Where Very Important Pets STAY & PLAY ®

Our luxury boarding kennels are available at prices any dog would want to chase down!


Unlike standard dog kennels, our pet resort boasts a great deal of space and includes a separate wing for elderly dogs and smaller VIP’s keen for a calmer experience.  The pet resort is also fully harmonised with guests able to be placed strategically to ensure that their neighbours are an excellent match according to temperament and demeanour.   These wonderful characters complement each other and friends are made!


At Whitsunday Pet Resort, we have an excellent track-record of success with animal husbandry, dog behavioural psychology, personality profiling, obedience clubs, search and detection training, conformation showing and dog breeding.  Standard dog kennels do not offer these kinds of expertise, so you can rest assured knowing that your beloved pet will be in the safest hands possible.


In addition to our three beautiful exercise yards at the front of the resort (two featuring stunning gum trees – dog heaven!), we have a new secure exercise yard at the rear.  Standard dog kennels are often quite limited on space, but our guests all have a massive amount of room to stay and play.  Our varied interactions, consistent care and conscientious work ethic serve to ensure that all of the guests in our pet resort are comfortable and happy.


However, we know that dog boarding is not just about comfort and play exercise – what most dogs love to do is eat!  And when it comes to food, Whitsunday Pet Resort provides nothing but the absolute best.  Our guests simply adore our range of Advance® & Royal Canin® Super Premium food!


  • Minimum age ALL PETS5 months
  • Minimum vaccination standard C5


Please click on this FAQ’s link for info on:

  • additional charges that will apply for all un-desexed dogs (un-desexed numbers limited).
  • for some of the additional charges that may apply on your VIP’s visit
  • DAILY RATE explained & best way to use us.
  • other questions you may be seeking answers for.

Packages (5) : All dogs – from $43 per day (daily rate), incl. gst *

Standard (B&B style)


Off Peak $43.00

Peak $49.00



From just $43 per calendar day, your canine companion can look forward to their:

  • Apartment with spacious, partitioned sleeping area
  • Framed hammock style bed with bed linen cleaned daily


In addition to the large shady exercise areas, your dog will have one of their very own to use whenever the mood takes them.


Unlike the basic kibble that standard kennels provide, we serve up our scrumptious range of Royal Canin ®  &  some Advance ® products  – proven complete nutritious delicious doggy delight!

  • We also guarantee supervised exercise up to twice a day.
  • Our B&B package suits the socialised VIP possessing even temperament, relaxed nature & sociable disposition.
  • Puppies (12 months and under). It is highly recommended you select the Puppy Enrichment Package which offers superior value compared to additional care higher dependency AND 2nd meal * charges that will otherwise apply.  * See FAQ’s


COMPLIMENTARY – Veterinary prescribed standard / basic medication will be carefully applied or administered once a day with absolute compassion.


COMPLIMENTARY – Hydrobath Spa shampoo on morning prior to scheduled departure (minimum 7 day stay).

  • Undesexed dogs (M&F) daily surcharge of $11 that applies to all puppies / dogs up to 12 months of age. All undesexed dogs (M&F) 12 months or older daily surcharge of $16 applies.


Platinum Dog


Off Peak $71.00

Peak $80.00



For extra tender loving care, the Platinum option guarantees that your pampered pooch will get all the attention they need from just $71 per calendar day.


Everything in the Standard package is included plus:

  • Bedding upgraded to premium hammock trampoline style with ProFleece style veterinary approved blanket (ideal for the older dogs as the surface remains dry)
  • Daily Brush grooming and gentle massage session (special one – on – one  time)
  • Opportunity for a favourite game from home – interactive fun time OR sit together have a chat time
  • Exemption from the aged care charge
  • A second daily standard medication visit
  • Daily Treat worth up to $4 delivered with lots of pats and cuddles
  • Complimentary refrigerated or freezer storage of any supplied food as required, prepared and served by us daily
  • 50% DISCOUNT on a) the undesexed dogs (M&F) daily surcharge of $11 that applies to all puppies / dogs up to 12 months of age AND b) the undesexed dogs (M&F) 12 months or older daily surcharge of $16.
  • In addition, for the discerning, debonair dog; we pre-brush each Platinum guest upon entry before Hydrobathing with specialist Fido’s ® Fre-itch treatment shampoos.  We then rub down and blow dry before attending to your VIP with a routine specialist brush session, and then every seven days with a bonus spa shampoo and routine specialist brush session before departure!  Our guests even receive a delicious doggy treat after every wash!!

Platinum Plus Dog (min. 3 day stay):


Off Peak $107.00

Peak $119.00



A deluxe experience for your holidaymaking hound!  From just $107 per calendar day, we will provide a veritable feast of additional features!


Everything in the Platinum package is included, PLUS

  • Access to a cosy cubby house (great for smaller dogs) and 2nd day bed, moved as required!
  • Premium position accommodation placement profiled to your dogs needs
  • Arrival Puppychino with the owner operators
  • a la carte menu
  • A third daily standard medication visit (if required)
  • Daily selection of premium treats, now up to $7.50 value (Greenies® natural pet treats and dental chews, chicken necks, neck bone) delivered with lots of pats and cuddles!
  • 100% DISCOUNT on a) the undesexed dogs (M&F) daily surcharge of $11 that applies to all puppies / dogs up to 12 months of age AND b) the undesexed dogs (M&F) 12 months or older daily surcharge of $16. So no charge.


HydroBath Spa sessions with Fido’s ® Fre-Itch Concentrate upgraded to the professional grade tick (including paralysis) & flea rate together with a pre-bath brush down, concluding with a delicious doggy treat, and additional post bath groom, when dry.  These spas are provided at:

  • Entry
  • Every 7 days
  • Preparation for departure



  • Complimentary Pet Report Update within 48 hours, then every 7 days, OR (at customers election); Priority facebook ‘character’ photo/s within 48 hours – conditions apply.
  • # Min. 15′ up to 20′ + daily on lead fun walk or easy run (if your pet is registered, we may go off site on a pre-assessed route) # variation in time may be caused by factors such as age, breed (i.e. brachycephalic) general health, enthusiasm or climatic considerations.

Puppy Enrichment Package to 12 months of age +  (min. 3 day stay; min. age for resort entry – 5 months)


Off Peak $71.00

Peak $80.00


From just $71 per calendar day, your canine companion can look forward to:

  • Everything included in the Standard package plus:
  • Essential Second daily Puppy meal (both meals Royal Canin ® Puppy)
  • Preferred accommodation placement selected by WPR
  • Targeted and varied one-on-one interactions, rewarding & promoting positive behaviours.
  • Mental stim / stimulation sessions; for example “Seek the Treat” and similar fun experiences using Royal Canin Educ – a low calorie supplement and educational treat.  If initially OR not overly ‘food/prey’ driven, then session may be substituted with introductory brush, massage, general handling or sit together chat.  Small ‘positive positive’ steps 🙂
  • In addition to normal B&B  package exercise, supervised exercise is now ramped up to include 1 x daily interactive play environment to start to burn some of that ‘we love life’ excess energy and the opportunity to experience and adapt AND to meet NEW friends; PROVIDED playmates are similar in enthusiasm, age, size, temperament & disposition.
  • Physical consideration: Your puppies joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles are still developing in their first 12 months and beyond.  The knock or collision to an immature joint capsule by a physically larger more boisterous ‘play mate’ is potentially catastrophic – both physically and financially. Full throttle long periods of exercise is also not recommended. Have a chat with your Vet 🙂
  • Psychological consideration: Potential for those unwanted negative intimidation type experiences that can frequently occurs in those free for all dog park environments is carefully managed with open play participants typically able to respond to verbal direction.  Not everyone may suit open play and may need to participate in a smaller more controlled session promoting positive progression.  Remember small ‘positive positive’ steps.  A puppy who is terrified may take months if not years to recover.  Sadly we have witnessed this first hand with customers having negative experiences with their VIPs elsewhere and are proud to say we have had a positive impact on their mental repair.  Also see our Confidence Package.
  • We have been advocates of some of Media Veterinarian Dr Katrina Warren style of approach for decades. We really do know what we are doing at WPR 🙂 A sample of some her sensible tips:
  • Additional sessions can be booked.
  • 50% DISCOUNT on a) the undesexed dogs (M&F) daily surcharge of $11 that applies to all puppies / dogs up to 12 months of age AND b) the undesexed dogs (M&F) 12 months or older daily surcharge of $16


There’s more:

  • 1 x COMPLIMENTARY Scentral Park ‘sniff around’ walk on our 20 acres for each 7 day block of accomodation. Session min. 10′, aiming for 15 to 20′ varies proportionately with puppy’s age, * breed, co-operation, attention span 🙂 &  * current weather.
  • Staying less than 7 days? Here on a weekend? COMPLIMENTARY participation in Neck Bone Saturday.

Confidence Package – recommended for timid, nervous, inexperienced & unsocialised dogs (min. 3 day stay)

Now includes Royal Canin ® Relax +44% normal behaviour – ** Proven Results in a changing environment – helps your dog feel relaxed & cope with change ** RC internal study.


Off Peak $71.00

Peak $80.00


We always say confidence travels down the lead, but there is a little more to it than that.


Many of our VIP’s may be a little shy having lacked some of the essential socialization that young & not so young dogs typically experience, starting with puppy school, obedience classes etc. Many of our VIPs are also fortunate to have been rescued into a loving home and in some cases it is unknown what environmental experiences they have been previously exposed too. Many are a work in progress.  All experiences should be positive. Ultimately your VIP; is given options, and then decides, this is ok, I would like to do that 🙂  The process of small positive steps cannot be rushed.  It takes a lot of time and dedication. Ultimately your VIP is looking to trust, to bond and please you, their pack leader.  The confidence package is not intended as a substitute for a training program. However and by popular demand, it is designed to compliment your desire and ours for your VIP to have the best experience possible.  We also refer you to our website testimonials and Facebook reviews, some of which endorse what we are saying. We have previously encouraged dogs from a timid belly crawl, to a confident trot on lead past one or two carefully selected neighbours & into our large exercise yards.  We absolutely love being able to provide positive experiences. It simply makes our day, & your VIP’s 🙂


Everything in the Standard package is included PLUS:

  • Appropriate accommodation placement selected by WPR
  • Targeted and varied one – on – one interactions, rewarding & promoting positive confident behaviours.
  • Daily brush grooming and gentle massage session (special one – on – one time)
  • Opportunity for a favourite game from home – interactive fun time OR sit together have a chat time.
  • The supervised opportunity to meet new friends, first as resort neighbours, then initially on lead in our exercise yard. NEXT, they may certainly qualify for off lead play provided; they are similar in enthusiasm, size, temperament and disposition. Note: Males must be desexed for off lead play.
  • Exemption from the aged care charge
  • Daily treat worth up to $4 delivered with lots of pats and cuddles.
  • Priority facebook ‘character’ photo within 72 hours – conditions apply.
  • 50% DISCOUNT on a) the undesexed dogs (M&F) daily surcharge of $11 that applies to all puppies / dogs up to 12 months of age AND b) the undesexed dogs (M&F) 12 months or older daily surcharge of $16.



  • 1 x Scentral park ‘sniff around’ walk for each 7 day block of accommodation.  Session min. 10′, aiming for 15′ to 20′; varies proportionately with age, breed & climatic considerations, co-operation, enjoyment & confidence 🙂
  • Staying LESS than 7 days?
    • COMPLIMENTARY participation in “Neck Bone Saturday” provided.
    • COMPLIMENTARY Hydrobath Spa shampoo on morning prior to scheduled departure (min 5 day stay – normally 7 day qual.)