What makes us unique

Located in the beautiful countryside of Margate, just 20-25 minutes from Hobart, Margate Country Dog Resort is a purpose built facility designed to provide a stress free, warm and friendly environment for all of the dogs that we house.

Margate Country Dog Resort, founded by Mike and Sue Weaver, is owned & operated by Amanda Jessup who has built a brand new small, intimate and social boarding facility catering for no more than 20 dogs at any one time. Amanda is supported by her mum, Sue Weaver, who volunteers her work, with Holly and Arial also helping out.

A great deal of thought and research went into the design and exercise areas to create a safe, happy and healthy environment. We have video surveillance of all outdoor play areas and the reception area. All our cleaning products are eco-friendly. They are all natural and have not been tested on animals.

We offer three types of accommodation…..we believe if you have more than one dog they should all stay together; hence whilst we may be small on numbers, our facilities are large! All our rooms are heated over winter and kept cool on hot days.

Human Contact & Playtime

While your dogs are in our care they will receive professional care . They are entertained with music 24/7 and have more exercise than any other boarding facility in Tasmania.

We love to socialise with our guests as much as possible. We only take a maximum of 20 dogs, which means we have the time to spend with them. They are encouraged to run and play together in our large exercise areas right next to our beautiful dam (always under supervision). All dogs get a minimum 4.5 - 5.5 hours of outdoor playtime each day - weather depending .

They get lots of cuddles & belly-rubs too! This is a great way for your dog to learn good social skills whilst having a great time. Our facility is their “Home away from Home”.


We use premium dry dog food.

If you have any special dietary requirements please discuss what may be needed when booking your dogs in.

Our Code of Conduct

Margate Country Dog Resort are proud members of the PIAA.
We feel that being accredited by the leading national boarding and grooming body, provides a level of quality and service that should not only be met, but exceeded.