Overnight Stays


Earlier this year we moved to an online booking system - to book please click this link: https://crm.pawfinity.com/shine-canine/
 (you will need to enter something in the state/province field or it won’t work)

*Minimum 4 night stay applies for bookings made between the 2 week Chrismas/New Year holiday period.  
*We are CLOSED for drop off and pick up on Christmas Day
*Public Holidays incur a $5/day surcharge
*We will contact you once we are fulling up to get a 50% deposit to secure your booking

You want a home away from home for your furry friend, with lots of safe space to run and play, so you can relax knowing your dog is having a great holiday, for a few hours, a few days, or even months – you’re in the right place!

Shine Canine offers a small home-based boarding facility for friendly dogs of all shapes, sizes and ages.

Dogs get to spend most of their day out of their kennels (with access to their kennels if they would like a rest) in the fully deer fenced areas which have a combination of concrete and grass along with some ramps to climb on and jump over, a tunnel and a in summer some paddling pools to cool off in too.

We also have a seperate area which is suitable for small dogs, this includes access into the barn, with carpet, a bed, a couch, a swing and crates to sleep in.

This is something that I have wanted to set up for quite some time now, and in mid 2016 we found our perfect piece of land with a house on it, on a peaceful 1.5 acres, surrounded by dairy farm and only a few minutes out of Whitianga (on the Coromandel Peninsula).

Working with dogs isn’t a job for me, it is a passion, I love being out with the dogs, watching them interact together and spending time with them, learning about their individual quirks and traits.

We would love to take care of your furry friend, provided that they are well socialised (with dogs and people), registered (with council), fully vaccinated (including kennel cough) wormed and de-flead, happy to be in a kennel/crate and not a barker/noisy dog.

You can bring your dogs food (or we can supply) and it’s bedding so it feels more at home, and it can call our place their place while you are away, and we can keep you updated with messages and photos and you can relax knowing your dog is having a great holiday too.

Our vehicle has custom built dog crates so if we need to we can transport your dog safely along with ours – and yes we can do ferry drop offs and pick ups!

Visiting from out of town and unable to take your dog with you?  We had you in mind when we were planning this – if your dog is staying with us you are welcome to come and pick them up and drop them back with prior arrangement at an agreed time.


Overnight Stay $26 (maximum 24 hour period)
Additional Day Stay $22 (ie 2 days/1 night = $26 + $22)
Single Day Stay $24 (with no overnight stay)

2 or more dogs $25 each per night
Dogs must be from the same house and share a kennel/crate
Stays of 3 weeks of longer – contact us for a discounted price

Prices are per dog and include GST

*Discounts are not available over holiday periods and long weekends.
*All reservations for holiday periods/long weekends will require a 50% deposit within 7 days of booking in order to secure your dogs place and balance payable before arrival.
*Please note that there is a $5 surcharge (per dog) on public holidays.

For enquiries or to book please visit https://crm.pawfinity.com/shine-canine/

As we live on site, and to respect our neighbourhood and protect our resource consent we are unable to take dogs that are unnecessary barkers, such as barking when put in their kennel. If you bring your dog and it is continuing to be a problem barker, unfortunately we will have to contact you to come and collect it.