Boarding Dogs



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YAPS Boarding Kennels hope this page will be informative enough for you to make a decision on where to board your dog in Cairns Queensland Australia .. offering nothing but the ultimate in care and attention.

  • All dogs are housed in individual sheltered kennels  .. unless owners request that pets from the same family share the same accommodation (max of 2 dogs per kennel). YAPS provide each dog with a clean comfortable bed in each large kennel.
  • Each dog is put out every day in our exercise yards ..
    • All diets are catered for .. we will do our utmost to ensure that your pet is fed as close as possible to his/her normal diet given at home to avoid upset tummies and settling in problems.
  • An on call Vet is available 24 hours a day .. however every effort is made to contact your own Vet Clinic if your pet has a problem .. in the case of emergencies our Vet will be notified for expediency.
  • Your dog’s medication will be given according to your instructions.
  • Female dogs in season are boarded only by prior arrangements if adequate space available to isolate from other dogs
  • YAPS provide special attention to their senior boarders.
  • All dogs are bathed weekly.

Vaccinations Compulsory:

  • For the health and safety of your pets .. all dogs must be fully vaccinated.
  • Pets must be vaccinated at least 10 days prior to entering for boarding.
  • Proof of vaccination must be sited by kennel staff prior to acceptance for boarding.
  • Current yearly vaccinations certificates must be presented upon arrival .. for new first time vaccinations these must be given at least 10 days prior to arrival.

Important Information:

Viruses like canine influenza and cat flu are airborne .. just like a human flu virus, and cannot be controlled by daily hygiene regime. There are over 95 strains of canine cough with dogs- only 2 of those are covered through vaccination .. if you have concerns .. please talk to your vet. Animals including your pet can carry a dormant virus in their system for up to 6 months which can activate at any time .. this is out of your/our control. We are happy to administer medication if required.

Minimum Vaccination Requirements

  • Dogs: C5


  • Fees are calculated on a daily rate
  • All Dogs $32.00 per day if 2 dogs in 1 kennel $58.00 per day. On the day of collection if picked up before 10.30 am there is no charge for that day, if after 10.30 am then you are charge for that day as well. 
  • Due to Penalty Rates on Public Holidays a Public Holiday Fee of $10.00 a day for each animal will be charged (for the Public Holiday ONLY)

Inspections are Welcomed:

  • Opened Daily 7 days a week
  • Drop off and pick up times are from 9am to 3.30pm (later pickup available if prearranged)

Dog Walking for Boarding Dogs now Available

$10.00 for a 20 minute walk with a responsible adult Dog Walker

Please ensure that all sections on the boarding form are completed before hitting submit as any blank sections left the form will not be submitted

If you have not had a response by email or phone within 48 hours please contact our office on 40576373 during business hours

This is so we know which kennel will be suitable for your pet!
Is your dog an escape artist? *
Number of feeds a day *
If two dogs do they need to be separated for feeding
Please ensure your dog/s has some flea and tick treatment on before arriving at YAPS

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