Daisy Downs is Social Networking for Dogs!
Updated August 2023: Our Wait List is Now Open for new dogs to go through our intake process. Any potential new dogs must be human friendly, dog social with no aggression or separation anxiety issues and go through our introduction process. We are currently booking new dog intro sessions about a month or so in advance so we appreciate your patience. Please see our FAQs below for more information.
Thank you for your understanding.
Does your dog want to have a good time playing with friends while you're away? Does your dog have any special needs that would be best in the hands of experienced and professional dog care givers? Are you looking for the best place for your dog to board where they will receive lots of outdoor social time and premium quality food and snacks? You've come to the right place!
Why Daisy Downs?
Safe - Owners live right on site and this is their full time profession to make sure that your dog is happy and safe while in our care. We are Canine First Aid and Trauma Care Certified!
Experience - We are full time dog professionals with over 18 years of professional dog experience. Owners have certificates in Professional Daycare and Kennel Management as well as Master Dog Trainer and Behaviour Specialist Diplomas and dozens of specialised certificates in dog care and training including positive based Military & Police K9 Training and specific dog behaviour issues.
Comfort - Sleeping areas are large and comfortable with raised kurunda beds and lots of comfy fleecy blankets and fresh water is always available.
Fun - Your dog will be able to play with other dogs in like-minded play groups outside in a beautiful rural setting. What better way to spend time with us - making friends and playing every day!
Caring - We take a hands-on approach with all our guests and provide love, cuddles and individual attention to make them feel more at home and more comfortable while staying with us.
Quality - We feed only the best to your dog while they are in our care! Delicious premium quality Acana Prairie Poultry dog food is provided to all our guests. This delicious diet utilizes a "whole-prey" meat formulation with 50% meat and 50% fruits, veggies and botanicals. Nom nom!
Clean - We take cleanliness very seriously! Areas are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised with professional products on a daily basis. We do a thorough deep clean regularly with a professional hot water hospital-grade steamer to ensure that your dog is always in a clean and healthy environment.
Convenient - We are located on State Highway 10 just outside of Kerikeri. We are easy to access along your route no matter where you are headed.
Standards - We adhere to a high standard of Dog Kennel ad Daycare Code of Practice and our standards are rated higher than even Government Industry Standards. We take pride in what we do!
At Daisy Downs we recognize that each and every dog in our care has specific needs and requirements. We tailor our care to your dog's needs to ensure that they are happy and safe while at our facility.
For playtime, dogs are grouped according to size and energy level. We have 3 medium and large dog "Senior" and "Slow Speed" outdoor exercise yards that are easy to access with no stairs for those that may have difficulty with movement. The smooth concrete flooring is easy for older dogs to walk on and there are plenty of comfortable places to relax in the sun or the shade - whatever your dog prefers! For more active dogs we have 7 other large dog outdoor play yards of varying sizes so that dogs can be grouped together in like-minded play styles, thereby reducing stress and keeping dogs happy and comfortable. All yards have access to sun and shade, resting beds, toys and play equipment to bounce around on.
A separate section of the kennel is designed just for small dogs - it has cozier kennel runs and special escape-proof small dog fencing. We offer two smaller concrete yards for small groups of dogs, senior dogs or rainy days, a flat grassy yard for medium active dogs and a large grass yard with concrete ramp and play equipment and toys giving larger groups of small dogs a great place to play and socialize in.
* AM Pick Up Discount *
Save on Departure Day by picking up between 9-11am !
Extra Small Save $5 * Small Save $6 * Medium Save $7
Large Save $8 * Extra Large Save $9
Professional carers make sure your dog has a vacation as great as yours!