Suitable for dogs of small to medium stature (15 kgs or under) and a sunny disposition, the vineyard and surrounding 100 acres in the picturesque Southern Highlands is an exclusive retreat and superb alternative to dog boarding kennels.
We invite your canine to stay for a day and be pampered in the Retreat’s Spa or enjoy a longer break at the Retreat with every holiday tailored for each guest.
Check out a day in the life at DOGUE Country Retreat:
At DOGUE Country retreat, our philosophy is to provide a happy, healthy, stress-free experience for every guest and to provide them with a luxury boarding experience that feels just like home. We believe that socialisation is vital to the happiness of dogs, whether it is human or canine companionship and because of this, we provide intimate, nurturing care and ensure every guest becomes part of the Retreat family. Pet parents can rest assured that their canine family member is in a relaxing, fun, and safe environment.
We know your canine companion will leave the Retreat holiday barking for more!
At DOGUE Country Retreat, we only have staff – canine and human – who have met the most stringent criteria in the following key areas: guest entertainment and management, canine care, food appreciation, hygiene and genuine affection.
Coco-NUT, Foxy X Shih Tzu, age 10, has a great smile and loves “schmoozing” with the guests. She has had years of experience in making sure she always gets her way through delegation and clear leadership. She is pedantic in every way, and takes particular pride in the cleanliness and administration of the Retreat, right down to how the towels are folded and choosing the flowers.
Lemmy is a lab x kelpie x border collie who aspires to be a legendary working diva, rounding up cows wearing the latest bling and offering fashion advice to retreat guests. She brings spontaneity, fun and youth to the Retreat.
At DOGUE Country Retreat, we understand that who takes care of your guests is just as important as the loyal pack they get to play with. With experienced and loving staff on premises around the clock, you can ensure our human carers are at your service for whatever your hound desires.
Nicky van der Sander – has been managing the retreat since its conception, 6 years ago. Currently learning to groom, animals are her passion and is attuned to their needs.
Mia Goodridge – has been at the retreat for 6 years and brings over 18 years’ experience as a groomer as well as being a qualified vet nurse. Mia has a talent bringing out our guest personalities in her grooms.
Marlee Clayton – has been at the retreat since 2017 as an animal attendant. Marlee is a qualified child care worker and her experience comes in handy when interacting with our furry guests.
Jade Bull – joined the retreat in early 2018. She is a qualified animal behaviorist and over 15 years’ experience as a vet nurse. She has based her life and career choices on dogs.
Emma Neaves – joined the retreat in early 2018 as a groomer and animal attendant. Emma’s passion is dogs, and currently volunteers at a local dog rescue.
Jordon Colby – joined the retreat in 2017 as a junior animal attendant. Jordan looks forward to each weekend playing with our furry guests and adores their company.