Dogs are amazing. The chunky, ball-obsessed Staffies; the Beagles who can sniff out a liver treat from 20 metres; the regal Ridgebacks and the tirelessly nutty Groodles. They’re all so different and yet all have that indefinable ‘dogginess’ that makes them such wonderful animals to work with.
Every dog has different needs. At Four Paws Nelson Bay we get to know each dog individually, to work out what they love (frisbees, tug of war, back scratches, romping with other dogs) and what they don’t (magpies, bicycles, hoses and baths…).
We post daily photos to our Facebook page to show you how the pups are enjoying their stays. Expect to see lots of pictures of cheeky dogs getting up to all sorts of mischief…
When your dog comes to board with us, we do our best to make their stay as comfortable and as fun as possible. Dogs enjoy their own individual run, although pets from the same household may share a run depending on size and temperament.
Dog Day Care
During school term-time, we offer weekday Day Care for both large and small dogs, where well-socialised dogs can come and play in our paddocks for the day. As with our boarders, we require all day-care dogs to be fully vaccinated (C5) and up to date with their intestinal worming, heart-worm, flea and tick prevention.
We offer baths and grooming services on request and an afternoon groom can be combined with a day of day care (depending on availability).
We ask that boarders requiring baths are picked up in the afternoon, to give them the opportunity to dry off before they go home.
We provide large dog boarding kennels with individual runs, each sporting a secure room for evening sleep time. Dogs are able to interact safely with their neighbours, separated by a 3 foot high concrete wall and fencing above or can choose to retire to their bedroom and watch the world go by from the comfort of their trampoline bed.
Your dog will get staff supervised daily exercise (play time) in one of our large, fully-fenced paddocks, nestled amongst natural bushland with mature trees and lush green (real) grass. Well-socialised dogs can play together in small groups while the more people-oriented dogs can enjoy a one-on-one game of fetch or tug-of-war with one of our team.
We supply your pet with high quality Black Hawk pet food twice daily. If your pet has a special diet, you are able to bring this along and we will ensure they are fed in accordance with your advice. We use Aussie Dog Products kibble-dispensing Treat Balls to make mealtimes last longer for our friends that tend to gobble down their food in two mouthfuls (chunky Labradors, you know we mean you).
We are able to administer medication, monitor, and provide extra care for older animals and for those with medical conditions or special needs. Please give us a call to discuss (fees may apply).
Our Customers Say
These guys are incredible! I had my two pups stay here for almost 3 weeks, and they showed them so much love and care, I was blown away. I think my dogs had just as good of a holiday as we did. Highly recommend!
We took our little Rocky here back in August and she must have loved it because when we picked her up, she wouldn’t come with us! 😂 The owners are lovely and clearly care a lot about all of the dogs in their care. I recommend this to all my friends heading to Nelson’s Bay.
We recently left our 2 german shepherds with Phillipa and Jon and would highly recommend Nelson Bay Boarding kennels. Our dogs were very well looked after, they had pics posted of the girls on Facebook and they gave us lots of feedback about our girls when we picked them up. 5 stars! We will definitely bring them back when we are in the area.