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About Hairy Hounds Playground & Our Team

Hairy Hounds Playground was established in March 2007 and was developed to create a safe, fun and affordable place for dogs to be cared for, groomed and trained whilst their owners were at work. In 2011 Onsite Pet Care and Hairy Hounds Playground joined forces to ensure we could offer a variety of services to cater for each family’s different needs.

Now not only do we offer day care and specialised puppy day care with socialisation sessions, but we also offer puppy and dog training, day training, dog walking, microchipping, sleepovers (in your home or in our homes), puppy pop-in visits and much more. Check out the services page for further details on each service. To ensure your fur family is in the best of care, the team at Hairy Hounds Playground have all completed a pet first aid course (October 2020).

Your Carers

HHPG prides itself on providing you with a caring and personalised service. To ensure we deliver this service our carers have on the job training, have many different qualifications in the animal industry (and out of it too!!!) and continue to update their qualifications with conferences, workshops and certificates.










Just some of the qualifications your carers have completed;

  • Animal Welfare Graduate Certificate – Monash University
  • Dog training certificates with Kintala Dog Trainers Course – Gentle Modern Method and National Dog Trainers Federation
  • Microchipping Implanters Course – Box Hill Institute
  • Animal Management Certificate III & IV – NMIT & Victorian University, The Gordan, Kangan Institute and Boxhill Institute
  • Animal Companion Services Certificate III & IV – NMIT & Victorian University, The Gordan, Kangan Institute and Boxhill Institute
  • Animal Technology Diplomas – Victorian University
  • Training & Assessment Certificate IV – Victorian University
  • Horse Massage Therapy
  • First Aid certificates
  • Certificate IV in animal nursing – Boxhill Institute & Victorian University
  • Short courses in canine massage, cat & dog nutrition, dog grooming and much much much more!!!!!

All staff update their Pet First Aid skills annually. We currently have staff completing Veterinary Sciences (Melbourne University), Vet Nursing Studies and Small Animal Naturopathy.

You can leave your feathered and furry friends in our care knowing that they’re in the BEST of care!!

Emma & Friends

Meet Emma   In June 2021, Emma made the journey from Newcastle, NSW to Melbourne to join our HHPG family.…

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Emily E & Friends

Meet Emily E! After completing her Certificate II in Animal Studies, Emily joined our team as a volunteer in early…

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Jayden & Friends

HHPG, Pet Minder, Puppies, Training, Walker

Meet Jayden! In 2012, Jayden first crossed paths with us while completing a certificate III in Companion Animal Studies, undertaking…

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Beth & Friends

Meet Beth   Meet Beth! Joining us in early 2022, Beth brings a wealth of knowledge, having completed her Animal…

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Maggie & Friends

HHPG, Pet Minder, Puppies, Sleepover, Training, Walker

Meet Maggie Maggie has been a part of our family since 2012, joining us after completing her Certificate II &…

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Olivia & Friends

Meet Olivia  

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Sarah & Friends

HHPG, Pet Minder, Puppies
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Sandy & Friends

Meet Sandy

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Mirella & Friends


Meet Mirella A true Hairy Hounds veteran, Mirella has been a cherished member of the HHPG family, since the doors…

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Geeg & Friends

Meet Geeg

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Gretel & Friends

HHPG, Pet Minder, Puppies, Sleepover, Walker

Meet Gretel! Owned by Dusty the Kelpie, who began as a foster pup but decided to stay for the long…

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Tanya & Friends

Meet Tanya Our very own guru and BIG dog lover since 2018. Tanya is a qualified Veterinary Nurse and Certified…

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Taylah & Friends

Meet Taylah   Allow us to introduce Taylah, one of the newest additions to our team! Whist studying Cert III…

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Charlotte & Friends

HHPG, Pet Minder, Puppies, Walker

Meet Charlotte   The proud fur-mum of Bellamy, The Long-Haired Chihuahua, a star of our Facebook photos; rocking side-eye looks…

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Christie & Friends

Meet Christie After working in a animal welfare and animal management with the Lost Dogs Home, Christie embarked on a…

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Chris & Friends

HHPG, Pet Minder, Puppies, Sleepover, Walker

Meet Chris Chris has been a part of the HHPG team since January 2018 and is owned by Tye, a…

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