport

Half day or full day? What’s the difference?

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

What vaccinations are required?

In order to keep all members of the Kip family safe, dogs can attend 10 days after their second vaccination (C5 or equivalent), be wormed and treated for fleas. Our facility will need to see proof of current vaccination from pet owners (vaccination certificate). We do not accept titre tests.

My dog isn’t desexed, can it still attend?

For the safety of other pups, dogs must be de-sexed by 6 months (or up to 12 months with vet medical exceptions). Our guests are fed ROYAL CANIN® as part of our base room rate. If undesexed males display any undesired behaviours, we may ask you to keep them at home until they have been desexed.

How old does my dog need to be to come to daycare?

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

What if my pet is shy or anxious?

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

Once your dog starts, 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 under the right supervision with other dogs are perfect for dogs with anxiety as they are slowly introduced to social situations with other dogs in a controlled and safe environment. It's a great confidence booster!

I’m a new customer. How do I book my dog in?

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 facility.

I’m a returning customer. How do I book my dog in?

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 that pet owners 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!

What do I need to know about drop off and pick up?

Drop off

While our activities 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 daycare, jump on staff or approach other customers.

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

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 our centres, please inform a Kip employee and make sure we have their contact details too!

Will we get updates throughout the day?

Absolutely! We post regular updates 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 dog daycare friends.

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

What if something happens to my pooch?

As pet parents ourselves, we understand the need for your pet to be looked after at all times and how stressful it can be to leave your furry friend with pet sitters. 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.


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