*** 2017 X-Mas Holidays bookings are NOW OPEN and are FILLING FAST – CALL NOW to avoid disappointment and secure your pets spot***
***Our New Dog “Boarding & Training” programs have just been released and are ready for intake. If you would like to increase your Dogs obedience levels, please call us on          
9722-1202 to discuss yours and your dogs needs. See our Training Page for further information *** 
Please note that spaces are limited on a monthly basis.
We are now taking bookings for our groomers to care for your dogs coats during spring and summer – contact us NOW to arrange a time to have your dog looking fantastic for X-Mas !!

***Make a booking soon to avoid disappointment. ***

A Holiday for your Pets

Located on acreage in the beautiful countryside of Wonga Park, 45 minutes north-east of Melbourne’s CBD, we are a family owned, multi award winning dog boarding kennels, cattery and training facility.

As leaders in pet care and training, Homestead Kennels was established by Rod and Margaret Maruff in 1977 and since opening have built a solid reputation in both superior quality and loving care in their cattery and dog kennels.

In 2017, Rod and Margaret decided to enjoy some retirement time and “passed the baton” to Scott Wendt & Tanya Kennedy to continue the legacy created and to take Homestead Kennels into the future whilst continuing being leaders in Pet Care. With over 40 years experience between them ranging from Dog Training, Veterinary Nursing and Animal Behaviour, Scott & Tanya, along with their committed, caring staff will ensure your beloved pets are cared for as if they were their own. That’s the Homestead difference !

Melbourne is a beautiful part of the world and many of our clients have been with us for nearly forty years and continue to refer family and friends.

Homestead Kennel’s services include:


  • Short and long term boarding for dogs, cats and all creatures great and small
  • Dog training in obedience, conformation, agility, tracking, herding and hunting
  • Grooming. Baths, Nail cutting. Brush out, Clipping
  • A pick-up and delivery service, available Monday to Friday
  • Emergency on-call Vet


One of the proudest achievements here at Homestead Kennels is in breeding our award winning Yarrawon Russian Black Terriers. And when people put years of their life into successfully breeding high quality dogs, you just know that your pets will be well looked after and loved during the time they board with us.

At Homestead Kennels, our guest pets are our extended family and we love each and every one of them.

Whether you are boarding with us or just want your dog groomed, our groomers will make your pet shine.

Homestead Boarding & Training Kennels & Cattery has an extensive history of dog training since 1977.

Our Pickup & Delivery Service is available Monday to Friday between 6am and 8am

Yarrawon Russian Black Terrier

Since opening in 1977, we have been breeding and training award winning dogs.

So why stay at Homestead Kennels?


  • Homestead Kennels complies with Victorian Government Code of Practice for Boarding Kennels. We are regularly inspected by Local Council and have current Compliance Certificates
  • We are members of Pet Association of Australia and Australian Association of Professional Dog Trainers
  • We have nearly 40 years’ experience in boarding kennels, Melbourne
  • Over the years, we have won numerous awards, including National Award for our Kennel and Cattery
  • We have a reputation as a first class boarding facility
  • We have large and secure outdoor exercise areas
  • We provide high quality food, including cooked chicken and vegetables, chicken pieces, fresh meats and dry food. Our own prize winning dogs are fed the same diet.
  • Special diets or fussy eaters are no problem
  • Our cattery has a relaxing secure outdoor areas with plenty of toys
  • You can ask for our Gold Package with customised play times and extra walks. See Prices Page
  • Our kennels, cattery and grounds are fully secure
  • All our qualified staff love animals, enjoy cuddles and playtime with our guests

Our Mission


At Homestead Kennels we are dedicated to providing high quality, first class and expert care for your pet. We will not compromise on health, safety or loving care.


Provide quality services at a very affordable prices.


Choice of Basic or Gold (Premium) Service (see Prices Page)

For more information on our dog training, cattery or dog kennels in Melbourne, check out our FAQ page. And feel free to call us on 03 9722 1202, complete our online enquiry form or make an online booking.