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DOG Accommodation

Our kennels are set in peaceful rural surroundings, that provide a relaxing

environment for your dog. All of our guests have outdoor time during the

day, receive lots of cuddles and get to play with toys for stimulation.

Generally, dogs at Vin View Pet Lodge stay in a communal environment,

as we find that most dogs are much happier to have a friend for company,

security, fun and warmth. 

If the communal environment is not suitable for your dog, they will stay

in our individual chalets with their own securely fenced outdoor area.  

Any dog who has not stayed before or has not stayed within the last 2

years are housed in an individual chalet for their first visit. 

Communal Block

Those holidaying in the communal environment are housed in one of four sections within the main kennel building. Three of these sections each cater for up to 10 carefully matched playmates, based on personality, energy levels, size (medium to large only) and breed.

Each section has comfy flat beds and/or baskets on the inside with underfloor heating during the winter months. Dogs have free choice to move between their beds inside, a covered outside area and their large fully fenced play area anytime of the day or night.


One of our sections is dedicated to small dogs

and caters for up to 15 at any one time.

Each indoor run has 3 basket beds

that your small dog can curl up in for a

much needed rest after play in their own yard.

We do not mix small and large dogs. We 

recommend a chalet if you have a small

and large dog family and want them to board



Our small dog section is not suitable for

dogs under 5kg in size or toy breeds.


In addition, during the daytime, each section has access to securely fenced, grass play paddocks. These spaces are great for letting off steam or just laying around under the trees overlooking the vineyards. 




At meal times the dogs are separated to eat, not only to cater for those special diets or medications, but to allow the dogs to eat at their own pace and to avoid any problems with possessiveness over food. After all the dogs have finished eating, they are let out again to be with their friends. 


Our chalets are designed for dogs who prefer their own company, are more people-orientated, or would find sharing with other dogs 24/7 too much.  

New dogs to Vin View (or dogs who have not stayed with us in the last 2 years), also stay in one of our chalets for their first visit. This enables them to settle in, get comfortable and we can get to know their personality and decide what type of dogs would be best for them to mix with.

We have two sizes of chalets. Our smaller ones suit 1 large dog, up to 2 medium or up to 3 small dogs. The larger chalets can cater for family groups of up to 4, and social dogs who like to be with others but in smaller groups.

All chalets are set up with beds suitable to the type of dog/s staying and can include camp stretcher beds, flat beds, or baskets. They have their own securely fenced yard off a covered veranda. Dogs staying in the chalets get to spend time outdoors in one of the grassed areas, where they can play or simply laze about.

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Rates from 01 January 2023
  • Small breeds: $25 per day

  • Medium breeds: $26 per day

  • Large breeds: $28 per day

  • Extra large breeds: $30 per day

  • Giant breeds: $35 per day


Charges are per dog from day of arrival, regardless of drop off time. Dogs collected before 10am on check out day are not charged for departure day. If collection is in the afternoon a full day is charged. 

A minimum 2 day charge applies to all bookings.

Click here to see what price category your dog is in. 

Additional charges

Entire males over 1 year old are charged an extra $3.00 per day.

There is no additional fees for dispensing medication or serving special food that has been provided.


The dogs are fed a high quality premium grain free kibble called Taste of the Wild.

We have a variety of flavours:

  • High Prairie (bison & vension)

  • Pacific Stream (salmon & fish)

  • Pine Forrest (vension & legumes)

  • Sierra Mountain (Lamb)

  • Wetlands (duck, turkey, chicken)

  • Appalachian Valley (small breed formula)

We also sell 2kg & 12kg bags of each flavour at a special rate to our kennel customers. Contact us for details. For more information on Taste of The Wild visit their website.

Where needed we can supplement with a chicken or fish-based dog roll.   The dogs are fed once a day unless otherwise requested or they are a puppy. 

If your dog is on a special or prescription diet, we are happy for you to provide this and will feed accordingly.  There is no additional charge for this. 


We can dispense medication to your dog, we require it to be in the original containers, with the required dosage clearly marked. There is no charge for dispensing medication. 


Your dog must be up to date with its vaccinations before it can stay at Vin View Pet Lodge. For the health of your dog and those already staying with us, if your dog’s vaccination is not up to date it will be unable to stay. If your dog’s vaccination due date falls during their stay it must be renewed prior to coming into kennels. 

You must bring your dogs vaccination booklet with you so that we can sight it. Alternatively we accept an email or hard copy verification from the vet. If you use My Rover, you can email us the vaccination link from your My Rover profile. 

If you are unsure, check with your vet, they will be able to tell you when their vaccinations are due. 

Vaccinations required:

  1. Canine Cough – this must be renewed yearly. 

  2. Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and parainfluenza – this vaccination is on a 2 yearly or 3 yearly cycle, depending on the vaccine your vet uses. Look for stickers in your vaccination booklet that say: DHP; DHPPi; Vanguard 5; Vanguard 5 Plus.​

Important note: If your dog has been coughing in the week prior to coming into kennels you must let us know.  

Renewal timeframes:

If your dog’s vaccination is renewed prior to its due date there is no stand down period before it can come into kennels. 

If your dogs vaccination is renewed on or after its due date the following stand down periods apply:

  1. Canine Cough – for the oral vaccine or the nasal spray, you dog will need to wait 3 days from the date of the vaccine. If your dog has the injectable vaccine they will need to wait 10 days before they can come into kennels.

  2. Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and parainfluenza – your dog will need to wait 10 days from the date of the vaccine before they are able to come into kennels.

​These stand down periods apply to ensure that your dog has built up its immunity sufficiently and that it does not pose a risk to other dogs. 

Puppies & vaccinations

Puppies require a series of vaccinations over a period of time to build up their immunity level to these diseases. Your vet will advise you of the time frames in which the vaccinations are required. They must have had the last in the series of these vaccination no less that 10 days prior to coming into kennels.

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