10 Ngaroto Drive, West Bendigo, VIC 3550


We provide a safe, comfortable environment for your pets when you're away. Our dedicated team cares for your furry friends as if they were our own. Dog boarding located in Bendigo.
Small Dogs

$33.00 per day

Medium Dogs

$34.00 per day

Large Dogs

$35.00 per day

X-Large Dogs

$40.00 per day

Please note these prices are subject to change without notice.

What can your furry friend expect?

Your dog will be fed premium dog food, or if you’ve got a fussy eater, you can also choose to bring your own food along – no problem!

We have spacious and grassy tree filled areas for your pooch to frolic and we include outdoor time each day.

Our team make sure each and every guest is as snug as a bug in a rug! We have comfy warm bedding for those cool evenings. And if it’s sweltering hot? We’ve got shell pools and misters to keep everyone cool.

We use self refilling bowls, so our dogs never run out of water. And on hot days, we also run playgroup early in the morning before the heat of the day sets in.

We can take care of any medication needs. Our experienced staff will ensure any medicinal regime is taken care of for your peace-of-mind.

We understand that everybody has their own little quirks and special traits and we appreciate each pet’s individuality. If you have any concerns, just let us know what we can do to aid your pet in receiving the time and special care it deserves.

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Sleeping Arrangements & Boarding together

Sleeping Arrangements

All dogs have access to large pens where they eat and sleep.

All of the pens have automatic stainless steel drinkers and Lil Cracka indestructible dog beds.

Our pens have automated microjet sprayers that come on during the heat. These sprayers keep the pens lovely and cool during the summer months.

We supply

  • Trampoline beds
  • Food Bowls
  • Bedding in winter if needed
  • All food


Boarding in together

We do have a limited number of pens where we can board 2 large dogs or 3 small dogs in the one pen.

We will only board dogs from the same family in together.  We will not board any dogs in together if they have ever fought or cannot be fed at the same time.

We have the right to separate any dogs we believe we need to separate.

What to Bring


We supply trampoline beds for all of the dogs.  These are indestructible beds and can be used for all dogs.

Summer months we do not supply blankets or mats – if you want your dog to have a mat please bring your own

Winter –  we encourage you to bring bedding from home.  We also encourage you to being a coat from home.  If you do not bring bedding, we will supply a blanket to ensure your dog is cozy.


You are welcome to bring soft toys or chew toys.

Please make sure it is clearly labelled.  Please note we cannot be responsible if the toy is lost or damaged.

Please do not bring any type of Ball as we will not accept it. We have balls in our exercise yards.


Collars & Leads

  • Your dog must arrive with a correctly fitted flat collar.
  • A lead that is in good condition – Correction chains are not accepted
  • If your dog arrives without a collar or lead you will need to purchase these before we can admit your dog.
  • Please Clearly label your dogs collar and lead

Why are we strict on collars and leads – All animals must have correct collars and leads so that in the event of an emergency they are available for us to evacuate.



Our staff are competent in administering medication. We do not charge extra to give your pet medicine.

If your dog is on medication we must know the following:

  • Medication Name
  • Dosage required
  • How you administer it at home
  • Prescribing vet Reason for medication (contagious illness we will not board your pet)
  • Times you administer the medication

Please make sure medication comes in original packaging, with a few extra tablets than what is needed.

Play Time


All dogs are given exercise time every day.  We have 3 very large areas in which they can play and run around.  We also have smaller day yards for them to stretch their legs and go to the toilet.


Supervised Playtime

We love to socialise dogs, we understand that socialising and good exercise can mean that your dog has a much calmer and enjoyable experience when boarding. 

So if your dog is a social dog as long as they have never been in any sort of dog fight and you have socialised them they can enrol in our supervised playtimes.

Our staff will assess your dogs temperament and match groups of compatible dogs.  We take them into our large exercise yard and let them play and run for 20 to 30 minutes per day.

Please note supervised playtime is an additional charge of $6 per dog per day.


Individual playtime

If your dog prefers their own company we ensure they get enjoy solo time in our exercise yards every day. 

Please note we are unable to board dogs that are aggressive towards people or other dogs. – this can be deleted as I have added details about this later


Dinner Time

We feed the dogs once a day in the afternoon.

If your dog is a under 12 months we will feed it twice a day at no extra cost.

If we deem your dog is underweight we will feed them twice a day for an additional charge of $5 per day.

Dogs are fed Blackhawk Dry food and Prime 100 varieties.

If your dog is on a special diet or has allergies you will need to supply your own food. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to cater for specific diets, so we encourage you to supply food if your dog requires specific food or has allergies

Supplying your own food does not change the boarding price.


We prefer to use your own vet if necessary. If we are unable to get an appointment with your own vet we have agreements with several Bendigo Vets who will see your pet.

Please note you are responsible to pay for all vet costs whilst your animal boards with us including the cost of staff time and transportation.

We will always communicate with you if your animal needs a vet. However ultimately it is our decision whether we believe they need medical assistance.


Older/Anxious Dogs

We are mindful of the impact boarding can gave on those dogs that are a bit more frail and anxious.

We provide office time for any dogs that are older and need some quiet time. Or that are feeling anxious.

We also provide office time for any dog that is boarding for a longer period of time – to make sure they get a chance to relax and wind down away from the other dogs.

This is an additional service we offer at no extra charge.  Please do not request this service.  Staff will assess if this is something your dog may require.

Bath Time

At the Per Retreat we provide all dogs a free bath the day before pick up for any dog that boards for 10 days or more.

So when you pick up your pooch they should be exhausted and will be smelling fresh!!

Aggressive/Reactive Dogs

We have made the tough decision to no longer board dogs that are reactive and that show signs of any aggression towards other dogs or people.

If your dog is reactive and you are aware that they can be aggressive towards people or other animals, please notify us and we will chat to you about whether we believe your animal will be suitable.

If you have not spoken to our team and you present to drop off with your dog showing aggression or reactivity. Including LUNGING and Snarling we will not admit your dog and you will be required to take them home. 

If our staff are unable to approach your dog, we will not admit your dog.

It was a tough decision we had to make but it is the only way we can ensure our staff and borders remain safe.

Please speak to us before drop off if you have any concerns about your dog. More often than not once we have chatted to an owner the dog will be allowed to board.  

We also have strategies to assist an anxious dog such as trial days, recommending calming products etc.

Please speak to us if you have any concerns about your dog.

Excitable, playful, energetic dogs are certainly welcome in our facility and not included in this policy.

Boarding Requirements For Dogs

At Bendigo Pet Retreat our vaccination requirements are strictly adhered to at all times.

This policy is for the health and safety of all our boarders. We will not board ANY animal that has not presented current vaccination certificates at time of booking.

All updated vaccinations must be given 2 weeks before boarding or the animal will not be admitted.

To avoid disappointment, please ensure your pet is fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to check in.

Puppies – dogs up to 12 months are considered puppies

  • All puppies need to be 20 weeks or 5 months of age before we can board them
  • You need to provide proof of age if your dog is under 12 months of age
  • Puppies need to have had at least three sets of vaccinations. They must have received a full C5
  • C5 vaccinations need to have been given at least 4 weeks prior to boarding for all puppies

Dogs - over 12 months of age

  • All adult dogs must have a current C5 vaccination administered within the last 12 months
  • We must sight your vaccinations when you make a booking
  • Vaccinations must be given at least 2 weeks prior to boarding
  • We accept the following vaccinations
    • Annual C5 Vaccination
    • Tri Annual C3 vaccination PLUS Canine Cough (BB, Pi or KC)
    • Tri Annual C4 Plus Annual Canine Cough (BB, Pi or KC)
  • Each vet administers different vaccines which have different renewal dates. It can be confusing. The best option is to email us a copy of vaccinations and we can check that they meet our requirements.

Email bendigopetretreat@gmail.com

Flea & Worming

  • All dogs must be wormed and treated for fleas before arrival.

Extra Charges

  • Supervised Playtime – $6 per day
  • Additional Meals (excluding dogs under 12 months) – $5 per meal
  • Please note if we believe your dog is underweight we will automatically add an extra meal a day at your expense
  • Adaptil Spray for Anxious Dogs – $3 per spray
  • Chewing Pipes or Hoses – $20
  • Destroying Bed Mat – $50
  • Destroying Wire on Pens – $100
  • Destroying Wading Pool  – $20
  • Destroying our Bedding – $20
  • Destroying our Fabric Kennels – $30
  • BPR transporting animal to vet – $40 Per hour
  • Administering medication – $0
  • Photos when possible – $0