Welcome to RIDGEVIEW RETREAT. A true Doggie Oasis! We have been doing this for over 10 years Full Time (6 years in our own home) and are fully versed with reading Dog Behaviours, Body Languages, and are Professional Dog Behaviourists, along with Dog Pack Walkers.
We are a mature aged professional couple and have both had dogs since our childhood. There’s something truly special between the bond of a Dog and its Owner. Or should I say, a Balanced Dog and it s owner. With Love and Respect this can .. and will .. be achieved. We absolutely are very blessed to be able to do what we do with our own dogs, as well as our furry guests. We truly love Dogs, but also Respect Dogs and give them what they actually Need .. beyond love, cuddles and affection. We give them that PLUS ....... we actually allow the Dog to actually just be a Dog! We offer STRUCTURED Supervised Socialisation to allow this to occur. We are Professionally Trained Behaviourists and we do behavioural training on our own property, with your furry baby, so that we can have all the Big Dogs and Little Dogs all mixing together in our OPEN KENNEL ENVIRONMENT safely and securely. We're very proud of our ability to achieve this and that's what MAKES US STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD! We have access to Fully Fenced Acreage for Safety & Security. DAILY HIKES ARE INCLUDED IN OUR RATES (weather permitting) Our Motto is "A TIRED DOG IS A HAPPY DOG!" Fully Fenced Acreage to keep your pooches safe and secure! We absolutely adore dogs - big dogs, little dogs, all dogs! Little dogs that act like big dogs & big dogs that think they're little dogs .. hee hee. PLEASE NOTE THAT PACK WALKS ARE ALREADY INCLUDED IN OUR RATES. We have over 1.5 acres FULLY FENCED property - 12 mins to Robina, 6 mins to M1. We do pack walks/hikes around the Bonogin Hills & our motto is "a Tired Dog is a HAPPY Dog!" Social Interaction & Play are also top priorities.
We have 3 fully fenced grassed yards (1.6m high with s/steel mesh fencing on bottom, up to 1.8m high), as well as a large undercover alfresco area and a huge pool and entertainment area - so in all 4 separate yards - which can all be connected, or all kept separated. But we advocate the socialisation with both large and small dogs (fully supervised) in our 'open kennel environment'.
Depending on size, age and fitness we would gladly take your furry baby on our daily walk, and we advocate the use of positive reinforcement for training and managing behaviours. When staying for an Overnight Stay, or Day Boarding, the walks are INCLUDED in the fee.
We advocate positive training techniques to keep our own pooches & guests, calm and harmonious whilst in our care. We sometimes use Backpacks (in the cooler months only) & always use our Ridgeview Retreat Slip Leads when we walk all the pooches.
I have an RSPCA Dog Minding (Pet Sitting) Certificate, Advanced Diploma in Dog Psychology and Behavioural Science, as well as a Police Background Check Clearance also.
We also offer Day Boarding on Mondays to Fridays (no weekends unfortunately) with fully supervised socialisation and pool playtime too. Pack Walks are included in the Day Boarding rates. Please note that spaces are limited, so book ahead to guarantee your furry baby being spoilt by Ridgeview Retreat and give you complete peace of mind whilst you are away.
If you would like your beloved pooch to stay and sleep indoors .. not a problem .. but they MUST be able to either use the doggie door (if small enough), otherwise old enough to know to 'hold it for the night' .. if not, they will sleep under the alfresco or extra large dog house.
No type of aggression will be tolerated.
DAY BOARDING * Drop off time is between 7:00 – 9am MON to FRI (during Summer to avoid the heat we need to leave by 7:30am, on our early morning Pack Walk). * Pick up is STRICTLY by 5pm MON to FRI, otherwise extra charges will apply.
OVERNIGHT BOARDERS * Drop off time is after 8am (for 1st timers), otherwise 730am to 11am * Pick up is STRICTLY before 5pm MON – FRI, 4:30pm – SAT; 3:30pm – SUN (we’re closed between 11am to 3pm) * SUNDAY TIMESLOTS available only 2-3:30pm for Pickups * If staying more than 24 hrs, a Day Boarding rate may apply (and pick up is required by 5pm)
The current C5 Vaccination Certificate must be presented PRIOR to Booking. .. either sent via email or text through. All pooches must be completely up to date with their Worming, Flea and Tick treatments also.
=========================================================== PN : we are unable to take any AMERICAN STAFFYS, ENGLISH STAFFYS or BULL TERRIER mixed who are over 6 months of age, whom haven't stayed with us before. UNDESEXED Males over 10 months of age, unfortunately are unable to be accepted. UNDESEXED Females over 12 months of age, must have Breeding Certificate presented, otherwise will not be accepted. MALES that mark their territory or hump other dogs, will not be able to be accepted into our Open Kennel Environment.
DOGS that bark excessively will not be allowed
CHRISTMAS BOOKING 2020
$80 per night, per dog
MON 14 DEC 2019 to 10 JAN 2020
EASTER BOOKING 2021
$80 per night, per dog
FRI 26 MAR to SUN 11 APR 2021
Monday to Friday 7am to 11am and 3pm to 5pm
Saturdays 8am to 11am and 3-4:30pm
Sundays 2pm to 3:30pm ONLY ...
Children at home
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 7 days before the booking at 12 noon. After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
Pet Hosting - May 11, 2021
We’re repeat customers because our girl just LOVES her stays here! Never any issues and she gets the exercise she needs too! …
Pet Hosting - Apr 24, 2021
Lou is the best! There is something comforting knowing that your dog is in capable, well trained hands that makes being away from them all that more relaxing... didn’t realise we would also get a better trained pooch. 😍…
Pet Hosting - Apr 18, 2021
We absolutely LOVED having our girl, Luna, stay here!! The attention to every detail abs set up is amazing! Highly recommend!!…