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Dog Boarding​

A dogs home away from home

From $64

Per dog per day

If you’re off on holiday, our dog boarding service offers a warm and cosy space for your doggo to stay. At K9 Heaven, we do everything we can to make your dog feel at home including wholesome meals, daily activities, and plenty of love. With an experienced team of fur loving humans, you can be rest assured that your doggo will be treated like one of our own.

My dog Lionel has been staying at K9 Heaven for many years and he loves it. I can go away knowing that he is safe and well looked after. Ollie, Tanya and the team are amazing and you can tell they really love what they do. If you are looking for somewhere for your fur baby – I would thoroughly recommend K9 Heaven.

— Raewyn Goodwin

Set your mind at ease​

How Dog Boarding works

Our boarding facilities are specifically designed for overnight stays. From a few days to a few weeks, your dog will be welcomed into the pack with daily park runs, nutritious food, daily grooming, sensory enrichment and plenty of snuggles with our animal care coordinators. ​

Book & Complete Trial Day

All dogs attending boarding must first complete and pass a trial day .To book a trial day please click here to begin the process.​

Book Your First VIsit

We offer rates for one dog, two dogs and gold card holders. See our full list of rates below.​

Kick back & Relax

Relax knowing your dog is being well looked after and having a great time while you are away.

The question every dog owner asks

Why choose K9 Heaven Dog Boarding?​

Beyond comfy bedding and experienced staff, our dog boarding offers an inviting home from home experience. While our nutritious dishes will set them up for the day, nothing quite beats roaming around on the farm.

A typical day for our boarders involves breakfast, time to socialise, full body observations and plenty of play time. Your dog will also enjoy 10 acres of farmland, forests and ponds, for a wild adventure.

Our Approach

At K9 Heaven, we are committed to providing a homely atmosphere where your dog will feel safe and heard. Our dog boarding service is designed to nurture your dog’s physical and emotional well-being with free park runs every single day.

We know that dogs benefit from being in a pack so that’s why we group them into size and temperament. This helps them build social skills and boosts their confidence. 

We also know that dogs thrive in nature. That’s why we offer 10 acres of parkland, forests, and ponds for your dog to sniff out. Whether they’re confident, timid, affectionate or independent, your doggo will be welcomed with open paws. 

Our Staff​

Not only are our staff well trained and highly experienced, but they also adore dogs. Our team is professionally trained in reading and understanding dog behaviour, as well as pet first aid, to ensure that your doggo’s needs are met at all times. They will get to know your dog well and create fun filled activities for mental stimulation and sensory enrichment. On top of that, they will also be on hand to give heaps of cuddles.

Spaces

Your dogs safety and happiness is paramount to us, which is why spaces are strictly limited to ensure all dogs receiving ample supervision and one on one time with our staff. We offer 4 indoor play parks that are always supervised by experienced animal care coordinators, plus free farm runs on our 10 acres of parkland, forests and ponds to ensure your dog has a fun and enriching day, filled with games, naps, snacks and lots of love!

Your dog deserves the best

Dog parents often ask us...

K9 Heaven is unlike any other dog daycare centre in Auckland! We’ve taken every precaution when it comes to the safety, design and maintenance of our state-of-the-art facility. We have the highest safety standards in the industry.

For boarding, drop off is between 7am-4pm and pick up before 12pm. Pick ups after 12pm will incur a late checkout fee of $54.

Yes please. We have an online portal where you can make bookings for daycare and boarding or this can be done via email.

  • We kick off our day at 7am. This is when daycare dogs come in and boarding dogs are fed.
  • We allow them time to wake up, eat, do their toilet business and then assign them to their play area. This will be with their mates who are of similar size and temperament. 
  • They’ll then settle into their yard, meeting new buddies who have come in for the day and night while our team prepare their structure for the day
  • This includes when they’re going on a walk, when we’ll do their daily full body observations and allow them time to play and rest
  • We have pack runs going out all day on our 10 acre farm so they’ll have an opportunity to blast around with their mates on the farm, in the pond and in our forrest.
  • By the time they’re done with that they’ll be nice and tired and ready to either play a little more, or likely chill out
  • During the day, around the other tasks our team do to keep the yards, clean and sanitised, they’ll have plenty of time to give all the dogs some love, cuddles and attention 
  • We then have our daycare dogs starting to go home from about 3pm onwards while our boarding dogs have their evening feed around 4pm. 
  • By the time it’s 7pm the team have cleaned and sanitised, made sure all the dogs are safety in their sleeping areas and the dogs are settled in for the night after a huge day of stimulation and fun
  • While this may be earlier than you put them to be, remember they’ve had a whole day of fun and enrichment with their buds and the extra sensory stimulation completely tires them out so they’re ready to hop into bed.

We provide high quality beds and bedding, bowls, blankets and toys meaning there is no need to bring anything with you. We also want to keep our environment bubbled off from the “outside” so we can maintain our cleaning and sanitizing standards and know exactly what has and hasn’t been cleaned/sanitized/looked after and to what degree.

However, for first time boarders sometimes something from home can help them settle in a little faster. 

We provide high quality kibble with freshly cooked chicken, pet mince and rice during their stay. This is included in our pricing. If your dog has a special diet or allergies, you may bring your own food. Please have everything labeled with clear instructions for us to follow.

Dogs are grouped in order of size and temperament. This means small dogs with small dogs and larger dogs with larger dogs. We also segment them based on temperament as well so we’ll have calm dogs with calm dogs and playful dogs with playful dogs to help balance out the energy.

Our team is always monitoring the dogs to understand what they need. There is enough area in each play area for doggos who are tired to sleep. If there are a rowdy few we will be sure to manage that appropriately so all the doggos get what they need.

We always have at least one of our team monitoring the dogs in our yards. Our team are trained in reading and understanding dog behavior and acting appropriately to ensure all the dogs are safe and having fun using positive reinforcement. 

All our team go through our inhouse training to ensure they’re up to speed on all aspects of providing your doggo with the best and safest experience possible. 

We focus on a balance of fun, safety and good behavior to ensure all the dogs get what they need while in our care. Our team are also trained in pet first aid.

Our team get to know the dogs quickly and can pick up on changes in their behavior. If we’re concerned they’re becoming unwell we will make contact with you immediately with our recommendations and work with you to make a plan. We have local vets we can take them to if needed.

Absolutely. All we need is clear instructions on what it is, what dose to provide and in when. This could be as simple as daily medication in the form of pills or as far as an inculin shot (and everything in between). We have a trained team to do this.

Any time dogs are socialising off lead there is a risk of injury. Even normal and consensual dog play could result in an unintentional injury. It can and does happen from time to time but it is uncommon. Similar to a child falling on the playground or when playing sport with friends.

We have a trained team in pet and human first aid (armed with protocols and procedures to ensure we also mitigate the risk of anything happening). 

If an accident were to occur, you will be notified when you pick up your dog if it is minor, or you will be notified immediately if we believe it is of concern immediately. We provide advice on what we think we should do eg vetcare or not and work with you to make a plan. We have locals vets we can get your dog to. All medical costs are the responsibility of the parents.

We update our social media daily with photos and videos so you can see what they’re getting up to each day. It’s a bit of a logistical nightmare for us to get quality content of every doggo in our care. If you havent seen your dog and are a little worried – please email info@k9heaven.co.nz letting us know and we’ll get some snaps over to you. 

Let them run free

Why Daycare on the farm is good for your dog

Your companion will spend the day playing with like-minded canine friends under the supervision of our experienced staff. Our packs are grouped based on personality and size to ensure your companion is surrounded by like-minded and similar-size friends!

New pup pals

Your doggo will have the opportunity to make new furry BFF's through safe socialising with like- minded pups & play!

Sensory enrichement

A farm visit = stimulation for the senses.
New sights, smells & experiences and lots of time for water play

Tired dog is a calm dog

We'll ensure your pup gets all the physical & mental stimulation they need to come home content and happy!

Daily pack runs

A highlight for our doggos is the daily fun of pack running in small groups and exploring our secure 10-acre farm!

Peace of mind

Rest assured - your pup will have furry & human company all day long which is great for their mental health!

All woofs of life are welcome

We cater for all doggos; young, or old. All shapes & sizes and personalities are welcome to have a farm getaway

We’re trusted by dog owners of all types

Here’s what the K9 Heaven community is saying about their fur baby’s stay

★★★★★

Very organised and professional

Awesome doggy daycare, boarding facility and grooming. Very organised and professional and they look after our dog so well. Our dog is always so excited when we arrive at K9 Heaven! The groomer Michael is also amazing!

Zoe

★★★★★

Yorky just about jumps out the window he is so eager.

We have had Yorky and Skipper in K9Heaven for years and we know that we are so happy with how happy they are with going for their day sits or boarding. Yorky just about jumps out the window he is so eager. Being able to have a discount as we are Gold card makes a big difference too.
Thank you Tanya and Ollie

Leone Shaw

★★★★★

Just the most amazing place

Just the most amazing place. Our pup has the best time and always comes back shattered. We recently did the birthday package and it is well worth it! We got the best photos and all of our friends and family loved seeing them. We also quite often will send our pup there because you can choose not to have them crated overnight. Thanks again to the K9 Heaven family, were so glad you were recommended.

Trish Roberts

★★★★★

Mac absolutely loves k9 Heaven

She is so excited on the way there and so tired on the way home! The team are friendly and Mac loves them so much! The facilities are great, she gets to run and swim and enjoy being with the other dogs. Thank you so much k9 Heaven, I feel so safe leaving Mac with you!

Shelley C.

★★★★★

He has the time of his life and comes back happy (and tired)

Having a half Husky puppy during lockdown was not easy. This boy is full of energy – we used to take him on hikes and walks 3-5 times a day, praying he would be tired at the end of the day. Nope. Never happened. We took him to several different daycares – for socialising and to get his energy used up more. Sadly, Zeus got sent home few times because he was “too hyper active” to be around other dogs.. Then we found a daycare with a huge farm area where dogs run freely rather than being crammed in a small indoor area. K9 Heaven is an actual Heaven for our boy Zeus. The staff are friendly and attentive – They recognises every dog owner that comes through and buzzes in and out their dogs with convenience. Tanya, Ollie and the whole team really shows that they care for all dogs at K9. But most importantly, Zeus LOVES going to K9 Heaven! He has the time of his life and comes back happy (and tired). We do daycare almost everyday now, Boarding was swell, on top of that, they do fantastic grooming!

Ellie Y Shin

★★★★★

Loves the socialisation, exercise and sleeps well once she is home.

Indie absolutely loves K9 Heaven, she starts howling as we drive in the driveway. She loves the socialisation and exercise and sleeps well once she is home. Highly recommend.

Maureen Dowers

★★★★★

Thanks so much to Ollie, Tanya and the team.

These two get so excited just pulling into the driveway. The team here is wonderful, they keep them safe and take exceptional care, you can see their dedication to service in the interaction with us as owners (nothing is ever an issue- last minute grooming or tense parental phone calls). The best part is they also come home smelling lovely and clean after an action packed day of running around with their friends. Thanks so much to Ollie, Tanya and the team.

Sean Frater

★★★★★

I never worry about him while at work. It is like his 2nd home.

Absolutely love the team at K9 Heaven. Louie Boxer attends daycare whenever I am working and comes home happy and tired-often falling asleep on the way home! I love seeing photos everyday of the adventures he gets up to while there, with acres of land to explore, even a lake for a mid winter swim! Always coming home smelling fresh, he receives a wash if he gets muddy from his adventures. He is so well looked after by genuinely caring people, I never worry about him while at work. It is like his 2nd home. Highly recommend to anyone!

Kiwibird 74

★★★★★

It is a dog heaven for your dog

The team at K9 have looked after our fur pack with utmost care and love, from wee puppies to nearly 12 years of age.  Over the 12 years, we have experienced over and above service with all their team. The small chats about the humorous things they did during the day were outstanding, equally when they were a bit off too. It simply told us they cared, and what more can a dog owner want?  We cannot recommend K9 Heaven more highly – it is a dog heaven for your dog, and always presents a safe, caring and responsible daycare and added value of a grooming service too!!

Nadine Rathjens

Don’t just take our word for it...

Here’s what owners like you are saying

5/5
“K9 has always been a trusted and cherished place for our Goldie’s. The care, exercise and socialisation the animals get is beyond your greatest expectations. I’d like to say our dogs look back whimsically when the team comes to collect them for a stay but their smiles and willingness to leap in to the K9 cars says it all! Thank you K9 Heaven – wish there was a human equivalent : )”
 

Heidi Baker

Stick dispenser for a Golden Retriever Army

5/5

“The team here is wonderful, they keep them safe and take exceptional care, you can see their dedication to service in the interaction with us as owners (nothing is ever an issue- last minute grooming or tense parental phone calls). The best part is they also come home smelling lovely and clean after an action packed day of running around with their friends. Thanks so much to Ollie, Tanya and the team.”

Sean Frater

Paw-some dad to two frenchie pups

5/5

“This is Hudson’s home away from home (or maybe vice versa considering how much his is there). Having a dog who can’t be left alone was super stressful until we found the team here. Ollie and Tania are forever implementing new things to make sure the dog and owner experience is improved. Not to mention, their prices are so competitive and really make it achievable for people.”

Emma Walker

Hudson's private pawdyguard

5/5
“The team at K9 Heaven are awesome and they go out of their way to make my puppy (who is a gentle wee soul) feel so very welcome. He always comes home so tired and happy from his adventures. I love knowing there is somewhere I can take my dog when I need to, where he will be looked after so well.”

Paula P

Riley's private pawdyguard

5/5
“We go to K9 heaven every week, and there’s nothing that makes my dog happier!!! She has a great time, comes home, smelling beautiful, and at the end of the day I get to see cute photos of her. The handlers are all very professional, understand the different dogs needs, and make sure everyone is comfortable in their environment. Have recommended to so many people, and we wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

Chloe Andrews

Paw-some mom to Indi

5/5
“I’ve been taking my dogs here since they opened. It’s the best. Lovely owners, very flexible if I need dog day stay or boarding at the last minute..great fun for the dogs..bush and farm walks, swimming holes, always a good number of staff to supervise. Highly recommend.”

Christine Massey

Chloe's stick dispenser

Rates

We offer 4 indoor play parks that are always supervised by experienced animal care coordinators. We ensure your dog has a fun and enriching day, filled with games, naps, snacks and lots of love!

Note: $15 per dog per day is added during Easter, Xmas/New Years, long weekends and any other peak times.

Per Night

One Dog

$64

Two Dogs

$110

Late Checkout

$54

Gold Card

$46
A better stay for your pup is waiting!​

Whether you’re looking to drop your pet off for a single night or something a little more long term, we’ve got you covered.

Trial days are by appointment only, and there is a limited number of spaces available. Before we bring you and your dog into the pack, it’s important that we get a chance to know each other. Trial days run from before 10am with a pick up after 3pm.

Why do I have to book a trial day?

At K9 Heaven our packs are grouped based on personality and size to ensure your companion is surrounded by like-minded and similar-size friends! To ensure your dog is placed in the right pack, we need to assess their personality and habits.

$65 per dog

4.8

★★★★★

290+ reviews

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K9 Heaven Services

Whether you’re looking to drop your pet off for a morning, a day or something a little more long term, we’ve got you covered. Have a look at the services below or get in touch with us directly.