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About Us

Pets Country Club is located at Elcho Park and boasts a history that dates back 150 years! The bluestone cottage was originally built in 1867 as the gatehouse to the Elcho Homestead on Bacchus Marsh Road, and was part of a 4,000 acre estate.


While the whole estate has performed various functions over the years, the property at 170 Elcho Road has served as a boarding establishment for dogs since the 1960s.

Now in its latest reincarnation, Pets Country Club is still very much a family business! The Hill family have owned and run this business since 1996, and they are renowned for the expert care and service they provide to all their clients.


With deep roots in the pet care industry, the Hill family has a proud history of shaping and implementing policies across various fields, including veterinary care and dog training, and the specialised training of service dogs.

In addition to their commitment to Pets Country Club, the family has also successfully built and operated a pet hotel business from conception to reality. They ran this venture, 'The Pets Hotel' in Port Melbourne, for 12 years before ultimately handing it over to new owners.   


This expertise has been combined with years of research and planning to deliver local pet owners with a facility that offers maximum comfort and safety for their furry friends. The facility has been designed to ensure the very best for pets and peace of mind for owners. At Pets Country Club, V.I.P stands for Very Important Pets and Very Important People.  

Every facet of the facility has been designed for that purpose, with some of our key features including:

  • Numerous dog-safe play areas.

  • Luxury Suites furnished with flat-screen TV’s available to cater for the most discerning of customers.

  • Super-premium quality food supplied to all pets.

  • Convenient location just off the Geelong Ring Road.

  • Extensive operating hours.

  • Sanitary flooring materials to enable efficient cleaning processes.

  • 24-hour video and personnel surveillance to ensure uncompromised safety for pets and staff.

  • Continuous monitoring, comprehensive documentation, and daily health assessments for pets.

  • A huge range of hotel services for the enjoyment of our Very Important Pets, and to make life easier for their Very Important People.


Since 1996, the Hill family has been at the forefront of pet care, shaping the industry into what it is today. Join us at Pets Country Club, where every pet's happiness and wellbeing are our top priority.

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