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Our story

Margate Country Dog Resort was founded by Mike and Sue Weaver, and is owned and operated by Amanda Jessup. Amanda has built a modern, intimate, comfortable and social boarding facility that caters 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.

Our environment

Our dog resort is located just 25 minutes from Hobart in the beautiful countryside of Margate. We are like dog kennels but without the concrete and with wide open green spaces and lots of attention for our dog visitors. Our services include dog boarding, and pet taxi services for clients within our service area.
Our dog boarding resort is a purpose built facility. We offer a stress free, warm and friendly environment for all the dogs that we house.
If you are seeking pet sitting, book a trial night with us first. Your dog could enjoy their own holiday with friends in comfort!

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Where is your dog resort located?

We are at 170 Van Morey Road, Margate, TAS.

Do you accept all sizes and breeds of dog?

At Margate Country Dog Resort we specialise in providing a pro-social, and peaceful off-lead environment for small, medium and large breed dogs. To maintain our social environment, and the health and safety of staff, we do not accept breeds larger than 40kg. In addition Margate Country Dog Resort reserves the right to reject breeds (of any weight) it deems to present a hazard to the safety of other dogs and staff.

Does you accept entire dogs?

Unfortunately, no. We can’t care for entire males or females over 6 months of age due to our social off lead environment.

Do you have a minimum stay over holiday periods?

Yes. There is a 7 day minimum stay for our dog boarding guests over Christmas/New Years, and Easter.

What are your pick up and drop off times?

We are open for pick up and drop off at the following times:

Mon-Fri: 9.30–11am; 5-5:30pm (Pick up only)

Sat- Sun: 9:30-10:30am; 2–3pm Sat-Sun

Daycare hours please enquire

Call to discuss any drop off and pick up times outside of these hours.


Are these times different for public holidays?

We operate on a slighly different schedule of public holdiays. We are closed all day for drop off and pickup on: 

  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year's Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Saturday

We are open in the morning only on the following public holidays:


  • New Year's Eve
  • Anzac Day
  • Hobart Show Day

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.

Margate Country Dog Resort

170 Van Morey Road

Margate TAS 7054

Tel: 0437 355 856 – email: [email protected] (text and email preferred)

* Due to our on-site commitments with the dogs, answering phone enquiries can be problematic. If you wish to speak directly to us, please get in touch to arrange a time that is suitable.