Dog boarding

PLEASE NOTE: BAWCS Shelter and Sanctuary will no longer be offering pet boarding services for the general public effective 1 February 2024. We sincerely thank all of our clients for their support for our organisation in the years we have been offering boarding to generate much needed income.

If you are an agency with a client in need, please email [email protected] with your requirements.

BAWCS Boarding kennels provide a safe, secure and caring environment for your dog whilst you’re away from home.

We provide a selection of quality dry food for your dog. If your dog has special dietary needs, you must bring along their food which we will be happy to feed. Please note: we are unable to accommodate feeding of fresh meat, including chicken necks for your pets.

Veterinary Requirements – All dogs must have had a C5 vaccination within the last 12 months and at least 2 weeks prior to boarding with us. A Vaccination Certificate will need to be provided on arrival.

BAWCS is able to administer medication if required and we have access to On-Call Veterinary Services should the need arise. (all costs incurred at owner’s expense) Please note there is a $25 Transport fee charged per visit if a BAWCS representative is required to transport your pet for veterinary treatment or if medication pick up is required whilst boarding.

Boarding kennel fees:
$25 per dog per day
$30 per dog per day for Kelpie size and upwards
$35 per dog per day giant breeds (ie: Great Dane)

Please note there is an additional charge if medication is required to be given / administered.  Please advise your dog’s requirements when you book.

50% payment required to secure booking and remaining balance to be paid at check in. Cancellations made less than 14 days prior to booking will forfeit the deposit. For extended stays, all boarding fees are required to be paid on a fortnightly basis. There is no refund or credit for early holiday returns. All board rates are charged on a calendar day basis and the full period booked will be charged.

Direct funds transfer to ANZ

Account Name: Bendigo Animal Welfare & Community Services
BSB: 013 533
Account No: 478527768
Reference: Your name

Drop off and pick up times – 9am to 10am Monday to Saturday

To ensure the safety of your pet and the other animals at our sanctuary, all dogs must arrive with a secure lead and kept on lead at all times when on the property.

Our dog boarding kennels are located at 488 Millwood Road Huntly North.

For bookings please email us at [email protected]

To make an appointment to view our kennels, please call 0417 382 741.

BAWCS does offer discounted dog boarding for disadvantaged pet owners who are working with a local agency such as Haven Home Safe, Orange Door and Bendigo Community Health.  Please email [email protected] your requirements or telephone 0417 382 741 to discuss further.

All boarding fees received help support BAWCS work.