We left our two dogs, Oscar and Jarrah, with Chris, Petra and Jess for a month while we went to Cape York. I checked dog boarding places from the Sunshine Coast to Cairns, and chose K9 River Retreat because they were so helpful, and made sure that both dogs were comfortable and well looked after. Oscar is 14 years old, blind and going deaf, and Jarrah is active, loves people and dogs, so the personalised service at K9 River Retreat was perfect for us. Both dogs came home very happy and had a great time there. Receiving updates and photos was wonderful. I'd highly recommend them to anybody.
Will never send my girl anywhere else. She gets so excited to see Chris or Petra and is more than happy to stay in the car with them when I'm picking her up!! She has such a ball and I believe is in the best care she could be while I'm away.
My skoobi stayed at this resort coming up to 4 times. It’s a marvelous resort. Chris and Petra really care for the dogs like there own. Skoobi loves being there and I can feel confident and happy and relaxed leaving him.
The team at K9 River Retreat gave Abby the best holiday she could have had without us! The opportunity for a little bit of home comfort for her was much appreciated after 4 months 'roughing' it away from her own lounge at our former home. And she came back to us fitter than when she left which is fantastic. Thanks guys.
So very happy with this retreat for Crystal. One happy little dog. Would recommend for anyone. The personal attention to each individual dogs needs is so much appreciated. The fact that Crystal did not have to spend her time in a kennel but could roam around is a significant factor. THE BEST PLACE I HAVE EVER BEEN TO FOR DOG BOARDING.
Thank you all so much for caring so well for our old boy Max while we took a short break. I was amazed how he seemed to be immediately at home at K9 River Retreat - I don't think he even noticed when we left him! We felt very happy finding a place where he could be in a home-style setting rather than a traditional kennel set-up, especially now that he is older. He is still sleeping off his adventure! Thank you again and I will certainly recommend K9 River Retreat to anyone who needs a wonderful place to board their dog.
Lily had a wonderful time playing with all the other pups and I don't think she missed me one bit hehe! I felt very relaxed on holiday knowing that my puppy was having a great time on her own 'retreat'. This place is truley amazing and I would highly recommend this to anyone needing someone to look after their pup while away. Petra and Chris are both lovely and caring people and it shows in the way the have set up and run the place. Thanks again, Jenny and Lily.
Swarls loves staying here and is well looked after. Thanks team!
K9 River Retreat are outstanding! Not only are their facilities the best I've ever seen, they are the only boarding facility I will ever use for my dog, Stanley. I can tell that he was genuinely cared for and that he loved his stay. Most importantly I know that he is really safe. K9 River Retreat got me out of a bind when I was stuck in the Gulf for work. Because Stanley was a regular with a local doggy day care facility I was easily able to arrange for his accommodation and transfers. I cant thank you both for that. To have peace of mind that Stanley was being really well looked after, meant the world to me. K9 River Retreat is second to none. It really is the only option for owners who want their dogs to be as well looked after when they're away, as they would be at home.
Chris & Petra have created an engaging and comfortable homelike environment for their furry friends. We book our beloved Cavoodle Georgie in there at least a couple of times a year and it's easy to see he loves the safe, fun time with other dogs his size and temperament. We love seeing the regular posts of what's going on there while we are away, it eases our anxiety missing our little fur baby. Thanks heaps!!
How wonderful to be able to leave your Dogs with such wonderfully caring people. Petra & Chris provide a service above and beyond "kennelling", they ensure a home away from home complete with cuddles, walks and our Dogs had their very own bedroom. Congratulations on an excellent facility. I feel completely at easy leaving, essentially what are my Kids, with Petra and Chris.
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I called hoping to get my dog in over Xmas knowing it was a long shot - and I was right they're booked out but no wonder with such great service! Thanks for the advice Petra, greatly appreciated.
My boy has stayed up there twice now the last 2weekends and I have nothing but praise for k9 river retreat. The staff were lovely and went the extra mile. My first times my dog has been looked after away from me and they were happy to answer my calls and let me know how he was going and even had pics on fb page to see him. Would definitely recommend!
They are the best! Wonderful people who look after your dog as if they were their own. Our 2 came back exhausted from all the fun, play, walking & swimming. Chris & Petra are 2 of the nicest people you will ever meet and your dog will be spoilt rotten!
Peter & Lin Gabriel
Can't recommend k9 highly enough. Our 11.5 year old blind lab was looked after with so much care and love for 4 weeks when we moved to cairns. I wouldn't leave her anywhere else now. Chris and Petra treat the dogs like their own with daily walks swims and loves. Thanks guys!
K9 River Retreat is a true gem! Petra and Chris are very genuinely passionate about caring for dogs at the retreat while owners are absent elsewhere. The dogs are not locked up in cages like a lot of Kennels. Its nothing like a kennel. K9 River Retreat is exactly as it is a retreat for canines. This is the only place I will ever confidently leave my doggy when I have to go away.
Just dropped my boy Odin (GSD) off today places look amazing people are so nice hardest part will be getting him to come home after spending a few days here
My Dane cross Luigi had an amazing time at K9 River Retreat! Petra & Chris took amazing care of our boy. The property is just stunning and the facilities for the dogs are second to none. Pictures were sent to us of Luigi having the time of his life. It gave us peace of mind knowing our boy was in good hands and having a ball! We will definitely be back.
Our German shepherd Walter had a great time at k9 river retreat. We enjoyed our trip away knowing he was getting daily walks and swims, playing with the other doggy guests, and being well looked after by Chris and Petra. Thank you very much : )
Shadow and Archie staying at the K9 Retreat for 3 nights. They were very happy to see us but we knew they were very well looked after. We received photos of their play time which was really nice. I would recommend K9 River Retreat to all.
Hi Chris & Petra, Greg & I cannot thank you enough for looking after our Gemma & Bella. I'm not sure if they wanted to come home as they love their stay with you so much. Because Gemma was abused as a pup we were never happy about putting them in normal kennels but after seeing the way you looked after them we would thoroughly recommend your holiday retreat to all parents.
Shout out to K9 River Retreat for looking after our little Zali for over two weeks whilst we were on holidays overseas. Appreciate the care and love they have for our canine family members. Treat them as they own. Would certainly recommend the Retreat to others.
We had our dogs already twice at the K9 River Retreat and we are very happy with the service and the regular updates while travelling.
Thanks Chris and Petra, Caesars reaction yesterday on seeing you made me so comfortable . Cannot trust anyone else with my fur baby.
Doggy heaven. Our charlie loves it there. Top service. Love ya work. Thanx petra n chris x
We always felt so comfortable knowing that when we went away Jaz was going to enjoy her holiday with Petra & Chris as much as we were going to enjoy our holiday. K9 River Retreat was definitely Jaz's home away from home. The friendly, safe, yet very professional home style environment put our minds at ease knowing that our sweet rescued greyhound was in the best of hands. We were so happy to find this wonderful place. Although Jaz is no longer with us we will definitely use K9 River Retreat for our future family member when the time comes.
Thank you soo much for looking after our pup! It was fantastic to get photo updates while we were away. You were welcoming from the minute we drove through the gates and we felt really comfortable leaving our furry baby in your capable hands
K9 are awesome! We had our husky stay with them for 2 weeks. He can be a difficult dog, but Chris is great with all of the dogs. Jax loves it! Will be sending him again the next time we are away!
Our 2 year old spoodle, Scooter, had never had a night away from us and we booked him in for a week while we took a family vacation. Thanks so much to Chris, Petra and staff for taking such good care if him. Judging by all the photos of him looking like he was having a good time and the fact he was so warn out when we brought him home I'd say he didn't miss us one bit.
Thank you for looking after my girl while I was away. I would highly recommend this wonderful K9 Retreat. Such wonderful service and always happy to help out. Thank you again.
Thanks you so much to look after my dog the way you did. My wife and I wishing you, all the best towards the running of this unique business with All the points of difference. We are 8 hours from k9 river retreat and without the doubt we will return our beautiful dog for any long stay. It is like home!
Such an amazing business run by amazing people - I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a lovely, fun & safe place to leave their dogs!
Honestly these guys are amazing. If there were 10 stars it wouldn't be enough. Where else do our dogs get cushions, couches, bean bags to sleep on, daily swims, walks, great food lots of love and attention. Totally impressed. I was showing K9 photos to our family on the Gold coast and they thought I was making it up. Its awesome.
Best place to leave your dog.
A Massive Thanks Chris and Petra and your Team for looking after both Bohdi and Larna for the last 7 Days!! Highly Recommend this Holiday Retreat for anyones Pound Puppies.
Thanks to Petra, Chris and all the staff for taking such great care of Max during our week away, it gave us peace of mind that he was in great hands.
Chris and Petra were absolutely wonderful with my boy Toby it was a huge weight of my shoulders knowing he was being so well looked after . Toby enjoyed his holiday at K9 river retreat as much as we enjoyed ours in Bali Thanks Louise and Toby.
Petra and Chris are just great with animals. If you want to be sure your pet is looked after well, this is a great motel with really good people. We have a 11 year old german shepherd, and Chris and Petra advised us he had a problem with digestion. Due to there quick actions and also the Kurands Vets, our german shepherd is now 12 years old and still going. If we had not met Chris and Petra we probably would not have our dog today. Thankyou very much K9 and Kuranda Vets.
Thank you so much Petra & Chris and Staff. Another wonderful success with my three precious dogs in good hands and enjoying themselves. They looked great on my return and knowing how well they were being cared for helped me enjoy my holiday too. See you next time and thank you so much for the wonderful service. Sylvia,Rain,Xena and Pepper.
We took our Honey (7year old Maltese cross) to K9 river resort for the first time. What a wonderful place this is! And people are amazing. If you are looking for a really caring, friendly place for your dog, you should give them a go. You will be pleased!
Bonnie loves the K9 river retreat! Highly recommended
We highly recommend K9 River Retreat! Thank you so much Chris, Petra and all the staff who looked after our beautiful Lola while we were on holidays. She was so relaxed and happy at your retreat.... we feel that we can go away knowing that she will be loved and looked after as if she were your own family. It was great to see the pics on Facebook too.
So happy to have found this retreat for Gordon. After a three day stay he was happy & relaxed and very tired! I felt so comfortable leaving him there. Petra even bathed him. We will be back....
I would not send our beloved Staffy (Milo) any where else. We can go away knowing that he is cared for by amazing and dedicated people. Great seeing photos of him on the FB page having so much doggy fun. Thanks again to Petra and Chris and the team of doggy lovers !!!!
An absolute must for any dog owner who wants a perfect place for their best friend to stay. Just picked up Vader and he had a blast. Chris and Petra are absolutely amazing, thank you very, very much.
We took our dog Karma back to Chris & Petra at K9 River Retreat for a second stay. She hopped out of the car with her tail wagging happy as Larry almost before we came to a stop. In fact, Karma was completely oblivious when we left to continue on our holiday. For anyone who has had that awful human guilt at the start of their trip after having to coax/drag their four-legged family member into a small fenced concrete run at an impersonal smelly kennel, those days are over! Dropping your pet off truly feels like popping in to see family! They love animals and it shows. So glad to have them in our region! Your pet will be loved & safe--- and get heaps of cuddles, too!
Sandy and Harry Davies
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