M: 0458 962 000

Opening Hours

AM: 9.30 to 12
PM: 2 to 5

AM: 9.30 to 12

IMPORTANT: We are CLOSED from NOON to 2pm every day.

Check-in's and out's are strictly during the Opening Hours above.

Grooming Services Include

  • Hydro Bath
  • Turbo dry
  • Clipping
  • - Breed Specific
  • - Tidy up
  • - Basic clipping
  • - De-matting
  • Nail Clipping
  • Ear cleaning
  • Flea treatments (Frontline)
  • Worming
  • Basic health checks
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Our Staff

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Vanessa – Part Owner & Manager – with Parker & Alfie.

Manager – Vanessa 

Vanessa started her NBKC journey via work experience in 2005. Vanessa is our ‘animal whisperer’ and establishes an instant rapport with guests (four and two legged) and can rattle off who plays with who & what antics they have been up to during the day.  Vanessa updates Instagram and Facebook frequently, to keep owner’s in the loop and provide interesting and factual posts – along with some fantastic photographs (Photographs by Jacinta Scadden).

Vanessa and her family began leasing the Kennels from Maddy in October 2016 – and are looking forward to making some upgrades in the future (new Kennels and Cattery).

Maddy with Josie & Ben

Maddy with Josie & Ben

Courier Driver & Mentor

Madeleine created and oversaw the management of Nathalia Kennels from 2000 to 2016, and established a very successful not-for-profit animal re-homing service during this time. She has over 20 years experience working with and caring for animals.

The successful growth of the Kennel’s is underpinned by Maddy’s knowledge, expertise, passion and experience with animals – and for having the knack to choose great employees who complement the services on offer.

Madeleine is currently responsible for mentoring the new owners and our courier service.

Junior Management Team

Our junior management team are incredible! They all have one thing in common – they LOVE animals and LOVE working at Nathalia Boarding Kennels. You will see at least one of them here, in their purple shirt, every day of the week.

Our Fabulous Staff

Holiday Staff

We have our University and Senior Secondary College students who step into the fray if required during busy school breaks. Helena Bakogianis, Jake Hindmarsh, Clancy Congues, Rachel Scadden &  Jacinta Scadden (the Scadden girls are our amazing pho-dog-raphers!).

Previous Workers

Jacinda with her beloved Indie

Jacinda with her beloved Indie


Jacinda was the proprietor and Manager of Nathalia Boarding Kennels and Cattery from 2011 until September 2016.

Jacinda started as a work experience student in 2005, becoming a school based trainee (Animal Studies) during her VCAL year. Jacinda then completed a traineeship in Companion Animal Studies (Wangaratta TAFE) and a grooming qualification (Box Hill TAFE). Jacinda was awarded the regional apprentice of the year (2006) and won the regional Powercor Moira Shire Business Excellence Award for customer service in 2015.

Our Factotum Cedric



Cedric washed dishes every single day, rain, hail or shine for 13 years (2005 to Dec 2017) and was a true-blue supporter of our great little business. RIP Cedric – we miss your booming voice.


Our Kennels would not be as amazing as it is today without the contributions from past workers. We acknowledge the following people:

Evelyn Scott, Lyn Mitchell, Kellie Begley, Cheryl, the Scadden family (Jacinta, Fay and David), Rebecca Ford, Dana Ford, Jenny Trotter, Kelsey Walker, Denise & Nathan Butler, Paul & Alison Maloney, Holly & Michaela Cottingham, Xav & Grant Bell, Di Gemmill, Daniel Keil, Imogen Dixon, Stormy Guthrie, Leah Bridges, Emma (Flo) Rendell, Clinton, Elvie & Stuart Barnes, Daisy Ing, Kirah Turri, Ashley Henze, Helena Bakogianis, Ann Mooney, Monty Keil (meet and greet boy for 13 of his 15 years), Camilla Wilson, Stacey & Tanya Fitzgibbon & Harrison Hawks.

If you worked for us and your name is not on this list – please let us know!


Nathalia Boarding Kennels AwardsNathalia Business Excellence Awards

  • 2009 – Judges Choice award (across all categories)
  • 2009 Winner – Excellence in Environment
  • 2009 Winner – Business Private Enterprise
  • 2006 Second – Business Private Enterprise
  • 2006 Winner – Apprentice, Jacinda Barnes

Powercor Moira Shire Business Excellence Awards

  • 2017 Finalist – Excellence in Customer Service
  • 2015 Winner – Excellence in Customer Service
  • 2010 Winner – Business Private Enterprise

Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE

  • High Achiever – School based trainee, Holly Cottingham