Once Upon a Time….
Nathalia Boarding Kennels & Cattery opened it’s doors in early 2000.
After much thought and research into different Kennel styles, the owner (Madeleine Keil) decided on the open plan socialisation style (a rarity). Madeleine, an avid and knowledgeable dog owner, wanted to create an environment where she would be 100% comfortable to leave her own pets – where they could spend all day socialising and enjoying plenty of mental and physical stimulation; an establishment where animals are excited to attend and pet owners can go away on holidays stress-free knowing their furry family members were well cared for.
From humble beginnings (two yards and a handful of boarders), Madeleine’s dream became a reality, and now we care for an average of 45 dogs and 15 cats per day. Guests come to us from as far as Geelong, Melbourne, southern NSW and everywhere in-between. Dogs and cats enjoy their holidays at Madeleine’s dream Kennels.
If your pet could speak…
And we know they do, via their eyes, ears, tail and body movements… they would tell you that Nathalia Boarding Kennels and Cattery is a cool place to stay. In fact, our regulars are always super excited when they arrive for another holiday.
We provide a structured environment where our guests (your pet) spend their days playing with old friends or making new ones, enjoying the facilities, eating quality food and sleeping soundly after an energetic day. (A tired dog is a happy dog). They sleep in comfy and squeaky clean sleeping quarters. Weather permitting, our guests can play and socialise for up to eight hours a day.
Our friendly and animal loving staff have many years experience caring for dogs and cats of every description, size, temperament and character, and they know how to match up playmates and keep a careful eye on yards to ensure everything is just paw-fect (while keeping our lovely grounds ship-shape).
A difficult choice made easy…
Deciding on where to leave your loved one can be a very difficult decision and while it is ultra important that your pet is happy, we know that it is paramount that the humans feel comfortable too. That is why we provide inspections of our facility, so you can check us out before making a decision. Our friendly staff can assist you at 11am on any day – all you need to do is to call in advance to book an appointment.
We are really excited about our NEW on-line booking system! You are invited to create your account – it is easy to use and very intuitive. We only ask that you be patient with us as we transition from one booking system (paper) to another (online). Create your account at: