Dog and Cat Boarding

At Longtail Pet Motel each pet is regarded as an individual and cared for accordingly.
After all, your pet is used to being given individual care and attention at your place, so it makes sense to choose a pet motel which provides individual facilities for each guest.

Individual Housing

Longtail Pet Motel Hamilton Boarding Kennels & Cattery
Longtail Pet Motel Hamilton Boarding Kennels & Cattery

Unlike most other boarding kennels, at Longtail Pet Motel your pet will be individually housed in its own secure enclosure, allowing it to relax without the constant stressful presence of other animals adding to the anxiety of finding itself in an alien environment.

Reducing stress levels is extremely important to the health and well-being of your pet. Longtail's emphasis on individual care is designed to create a home away from home for each animal.

Clients are welcome to bring along baskets and bedding normally used by their pets but are requested to clearly name tag these items. Preferably do not bring along bean bag style bedding.

Individual Exercise

Longtail Pet Motel Hamilton Boarding Kennels & Cattery
Longtail Pet Motel Hamilton Boarding Kennels & Cattery

Daily exercise periods also serve as health checks and comfort sessions for each pet on a one to one basis. Your pet will be spoken to by name while being patted, cuddled and reassured that you will be returning soon.

Dogs are let loose individually to exercise twice daily in spacious, secure, grassed or all weather surface enclosures; allowing them to run around and toilet naturally without being intimidated by other dogs. You can request your pet to be matched up with a paw mate if you wish them to have more interactive fun.

During each exercise period your pets living quarters are hygienically cleaned and any soiled bedding removed for washing.

Strict standards or cleanliness are adhered to at all times at Longtail Pet Motel

Individual Feeding

Longtail Pet Motel feed fresh beef and quality dry foods to their guests

Each pet is served individually to ensure they receive their full ration.

All food supplied by Longtail Pet Motel is of the highest standard. We have a strong emphasis on quality nutrition and ingredients because we know that good nutrition is vital for your pet's overall health and wellbeing.

A correctly nourished dog or cat will not only look healthy, it will also show in their behaviour. It's for these reasons that we choose to feed them fresh beef as the main part of the diet with dry food being added to it.

For pets that have their own special diets and dietary requirements, we are more than happy to feed that. Our dedicated and talented staff can adapt to your pet's unique feeding requirements and needs.

Your pet will also be fed individually as well to ensure that your pet receives a full ration. Fresh water is also supplied.

Arrival & Departure Procedure

On arrival at Longtail Pet Motel your pets health, diet and any behavioural problems are discussed and entered on our files.
You are then welcome to escort your pet to its individual living quarters. In many cases this helps allay fears held by animals as well as owners.

Please remember to bring your pets current vaccination card with you.

On returning for your pet, please have payment ready before our staff collect your pet. This will ensure you are able to give your full attention to your pet who will be excited to see you and may take some controlling around other pets, people and vehicles.

Longtail Pet Motel Hamilton Boarding Kennels & Cattery

Pet Boarding Costs

Charges conclude at 10am each day. Collect your pet before 10am and you will not be charged for that day.

Terms and Conditions PDF


Payment can be made by:

  • Cash
  • EFT-POS or
  • Cheque

We are unable accept Credit Cards.

Pet Boarding Costs

Cats $14 / Day


  • Small (up to 5kg) $22 / Day
  • Medium (5-19kg) $23 / Day
  • Large (20kg+) $24 / Day
  • Dog Day Care Only $17 / Day

* For other animals please call us and discuss.

Other Costs

Medication / Special Diets from $2 / Day

Statutory Holidays Surcharges:
$5/dog & $3/cat per stat day

Christmas & New Years
Minimum Stay

This is our busiest time of the year and a minimum a 10 day stay applies to all bookings over the Christmas break from the 20th of December to the 10th of January.

Shorter bookings over this time will be accepted, subject to availability, up to the 1st of December each year

Please Note: We are Closed Christmas Day and there is a Statutory Holidays Surcharge of $5/dog & $3/cat per day

Drop off & Collection

Access to Longtail Pet Motel outside these hours is by appointment only and will incur a fee. We do have special arrangements around long weekends and Christmas.

Drop off and collection times
8am-10am and 4pm-6pm daily

Closed Christmas Day

Fees for pickup outside normal hours

  • with appointment $15
  • WITHOUT appointment $25

Dog Grooming

Standard Wash and Dry

  • Small (up to 5kg) $30
  • Medium (5-19kg) $35
  • Large (20kg+) $40

Extra charge for long or difficult coats.

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