Burnt Phoenix Design
  • In-slab heating
  • Large exercise area
  • Organised playgroups
  • Home cooked meals
  • Apartment style units

  • Open plan cattery
  • Cat walk or assault course
  • Sunny corners
  • Heated indoor area

  • 45 Church Lane Hall ACT 2618
  • 0414 814052
  • franie2@bigpond.com
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  • Christmas, New Year and other Holidays
  • Vaccination requirements
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Don't miss out! Click below to fill out our booking form and get your pets looked after by Fran and Kel at the Dog'otel and Purrfect Cattery.

Just letting you know, Strider [our dog] passed away a few nights ago at home. He had us and the girls with him and he was comfortable and safe inside the house. Thank you for all the care you gave him over the years during his many stays at the kennel, especially the past 12 months when his health had started to deteriorate. He was always very excited whenever heading out for a holiday at the kennel and I’m sure always planning a bit of mischief to give you a good laugh.

- Barry and Deb
My Pitt Bull Jerry always loves his stay with Fran and Kel. They understand his needs and recognise that although he may look big and tough he is really just a big mama's boy! Jerry gets to run around a couple of times a day and make friends when he stays at Dog'otel. It really takes the stress out of leaving him when I know that he is well looked after by professionals who do not have preconceived ideas about his behaviour.

- Lena Bieto (10 June 15)
As the owner of two greyhounds there is nothing more pleasing than giving greys an opportunity to really stretch their legs in a safe and secure environment. The Dog O’tel holds organised Saturday morning ‘zoomies’ sessions for greyhounds so they can extend themselves, play and socialise. The greys and owners have a wonderful time roaming around the puppy park and the greys romping in the dam. To read more, I wrote an article on ‘Canberra Zoomies’ in the ‘Greys Matter’ newsletter. It highlights the use of the puppy park and how fortunate we are to have a safe place to take our beloved greyhounds and take comfort in knowing that both Fran and Kel Harris support the rescue greyhound cause.

- Natalie Stirling

>> To read the article please click here!
I have been bringing my dogs to Barton Boarding Kennels regularly since we moved to Gungahlin five years ago. The dogs are always happy to come to the kennels and they return home happy and healthy. I can go away knowing that they are being well looked after by Kel and Fran who genuinely care for their wellbeing and comfort.

- Nikki
We want to thank you for your care and special attention given to Beso and Coco, on this visit.

From the moment we arrived with the dogs in the back and Frances saying "let's get these dogs settled – we can settle the admin later" we felt comfortable about them and their new home!

We will certainly use your facilities in the future.

- Peter + Jo
Fran has single-handedly built up the Dog O'tel over the past 40 years. The property is more than a business; it is her home. Not only dogs and cats have a place in her heart, but other creatures too, such as birds and the beloved kangaroo. She has nursed many an injured joey back to health.

Kel is the eldest son and grew up on the property. Growing up Kel was into polo cross and his love of horses continues today. He is the operations manager and is a no nonsense kind of guy. Kel loves animals too, particularly dogs. Whether he likes it or not, he has an affinity with them that no-one can deny.

This mother and son combo know their stuff. They have been around the traps longer than most and seen it all. They approach animal care with kindness and common sense.

So, do yourself a favour and more importantly, do your pet a favour and book a stay at the Dog O'tel.

- Family friend.
Address: 45 Church Lane, Hall ACT 2602 || Mobile: 0414 814 052 || franie2@bigpond.com