Dog Accommodation



Each dog has an individual kennel, unless requested otherwise by the owner. Each kennel is separated by solid partitions of washable material to facilitate cleaning and disinfecting. The sleeping area is protected from rain and wind, and are cool and ventilated. The outside exercise run has weld mesh dividers with wire overhead to curtail escape artists. The wire is covered with shade cloth to give shade and comfort. Dogs are placed appropriately to reduce noise and we allocate suitable neighbours. The entire area is concreted with adequate drainage.


The kennels are separated into in five banks. Two of these banks are only for the small dogs and they have their own exercise areas. In order to comply with noise regulations, they do not face each other. This helps reduce noise from excited barking.

For the same reason, ARRIVAL AND COLLECTION TIMES must be strictly adhered to. We are open for drop off between 8am and 12pm or 2pm and 5pm. Pick-ups between 8am and 12pm or between 2pm and 5.30pm.


Each kennel is supplied with a trampoline bed. 

We discourage bringing bedding and toys from home. We have plenty of blankets and toys available here.

Dogs often bring items out of their kennels or even chew and destroy them. Royal Rover cannot be held responsible for the non-return of items brought from home.

If you really feel it necessary to bring bedding or items from home, we will endeavour to have them washed and ready for you on your return providing they are clearly labelled with your name. Waterproof markers are available in our reception office. HOWEVER you will be asked to sign a waiver, releasing Royal Rover from any responsibility should the item/s be lost or destroyed.


In colder months we are more than happy for you to bring a jacket for your dog/s. A jacket should easily fit over the dog’s head and secure around it’s tummy with a single strap.

Please keep in mind that there are times we need to take jackets on and off 40 or 50 dogs. For this reason, jumpers with sleeves/armholes will not be used.

We will endeavour to have jackets washed and ready for you on your return provided they are clearly labelled with your name. Waterproof markers are available in our reception office.


Kennels are fitted with a secure closing device that cannot be opened by the dogs, but allows ready access in the event of an emergency. Security fences are in place between banks to prevent escape of dogs. The entire compound is enclosed with six foot chain wire with a lockable gates to prevent unauthorized entry with an Alarm system at the main gate. Provision is made for bitches in season of which we need to be informed.


Please remember to bring: 

  • C5 vaccination paperwork
  • a lead to take your dog from the car to the office and to the kennels, (then take it with you.) 
  • A jacket if necessary
  • A flea/tick treatment (if not purchasing from us)
  • Any necessary medication
  • Payment or Proof of payment  


We look forward to providing top quality care for your furry family member/s one day

Cheers, Deb & Matt