Situated on 58 peaceful acres (23ha) on the idyllic Mornington Peninsula, Beds for Tails is a boutique dog boarding and daycare centre that prides itself on only taking in a limited number of dogs at one time so it can provide the highest level of care. Based in Bittern, its services include dog washing, grooming, exercise, socialisation and laundering of pet bedding.
Co-owners Christoph Bruechert, who runs the nearby Bombora Downs horse stud, and Rebecca Schwerdfeger, a theatre nurse, are both serious dog-lovers, and Christoph is rarely without a dog by his side at work or play. They bought the business from long-time owners Steve Grantham and Ange Germano as an adjunct to the broodmare agistment farm.
Providing 24/7 care for all dogs, Beds for Tails is managed by Sarah Vaughan and her sidekick Finn, a young kelpie, and they both love to welcome and spoil the guests. With floor heating in winter, misted cooling in summer, large grassed runs and lots of toys, Beds for Tails is the ultimate dog boarding establishment – but it is Sarah’s attention to her guests that sets it apart and allows the dogs to enjoy their surroundings and the company of others during playtime. Beds for Tails very quickly becomes their second home, with return guests very happy to be back.
With people transitioning from the work-from-home lifestyle and back to the office, dogs who have become accustomed to full-time company might get a little out of sorts with the change in routine. Beds for Tails suggests that a day or two each week of doggy day care may help them adjust.
Day care is available from 7am-6pm, and Beds for Tails’ loyalty scheme means your 10th visit is free.
BEDS FOR TAILS
A: 130 Hendersons Rd, Bittern
T: 5983 6772 or 0476 248 243