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About Hairy Hounds Playground

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 while 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 each family’s needs.

Now not only do we offer day care and specialised puppy day care with socialisation sessions, but we also offer training, dog walking, pet feeding, microchipping, sleepovers (in your home or in our homes) and much more. Check out the services page for further details on each and, 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.

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
  • Animal Companion Services Certificate III & IV – NMIT & Victorian University
  • Animal Technology Diplomas – Victorian University
  • Training & Assessment Certificate IV – Victorian University
  • Horse Massage Therapy
  • 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!!

Maggie & Biscuit


Meet Maggie. She has been with Hairy Hounds since 2012 after completing Certificate III in animal studies. She has a…

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Maite & Chloe

Pet Minder, Walker

Meet Maite or M for short. Since working with HHPG (since 2015) she has completed a certificate III in companion…

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Jarrod & Ruby


Jarrod has been a HHPG team member since 2015 and loves spending time in the puppy areas helping the young…

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Jacob & Boss


Jacob has been with HHPG since January 2017 and can be seen out and about on group walks as well…

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Codie & Scout

HHPG, Sleepover

Meet Codie. Codie joined un in February 2016 as a VCAL student. Proving her worth we quickly snapped her up…

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Jayden & Angus


Meet Jayden. We first met Jayden in 2013 when he was completing a certificate III in Companion Animal Studies and…

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Mirella & Button


Mirella has been with HHPG since the day it opened! You can find her on reception and helping out the…

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Christie & Hati

HHPG, Pet Minder, Walker

Meet Christie Starting her animal career in animal management at the Lost Dogs Home, Christie soon realised that understanding animal…

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Gretel & Dusty

HHPG, Walker

Gretel has been with HHPG since late 2016 and is owned by Dusty the kelpie. Dusty was a foster pup…

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Chantelle & Charlie


Chantelle has been HHPG’s groomer since 2016 and has a gentle, patient and loving approach with the dogs in her…

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Lauree & Jess

HHPG, Walker

Meet Lauree. She joined our team in October 2016, is owned by Biggie her rescue Rottweiler and is a wonderful…

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