Our stunning new doggy daycare enrichment play area is now complete and in full use.

We are proud to offer this exquisite addition to our doggy daycare program, providing superior play time through enhanced cognitive stimulation for your pets!

A B O U T  T A R A

Welcome to Tara Estate, Canberra’s most prestigious pet boarding facility, set amongst Canberra’s central Pialligo location. 

Tara Estate is set on 10 acres of beautiful parkland and has been meticulously transformed into Canberra’s premium pet resort. We have established a setting we are very proud to offer you and your pets. We are dedicated to upholding Tara Estate as the gold standard of pet boarding in the Canberra region. We continue to improve our facilities, services and accommodation to provide the optimal experience for our guests. Our mission is to provide your pets with a fun, enriching, calm stay while you are away. Our experienced team will provide a loving environment filled with enrichment based activities designed to provide physical and mental enjoyment during their stay.

Located adjacent to Canberra Airport and en route to the Snowy Mountains or South Coast, pickup and drop-off at Tara Estate are made easy.

O P E N I N G  H O U R S

Monday to Saturday 8am – 11am & 3pm – 5:30pm

Sunday 3pm – 5:30pm 

Closed Public Holidays & preceding Sunday’s

*Extended opening hours on Sunday’s are available to allow for late check out.



We have one of the largest accommodation facilities for dogs, cats and all small animals in Canberra and the surrounding region



Our pens provide both an enclosed heated space and their own outdoor area.


Our cat accommodation is heated and offers scratch poles and outdoor sunbathing spots


Our cat accommodation is heated and offers scratch poles and outdoor sunbathing spots


For a more pampered stay your pup can choose our luxury stay rooms with all the best on offer


Wash, brush and blow dry your pet before check out


Our highly experienced animal behavioural specialist can help realise your dog’s potential as well as help integrate them into your family life


We collect or drop off unaccompanied pet flyers from Canberra airport


Soon you can shop for unique gifts and stylish pet accessories to spoil your pet



“Absolutely brilliant service. We would recommend this kennel to absolutely anyone. Our dog goes to doggie day care which is a little known service of this business. The dogs get dropped off before you go to work, play with their doggy mates all day and then you pick them up at the end of the day. We just cannot rave about this business enough.”



“For over 13 years, we’ve been using Tara to board our dogs when we’re out of town. Our dogs have always been well looked after, and they are happy to jump out of the car when we get to there. Our Jack Russell  loves playing with other dogs at Tara, and he looks happy when we pick him up.”



“Our cats have been staying at Tara for several years now. They come home looking exceptionally well cared for, and they cater for our diabetic fellow who requires twice daily insulin injections.”