Boarding & Daycare With A Difference

Day Retreats

The Bark Inn offers small dogs that enjoy being with other dogs an environment where they can have fun outside together or relax in our guest lounge.

Our dog day care members get to socialize in small groups, play on our interactive playgrounds spread over 2.5 acres, participate in our enrichment programmes and have quiet time with relaxing music. Our environment is fun, safe and allows us to focus on your dog with individual care.

Why choose us?


Our guests have the choice to lounge around inside on one of our comfy beds or couch while watching a movie or listening to music. They can rest on the deck outside or have a game with others in the play area or play park throughout the day while fully supervised and get to join in the enrichment program with our day retreat members through the week.

We have rooms available so each dog has a dedicated space to sleep with their own bedding or one of our comfy beds during rest times, a selection of crates are available if your dog is used to being crated at night.

Read more about staying here. 

Membership Chauffeur Service

We make attending The Bark Inn convenient and handy with our membership chauffeur service. Our catchment zone covers Kinloch, Acacia Bay, Nukuhau and Taupo CBD. Extra charges will apply outside of this zone. Please call us to discuss.

Saturday Social Club

Saturday Social Club is for our established clientele who’s dogs have attended and passed our assessment process. Offering our members an opportunity for their dogs to play with friends in a safe environment while out with their guardians. Patron’s can use this time to talk to myself, ask questions, learn tricks, refine obedience games and more.


Mid-Week Country Club

$40.00 per member / per day

Tuesday to Thursday. Includes membership chauffeur service, see catchment zone.

Get a 10% discount if attending multiple days per week.

Sleepover Retreat

$38.00 per guest / per night

Pick up / Drop off $20.00 extra.

Bath + blow dry available as extra

Weekender Day Retreats

$32.50 per guest / per day

Casual rate. Enquire for information on regular bookings.

Available Saturdays and Sundays.

Saturday Social Club

$30.00 per patron per quarter

Please contact Jo to register your interest.

Maximum 2 dogs per patron.

Invoices must be paid in full before your dog’s stay. Internet/bank deposits must be cleared before dogs are dropped off.



The Bark Inn stocks a range of dog grooming, care and safety products. Click here to see our range.


Peak Season

20 December to 20 January (inclusive).

Minimum stay during peak season is 5 nights, this offers a more settled routine for our guests. 

Christmas guests are required to arrive by 10am 24th December.

$100 deposit upon confirmation of booking for peak season.



If you prefer to provide your dog’s regular diet to help keep continuity for your dog and reduce digestive upset there is no extra charge.

We can feed a variety of foods at a cost of $3.50 per meal, discuss with us at time of booking.



Please Note:

Pick-ups after 9am for dog boarding incur an additional day’s charge.

Any extra charges are to be paid at time of pick-up.

No personal cheques accepted.