The Doggy Farmstay Boarding and Daycare Facilities in Esk Valley have been destroyed by Cyclone Gabrielle therefore we are closed indefinitely, all future bookings are cancelled, we apologise for the inconvenience.

John and Katrina

Welcome To The Doggy Farmstay at Eskdale
Book BoardingBook Doggy Daycare

A Home Away
From Home

If you’re going on holiday, relocating, busy at work or travelling for business, finding a reliable, qualified, responsible carer for your beloved pet can be a challenge!

Whether you need short- or long-term care for your dog, we can help. We provide a comfortable, safe and secure environment for your dogs.

Our Doggy Daycare is a great way for your dog to spend quality time socialising with similar size and natured dogs during the day while you are at work, running errands or if you just don’t have the time to give your dog the exercise they need. The large spacious purpose built complex consists of eight large fenced exercise yards with trees  and grassed open areas for exercise and play. 

We also have a separate  cabin with a small adjoining outdoor area to accommodate our older frailer pooches . Within the cabin is comfortable bedding for them to rest.

 This opens out into a adjoining fenced outdoor area to allow them to come in and out at their leisure. In addition to the above facilities, we have recently built a separate doggy day-care facility which provides a large secure area with adjoining building and shelter.  In addition to the larger area is a play area for our smaller poochesThe play areas can be opened up to make even larger areas depending on the mix of dogs residing at the time. Older dogs or dogs with special needs enjoy a separate area away from the more boisterous dogs.

Dogs remain outside all day with outdoor bedding in each area for rest.  Every dog is assessed on entry and placed into a suitable area, we specialise in “first timers” and appreciate the anxiety and stress that can occur when a dog is left in a new environment.  We act to minimise these stresses as much as possible and they soon settle in and adapt quickly. Overnight each dog has their own inside suite (unless from same family) with  cosy housing and bedding.


What We Do


Situated in the lovely Eskdale rural district just outside Napier, where peace and tranquility set the scene for your pets holiday. They will enjoy the outdoors and have fun with their mates, new or old. A great environment where you will know your pet will be happy and content.

Day Care

Our Doggy Daycare is a place where owners are pulled through the front door by super excited dogs keen to begin a day of fun and play.  Don’t leave your dog at home during the day when there is so much fun to be had. We strive to create an environment where your dog can have as much fun as possible!

Thank you so much for giving Hunter all the love and cuddles he needed when we were not at home! Will recommend you without a doubt!

Irene van Dyk

Retired NZ Ferns Super Star, Picking up Hunter