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August 2016

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August at The Pets Hotel Country Club!

for very important petsWe are happy to report that we are almost through the winter months! There are changes happening at The Pets Hotel Country Club that tell us spring is on the way; the grass is growing, the pony is losing his winter coat, the trees are beginning to blossom and the sun has more warmth to it.

We are also getting closer to the next lot of school holidays! These begin on 17th September so if you were going away, now is the time to get your bookings in as most types of accommodation are beginning to be booked out.

Looking ahead towards the end of the year and Christmas is not too far away. We have limited availability in some of our accommodation types for the main dates so if you need your pets looked after please let us know sooner rather than later.

Just a reminder to have a read through our House Rules so that you are up to date with our boarding conditions prior to booking and checking into the facility. Here are the main points pertaining to the Christmas and New Year period:

  • While we attend to our guests 365-days per year, our reception is closed on all Public Holidays and no pets will be checked-out or checked-in on these days. Cute-and-lovely-christmas-cat-hd-wallpaper-photos-7
  • All pets staying with us between December 24th and January 2nd, require a 10-day minimum stay.

  • There is no peak period surcharge; however, any dogs who must be housed by themselves will incur a single-supplement fee of 50%

  • We require a $100 minimum deposit to confirm your booking. If this is not received by the cut-off date, your booking will no longer be valid and those on our waiting list will be contacted.

  • As the health and safety of all pets boarding with us is paramount, it is a requirement that all pets have been vaccinated at least a fortnight prior to boarding and within the last 12 months, or will not be permitted into the facility.

To make a booking call us on (03) 5282 1286 or to complete an online booking form, click here.

Please note that if we are not able to guarantee a place for your pet at time of booking, we can add them to a waiting list, and you will be contacted once a place becomes available. 


Well Wishes and Congratulations!


The Pets Hotel Country Club would like to wish our Supervisor, Ellen and her husband Richard all the best with the birth of their first child! Ellen is due in October and has been enjoying time at home preparing the nursery prior to her baby’s birth. We cannot wait to meet the newest family member when the time comes!

Congratulations go to our CEO, Lauren who has recently become engaged to her partner Daniel! While Lauren received the traditional diamond, we think Daniel is the real winner with the addition of a new puppy Rottweiler, Ava as his ‘engagement present’. All the best with the wedding plans guys! 


 A Day in the Life

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 A Super Yappy play session in the beautiful winter sunshine! This is one of our groups of large-breed social dogs.

Featuring some of our regular Doggy Day Care and in-house training clients with Pele the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever, Goldie the Labrador, Barney the Airedale, Daisy the Boxer, Cliff the Kelpie and Dudu the Samoyed.

To see videos and photos of your pets while they holiday or enjoy the day with us at The Pets Hotel Country Club make sure you ‘Like’ our Facebook Page and ‘Follow’ us on Instagram!


The Pets Hotel Country Club Out and About

The Pets Hotel Country Club will be attending a number of Pet Expos in the coming months.

We are excited to be a part of the inaugural Geelong Pet Expo which as well as providing Geelong pet owners with a fun day out, is raising funds for some of the local animal charities.

We are also heading back to the wonderful Wyndham City Council Pet Expo. This event is now in its fifth year and just keeps getting better each time!

We cannot wait to see all our wonderful clients out and about and look forward to meeting some new faces and their furry-friends. Details for these two expos below.

Geelong Pet ExpoGeelong PEt
Date: Sunday 28 August 2016
Time: 10am to 3pm
Address: Geelong Showgrounds, Lifestyle Pavilion and Lawn,
79 Breakwater Road, Breakwater 3219
Cost: Gold coin donation
More information: Geelong Pet Expo Website


Wyndham City Council Pet ExpoWyndham
Date: Sunday 11th September 2016
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Address: Wyndham Civic Centre
45 Princes Hwy, Werribee 3030
Cost: Free
More information: Wyndham City Council Website


Did you know?  

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For the first year of its life, an average baby Blue Whale will gain 200 pounds (91kgs) per day.

For other cute ‘Sad Animal Facts’ click here.


The Pets Hotel Opening Hours


The Pets Hotel Country Club has extended its opening hours so that we are even more accessible for our V.I.P. clients!

Monday – 8:30am to 5:45pm

Tuesday – 8:30am to 5:45pm

Wednesday - 8:30am to 10:30am

Friday - 8:30am to 5:45pm

Thursday – 8:30am to 5:45pm

Saturday - 8:30am to 12:45pm

Sunday - 11:00am to 5:00pm

To book at The Pets Hotel Country Club call us on 5282 1286 or visit


Pet Quote  

“I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul."
Jean Cocteau


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Doggy Day Careat Elcho Park Pet Hotel


About Us

The Pets Hotel Country Club is situated at Elcho Park and boasts a history that dates back 150 years! The bluestone cottage was originally built in 1867 as the gatehouse to the Elcho Homestead located on the hill on Bacchus Marsh Road and was part of a 4,000 acre estate.

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  • Thank you so much to the staff at Elcho Park Pet Hotel! This was the first time leaving our Mac for more than a night and I was so worried as to how he'd go! Staff were very understanding with this worried mum ringing to check on her puppy! He's come home so relaxed and happy and just want some cuddle time! Highly recommend to anyone needing to leave their pets! Thank you all from the De Marchi's and Mac!

    Jessie Henley April 7th 2015 (Facebook)
  • (5 stars) We have 2 high maintenance rescue dogs that have been institutionalised to stay in our local kennels. Unfortunately they were closed over a period recently and we needed to look elsewhere. Elcho Park was recommended to us by our local kennels and we travelled down from Ballan to do a trial. Jocelyn was exceptional and talked us through a long list of obviously well established and used procedures they have in place for difficult to handle dogs. We then subsequently met Ellen and Marnie at check in and check out who were equally knowledgeable, relaxed with handling the boys and encouraging of us keeping in touch to see how the boys progressed. We rang every day!!! Our littlest initially refused to eat which meant he wasn't getting some medication. The girls were extremely creative about getting him comfortable with lots of different snacks, food choices, hiding v crushing up etc. They also went to great lengths to spend time at the pens so he would be more trusting and relaxed. Perseverance paid off and for that we are so grateful. They also came home relaxed, happy and very vocal ... sadly no bark issues here!!! I will agree with others that the pens were a little on the smelly side and the facility does look quite tired and in need of a little love. That said the pens we had the boys in were spotlessly clean and there was lots of clean fresh water when we arrived unannounced to pick them up just after 8:30am Tuesday. All I can say is the team there really is amazing, the efforts they went to working with us was beyond impressive and their commitment to the animals in their care unquestionable. 5 stars from us ☺

    Michelle Hocking (Google Reviews)
  • (5 stars) Rocky love there service he never says a bad word about them.

    Lara Wreckers (Google Reviews)
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Phone: (03) 5282 1286

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170 Elcho Road
Lara Vic. 3212