Dog boarding

Dog boarding near Hobart for dogs that

love comfort, peace, security and fun!


Free range, fun dog boarding 25 minutes out of Hobart.

Crazy dog ladies.

And proud of it.

We offer safe, fun, social and comfortable dog boarding to a wide range of wonderful dogs we adore. Our dog boarding facilities aren’t like the dog kennels that usually come to mind. We have less concrete and more wide open spaces, personal attention, care, comfort and fun! The sounds of happy barking are the normal at our dog boarding resort.

A group of dogs enjoying the space at dog boarding

Happy and settled dogs.

Every dog has a trial to ensure comfort.

All new dogs joining us for dog boarding come for an overnight trial to make sure they are happy and settled. We need to make sure they don’t stress too much or bark constantly and are social off lead with all other breeds. Read more about our trial night and contact us to arrange yours!

Dog relaxing at dog boarding near Hobart

Personal care and supervision means more love and attention.

We live onsite and someone is always personally supervising the dogs under our care. We give our dogs as much time outdoors as possible to promote exercise and let them enjoy fresh air and freedom.

Read about our dog daycare daily routine to find out what our dog guests get up to.


Dog boarding operator being licked by a dog

Free range outdoor play for social fun and wellbeing!

Depending on weather this ranges from 5 to 7 hours! We run a very happy, fun, exciting and structured day for our dogs and there’s a great balance of play and rest time! They have dog company 24/7 and we are always within hearing range to make sure each of our canine guests is comfortable at all times. We also provide delicious Canine Candy treats (in moderation) to keep your pets tummies happy!

Read about our daily dog boarding routine


Dogs running in sandpit at dog boarding facility

Dog Boarding Pricing

Prices effective from 1st January 2023.

* 7 day minimum stay over Christmas/New Years, and Easter

Public Holiday Schedule

We are closed all day for drop off and pickup on the following public holidays:

  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Australia Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Saturday
  • Easter Sunday

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

  • New Year’s Eve
  • Hobart Show Day

We are open from 2-3pm on Anzac Day.


Dog food menu

At Margate Country Dog Resort we understand the importance of providing your furry friend with nutritious and delicious meals. We offer a variety of high-quality dog foods to cater to different dietary preferences and needs. Please see the list below for options:

  • Big Dog Raw Food (Extra Cost for 100% Raw)
  • Prime100 Dog Rolls (Extra Cost for 100% Rolls)
  • Lifewise Dry Food
  • Jack and Chelo Gourmet Delights: (Additional cost applies.)
Dog boarding and dog day care in Hobart


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 are delighted to welcome dogs of various sizes, including tiny, small, medium, and large breeds. Our priority is to provide a pro-social and peaceful off-lead environment, ensuring the well-being and safety of all our furry guests and our staff. While we cater to a wide range of dog sizes, we do not accommodate giant breeds. Additionally, Margate Country Dog Resort reserves the right to assess and make decisions regarding the acceptance of breeds based on the safety and harmony of our environment.

Does you accept entire dogs?

Until the age of 9-12 months

We do not accept females on their heat cycle

We do not accept aggressive and non stop mounting / humping behaviour

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 opening hours?

Our opening hours 9.30-11am 7 days a week 

 * Please note we have a different time for our sleepover trials 

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.

Can we care for every dog?

If your dog doesn’t cope well with company and becomes stressed, highly anxious or bark excessively we might not be the best fit.

Also, if your dog is an escape artist and can scale very tall and secure fences, we might not be able to help. Finally, if your dog shows signs of aggression towards any other breeds and isn’t well socialised we can’t care for them but please call us if you have any concerns.

Book your dog boarding trial today!

Important dog boarding information

We want your dog to be as happy and comfortable as possible with us, and we also have a duty of care to ensure safe operation of the facility. So every dog has an overnight sleepover trial with us before their first dog boarding night. This makes sure they are happy around the other dog guests and don’t stress bark or have magic houdini escapee skills that we can’t cater for. Get in touch to book your dogs first sleepover to see if we are both a good fit for each other! You can read more about our trial night here.

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