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. Small groups room together, based on their size, age and energy level.

If, for any reason, the communal environment is not suitable for your dog, we have smaller insulated chalets with their own securely fenced outdoor area.  

Costs vary based on the size of your dog, and whether they have any special requirements. See below for a full breakdown of rates.

Communal Suites

Those holidaying in the communal environment are housed in one of four blocks within the main kennel building. Each block has 6 different bedrooms, all fitted out with several types of comfy beds. In these blocks, they have free choice to lounge on their beds or come and go from their large play area anytime of the day or night.

In addition, each block has its own securely fenced, grass play paddock. This space is great for letting off steam or just laying around under the trees overlooking the vineyards. Access to this area is open during day time only.

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. 

In the cooler months, optional under floor heating can be provided at an additional charge, see details below.


If your dog prefers its own company, is a more people-orientated dog, or would find sharing with other dogs 24/7 too much, then booking one of our  chalets is ideal. These rooms include camp stretcher beds and their own securely fenced play area. Chalets are also good for family groups of dogs who would like to stay together. 

Dogs staying in the chalets get to spend time outdoors in one of the grassed areas, where they can play or simply laze about. 

We also have  two chalets with runs specifically designed for "jumpers" – those dogs who can clear 7 foot fences in a single bound.


The dogs are fed a high premium dry kibble food, none of which is beef-based. 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.  

We can dispense medication to your dog, however this will incur an additional charge, see below or click here for more details. 


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. 

You must bring your dogs vaccination booklet with you so that we can sight it. 

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 or Kennel Cough (KC) – this must be renewed yearly. It covers your dog for a variety of virus that can cause flu like symptoms and coughing. Just like the human version of the flu vaccine, it does not stop your dog getting a cough, it reduces the risk of it catching a virus and the severity of the symptoms. Learn more about Canine Cough.​

  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.  

​​​What does up to date mean?


An up to date vaccination is one that does not fall in the same month/s your dog is staying with us.  If your dog’s vaccination falls due in the same month/s they are staying with us it must be renewed prior to coming into kennels.

For example: Your dog is booked to stay from 22 Dec until 10 Jan. Its vaccination is due 23 Jan. It must be renewed prior to coming into kennels on the 22nd. 

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 or Kennel 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. They need a series of 3 vaccinations for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and parainfluenza, and they also need Kennel Cough. They must have had the last in the series of these vaccination no less that 10 days prior to coming into kennels.

Your vet will advise you of the time frames in which the vaccinations are required. 


Small dogs are charged at $20.00 per day.

Medium dogs are charged at $21.00 per day.

Large dogs are charged at $23.00 per day.

Extra-large dogs are charged at $25.00 per day.

This covers the food and lodging for one dog from the day of arrival regardless of the drop off time, until the pick-up day. Dogs that are picked up prior to 11am will not incur a charge for that day.

Payment is required in full upon pick up unless you have prepaid your booking. 

We reserve the right to charge for all days booked including unused days in the event your pet is picked up before the due date of departure. 

Cancellation fees apply for bookings cancelled less than 48 hours before drop off date. 

additional charges

Dispensing of medicine is charged at $2.00 per day.

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

There are no additional charges where food is provided for dogs on a special or prescription diet.

All costs must be paid in full at time of pick up unless prior arrangements have been made, or you have prepaid your pets stay. We accept Eftpos, credit card and cash.



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