Read why local Vets recommend us

I am pleased to Introduce Mark from Australian Pet Boarding. Mark owns and operates a very professional Dog Training Centre and Pet Boarding facility on the Pacific Highway Between Port Macquarie and Kempsey.

On numerous occasions I have inspected the kennels and cattery and been impressed with the cleanliness and size of the accommodation, the adjoining oversize exercise yards are definitely a bonus that ensures all pets get substantial exercise.

Mark regularly runs puppy school at Port Macquarie Veterinary Hospital and continually demonstrates his remarkable ability to communicate with animals. To observe and experience the techniques Mark uses in training reflects positive results without doubt.

Over the years I have referred many dogs with behavioural problems to Mark, be it aggression, barking, house training, socialising or simply curing bad habits. Mark displays a caring confident way of educating the pet (accompanied sometimes with a few subtle suggestions to assist re-education of the owner). The feed back from clients has always been excellent.

Mark lives on site with his own pets and obviously enjoys the lifestyle and job satisfaction that accompanies working with animals. It is without hesitation I recommend Mark and his team at Australian Pet Boarding to you and wish him well with his new Endeavour, Australian Pet Cremations.

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Dr Chris Livingston BVSc (hons), DVCS, MANZCVSPort Macquarie Veterinarian Hospital

I know his unique training techniques really do work

It is with pleasure that I recommend Mark and his team at Australian Pet Boarding and K9 Specialist Training Centre. Mark operates a clean modern facility and his enthusiasm for looking after pets is reflected in the behaviour when left in his care.

Well-ventilated large dry accommodation filled with natural light provides a healthy environment for the dogs and the extended exercise / play time daily ensures all dogs quickly become at ease with the surroundings.

On many occasions I have witnessed Marks ability in problem solving with dogs. Having participated in the K9 specialist Training Program with my dog, I know his unique training techniques really do work. Our practice Macleay Valley Veterinary Services often refers clients to him for boarding and problem solving.

The feedback is consistently positive.

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Dr Shae Sullivan, (BVSc) Macleay Valley Veterinary Services

Read why the RSPCA choose us

Since taking over Australian Pet Boarding in 2007, Mark has made extensive improvements to the facility including the construction of a new cattery and obedience training area, utilisation of skylights to maximum natural lighting, enlarged dog kennels and increased exercise/play-time for the dog at the facility. All positive changes designed to enrich the animals ‘experience’ whilst at the facility.
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Marguerite GrayPresident RSPCA Kempsey

Read why our customers choose us

He is always eager to start his holiday

Mark and his friendly staff have a wonderful holiday home for your pets. We have a purebred Kelpie, whom by the way, sleeps inside and when we need or want to go away we know that our dog will be fed nutritional food and looked after like he would be when he is at home with us. He is always eager to start his holiday and happily runs off and when he comes home he is even better behaved and sleeps like a baby. The animals have plenty of space to run and play. The skill and training of the staff is top class and we would recommend these boarding kennels to anyones pet and prices are very reasonable. Quality and peace of mind 🙂 Thank you Mark and your dedicated staff!!!!!!!!!!! See you in June.

Our two dogs are regular visitors to this well run holiday home for dogs. In superb surroundings the Boarding Centre provides a clean and well maintained facility where Zac and Holly bound in with enthusiasm every time. It must be the friendly and caring staff led by Mark, the well laid out kennels, good food and exercise yards which attract them.
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Leo Hauville
Our dog loves going on holidays to Mark’s place. The staff are friendly, enthusiastic and welcoming. Our dog always comes bounding in as soon as he arrives ready for his day to start. A big thankyou to Mark and all the staff.
Angela Hagger
Wonderful staff look after my little princess who always comes home healthy and happy.
Leemarie Cavanagh
We left out Toy Poodle at Australian Pet Boarding for two weeks over Christmas. When we picked him up he was happy and contented. We never had any contact from the Kennel and the staff were not very talkative when we dropped him off or picked him up, but they seemed nice and our Noodle seemed happy.
Emily Jamieson
Wouldn’t leave my dogs in anyone else’s care! The facilities are spotless and the kennels themselves are so spacious! There is a huge area for the dogs to run and interact and they always come home exhausted from playing. I sent one of my dogs there with special dietary requirements and she came home in amazing health, I can tell that Mark, Jamie and the team, treat the animals there as if they were their own.
Leah H
This was the first time we dropped our dog off at a kennel so we were quite apprehensive at first, however, the team at Australian Pet Boarding were amazing and put all our worries at ease. Our dog had a great stay and we will be dropping her off for another stay shortly. Thank you.
Sarah Murphy
Very happy with our dogs experience for his boarding. The staff knew what they were doing, were very experienced and took great care of our dog.
Rebecca Badra
I would highly recommend these kennels and I wouldn’t take my fur babies anywhere else. Mark and his staff go above and beyond and my 2 dogs dexter and Stella always come home happy and tired. I’m more then happy to travel and drop them off when I’m traveling the opposite direction as I know they are in good care. We only like the best for our dogs and can’t recommend them enough
Lok Speekman
Great care for your pet, frendly people
Wayne Hodges

They have a huge area to run and play in

My two dogs, Bullet and Josie, just love going to stay with Mark and all the staff!! They love that they have a huge area to run and play in, and a comfy bed to sleep on when they are totally exhausted from playing all day.

You know when your dog can’t wait to go there, that they are being well cared for. I know I can trust that they are not only well looked after, but they are also happy!!!

Bullet and Josie give it both ‘dew claws’ up!!!!

My dogs love staying at Australian Pet Boarding! They sleep for a whole day when they come home because they have been playing all day long with all the other dogs – it’s like a big party for them! The staff at Australian Pet Boarding are so kind to my dogs and look after them as their own. They were even able to give my miniature poodle a quick hair cut while she stayed over the weekend saving me a trip to the groomer! I cannot fault the service they provide to my dogs and peace of mind for me knowing they are being cared for so well. I would highly recommend Australian Pet Boarding to all my family and friends.
Kathryn Trentini
We love Australian pet boarding, our furry babies are always returned happy, healthy and clean! The staff really know their stuff and are helpful with all questions and issues.
Megan Powis
I would highly recommend Mark and his team to care for your cat’s and dog’s. Great kennels and environment.
Stacey C
Great facilities and dog exercise areas. Dogs always happy to go and stay which means they enjoy their time there!
Tash Rankin
Again had an excellent experience with APB!!! Can’t fault the care.
Sarah Earnell
My dogs have stayed and i have completed puppy school it was amazing and professional, clean and the dogs came back happy and clean! I would recommend the facility to anyone.
Kate Alberry
Mark, the owner of the kennels is absolutely wonderful with all of our dogs when they go to stay. He has been patient in helping us train our dogs and I could not recommend him highly enough to anyone wanting to board a dog or needing help with training. Not to mention all the advicde he has given me with our last litter of puppies. Thanks Mark you truly are the dog whisperer.
Michelle Rhodes
Over the years I have had my staffies stay with different kennels.I havnt been 100% happy with the care.Until a friend told me to try Australian Pet boarding kennels.I havnt looked back.The great care they receive.To know also they get to run around throughout the day, they are not just stuck in a small area.Mark & all the staff are very friendly & helpful.
Mary-anne O'Brien
My dog loves her time at APB and staff have been more than helpful with my new pup. Both will be going back to APB when we go away next.
Jenna Oram
Great facility
Amy Bruce