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You might not get the luxury to travel on vacations especially for more than a week because you have a beloved pet at home and you don’t wish to leave them for too long or struggle to find someone to take care of them. Many people are concerned about their pet’s welfare too; after all, your beloved furry friend adores you and changes to the routine and having you around can impact dogs and cats. However, pets are more resilient than you might think. If you start to travel more regularly when you are able to, and obviously always return home, your dogs and cats will become accustomed to the fact that you always return home to them. They build up resilience and especially if you engage in the right pet boarding for them, they even begin to love that holiday for them too. If you have been putting off travelling because you’re worried about your beloved pet, our Gold Coast pet motel, AAA Pet Resort will help them enjoy their time away from home with lots of food, toy and play time, bedding and love and affection. The more times you bring your dog or cat to us while you enjoy a vacation, the more at home they will feel with our boarding facility; they may even look forward to it and get excited when you arrive at our property as dogs become familiarised with locations and places. Furthermore, they will become accustomed to our team who will shower them with love and attention and ensure that their time with us is a true vacation in a home away from home.

Why Choose A Gold Coast Pet Motel Over At-Home Pet Sitters?

The considerations for your beloved furry friend are vast when you are looking to embark on a vacation yet the choice is obvious when it comes to our dog and cat boarding facility; your pet will truly enjoy their time with us. So why choose a Gold Coast pet motel over at-home pet sitters? While much research might suggest that pets are happier within their own home and that change is a big deal for dogs and cats, they are more resilient than one might think and if you choose the right Gold Coast pet motel, you will find that they are happy and well taken care of. AAA Pet Resort aims to ensure that all dogs and cats are cared for with love, affection, play time, toys, regular meals and fresh water, blankets and a comfortable bed; what more could a dog or cat want in a boarding facility? If you think your dog or cat might experience a bit of separation anxiety from being at home and from you, why not bring one of their favourite toys or several of them so that they feel at home? When having to arrange for pet sitters at your home, there are so many factors to consider and it can actually be more inconvenient than having them stay at our Gold Coast pet motel. Firstly, you have to consider who might look after your pet(s); would it be a family member, friend or neighbour? Will you consider a professional pet sitter from companies and registries offering sitters? Engaging a family member, friend or neighbour might be inconvenient to them at times as they have their own home and pets to often take care of. Utilising a professional pet sitter means having a stranger in your home and someone your pets don’t know which can make it uncomfortable for them. If you use a professional sitter and take your dog or cat to their place, your beloved friend will still be in a foreign place and they might be with other dogs and cats that they don’t know or might not like. When you engage with AAA Pet Resort as a premier Gold Coast Pet Motel, you can be confident in the ability of our team to gauge how your dog or cat reacts with other pets and play time will be supervised and continuously monitored to ensure that it is going well or we can determine which dogs can play together and which cannot. When you use a professional sitter and have your pet at their place, you might not be able to be sure that they can monitor the play time and interaction between dogs at all times.

Our Renowned Service

AAA Pet Resort is a leading Gold Coast pet motel and we have more than one hundred reviews on Google which attest to our fantastic service and care for clients’ pets. A valued client, Lindsay Hall reviewed us with ‘these guys are the best! We have been bringing our Am Staff here for probably 5-6 years! The staff is so friendly and welcoming! They always manage to fit our little guy in even though we are perpetually last minute! 100% confident in the care our pup gets on his stays here which range from a weekend, up to 4 weeks straight! Wouldn’t consider anywhere else. Has also been great to see all the improvements and renovations over the years. From a fellow business owner, these guys really care about giving a great service and shows in how they are constantly working to be better. Thanks so much guys for looking after our little guy!!’ Lesley Grove backs this up with a review of ‘this is the second time Lilly cat has holidayed here. She loves all the attention she receives. The staff are wonderful here and care deeply about animals. Highly recommend’. Another happy client is Tina Ball who said ‘Our beautiful fur babies, Oscar and Lolli, enjoyed a lovely long weekend break at the AAA Pet Resort. They have stayed at the Resort on a number of occasions and are always very happy to stay and are treated very well by the lovely staff members there – thank you for taking such good care of our treasured family members’.

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!