We took over Akuna Pet Resort in 2000 and our vision since then has been to continually improve upon the holiday care we provide our furry guests and to create a home away from home, where pets receive the love and attention they are used to.

It’s a place where pet parents can leave their furry kids without worrying or feeling guilty.

Building our New Pet Resort

In 2008 Akuna opened its doors to the new Pet Hotel, providing resort-style dog & cat boarding facilities that catered for well-loved pets accustomed to the comforts of living indoors. Hotel rooms, grass yards, music, snuggly bedding and activities like one-on-one playtimes and bushwalks means our doggy guests are safe, warm, happy & having fun.  Our cat guests benefited as well, enjoying the luxury of a beautiful indoor living room cattery with an attached leafy, garden courtyard in which to explore and sunbake. It’s simply purrrrrfect for a pampered holiday.

Opening our New Water Fun Park

In Dec 2014 we officially opened our “Doggy Water Fun Park”.

We purpose built this space for dogs that wanted to swim but also for dogs that preferred to run around under the sprinklers, bite at water jets and flop in the shallow puddles. It’s like a water park for kids but instead its dogs that are having all the fun.

So if you’re furry one loves water than you’ve come to the right Pet Resort because our “Doggy Water Fun Park” is the only one of its kind in Australia.

Care package and special needs

Akuna Pet Resort “care packages” give you the choice to tailor your pet’s holiday to their individual needs. This means you can organise as many walks, cuddles, swims, treats, baths or brushes as you think your furry one needs.

We also welcome pets with “special needs” offering care packages for puppies, kittens, seniors, high energy, spoilt and many more.

Our expert knowledge of breed types, single boarding philosophy and one-to-one playtimes means your pet will be safe, happy and enjoying the cuddles and fun a good pet holiday should include.


Our friendly, pet loving chauffeurs pick up and deliver furry guests to and from their homes all over Sydney, Newcastle, Hunter Valley and the Central Coast. Each pet has its own private travel space, within the comfort of an air-conditioned Mercedes van. Now that’s traveling in style!

We know that pets can be a little unsure at first with any new situation but from moment one our chauffers work to win your pets trust with kind words and cuddles, assuring each guest that everything will be ok.

Second time around, you can expect your pet to greet the driver with much more enthusiasm, because they’ll already know that a fun holiday awaits them.

Animal Carers

Our animal carers are the heart of Akuna Pet Resort. They are the wonderful, generous, loving people who make sure you pet is comfortable, warm, well fed and most of all given lots of love and cuddles every single day. They take pride in caring for your pet like it is one of their own and making sure that every guest is having a super fun holiday stay.

Best job in the world? You bet!

Office team

When you call our office you will hear a friendly, caring voice that understands how concerned you may feel and also how hard it can be to be parted from your pet for even a short period of time. They will guide you through what to expect, note down any special needs your pet may have and reassure you that your furry one will be really well cared for & that in fact they may even have a better holiday than you.

Please feel welcome to call anytime during your pet’s holiday. Even if it’s just to hear us say “Your pet is happy & well and having a fantastic time”. It’s not silly to call and we really do care about you and your pet’s happiness.

Come and visit us

If you’re ever in the Hunter Valley, please drop in and visit. We love showing off our wonderful, world class Pet Resort. But if you can’t make it in person check out our website that will answer many of your dog boarding questions and cattery questions. Alternately you can email or give us a call.

Whichever way you get in touch, we are always happy to have a chat about your pets holiday care needs.

Thank You

If you are already a part of the Akuna family, thank you so much for continuing to trust us with your four-legged friend’s holidays and if you are just finding out about us for the first time, we wish you a warm welcome and hope to meet you and your dog or cat soon.