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AAA Pet Resort Advice:

When it comes to pet boarding on the Gold Coast, AAA Pet Resort understands the need to create a home away from home for your dog. We know that dog boarding does not have to be about being in a kennel, your dog deserves just so much more fun, love and attention while you are away. You can rest easy because the owner of AAA Pet Resort Michael Avery grew up in the pet care industry; you can be confident that he has the experience to help create an amazing place for your dog to have their own vacation. Our philosophy at AAA Pet Resort is to make sure that all our guests are safe, having fun and feeling loved. Our staff are highly-experienced, love dogs and cats and are passionate about caring for your pet as if they are their own. We take pet boarding on the Gold Coast to the next level, making sure that your dog and cat’s overall health and well-being is our first priority. For those people who have a hectic lifestyle and are worried about leaving their beloved dog at home, we also offer a doggy daycare service so your pooch is able to be stimulated, looked after and have a fun day while you are at work. We do not just look after dogs though; there is also a place for your feline friends as well. We know how sensitive cats can be therefore we ensure that we provide an adequate environment for your cat to feel safe, loved and happy.

The Importance of Play for Cats

Cats are one of the most interesting creatures; while they are low maintenance and quite self-sufficient, they can be quite sensitive to their surroundings. From their food to where they sleep, any changes can cause them stress and if they do not receive enough play and attention, it can be damaging to their mental and physical health. This is something we are very mindful of so when it comes to choosing a place to take your cat for pet boarding on the Gold Coast, you know exactly what sort of facilities need to be available for your cat. Making sure your cat receives enough play time is important and is great to keep the stimulated and challenged. Cats love to hunt thus playtime is a great way for them to get their exercise. This is great if they have challenging behaviour because it also relieves boredom and stress that they may be undergoing. Playtime can also be a great bonding experience between you and your cat and for anybody else who wants to bond with your cat. It also stimulates creativity if you have a variety of toys as cats can get bored. Choosing AAA Pet Resort for your pet boarding on the Gold Coast is a wise decision because we understand how cats need to be stimulated. We provide plenty of toys and playtime so your feline friend will be able to be satisfied and feel at home with their minders and their surroundings.

Dog Training During Pet Boarding in Gold Coast

In combination with Craig A. Murray Dog Training, at AAA Pet Resort we can offer you a dog training service while they are experiencing pet boarding on the Gold Coast. Training your dog is important, but it can be hard work, especially if you are busy so it can be hard for your dog to reach their potential. This is where we come in. You can bring them while you are on your holiday or you can just simply bring them to stay for the period of time. Sessions are private and are personalised for your dog so we can really bring the best out of them. We teach them to focus, to be able to read your needs, to heal so they can walk beside you without pulling on the lead, sit and stay from no matter which direction you call them, down and stay for longer periods of times, to come to you and sit in front of you, crate training so you are able to transport them safely and mat training, which is a great exercise to teach them boundaries and self-control. If you are looking for more than just pet boarding on the Gold Coast, AAA Pet Resort can offer you these in-kennel training services the next time you need to take your dog for boarding.

All our guests have a great time

Born into the pet care industry, resort owner Michael Avery has owned various pet resorts across the Gold Coast. However, he considers AAA Pet Resort his crowning achievement. Michael’s vision to create a home away from home for Gold Coast pets has been realised, as many happy customers can attest. Our philosophy is simple, yet effective: to ensure all of our guests have a great time, in a loving, protective environment.

All AAA animal carers uphold Michael’s high standards of care and comfort. This is reflected in their compassionate, observant nature when caring for your best friend

We have a 5 star team

Our enthusiastic team of dog lovers is driven to provide you and your pet with the most comfortable, enjoyable pet resort experience, while you enjoy your time away. Each staff member lives up to this philosophy by caring for your dog’s health, happiness, and wellbeing. You can be confident that while having the time of their lives, your best friend is safe and well looked after.

Operating Hours

Our passionate staff will ensure your fur kids feel like part of the family during their stay at AAA Pet Resort.

Weekdays 7:00-11:00 am | 3:00-5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00-10:00 am | 3:00-4:00 pm
Sundays 3:00-5:00 pm

Closed public holidays
Please call for inspection times

Frequently asked questions

What's the difference between Twin Share and Private during pet boarding?

Each of our five room options can be booked as either a Twin Share or a Private, so it’s still the same room, the option just depends on if your dog would like to have the room to them self or if they’d prefer to share that room with a friend. With dogs who do not live together at home, we will only board two dogs together at any one time, except under special circumstances, in which case you would be notified about the situation prior to boarding.

How do you match the dogs for Twin Share?

If you have a dog who thoroughly enjoys the company of another dog, the Twin Share option may be suitable. We match dogs in the Twin Share option according to size and temperament, so if you have a small, calm dog, your dog would be matched with another dog who is small, who would like to integrate but not be too over the top during play. If you have a large, playful dog, your dog would be matched to someone who wouldn’t mind playing the day away with your dog. There are endless combinations of pet traits.

Is there always a dog match available at your pet resort?

There are instances where you may book your dog into a Twin Share room, but we may not have a dog boarding with us during that time who is suitable to share the room with your dog (Eg. Dogs got alone but one was much more playful than the other). If this occurs, we will be in touch with you to let you know that we weren’t able to find a match. When dogs are matched up, sometimes the dates that their booking goes for does not align. Your dog may be here for seven days, and their initial match may only be here for the first three days. The introduction process begins again once their first match has left.

What is the introduction process for the dog boarding?

We are very particular about which dogs share with one another, and our introduction process can take up to 3 or 4 hours. It’s most certainly not something we take lightly as we must ensure that both guests will feel comfortable being with one another during their stay. If there are any signs of anti-social behaviour from either dog, the introduction progress is ceased immediately.

If your dog has never boarded with us before, it’s highly recommended to book them a Private room so that you know the room is readily available for them to have them self should they require it. It’s very easy for us to change to a Twin Share, but due to availability, it’s not always easy for us to do it the other way around. Please get in touch with us if you’re unsure about which option is best for your dog.

Why are vaccinations important in Boarding Kennels or Pet Resorts on the Gold Coast?

If you’re looking for cat or dog boarding on the Gold Coast, your pet will be required to have current vaccination records. A good dog hotel on the Gold Coast will always protect all its canine and feline guests by making sure they are all up-to-date on their shots and healthy. Puppies and kittens require three initial vaccinations when they’re very young and then annual booster vaccinations and check-ups for life. Our requirements are C5 in dogs, and F3 in cats, and these vaccinations need to be conducted within the last 12 months, but not within 10 days of the arrival date to our resort. Be sure to ask your vet if you have any questions about your pet’s full protection and contact our friendly team to find out more about the vaccination requirements.

I want to say a big 'thank you' to that looked after my princess, Heidi. Normally, a dog would lose weight while in boarding, but if you send your dog here, he will come back with holiday kilos, as well as be taken care of just as they are at home. Will be bringing Heidi back next time!


Just picked up Roxy and Havoc after two weeks overseas. They had a wonderful time, and the feedback I received on my dogs was fabulous. The staff spent a lot of time with them, so there will be a few more holidays for me, knowing my babies are in excellent hands.


We have taken Mischy there several times now and we can leave her knowing that she will be looked after by some wonderful staff. Sometimes we wonder if she wants to come home or stay with the girls. We would recommend AAA Pet Resort to anyone and everyone.


Leaving your pet can be very nerve racking, but AAA Pet Resort were very professional and made it easy to do. They were contactable while we were away and took photos of our gorgeous girl for us to see. When we saw her face we were confident she was being cared for in the right hands.


Ace and Rose has had three stay's now the latest being the longest. They looked very healthy and happy when we collected them. Thank you AAA Pet Resort for taking fantastic care of our two fur babies!