Best dog boarding resort for social dogs

Fun, safe and social dog boarding close to Hobart.


Looking for the best dog boarding near Hobart for social dogs? You’ve found us! We treat our dog guest like family and give them constant attention and playtime.

Why are we the best dog boarding option near Hobart? Just 25 minutes out of Hobart in Margate, Tasmania we enjoy wide, open green and sandy spaces made for dog playtime. Dog owners come to us if they want to treat their pups with a holiday. When it comes to concrete, the less the better. Couches and blankets are more our style. Self confessed crazy dog ladies, we are highly attuned to our dog boarding guests needs. Our dogs get loads of attention, playtime and supervision to make sure it’s a safe environment.

Southern Tasmania’s only free range dog boarding resort.

We make sure our guests have company and plenty of social playtime. Being so focused on our dogs, we sometimes miss phone calls. So if you’d like to get in touch to arrange a dog boarding trial for your dog, please email us and we will get back to you as soon as we have a moment when we aren’t throwing a ball or serving up healthy treats. The only dog boarding resort in Southern Tasmania that offers dogs hours of play every day.


Happy dog with ball at best dog boarding near Hobart

 Dog Boarding

Our aim is to be the best dog boarding resort in Tasmania for dogs who love fun and playtime. Our facilities focus on comfort, space and safety. Catering for no more than 20 dogs at a time, when you leave your dogs with us they’ll get a holiday of their own. We pamper our dogs and most of our rooms have couches or beds to make their stay comfortable. Much thought and research went into the design of our dog boarding exercise areas to create a safe, happy and healthy environment.

Safety and supervision comes first. Small group sizes, supervision and every dog does a trial first. Your dog’s comfort is important to us, and they are given space, comfortable bedding and green play areas. We get to know you and your dog or dogs to make sure we can make your dog’s time with us enjoyable and enriching. Our staff understand that dogs thrive on companionship. We keep family in the same room and other dogs have the option of other dog company if they want it.

Read about our dog boarding overnight trial
Find out more about our dog guest’s daily routine
Also, please be aware of our cancellation policy


What We Do

dog boarding

Southern Tasmania’s only free range dog boarding resort. We have wide open spaces and focus on providing playtime and fun! Read more about Hobart’s best dog boarding and book your trial!

other dog services

We offer a range of additional dogcare services including dog taxi pick up and delivery

Take a look around our dog boarding resort!

Wide open spaces

It’s playtime most of the time at Margate Country Dog Resort. Our dog resort has been created with our canine guests in mind. While your dog is boarding with us they will feel like they’re on holiday too. Sleeping and napping happens on couches and in shady, grassy or sandy areas and healthy treats are a highlight of our cherished dog’s days.

A trial to keep the peace

Our dog boarding and kennels are a social environment and only suit dogs who are comfortable around other dogs. To ensure every dog’s comfort we do a trial night with each new pup guest. If there’s any stress issues or problem behaviour (stress barking, aggression, nipping, disappearing acts) we find out quickly and unfortunately we aren’t the right fit. For those who fit right in, we are good to go and we can confidently offer you dog boarding and keep our space social, fun and harmonious.

What our clients say…

Alex Louise Wise

Our Big Red Doberman Louis loves it when he gets to go to Margate Country Kennels with his favourite (almost) person Amanda. She always makes sure he’s toasty warm and gets lots of cuddles

Julie Witbooi

Harley my big boy german shepherd has stayed in kennels in Adelaide, Melbourne and Hobart and Margate is by far the best dog boarding resort we’ve used. There interaction with the dogs is what sets them apart from other kennels..

Kate Gourlay

My dog loves staying here! I didn’t have to worry about him when we went on a holiday and photos and videos on Facebook were proof that he was having a good time there.

Jamie Buchanon

We have taken our precious Sadie here a few times now and we are blow away by the amazing love care and service we have received from the family at Margate Country Kennels. 

We proudly support The Dog Clinic.

Hobart’s newest veterinary clinic, and Australia’s first dog exclusive veterinary practice. Providing the highest quality veterinary care for your canine best friend.

Here bloggy bloggy!

Dog Boarding – Our Daily Routine

Dog Boarding – Our Daily Routine

Bring your dog for their first dog boarding trial night with us. Like a sleepover for your puppy! They will meet new dog friends and have fun and get plenty of fresh air and exercise.


All new dogs are required to come on a trial for a day and night as we are a social,  OFF-LEAD ONLY FACILITY and don’t take any excessive barking dogs inside or outside.

Unfortunately, we can’t care for entire males or females over 6 months of age due to our social off lead environment.

2 + 14 =

Contact Us

To make an enquiry, please complete the form or text 0437 355 856

Margate Country Dog Resort

170 Van Morey Road

Margate TAS 7054

Tel: 0437 355 856 - email: (text and email preferred)

* Our office is closed for all enquiries on Sundays

** ** Due to our on-site commitments with the dogs, answering phone enquiries can be problematic. Email and text message are best forms of communication. Thank you